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by Bedilion
Mon Jul 02, 2018 2:34 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: How to make a better electrical connection?
Replies: 13
Views: 575

Re: How to make a better electrical connection?

FYI, NAPA auto parts sells packets of "crimpless" butt connectors.
They have solder inside of them, and are cased in shrink wrap.
After you have them in place, just "melt" them with a heat gun.
The solder flows, and the insulation shrinks tight.
by Bedilion
Sun Jul 01, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: 32/36 Weber fix
Replies: 4
Views: 232

32/36 Weber fix

Had the fuel inlet tube pop out. Ready to drill,tap, and install a threaded inlet, 1/8" npt. With the old inlet tube out of the carb, the existing hole was just the perfect size for the tap! The 11/32" drill bit was not needed. Just run the tap in as far as you can and thread in the new inlet tube. ...
by Bedilion
Mon May 21, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: 124 convo top hardware
Replies: 0
Views: 278

124 convo top hardware

I need the hardware that mounts the (convt. top) frame to the body.
The countersunk 8mm Phillips or Allen head bolts with their thick spacer washers.
Thanks, SB
by Bedilion
Fri May 18, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: F/I/A/T B/S
Topic: Further fodder re; OR, etc.
Replies: 3
Views: 396

Re: Further fodder re; OR, etc.

Let's just say that Oregon is still up in the air, but it would be the wagon.
Look close at the carb set up and you will find the X1/9 cam cover linkage!
by Bedilion
Thu May 17, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Brake Booster Delete(?)
Replies: 23
Views: 1562

Re: Brake Booster Delete(?)

I tried to set my wagon up for dual DCOEs. The front brakes were updated to size huge, with 4 piston calipers, they worked great! Then I removed the booster and drove with the 2 barrel weber on my 1608. There was no more stopping power, whatsoever. Even in 5mph commute traffic I was scared [expletiv...
by Bedilion
Mon May 14, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: F/I/A/T B/S
Topic: Further fodder re; OR, etc.
Replies: 3
Views: 396

Further fodder re; OR, etc.

Always something going on at Casa de Stuco, project wise. The blue '71 Spider is still in a state of suspended animation, buts that's OK. The 1800 engine has been taken out, and has gone thru a more aggressive and professional build up. That 1800 engine will be going into the 124 Wagon soon. Likewis...
by Bedilion
Mon May 14, 2018 7:13 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: School of Cool Headgasket
Replies: 13
Views: 1040

Re: School of Cool Headgasket

Let's switch over to the B/S collum for further fodder.
by Bedilion
Mon May 07, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: School of Cool Headgasket
Replies: 13
Views: 1040

Re: School of Cool Headgasket

It's about time that thing blew a head gasket.
Part of the life cycle of having fun!
Forget the retorque bit, yank the head.
You need a flat edge, thick head gasket, and new head bolts.
Take 2 aspirin and call me in the morning.....SB
by Bedilion
Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:21 pm
Forum: F/I/A/T B/S
Topic: BAT spider prices
Replies: 19
Views: 1009

Re: BAT spider prices

BaT is a thriving, young, business venture, and more. Living out here in the SF Bay Area, their local, I've met some of the people. Overall, there is nothing like an auction! Fever pitch "gotta have it". But it does seem to work, you just need decent cars, or rusty scrap with a registration title. I...
by Bedilion
Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: IDF Crankcase breather port leaking
Replies: 6
Views: 369

Re: IDF Crankcase breather port leaking

My last IDF throttle shaft bearing air leak went very well. After you do the Rolex teardown you soon find out that one bearing comes out easily. If it has exposed ball bearings, you are due for an update repair. The other bearing does not come out. Simply send your carb bodies to Pierce Manifolds an...