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    12-13-2018, 03:36 PM
    Farrar replied to a thread 3.0L engine swap in Carb
    Looks like I found the misfiring plug. (Cell phone camera, apologies for poor quality.) At first I saw the discoloration on the outside of...
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    12-12-2018, 09:24 AM
    Farrar replied to a thread 3.0L engine swap in Carb
    Nice find! I'll pick up a pair.
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    12-11-2018, 07:05 PM
    Farrar replied to a thread 3.0L engine swap in Carb
    Pertronix "Flamethrower" coil and Duralast ignition module. Ignition distributor is from a 6-cylinder AMC/Jeep of some vintage, even-firing of course.
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    12-11-2018, 06:31 PM
    Farrar replied to a thread 3.0L engine swap in Carb
    Good to know. Thanks. ... I changed the spark plugs today. The last time I looked at the old ones (before the hot drive to Miami and back,...
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    12-09-2018, 07:01 PM
    Drove 60 miles, mostly highway. In south Florida, it's always driving season. B)
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    12-09-2018, 06:48 PM
    Farrar replied to a thread 3.0L engine swap in Carb
    I am too chicken to pull a plug wire on a running engine. I am not ashamed to admit it. Sorry, Ron. Cluck cluck. Anyway, I picked up new spark...
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    12-07-2018, 02:10 PM
    Farrar replied to a thread [Electrical] Door lock wiring in General DeLorean Discussion
    All right! Easy fixes are the best fixes. :)
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    12-07-2018, 01:57 PM
    Farrar replied to a thread 3.0L engine swap in Carb
    Yes, the light is steady on all six. To replace the wires I will need to learn how to make my own. These wires were made by Bill (although I...
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    12-07-2018, 01:22 PM
    Farrar replied to a thread 3.0L engine swap in Carb
    Wow, this thread has been busy while I've been away! One of my jobs has has me getting up at 3:15am two days a week. It's played hell with the...
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    11-29-2018, 06:10 PM
    Farrar replied to a thread 3.0L engine swap in Carb
    I made another video trying to illustrate the problem and sent it to Bill. I am apparently the only human being on Earth who can hear the problem....
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    11-29-2018, 04:34 PM
    Farrar replied to a thread 3.0L engine swap in Carb
    Bill installed them. I guess he had some free time that day.
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    11-28-2018, 10:42 PM
    Farrar replied to a thread 3.0L engine swap in Carb
    You'rrrrrrrre rrrrrrrrrrrright! LOL
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    11-28-2018, 06:55 PM
    Farrar replied to a thread [Electrical] Door lock wiring in General DeLorean Discussion
    If memory serves, those wires have two inline connectors -- one in the roof box and one behind the rear carpet wall. I'd check for continuity between...
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    11-28-2018, 05:58 PM
    Farrar replied to a thread 3.0L engine swap in Carb
    I went to fill up the tank and brought the dashcam along. This three-minute excerpt (I haven't figured out how to string the short videos together...
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    11-28-2018, 04:24 PM
    I use a silicone spray made by DuPont, but I am sure there are other brands available.
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    11-28-2018, 02:28 PM
    Lubricated the door hinges. Now the doors open all the way without having to be pushed the last inch or so.
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    11-28-2018, 01:30 PM
    Farrar replied to a thread 3.0L engine swap in Carb
    Tuned again with the vacuum gauge connected to PCV hose (common to both sides of the intake). Accomplished nothing. Engine still bumps along. I give...
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    11-28-2018, 12:20 PM
    Farrar replied to a thread 3.0L engine swap in Carb
    Well, this is embarrassing. Bill pointed out to me that the vacuum port I had my gauge on drew only from the passenger side of the intake...
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    11-28-2018, 09:35 AM
    Farrar replied to a thread 3.0L engine swap in Carb
    Josh Schattenkirk told me that he had his engine timed at 14 degrees at 750 RPM idle speed. (His car must have been a manual.) I currently have...
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    11-27-2018, 07:20 PM
    Farrar replied to a thread 3.0L engine swap in Carb
    Thanks, Dave! That also makes sense why the speed will change more when the engine is turning very slowly but not at all noticeable when the engine...
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    11-27-2018, 06:33 PM
    Farrar replied to a thread 3.0L engine swap in Carb
    I connected the vacuum gauge and adjusted the idle mixture for the highest vacuum. Just like before, I backed off the curb idle screw until the...
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    11-27-2018, 04:41 PM
    Farrar replied to a thread 3.0L engine swap in Carb
    Thanks, that's what I thought. Mine definitely doesn't have that dogbone shape. Great! By coincidence, that's the one I ordered. :D
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    11-27-2018, 02:23 PM
    Farrar replied to a thread 3.0L engine swap in Carb
    No, they're quite different: ... I haven't connected a vacuum gauge yet, but today I took the time to try to fix the idle mixture....
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    11-19-2018, 07:24 PM
    Farrar replied to a thread 3.0L engine swap in Carb
    No improvement, or maybe a slight improvement. The car still rocks at idle. Note that "idle" in my case means three different things: (1) idling...
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    11-17-2018, 05:15 PM
    You can check the brake lamps by bypassing the brake light switch with a jumper. I don't know any way of checking the reverse lamps, though,...
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    11-17-2018, 05:04 PM
    Farrar replied to a thread 3.0L engine swap in Carb
    I couldn't find any such marking on the carburetor. On the bottom, there's a giant "8" on one corner and "KT" on the other corner. The only other...
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