The Quick/Small/(Stupid?) Question Thread-take 2

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The Quick/Small/(Stupid?) Question Thread-take 2

Post by S Allen » Thu Sep 07, 2017 12:43 pm

The old thread was 311 pages and 4,000 plus posts. Time to start a new one.

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Re: The Quick/Small/(Stupid?) Question Thread-take 2

Post by spyder » Thu Sep 07, 2017 12:56 pm

First!

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Re: The Quick/Small/(Stupid?) Question Thread-take 2

Post by AidanDawn2000 » Thu Sep 07, 2017 1:09 pm

trying again, Anyone have a good source for mostly original looking HW wiper blades? Anyone tried this one?
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B000CB2MIU/re
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Re: The Quick/Small/(Stupid?) Question Thread-take 2

Post by GeoffM » Thu Sep 07, 2017 2:38 pm

Thanks Steve! Nice to end the previous thread at 311 pages :) Can you (or one of the Mods) please copy/paste the following into the OP? Or perhaps there is new wording that someone wants to create?

Timing and cooling and carbs, OH MY

Welcome to the Quick Question Thread. (there are no stupid questions)

What is the Quick Question Thread?
Do you have a small general or technical question that doesn't deserve its own thread? Well partner, you've come to the right place!

Why do we need a Quick Question Thread?
The main reason is to cut down on clutter on the boards. These boards are such a great technical resource for all us Roadster owners. This thread hopefully will cut down on the volume of single reply threads about stuff that has been asked many times.

Guidlines
- Have a small question that needs a small answer? Ask in here! Do you want to have a full on discussion of a specific technical topic, by all means start a new thread.
- Cut people some slack in this thread. We all know the link to the Wiki. If someone asks for Spark plug gap advice, don't troll. Just move on or answer their question.

Useful Links
Most questions can be answered here:
http://www.311s.org/pmwiki-311/pmwiki.php
Also, try you hand at using the search functionality of this board:
search.php

Hopefully the guru's will monitor this thread and help out, but you don't need to be a Guru to answer questions!
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Re: The Quick/Small/(Stupid?) Question Thread-take 2

Post by dynaguy » Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:26 am

So, I have a stainless hood scoop trim piece that one of the clips is broken. For the life of me, I cannot figure out how to remove the broken one and replace with a good one without damaging the trim. Any suggestions?

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Re: The Quick/Small/(Stupid?) Question Thread-take 2

Post by dynaguy » Tue Sep 12, 2017 8:17 am

Bump on the hood scoop clip question......Any help out there??? Pat

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Re: The Quick/Small/(Stupid?) Question Thread-take 2

Post by cktrap » Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:30 am

I'll have to look but it seems like I remember there is a notch in the trim piece that you slide the clip to and then remove it. I'll look for my spare trim piece this afternoon.
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Re: The Quick/Small/(Stupid?) Question Thread-take 2

Post by dynaguy » Tue Sep 12, 2017 5:57 pm

I can get the clip to the notch, pull the bottom out about 1/8", but not enough to release the top part from under the flange. Have used every 'mechanics' word I know! Do not want to force and ruin the trim.

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Re: The Quick/Small/(Stupid?) Question Thread-take 2

Post by garth » Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:54 pm

GeoffM wrote:Thanks Steve! Nice to end the previous thread at 311 pages :) Can you (or one of the Mods) please copy/paste the following into the OP? Or perhaps there is new wording that someone wants to create?

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Hopefully the guru's will monitor this thread and help out, but you don't need to be a Guru to answer questions!
I'd like to recognize Geoff for his inspiration of a very successful and valuable topic!! No question was asked twice! :roll:

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Re: The Quick/Small/(Stupid?) Question Thread-take 2

Post by Ralph » Tue Sep 12, 2017 10:26 pm

My stock gas cap weeps a bit when the tank is full ... (when the fuel sloshes to the rear). Any tips on how to tighten the seal? Rubber in the cap is in great shape, but I feel when I tighten (to the clock-wise) it could go tighter, but bumps up against the stops.
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Re: The Quick/Small/(Stupid?) Question Thread-take 2

Post by Nissanman » Tue Sep 12, 2017 11:22 pm

Try fitting a spacer behind the rubber seal, fuel friendly of course :)
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Re: The Quick/Small/(Stupid?) Question Thread-take 2

Post by Ralph » Fri Sep 15, 2017 11:52 pm

Gas cap spacer done...thanks
Sitting in traffic yesterday I noticed fumes coming from under the hood. Pulled to the shoulder & popped the hood. Gentle fumes the colour of steam were coming from the breather tube on my valve cover (U20). Same thing today and when I got home I checked the engine temp with my laser reader ... normal...What is normal for fumes of any kind from the breather tube?
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Re: The Quick/Small/(Stupid?) Question Thread-take 2

Post by notoptoy » Sat Sep 16, 2017 8:47 am

Just a few thoughts and not complete by any means , but some fumes are going to be normal, it is a vent for the crankcase. So, fuel fumes might indicate a super rich condition where fuel is getting past the rings, or even leaking into the oil from the fuel pump housing (very unusual) or possibly bad intake valve seats. Antifreeze/coolant smell could indicate a bad, or going bad head gasket - might want to retorque you head bolts. Could also be a crack in the head/block somewhere - hopefully not! Oil smells, well that's normal, though a lot would indicate worn rings or valve guides perhaps.
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Re: The Quick/Small/(Stupid?) Question Thread-take 2

Post by csp54 » Sat Sep 16, 2017 11:25 pm

I have a small question, had some literature that indicated the very early single carb 1500 came with a 462 rear diff gear, but all the data I can find shows 389 is my info wrong. I know data from 62-63 is sketchy at best

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Re: The Quick/Small/(Stupid?) Question Thread-take 2

Post by spags1986 » Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:47 am

Set my oil drive gear this weekend, does this look correct? I know it needs to be at 11:25, this is the closest I can get.
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