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Forum: projects & restorations 06-02-2019, 10:44 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 20,656
Posted By Harry Tuttle
Looks beautiful. The valve cover and cap are...

Looks beautiful. The valve cover and cap are especially outstanding. Did you have chrome put on them?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-30-2019, 09:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 650
Posted By Harry Tuttle
This is true for just about every 3M product.

This is true for just about every 3M product.
Forum: projects & restorations 05-29-2019, 12:09 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 30,363
Posted By Harry Tuttle
Looks like action. Very clean. Sometimes no balls...

Looks like action. Very clean. Sometimes no balls and minimal crust is enough.

Any of this stuff for sale? V
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-28-2019, 12:46 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 3,612
Posted By Harry Tuttle
Those early B21's had a relatively low CR,...

Those early B21's had a relatively low CR, something between 8.5 and 9 if I remember right. Big numbers should not be expected.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-27-2019, 09:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 354
Posted By Harry Tuttle
Yeah, I may resemble that remark. They were just...

Yeah, I may resemble that remark. They were just old cars that people wanted to drive, not restoration projects. TBH, I don't remember if I actually did it, but I would have...

I agree with all...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-27-2019, 07:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 354
Posted By Harry Tuttle
Back in the day, we used to flip those over if...

Back in the day, we used to flip those over if one side was still flat, as there seems to be a force driving the cam in one direction. Your opinion and/or experience?
Forum: showroom 05-24-2019, 09:41 PM
Replies: 2,449
Views: 829,188
Posted By Harry Tuttle
:omg: Looks pretty rare to me

:omg: Looks pretty rare to me
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-23-2019, 10:56 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 3,612
Posted By Harry Tuttle
That is crucial info. Are you sure it is sucking...

That is crucial info. Are you sure it is sucking and not pressure? The way the tank vent system works is by letting air into the tank by way of the filler cap, but the cap does not let any air out if...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-22-2019, 07:48 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 3,612
Posted By Harry Tuttle
Focus, man. That injector doesn't sound very bad...

Focus, man. That injector doesn't sound very bad from your description. If it wasn't pissing out a solid stream, it may meet minimum requirements.

Do you have 4 identical bottles? You should run...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-21-2019, 06:56 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 3,612
Posted By Harry Tuttle
You don't so much need one graduated cylinder as...

You don't so much need one graduated cylinder as just 4 clear plastic bottles so you can run all injectors and compare the volume that they put out. At the same time, you can watch the spray pattern.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-21-2019, 04:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 548
Posted By Harry Tuttle
+1 on that. Years ago we were warned to never...

+1 on that. Years ago we were warned to never tighten cam bolts with impact because people had broken off the ends of cams that way. This was on pushrod Volvo's.

Edit: those have threaded ends and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-20-2019, 10:46 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 3,612
Posted By Harry Tuttle
Excellent advice. Good luck with it.

Excellent advice. Good luck with it.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-19-2019, 11:31 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 3,612
Posted By Harry Tuttle
Sit down and breathe for a bit. People keep...

Sit down and breathe for a bit. People keep telling you how to check things out, and you keep saying "nah, I'm going to throw parts at it".

Are you using a greenbook for your diagnostic...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-07-2019, 11:21 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 3,612
Posted By Harry Tuttle
I don't see an update, so I hope no news is good...

I don't see an update, so I hope no news is good news.

My question:



Why? They don't make a kit with a coil wire that long? Did you know that before you bought them?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-07-2019, 11:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,244
Posted By Harry Tuttle
I spy a VW bus

I spy a VW bus
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-04-2019, 10:27 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,397
Posted By Harry Tuttle
Thanks, that looks like a good resource.

Thanks, that looks like a good resource.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-30-2019, 11:47 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 3,612
Posted By Harry Tuttle
that relay is for the lambda system

that relay is for the lambda system
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-24-2019, 10:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 394
Posted By Harry Tuttle
That's nice. I repurposed my choke light for...

That's nice. I repurposed my choke light for cruise control indicator, and had to do some hacking on the board as it has to shine when powered.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-24-2019, 09:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 352
Posted By Harry Tuttle
Do you have a test light?

Do you have a test light?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-24-2019, 09:33 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,397
Posted By Harry Tuttle
I feel for ya I believe that one...

I feel for ya




I believe that one way to distinguish between a bad pump and bad pressure regulation would be to block the return line and see what the gauge reads.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-22-2019, 09:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,438
Posted By Harry Tuttle
;-)

;-)
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-22-2019, 02:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,438
Posted By Harry Tuttle
Hmmmm... somebody must know that. What if it has...

Hmmmm... somebody must know that. What if it has been previously ground incorrectly? If I know the proper depth of the step I can check for that beforehand, and check my machinist's work afterward....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-22-2019, 11:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,438
Posted By Harry Tuttle
Agreed that with resurfacing that FW should work...

Agreed that with resurfacing that FW should work fine for daily street use.




Where is that spec to be found?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-18-2019, 09:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 941
Posted By Harry Tuttle
My experience: I asked a paint supplier for...

My experience: I asked a paint supplier for Carlsbad yellow, and they told me that the formula had been discontinued because it contained lead.

I have not asked anybody else...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-05-2019, 10:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,340
Posted By Harry Tuttle
I think that everything you need to know is in...

