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Old November 29th, 2018, 04:40 PM   #451
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Ron some time you need to make it back to my house. I have some sweet brakelight/turnsinals you can have they are LED and bright as hell plus I have some extra parts and a wiring harness you can grab as well.
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Old November 30th, 2018, 04:28 AM   #452
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Hey Wraithblade, too bad you weren’t around when I visited Ron. I wanted to see that chop.
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Old November 30th, 2018, 10:04 AM   #453
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Sorry about that, Ron could have called life is just crazy right now would love to meet you sometime. Hell we have been chatting since my first chop here we are at my third and still haven't met. you have my number call anytime.
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Old December 1st, 2018, 04:51 PM   #454
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Once I get my car going I'll stop out, I should have had it fixed a few weeks ago but I don't wanna try taking the starter out with my dog on my belly or chewing on my feet, he has to be as close to me as possible
I hope to get it done by February, having cataract surgery Monday and on the 26th

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Old December 7th, 2018, 02:02 PM   #455
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Hey Ron!
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Old December 9th, 2018, 09:33 AM   #456
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Hi Keith, Nice to see you back in these parts.
Whatcha got for projects?
Heh heh heh - something up your alley for sure! We are working on selling the house this winter/spring - and then will be able to start work on it.

Hint: 986 is a key number for the chassis. 40 is a key number in the body.
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Old December 12th, 2018, 04:22 PM   #457
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Hey Keith

We today I found a way to keep my dog busy so I was able to fix my Volksrod, don't have any idea what was wrong but it starts with the key again

I pulled the starter off and tested it, it works fine, I put it back in and nothing, so I took a piece of wire and hooked it to the battery and touched the other end to the solenoid and it cranked over, so I got in the seat and turned the key, it fired right up

https://youtu.be/1lrKJ_aK26Y

I just need to adjust the valves, its a few hundred miles over due, I kept putting it off because I hafta pull the exhaust off in order to remove the valve covers, maybe tomorrow depending on the temperature



Now I'm no longer stuck at home without a car


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Old December 13th, 2018, 03:50 AM   #458
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I pulled the starter off and tested it, it works fine, I put it back in and nothing, so I took a piece of wire and hooked it to the battery and touched the other end to the solenoid and it cranked over, so I got in the seat and turned the key, it fired right up
Sounds like the Ol' Hard Start relay is in your near future... this is one of the many ways people start their adventures with old harness issues... this would be typical, so get a Cheap Bosch relay and get ready to install...
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Old December 13th, 2018, 01:29 PM   #459
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I have had a couple of those over the years - I think the first one was already installed on my '62 Baja - had to ask someone why I had a Ford solenoid under the luggage compartment - they asked if my car starts right up - leave it alone was the answer. Hope everyone is doing well.
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Old December 14th, 2018, 03:54 AM   #460
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I have had a couple of those over the years - I think the first one was already installed on my '62 Baja - had to ask someone why I had a Ford solenoid under the luggage compartment - they asked if my car starts right up - leave it alone was the answer. Hope everyone is doing well.
I'm not a fan of going to the ford Starter Solenoid... although it does work OK... but they draw a ton more current than a simple Bosch relay... so I opt for the little guys. They do the job fin as the draw on the high side is still a very short distance at that point. You can even get a heavy duty Bosch relay (heavier windings and contacts) if the standard ones don't seem enough for you... But Hey! A Relay is a relay is a relay... like said... if your car starts good, doesn't matter.
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Old December 14th, 2018, 10:25 AM   #461
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My Single Cab starts just in just a 'ducky' manner with it's Ford relay. Of course, it also has a Ford engine among the other Ford parts.
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Old December 14th, 2018, 04:23 PM   #462
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My Single Cab starts just in just a 'ducky' manner with it's Ford relay. Of course, it also has a Ford engine among the other Ford parts.
Well... There is that option... Probably not going to fit in a Beetle so well though... I sell and install a lit of Small engines in Machines of a sort... a lot of the machines have their own Sarter systems electrically wired in and an on board Solenoid (separate from the engine starter). Most of the Engines we sell also have a Small Starter solenoid on them. It is almost just like a ford solenoid, but much smaller and the specs are just slightly higher than the Bosch relays... but buying them from Briggs is preventive on price, so I recommend the Bosch. But personally I would use one of the ones we remove from the engines we install, as I can get them before they reach the trash and have a small stash of them. Briggs and Stratton has them on their smaller V-twin engines. 17 but on Amazon though, ain't too bad. Click the link below for Amazon site ad
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Old December 15th, 2018, 11:33 AM   #463
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I pulled the starter off and tested it, it works fine, I put it back in and nothing, so I took a piece of wire and hooked it to the battery and touched the other end to the solenoid and it cranked over, so I got in the seat and turned the key, it fired right up

