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About Whaledriver

  • Birthday 11/26/1934

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  1. Thanks, my mind is at ease as I wasn't sure how this resistor functioned.
  2. Installed new custom pedals. Took 2 hours because the clutch and brake pedal metal was extremely hard to drill through. Came without instructions but the manufacturer's website had an excellent installation video to refer to .
  3. I was tracing my wiring and discovered that my present wiring hook up to the coil primary resistor doesn't reflect what the manual depicts. My car runs fine but my wiring position #1 is green & red and position #2 is just green. .This is opposed to the attached manual description which is just the opposite? Does it make any difference which way the wiring is attached to the resistor? My green & red goes from the resistor #1 position to the coil terminal #15.
  4. I am going to Oakland in October. What specific area of North
  5. I want to order one of your adjustable alternator brackets. I have a 1973 basic 2002. Advise me on the ordering process.  Thanks,  Gregg

  6. Where did you buy that attractive wood handbrake handle?
  7. Never received an update on considered 2018 production of a parking brake handle. Did you ever start making them? I would interested in purchasing that and a shift knob that would match the stain color of my Nardi steering wheel.. Thanks,
  8. Once you remove the original voltage regulator, do you need to alter or add to the wiring of the new internally regulated alternator?
  9. I counted three chips with the borescope and when I blew it out, three chips came flying out. There wasn't much room to insert a plug without the possibility of shoving the chips in the hole. .Is there any disadvantage of using resistor plug?
  10. With regard to the turn signal bulb, the suggested P25-2 21/5W with offset securing pins was the right one. Previously the left turn signal was hardly noticeable when selected due to PO installing an incorrect model bulb. Now it is nice and bright.
  11. This forum is great for finding solutions to weird issues. I went down to Harbor Freight and bought a cheap borescope which highlighted the fact that I indeed had bakelight chips wedged deep beside the sparkplug preventing inserting a deep socket to fit on the sparkplug. I was able with some effort move the wedges around enough with a pick to finally get the socket to take hold of the sparkplug and remove it. I then used high pressure air to blow the broken chips out. The recommendation to use a 13/16ths deep socket was accurate as I verified the fit by trying it on one of the unobstructed sparkplugs. I assume the cause of a broken bakelight fitting was a bent sparkplug tip which the previous owner had tried to force the fitting on. Now all I have to do is replace the one NGK R BPR 5ES sparkplug. Thanks to all who responded.
  12. I agree that it extremely difficult to see down the plug pocket. My particular plug position has a broken ceramic plug contact. I'll borrow a bore scope to determine if maybe there is part of a chip lodged next to the plug preventing full insertion.
  13. I for the first time tried to remove the spark plugs on my 1973 2002. I tried numerous deep sockets from my tool set of both standard and metric but none would reach the plug without binding against the socket well! Do I need a thin wall deep socket and what size? Also when I went to buy a replacement blub for my left front turn signal, the parts salesman, after checking his catalog, issued me a blub with only one base contact, when I can only assume since it must work as a parking light and a blinker it should have two base contacts. What is the proper bulb number and are install slots staggered or same level;?
  14. I am a happy man now! Mike's comment that the four small ground wires attached to the bolt holding the voltage regulator may have been the cause of smoke and not the regulator itself, was a good analysis of a poor ground source. Those small wires were not capable of handling the ground voltage required from the starter and as a result overheated. .Fortunately the wires did not melt. I discovered that the reason for the ground source shift was because the main ground strap from the chassis to the block had disconnected from the block and the disconnect was blocked from view by the intake manifold! Starter spun nicely and the car started right up!

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