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worzella last won the day on December 31 2018

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  1. First off - thanks so much for all the great replies. I hope to get some time this holiday wknd to do some analysis and will certainly update the mystery as I learn things. To address a few comments: - Mechanical pump, so no "loose wire" and new a couple yrs old. But will check - New fuel lines back to front and new plastic spacer on tank output. But will check clamps and the whole run - Running Pertronix, so no points/condenser, but will check dizzy, cap, Pertronix, wires, etc - Carb is new, but lots of good surmising about fuel flow and jets etc. - Bob Breed - what an offer! I will give it old college try, but might see your availability if I get stumped. - Meant choke was electric instead of water... so not sure where "mechanical" came from But great idea to watch choke action on start. - I will set up debug to watch spark - Will watch tach at failure - Will also try the start fluid when it's in the no start condition. Another good way to test ignition/spark condition. Wish me luck !! Everyone in US have a great holiday weekend. Randy
  2. Hello all - I have been away from the list for a while since I rebuilt my '75 02. She has been running like a dream for about 2 years now but I find myself recently in an unusual position. After years of one key turn starts, she stopped starting this past weekend. There is a twist and I did one thing differently this time when I started her, but I am baffled how that could cause this issue. So I will describe what happened and hopefully you can give me some tips for initial debug. I know the trio of spark, fuel and air is all that is needed so I will work those. I don't get to drive her that often since I keep her at a location away from my garage-less townhome. So usually the Weber carb bowl is dry. So for all these years I would pop the air cleaner off, fill the bowl with some fuel using my mustard squirt bottle and give a good squirt to the primary. Set the mechanical choke, one turn of the key and all was good. Like I said, this has worked for years..... Last weekend I went to get the car and my mustard gas squirt bottle was dry. Soooooo, I decided that I'd just have to spin the starter for as long as it took to pump fuel. Set the choke, and after about maybe 15-20 decs she fired up and idled as usual. But after about a minute of warmup, I buckled my belt and literally as I was reaching for the stick, she died. Not a sputter, sputter die... just an immediate die. I turned the key again and the starter just spun... tried that a couple times and nothing. Dejected I covered her up and went home. Came back a day later with some gas. Went to prime the bowl and saw there was gas. Gave a small squirt to primary and again she started right up. This time she idled about 2 minutes and this time as I was getting into the driver seat she died the exact same way. Immediate! I can't for the life of me figure how spinning the starter and pumping fuel for 10-20 secs could have caused an issue like this, but the coincidence just seems.. well.. too coincidental. In closing, just wanted to re-iterate that the motor was completely rebuilt about two years ago, with new long neck fuel pump, new Carbs Unlimited Weber jetted by them per CD's recipe, timing and valve train are dead on and Pertronix/coil/wires, etc. all in good nick. Thanks for any tips and pointers to get me going and I will also take some time to search the forum for similar issues. Randy
  3. Rubber mallet and gently whack the front edge Randy
  4. All yours Dan. Gratis I am walking out the door for beach wknd but PM me mailing addr and Monday I will send Randy
  5. Hi - If you are a Colorado colored owner or live in CO or even better... if you were born in 1968 or drive a ‘68 model....or the perfect storm of all four... Then I would love to send you this little kids tin tag I found in a used dresser I just bought. It is about 2” x 6” maybe PM me - Randy
  6. Don’t use poly engine mounts on a road car. I used them and the vibration transfer to frame and cabin is horrible My biggest regret in an otherwise almost perfect rebuild experience And yes I know they are fairly easy to replace but just got things together 😊 Will redo in fall maybe Randy
  7. Regarding the picture for the “4 door” model, I made a similar mistake. I asked for 2 and did not realize they were being sold in sets of 2 for the price But now I have a gift to pay fwd to a friend Can’t wait to install in coming weeks
  8. Thanks all!! I will review my receipts to see what parts I used.
  9. .....or have I waited too long 😳 Rebuilt motor about 3000 miles ago and had a todo to re-torque the head bolts. I have conflicting notes. One says after 600 miles and other said 5000. Opinions? Should I do it ASAP or wait that extra 2000? Regardless my notes say 1/4 turn to loosen in proper pattern and re-torque with proper pattern Thanks - Randy
  10. Hi I was a newbie and rebuilt mine a bit back Read and reread the Haynes book Study the BMW factory service guide. A wealth of info especially pointing out the special steps PM me and I will send my parts spreadsheet and a set of articles specifically on the step by step of breaking down and rebuilding this motor. These are an absolute must to read Good luck - Randy
  11. Went for spirited drive after adding new skill to my kit. Did a toe alignment using nice Longacre plates. Could have gone to tire shop for same price but wanted the experience I knew toe was out but got a 3/4” number. Wow! But even more surprised that single rotation of sleeve brought it to neutral Road nicely and my new tires I am sure appreciate it 😊
  12. Bibm5 To me, this picture just tells it all! A 2002 in every garage on stands in the fall, leaves blowing all into the garage Love it!!!!
  13. Small thing but finally installed a proper “ceiling” mounted rear view mirror. When got car on road after rebuild just glued cheap mirror to windshield. Fell off in recent hot spell After getting courage to cut headliner I added proper mirror!! Kudos to local pal Brett Cooper (Mr strut bearing 3D print cover) for helping with install!! Now back to my 86 XJ6 project... traitor!! 😂😂 Randy in Raleigh
  14. Made history with my fav t-shirt! Final US tour date for a band I saw in ‘77 and probably the last time they will tour US ever again Amongst the thousands of Queen shirts being worn, mine got several comments walking the show
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