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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-01-2022, 12:49 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By Harry Tuttle
It has been a long time since I have seen one of...

It has been a long time since I have seen one of those intact. I find that the cables stay in place, though. Just make sure the cable is routed so there is no tension pulling it away from the speedo.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-21-2022, 11:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,069
Posted By Harry Tuttle
Thanks everyone who chose to participate in my...

Thanks everyone who chose to participate in my odyssey of discovery.




Draw you out of your hole as the new primary curmudgeon, stepping into the role formerly held by Ken. :-P
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-20-2022, 11:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,069
Posted By Harry Tuttle
Hmmmm... As I burrow deeper into this string of...

Hmmmm... As I burrow deeper into this string of details, the truth still seems a little out of reach.

I am thinking that the strap is immaterial; the hinges must be interchangeable. So any 240...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-18-2022, 03:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 611
Posted By Harry Tuttle
Does anybody anywhere make a solid pulley that is...

Does anybody anywhere make a solid pulley that is NOT underdrive?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-17-2022, 11:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,069
Posted By Harry Tuttle
Cool info, thanks. I have to add my experience,...

Cool info, thanks. I have to add my experience, though, with a '78. It has the later style limiter. That would fit with the service bulletin linked above, which indicates that the latch change took...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-17-2022, 10:54 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,069
Posted By Harry Tuttle
I am going to add to my threadjack with another...

I am going to add to my threadjack with another question: Is there any reason that a '75 240 door would not fit on any 140?

More specifically, would the 75 door have the same janky limit strap as...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-13-2022, 10:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,223
Posted By Harry Tuttle
Rest pressure can affect hot starts, but when...

Rest pressure can affect hot starts, but when cold it is pretty much always zero. Have you checked the cold start inj. and thermo time switch? How much extra cranking are you talking about?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-11-2022, 01:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,223
Posted By Harry Tuttle
Do you have some fuel pressure numbers to go...

Do you have some fuel pressure numbers to go along with the lambda figure? Always check pressure first.

There is an allen wrench that will fit in there, you just have to find the one with the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-25-2022, 11:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,789
Posted By Harry Tuttle
Hmmm... a seal inside there? That's a new one on...

Hmmm... a seal inside there? That's a new one on me. What happened to the little top hat that fit on the threaded end and was held on by the nut on the cable? Am I showing my (old) old car bias again?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-25-2022, 11:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,647
Posted By Harry Tuttle
Did you take out the instrument cluster? Really...

Did you take out the instrument cluster? Really helps your view of things in that area.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-23-2022, 11:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,253
Posted By Harry Tuttle
Good advice from Dave. Though I have never done...

Good advice from Dave. Though I have never done it, I have heard that if you spray a mist of water on the plug wires in the dark, and they are shot, you will see arcing all over the place.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-14-2022, 11:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,701
Posted By Harry Tuttle
The ABA clamps supplied on US 240's are very...

The ABA clamps supplied on US 240's are very fine, but are made of plated steel, not stainless. The very same clamp is available from marine suppliers, such as Defender...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-08-2022, 11:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,319
Posted By Harry Tuttle
:drama:

:drama:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-24-2022, 12:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,829
Posted By Harry Tuttle
Congrats on completing the job from hell and...

Congrats on completing the job from hell and working A/C (without complete system replacement?).

I am guessing that switch was aftermarket. In my case, it didn't even make it to installation...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-05-2022, 12:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,021
Posted By Harry Tuttle
Wow, good one. Bob FTW

Wow, good one. Bob FTW
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-05-2022, 12:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,102
Posted By Harry Tuttle
In the lower corners of the channel that the...

In the lower corners of the channel that the glass sits in, there are drain holes that empty into the same bay that you poured the test flood into. See photo below, hosted by none other than...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-02-2022, 05:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,168
Posted By Harry Tuttle
I have almost nothing to add to hiperfauto's...

I have almost nothing to add to hiperfauto's thorough analysis above, but what I do have is this: Are you sure the mounting bolts for the crossmember are tight?
Forum: website & board 07-28-2022, 11:23 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 28,038
Posted By Harry Tuttle
Adding myself to group not getting notified by...

Adding myself to group not getting notified by gmail.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-28-2022, 11:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,069
Posted By Harry Tuttle
:cool::cool: If I was building a car...

:cool::cool:



If I was building a car like that, I would put the 2-door side on the right, and the 4-door side on the left. :-P
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-26-2022, 11:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,069
Posted By Harry Tuttle
That document has some funky math in the mm-inch...

That document has some funky math in the mm-inch conversion chart.

So it tells us how to put an early latch into a later door. What are the chances that any of the parts listed for this conversion...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-10-2022, 11:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,782
Posted By Harry Tuttle
Did you try just running the plug in a little...

Did you try just running the plug in a little deeper in the hole? With tapered pipe threads you can do that up to a point, and if the threads are in reasonably good shape they will likely seal. It...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-22-2022, 11:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,681
Posted By Harry Tuttle
Door stop straps and the boxes in the doors that...

Door stop straps and the boxes in the doors that receive them.

Does it have the elect. junction on the inner fender with the two plastic parts that hold it?

How about headlight buckets?
Forum: performance & modifications 05-19-2022, 10:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,404
Posted By Harry Tuttle
Good info; thanks to both of you. I am...

Good info; thanks to both of you.

I am going to reveal my ignorance here: not having spent significant time under the hood of a late 240, I am gathering that this GM typeII pump is what was...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-19-2022, 12:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,404
Posted By Harry Tuttle
I am at my limit with Saginaw pumps for the same...