I think that everything you need to know is in the first page of this thread.
Forum: performance & modifications 02-24-2019, 11:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 963
Posted By Harry Tuttle
Turns out I already had that thread bookmarked ...

Turns out I already had that thread bookmarked :lol:
Forum: performance & modifications 02-23-2019, 12:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 963
Posted By Harry Tuttle
Link to thread describing such proceedure?

Link to thread describing such proceedure?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-16-2019, 11:12 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,605
Posted By Harry Tuttle
Mine seem to seep oil in that area. Haven't...

Mine seem to seep oil in that area. Haven't leaked coolant...yet
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-21-2019, 10:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,420
Posted By Harry Tuttle
Oog Can't imagine what that would cost if he...

Oog

Can't imagine what that would cost if he offered them
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-20-2019, 10:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,420
Posted By Harry Tuttle
DavidSamuels, if you want to spend the $ ...

DavidSamuels, if you want to spend the $

https://www.wagonmeister.com/240-new-lower-seat-foam
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-15-2019, 10:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,097
Posted By Harry Tuttle
Misread that as "manifold gasket". Like others, I...

Misread that as "manifold gasket". Like others, I am still skeptical of the loud injector theory.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-14-2019, 10:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,097
Posted By Harry Tuttle
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Forum: projects & restorations 12-24-2018, 11:21 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 36,581
Posted By Harry Tuttle
That was a nice easy fix. Sounds real good. ...

That was a nice easy fix. Sounds real good.

If you find that you can't resist upgrades, I am kinda lookin' for a complete B20 breakerless ign system...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-05-2018, 12:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,011
Posted By Harry Tuttle
OK you passed the sanity check Wimp :-P

OK you passed the sanity check


Wimp :-P
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-27-2018, 12:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 859
Posted By Harry Tuttle
+1 Surely not just to check the ports... Also,...

+1 Surely not just to check the ports... Also, why did some of the nice new studs come out of the head?

Nosey people want answers!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-22-2018, 03:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,204
Posted By Harry Tuttle
Good work figuring that out. I did not see this...

Good work figuring that out. I did not see this before, but the first post includes a pretty good description of a bad U-joint.



I don't think you got all that lucky. You put in a good...
Forum: projects & restorations 11-16-2018, 12:25 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 16,754
Posted By Harry Tuttle
Incredibly awesome what you are doing. How many...

Incredibly awesome what you are doing. How many would have even saved that car as stock?
Forum: performance & modifications 11-11-2018, 09:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,660
Posted By Harry Tuttle
Is that what you did? In my universe that is not...

Is that what you did? In my universe that is not correct if you want 12. I leaves 16.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-09-2018, 12:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,322
Posted By Harry Tuttle
At least you didn't have to center punch the bolt...

At least you didn't have to center punch the bolt head ;-)

The big question- how does the gasket look?

Good luck going forward.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-08-2018, 12:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 928
Posted By Harry Tuttle
I don't know about ohms, but I can tell you that...

I don't know about ohms, but I can tell you that the current through a functional pre-pump should be 1-2 amps.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-04-2018, 03:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 879
Posted By Harry Tuttle
Make sure the master is retracting fully. You...

Make sure the master is retracting fully. You could check that by loosening the nuts holding it onto the booster and let it float a bit away from the booster. Get the brakes binding first, then see...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-03-2018, 11:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,627
Posted By Harry Tuttle
That is important info. I would just add that...

That is important info. I would just add that from inside the car it is possible to mistake where a sound is really coming from. I would suggest checking your front wheel bearings. It is easier than...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-27-2018, 02:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,039
Posted By Harry Tuttle
There's your problem right there.

There's your problem right there.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-26-2018, 11:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,082
Posted By Harry Tuttle
^What he said. I found the same thing when I...

^What he said. I found the same thing when I replaced ball joints on my '78. Straight joints in a PS car. I put in the correct ones with no problem and did not feel any difference in steering feel....
Forum: showroom 10-21-2018, 10:28 PM
Replies: 2,449
Views: 829,188
Posted By Harry Tuttle
What do you mean when you say the clips are...

What do you mean when you say the clips are missing? Is it broken? If you have the instructions they will show you that there are no separate clips. The fasteners are integral.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-14-2018, 07:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,240
Posted By Harry Tuttle
Note: the fans are different. A left and a right.

Note: the fans are different. A left and a right.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-13-2018, 11:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,208
Posted By Harry Tuttle
I see the pic. With that arrangement, when the...

I see the pic. With that arrangement, when the valve is open the gauge will read control pressure. With the valve closed, the gauge will read system pressure. Is that how you are checking it? When...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-05-2018, 12:52 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,153
Posted By Harry Tuttle
Got it, thanks.

Got it, thanks.
Forum: performance & modifications 10-05-2018, 12:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,315
Posted By Harry Tuttle
Some air-cooled VW's had the rear hood release...

Some air-cooled VW's had the rear hood release (cable operated) on the rear door jam next to the driver's seat. I have thought that that would be a good place for the button, assuming that most of...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-04-2018, 11:41 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,153
Posted By Harry Tuttle
So I gather that what you are saying is that one...

So I gather that what you are saying is that one could not put an early pitman arm on a later box. Right?
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