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11-11-18, 11:58 PM
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Posted By toddk042

Finally got the exhaust off. JB Blaster worked on...

Finally got the exhaust off. JB Blaster worked on some nuts others required a little more :)
I took a propane torch to the nuts on the presilencer. worked on one. gave up and took my dremel to the...
11-11-18, 11:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 936
Posted By toddk042

I took a propane torch to the nuts on the...

I took a propane torch to the nuts on the presilencer. worked on one. gave up and took my dremel to the other one.
i removed what looked like heat protective cloth, and found the compression bolt...
11-10-18, 10:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,021
Posted By toddk042

Here's the throtl video, so you don't have to go...

Here's the throtl video, so you don't have to go hunting: Throtl 13b rebuild
This thread cropping back up is good timing. I have this task in my future.
11-08-18, 12:35 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 936
Posted By toddk042

Got the starter off. Got the three nuts off the...

Got the starter off. Got the three nuts off the back of the reactor and the two holding the pipe on the bottom. The smaller pipes are also disconnected.
I cannot get the two nuts off the...
11-07-18, 12:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 936
Posted By toddk042

Went crawling under the car tonight. Have got...

Went crawling under the car tonight. Have got most of the bolts and nuts on the exhaust off. The others are pb blaster soaking.

Got a couple of questions, with photos.
The starter is supposed to...
11-06-18, 02:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 355
Posted By toddk042

When I rebuilt my Nikki, I did all my work in a...

When I rebuilt my Nikki, I did all my work in a shallow plastic bin ( about 6-8 inches deep) do keep things from walking away.

Oh, Check your timing too. The PO had really advanced it, which...
11-06-18, 09:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 936
Posted By toddk042

Got the hood off, need to get the exhaust and...

Got the hood off, need to get the exhaust and starter, and ac radiator
Forum: Build Threads
11-06-18, 09:11 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,480
Posted By toddk042

Had a friend over and got the hood off. Exhaust...

Had a friend over and got the hood off.
Exhaust and starter are the last things to disconnect.
Oh, and remove the AC radiator based on suggestions.
11-01-18, 11:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 936
Posted By toddk042

You can't see from the photo but the ac...

You can't see from the photo but the ac compressor is already disconnected. The ac compressor went out a long time ago. That is a project for another time.
I'll move the ac radiator. Thanks.
I am...
Forum: Build Threads
11-01-18, 04:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,480
Posted By toddk042

Rebuilding Time

The good times couldn't last. the Engine has got a really bad "leak of Death". I can watch it seep. So, I'm plowing forward and am pulling the engine to rebuild.
I started taking things off while...
11-01-18, 04:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 936
Posted By toddk042

The rebuild has started. I started taking things...

The rebuild has started. I started taking things off while the engine is still in the car because i didn't have crane. Found one and engine stand on OfferUp for $150. I've got the kit from Atkins and...
10-07-18, 08:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 936
Posted By toddk042

I am thinking this whole dowel as segments thing...

I am thinking this whole dowel as segments thing is a design flaw. I did find on Pinapple Express a single length hollow dowel (https://www.pineappleracing.com/soliddowelpins.aspx), so that you still...
10-01-18, 12:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 936
Posted By toddk042

I can monitor it, but I can actually watch it...

I can monitor it, but I can actually watch it seep. there has.been a leak for three weeks now, and when I had the oil changed, the manager said it was leaking from the oil pan seal. I think it was...
09-30-18, 01:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 936
Posted By toddk042

Unhappy bummer

Well that is disappointing. I don't think have the space to pull the engine and rebuild it, plus I've never done that. I am both interested and terrified of trying though. :twitch:

Does this...
09-29-18, 05:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 936
Posted By toddk042

Question 79 - oil leak just after MAZDA on rear section

I've tracked down my oil leak, and need to know ways to fix it.
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08-30-18, 10:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 444
Posted By toddk042

Question Are 1979 Gauge Needles Supposed to be Illuminated?

In general, the dash gauges and heating/cooling controls lighting is pretty dim. I suspect, from reading other posts, that the lights may have metal vaporized on the inside, so I'm going to replace...
Forum: Build Threads
08-16-18, 09:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,480
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, 09:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 610
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, 05:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 610
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, 11:28 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,480
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...
Forum: Build Threads
08-12-18, 11:12 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,480
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, 10:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 610
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, 09:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 610
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, 04:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 610
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, 11:27 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,480
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...
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