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21 days ago
kenzen
I don't think I'd get this quality of advice on work boots if I found a web site dedicated to recommending work boots... I'm actually looking for (as absurd as it may sound) "work loafers" - I want something heavy for working in my garage, mow the lawn, etc., that I can just kick on and off as I go in and out of the house without laces. I'll look to the brands rec
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6 weeks ago
kenzen
Thanks Al! Now looking at the picture, the S10 comes in from the side, not the end. Oh well... Ken
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6 weeks ago
kenzen
I have a spare Corvair fuel tank sock. I'm about to pull the fuel pump on my 99 S10 pickup to change the fuel tank level float mechanism. Does anyone know if the Corvair sock will fit on the S10 pump? Ken
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2 months ago
kenzen
My prayers are with you and your community. Ken
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3 months ago
kenzen
Very nice - I agree with the leather wrapped steering and the threading - almost like handling a baseball Ken
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3 months ago
kenzen
joelsplace Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Mr. Bill!!!!!! LOL! Mr. Sluggo is hiding my wrench from me...
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4 months ago
kenzen
Phil Dally Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Quotedhomuth > A friend back in MN suggested that the best way to clean out the old foam that had been sprayed into the rocker panel to provide a backing for Bondo would be to put a .410 shotgun with a birdshot load into the holes front and rear and just blow it out. > > > Gotta love that Redneck engi
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4 months ago
kenzen
It's too old to have had a title in NY. I brought my untitled 66 from NY, never registered by me, and had no problem bringing into MD who issued it a new title. I did have the NY "transferable registration" for it. Ken
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5 months ago
kenzen
I saved way more on gas not commuting to work...
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5 months ago
kenzen
It's great to see that set of vairs, being kept like museum pieces, so they'll be around for years to come. And yes, getting behind the wheel of my vair and running through the hills of northern MD, sometimes up through the pocono mountains, is a great reminder of how great we have it in the USA. Peace, Ken
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5 months ago
kenzen
Looking at that picture, I feel like I'm at a horse race track (Monmouth in particular), and they'll be horses flying by that fence any moment... Ken
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5 months ago
kenzen
I'll add a few: - rebuilt the clothes washing machine with a new tub bearing - put new tires on the small hay wagon - cleaned my "back shop" which is now speaker wire away from having 5.1 sound - dropped 40 bags of mulch in the front yard - replaced a few 6x6 posts on my deck that were rotting at the bottom - put a new defrost over-temperature thermostat in my freezer - repa
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5 months ago
kenzen
I have the Clarks one. Only complaint is the chrome on the trim of the cup holder isn't holding up. Else it works well, and as mentioned above its tight between the seats - fine if you don't move the seats much. Ken
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5 months ago
kenzen
"Cut one out with a cutting torch. smoothed the opening jaws, and still using it for modulator use!" That was plan B, using a plasma arc cutter. But I had a cheap HF wrench, so it was sacrificed to the modulator task.
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5 months ago
kenzen
The pump needs to be near and at the bottom of the tank, to assure there's "net positive suction head" (i.e. the pump doesn't need to pull a vacuum). If it's above the tank fuel level, or in the back of the car on a decline, the pump can starve of needed positive fuel pressure at its inlet. Make sure the tank is venting as well.
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5 months ago
kenzen
I completely drained all the fluid ~7 years ago when I had the power unit out, including separating the PG from the differential,and differential from the engine, draining the torque converter, replacing seals, gaskets etc. It has <4000 miles on it from that point. Fluid level I'm having a hard time reading since replacing the modulator. I had it warm before the modulator replacement,
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5 months ago
kenzen
Go watch the Ford vs. Ferrari movie for a "live" example of the yarn technique.
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5 months ago
kenzen
Maybe a bad check valve in the pump, making it so it can't generate pressure. Take it apart and see if a flap is bad, or if one came out of its seat (it can be re-staked). The gauge used above has way too large a scale to measure single-digit fuel pressures. Ideally for best accuracy, you want a gauge that measures your expected pressure between 1/3 and 2/3 of full scale deflection. So
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5 months ago
kenzen
I had a leaky PG modulator - ATF in the vacuum line. The PG shifted a bit hard when cold, but never slipped and was fine once warm. With the new modulator installed, it slips on soft acceleration, but shifts fine at harder acceleration. I have no idea how long the leaky modulator has been leaking, but I was down a quart of ATF. I'm assuming the new modulator is doing what it's suppo
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5 months ago
kenzen
Just ordered a copy - no problem with the online system. Ken
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6 months ago
kenzen
I'd rather they "under promise and over deliver". Instead, they work to the opposite. I just want reasonable accuracy, and to know when I need to pay for speed. Ken
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6 months ago
kenzen
Hats-off to that build! Ken
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6 months ago
kenzen
alphasud Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I agree on the W-16 crank. I was joking with my friends saying I was going to order one of the titanium bolts that mounts the power rain to the carbon fiber tub just to claim I owned a Bugatti My garden tractor with a 2 cylinder Kohler KT17 has a Harley-Davidson ignition coil - it's "my Harley" (hard
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6 months ago
kenzen
Phil Dally Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Motohead found this in Striper. What is that??? Ken
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6 months ago
kenzen
I couldn't find it either...no harm done
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6 months ago
kenzen
jimc Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > MY ebay purchase with guaranteed delivery date was a week late and the USPS tracking ticket showed out for delivery and being held captive in the LA USPS center for more than a week. I tried contacting the ebay seller, he never replied, so I contacted ebay and opened a case for failed guaranteed delivery date and seller la
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6 months ago
kenzen
...and the irony of my initial post is that the package (still reported to be in GA) showed up at my front door a few hours later in Maryland... Since this was a "hobby package" I'm not too rattled, but when I'm (say) waiting for a part to my clothes washing machine, then I'm beating my head against the wall... Oh well...stay healthy friends! Ken
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6 months ago
kenzen
"Why must you post things like this ????. I need another project right now like a hole in my head..." LOL!!!! Exactly....
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