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Son of Marty

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  1. Son of Marty's post in '73 tii engine rebuild was marked as the answer   
    Are the rod and cap numbers on the same side? With the rod pin oil hole facing the front of the engine and the arrow on the piston facing forward.
  2. Son of Marty's post in Coolant system issue was marked as the answer   
    Yeah, I'd raise the nose and remove the drivers side heater hose, slowly add water until you get a steady stream out of the heater then replace the hose and slowly fill with anti freeze. Start the car with the rad cap off and let it warm up then cool down top off if needed put the cap on keep checking the level over the next few drives and the water level should level off about a inch or so down.
  3. Son of Marty's post in Distributor question... identity? was marked as the answer   
    That's a light trigger, originally offered by Allison then Crain a good system if you have the box but it's not a oem system.
  4. Son of Marty's post in Distributor Condition Recommends? was marked as the answer   
    Looking at your last 2 pictures enlarged I think the PO put the cap on 180' out so that the locating tang on the side of the one clamp at the top of the pic. was holding that side of the cap up so the rotor was hitting the cap. Notice the bit of red on the tang and the wear pattern around the seating ring of the cap. 

  5. Son of Marty's post in Valve cover leak at timing cover was marked as the answer   
    I think you can get that top seam to line up better if you remove the cover and put a bb sized dab of rtv where the cover, head gasket, and block intersect then hand tighten the 6 bolts into the head, I use a 1/4 drive socket with a extension that I turn by hand, no handle,  tighten the 2 downward bolts then tighten the other 6 bolts and it may bring that gap down to where the gasket will seal. If not then you could try the rtv on the gasket at the gap or fix it right by having the cover machined down. To do that with the valve cover and gasket removed take a single edge razor blade slide it as flat as you can along the head and scribe a line on both side of the front cover right at the head and then get a machinist to cut the cover to that line or better yet transfer that measurement to the bottom and cut there.
  6. Son of Marty's post in Oil pressure gauge question was marked as the answer   
    It makes no difference, remember pressure in a closed container (and your dead ended gauge qualifies) will be equal.
  7. Son of Marty's post in Torque spec for the intake manifold nuts? was marked as the answer   
    I don't see getting a torque wrench on all 8 nuts anyway (maybe if your using the 12mm head or smaller nuts) so as Toby said just tight enough to seal. Also the copper coated exhaust nuts fit and will provide a locking feature. The torque spec for a 8x1.25mm nut is 17.7 ft/lb so you'll need a inch pound torque wrench or a very low reading wrench to do that accurately, not you 100 ft/lb unit.
  8. Son of Marty's post in Fuel lines look like Medusa was marked as the answer   
    I'd say someone was usind a electric fuel pump at one time using 1 &2 and both wires, #6 is the fuel vent that should run to the charcoal filter under the hood and then to the carb/air filter, as 2002iii said 4 & 5 are the fuel return thqthas been abandoned if the return valve by the carb is missing no big deal just plug #4 at the tank with a bolt and hose clamp.
  9. Son of Marty's post in L light turned on was marked as the answer   
    A failed diode is easy to check out, measure the a/c output at the alternator, and yes I did mean a/c. it should be between .50mv and less then 100mv.
  10. Son of Marty's post in Early and late left motor mount was marked as the answer   
    When assembled to the mount the pin will be inline with the slot in the bracket no hole needed.
  11. Son of Marty's post in No fuel to filter. Stranded. Got it started. was marked as the answer   
    There must be more than 100 pages on the subject of vapor lock, but the short vertion is you need to clean the pick up screen on the sender, all the hoses need to be fresh and all joints clamped along with the plastic adaptor on the tank outlet, do you have the phenalic spacer under the carb? and last of all move your fuel filter to the presurre side of the pump.
  12. Son of Marty's post in tii valve cover R & R — stuck in the middle was marked as the answer   
    Your problem is your trying to fit a standard m10 valve cover on to a tii. This is a 320i valve cover but the tii one shares the same breather outlet.

  13. Son of Marty's post in Safety Wire Size? was marked as the answer   
    The factory used a single loop of thick (maybe .075) wire through all 3 bolts and twisted tight.

  14. Son of Marty's post in No Power to Starter Trigger Wire was marked as the answer   
    Before you start cutting into the wireing bundle just splice the 2 larger gauge wires at the seatbelt relay together.
  15. Son of Marty's post in Pedal box was marked as the answer   
    Yes, I think the mechanical clutch was phased on in 68and later models.
  16. Son of Marty's post in Throw out bearing carcass stuck to my sleeve was marked as the answer   
    Dremel and cutting wheels? Slot the sleeve as deep as you dare then heat it and pull.
  17. Son of Marty's post in Seeking Restoration Advise was marked as the answer   
    For the tail lights clean them up and paint the reflector surfaces in chrome or gloss white, the headlight buckets take them apart and they can be plated, for the ignition switch you need to drill the 2 bolts and use a ez out to get them out new bolts will have a head that breaks off when fully tightened.
  18. Son of Marty's post in Strut top/cap question was marked as the answer   
    The strut bearings have the short studs for cars that didn't have the spacers fitted and also used on the e21's, they're fine, the silver caps are just the way they make them now.
  19. Son of Marty's post in Battery Negative Ground Strap connections was marked as the answer   
    As Jim said bare metal at the ground point, I would also consider running the small strap around the outside of the battery tray, if it's long enough, but IMO you have enough on your hands getting the battery in and out of the tray with out having that strap in the mix. 
  20. Son of Marty's post in Can we talk about water pump failures? was marked as the answer   
    The pump can live with a normal tension set on the belt, but they do wear out as all pumps will do the bearings can wear out or the seal can go dripping water I've never broke the housing.
  21. Son of Marty's post in Steering Wheel Removal Issue was marked as the answer   
    Put the nut back on a couple of turns so you don't smack your face when the wheel releases, then with the wheel locked start turning the wheel back and forth rapidly while pulling out on it, it will come off. 
  22. Son of Marty's post in Wheel Bearing Washer...which way? was marked as the answer   
    I've never noticed that before, but given the choose I would put the curved side toward the bearing to prevent the sharp sides of the axle slot causing the washer to catch and hang up, not that that's happened to me but I suppose it could.
  23. Son of Marty's post in 5 Speed conversion question... was marked as the answer   
    Clutch and flywheel will work you'll need the e21 slave clutch arm and throw out bearing.
  24. Son of Marty's post in What is the purpose of this spring was marked as the answer   
    It's needed to ground the horn circuit. ether style will do the job.
  25. Son of Marty's post in Getrag 245 gearbox verification was marked as the answer   
    2nd that I have no idea what that trans fits.
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