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Old September 7th, 2017, 08:27 PM   #5901
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Worked on the steering column. Designed some parts to be 3-d printed and ordered some parts. Ordering more stuff tomorrow.
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Old September 7th, 2017, 09:04 PM   #5902
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Old September 8th, 2017, 03:55 AM   #5903
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BTW Jeff, that pulley table is pretty cool, how big is it, diameter and hieght?
Depending on that you should make some stuff to go along with it, like if it's to be used as a coffee table or end table you should make some coasters for drinking glasses
My friend who owned the scrapyard had a 4' by 4' by 4' box of cast iron belt pulleys, most of them were 3" to 8" diameter by about 3-1/2" to 4" wide, I grabbed a few years ago, I think he scrapped them by now but they make nice wheels, they work great for rolling stuff on a dirt floor, I'm gonna cut one in half to use as a pattern so I can cast them 2 at a time in aluminum so they aren't so heavy

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Old September 8th, 2017, 09:02 AM   #5904
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The pulley is 24" diameter, glass is 25" on top. It's about 23.5" tall. Made up of 1" black pipe. (11% rebate from Menard's too!) To keep the pulley from moving, there are 4 small engine studs going round it on the base. Glad you like it!
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Old September 8th, 2017, 02:14 PM   #5905
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yesterday i installed my PLX AFR gauge.. today I tried to use it to really dial in my carbs.. no matter what jet changes I made, or how far in or out i screwed/unscrewed the mixture screws, nothing affected how it ran or the AFR numbers..

decided to check if I blew out a manifold gasket and maybe had a leak screwing me up.. nope. no leak, i broke one of my manifolds..



so it's a few hours later, engine is on the stand in the garage, gonna surf for new manifolds now.

this'll help me stop procrastinating.. i needed to yank the engine anyway to install the CHT sensors, and I wanted to yank it and the rear fenders so i can redo my access holes.. guess I can do that now..
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Old September 8th, 2017, 08:45 PM   #5906
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Always something, isn't there? Yesterday I was working on the Single Cab and the fuel pump (a stock single action ) quit. I thought that it might be a blockage from the old tank that I missed when I cleaned out the lines. Nope. At least the engine doesn't have to come out.
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Old September 10th, 2017, 07:54 PM   #5907
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Hot day, but I rode my old Triumph into nearby Santa Rosa to pick up a fuel pump for the Single Cab's 351 Windsor engine. The guy brought it out and checked the price twice. I was expecting thirty or forty bucks. The total with my 10% veteran's discount came to... $14.65.
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Old September 11th, 2017, 08:29 AM   #5908
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Gotta love when that happens.
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Old September 12th, 2017, 03:46 PM   #5909
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He should have added on $13.26 for the "snarky, bad pun" tax.
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Old September 12th, 2017, 04:54 PM   #5910
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Which is why I didn't send you to pick it up for me.
Then with things mechanical seemingly going well, the Ranger's starter quit. Well, I guess that 129,000 miles got to it. At least the truck was parked where I could get a jack and stands under it. So, it's in the high eighties, humid, in the sun, I'm laying in dirt and gravel. A neighbor walks by and says, "You're really lucky you can fix things like that." I think I felt luckier when I was a few years younger.
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Old September 13th, 2017, 03:34 AM   #5911
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A neighbor walks by and says, "You're really lucky you can fix things like that." I think I felt luckier when I was a few years younger.

Yea lucky I can do it and usually cut up my hands in the process. Not to mention the grease and oil that will stick to me or depending how sore I will be from luckily having to crawl under something that could squash me like a bug.

Yep Lucky!!!

Oh I really hate having to crawl under a car. Doesn't matter if it has jack stands or in on a lift. Being under a car isn't fun for me.
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Old September 25th, 2017, 12:11 PM   #5912
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Got one 7/8" u joint nearly complete. There was a lot of casting edges and flashing left on them, which let to some binding in different angles. Got it so I'm getting about 35 degrees out of them. Before they hardly reached 20. The medication is zapping my energy so I think I'll call it good for now. I'll try and post pics when I can.

