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by jseabolt
Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:22 pm
Forum: F/I/A/T B/S
Topic: Blocked Out License Plate #'s
Replies: 22
Views: 442

Re: Blocked Out License Plate #'s

cjwaters wrote:
Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:58 am

I've had my credit card number hijacked a couple of times. Whether it was a mis-punch in a backwoods gas station or outright fraud, the one thing I have been impressed with is the efficiency of the credit card anti-fraud folks.
My wife does this to me all the time!
by jseabolt
Tue Feb 12, 2019 9:21 pm
Forum: F/I/A/T B/S
Topic: Blocked Out License Plate #'s
Replies: 22
Views: 442

Re: Blocked Out License Plate #'s

In California at the time, you could report someone to the air resources board for a smoky tailpipe by calling an 800 phone number. Talk about Nazi Blockers! I was reading in a magazine years ago where the guy writing the article about his car (a 70s BMW I think) said someone reported him to the sm...
by jseabolt
Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Identify manifold ports
Replies: 4
Views: 104

Re: Identify manifold ports

Just about every one of those ports and switches was used for emission control devices. I used this manifold on my 1980 Brava when I converted it from the infamous vacuum operated secondary carb (ADHA?) to the '78 1800cc carburetor (ADFA?) mechanical secondary and only used the larger port on #4 for...
by jseabolt
Sun Feb 03, 2019 9:05 pm
Forum: F/I/A/T B/S
Topic: New heatpump. My conclusion!
Replies: 4
Views: 189

Re: New heatpump. My conclusion!

The dead of winter isn't the ideal time to test a new heat pump. Once the outdoor temp is below 32F you are flogging the heat pump to run it. Many units are installed with controls that automatically switch over to backup resistance heating once temps get much below freezing. Spring and fall should...
by jseabolt
Sun Feb 03, 2019 1:00 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Electronic ignition distributor question
Replies: 10
Views: 313

Re: Electronic ignition distributor question

I don’t have one in my hand to compare to but off the top of my head I would think those are the bosses where the vacuum advance module is bolted to the body. The drawing up of oil from the internal seal is a truly evil problem when it happens in our cars but it is from the oil at the camshaft not ...
by jseabolt
Sun Feb 03, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: F/I/A/T B/S
Topic: New heatpump. My conclusion!
Replies: 4
Views: 189

New heatpump. My conclusion!

Awhile back I mentioned I had been trying to get my electricity usage under control. I read that something like >60% of the electricity consumed in the southeastern US is just from running air conditioners in the summer. Not to mention we can get by with heat pumps in the winter without burning natu...
by jseabolt
Sat Feb 02, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: 65 amp alternator enough?
Replies: 28
Views: 666

Re: 65 amp alternator enough?

now it can be considered just part of old car maintenance 101. Chris your entire post is a great read. I have often wondered why old car owners spend the majority of their time doing preventative mechanical maintenance on their old cars and ignore the electrical. Yet the basic preventative maintena...
by jseabolt
Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:50 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: 65 amp alternator enough?
Replies: 28
Views: 666

Re: 65 amp alternator enough?

Here's an article on alternator upgrades from Classic Motorsports. The author runs an MG restoration shop in Western Michigan. I think his suggestion of adding a fusible link in the main alternator output line is a good one. https://classicmotorsports.com/articles/power-conversions-upgrading-modern...
by jseabolt
Fri Feb 01, 2019 3:05 pm
Forum: F/I/A/T B/S
Topic: Photo hosting website.
Replies: 3
Views: 102

Re: Photo hosting website.

One reason I use Photobucket is I can easily upload them without having to shrink the photos down. I use an app on my phone. Otherwise I haven't figured out how to adjust the resolution so it doesn't save them as massive files.
by jseabolt
Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:17 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Rust particles in fuel filter
Replies: 17
Views: 360

Re: Rust particles in fuel filter

I was wondering if many have experienced rust particles in the fuel line of their 40 year spider 1978 to be exact. I know gas tank is new and have 2 additional filters before and after the electric fuel pump. My only other thought is the hard gas lines are breaking up, with rust making its way to t...