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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-22-2020, 07:32 PM
Replies: 15
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Posted By svinkle
There is an updated “later” seal but seems like...

There is an updated “later” seal but seems like it’s only available in the UK. Maybe Joe Curto can get them, but I never checked. The rubber grommets seem to fit just right.



I replaced the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-21-2020, 05:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,161
Posted By svinkle
I thought that was much more of an issue with HS...

I thought that was much more of an issue with HS carbs and not HIF?



Can't argue with that.



I've got a sync tool/gauge/meter and it's pretty easy to get airflow balanced.[/quote]
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-21-2020, 05:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,161
Posted By svinkle
I have the B18 separate alloy intake, with the...

I have the B18 separate alloy intake, with the dual port exhaust manifold.

Rebuild was all new seals, jets, float needles, and metering needles. Got it all from Joe Curto and he recommended the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-21-2020, 05:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,161
Posted By svinkle
Yep. I replaced all seals including...

Yep.



I replaced all seals including throttle shaft seals. I wasn't very impressed with them... kind of a loose fit ID and OD. I've read a bunch about HIF issues on brit-car forums, and saw...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-20-2020, 11:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,161
Posted By svinkle
My number one issue is I'm tuning the carbs blind...

My number one issue is I'm tuning the carbs blind (can't use the lift pin test, and have to guess how many turns richer I go). Number two is setting idle rpm because backing the idle screws all the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-19-2020, 06:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,161
Posted By svinkle
B20 idle and low vacuum

I've been chasing idle issues with my B20 with HIF6 carbs. I rebuilt the carbs, surfaced the manifold, replaced all intake/carb gaskets, and checked that the brake booster is not leaking. Float level...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-17-2020, 03:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,158
Posted By svinkle
I owned this car for 10 years until Bruce bought...

I owned this car for 10 years until Bruce bought it, and it always had an inconsistent idle when warmed up. I did all the flame trap parts and vacuum lines in 2010, and I replaced the injector...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-15-2020, 04:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 14,890
Posted By svinkle
Nope! :oops: I was so focused on getting...

Nope! :oops:

I was so focused on getting them seated in the lower arms that I neglected to make sure the tops were seated. All good now.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-14-2020, 07:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 14,890
Posted By svinkle
After some mild drama, I have all new bushings up...

After some mild drama, I have all new bushings up front. I also switched out the cut springs for the OE springs from my '69 parts car.

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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-11-2020, 04:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,228
Posted By svinkle
Thanks guys. Looking forward to getting it out...

Thanks guys. Looking forward to getting it out the garage and seeing in better light.

Since there were some nooks and crannies I couldn't completely access for removing 100% of the rust, I used...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-06-2020, 04:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,028
Posted By svinkle
Ah ok :party:

Ah ok :party:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-06-2020, 01:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,028
Posted By svinkle
Is the Redline product an exception to "do not...

Is the Redline product an exception to "do not use GL-4"?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-06-2020, 01:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,228
Posted By svinkle
Out with the old: <a data-flickr-embed="true"...

Out with the old:
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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-06-2020, 12:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,028
Posted By svinkle
Shoot, really? Lots of folks seem to use Redline...

Shoot, really? Lots of folks seem to use Redline MTL (myself included) which appears to all be GL-4/5.

http://www.redlineoil.com/gear-oil-for-manual-transmissions
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-24-2020, 08:33 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 14,890
Posted By svinkle
That's great info! If I can use square keys...

That's great info!

If I can use square keys to spread the force like your tool, I feel more confident about giving it another go. I'll figure out if it works tomorrow... at the moment I'm in...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-24-2020, 08:23 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 14,890
Posted By svinkle
Man, I was imagining a tool exactly like that!...

Man, I was imagining a tool exactly like that! Unfortunately I’m not a metal fabricator.

I got one bushing in that has a bent flange but seated all the way. I ruined the next one :-(

If the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-24-2020, 06:41 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 14,890
Posted By svinkle
Uppers bushings and ball joint swap were no...

