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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-17-2021, 01:25 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 465
Posted By Harry Tuttle
Based on your comments, I don't think you have...

Based on your comments, I don't think you have anything to worry about. Take a look at it occasionally and see if anything changes.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-16-2021, 10:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 465
Posted By Harry Tuttle
Did you happen to notice whether when the control...

Did you happen to notice whether when the control arm rotates, the bushing rotates in its bracket? That would be worth checking.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-07-2021, 01:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,080
Posted By Harry Tuttle
I wouldn't. I would suggest just using the...

I wouldn't. I would suggest just using the doughnut, and see what happens.

What you are doing here is joining two parts that are basically not compatible by design. Pay close attention to how...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-06-2021, 10:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,080
Posted By Harry Tuttle
My mistake, I thought you had ordered the IPD...

My mistake, I thought you had ordered the IPD headpipe. Looks like that doughnut you have with one flat side might seal the two parts. Might be worth a try. the nice thing about a doughnut joint is...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-06-2021, 05:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,080
Posted By Harry Tuttle
I thought i looked that way too, but I looked at...

I thought i looked that way too, but I looked at the page for this pipe at IPD and it showed a fixed flange. In addition, it clearly stated that if your old pipe uses a doughnut seal you will have to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-03-2021, 12:53 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,226
Posted By Harry Tuttle
Thanks. Shows what I know about those things...

Thanks. Shows what I know about those things...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-03-2021, 12:42 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,226
Posted By Harry Tuttle
Somebody correct me if I am wrong here. In order...

Somebody correct me if I am wrong here. In order for a locked up tranny to prevent the engine from turning, wouldn't the torque converter have to be locked up also?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-01-2021, 04:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 874
Posted By Harry Tuttle
I had no interest in keeping the original trim....

I had no interest in keeping the original trim. It would probably not be terribly difficult to remove the rubber trim from a late windshield and install the older type... I mean, if you wanted to do...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-30-2021, 09:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 874
Posted By Harry Tuttle
When I needed a windshield for my '78, the glass...

When I needed a windshield for my '78, the glass guy said it was NLA. I told him to get one for a '92. He got it, it fit, it is in there now.

I am interested in what VP has, though, in clear and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-26-2021, 10:10 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,976
Posted By Harry Tuttle
Looks like some oil could be escaping from your...

Looks like some oil could be escaping from your unit. But there is another possible explanation for the level being low 6 days after filling. Do you know that you have to fill it several times to be...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-18-2021, 12:27 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,244
Posted By Harry Tuttle
To amplify this, make sure that the blade is...

To amplify this, make sure that the blade is being dragged across the glass trailing the arm in both directions, not being pushed ahead of it, if that makes sense. Is the juddering in question...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-28-2021, 12:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,263
Posted By Harry Tuttle
My experience disagrees with this suggested test....

My experience disagrees with this suggested test. I had the same symptoms as the OP, with fan noise at all times when the engine was running. With engine off, though, the fan turned easily....
Forum: performance & modifications 05-10-2021, 01:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,624
Posted By Harry Tuttle
:mods: :zeeall:

:mods:

:zeeall:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-05-2021, 02:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,870
Posted By Harry Tuttle
Thanks, Dave. That was quick. I think I have a...

Thanks, Dave. That was quick. I think I have a solenoid harness with the diode in it, somewhere, in a box...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-05-2021, 02:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,870
Posted By Harry Tuttle
I remember reading this suggestion from you years...

I remember reading this suggestion from you years ago, and it has been in the back of my mind since. Nobody else to my knowledge has ever mentioned it. I am running a slide switch setup without that...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-27-2021, 12:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,300
Posted By Harry Tuttle
^ Exactly my take (culberro's). It is close, and...

^ Exactly my take (culberro's). It is close, and the backplates coming off will help a lot. It may be hard on the upholstery.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-27-2021, 12:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,870
Posted By Harry Tuttle
Yes You would be better off to wire it...

