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by davedecker4
Sat Jun 22, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: '69 Spider / '81 Engine Swap
Replies: 15
Views: 246

Re: '69 Spider / '81 Engine Swap

If you do make the swap, the 2L will definitely have more low end torque and some more mid-range grunt too. It will never be as light and free revving as the original 1400 or its evolution, the 1608. It will make more power but wont feel the same. 2L enthusiasts will tell you that you can build it t...
by davedecker4
Sat Jun 22, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: invaluable ball joint tool
Replies: 4
Views: 473

Re: invaluable ball joint tool

I have this as well. Used it for years. Couldn't believe this difference when I found it. One thing I have is, deepened the channel where the bolt end part rides in with a grinder so you get a firmer purchase giving you more force and travel. Need will depend on original manufacturing variance but I...
by davedecker4
Thu Jun 20, 2019 2:20 am
Forum: F/I/A/T B/S
Topic: Ladder Bumpers - what was the first year?
Replies: 28
Views: 571

Re: Ladder Bumpers - what was the first year?

75 wasn't always smog exempt in California. The first year of the widespread restrictive emissions equipment and testing was 74. California and many states long held to you had to pass the emissions, both visual inspection and tailpipe result, in effect the year of your car. This included all 74 and...
by davedecker4
Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Atlanta - anyone have a 350 - 400# torque wrench I can borrow?
Replies: 5
Views: 143

Re: Atlanta - anyone have a 350 - 400# torque wrench I can borrow?

Six foot bar, stand on end. Should be about right.
This is about the practical limit of many impact wrenches. You may just want to use the appropriate one and call it good.
Sorry I don't have any precision measuring equipment rated that high tho.
by davedecker4
Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:40 am
Forum: F/I/A/T B/S
Topic: Ha, Ha ... FN Ha
Replies: 14
Views: 445

Re: Ha, Ha ... FN Ha

WTF, Can you really not sell used parts in Cali?
Or is that you just can't run a junkyard without a permit?
by davedecker4
Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:31 am
Forum: F/I/A/T B/S
Topic: Ladder Bumpers - what was the first year?
Replies: 28
Views: 571

Re: Ladder Bumpers - what was the first year?

If you mean the double chrome tube with heavy rubber style, '75 model year cars were first year. Early euro style may have had just the blades. US version usually had the little overriders on those up to '74. A couple states (California and Michigan, Maryland?) had an odd extra long overrider that m...
by davedecker4
Sat Jun 15, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: early style seatbelt buckle
Replies: 0
Views: 148

early style seatbelt buckle

Looking for an early style seatbelt buckle end. Should be pretty decent shape, metal with soft belt not plastic. The early type that goes with lap belts should work, although this is a two piece shoulder belt style as in the 124 sedan. Anybody have something surplus like this? Finishing off last cou...
by davedecker4
Sat Jun 15, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: F/I/A/T B/S
Topic: pre-purchase inspection, Houston (Katy) TX
Replies: 12
Views: 557

Re: pre-purchase inspection, Houston (Katy) TX

Nice! Glad it worked out. Seems like mostly minor stuff tho, except the repainted panels. That could indicate adjusting the price… Good luck with the purchase.
by davedecker4
Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:20 pm
Forum: F/I/A/T B/S
Topic: pre-purchase inspection, Houston (Katy) TX
Replies: 12
Views: 557

Re: pre-purchase inspection, Houston (Katy) TX

It's a Jaguar, so I would recommend having a local mechanic who specializes in the marque inspecting it. I also recommend finding a well kept 95-97 example as it is much easier to work around the sturdy straight six than the sometimes problematic V8. Mechanic inspection can also give you a heads up ...
by davedecker4
Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: brake MC plumbing
Replies: 1
Views: 159

Re: brake MC plumbing

You may want to contact the vendor you got it from and check what the proper routing on that car was.
Just a thought...