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

Post by notoptoy » Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:33 pm

On a 1600, I don't measure the dogbone, I set the distance while on the car. The car should be able to idle without the bones attached. Balance the carbs and set the idle with bones disconnected. I then connect and set each dogbone one at a time so that at idle, there is zero pressure on the throttle side. Very small turns in and out will reveal that "just right" position very nicely as the idle will change if you are exerting pressure either way. Lock it down when set, then double and triple check as they are finicky!
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Re: The Quick/Small/(Stupid?) Question Thread-take 2

Post by mraitch » Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:41 am

+1 -

you set up the carbs to where you want them and then adjust dog-bones to suit.
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Re: The Quick/Small/(Stupid?) Question Thread-take 2

Post by Lorna c » Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:28 am

notoptoy wrote:
Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:33 pm
On a 1600, I don't measure the dogbone, I set the distance while on the car. The car should be able to idle without the bones attached. Balance the carbs and set the idle with bones disconnected. I then connect and set each dogbone one at a time so that at idle, there is zero pressure on the throttle side. Very small turns in and out will reveal that "just right" position very nicely as the idle will change if you are exerting pressure either way. Lock it down when set, then double and triple check as they are finicky!
Really . Without the dogbones attached ? With only the idle screw then ? Ok . Then set dogbones .. that's different then I've been doing it for sure . Ok thanks .. I'll do this today .
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Re: The Quick/Small/(Stupid?) Question Thread-take 2

Post by Lorna c » Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:33 am

mraitch wrote:
Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:41 am
+1 -

you set up the carbs to where you want them and then adjust dog-bones to suit.
Ok I'll try this way today .. thank u
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Re: The Quick/Small/(Stupid?) Question Thread-take 2

Post by onsight512 » Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:47 pm

Anybody know what size the bolt is that holds the hood to the hinge? I opened my hood today and evidently one of the bolts on the passenger side has gone awol.

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

Post by onsight512 » Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:07 am

onsight512 wrote:
Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:47 pm
Anybody know what size the bolt is that holds the hood to the hinge? I opened my hood today and evidently one of the bolts on the passenger side has gone awol.
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Re: The Quick/Small/(Stupid?) Question Thread-take 2

Post by goldbug » Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:09 am

onsight512 wrote:
Sun Jul 15, 2018 12:07 am
onsight512 wrote:
Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:47 pm
Anybody know what size the bolt is that holds the hood to the hinge? I opened my hood today and evidently one of the bolts on the passenger side has gone awol.
5/16-24. :D
Confirmed thread pitch.
Additionally, when I measured mine, they were 3/4" long.
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Re: The Quick/Small/(Stupid?) Question Thread-take 2

Post by mraitch » Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:06 pm

I have NO idea where this heater line goes to.

I can't see ANY spare wires coming through the firewal.

Any ideas??

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

Post by notoptoy » Tue Jul 17, 2018 3:34 pm

If you are talking about the yellow wire, it probably goes to the temperature sender. There should be a yellow wire in the harness somewhere there on the drivers side inner fender.
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Post by spl310 » Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:39 pm

Look near the wires for the washer pump. It usually has a black plastic sheath.
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Re: The Quick/Small/(Stupid?) Question Thread-take 2

Post by 2mAn » 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??
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Re: The Quick/Small/(Stupid?) Question Thread-take 2

Post by notoptoy » Wed Jul 18, 2018 5:56 am

For the work involved in the R&R of the starter, I would just go ahead and put in a gear reduction starter and be done with it. It’s a reasonable cost, and smaller. Yes, I believe the heat in that area contributes to a shorter life. Gear reduction starter is smaller so may allow more airflow and a longer life, just an assumption, not fact based.
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Re: The Quick/Small/(Stupid?) Question Thread-take 2

Post by 2mAn » Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:00 am

notoptoy wrote:
Wed Jul 18, 2018 5:56 am
For the work involved in the R&R of the starter, I would just go ahead and put in a gear reduction starter and be done with it. It’s a reasonable cost, and smaller. Yes, I believe the heat in that area contributes to a shorter life. Gear reduction starter is smaller so may allow more airflow and a longer life, just an assumption, not fact based.
I thought the one I had bought was a gear-reduction unit, but I was a complete newbie at the time. I'll have to ask Will to confirm this

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Im pretty frustrated by this whole situation as I thought this problem was solved, and now the R&R is going to be a nightmare and without really cranking out the work in my free time I will miss the Monterey Historics...

I just want to make sure that this will be the last time I deal with it, at least for a long time. Not a year
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Re: The Quick/Small/(Stupid?) Question Thread-take 2

Post by greydog » Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:08 am

Looks like a gear reduction starter to me....
Regardless, starters were never an annual replacement item. Many of these cars have starters that are 10 years old or more.
I have no idea how old my '68 2000 starter is but the starter on my '69 1600 is 6 years old.
Have you taken the starter to an auto parts store to verify that it's faulty? Is is possible there is some other fault here? Loose bolts, slipped ring gear, missing or badly worn teeth on the flywheel, poor connections, etc?
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Re: The Quick/Small/(Stupid?) Question Thread-take 2

Post by 2mAn » Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:11 am

Im starting a new thread because I want this to be easily found in the future, should this happen to others
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