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    1. Weber 32/36. Coming off-idle, fuel is supplied...

      Weber 32/36. Coming off-idle, fuel is supplied into the carb throat by the TRANSITION ports. These are just above the throttle plate when the plate is in the idle position. As the plate lifts off...
    2. What kind of store would carry something like...

      What kind of store would carry something like that?

      Nice job on the flaps
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      The regulator cable is woven around a...

      The regulator cable is woven around a plastic-type fuzz. Chenelle. Like a pipe cleaner. Glad the lube worked.
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      Lube sometimes helps, but the problem can also be...

      Lube sometimes helps, but the problem can also be old fuzz that has accumulated in the gear housing.

      I would replace mine if the genuine ones were not NLA, on the driver's side. I do see...
    5. Start in the driver's corner and start pushing...

      Start in the driver's corner and start pushing outward with your arm wrapped around the a pillar do push from the inside.
    6. A fellow vortexer was doing the same thing a few...

      A fellow vortexer was doing the same thing a few years ago, but just plain flaps. He was selling them on ebay. Can't remember his handle, however. edit--Werksburg

      I always thought one of the later...
    7. Jo-Ann fabrics. There are several DIY threads...

      Jo-Ann fabrics.

      There are several DIY threads in this forum for replacing a headliner. I have posted comprehensively on the topic, too. You don't have to remove the windows, as mentioned above,...
    8. The right hand turn issue is a well known symptom...

      The right hand turn issue is a well known symptom of a disintegrated baffle in your fuel tank. The most common solution is to replace the tank with a 4B Spectra tank.

      The starting issue is...
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      Can't see the radiator. Maybe it is the earlier...

      Can't see the radiator. Maybe it is the earlier style with the built-in reservoir, thus making the separate overflow tank unnecessary?

      Also, I noticed from the picture that your strut bearing(s)...
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      Yes, given that, most likely a leaking...

      Yes, given that, most likely a leaking headgasket.

      You combustion gases are pressurizing the coolant system, and visa-versa, coolant is getting into the combustion chamber and coming out of the...
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      With the engine cold and sufficient coolant...

      With the engine cold and sufficient coolant present so you can see the level, cap off, start he engine and look for bubbles. You want to rule-out a leaking gasket that would be leaking combustion...
    12. Those all-aluminum mk1 radiators made in china...

      Those all-aluminum mk1 radiators made in china are sold all over the place now. Surprised. My last radiator started leaking at the flange between the plastic sides and the main body. Seems like a...
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      A mk2 w A/C alternator might work. It would have...

      A mk2 w A/C alternator might work. It would have more potential output (not necessarily needed), the advantage mainly being that it has more sensible terminal design than the mk1's, and they are...
    14. I left the alligator strips off. Makes it easy to...

      I left the alligator strips off. Makes it easy to pop the windshield out later when you need to treat some rust or replace the glass.

      A glass installer I spoke with said they never use them.
      ...
    15. Did you get a print-out on the alignment?...

      Did you get a print-out on the alignment? Generally, it is the non-adjustable (stock) caster angle that provides the force to return the tires to center. Caster can be affected by frame damage and...
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      So when you turn on your parking lights, do the...

      So when you turn on your parking lights, do the brake light filaments come on too?

      First thing I suspect is that your brake wiring in the back is crossed-over into your parking light system. Or...
    17. You do not need a new radiator or shroud. The...

      You do not need a new radiator or shroud. The shroud should bolt on to the new radiator.

      You can drill through the online catalogues, like Autohauz, RockAuto, or Busdepot for a replacement, or you...
    18. you need to go over the entire system with a fine...

      you need to go over the entire system with a fine toothed comb. Go over every item of the front suspension and steering (from the steering wheel, column bearings, U-joints, rack, and on out)....
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      Make sure the tach wire is attached to the coil....

      Make sure the tach wire is attached to the coil. Sounds like you may have a loose connection there.
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      late mk2 party seats. Nice bolsters. plug and...

      late mk2 party seats. Nice bolsters. plug and play. think there is a little red in them.

      If junkyard found, use Lysol liquid to kill mildew later wash down with detergent and cleaner. Leave in...
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