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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-20-2021, 11:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 625
Posted By matt b
Now I understand your message!! I just shot you a...

Now I understand your message!! I just shot you a quick PM
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-16-2021, 07:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 625
Posted By matt b
I'll sell you my california car cover made for my...

I'll sell you my california car cover made for my last Amazon.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-01-2021, 05:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 702
Posted By matt b
Given enough darts, even a monkey can hit a...

Given enough darts, even a monkey can hit a bull's eye. I can't take much credit, I just had similar nuts in my hands when I assembled a front end for an 1800S.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-01-2021, 11:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 702
Posted By matt b
They remind me of the nuts needed to adjust tie...

They remind me of the nuts needed to adjust tie rods, did you do anything with those ? Are they both right hand thread ?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-20-2020, 12:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 810
Posted By matt b
Didn't realize you were that young John.

Didn't realize you were that young John.
Forum: projects & restorations 12-18-2020, 11:26 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 26,514
Posted By matt b
Man, now I want to hear it run! What's holding...

Man, now I want to hear it run! What's holding you up, is it still the fuel delivery ?
Forum: projects & restorations 12-17-2020, 10:08 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 61,831
Posted By matt b
Very cool. Are you leaving the roof as-is and...

Very cool. Are you leaving the roof as-is and just painting the body ? Are you going to match the existing paint or just start from scratch ? Nice work on the engine, these are great engines when...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-09-2020, 10:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 970
Posted By matt b
Don't use that, just use liquid nail. VP...

Don't use that, just use liquid nail. VP basically sells the Swedish version of liquid nail as their dash pad adhesive.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-30-2020, 08:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,005
Posted By matt b
I ended up at my local...

I ended up at my local generator/starter/alternator repair shop (Luna Industries) and asked them to tell me how to wire it. Red needs to be hooked up to the post with the black diode on top of it...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-29-2020, 08:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,005
Posted By matt b
Thank you! Wiring is perfect on this car, so not...

Thank you! Wiring is perfect on this car, so not worried about the ignition coil.

Hopefully I can finally run this car this week, it's been one delay after another these past 2 weeks.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-29-2020, 06:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,005
Posted By matt b
Looks like I may have found an alternator here,...

Looks like I may have found an alternator here, supposedly compatible with a B18 or B20. It doesn't fit the existing mounting hole for an alternator on the block (sits too far forward), but I have a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-29-2020, 11:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,755
Posted By matt b
I don't think that's normal wear at all, no. But...

I don't think that's normal wear at all, no. But I wonder how much of it is due to what just happened to your engine. Is the rod bent too ?

What are you running for an alternator ? I don't...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-26-2020, 10:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,005
Posted By matt b
One wire ones are easy to do, and I don't want to...

One wire ones are easy to do, and I don't want to do that. I want to retain the charging light as a feature, for example.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-26-2020, 08:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,005
Posted By matt b
Alternator options for an 1800S

Wiring isn't my strong point and I want to be careful not to melt wires here.

B18 in a 63 1800S, with stock wiring. Currently running a generator but I need to switch to an alternator due to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-26-2020, 10:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 973
Posted By matt b
Don't use brake fluid to loosen that thing, just...

Don't use brake fluid to loosen that thing, just stick to PB Blaster and heat.

I can't say this enough: contact Eric (Planetman) and get the parts you need from him. You'll know you'll be getting...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-27-2020, 10:02 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 45,508
Posted By matt b
Excellent, I'm glad the beast lives on and looks...

Excellent, I'm glad the beast lives on and looks as good as it will run with a good tune. Whos' tuning it this time around ? Aaron again or someone else ?
Forum: projects & restorations 10-26-2020, 04:19 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 45,508
Posted By matt b
Now hurry up and park it inside. You have the...

Now hurry up and park it inside. You have the only remaining dash/airbag cover that's not warped.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-19-2020, 05:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,597
Posted By matt b
Cleaning up all the connections on your harness...

Cleaning up all the connections on your harness and replacing the dash bulbs should take care of the difference in brightness.

I'd check the inside of the dash for rust, they can have rust in the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-15-2020, 12:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,597
Posted By matt b
No, not the dash cap. Ther fascia, the part below...

