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  1. Wow, one sure can find closure fast with FAQs!!! Thank you, again, Paul, for your input!
  2. I had my suspicions on this so thank you for confirming! Any recommended source for the proper alternator? I read scores of posts of alternative brand alternators and would welcome any thoughts on a replacement. Thank you for your help, too, Preyupy!!!
  3. And while I have anybody's attention, does anyone know if the alternator mounting in the pic appears correct? Is it supposed to slide freely on it's pivot point or is there some kind of spacer that goes in between the mounting bracket tabs? My research doesn't show a spacer but I'm also wondering if I have the correct alternator for the car. . .Also, I'm replacing the rubber bushings in hopes of tightening the mounting. The alternator rode on the mounting slightly tilted, leading me to replace the bushings. Thoughts?
  4. New sprocket, flat washer and nut (not in that order!) and the gear wobble is history! Thanks Ireland Engineering once more.😁 Anybody know the torque for the nut? Can't find it in my records anywhere. . .
  5. The good people at Ireland Engineering (Patrick, to be specific), have found a shim/washer and are sending it to me! Thank you IEM for all your help and everybody else stand by as I get into this further.
  6. And thank you, "K-Fish" for your further advise! I'm all in with the hardened washes and saw an earlier post cautioning against a conventional steel one. And the shaft splines look friendly still. Once I get the new sprocket in place, I'll give the crank a hand spin and check everything out as it rotates. Thanks again!
  7. Again, thank you all for your encouraging and helpful replies. Think I may have sourced all 3 items via Maximillian Imports but we'll wait and see if they can make it good. . .Gonna replace that sprocket as a precautionary measure because it is pretty worn on the backside. I'll shoot a pic and post it here. Also, it looks as though the previous builders staked the nut to the shaft though, fortunately, it extracted okay! Gonna go back and examine further the chain tension, inspecting those potential wear points around the pump housing, etc.. Thanks again and stand by! Wow, what a flurry of very helpful responses! Thank you! So, removed the nut, sprocket and. . .no shim! The sprocket's pretty worn on one side, perhaps due to the missing shim and lateral lash. So, new sprocket, nut and shim. Any suggestions as to a vendor for all 3 items. I see the sprockets pretty readily available but, so far, not the nut and shim. Thanks again for all your suggestions!
  8. Wow, what a flurry of very helpful responses! Thank you! So, removed the nut, sprocket and. . .no shim! The sprocket's pretty worn on one side, perhaps due to the missing shim and lateral lash. So, new sprocket, nut and shim. Any suggestions as to a vendor for all 3 items. I see the sprockets pretty readily available but, so far, not the nut and shim. Thanks again for all your suggestions!
  9. Gonna reinvigorate this older Discussion as I'm into "exploratory surgery" of the underside of my '74 tii engine. I'm actually in the process of doing a full R&R of the front suspension and removed the subframe while keeping the engine secure in the bay. Historically wet motor and pulled the pan, intending to replace the pan gasket. Watch the attached YouTube clip: Needless-to-way, the lateral lash in the pump gear is concerning and I've yet to pull it to check for a shim on the backside. I'd sure welcome any thoughts/ideas on how to best address this. Thanks!
  10. Gonna be following your progress with great interest as I, too, am rebuilding the suspension of my Sienna Brown '74 tii. Good luck with it all and looks to me like you're doing it all the right way!
  11. Thanks for the prompt reply and helpful tips. No knocking and the entire motor was rebuilt about 7,000 miles ago, including new oil pump. 20W/50W Castrol Syntec, no leaking anywhere to speak of but I've not checked the cam oiler you mentioned. I'll also run a diagnostic on the other items you've mentioned! Stand by on these. . .You prefer electronic sending system versus mechanical on the VDO gauge? Sure appreciate your input. . .
  12. So here's my dilemma: '74tii with VDO electrical oil pressure gauge. When I first start the care, the pressure reads about 90 p.s.i., which is good enough for me! However, when the car comes up to normal operating r.p.m. ranges, the pressure drops on the gauge to around 15p.s.i. and stays there without any fluctuations. I'm suspecting a sending unit problem, thought it is relatively new and mounted in the usual place, atop the rear of the cylinder head. One would think in a normally tired engine that the oil pressure would drop at idle then increase with r.p.m.. Not the case for me. Again, good pressure on start-up, then significant drop at all r.p.m.s. I'd welcome any thoughts as the motor really runs quite fine. Just merrily completed a 250 mile cruise with it without any problems. Bad ground????
  13. I've got wheel spacers on my tii listed above with the new era Mini Cooper wheels. Also, with the lowered springs, it does throw off the rear camber quite a bit, of which I'm sure all of you are aware. I already have a set of stock height springs so will contact you when the shorter Eibachs are available. I'm sure we can work something out. . .
  14. That is a lovely ride and white's my favorite color! Looks like stock height. . .Correct? And here's our ride- '74tii, Sienna Brown, tan interior with Recaro seats. Pixel quality's a little rough. . .[/img]


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