Uppers bushings and ball joint swap were no problem but I am having trouble with the lowers. The metal flange is much thinner than the Volvo marked ones I removed. I'm using a tool attachment that...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-24-2020, 01:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 14,890
Posted By svinkle
Excellent! I noticed that the ball joints...

Excellent!

I noticed that the ball joints were installed at different orientations in each car. In the '71, it was not aligned with the center of the arm.
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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-24-2020, 10:07 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 14,890
Posted By svinkle
Thanks as always for the info! I guess the '69...

Thanks as always for the info! I guess the '69 was a late production car... the ball joint pins have the same diameter(s), so the arms are essentially identical, right?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-23-2020, 08:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 14,890
Posted By svinkle
Also, looks like I've been running cut sprangz....

Also, looks like I've been running cut sprangz. On the left is a stock '69 spring.
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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-23-2020, 08:12 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 14,890
Posted By svinkle
Removing bushings with the big c-clamp tool has...

Removing bushings with the big c-clamp tool has been easy so far.

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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-17-2020, 01:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 14,890
Posted By svinkle
Yeah, it’s more of a satisfaction thing than fun...

Yeah, it’s more of a satisfaction thing than fun for me. Rear end bushings were super easy and kind of an instant gratification thing. The front will be more challenging for sure.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-17-2020, 01:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 14,890
Posted By svinkle
You’re right... this will probably be a classic...

You’re right... this will probably be a classic $.17/hour job, where it would’ve been smarter, easier, and maybe even cheaper to mail them off.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-15-2020, 12:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,228
Posted By svinkle
Kjets was kind enough to deliver his '72 front...

Kjets was kind enough to deliver his '72 front valence assembly. We confirmed that the early and late pieces are different in shape and bolt hole spacing. The front radiator support/cross piece on...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-15-2020, 12:22 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 14,890
Posted By svinkle
I thought about that but I'd still have to figure...

I thought about that but I'd still have to figure out adapters, receiving cups, etc. Unless Y'all say I can do it with regular sockets.

I just bought a set that's similar to the HF tool but...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-14-2020, 04:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 14,890
Posted By svinkle
Thanks for confirming that. I got the feeling...

Thanks for confirming that. I got the feeling hammering was a big no-no.

Is this (https://www.harborfreight.com/ball-joint-service-kit-for-2wd-and-4wd-vehicles-63279.html) the tool you used?
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-14-2020, 11:36 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 14,890
Posted By svinkle
I will continue to drag this thread back into the...

I will continue to drag this thread back into the present:

After watching these videos and reading the Phil Singher how-to (for Amazon/1800), I'm wondering how much of a press is needed for these,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-13-2020, 10:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,228
Posted By svinkle
It was a pretty good crunch: <a...

It was a pretty good crunch:
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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-12-2020, 02:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,228
Posted By svinkle
Good point. Regardless, I need exactly what's in...

Good point. Regardless, I need exactly what's in that photo.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-12-2020, 02:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,228
Posted By svinkle
This is the hot mess I'm trying to address. Red...

This is the hot mess I'm trying to address. Red arrows point to the holes in the lower cross piece.
<a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-12-2020, 02:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,228
Posted By svinkle
That is exactly what I need!

That is exactly what I need!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-12-2020, 02:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,228
Posted By svinkle
Yeah, I think I wasn't considering the lower part...

Yeah, I think I wasn't considering the lower part as a single piece. I need the whole assembly that surrounds the radiator and headlights, and bolts to the inner fender wings and lower radiator...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-12-2020, 02:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,228
Posted By svinkle
Cooling is not on the short list of mechanical...

Cooling is not on the short list of mechanical issues with this car. It actually seems to run too cool... sits just below mid-way on the gauge sitting still at a stop light, then goes almost to the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-12-2020, 11:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,228
Posted By svinkle
I hear ya, but the gap and holes and everything...

