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  1. I need one of these for drivers door!! Greg - are you planning to sell these? I have a 3D printer and am thinking of making my own... or if there is an STL file out there... just saying Vince
  2. Thanks gents. Ok, sounds like rings. Will get the leak test done to confirm. Now that I understand this a bit more, the other corroborating evidence is the amount of air blowing out of the fill port on the crankcase when running.... it is humming due to air blowing by. Will put the engine bottom end on the long list of stuff to do over the next decade! Vince
  3. Reviving this thread as I'd like to understand this a bit more... especially what you have stated, Paul. A few more observations and then questions.. -I'm only burning oil on decel.. nothing when a reving hard through the gears. Can make it smoke in any gear as long as I drop it from 4000 rpm down to 2500. -My intake manifold is pretty oily. Notice it more now that my clutch is no longer slipping and can get to higher rpm and corresponding power. - I put a catch can on the breather hose between the crank case and air cleaner, which started making oil drip from the oil pan... so took it out. Questions: - Most of what I read point to valve guides/seals.. how can I PROVE it's the rings? Leak down test? - Are the observations above consistent with bad rings? -In no rush to do any engine rehab work.... maybe tackle it in a few years? Any other advice??
  4. Looks great! An extra precaution I took with mine was to put some heat-shrink tubing on the end of the spring that hooks on. You can just see the tip of it in my photo. Will reduce wear over time...especially if you have metal on metal contact. Vince
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  6. Original design not so great IMO. Have an earlier version of that piece for my '72 where there are two holes instead of that pin. Simply added a freely rotating bushing by locking a nut onto a bolt that threads the nearest hole. I figure there will be a lot less wear this way...at least it has held up for 3 months!! Vince
  7. Do you have any gaskets that go under the front hood?
  8. Thx Mike, Great advice. Another reason to make it easy to get brackets out of the way when deflector is off the roof.
  9. Thanks guys, I get it now. Yes, should be easy enough to make these. Got me thinking... want to make the hooks/brackets in a way that they rotate back under the roof when the deflector is not in use. Not sure I want the deflector as a permanent fixture, but will want to put it on l when I plan to go on the highway.
  10. So, I just picked up one of these beauties... OEM and all. Problem is that the deflector did not come with the brackets that attach to sunroof mechanism, as shown on towel in this photo. I got the bolts and plastic nuts, but thats not going to get me very far. Can I source the brackets from somewhere? On a side note, when were these deflectors available? Thought I saw them in a '73 brochure. Vince
  11. Thanks gents!
  12. Hi '02 land, After reading some posts on sunroof felt installs, not clear whether you MUST remove sunroof to install the front and back felt strips. Understand that the front felt should be attached to the car and the back felt attached to the roof. Can you (should you) try with sunroof panel in place? If I need to take out the panel, do you have a link would you recommend so that I don't botch it? Thanks!! Vince
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    Rob (Hack), Just saw this post. I actually tried several sizes (including the one above in this post) before settling on this one, which has proven to be the best sealing: The o-rings that I think you purchased (344 Viton O-Ring, 75A Durometer, Round, Black, 3-7/8" ID, 4-1/4" OD, 3/16" Width (Pack of 2) actually did not seal that well after all! Vince
  14. I have a '72 tii (2761485) with what looks to be original belts. 3 point retracting Autoflug fronts, 2 point retracting Autoflug rears. (my production day is April 25th, 1972) Also have a spare set dated1972 /1..... A set dated in January with the exact same set up. Vince