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Sum Old Guy
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aww crud, man, I could have given you my oil pan heater I had in North Dakota.  It was wayyyy too cold for that thing up there, so I only used it once.  I just found it in my storage shed yesterday.  If you know anyone that needs it, $5 and it's theirs.

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Sum Old Guy wrote:
aww crud, man, I could have given you my oil pan heater I had in North Dakota.  It was wayyyy too cold for that thing up there, so I only used it once.  I just found it in my storage shed yesterday.  If you know anyone that needs it, $5 and it's theirs.


I'll take it too.... that's what I really needed.

I got the Engine back in, knocked out the freeze plug and mounted the block heater.  Started putting the manis on the head.  Going to bed.

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Anybody have a torque wrench that will do 60Nm?

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Sum Old Guy
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stuston wrote:
Anybody have a torque wrench that will do 60Nm?


yeah.  when do you need it?

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Sum Old Guy wrote:
stuston wrote:
Anybody have a torque wrench that will do 60Nm?


yeah.  when do you need it?


Yeasterday ;)  Mark hooked me up.  Thanks.

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Sum Old Guy
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Sum Old Guy wrote:
stuston wrote:
Anybody have a torque wrench that will do 60Nm?


yeah.  when do you need it?


Yeasterday ;)  Mark hooked me up.  Thanks.


Glad I was able to help.

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More picture updates; http://s216.photobucket.com/album.../stuston/Hellina%20MkII/Teardown/

Engine is mounted, with the block heater.  Head mounted and torqued.  Timing is done (aligning the crank, cam, rotor) with new belt and tensioner.  Started cleaning up the vac and electrical routing.  Need to put in the cooling, AC Compressor, Alternator, belts, fan, and hope I don't have any parts left over.

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Started her up last night!  WOO HOO!!!

I tried on Friday night (Saturday Morning), to no avail, just kept dumping fuel and never getting ignition.  Spark was good, fuel being delivered.  So last night I disconnected the injectors and sprayed some carb cleaner into the boot, tried a few times and it just didn't sound right.  Checked for timing marks and TDC, good.  Checked rotor for #1 alignment... bingo, distributer was way off, probably around 40deg.  Realigned that, plugged everything up, and she fired right up.

She runs a little rough, think one cylinder may be missing, just a lot of vibration.  I'll check the plugs and wait until I can get a road test before I get too concerned about it.  That poly insert motor mount really makes the vibration quite harsh in the cabin... might take it back out.  Still need to hook up the AC lines, put the bumper and belt splash guard on.  The 90Amp alternator seems to be working fine, and the new AC compressor isn't making any strange noises, eventhough it's just free wheeling right now.  Anybody want to make a donation to the AC fund before spring?  Or just pray it stays cold forever, but I don't think I like that plan.

Sorry I missed the meet this weekend, I was busy being an obedient man and getting some Christmas shopping done in Atlanta with the woman.  I did pick up a real nice black MKII carpet while I was there, thanks Digifart ('tex).

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Still can't quite get the shifter aligned, need a third hand instead of a third leg ;).  Sprung another coolant leak; thermo housing is warped, which might have been part of the original problem.  Yet another order to GAP, since nobody local has it.

Trying to decide if I should convert thermo housing to studs.  It would make assembly faster, but steel studs will rust.  Any thoughts?

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Got the shifter aligned (finally), afer hacking up the alignment tool I made.

I took out the right rear motor mount Poly insert, now she runs super smooth, cabin has a nice hum instead of a loud roar.  I'm just waiting on my thermostat housing from GAP and I'll be back in business.  Need an alignment and front tires soon though, and I still have that rear end swap over to do.

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nice work sir hope to see you at the 14th meet  PDT_Aliboronz_20   now that you are a pro you can help me with the new bomber  PDT_Aliboronz_11

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Last night she spilled her guts on a *spirtited* test drive around *an undisclosed location*.  I failed to clamp a cap on the coolant distribution pipe, so it just popped off once the temperature and pressure got to the right point, which apparently took about a lap.  Luckly the cap was in the engine compartment, so back on with a clamp and a little RTV for good measure, refill the coolant, and rinse off the engine (while it's warm and running)... good to go.  Strange part was, this was the third drive, and the previous one was much warmer and pushed her harder, but the cap never came off.

Brought her in to work this morning.  Only hiccup was stalling her at the gate, I am still getting used to the new clutch and LW Flywheel.  Wasn't expecting the rain today.  I never put back on the splash guards, which has caused most of my electrical problem in the past with rain.  And, the inner plastic fender is still out where some metal inner fender rot needss to be patched.  So hopefully I get home without any trouble.

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and so how did it goooooo?

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No troubles that day, it stoped raining by the time I went home.

But now I'm having trouble with the coolant level.  Light comes on, coolant is low; top it off and drive some more, light comes on, take a look and the bottle is about to burst.  Releave the pressure and let it over flow, or pump a little bit out.  Drive some more, coolant low.  This afternoon I let it run at full temperature for a good 15 minutes, checking the levels with the cap off.  Reved it a bunch, fast and slow, got it just perfect with *no* air bubbles... surely.  That seems to be OK for now.

Then, my oil pressurne light and buzzer start flashing, then go away.  Both indicators happen most frequently when stopping or slowing down after a highway-speed run.  I'll keep an eye on the coolant, but I think I have that figured out now.  Need to follow the Bently proceedures to determine if I have a bad oil pressure switch.  Does anyone have an oil pressure guage?

Any thoughts?  Anyone?

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Sum Old Guy
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No troubles that day, it stoped raining by the time I went home.

But now I'm having trouble with the coolant level.  Light comes on, coolant is low; top it off and drive some more, light comes on, take a look and the bottle is about to burst.  Releave the pressure and let it over flow, or pump a little bit out.  Drive some more, coolant low.  This afternoon I let it run at full temperature for a good 15 minutes, checking the levels with the cap off.  Reved it a bunch, fast and slow, got it just perfect with *no* air bubbles... surely.  That seems to be OK for now.

Then, my oil pressurne light and buzzer start flashing, then go away.  Both indicators happen most frequently when stopping or slowing down after a highway-speed run.  I'll keep an eye on the coolant, but I think I have that figured out now.  Need to follow the Bently proceedures to determine if I have a bad oil pressure switch.  Does anyone have an oil pressure guage?

Any thoughts?  Anyone?


as far as the oil pressure light, try running 20w50 (if you're not already).  I did that to mine last year and haven't seen that light come on since



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