No, not the dash cap. Ther fascia, the part below where there's a patch to cover a previous hole. 1800S' use 3 pieces of it.

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Forum: projects & restorations 10-15-2020, 11:38 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 61,831
Posted By matt b
Low compression wouldn't cause a high idle, but...

Low compression wouldn't cause a high idle, but as others have said: an air leak definitely will. Is the linkage returning fully, right away or is it a little sluggish ?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-14-2020, 11:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,597
Posted By matt b
You can try to contact Nick at Nick Tarlton...

You can try to contact Nick at Nick Tarlton International about the dash fascia. It's easy to find good used ones since they were used for so many years. I have entire dashes here (with the upper and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-11-2020, 02:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,549
Posted By matt b
Both my V70R and the last Amazon I had had...

Both my V70R and the last Amazon I had had California Car Covers. I still use the Amazon one on a P1800 when I have to move one outside and don't want to leave it in the sun. You can choose your...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-30-2020, 10:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,371
Posted By matt b
Be careful removing the old stuff, I'm not...

Be careful removing the old stuff, I'm not entirely sure that it doesn't contain asbestos.

The way the headliners mount, you have room for something as thick as ¼ inch, which gives you endless...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-29-2020, 07:03 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 11,581
Posted By matt b
I can donate a spare cluster to your endeavor if...

I can donate a spare cluster to your endeavor if you just cover shipping. I have 3-4 sitting on a shelf and could part with one if you want to yank parts out of it. All of them have a functioning...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-24-2020, 07:02 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 11,581
Posted By matt b
Bill Hirsch makes an excellent chemical for that....

Bill Hirsch makes an excellent chemical for that. I don't like the POR-15 stuff, lots of stories of it coming off within 1-2 years of being applied.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-24-2020, 10:44 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 11,581
Posted By matt b
The pump should have two small rubber diaphragms...

The pump should have two small rubber diaphragms that suck and push the fuel through the filter and onto the carbs. They're a b*tch to replace but I would expect them to be shot if the car sat for...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-20-2020, 06:05 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 11,581
Posted By matt b
Off topic, but John have you thought about taller...

Off topic, but John have you thought about taller stacks for your Webers ? Just so you're not pulling air quite as close to the headers as you are now ? I doubt it would make a big difference, but...
Forum: showroom 09-20-2020, 05:59 PM
Replies: 9,561
Views: 4,143,228
Posted By matt b
Thanks, cut and buffed the paint and will give it...

Thanks, cut and buffed the paint and will give it a final shine in a month or so once it's fully assembled.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-18-2020, 09:57 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 67,661
Posted By matt b
Very cool of you to share the whole build. I love...

Very cool of you to share the whole build. I love the finished product. Well worth the effort, I imagine.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-15-2020, 10:41 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 58,418
Posted By matt b
WHat are you using for a panhard bar ? Looks...

WHat are you using for a panhard bar ?
Looks good, the dyed carpet looks like it was always black. Loving the progress.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-05-2020, 01:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,366
Posted By matt b
Exactly. Any other method based on old paint...

Exactly. Any other method based on old paint codes, without knowing the type of paint used, and unable to factor in sun fade will yield poor results.

Polish (and really make it shine) the whole...
Forum: showroom 09-04-2020, 09:37 AM
Replies: 9,561
Views: 4,143,228
Posted By matt b
Painted my 63 yesterday. Assembly starts next...

Painted my 63 yesterday. Assembly starts next week

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Forum: projects & restorations 09-04-2020, 09:26 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 24,949
Posted By matt b
Looks clean and very well executed. Did you...

Looks clean and very well executed.

Did you catch that your vent hose from your filler cap has a deep cut in it ?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-01-2020, 10:31 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,146
Posted By matt b
Man.... That thing is crusty. I'd get that thing...

Man.... That thing is crusty. I'd get that thing towed out of the garage and cut my losses. Either have a shop go over the car to make sure you're not throwing good money after bad, or just find a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-28-2020, 06:37 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,146
Posted By matt b
Leverage is going to be key in all this....

