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

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

Post by GeoffM » Fri May 03, 2019 5:30 pm

C.Costine wrote:
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Are the float chamber vents actually needed? I have carbs and manifolds from a '68 and the banjo fittings that a tube would come from are not there, and I know that many carburetors don't have them.
Yes. The float chamber needs to be at atmospheric pressure.
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Re: The Quick/Small/(Stupid?) Question Thread-take 2

Post by spl310 » Sun May 05, 2019 10:39 am

notoptoy wrote:
Fri May 03, 2019 5:00 pm
mraitch wrote:
Fri May 03, 2019 4:20 pm
Hood jammed

Screwed.

Lubed all aspects of '70 hood release.

Initially it worked.

Now it is jammed.

I pulled HARD on the 'release' cable - now I have it hanging in the cockpit, almost as if it is stretched.

Tried pushing hood up from beneath car - now joy.

Suggestions??
There are threads here about how to get to the latch from the wheel well or passenger compartment I think. I know it's here, and I have read it - but don't know exactly where - search should be your friend here.
It isn't difficult. Get a 3 foot or slightly longer rod, conduit, 1x1 or something to use as a push rod. Jack up the passenger side. View through the passenger front wheelwell with a flashlight. On my car, I could put the rod between the inner fender and a brake line and it lined up great. Have someone working on the hood - pushing down and lifting, trying to shift side to side, etc - while you push with the push lever. I did it by myself and it was not terrible.
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Re: The Quick/Small/(Stupid?) Question Thread-take 2

Post by Gregs672000 » Sun May 05, 2019 12:14 pm

And another reminder for us to install the emergency back up hood and trunk Releases! Good luck, be patient, you'll get it!
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Re: The Quick/Small/(Stupid?) Question Thread-take 2

Post by C.Costine » Sun May 05, 2019 12:48 pm

MRaitch, something else that can help; When replacing the starter, often the brace that is in your way is cut out, or cut along the top then bent out of the way, or you can even do as I did, and cut it away except for 1/2 inch along the top and side, then make a replacement panel that screws in. This will help the access to the latch a lot.
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Re: The Quick/Small/(Stupid?) Question Thread-take 2

Post by Solex68 » Sun May 05, 2019 6:54 pm

Danny_Vilato wrote:
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Does any one know the bolt size to mount the transmission to trans mount?
Anyone know the answer? I heard it's a metric size although I have no idea what size. I'd like to put in a recoil. I just don't know what size to order and I might as well get it correct since I am going through the trouble ;)
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Re: The Quick/Small/(Stupid?) Question Thread-take 2

Post by mraitch » Sun May 05, 2019 7:13 pm

Yippee - hood open.

Really not as hard as I thought.

Took off passenger wheel

Using a looooooong screwdriver, just tapped the 'lever' and 'voila'

Backup cable is next on the agenda.
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Re: The Quick/Small/(Stupid?) Question Thread-take 2

Post by spl310 » Mon May 06, 2019 8:04 am

mraitch wrote:
Sun May 05, 2019 7:13 pm
Yippee - hood open.

Really not as hard as I thought.

Took off passenger wheel

Using a looooooong screwdriver, just tapped the 'lever' and 'voila'

Backup cable is next on the agenda.
Excellent! Adjust the existing, add the new, then adjust the latch - it is likely slightly off and the car being tilted may have put it in the sweet spot.
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Re: The Quick/Small/(Stupid?) Question Thread-take 2

Post by 2mAn » Mon May 06, 2019 1:38 pm





Can anyone confirm that either of these is the correct champion radiator for a 68? It is listed that it will work, but I dont trust amazon and I dont see it listed as a Champion radiator anywhere
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Re: The Quick/Small/(Stupid?) Question Thread-take 2

Post by mraitch » Mon May 06, 2019 2:47 pm

If indeed Champion and a '68, likely be ok, the issue seems to be with the later steering box. Can't speak for the 2L though.
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Re: The Quick/Small/(Stupid?) Question Thread-take 2

Post by Linda » Mon May 06, 2019 3:09 pm

Be sure it is a Champion for best quality, lots of aftermarket ones that have lesser warranties because they classify them as racing radiators lol
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Re: The Quick/Small/(Stupid?) Question Thread-take 2

Post by spl310 » Mon May 06, 2019 3:51 pm

Simon, the top one is a 1600 unit the bottom is a 2000. Look at the filler neck - the 1600 doesn't have one.
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Re: The Quick/Small/(Stupid?) Question Thread-take 2

Post by 2mAn » Mon May 06, 2019 11:25 pm

Thanks, I did notice that, but neither ended up being Champion ... found a different way to search and I think this is the winner



normally I hate shopping on amazon for this exact reason, but people bought me amazon gift cards for a graduation gift rather than the summit racing I asked for ... SMH :roll:
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Re: The Quick/Small/(Stupid?) Question Thread-take 2

Post by Lorna c » Tue May 07, 2019 1:58 am

2mAn wrote:
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Identify these gaskets for me ... :)

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the round one looks the size of the oil cap on valve cover . maybe .
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Post by Shaundeegan » Tue May 07, 2019 1:00 pm

My header to tailpipe gasket has failed and I'm hoping to source one locally. In my search I see some soft aluminum gaskets that claim long life and durability. Does anyone have experience with these and if so are there any cons to their use?
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Re: The Quick/Small/(Stupid?) Question Thread-take 2

Post by 2mAn » Wed May 08, 2019 2:19 pm

I need to take the dash out to remove the heater controls and some other items, Im curious if the dash has a metal shell behind the softer skin thats cracked?
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