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 on: November 28, 2021, 05:46:34 PM 
Started by johnpic - Last post by chrispoe
I connect it in November and leave it on til May. I plan to find a waterproof one that I can permanently mount in the engine bay and then run a plug behind the fog light so I can plug it in without even opening the hood.

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 on: November 28, 2021, 09:15:08 AM 
Started by EShepherd - Last post by greywolf27030
no

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 on: November 28, 2021, 07:25:18 AM 
Started by EShepherd - Last post by EShepherd
Just go to the auto parts store and ask them for a non-ac belt :) no idler needed

Well that definitely sounds ideal. Does it get rid of the two-belt setup, and just runs everything together on a single drive belt?

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 on: November 25, 2021, 10:36:12 PM 
Started by EShepherd - Last post by Rocketman
Just go to the auto parts store and ask them for a non-ac belt :) no idler needed

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 on: November 25, 2021, 05:06:13 PM 
Started by EShepherd - Last post by EShepherd
In addition to the brake master cylinder we need to work out a replacement for the distributor.

I have most of the important parts coming in. I won't know for sure until I have the thing blown apart on my workbench, but I believe all I'm missing is some seals and bearing(s)? Other than those, I think everything else is not necessarily a wear item, and could be restored to a like-new condition. Anything that is a wear item, I'll try and track down replacement part numbers for them. My goal is to end up with what is essentially a new distributor. We'll see how close to that goal I can get.

With a good enough write-up, and links to parts, it shouldn't be too difficult for everyone e;se here that is interested to do the same with their distributors. If it does end up being more difficult than I envision, I suppose I could always offer it as a service to fellow forum members. I guess we will see how it goes.


Anyways, I just finished going through my few boxes of parts. Other than a bunch of brackets, it looks like I've only got the following parts left to deal with: The VAF, the radiator, it's fan and hoses, the power steering pump, the alternator, the starter, the flywheel/pressure plate/clutch, aaaaaand a whole bunch of hoses. There's really not much left for me to do. However, it is a nice big (frustrating) 3d puzzle, as far as routing all these hoses and getting the brackets back on. It's certainly going to be interesting, trying to get the last few bits of this thing together.

Once the distributor and valve cover are back on the engine, hopefully the other pieces fall into place nicely for me. I'm not too sure what to do with the power steering pump, since it only shared a belt drive with the AC compressor, which I've deleted. I think I may well be going with no power steering, but maybe I can find a way to replace the AC compressor with an idler pully, and retain the power assisted steering.

I do need to track down an aftermarket intercooler and some piping, too.

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 on: November 25, 2021, 04:30:54 PM 
Started by EShepherd - Last post by greywolf27030
In addition to the brake master cylinder we need to work out a replacement for the distributor.

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 on: November 25, 2021, 01:07:55 PM 
Started by EShepherd - Last post by EShepherd
Yeah, before long all anyone will know is how to plug it in....lol

I actually just had to order a small little 2-jaw puller to take the thing apart. I don't have one small enough to feel comfortable using it on the distributor lol

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 on: November 25, 2021, 08:26:40 AM 
Started by EShepherd - Last post by greywolf27030
Yeah, before long all anyone will know is how to plug it in....lol

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 on: November 24, 2021, 05:38:13 PM 
Started by EShepherd - Last post by EShepherd
I was going through my boxes of parts, and looking at what I have left I can do to the engine before I get the transmission, and I came across my very nasty distributor. Holy crap guys, replacement dizzy's are EXPENSIVE. So, I ordered some stuff to rebuild it. I already have a box with new spark plug wires. I'm pretty confident I have a new O-Ring for it in my master engine rebuild gasket set. So I ordered a cap, rotor, ignition coil, and pickup coil. All of that stuff should be here next Thursday. Maybe I'll do a write-up on how to rebuild the distributors, like I did with porting the wastegate. New ones are expensive, and very likely in short supply. Likewise, the knowledge on how to rebuild a distributor is probably on it's way to being lost to time. It may be a good addition to the community here.

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 on: November 24, 2021, 05:43:55 AM 
Started by Kiwimagic - Last post by greywolf27030
The water/oil cooler is more efficient that an air/water cooler. I imagine packaging would be a problem. With the a/w style cooler you'd have a larger radiator(oil radiator) and you'd have to have some way to insure air flow though it, like a fan. Id you check around, OE coolers are water/oil for these reasons. That's the same reason the AT fluid is cooled via the radiator rather than a separate cooler and aftermarket coolers often include a fan.

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