Word for word what I said on my '63 it happened 5 times in 2 yrs. Replaced the starter too. Turns out it was a bad battery ground cable. Pulled it off and put a ohm meter on it. Compaired it to the positive cable reading. Much higher resistance. Replaced it no problems in the past 8 months.
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Old December 15th, 2018, 07:02 PM   #464
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I pulled the starter off and tested it, it works fine, I put it back in and nothing, so I took a piece of wire and hooked it to the battery and touched the other end to the solenoid and it cranked over, so I got in the seat and turned the key, it fired right up

Word for word what I said on my '63 it happened 5 times in 2 yrs. Replaced the starter too. Turns out it was a bad battery ground cable. Pulled it off and put a ohm meter on it. Compaired it to the positive cable reading. Much higher resistance. Replaced it no problems in the past 8 months.
This seems to be a common issue as well... the Bonding straps are known for failure due to corrosion. The old wires from the battery, to the ignition switch, back to the starter is a long distance in wire, and corrosion (the same issue as the Bonding strap gets) causes the "no start" situation usually too. lowering the demand to the draw of a relay instead fo the starter mounted solenoid, usually does the trick if it's not the ground strap.

I recommend testing and replacing both if you can verify the issues.
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I don't think 'too much ground' is possible. I ran extra ground wires to my tail lights when I started having problems with the brake and turn signals. There are also extra grounds to the headlights. I also have a heavy braided ground cable running from an engine mount bolt to the truck's 'frame.' Once a year or so, I unfasten them to clean and grease the contact points. My battery's ground cable runs to the same motor mount bolt.
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Old December 21st, 2018, 10:10 PM   #466
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I put a Ford solenoid on my rail buggy and my 66 when I changed it to 12 volts, as for now I'll just wait till it acts up again and put a Bosh relay on, eventually I plan to buy an undated wiring harness for it

Thanks for the info Scott

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Old February 13th, 2019, 10:37 PM   #467
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Well today my Volksrod is roadworthy once again, my registration expired and we had to try to save every bit of money due to the GOV shut down, Trina had to work without pay, but once they opened back up we got a check within 3 days, it's hell getting down to the last bit of food left in the house
On the bright side I was able to renew the registration on the Volksrod yesterday (2-13) I haven't started it since January 5th, it fired right up this afternoon, tomorrow I'm gonna take the dog to the park and walk weather permitting, before the snow we had on January 11/12 I was averaging 18 miles of walking a week, 5 months since I gave up the pain meds, I hurt like hell, but as long as I stay moving it isn't that bad, we had our first dry sunny day here in weeks, the Ohio river peaked about 24 hours ago and will go back up again this weekend, we would be up to our shoulders in snow if it was snow (thank god for warm weather, if you don't like it in Cinci just wait a few days and it will change, we have all 4 seasons in a month these days
As we brace for another possible money less future this Friday Trina has already been told she has to be at work every day, luckily we stocked up on plenty of food just in case, I was getting Ramen Noodle souped out

Ok on to better things, I'm debating an engine swap in the Volksrod, I have the 2001 Ford Escort ZX2 2 litre DOC that with an adapter would really add HP, IF I do it I plan to flip the trans and make it a mid engine, I started building a custom floor pan years ago, would be very easy to change, the ZX2 was quick and topped out around 140 mph in 5th gear at 2000 rpm, best part is heat, just one of those things I know I can do

Well enough about that, I still need to deal with a cra cra 8 month old dog that requires every minute of my attention, I'll share some pics in the pet thread tomorrow

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Old February 14th, 2019, 08:53 AM   #468
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I built a bench in the basement and modified my engine stand to have 4 wheels. Going to start to build a 90.5x78.8 screamer. I hope I can carry the short block up the stairs. Actually I hope I can get to that point before life gets in the way.
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Not, yet. But, maybe soon. Just have to agree on a price. 73 standard. No floors, some C pillar rust. I plan on chopping the roof.
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Old April 15th, 2019, 05:17 AM   #470
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Got a lead on a cheap 73 super. If I got it, it would be to 0art out. Need to sell my manx and cut up my volksrod for scrap.
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Yeah, I would have to cut up a body that I attempted to chop. But learned a lot on it. I hope I can get this cheap.
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