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08-16-18, 08:10 PM
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Posted By toddk042

Replaced, and gapped the points and it is much...

Replaced, and gapped the points and it is much better. I did notice that the base plate the points attach to has a little play around the shaft. If I move it side to side, it changes the gap on the...
08-16-18, 08:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 495
Posted By toddk042

Replacing the points, and getting them gapped...

Replacing the points, and getting them gapped properly did the trick.I was able to put the timing pretty much back to where it should be, and the trailing too. The car definitely has more getup and...
08-12-18, 04:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 495
Posted By toddk042

I checked, and both the lead and trailing vacuum...

I checked, and both the lead and trailing vacuum advances are free. I have new points and condensers on order.
Forum: Build Threads
08-12-18, 10:28 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,011
Posted By toddk042

Still having high rpm issues

It had been running terrible, but I finally got a timing light on it, and it was way advanced. Visualize the distance between the leading and trailing marks, the leading was at least twice that. Once...
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08-12-18, 10:12 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,011
Posted By toddk042

Title applied for

I contacted Kentucky and got the info required to get a duplicate title from them. My friend's mum, who is on the original title has signed and had notarized everything, so hopefully in a week or two...
08-05-18, 09:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 495
Posted By toddk042

I agree something seems fishy, though I don't...

I agree something seems fishy, though I don't think it's electrical, now that you've made me think about it a bit more. The 79 has points instead of the electronic ignition that 80 has (which the fsm...
08-04-18, 08:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 495
Posted By toddk042

I got the timing light on it, and it was very...

I got the timing light on it, and it was very advanced, I got it back in time, I had to advance the trailing all the way, Took it for a drive and it feels stronger. I need to take it on the highway,...
08-04-18, 03:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 495
Posted By toddk042

Question Are these my timing marks?

I rotated the engine by hand and there are no yellow or red paint marks. I did find these divots, which look like they are the marks.I temporarily put the green and purple marks on either side. I...
Forum: Build Threads
07-28-18, 10:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,011
Posted By toddk042

It passed the Missouri inspection, once they...

It passed the Missouri inspection, once they welded up a hole in the exhaust and replace the idler arm. Yeah.

The bad news is it is still not titled. The title my friend gave me turns out to not...
07-28-18, 10:06 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 11,214
Posted By toddk042

Exclamation Updated wiring diagram

I followed the original diagram and noticed that the second relay was always on. Looking closer at the diagram, the constant 12v is connected to the relay coil. This also means that the switched 12v...
Forum: Build Threads
07-07-18, 11:06 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,011
Posted By toddk042

I do need to check on the timing too. Need to...

I do need to check on the timing too. Need to pickup a timing light.
Forum: Build Threads
07-05-18, 09:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,011
Posted By toddk042

Backfires during idle fixed

I burnished and replaced the needles. The new springs that came with the needles are a little stronger.
After putting the top back on the carb, I checked the vent and it works.
The bowls are no...
Forum: Build Threads
06-23-18, 06:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,011
Posted By toddk042

Thanks! can I use the needles that came.in the...

Thanks!
can I use the needles that came.in the rebuild kit? Everyone says they're crud. If I do, do I replace both the needles and the seats (?) They go in?

​​​​​​can I manually test the vent...
Forum: Build Threads
06-17-18, 08:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,011
Posted By toddk042

Before I rebuilt the carb, the bowls were holding...

Before I rebuilt the carb, the bowls were holding at half way up the sight glass. I carefully removed the floats and the needles, placing them in labeled zip lock baggies so I would put them back in...
Forum: Build Threads
06-06-18, 11:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,011
Posted By toddk042

So, it is running really rich, like you can see...

So, it is running really rich, like you can see the exhaust is a little dark. It sounds like it wants to backfire while idling. It does backfire when I give it gas and then let off. I read one post...
06-06-18, 11:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,837
Posted By toddk042

Interesting, Markusr2001. I just rebuilt my carb...

Interesting, Markusr2001. I just rebuilt my carb (was full of rust), and the first time I started it, the alternator, or external regulator (its a 1979) have gone out. it's running rich, but your...
06-06-18, 05:15 PM
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Views: 37,538
Posted By toddk042

What a pair of beauties!

What a pair of beauties!
Forum: Build Threads
06-03-18, 06:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,011
Posted By toddk042

I've rebuilt the carb. It will idle now around...

I've rebuilt the carb. It will idle now around 1000 to 1250. I took it out for a drive, and I i dont think the secondaries are opening, as i can put my foot on the floor, and it hardly accelerates...
06-03-18, 12:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 464
Posted By toddk042

The carb is acting much better. The secondaries...

The carb is acting much better. The secondaries were not completely closed, causing the 3k idle. I manually worked them and gave them a shot of carb cleaner it calmed down. <br />It is still idles 1k...
06-03-18, 10:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 464
Posted By toddk042

The carb is acting much better. The secondaries...

The carb is acting much better. The secondaries were not completely closed, causing the 3k idle. I manually worked them and gave them a shot of carb cleaner it calmed down.
It is still idles 1k...
05-31-18, 04:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 464
Posted By toddk042

Agreed. I think I'm getting a misreading on the...

Agreed. I think I'm getting a misreading on the Tach do to a possible regulator or Alternator failure. I just picked up a cheap multi-meter that includes a hertz counter. I'm going to use it to...
05-29-18, 11:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 464
Posted By toddk042

I found this post Bad Alt Causes Idiot lights...

I found this post Bad Alt Causes Idiot lights (https://www.rx7club.com/showpost.php?p=4895813&postcount=16), so I need to do some testing there too. Maybe something came loose when messing with the...
05-29-18, 10:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 464
Posted By toddk042

Oh, I did check the throttle cable, and it is...

Oh, I did check the throttle cable, and it is loose (when not stepping on the gas). I also checked the the hot start cable, and it seemed taught, so I removed it temporarily, and that did not help
05-29-18, 09:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 464
Posted By toddk042

Rebuilt nikki carb, now idles at 5k plus idiot lights are on

I have a 1979 with a nikki on it. I decided to rebuild the carb because it would would stall if I let it go below 1200 and was really rough. Also, when watching the spray pattern in the primaries,...
Forum: Build Threads
05-23-18, 03:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,011
Posted By toddk042

I'll give that a shot!

I'll give that a shot!
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