I hear ya, but the gap and holes and everything are at least symmetric from side to side.



This is my radiator set up. It cools very well in all conditions. Obviously there's some misalignment...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-11-2020, 05:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,228
Posted By svinkle
Early 140 front end sheet metal

Are the lower (behind bumper) sheet metal interchangeable on early 140's?

My '71 145 took a right-front hit long before I got it. The RF fender and sheet metal behind/below the bumper were...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-08-2020, 11:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 5,001
Posted By svinkle
I was amazed at how much water can get through...

I was amazed at how much water can get through leaky taillight gaskets under the overhanging trunk lip on my ‘78 240.
Forum: projects & restorations 07-07-2020, 08:42 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 64,371
Posted By svinkle
Yeah who knows. I had a switch on mine for the...

Yeah who knows. I had a switch on mine for the reverse lights because the PO had swapped in an M41 that didn’t have a reverse switch.
Forum: projects & restorations 07-07-2020, 04:10 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 64,371
Posted By svinkle
It's funny how almost every lower dash panel I've...

It's funny how almost every lower dash panel I've seen has a hole drilled in some random place.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-29-2020, 08:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,901
Posted By svinkle
I’ve been chasing a high and erratic idle with my...

I’ve been chasing a high and erratic idle with my hif6’s. Rebuilt them, new 123ignition distributor, timing is correct, valves adjusted. I have to back the throttle screws all the way out to get the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-27-2020, 04:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,854
Posted By svinkle
I do but I'm the reciever not the shipper. ...

I do but I'm the reciever not the shipper.





UPS?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-27-2020, 02:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,854
Posted By svinkle
Shipping an M41

Does anyone have photos and/or advice for crating and shipping an M41 w/OD? I'm trying to facilitate getting one from MD to me in OR. Slow shipping is fine, just looking for the safest easiest...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-26-2020, 01:18 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 64,371
Posted By svinkle
Dreams really do come true!

Dreams really do come true!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-26-2020, 12:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,565
Posted By svinkle
I’ve been wondering the same thing. My m41 is...

I’ve been wondering the same thing. My m41 is noisy in all gears especially under throttle at higher speeds so I suspect the main shaft bearings.

Is it possible for bearings in the OD unit to...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-11-2020, 12:44 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 64,371
Posted By svinkle
Oh yeah, I forgot this thread was about a 145!

Oh yeah, I forgot this thread was about a 145!
Forum: projects & restorations 06-10-2020, 01:43 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 141,315
Posted By svinkle
I can't imagine making the choice to not have...

I can't imagine making the choice to not have functional vent windows in my '71. I love the feeling of opening a vent window and feeling the sudden blast of air from the footwell vents. They also...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-16-2020, 01:51 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 141,315
Posted By svinkle
It's been a while but I seem to remember just...

It's been a while but I seem to remember just turning the sender until it stopped, not having to calculate how far to turn before it loosened again.

I <i>do</i> remember my eyes watering from the...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-10-2020, 07:37 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 64,371
Posted By svinkle
Looks like a nice wagon. Keep up the good work!

Looks like a nice wagon. Keep up the good work!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-20-2020, 07:25 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 15,355
Posted By svinkle
Check out Part I-IV about the J-type at...

Check out Part I-IV about the J-type at https://www.buckeyetriumphs.org/gearbox. Tons of detailed info and excellent guides for rebuilding.
Forum: projects & restorations 03-27-2020, 12:56 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 64,371
Posted By svinkle
Nice work! Where did you connect the...

Nice work!

Where did you connect the battery ground cable? I’ve never been 100% sure whether mine is correct after having the motor out for a while a couple years ago.
Forum: projects & restorations 03-25-2020, 06:42 PM
Replies: 290
Views: 217,892
Posted By svinkle
Does anyone know if the brass bushings are...

Does anyone know if the brass bushings are available from anywhere other than Scandix these days? I've seen a few mentions of getting them on ebay, but I can't find any.
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