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Old 02-24-2012, 11:25 AM
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Congrats, Jim! Now what are you going to do with it? Time for another project?
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....and the flair for DRAMA! Nice going Jim, finally its your turn now.
+1750. Now go out and enjoy some driving!

Oh and she looks stunning.
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Thanks for the good reading Jim. I am going to try and take a lap in my GTV this weekend. It hasn't been on the road in over 30 years.
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....and the flair for DRAMA! Nice going Jim, finally its your turn now.
Yeah, what a drama queen! BTW, did anyone notice the cigarette in the lighter in the picture on post #186? Jim, did the lighter work?

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Jim, did the lighter work?
I sure hope that's where the smoke's coming from.
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I had one of those in my 71 GTV too, but I don't think that it was working, nor was I a smoker. What do you do, just stick the cigarette in there and it'll light up?
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...did the lighter work?
Right down to the cycle completed 'ding'.

Drama? That'll be tomorrow (actually, I hope NO drama) when the car will get driven home. If you want drama, ask me about the ordeal at DMV getting the car re-registered today! On second thought, don't ask.

There is still a LOT of work to do. Sound insulation and complete interior are yet to be installed as are the door and vent window gaskets. Not to mention all the countless little details still required to get the car to where it should be. And the devil is in the details!
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Right down to the cycle completed 'ding'.

Drama? That'll be tomorrow (actually, I hope NO drama) when the car will get driven home. If you want drama, ask me about the ordeal at DMV getting the car re-registered today! On second thought, don't ask.

There is still a LOT of work to do. Sound insulation and complete interior are yet to be installed as are the door and vent window gaskets. Not to mention all the countless little details still required to get the car to where it should be. And the devil is in the details!
Yeah but a major milestone has been met--It's the kinda thing that keeps you going--
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Congratulations!

Well done Jim!
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Congratulations, Jim!
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Can I see a photo of the smile on your face after the first drive. Congratulations
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big congrats jim!
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Saturday. The BIG day! Will the car to be complete (and safe) enough for the 30 mile drive home?

First on the list was the oil pressure gauge. After ohming out a number of sensors, I found one that I thought would fit the bill. Change out the sensor, key on and...........it works! Scratch one off the list.
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Old 02-26-2012, 04:19 AM
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During the installation lap round the parking lot the other day, the engine was reluctant to return to idle. The most likely cause being the aggressive curve of the Bosch 041 dizzy and sticking advance weights from it having sat unused for years. Rather than go through the dizzy to sort it, a Marelli S103BA from an early 1970s Spica car would take it's place. This Marelli, despite it's application, has a surprisingly good advance curve.
The change-out went as smooth as could be. Note that the o-ring is in the timing cover prior to installing the dizzy. This is mandatory because if the o-ring is installed on the dizzy, the ring will expand so as to prevent the dizzy from fully seating.
The static timing was setup using an ohm meter. First, the fixed timing mark on the crank pulley was lined up (the 'F' mark on the pulley) by turning the engine in the normal direction of rotation. An ohmeter is then hooked up to measure the continuity (or resistance) between the movable and fixed points in the distributor. A reading of zero indicates the points are closed (current is flowing to 'charge' the ignition coil). Then advance the timing by turning the dizzy counter-clockwise until the points just open (when the ohmeter reading changes from zero resistance to infinity). At this point (pun), the current flowing through the ignition coil primary stops, the coil magnetic field collapses which induces high voltage from the coil secondary to fire the sparkplug.
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Oh no another blow by blow commentary....cant wait out the suspense any longer. Jim pick up the phone.

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