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So, yeah.  Its been quite some time since I have posted up.  Not much going on with the 2002 until lately.  It has been of the road since June and I hate it.   First it was a broken shock boss, and no

oh, and this.. lol  she is such a wonderful sport, adding comic relief.. 

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Well thanks, Eric.  Selling 'euro trash' is where that screen name stemmed from. I have been parting 2002s for way toooooo long as the means to pay for all of this..and I suppose ole' Moxie has some what arrived. I hope everyone has benefitted over the years, and that I filled a need.  I owe everyone who has purchased from me a proper thank you for their business and their ounce or two of help along the way.  :unsure:

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Well.  After another roadside electric fuel pump repair/replacement earlier this fall, I was SERIOUSLY tempted to go back to a mechanical pump. But for the sake of a clean engine bay I have decided to do things the hard way.  For to prevent the necessity of unpacking the trunk, and/or getting under the car on busy roadways, I am building a redundant, switchable system that will prevent such debauchery, in the case of  a single pump failure.  I intend to integrate a housing into the TEP strut brace, and isolate the pump mounting plate with soft silicone rubber to minimize transfer of vibration.  I realize now that the check valves aren't necessary because the Facet pumps won't back flow..   but add some quick release (both sides close) and we have a fully switchable and serviceable rig.  Hopefully.  

 

The logic is such that if pump 1 fails, a light will go off in the cabin as pressure drops below 3 psi.  I pull off the road, pop the trunk, switch the fuel inlet valve and the power switch to pump 2 and everything should go back to normal.  And in the case that I want the key on in the car, and no fuel pump running, I can flip the switch to the middle posish and cut power. 

 

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Also, I see that I haven't posted the airbox that I have added.  It was purchased out of Germany.  Had everything I needed less the stacks to the carbs and a bracket.  I built the carb stacks from 46mm ID straight stacks from CB performance, and some trimmed down 45 degree silicone hose that was 50mm ID and 60mm OD, exactly what I needed.  The photo is the four elbows is not the finished product, but the initial trimming down from what they shipped to me as. Which was 4" on either side of the bend.  Once I got the angle trimmed right for each, I slipped it over the stack and then slipped the boot over the silicon connector.    Certainly not the easy way, but the original stacks only fit solex carbs..   

Hand cut and bent a bracket and mounted it up.  So far the connectors and the boots have held, with not additional clamps or fateners.. just the natural tension. Its all a damn tight fit.. 

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1 hour ago, eurotrash said:

Well.  After another roadside electric fuel pump repair/replacement earlier this fall, I was SERIOUSLY tempted to go back to a mechanical pump. But for the sake of a clean engine bay I have decided to do things the hard way.  For to prevent the necessity of unpacking the trunk, and/or getting under the car on busy roadways, I am building a redundant, switchable system that will prevent such debauchery, in the case of  a single pump failure.  I intend to integrate a housing into the TEP strut brace, and isolate the pump mounting plate with soft silicone rubber to minimize transfer of vibration.  I realize now that the check valves aren't necessary because the Facet pumps won't back flow..   but add some quick release (both sides close) and we have a fully switchable and serviceable rig.  Hopefully.  

 

The logic is such that if pump 1 fails, a light will go off in the cabin as pressure drops below 3 psi.  I pull off the road, pop the trunk, switch the fuel inlet valve and the power switch to pump 2 and everything should go back to normal.  And in the case that I want the key on in the car, and no fuel pump running, I can flip the switch to the middle posish and cut power. 

 

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Why don't you just add a servo/valve so you can switch from the cockpit? ;-) 

 

Kudos for finding a use for the TEP brace.

 

:D

 

Cheers,

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Well, at least its winter time.. 

So I had the car put away for the season, but decided to bust it out one last time.  I should have followed my gut.   Apparently the oil filter seal blew out and pumped all my oil onto the tarmac as I was leaving work on Tuesday, 11/21/17.. the night everyone on the planet was ditching work to get a jump on the holiday travelling.

 

Not sure why I didn't notice the dash light, other than the holiday traffic on the interstate.. but I was about 4.5 miles from work when I heard a chatter, looked at oil pressure and it was at 0.  Killed the motor and wiggled off the interstate.  I found the driver side of the engine bay coated with oil spray, and the filter seal sticking out of the slit like the tongue of a smart ass kid. Got home 6 hours later with the car on a flatbed.  Motor looks to be damaged, as it won't turn a full revolution. I'm washing my hands of it for the time being. 


I didn't see it the evidence until yesterday, after the holiday break.  It was fkng dumping oil in the parking lot like mad...  I followed the trail and it feathered off completely after about a half mile... 

 

I am taking time off from all things car.  For now, I will just wait to feel the pull, and will decide what to do in between.  the shit part is, I was still on break-in oil!!!  

 

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It pains me to hear about your motor...
Your car is definitely one of my favorite on the faq. I just read through this entire thread a few weeks ago.
I guess maybe it's better to happen now rather than right at the beginning of next spring when you would have been all fired up and excited to take it out only for it to happen then.
Sorry man.

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