Jump to content

Mars55

Solex
  • Content Count

    33
  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Feedback

    0%

Posts posted by Mars55


  1. Steve, et al, thanks for the knowledge! I reached out to Longstone to inquire if the 185/70 size would be a problem for the 4.5" rims. They said it's not ideal but doable. Your thoughts? Is there anything I should be aware of for mounting?

     

    Thanks again,


  2. I'm willing to spend for the Pirellis or Michelins and I'd like a little wider tire while still keeping a stock look. So...the mind wanders and I ponder the options for :wider (5 - 5.5 ) or larger (14" ) wheels. And here we are. So what would a $1500 budget yield?

     

    Thanks for the replies, as always 


  3. My '68 1600 has the original 13 x 4.5 steel wheels. I need new tires and I'm running into well-known issues of availability.

    I'm looking for wheel options in 13" and 14" varieties that will accommodate new rubber.

     


  4. Mike, thanks. Here's what I see looking at the hub: the male connector is on the left side pointing towards the dash. The female lead fits, tightly, in a gap between the left stalk and the center. I can't see this going another way but it's a tight fit.

    As for the spring loaded nib on the back of the steering wheel, that's fixed in place.

    I really can remember how this fits together...

    IMG_20181014_154715495.jpg


  5. Hi everyone - I'm re-installing the steering wheel on my '68 1600 and....I can't find the pics when I removed it, dang it.

    1. where do I thread the horn lead thru -- inside the stalk assemblies or outside? (right or left side?)

    2. How does the inner ring with the copper align with the wheel?

    3. any other tips?

     

    See pictures. Thanks for the help!

    IMG_20181014_125840782.thumb.jpg.4a9321c368f779803389d5b742bfeb74.jpg

    IMG_20181014_125833926.jpg

    IMG_20181014_125826663.jpg


  6. My 68 doesn't have the side markers, etc but the harness is from perhaps a later 1600 that did, which is why I didn't recognize it. I assume I'll leave it disconnected.

    I was wondering if these junction blocks can be pulled apart to clean. Each wire appears to have a barb that holds in the block. There are two other such blocks in my car: a 3-way in the engine and a 5 way under the dash.

    I'm in Chicago, btw.

    Thanks for the help!


  7. Hi all - The engine from my '68 1600 is out while the engine area is repaired of some rust and painted. I'm still learning abut this car since I bought it late last year; engine runs but the car hasn't been road-worthy (brakes, etc).

     

    The shop owner will let me use his shop to clean up the engine. He suggested I can use his sand blaster on some of the brackets and other parts while they're easy to get to. This is new to me: what would you do? Which parts should/could be cleaned safely. And as for sand blasting...?

     

    All suggestions welcome. Thanks!

     


  8. Hi all - I'm pulling the engine to clean and fix up the engine bay and I want to replace the mounts. My '68 1600 has a round left side mount. I've read to the forum  that square mounts are from later cars. Any preferences or recommendations between the two? Could I fit a square on the left side?

     

    Thanks!

     

     


  9.  

    Hey guys - I'm pulling the wiring from a '68 1600 and the last wire I can't figure out is this one: A single wire that branches off a main artery in the engine bay, thru the bulkhead and into the passenger footwell and into and behind a side panel. The only thing to power is the dome light but mine is above the driver’s door!

    Where does this single wire go?

    Thanks!

    IMG_20180604_193848583.thumb.jpg.40b6d438e7b74e4c21fc600ed3bc32f5.jpg

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.