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Old 06-19-2018, 04:34 PM   #20
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Location: Nomi, MN

A small update to keep the next post from being too much of a novel. Got the engine bay cleaned up, new spark plugs and wires in, and finished replacing the top end seals that needed it after the scrubdown (valve cover/front cam seal/distributor seal).


After 3 rounds of ZEP purple degreaser concentrate:

Not perfect, but at least we can see red again.

Also finished pulling the old wiring harness out of the engine bay- found this gem of a "repair" on the oil pressure sender.

I'm no scientist, but I'm pretty sure that copper is supposed to stay inside the insulation. I initially thought it was the stock wiring failing (which we already knew about), so for ****s and giggles I followed the wire path from the sender around the front of the motor and found that someone had spliced in a new section at some point.

I don't particularly care for this routing considering how close it comes to the drive pulleys and how susceptible that area is to leaks,and it bore out here- the whole length of the repair was oil soaked, crumbling, pinched in the edges of the hangers etc. I'll figure out soon if I want to keep the stock routing, but at this point I doubt it.

Also, I cleaned and fed the leather-

The driver's seat might need a more intensive conditioning, but the hides are now softer and look pretty nice after the cleaning.

At that point I fell down the rabbit hole of small engine repair when our 25 year old B&S mower decided it would mow no more, so garage time has been devoted to that.

I hope to put the Jurbo back together this week and get back to enjoying the thing while it's still nice out, barring any further interruptions from our household machines.
1985 760 Jurbo- Almost time for boost-fueled enjoyment, currently a handy way to prevent my wife from parking in the garage.
2000 Honda CRV- Åsnan
2014 MINI Clubman- A fragile German-designed, Peugeot-powered, British-built monstrosity. Excels primarily in going around corners on three wheels.
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