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About silasmoon

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  1. Howdy - My Getrag 242 on my 76' 4-Spd seems to have given up the ghost. The main shaft bearings are howling, and without splitting it open I don't really know what's up. Other than Metric Mechanic are there any other suppliers / rebuilders of 2002 transmissions for the US? I've always wanted a 5-speed, but don't have the cash on hand to really justify ripping apart the drive-train as well. I figured doing the full swap is easily another $1500 in parts alone. Silas
  2. Can you explain this a bit more? I have a whirring noise when I let my clutch out in neutral. Pushing the clutch in causes it to stop. I thought it might be my pilot bearing, but figured it could also be the input shaft.
  3. Running 45 idles on both sides. Car idles at about 900 RPMs, but the idle is a bit lumpy (cam).
  4. I've tried adjusting timing curves, rejetting, cleaning the carb, spark plugs, gaps, spark plugs cables, ignition coils, etc. Sometimes if I let the car idle a bit before shutting it off it's fine.
  5. Yeah I've had really bad dieseling for years on an engine build. 292 Cam, 9.5:1, 123 Distributor, 121 head. It doesn't always do it - but some times it really shakes for a good 3-4 seconds. I'm worried it's messing up my mounts and just shaking everything loose.
  6. Sure but only one is threaded for shutoff on the 38/38. Maybe they're only for 36/32 Weber's?
  7. So I bought a cut off solenoid, but I think the pin in the solenoid is either too long, or it's faulty. It fits perfectly on the choke side of my 38/38 and even came with a 60 jet. I use a 45. Both didn't work. It seems the pin, even when retracted, covers the bottom holes. It's on switched power, and the pin pulls back when I ground it. Anyone seen something like this before? It's apparently an Empi I got off a VW site.
  8. Holding up great so far. Used them for aggressive driving both on and off dirt. Used them on highway stretches above 100, with minimal road noise.
  9. Would it be reasonable to just do this from the ignition coil? I have the relays for the horn & lights, but I am not sure how to split off from them. I don't want to cut up the original harness.
  10. Arts and Crafts time - I pulled the relay off and examined the wiring. It was not really standard. The fan works fine, but just runs even when the car is off, as its connected to the battery with a fused wire. Here is the diagram:
  11. This is an ancient thread - but I recently installed an idle cutoff solenoid on my 38/38 Weber to help with dieseling in hot weather. It didn't seem to work at all. I triple checked the pin retracted when it got power off the ignition coil, but when I placed the jet and holder into the carb, it never idled. Replacing the stock idle jet holder allowed it to run. When I examined the thread length of the screw vs. the idle solenoid, the solenoid seemed a good 1/8 shorter. The pin also seemed to block the two side holes on the idle jet. Strange. Any thoughts to getting this to work? Perhaps I just got a junk aftermarket idle solenoid?
  12. I have a fan wired up in this configuration I am pretty sure - although it stays on even when the car is off. My guess is that the thermal switch needs it power supply changed to switched power vs battery. Thoughts on how to achieve this?
  13. I always appreciate the old school C.D. Diesel posts. Half information / half collage. I haven't seen old Creighton Demarest post in a bit.
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