Yes



You would be better off to wire it according to that diagram. Then it will disengage the relay when you shift out of 4th. Otherwise, it will engage O/D when you go back to 4th, having...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-02-2021, 09:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,123
Posted By Harry Tuttle
When I looked at the link above, I saw a variety...

When I looked at the link above, I saw a variety of end lugs with holes in them. Did I miss something? I am looking for splices to join two cables. Yes, I could bolt together two of the end lugs, but...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-01-2021, 10:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,123
Posted By Harry Tuttle
That tool looks good. Along similar lines,...

That tool looks good.

Along similar lines, does anybody know a source of splicing crimps for battery cables? My search was not fruitful.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-21-2021, 10:16 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 10,484
Posted By Harry Tuttle
Absolutely no problem and no rush. And I owe you...

Absolutely no problem and no rush. And I owe you photos of door panels.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-20-2021, 10:51 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 10,484
Posted By Harry Tuttle
mueller. somewhere near the middle of this page...

mueller. somewhere near the middle of this page in his 242 thread: http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=57322&page=3

Dunno what kind of rack it was.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-20-2021, 09:53 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 10,484
Posted By Harry Tuttle
Yass! PM'ed

Yass! PM'ed
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-13-2021, 12:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,659
Posted By Harry Tuttle
Inside the door the thing the stop strap rides on...

Inside the door the thing the stop strap rides on is a roller. If it seizes up from lack of lubrication the friction on the strap goes way up.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-06-2021, 12:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,928
Posted By Harry Tuttle
Good advice above. Here is another story to...

Good advice above. Here is another story to consider:

I haven't fooled with D-jet much, but here is my experience with a 164E: It would start cold fine, and run great until it was fully warmed up,...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-22-2021, 12:50 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 168,754
Posted By Harry Tuttle
:cool::ninja:

:cool::ninja:
Forum: projects & restorations 02-20-2021, 11:31 PM
Replies: 235
Views: 168,754
Posted By Harry Tuttle
Very scientific approach. You are in deep.

Very scientific approach.

You are in deep.
Forum: projects & restorations 02-20-2021, 03:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,135
Posted By Harry Tuttle
Good luck. Adams is on my list to ski.

Good luck. Adams is on my list to ski.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-17-2021, 11:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,918
Posted By Harry Tuttle
16" is the blade length. I suspect that the...

16" is the blade length. I suspect that the longer one is the driver side. Look closely at the arms, they often have an L and an R stamped on them.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-14-2021, 11:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,327
Posted By Harry Tuttle
If you have one of those needle point grease...

If you have one of those needle point grease guns, just drill a small hole in the hinge body until you hit the pin. That is basically what the 240 door hinges have that 283SD refers to. I have done...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-25-2020, 10:36 PM
Replies: 19
740: Lug nuts
Views: 2,862
Posted By Harry Tuttle
Way back in the day the old wives told us that we...

Way back in the day the old wives told us that we should never change the direction of a tire after it had been run. Maybe the Pirelli story contributed to that. They also told us to never set a...
Forum: projects & restorations 12-21-2020, 11:20 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,135
Posted By Harry Tuttle
You are having more fun than should be allowed. ...

You are having more fun than should be allowed.

What is that peak?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-16-2020, 11:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,264
Posted By Harry Tuttle
I followed your advice and did the same. Nice to...

I followed your advice and did the same. Nice to know that it is legal, here in 'murca at least.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-14-2020, 02:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,264
Posted By Harry Tuttle
^ That is packed with info. One highlight:

^ That is packed with info. One highlight:
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-04-2020, 08:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,792
Posted By Harry Tuttle
That is an obscure bit of restoration lore that I...

That is an obscure bit of restoration lore that I had never dreamed of...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-04-2020, 08:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,222
Posted By Harry Tuttle
Oh, so you have a new exh system. Well, check...

