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

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

Post by spl310 » Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:37 am

2mAn wrote:
Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:23 pm
Can heat from the header heat up a starter to the point of failure?

My 13 month old starter isnt doing its job anymore, its spinning but its not spinning the motor.

Do I need to replace the entire starter or can I replace the solenoid? Anything I can do to prevent this in the future??

To answer the first question, YES!! I had a 66 Mustang with a 289 and headers, and if I got the headers hot (think driving triple digit speeds for a period of time), the starter would be baked and seize. That being said, your issue sounds like a solenoid or bendix issue. My old Ford didn't have the solenoid, so I can't speak to that.
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Re: The Quick/Small/(Stupid?) Question Thread-take 2

Post by 2mAn » Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:42 am

spl310 wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:37 am
2mAn wrote:
Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:23 pm
Can heat from the header heat up a starter to the point of failure?

My 13 month old starter isnt doing its job anymore, its spinning but its not spinning the motor.

Do I need to replace the entire starter or can I replace the solenoid? Anything I can do to prevent this in the future??

To answer the first question, YES!! I had a 66 Mustang with a 289 and headers, and if I got the headers hot (think driving triple digit speeds for a period of time), the starter would be baked and seize. That being said, your issue sounds like a solenoid or bendix issue. My old Ford didn't have the solenoid, so I can't speak to that.

I started a thread about it to keep the info all in one place, so I will C&P your reply (and my reply) there

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

Post by Fetch » Mon Jul 23, 2018 4:29 pm

Good Day,
Working on my '64 spl310. My question is brake and clutch master cylinders. I have a stack of shims and have read through the manuals for info on using them but I am not finding anything. Obviously, the shims make the mc move up or down.
My question, the shims are thin, what exactly am I looking at the shims doing? Master cyl for level? Angle of the push rod? Other?
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Re: The Quick/Small/(Stupid?) Question Thread-take 2

Post by 2mAn » Tue Jul 24, 2018 1:29 pm

Anyone have a side profile shot of a Roadster with the Hardtop on?
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Re: The Quick/Small/(Stupid?) Question Thread-take 2

Post by notoptoy » Tue Jul 24, 2018 3:13 pm

^Are you kidding? ^ Have you ever looked at any of Alvin's pictures?? His car is perfect for this, and he is the king of photo library's. Look at any of his posts for "Where did you drive this weekend" there are bound to be dozens.
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Re: The Quick/Small/(Stupid?) Question Thread-take 2

Post by 2mAn » Tue Jul 24, 2018 3:38 pm

Ive seen his, but Im looking more for a dead on shot VS a fancy shot... lets face it his pictures are TOO nice for what I want... but there is likely to be a big selection, I will look though, thanks

just went through 10 pages of that thread and this was the best I could find, and still not what I asked for
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Re: The Quick/Small/(Stupid?) Question Thread-take 2

Post by space » Tue Jul 24, 2018 7:15 pm

https://imgur.com/g12PLFs
Hope this is what ur looking for Simon
Cant seem to post pics directly to the thread
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Re: The Quick/Small/(Stupid?) Question Thread-take 2

Post by ppeters914 » Tue Jul 24, 2018 7:22 pm

If Alvin's is too nice, then this should fit the bill:
hard top side profile.jpg
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Re: The Quick/Small/(Stupid?) Question Thread-take 2

Post by Lorna c » Wed Jul 25, 2018 4:02 am

ppeters914 wrote:
Tue Jul 24, 2018 7:22 pm
If Alvin's is too nice, then this should fit the bill:

hard top side profile.jpg
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Re: The Quick/Small/(Stupid?) Question Thread-take 2

Post by Lorna c » Wed Jul 25, 2018 4:04 am

Dead on I think he means no overlap of corners in photo . Closer to what the second picture is .. + parallel lines
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Re: The Quick/Small/(Stupid?) Question Thread-take 2

Post by 2mAn » Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:09 am

Pete that is actually exactly what I’m looking for. Thank you!!
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Re: The Quick/Small/(Stupid?) Question Thread-take 2

Post by spl310 » Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:16 am

You may want to look for the same picture with a high windshield car.
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Re: The Quick/Small/(Stupid?) Question Thread-take 2

Post by 2mAn » Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:54 am

spl310 wrote:
Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:16 am
You may want to look for the same picture with a high windshield car.
Is the profile that much different?
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Re: The Quick/Small/(Stupid?) Question Thread-take 2

Post by spl310 » Wed Jul 25, 2018 6:30 pm

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

Post by 2mAn » Fri Jul 27, 2018 11:18 am

so does anyone have that same profile on a high windshield car?
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