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      142G; OK on the Stoddard being flammable...as...

      142G;

      OK on the Stoddard being flammable...as a high order hydrocarbon, not surprising...just not as flammable as good ole gasoline...

      Cheers
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      Catdad; I'm with 142g on this...I'd go with a...

      Catdad;

      I'm with 142g on this...I'd go with a thicker oil and verify with a gauge before considering any invasive engine work!

      Cheers
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      Catdad; I am not familiar with all metal air...

      Catdad;

      I am not familiar with all metal air filters, only the type where a fine metal mesh on the outside, over a (presumably) paper actual element, where it looks like they wanted/needed to give...
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      C; The first thing I though of also was Ign...

      C;

      The first thing I though of also was Ign and Cent advance...you should check this again with the timing light while reving to see where it tops out...I wouldn't rev to 4500 without load too...
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      JKS; OEM? ...that sure looks to me like it...

      JKS;

      OEM? ...that sure looks to me like it consists of two Thule Foot Kits for guttered cars, with their Cross-Bars, onto which a platform was mounted...just saying...

      Cheers
    6. c; That looks better, and is not in need of...

      c;

      That looks better, and is not in need of any correction!

      china's finest strikes again...!

      Cheers
    7. c; 142g has a point which i didn't...

      c;

      142g has a point which i didn't mention...right after turning motor (and Chg Sys) off, Batt will read high (see "surface charge" at link, but this is unlikely if voltage readings are accurate...
    8. c; If all external connections have been...

      c;

      If all external connections have been checked and high output voltage remains, it's time to suspect the Alt and its VReg.

      Good Hunting!
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      Jim; No torque is specified, but the generally...

      Jim;

      No torque is specified, but the generally accepted process is to tighten to 80ft/lbs, then continue to next cotter pin alignment opportunity. I hope you applied the slightest film of...
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      tm; ... so it's not a Tender, but a...

      tm;

      ... so it's not a Tender, but a Charger/Tender...I was going by what it was called, and explaining "Pretty hot"...and that is not a good operating point for electronics as a general rule...
      ...
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      bo90; Battery Tender is not a Bat...

      bo90;

      Battery Tender is not a Bat Charger!...it is intended to replace the minimal self-discharge of a Bat during storage only, and its' wallwort is likely rated for under 1 A...if you hook it to...
    12. c; Over 15V is on the high side and getting...

      c;

      Over 15V is on the high side and getting onto overcharging of the Battery range...I suggest you check the chassis connections of the Alternator (it gets its chassis connections through the...
    13. 142G; Freezing it will increase viscosity more...

      142G;

      Freezing it will increase viscosity more sure, but being grease based, it's already at a very "high viscosity", and I don't mind that characteristic (it means it stays put)...the other...
    14. 142G; Thanks for link to chart! I am also a...

      142G;

      Thanks for link to chart!

      I am also a religious user of graphite/nickel filled Anti-Seizes and was also wondering about the dry vs. lubed torque thing a while ago...

      ...so I contacted...
    15. C (a name would be nice!); Welcome to this...

      C (a name would be nice!);

      Welcome to this forum!

      When fastening torque is not specified for a bolt in a specific location, we can default back to a "typical torque range" for a given fastener...
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      R32r; Those Dynocurves can be the envy of...

      R32r;

      Those Dynocurves can be the envy of every Amazon owner!...and "I was pretty much optimal before even driving on to the dyno." ...is also a nice place to start! Good luck finding the stumble...
    17. Thread: Newbie

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      Noah; Since Chris is much too modest to show...

      Noah;

      Since Chris is much too modest to show off his car in a simple welcome, I invite him (on your behalf!) to show a teaser photo of his gorgeous Amazon...that should give you a good dose of...
    18. Thread: Newbie

      by Ron Kwas
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      Noah; Welcome to this forum! It is not...

      Noah;

      Welcome to this forum!

      It is not often that you hear of a young person who is so interested, enthusiatic, and appreciative of these cars, since they come from an era well before your time...
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      142G; The pins which engage the flanks of...

      142G;

      The pins which engage the flanks of Throwout Bearing are substantial, and I've never heard of an incident of them loosening or worse...cables can fail in the sheath due to friction and not...
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      142G; Following!...and interested in what you...

      142G;

      Following!...and interested in what you find to be the cause of rapidly occurring increase in lost motion of the Throwout Bearing...fractured and bending Throwout Fork or stretching Cable...
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      Henry; Yes, that hole is for a light (in a...

      Henry;

      Yes, that hole is for a light (in a snap-in socket) on the Variable Instrument Lighting circuit...and if the unaccounted-for wire is Red/Wht, that is of the Instrument Lighting circuit.
      ...
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      Russ; Just FYI..."connection on fuse box was...

      Russ;

      Just FYI..."connection on fuse box was on top left." ...that is on the protected, load side of Fuse 1, so if for instance your Wiper System blows that fuse, it would kill power to your...
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      Henry; I agree with that reasoning for...

      Henry;

      I agree with that reasoning for relocating Heater/Defroster Control Panel. You might want to return it to its more typical location when no AC is fitted...I expect you might even find the...
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      Henry; OK on ID plate...lighting and camera...

      Henry;

      OK on ID plate...lighting and camera angle made it disappear on the first pics..!

      OK on Fuel Sender...it might make some noise, but that one can live with...look around with a flashlight...
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      Henry; Welcome to this forum, and congrats on...

      Henry;

      Welcome to this forum, and congrats on your very nice example of an 1800S.

      Yours is what I would call mid-production run (straight bumpers, carburated), it does look like it has some...
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      Russ; General advice: Double-check Pertronix...

      Russ;

      General advice: Double-check Pertronix is installed per instructions...

      IgnPower taken from Fuse 1 is suitable for powering elec Ign module ONLY when a separate Starter Button is...
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      Toaph; Good info from 142g and even better...

      Toaph;

      Good info from 142g and even better advice from him about not bypassing and "hot-wiring" the FuPu!

      Refer to Wiring Diagram: ...
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      Guys; This is specific to the 122, but...

      Guys;

      This is specific to the 122, but certainly applicable to 140s also, and it shows the fixed Resistor (non-variable ) solution: ...
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      Volvic; I guess you might call the Pedal going...

      Volvic;

      I guess you might call the Pedal going to the floor, and expelling a huge cloud of white smoke out the exhaust "catastrophic failure"...that's what happened to mine...it does put one at a...
    30. Koos; High compliment on the prep and final...

      Koos;

      High compliment on the prep and final assembly...!

      The picture documentation is also absolutely First Class, and some of the finest I've seen! If questions come up, the pictures may...
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