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    [Engine] I was also able to rule out vacuum leaks to the...

    I was also able to rule out vacuum leaks to the front of the car using a MityVac which can draw a vacuum and you can watch the gauge on the tool to see if it falls. If you hook it up to the black...
  2. McLaren is so weird. You can't even see the...

    McLaren is so weird. You can't even see the engine and it seems like the company doesn't want anyone touching it, either. You never see these things modified or "kits" added. Is it their official...
  3. Not much to report at the moment however I have...

    Not much to report at the moment however I have set aside September 3 - 11 as vacation time at work so I can do the first half of the frame swap. I'm going to try to get three or four friends and...
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    [Engine] Regarding a good smoke machine, I had really...

    Regarding a good smoke machine, I had really great success using this one:
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  5. Nice. I do want to get another MityVac, or maybe...

    Nice. I do want to get another MityVac, or maybe the Harbor Freight cheapo version because I like using it to pull a vacuum or simply to suck out a brake or clutch reservoir. Never had much luck...
  6. I did not put any fluid into the tank - I know it...

    I did not put any fluid into the tank - I know it suggests you do that in the instructions but I only used it as an air tank so I wouldn't have to clean it out when I'm done! I had brake fluid ruin...
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    [Electrical] Interesting observations! I'm sure power...

    Interesting observations! I'm sure power problems can cause all sorts of whack stuff.

    I see I forgot to update this thread. I had a couple threads going at once :-) Anyway, not sure if I...
  8. My rolling frame-swap started last fall with a...

    My rolling frame-swap started last fall with a full front and rear suspension refurbishment. I had not had to do much with the suspension in my 20 years of ownership except for replacing the sway...
  9. Oh by the way, here is the hole in the frame...

    Oh by the way, here is the hole in the frame where the auto shifter goes. It's about 2" deeper than the deck that the manual shifter sits in on a manual frame. The new plate that I got sits on top...
  10. Here's a picture of my "new" auto frame which...

    Here's a picture of my "new" auto frame which I'll be taking home in August and sanding it with 120 grit to take the sheen off of the POR15 and rough it up for a top coat. I visited Josh at DPI a...
  11. VIN 11596 Frame Swap - a rolling frame-off restoration

    I'm going to document my upcoming frame swap here. You could call it a "rolling frame-off" since my strategy over the last year has been to refurbish, upgrade, or replace every single part that...
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    [General] I sent my fuel tank cover plate off to get...

    I sent my fuel tank cover plate off to get refinished. They did a good job with what I gave them - baked it first to burn off the old epoxy and black undercoating (1982 undercoated car), then media...
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    [General] Nice! I need to do this. Maybe I'll pick up a...

    Nice! I need to do this. Maybe I'll pick up a couple of those plungers today, in fact. I can't go anywhere for a bit because my fuel tank cover plate is off getting refinished so I'm looking for...
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    [General] Awesome, thanks. Next time I'm in there I'll...

    Awesome, thanks. Next time I'm in there I'll pull all the browns out. They are just zip tied out of the way for now. They were really getting corroded and didn't look so good after 40 years. Glad...
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    [General] Just curious how your wrapped your engine harness...

    Just curious how your wrapped your engine harness again after unwrapping it and removing the brown wires. I recently replace my browns with welding cable as well (didn't do the block though because...
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    [General] I gave up on renting these and bought my own. I...

    I gave up on renting these and bought my own. I rented two at different auto parts stores, both were defective and giving false negatives. Who knows how they have been abused.

    First I bought...
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    [General] They are balancing clips. You would want to...

    They are balancing clips. You would want to leave them on, assuming they are in the right spot
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    [General] Biggest thing that will slow you down is the...

    Biggest thing that will slow you down is the possibility of breaking bolts. One nice thing about doing the work yourself is you have the time to go at your own pace and you can replace every single...
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    [Engine] I had a similar problem after replacing the...

    I had a similar problem after replacing the O-ring under my fuel distributor. My old one was mashed down and I had set my CO with it like that. When I installed a new o-ring as part of an intake...
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    [General] Thanks Ron. I might pull my out to check it. I...

    Thanks Ron. I might pull my out to check it. I replaced it once a long time ago. Might be due for a cleaning in there anyway.
  21. How To: Use a Motive Power Brake Bleeder for the clutch system

    I have a Motive power bleeder for my brakes which I really can't recommend it enough. I've used the "two-man" brake bleed method as well as one-man Mityvac method but I like the Motive power bleeder...
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    [Engine] So I know this totally isn't my thread (I'm not...

    So I know this totally isn't my thread (I'm not OP) but I did post a few times in it about a different clutch problem and I want to help future readers know how I diagnosed my own issue. My problem...
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    [Engine] Thanks for the sympathy :-) It could...

    Thanks for the sympathy :-)

    It could definitely be bad gas. The car should be easy to start with the transmission in neutral and not touching the throttle at all - just turn the key and it should...
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    [General] Does anyone have a photo of the correct squirrel...

    Does anyone have a photo of the correct squirrel cage? I'd like to double-check that mine is of the correct type. Is the fan supposed to spin clockwise or CCW when looking at the shaft / into...
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    [Engine] A couple nights ago I bled my clutch again, this...

    A couple nights ago I bled my clutch again, this time with the remove bleeder sticking up into the engine compartment. My wife pumped the clutch while I did the bleeding and it worked really well. ...
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