Leverage is going to be key in all this. Hopefully you find a way to raise the car safely so that you can crawl underneath it and use a long breaker bar.

That thing has been fighting you tooth...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-26-2020, 12:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,737
Posted By matt b
End links make that very noise you're describing...

End links make that very noise you're describing and will typically not have any other issues. Bushings would have some weird shifting happening as well, if they're really bad you can feel it in the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-26-2020, 12:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 993
Posted By matt b
My first 3 Amazons had the generic option and...

My first 3 Amazons had the generic option and worked fine. If you're not worried about authenticity, OEM blah, blah, blah, I'd recommend going that route.

I can't find a picture of it, but my 65...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-24-2020, 11:56 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 85,347
Posted By matt b
A little clean up and it will look good. Nice...

A little clean up and it will look good. Nice work, some panel work can be a giant pain in the butt.
Forum: projects & restorations 08-18-2020, 10:50 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 39,432
Posted By matt b
I meant to make a video of the steering wheel...

I meant to make a video of the steering wheel restoration process last week, but ⅔ of the way through the video I realized I was using a steering wheel that was so bent it would never be safe for...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-10-2020, 10:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,022
Posted By matt b
If nothing else, change your oil and see what it...

If nothing else, change your oil and see what it smells/looks like. Washing your cylinder walls with gas is going to ruin the engine.
Forum: projects & restorations 08-03-2020, 12:07 PM
Replies: 415
Views: 261,655
Posted By matt b
A driveshaft shop can help with that. I know mine...

A driveshaft shop can help with that. I know mine (Tucson Driveline and Balance) offers that service. It does involve a massive torch, but I don't know what other machines are used.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-28-2020, 11:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,175
Posted By matt b
Start at the passenger rear until you see nothing...

Start at the passenger rear until you see nothing but clean, new brake fluid. Then driver's rear, then passenger front and finally driver front. Make sure the car's level while you're doing all this....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-16-2020, 12:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,826
Posted By matt b
Your car has definitely had more than a little...

Your car has definitely had more than a little love tap, but it's great that you found the piece you needed. Post pics of the work involved in swapping out front ends.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-12-2020, 03:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,826
Posted By matt b
Take a piece of string and check the front end...

Take a piece of string and check the front end for straightness, square and general dimensions. Use identical points and work across the front end (bottom of PS windshield to DS corner of fender, for...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-08-2020, 03:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,475
Posted By matt b
Our 09 had its PS pump grenade itself and the...

Our 09 had its PS pump grenade itself and the repair was pretty involved. Depending on your budget, it make be worth it to run fresh lines and replace the pump. I don't remember the details, but it...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-08-2020, 03:56 PM
Replies: 8
S/V/C: 05 v70 AC
Views: 2,629
Posted By matt b
Are you allowed to add some dye in the system...

Are you allowed to add some dye in the system yourself ? The P2 platform makes AC charging easy, even with simple over the counter bottles from an auto part store. Some come with dye, makes it easy...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-03-2020, 11:11 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,026
Posted By matt b
This would be my approach: McMaster-Carr generic...

This would be my approach: McMaster-Carr generic gasket material (https://www.mcmaster.com/gaskets/gasket-material/ultra-chemical-resistant-compressible-ptfe-gasket-material-7/)

Just make sure...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-01-2020, 07:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,604
Posted By matt b
You can have a shop weld a small plate to your...

You can have a shop weld a small plate to your car to fit the style that matches the IPD bracket. I did that a few years ago on my 65. It's easier than it sounds.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-01-2020, 11:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,712
Posted By matt b
Set up an account with Schneider through their...

Set up an account with Schneider through their orange hub portal. You'll be happy you did.
But I 100% agree on crating it. I just had a pallet of sheet metal from VP get hit in transit. Thankfully...
Forum: performance & modifications 06-28-2020, 07:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,147
Posted By matt b
Amazon, P1800, 1800S, etc cross member shock mount repair

I tried cramming as many key words in the title to help others find this thread.

As many of us know, the upper shock mount area of the Amazon, 140 and 1800 series cars isn't great. Of the 4-5...
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