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

Tech tips and how to's

Moderators: notoptoy, garth, S Allen

User avatar
Alvin
Roadster Enthusiast
Posts: 7387
Joined: Tue Jan 23, 2007 7:01 pm

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

Post by Alvin » Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:15 pm

2mAn wrote:
Thu Jan 24, 2019 12:23 pm
Ok, but here is my question: Is this tach super rare?
Image
Simon, I'm excited to see the purple car out on the track! The (current?)previous owner is Gary Wasserman. He had a story about the gauge and showed me a photo album with detailed shots many years ago. Here is more info on it, though not conclusive:

Image

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=19665&p=170060&hili ... ry#p170060
Alvin Gogineni
San Jose, CA
1967.5 SPL/SR20
1997 Acura Integra GS-R
2013 Prius V wagon
zcarblog.com
Instagram
YouTube
My SR20 Build Thread

User avatar
2mAn
Roadsteraholic
Posts: 1748
Joined: Mon Jan 09, 2017 5:02 pm
Location: Inglewood, CA

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

Post by 2mAn » Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:25 pm

man, thats such a cool piece... is that the only one ever seen?
Simon
Current Cars:
-1986 BMW 325e - pursuit of happiness
-1968 Datsun Roadster 2000 - happiness of pursuit

User avatar
Alvin
Roadster Enthusiast
Posts: 7387
Joined: Tue Jan 23, 2007 7:01 pm

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

Post by Alvin » Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:11 pm

From 2008, before the gauge was restored!
Image
Image
Image
Alvin Gogineni
San Jose, CA
1967.5 SPL/SR20
1997 Acura Integra GS-R
2013 Prius V wagon
zcarblog.com
Instagram
YouTube
My SR20 Build Thread

Shaundeegan
Roadster Nut
Posts: 37
Joined: Mon May 14, 2018 4:30 pm
Location: Portland, Oregon
Model: 1500/1600
Year: Low Windshield-64-67.5

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

Post by Shaundeegan » Fri Jan 25, 2019 12:37 am

notoptoy wrote:
Wed Jan 23, 2019 5:51 pm
Make sure the car is standing still when you try to reset it - it it's rolling, you will damage the reset and your trip odometer will not work again.
Tom
The trip odometer reset but it and the odometer don't work. Looks like I'll be delving into past posts to figure out that fix.
Thanks, Shaun

Shaundeegan
Roadster Nut
Posts: 37
Joined: Mon May 14, 2018 4:30 pm
Location: Portland, Oregon
Model: 1500/1600
Year: Low Windshield-64-67.5

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

Post by Shaundeegan » Fri Jan 25, 2019 12:45 am

C.Costine wrote:
Thu Jan 24, 2019 7:54 am
mraitch wrote:
Thu Jan 24, 2019 3:11 am
@Shaundeega

re broken hinge bolt.

don't KNOW this but see potential danger of door alignment. Since the 'plate' s a captive one, that slides in the a-pillar, if the helicoil is too big, you might run the risk of screwing up alignment.

Perhaps overkill suggestion, is to align door just using the 4/3 bolts or 3/4 bolts, depending upon which plate is damaged, THEN you can helicoil - IF you need to. This way, you can be sure that the helicoil won't interfere with alignment.

I may be being overcautious, but just a thought. You might find that you don't need it anyway, if it interferes.

Frankly, I would think that tapping it slightly bigger, would be a better solution. And indeed, retapping thread might even work.

Peter, I started to type this suggestion in my response then deleted it thinking that it might be too involved. What I was going to suggest is removing the door, (I Have had my doors off and on at least a dozen times in the last four years), And removing the hinge from the door and bolting it onto the A post. The hinge could then be used as a guide while drilling for the tap. This would insure alignment. I took a look at the captive plate and it looks like only 4mm thick, so I think that the harder steel of a Helicoil would be beneficial.
Lots of food for thought. Thank you, both . What do I have to lose with tapping and rereading? If that fails I can heli Coil. I appreciate both of your inputs.
Shaun

User avatar
theunz
Roadster Nut-Site Supporter
Posts: 1422
Joined: Sat May 02, 2009 1:54 pm
Location: Catoosa Ok.
Model: 2000
Year: High Windshield-68-70

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

Post by theunz » Fri Jan 25, 2019 8:55 am

I would try retapping first. If you can get it to just hold the bolt snug than the other three should be sufficient to keep the door in place. If no luck there than I would just drill and tap the bad hole to the next size up.
Mike M
1969 2000 solex mine since 1972, under resurrection. (Finally resurrected as of spring 2019!) 1969 Porsche 911s -worth more, but not as valuable! (Soon to be resurrected)

Ralph
Site Supporter
Posts: 264
Joined: Tue Apr 09, 2013 10:53 pm
Location: Kelowna BC

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

Post by Ralph » Sat Jan 26, 2019 12:30 pm

Any quick pros & cons to upgrading to an electric radiator fan (Looks like an engine pull is in the cards and I'm at the "While I'm here I might as well..." stage) U20 with Champion rad, alternator already upgraded.
Ralph

Rolling restoration of white 1968 SPL311

User avatar
Gregs672000
Roadster Fanatic-Site Supporter
Posts: 6712
Joined: Fri Aug 07, 2009 11:47 pm
Location: Tacoma, WA

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

Post by Gregs672000 » Sat Jan 26, 2019 2:56 pm

I love the electric, no worries in traffic, quiet, saves a hp or two, less stress on water pump, easier access to the crank bolt. No brainer for me!
Greg Burrows
'67 2000 #588
Tacoma, WA

greydog
Roadster Fanatic-Site Supporter
Posts: 1672
Joined: Sat Nov 21, 2009 11:37 pm
Location: Vancouver, Washington

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

Post by greydog » Sat Jan 26, 2019 3:21 pm

Eliminating the stock fans eliminated the shrouds which opened up the front of the engine.
Efan only runs when needed.
Added Efans to both cars when moving alt so easy to do then.
Easy to go back to stock if you don't like it.

