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  1. Get a hotspark to replace the ie ignitor... Way more reliable and a direct fit.
  2. Choke setup? If choke butterflies not opening will kill motor once warmed up
  3. In warmer clients not necessary. The coolant through the intake is there to heat the intake not to cool it. Heated intake helps the air fuel mixture in cold climates
  4. ^ You can get the paint for under $5k in the states, you just need to find the right hispanic body shop state side. Thats what i did and it worked out great. Im in Texas so we have lots of hispanic body shops. You just need to look in the right areas....
  5. Jeff, most restoration shops arent going to do "daily driver' type restorations. They do things full on or nothing. I suggest you split the work. Send the car for a mechanical tune up with a good know mechanic. Then send the car to a body shop for new paint. Finally send the car to an upholsterer for upholstery work. My paint and rust repair was about $6000 from a local body shop another 2002 recommended. My interior work was about $2000 from a local upholstery guy.
  6. By the way, regarding changing motors. I recently did a new motor, 5 speed and side drafts. To facilitate the quickest turn around time, i used a prebuilt crate motor so that my car was back on the road in two weeks. Considering the labor of swapping motors multiple times might be cheaper to swap once a prebuilt motor.
  7. Interestingly im just tuning up my DCOE 40's right now. Just went from pig rich F9-65 (idling at 9:1) to F9-60 (Idling 12:1). Weirdly F9-55 was super lean at 17:1. So that doesnt give me much room to adjust the idle circuit. However on the F9-60 i have a lean spot around 2500 as i tip in the power. Hits 17:1 for a second and then drops to 12.5:1 as the main circuit come on. Not really sure if i should fuss with this lean spot or be happy that most of the time the AF are reasonable... Also might have to do with the distributor. I have a 123 without a vacuum pickup and mechanical distributors dont respond as quickly as vacuum distributors to change in load...
  8. Rear is easy. There is a square cross member that goes across the chassis as part of the rear subframe. Its perfect for tie down and jack points. DO NOT USE THE REAR TOW HOOK. The rear tow hook is sheet metal welded to more sheet metal. You will just rip the rear tow hook off. The front is easy. There are 2 front beefy tow hooks which are welded right to the front csubframe. Beefy and perfect for tie downs.
  9. ^ FYI the bumpers are annodized that is why sanding them is such a pain. If you first dunk the bumper in a solution of drain cleaner and water, it will deannodize the aluminum making it butter for sanding and polishing. Then clear coat the bumper when done.
  10. Carol, sorry to hear. Best thing you can do is post some pictures of the car and the engines as it sits so we can determine value and maybe drum up some interest from the right buyer.
  11. Justin the fact that the car started probably does mean the distributor is faulty or the timing is bodged. You need a timing light and you need another distributor to figure this out.
  12. I ran my battery relocation cable under the car and the fuel return line (Which is not in use). I used 2 awg welder wire.
  13. Agreed, doesn't sound bad at all. Might as well do a valve adjustment and check the timing tensioner for some peace of mind.
  14. ^I think scoob is right. I do remember a ground wire off the timing cover. I stand corrected.
  15. I dont know about this 318 alternator. But the normal alternator only has a big positive wire and small secondary wire. The grounding is done through the body of the alternator to a timing cover bolt.