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post #1546 of 1717 (permalink) Old 07-19-2019, 03:37 PM
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Nice. I really like them in dark colors.
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Our 1985 "Sandy" spider runs again. Sandy nickname from being submerged in the Atlantic during the storm surge from hurricane Sandy in 2012. 12,xxx original miles, no rust, but previously in the ocean. It has been a long road, not enough anti freeze with resulting cracked block, hip replacement, life in general.

Seems to run good, but takes several seconds to return to idle. Maybe vacuum leak?
Maybe your VSD? Check Skibum's thread,, just sayin',, maybe

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I received my nuts for mounting my DelLorto’s today from Belmetric! I was almost giving in to disgust in my search but Belmetric came through, such a relief.
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Our 1985 "Sandy" spider runs again. Sandy nickname from being submerged in the Atlantic during the storm surge from hurricane Sandy in 2012. 12,xxx original miles, no rust, but previously in the ocean. It has been a long road, not enough anti freeze with resulting cracked block, hip replacement, life in general.

Seems to run good, but takes several seconds to return to idle. Maybe vacuum leak?
Maybe your VSD? Check Skibum's thread,, just sayin',, maybe
He converted to carbs long ago... not a lot of places to get a vacuum leak except for intake manifold gaskets....
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Just got back from the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix/Aroc Convention at Schenley park. It was a VERY good day!
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Rebuilt driveshaft — well, I’m halfway there! Tore down and rattle canned. This week I’ll add new center bearing and support, new u joints then see how balance looks
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I'm getting rid of the huge flag mirrors on my S4 and mounting Vitaloni Sebrings on the stock mirror bases. Did the basic fitting mods today and tomorrow I'll spray them body color.

I'll do a little tutorial with photos soon.
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Got the exhaust sorted out, required some cutting/welding. Not sure why. but ??? Driveline good, cooling system good, and we are out for a cruise. Idles decent around 1k, not real smooth but how smooth can a 4 cylinder be?

Still has the slow return to idle, but not all the time. Tomorrow I will try some carb cleaner/starting spray around the potential intake leaks. Pulled the plugs, black and wet.

Many small items to sort out, but after 5+ years she runs.

Thanks to all for your assistance

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I'm getting rid of the huge flag mirrors on my S4 and mounting Vitaloni Sebrings on the stock mirror bases. Did the basic fitting mods today and tomorrow I'll spray them body color.



I'll do a little tutorial with photos soon.


Does look better!


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I'm getting rid of the huge flag mirrors on my S4 and mounting Vitaloni Sebrings on the stock mirror bases. Did the basic fitting mods today and tomorrow I'll spray them body color.

I'll do a little tutorial with photos soon.
that is a mod that nobody has done before.

I wonder how the chrome Vitalonis would look there, I had chrome versions on my old sprint....the S4 metal bases can be polished up to a mirror shine to resemble chrome too.

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I'll start a new thread on the Vitaloni Sebrings mirrors so we don't clutter up this one.

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Done! Rebuild tips for driveshaft— use a C clamp to press the caps on the U joints — make sure you put the spring in FIRST!! Use assembly lube on the yokes to get the caps to slide in.

This entire job was done on a bench with no hydraulic press. Use the bearing splitter to grab the old center bearing in front of the rear protective cap, then grab the splitter with a two legged puller, comes right off!!
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Oh yeah photo; new bushing, new u joints, new center bearing and support, clean and grease spline and see how the arrows line up to keep in phase?
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Has all 4 rims re-done (powder coated).
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Installed H4 headlights and washed the car.
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