Ya, what a crappy design! Never quite understood why they made it like that? The jap cars of the same period used better systems.
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A good alternator will self-energize over like 1100 RPMS. I don't even rely on those horrible printed circuit/blue wire nonsense anymore. Make sure you have a good alternator with a non-worn-out regulator and it will be just fine. I've built numerous cars this way with no problem. Many start charging as soon as the car starts without even blipping the throttle.
Nice score, wish I had one of those pinch weld puller thingies!
Hopefully getting tags this week.
finally tagged and insured.
had some fun driving her around this weekend. gas gauge is kinda fluky, need to tinker with that. something loose in the suspension as well. Trying to decide just how far to go with the paint/bodywork, really wanna figure that out today. Can't afford to go crazy with it, but don't wanna do a half assed job either. Somewhere in the middle I reckon...
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number one is in a holding pattern right now. may as well du werk elsewhere
fixin body gaps:
amazingly solid...magnet sticks everywhere. TONS of crap primer on though, she definitely wasn't nowhere near ready for paint.
didn't initially plan on it, but went ahead and started pulling windows...ugh. good thing I hate money...
LOL. Definitely no arches this time.
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5/5/15, RIP ... t k ... Gone too Fast -> but not Forgotten !
I know it'll be gone eventually, but I want to drive it awhile first. Learn all its quirks, advantages, disadvantages, weak points, whatever...way too much focus on rocco #1 at this point to even think about an engine swap here anytime soon.
REALLY wanted bodywork done and paint on this in time for cincy...just made a to-do list pre-sowo on rocco1, and...well...****. wtb time. and multiplicity. yeah, yeah, that'll do it. just need more me.
reality says I'll be at cincy in a 2013 CC unless I can hitch a ride with someone else *cough*ottodanmaypetebeesomeoneelseinncwitharocco* cough*