Oh, so you have a new exh system. Well, check your installation? You have likely done that already. :e-shrug:

Much more likely for a loud buzz to come from exh because it is bolted to the engine,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-04-2020, 02:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,222
Posted By Harry Tuttle
That is where I would check. Look close for...

That is where I would check. Look close for incipient cracks where the pipes go into the muffler and resonator. Also, parts can come loose inside a muffler. Bang on it with your hand and listen for...
Forum: performance & modifications 12-01-2020, 01:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,485
Posted By Harry Tuttle
Good idea. Those straight-pull extension springs...

Good idea. Those straight-pull extension springs are what wears out the bushings, in my opinion.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-27-2020, 02:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,123
Posted By Harry Tuttle
If you are thinking of moving the seat rails back...

If you are thinking of moving the seat rails back on a 240, Wagonmeister makes a nice kit (https://www.wagonmeister.com/seat-rail-extension-kit-for-240).

I don't think this is what the OP is...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-26-2020, 11:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,123
Posted By Harry Tuttle
I'll start by addressing the obvious. You have, I...

I'll start by addressing the obvious. You have, I ASSume, adjusted the seat to the lowest of the available positions?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-25-2020, 01:31 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 10,666
Posted By Harry Tuttle
What a painful story. Your persistence is...

What a painful story. Your persistence is outstanding. It looks great.



Does this mean you are declaring it ready to run? What next for it?
Forum: performance & modifications 10-22-2020, 10:12 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,059
Posted By Harry Tuttle
Is this or any of the aftermarket balancers NOT...

Is this or any of the aftermarket balancers NOT underdrive?
Forum: performance & modifications 10-13-2020, 11:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,439
Posted By Harry Tuttle
I was aggravated to find this too. Who wants to...

I was aggravated to find this too. Who wants to carry a deflated spare? Currently working on modifying the cover. The tight area is only 2"X4".

The joke is that I was previously using a pretty...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-22-2020, 09:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,893
Posted By Harry Tuttle
If the wiper motor ground tab is broken or loose,...

If the wiper motor ground tab is broken or loose, the motor may well operate intermittantly. The ground from the firewall to the valve cover has nothing to do with it.

See photo below, courtesy...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-21-2020, 11:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,893
Posted By Harry Tuttle
^^ Good questions. Here are mine: 6) During...

^^ Good questions. Here are mine:
6) During the years that you have had the car, have you ever done any work of any kind on the brakes?
7) You say the fluid reservoir is full. What color is the...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-17-2020, 12:32 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 144,332
Posted By Harry Tuttle
No armrests/grab handles, eh? The stark simple...

No armrests/grab handles, eh? The stark simple look, well done. How are they fastened to the doors?
Forum: projects & restorations 09-17-2020, 12:22 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 23,016
Posted By Harry Tuttle
Nice adventure. I think this period of...

Nice adventure. I think this period of exploration may be the best part of acquiring an old car.




Could be worse, I guess. The come-along could be holding the shock mount in place...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-09-2020, 11:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,954
Posted By Harry Tuttle
Your 140 cable is threaded with two nuts, right?...

Your 140 cable is threaded with two nuts, right? Have you looked at the delrin bushing...
Forum: performance & modifications 09-06-2020, 11:05 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 25,394
Posted By Harry Tuttle
Did that work well? Seems like a fellow could get...

Did that work well? Seems like a fellow could get some of those STS plugs linked above, and drill them. Or maybe STS would supply them with the proper I.D. shape. :oogle:



If that was a problem...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-16-2020, 11:19 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 60,657
Posted By Harry Tuttle
Great post^^^ I, too, had some adjusting to...

Great post^^^

I, too, had some adjusting to do when moving from a 140 to a 240, and that extra-long hood had a lot to do with it.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-20-2020, 11:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,052
Posted By Harry Tuttle
Sorry, that is incorrect. As far as why the...

Sorry, that is incorrect.

As far as why the sender would start leaking after that work: it is an old car. Things will fail at any time.
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