Chippy

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  1. Hey all, Was curious what if any suggestions you might have. The car has suddenly lost spark twice now in the last couple weeks while in town on a hot day. After 15 min or so with the hood popped it will start back up. Additionally, I've had several of the magnetic rings lose their affect. All this is leading me to believe there is a problem with the unit getting too hot. And it certainly is hot to the touch when the cars been running around town. Should I consider some sort of non-thermally conductive paste between the unit and the dizzy? Something else? Thanks
  2. Greetings all, I have a '72 whose front bumper was tweaked when it was stolen. From the looks of it, the bumper itself is fairly straight, and the brackets are bent. So I got to thinking about replacing them, and I was curious if there were any years with shorter brackets that would work to tuck the bumper in a bit? Does anyone know where to find them? Thanks much!
  3. Carb. Just one. Ignition timing makes no difference. New plug wires. New plugs. I was thinking valve adjustment.
  4. Greetings all, At an idle my motor has a lot of movement. Just sort of wobbling and bouncing all over the place. After just replacing the motor mounts, we are none the better. I am starting to wonder if it could be the valves need to be adjusted, so I am ordering a new VC gasket and planning to check them out. I have an electronic ignition. Runs great, but idle is not ideal. Carbs nice a shiny. Any other ideas?
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    Stolen 02' - Boulder, CO

    No... From what I gather they had intended to use it to travel the country and visit a long list of concerts...
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    Stolen '02 - Boulder, CO

    Tonight the thieves were arrested and the car returned. The culprits go by "Waldo" and "Sunshine". Classic Boulder. The front bumper is mangled, but at least it's back. Thanks for the help everyone. Now to look into theft-proofing the car...
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    Stolen 02' - Boulder, CO

    Tonight the thieves were arrested and the car returned. The culprits go by "Waldo" and "Sunshine". Classic Boulder. The front bumper is mangled, but at least it's back. Never thought it could be so depressing to lose a car, but it's almost like family at this point. Thanks for the help everyone. Now to look into theft-proofing...
  8. Hi Everyone, My wife and I returned from a friends wedding (gone June 6-16th) to find our '72 2002 was no where to be found. Was taken from a parking lot at our apartment complex in Boulder, CO. It's not at the tow yards, and the police have no records of it. We love the old thing. We have travelled across the US in it. Fixed it on the side of the road in the middle of no where. Made friends over repairs. It's our adventure mobile. Some noticeable bits: VIN: 2580125 Malaga faded with patina The rear towers were re-welded and the welding job was kind of ameteurish The interior door panels were redone by previous owner but lacked the chrome trim 3/4 up from the bottom Newly replaced engine mounts Electronic ignition system Front bumper was tweaked Please keep an eye out for it. Lots of images here (scroll down): https://www.instagram.com/gooddaychaps/
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    Stolen 02' - Boulder, CO

    I keep thinking about that... As we left on our trip I just had a feeling someone was watching. https://www.instagram.com/gooddaychaps/ email: seth.chaps@gmail.com Thanks, fellas.
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    Stolen 02' - Boulder, CO

    Thanks for all the kind words. @mike You are correct on the VIN. It's 2580125 Took a drive to the yards yesterday but no luck. Staying hopeful.
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    Stolen 02' - Boulder, CO

    VIN: 2508125 I will go check with the neighbors once everyone wakes up. We got home pretty late from the airport. Thanks all. I am hopeful.
  12. Hi Everyone, My wife and I returned from a friends wedding tonight (gone June 6-16th) to find our 2002 was no where to be found. Was taken from a parking lot at our apartment complex in Boulder, CO. It's not at the tow yards, and the police have no records of it. We love the old thing. We have travelled across the US in it. Fixed it on the side of the road in the middle of no where. Made friends over repairs. It's our adventure mobile. Please keep an eye out for it. Lots of images here (scroll down): https://www.instagram.com/gooddaychaps/
  13. Finally returned to the car after the scorching sun was blocked by clouds. Looks like the magnet has burned up some how. I installed a spare I had and the car started right up. So it appears that this little guy got too hot and the electronic igniter still works. I wonder then what heated up the magnet to the point of melting and failure?
  14. @Simeon Thanks for the reply! - Connections in the engine bay are clean and tight - NAPA coil is 3.25 ohms resistance out of the box - Ballast resistor is wired in (It's in a small white rectangular box, has a coiled wire inside. Is attached to fender.) - I noticed on the highway today it would cut out for an instant and then keep running. Now of course, no spark at all. Q: Should I not be running the ballast resistor in this case? I'll need to go pick up a multi-meter.
  15. @2002Scoob Thanks for the reply! - The car does have a ballast resistor in place. - Hot-Spark recommends a coil with a minimum of 3.0 ohms resistance. - My NAPA coil is supposed to have 3.25 ohms of primary resistance. - Key is always in the off position when car is not running.