Cons? Added wiring. Maybe another pound. Appearance if you're a factory or nothing guy. Draw on electric system may be a problem if all is stock.
Dan
.68 SRL311 aka "Skortch". On the road again.
'69 SPL311 aka "Scooter" terrorizing the streets
1990 Nissan 300ZX
2008 VW GTI
2017 VW Passat

Ralph
Site Supporter
Posts: 264
Joined: Tue Apr 09, 2013 10:53 pm
Location: Kelowna BC

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

Post by Ralph » Sat Jan 26, 2019 4:12 pm

Sounds like more pros than cons...any suggested brands & part #s?

Not worried about the factory of nothing at this point. It's a 1600 4 speed originally now with U20/5spd ... still have the old powertrain so if the next owner wants to re-install, they can fly at it
Ralph

Rolling restoration of white 1968 SPL311

User avatar
2mAn
Roadsteraholic
Posts: 1748
Joined: Mon Jan 09, 2017 5:02 pm
Location: Inglewood, CA

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

Post by 2mAn » Sat Jan 26, 2019 8:51 pm

Are you guys running your e-fans are pushers or pullers?
Simon
Current Cars:
-1986 BMW 325e - pursuit of happiness
-1968 Datsun Roadster 2000 - happiness of pursuit

greydog
Roadster Fanatic-Site Supporter
Posts: 1672
Joined: Sat Nov 21, 2009 11:37 pm
Location: Vancouver, Washington

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

Post by greydog » Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:05 pm

Both mine are pullers. 14" low profile 2200cfm from ebay.
Dan
.68 SRL311 aka "Skortch". On the road again.
'69 SPL311 aka "Scooter" terrorizing the streets
1990 Nissan 300ZX
2008 VW GTI
2017 VW Passat

C.Costine
Roadster Nut-Site Supporter
Posts: 1135
Joined: Fri Feb 13, 2015 8:08 pm

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

Post by C.Costine » Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:37 pm

Shaundeegan wrote:
Fri Jan 25, 2019 12:45 am
C.Costine wrote:
Thu Jan 24, 2019 7:54 am
mraitch wrote:
Thu Jan 24, 2019 3:11 am
@Shaundeega

re broken hinge bolt.

don't KNOW this but see potential danger of door alignment. Since the 'plate' s a captive one, that slides in the a-pillar, if the helicoil is too big, you might run the risk of screwing up alignment.

Perhaps overkill suggestion, is to align door just using the 4/3 bolts or 3/4 bolts, depending upon which plate is damaged, THEN you can helicoil - IF you need to. This way, you can be sure that the helicoil won't interfere with alignment.

I may be being overcautious, but just a thought. You might find that you don't need it anyway, if it interferes.

Frankly, I would think that tapping it slightly bigger, would be a better solution. And indeed, retapping thread might even work.

Peter, I started to type this suggestion in my response then deleted it thinking that it might be too involved. What I was going to suggest is removing the door, (I Have had my doors off and on at least a dozen times in the last four years), And removing the hinge from the door and bolting it onto the A post. The hinge could then be used as a guide while drilling for the tap. This would insure alignment. I took a look at the captive plate and it looks like only 4mm thick, so I think that the harder steel of a Helicoil would be beneficial.
Lots of food for thought. Thank you, both . What do I have to lose with tapping and rereading? If that fails I can heli Coil. I appreciate both of your inputs.
Shaun
The part where you said that the hole is now a little larger is what made me think that tapping the existing hole is not a viable alternative.
located in Chester NH
1967 1600 in restoration
2013 Arctic Cat F-1100 turbo
Ford F-350 6.0
Ford 9000 puller, Ford 960 puller, Ford 901show, Ford 971 worker, Oliver 70 waiting its turn

User avatar
mraitch
Monthly Subscriber-Roadster Enthusiast
Posts: 3404
Joined: Mon Oct 02, 2006 7:03 pm
Location: Lake Balboa (SFV) - CA
Model: 1500/1600
Year: High Windshield-68-70

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

Post by mraitch » Sun Jan 27, 2019 4:19 pm

For those of you who have ever wondered what actually happens when you install a GM alternator WITHOUT initially installing the requisite 30A inline fuse - voila

[attachment=1]Ammeter Full size.jpg[/attachment]

The solder melts and the "resistance (?) wire" springs away from the post.
[attachment=0]Ammeter-Molten Solder.jpg[/attachment]

And I guess, if one is good with a soldering iron, one could conceivably repair it.

Since I'm NOT, does anyone have a working ammeter that I might acquire?

Or conversely, is there anyone out there in roadster land that is handy enough??
You do not have the required permissions to view the files attached to this post.
Peter Harrison
1970 1600 (Stroker) - TOAD SAN (Eliza)
1970 1600 (Stock) - As Yet Unnamed
Lake Balboa (SFV) , California

User avatar
Curtis
Site Supporter
Posts: 2651
Joined: Fri Jan 01, 2010 2:49 pm
Location: Des Moines, WA

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

Post by Curtis » Sun Jan 27, 2019 5:22 pm

I would bypass it, put an inline fuse in and look for the thread on here for converting the late ammeter to a voltmeter.
66 stroker
67 basket case, the renewal has begun.