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Old September 28th, 2017, 08:29 PM   #5913
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Energy coming back. Appetite is off the hook! Just ordered some Scat seats. The madness continues...
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Old September 28th, 2017, 08:52 PM   #5914
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I hear Scat seats are very tasty when smothered in....um, did you switch the subject from food to car parts?
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Old September 28th, 2017, 08:58 PM   #5915
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Yes. The seats are going to need to be modified. I'll post pics.
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Old September 29th, 2017, 01:12 PM   #5916
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Continued trying to track down the problem with the Single Cab's 351 Windsor engine. I thought I'd had it right a couple of months back. But nope. It all began with the ethanol eating the liner of the 24 gallon fuel tank I'd built and installed in the mid-eighties. I ended up replacing the tank with a standard aftermarket 10 gallon, the lines, the badly gummed up carb, and more recently the stock pump. The Accel coil which works off an 80's Mallory dual point, went south. I installed new points and static times her at 10 degrees BTDC. A new Accel coil went in too. Which doesn't seem to have much of a spark; red/orange verses a nice blue/white. Two weeks ago I bought a MSB coil, which didn't work so hot. I called the tech line to find out I should be running a .8 ohm ballast resistor instead of the 1.5 I'd been using. I ordered the correct resistor, but won't see it until this Saturday due to a computer glitch at the parts store. I'd also replaced the Bosch Platinum plugs, which I really liked, with Autolites, which were available.
Yesterday, I found the coil wire of the new Accel plug wiring kit showed nothing on my ohm meter. I tinkered with it until I got a solid reading and them checked out the eight distributor to plug wires, which checked out. I also ran a compression check and got 135 to 140 pounds of compression at each cylinder. a new timing chain has about 8k on it.
Hoping the coil wire was the problem, I put the Accel coil back. Nope, she still barely runs, and stumbles.
Tomorrow the MSD's ballast resistor should arrive.
I've been running this setup since 1981. Maybe I should move into the 21st century and install new ignition system.
Any thoughts are welcome. Except, "that will teach you to replace a fine VW engine something else." (a neighbors quote.)
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Old September 29th, 2017, 01:46 PM   #5917
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You replaced the lines, but how about the connectors between them? They sometimes get crud in their nooks and crannies too. Any extra kinks or bends in the line causing restrictions? Any of the carb jets? Those things are so small. You might want to check for a faulty ground too. Take a jumper cable and clamp it to the block and then to the frame to see if you have a clear electrical flow. I had that in my buggy once.
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Old September 29th, 2017, 06:42 PM   #5918
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I' have a good ground cable running from the frame to the engine block, but I'll double check, again..... Meanwhile, today I borrowed an old but working Delco-Remy coil from a buddy's '73 Chevy pick up. Tomorrow my long awaited MSD required .8 ohm ballast resistor is supposed to arrive.
Stay tuned folks.
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Old September 30th, 2017, 01:37 PM   #5919
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The title says "what did you do?" It doesn't say *with what*

So I worked my normal day at work, and as I was washing my hands to go clock out and leave, the Manager lady comes up and says "YOu ready?"... I had no idea what she was talking about... She said for a "quick progress report"... at 4:30 pm (I am scheduled til 5, so no big deal, but I always work 8, by taking a half hour lunch and leaving a half hour early... but this week... there was no chance of overtime, as I took Monday off as a vacation day...

Anyway... She hasn't been at the shop more than a couple days over the entire last month and a half... usually she's in town for a week, and pops in and causes trouble for 2-3 days when she is in town... the rest of the time she works from home or is in a different city at one of "her other stores". So she literally has no clue what's going on at the shop other than what the guys tell her, and of course what she formulates from numbers as she's an absolute corporate shill...

So she starts off with her first mistake... she told me that there's no chance of anyone losing their job right now, just because we're slow... Major mistake... it just told me she needs us all really bad... So I took over at that point and ran the meeting and let her aska few questions... She laid down about 3 facts, all of which were based no numbers and have no real reflection of what we do and are up against at the shop on a daily basis... and I went over how our inventory issues are not being handled, and when we need something we have no one in the building to make things happen, and how no one is empowered to take care of customers, and how the pay system (computerized online pay service) steals from employees and we won't be working for free... and how she has a "Leader" person in our shop that refuses to lead at all... and much much more... I know... sounds like bitching doesn't it> It is. and deservedly so.

Suffice it to say, I will basically be looking for another job as I expect what I said will surely cost my job in the long run... but hey... no one else will tell the managers what's happening. I always have to be the one to chime in and lay down the facts of troubled systems making it difficult to work for a place.

Al in all, I think where I told her that "employees don't leave a Job... they leave a manager"... That part may have just done it. I refuse to give a shit about their production problems if they can't provide training, inventory, and tools to do the job (other than the $30k or more in hand and power tools I provide). Hell, we can't even get computer access to the information that we need to know where our production numbers are without doing a side step around the system provided... (hacking into their records)...

So... Thats what I did yesterday... I jeopardized my employment.
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Old September 30th, 2017, 05:19 PM   #5920
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Went out to prep the trailer for the Colorado haul. Found the wiring was crapped out. Raided HF for a new wiring loom and Menards for some tail lights and such. Should have it all up and going tomorrow.
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Old September 30th, 2017, 06:34 PM   #5921
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Old October 1st, 2017, 02:11 PM   #5922
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Change O' plans again! Did some math and found out it would be easier to fly out, ship the fastback home and spend some time in Colorado then fly home. Already got some cheap airfare, rental booked, shipping company lined up and the relatives all happy that Rosie is coming to a good home. WHEW!
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Old October 9th, 2017, 09:24 AM   #5923
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Worked on cleaning out Rosie. Carpet out, tarboards being removed, can't get the drivers seat out yet, ordered seat stuff and door seals. I pressed out the bumper so it looks a little better.
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My wife scrubbed and vacuumed. THEN I went under the hood, touched near the back and literally had 5 pounds of sand, metal, rust and inner fender fall out behind the drivers wheel!
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Old October 9th, 2017, 06:20 PM   #5924
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Whammed the drivers seat out, finished cleaning the floors, found another huge hole and then we cleaned the garage so she now will stay dry. Putting her up on stands tomorrow, pulling the wheels and doing some inspections underneath. Ordered gaskets, full carpet and everything to redo the seats. I have to get some sealant for the pans, weld up two tiny pinholes in the pan, wirewheel them and just wait for the UPS santa to come by. I'm guessing I'll have her back on the road in about 2 weeks. Need to figure out the turn signal glitch too.
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Old October 11th, 2017, 07:02 PM   #5925
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Waiting for new shoes...
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