New ‘to do’ list

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Now that I have had time to play around more that the valley of death job is done, I have put together a new ‘to do’ list. Some of these jobs are easy, some a tiny bit more complicated… (1) Tackle the engine rough start issue. This can be attributed to several things, so I […]

Lots accomplished at the Central FL tech session

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Had a great time on Saturday at the Central Florida DMC club tech session. Managed to get several jobs done on my car that I have been meaning to get to. #1 was changing the 25 year old transmission oil. Wow that stuff smells. Just took out the top bolt and bottom bolt, drained the […]

Finishing engine reassembly after VOD overhaul

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Many thanks go out to Brandon for spending the last 4 1/2 hours with me sweating our a$$es off in the Florida heat reassembling my engine in time to get it over to the tech session this weekend. The first picture is right after we hooked up the vacuum hoses, and Brandon put on the […]

Parts for Central Florida DMC Tech Session

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Received my LN-46 power antenna in today that I plan to install at the Central Florida DMC Club tech session this Saturday. Picked it up from etronics.com for around $14 plus shipping. Should replace my old antenna just fine, as my old one has a bent tip when fully extended. Also picked up some Valvoline […]

POR-15 painting the valley

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After 4 hours of cleaning the valley (simple green, more simple green, grinding out dirt between crevices with screwdriver, more simple green, more shopvac-ing, more simple green, marine clean, & metal prep) here is a shot of the first coat of POR-15. This stuff seems to go on very thin and needs several strokes as […]

More Valley of Death pictures

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Ended up getting out the y-pipe but not without a problem. One of the four bolts snapped as it was coming out. Luckily there was enough thread sticking up to get some vise grips on it and turn it out. Took out the water pump and have it fully disassembled. Getting the bolts out of […]