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  1. Wow, I didn't realize there would be so many strands in a 10 mm OD cable. Is the 25 mm2 the cross section of the strand bundle? And 10 mm the diameter including the insulation?
  2. I want to relocate my battery to the trunk and would like to use welding wire to run through a fuse to a terminal block in the engine compartment. I'm not sure what size of wire to get (and the fuse). The #2 wire is rated for about 200 A at 50 feet. The wire length will be much less than 50' and the starter shouldn't shouldn't draw current for more than a few seconds. Is a #2 welding wire suitable, or should I go with something larger? Also, for the fuse should it be sized based on the rated current of the wire (200A)? I guess... will that fuse blow if the starter briefly draws more than 200 A?
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  4. Cool article. Along the lines of doing/enjoying...
  5. I'm hoping to find someone that's done exactly what I want, to a car exactly like mine . Just kidding. I've found a lot of different threads, but they're typically dealing the specific problem someone has encountered. I have all new hoses, roll over edge clamps, water pump, thermostat, and coolant. I'm not sure what else I need or what else I should do while I'm at it. I would like to have the radiator pressure checked and then re-cored/replaced if needed. I've seen lots of recommendations on 3 row, W&N, Behr, etc. I would also like to make the heater work. I realize this might be as big or bigger than just replacing the hoses, but if there's some time/money savings from doing them at the same time then that's what I'd do. (Money saved maybe only for coolant? Is there an overall time savings for doing both at same time from duplicating any efforts?) Here's my tentative plan: drain radiator Leave heater in the on position (how can I be sure the valve to let coolant run through the heater core is open? maybe its closed and that's why it doesn't heat during the winter) Remove thermostat and run water through the block, back through the drain on the radiator Pull radiator and take to a shop for pressure test Remove/replace fan (electric fans sound nice, but you lose the look... not sure here) open engine block coolant drain plug to drain water. Continue running water to make sure it is cleaned out. replace all hoses ??? Work on heater Put things back together and fill with fresh coolant/distilled water Is this the right process? '74 automatic with 32/36 DGAV (water choke) carb
  6. Received mine today. Very nice quality. +++
  7. I'd like a set, please pm me with total price including shipping. Thanks
  8. Let me know if you're going to salvage the nose clip. Can't talk to the removal process, yet.
  9. I've tried that, but the part is NLA from BMW. Some sites listed it as available, but when I called the discovered it was NLA. It'd be nice if CAD files were available so it could be 3D printed.
  10. It would be nice to find a good source for parts like this. I need the opposite end of that throttle rod, the ball-cap nut that connects to the throttle on the carb.
  11. I probably need to spend some time understanding how to adjust it. I've got the jets set to CDI's recommendations. Not sure what other adjustments to make. Most of the time it ruins great.
  12. I've got a '74 with a new Weber 32/36 DGAV carb. It runs great, most of the time. Sometimes it doesn't start very smoothly. When I turn the key, it either starts right up or I have to gas it up a little and then it kind of reluctantly starts running while I keep my foot on the pedal. 10-20 seconds later it picks up on its own and runs smoothly. During that 10+ seconds of me gassing the pedal, I'll get a white/gray cloud of smoke out of the tailpipe. Normally, no smoke. Don't know if this is related, but my choke doesn't kick in if I'm gagging the pedal while starting. This might happen more when the car had been driven frequently in one day. Any suggestions on what I should look for? Thanks!
  13. Anybody know the actual name of that swivel ball joint? I've looked on the Pierce site and couldn't find it under throttle linkages: http://www.piercemanifolds.com/category_s/223.htm


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