Just minor stuff. I'll be showing it at Dubs on the Boards next weekend.
i was thinking about the look i wanted to go for with this car for next season and this is what i've come up with thus far
I photoshopped the trim, atc classic wheels, and the colormatched aussie visor.
While on the aussie idea, I thought I'd play around with some kind of racing stripe as I don't like the way the back-end of the actual stripe follows the later tail light line so I came up with this ugly thing:
For now, more spray paint removal, lol
Went down to North Wildwood for Dubs on the Boards yesterday and it was a really good time.
It was about a 3 hour drive from home so I broke it up by staying Friday night about an hour north. The car ran awesome, cruised at about 65-70 the 2 hour drive down, all went swimmingly.
Saturday morning comes along and I head down, cruising nicely... then the car started missing once in a while, no big deal... figured it was just being tempermental.
Got down to the show, really good time. We leave the show and the car really starts to miss... and now pop... I'm smelling fuel but I need to get it home so we keep at it... it was dumping so much fuel that ended up running out of gas on the Garden State Parkway
Luckily, the wife and puppy came down to check out the show so we had a support vehicle. As she and a friend went to find gas, John from SJVWC stopped over to check on me and found that the clip on the wire to cyl 2 was messed up and was nice enough replcace it and the plug for me. He took off as it was starting to pour and his square doesnt have wipers. (John, thank you very much for stopping, I really appreciate it)
So the support vehicle returns with the gas, we start it up and continue to limp it home... super loud popping, running on 3/2 cylinders, all kinds of fuel being dumped but we were only about 35 miles away from where we are staying.
The odd part was that there were certain times that it ran smoothly. The worst was under any type of load but there were times that I had it upwareds of 65mph in its "sweet spot" when it ran almost normally.
I could care less about looking at it last night so, this morning, I go out to look at it and the points seem ok, timing is close enough (I looked at it statically) so that it shouldnt have caused it to run so crappy... so that wasnt it.
I then took the carb filters off and found the right (cyl 1 & 2) carb's butterfly was stuck in the wide open position. I tapped it to see if it would return and nope, it won't. Now it makes sense why it was running relatively smoothly at high(er) speeds.
Long story short, I'll need to order myself a couple of rebuild kits and go from there.
All in all, the drive down was awesome. Dubs on the Boards was a really good time. The (partial) ride back was quite the adventure so all in all it its been a pretty awesome weekend.
I plan on heading back down on Friday with a new plug/wire set and another distributor to swap out. It should be fine after a valve, carb adjustments and setting timing. If not, its getting a subaru engine.
Good stuff to know for all aircooled people, specially the quick valve adjustment for T3 guys
Generator Field Test
Unhook the wires, run the generator, momentarily ground the DF terminal, and see what the voltage is at the D+
At above 2K rpm, you should have at least 20 volts
If it does over 20 volts, it is good
Quick Valve Adjustment
Start with the engine at TDC #1. Make sure it is TDC #1, not #3. When you are on TDC #1, there should be no free play in the valves on #3.
You should be able then to adjust both valves on #1, the intake on #2, and the exhaust on #4.
Rotate the engine 360 degrees, and adjust both valves on #3, the intake on #4, and the exhaust on #2. And you are done. Put the valve covers back on.
Timing on 019 distributor
Set it at 30 BTDC @ 3500 or try 12 degrees (5cm to the left on the pulley) static, but you need a timing light so set the gun to 30. RPM the engine to 3500 and adjust the distributor until things line up
Did the valves
Replaced the spark plugs
Replaced the wires
Installed the 019
It won't start.
Used the quick valve adjustment, the right rocker bolt was loose; tightened it and adjusted all valves that needed it.
all plugs went in cleanly
wires were put on correctly
installed the 019 at tdc on #1
I'm stumped. I'll give it another try in the morning.
So a nut on the valve rocker over Cyl#1 was loose. It threw everything else off.
I dropped it off at Foreign Auto Werks to make sure I wasn't doing more harm than good and its been given a clean bill of health. They also adjusted the rear brakes for me.
I go get it after work tonight. I'm happy.
cool that you got another!! gonna make it to the transporter fest in Brooklinee Mass this week end?...
i'm painting thee camaro this week end so i'm out...but heard it was a good show.
diggin that stripe kinda,how about a little thinner like a mopar or a camaro would have?...you know 1/4" up front going going into a 2 or a 3" on the quarters with type III in stenciled letters like say a cuda AAR with out the serparations or even a Ynko Camaro stripe vibe?
Last edited by Schell R32; 10-05-2011 at 11:40 PM.
Dang, its been a couple of months since I've updated this. Lets see... not much progress with the cold weather rolling in.
I've started looking at the bright bits of the car and put on a hood handle bought from Mr. Fisher.
In other news, I got a buffer for Christmas so I decided to play around with a spare hood lid to test out my skills. This is what 40+ year old paint looks like after about 15 minutes of polishing. I'm very happy with the results and definitely think I'll be re-polishing the car.
I think I've also found what wheels will go on it. It won't be the ATS Classics as I thought since the 15" 4x130 version of them just don't do it for me as the 13" versions.
So anyway, these are the wheel that will be going on as of now. They're BBS Motorsport e50 wheels in a Porsche pattern. They're currently set up for 15x8 and 15x9 but they're a 3-piece wheel so I'll be getting new outer barrels for them to for my needs.
My inspiration for the look I'll be going for is something like this:
Mission to pick up Sea Sand body panels and doors was a success. I picked up the load this morning, with the help of a couple of friends.
Got home and did a little test on how the paint will look when cleaned up.
The panels aren't perfect but then again, they'd really look odd if they were.
And after about 5 minutes of work on the Makita with M105 and M205. Nice OEM orange peel
Ignore the forehead smudge on the arch. I'm happy with how the paint is coming out after a good polishing.
The bubbling on the lower fender will be taken care of eventually but not quite yet as I don't want to paint the car any time soon.
i like fasty
found one in a JY totally stripped down to shell
unfortunately it wasnt there when i returned...crushed