I am at my limit with Saginaw pumps for the same reason. I took one off a car where it was driven from the AC pump, and was silent, to replace one that was rattly on a car with the non-AC mounting....
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-25-2022, 10:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,794
Posted By Harry Tuttle
I have heard that they dampen the valve train...

I have heard that they dampen the valve train noise considerably.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-11-2022, 01:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,424
Posted By Harry Tuttle
This question has not been answered, but that is...

This question has not been answered, but that is the only place I know of on a 240 that uses 12mm hose. Is the system on this car still the original layout?

If so, the pressure delivered by the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-05-2022, 11:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,662
Posted By Harry Tuttle
Thankyaverymuch

Thankyaverymuch
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-05-2022, 03:51 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,662
Posted By Harry Tuttle
I am having a hard time finding the p/n for the...

I am having a hard time finding the p/n for the flange gasket between the cat and the intermediate pipe (#6 in the diagram above). Can anybody help?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-04-2022, 08:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,662
Posted By Harry Tuttle
https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/IFAAAOSwyxVgmvB8/s-...

https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/IFAAAOSwyxVgmvB8/s-l1600.jpg

That's what I'm talkin bout. Thanks for the link.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-03-2022, 04:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,662
Posted By Harry Tuttle
Take a look at the diagram, part #9. That pipe...

Take a look at the diagram, part #9. That pipe bolts to the rear of the cat.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-03-2022, 04:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,253
Posted By Harry Tuttle
I don't really disagree with this, but just to be...

I don't really disagree with this, but just to be contrarian, consider that Atom D&D put a volvo body on a BMW chassis, both of them being unibodies. It would seem that if both of the cars were...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 02-03-2022, 03:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,662
Posted By Harry Tuttle
Good to know. "cat back" exh systems never...

Good to know. "cat back" exh systems never include that.
Forum: performance & modifications 01-22-2022, 12:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,162
Posted By Harry Tuttle
Impressive documentation of a block. ...

Impressive documentation of a block.



Is that something that you also measured? I don't doubt the reality of that distortion, but would be curious to see some numbers, if it is measurable.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-06-2022, 02:45 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,355
Posted By Harry Tuttle
Plastigage to help justify leaving the bearings...

Plastigage to help justify leaving the bearings in there.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-03-2021, 02:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,550
Posted By Harry Tuttle
Does it make noise when it rolls freely in gear?...

Does it make noise when it rolls freely in gear? I can't think of many causes that would not call for a replacement axle. Like the pinion lost all its teeth, or sheared off the shaft? Has that ever...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-15-2021, 12:50 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 9,552
Posted By Harry Tuttle
This is excellent advice.

This is excellent advice.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-13-2021, 02:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,474
Posted By Harry Tuttle
Good work. It feels good to read a feel-good...

Good work. It feels good to read a feel-good story now and then
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-06-2021, 02:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,774
Posted By Harry Tuttle
So, just to clarify this, I gather that if you...

So, just to clarify this, I gather that if you have a Pierburg pump that is old enough, it can be rebuilt. And the kit is available...?

https://www.tascaparts.com/oem-parts...cT0yNzYzMDg%3D
...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-19-2021, 11:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,156
Posted By Harry Tuttle
I investigated this further. Previously, when the...

I investigated this further. Previously, when the bolt did not freely screw into the hole in the front lower corner of the block, I did not look any closer, because, like others, I assumed that the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-18-2021, 10:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,156
Posted By Harry Tuttle
Good point

Good point
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-17-2021, 11:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,156
Posted By Harry Tuttle
:lol: Doesn't work on my '75 B20 ...

:lol:




Doesn't work on my '75 B20 :grrr:
Forum: performance & modifications 08-10-2021, 11:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,720
Posted By Harry Tuttle
Just another bitter guy who can't get Kjet to...

Just another bitter guy who can't get Kjet to work.



Looking back at the 1st post, I guess I just coulda read it a little better
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-04-2021, 11:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,396
Posted By Harry Tuttle
If the tank has been cleaned and has a new filter...

If the tank has been cleaned and has a new filter in it, why not use it? The fuel system on a carbed car is quite simple.

Also, a '72 would have SU HIF carbs originally, if it originally had...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-29-2021, 10:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,720
Posted By Harry Tuttle
And one other big thing: it is not metering the...

And one other big thing: it is not metering the fuel by sucking all the air through a small hole.

That thing looks pretty cool, and well executed by the op.

Edit: I don't see any pics of an...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-17-2021, 01:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,783
Posted By Harry Tuttle
Based on your comments, I don't think you have...

Based on your comments, I don't think you have anything to worry about. Take a look at it occasionally and see if anything changes.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-16-2021, 10:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,783
Posted By Harry Tuttle
Did you happen to notice whether when the control...

Did you happen to notice whether when the control arm rotates, the bushing rotates in its bracket? That would be worth checking.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-07-2021, 01:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,240
Posted By Harry Tuttle
I wouldn't. I would suggest just using the...

I wouldn't. I would suggest just using the doughnut, and see what happens.

What you are doing here is joining two parts that are basically not compatible by design. Pay close attention to how...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-06-2021, 10:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,240
Posted By Harry Tuttle
My mistake, I thought you had ordered the IPD...

My mistake, I thought you had ordered the IPD headpipe. Looks like that doughnut you have with one flat side might seal the two parts. Might be worth a try. the nice thing about a doughnut joint is...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-06-2021, 05:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,240
Posted By Harry Tuttle
I thought i looked that way too, but I looked at...

I thought i looked that way too, but I looked at the page for this pipe at IPD and it showed a fixed flange. In addition, it clearly stated that if your old pipe uses a doughnut seal you will have to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-03-2021, 12:53 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 11,513
Posted By Harry Tuttle
Thanks. Shows what I know about those things...

Thanks. Shows what I know about those things...
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