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by jseabolt
Fri May 17, 2019 8:53 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Valve Tolerances Make No Sense after Head Gasket
Replies: 10
Views: 287

Re: Valve Tolerances Make No Sense after Head Gasket

I used this method on a cylinder head from my lawmower after blowing the headgasket and the exhaust housing off my turbo. You have a turbocharged lawnmower? You must get done mowing really fast! No, it's not turbocharged. Dumbass me put too much oil my lawnmower engine. Long story. The head gasket ...
by jseabolt
Wed May 15, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Valve Tolerances Make No Sense after Head Gasket
Replies: 10
Views: 287

Re: Valve Tolerances Make No Sense after Head Gasket

After the exhaust cambox gasket started to shoot oil , I thought I'd be clever and make one out of GorTex material. Since this stuff still seal anything. I did not take into consideration the thickness of this material and it really messed the valve clearances up to the point I had no thinner shims ...
by jseabolt
Sun May 05, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Weber choke adjustment question
Replies: 3
Views: 111

Weber choke adjustment question

Once again, we Fiat owners love our Webers so I feel like this is a better place to ask this question. Otherwise someone on the MG forum is going to tell me to get rid of my beloved Weber and revert back to the Zenith Stromberg or SU dual carbs. On my Yugo if the choke is adjusted where it is comple...
by jseabolt
Sun May 05, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: F/I/A/T B/S
Topic: Charcoal canister question
Replies: 9
Views: 456

Re: Charcoal canister question

If this is supposed to be a closed system, they how come when I top the fuel tank off in my 2003 Subaru off in May, and park it over the summer and start it in November, the fuel gauge indicates that it has lost several gallons of gas. Like 3 to 4 gallons. So where did the gasoline go? The canister ...
by jseabolt
Fri May 03, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: F/I/A/T B/S
Topic: Garage building thoughts, aesthetics & ultimate shop layout
Replies: 96
Views: 13861

Re: Garage building thoughts, aesthetics & ultimate shop layout

Looks good! If I had it to do all over again, I would have tried to figure out someway to build my garage underground like into a hill with just the garage doors exposed. And maybe a foot of dirt on the top. For several reasons. One my metal building is hard to keep warm in the winter and hard to co...
by jseabolt
Fri May 03, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Brake Bleeding/Pedal Height/Rear Calipers
Replies: 17
Views: 418

Re: Brake Bleeding/Pedal Height/Rear Calipers

I would like less free pedal before the braking is felt. Is the rod adjustment in the vacuum booster the adjustment for the free pedal travel. I remember a post from years ago where Carl messed with that acorn nut to reduce pedal freeplay and his brakes locked up on the highway after the brake flui...
by jseabolt
Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:48 am
Forum: F/I/A/T B/S
Topic: Goofy Craigslist
Replies: 16
Views: 487

Re: Goofy Craigslist

Maybe Shaun Folkerts bought them.
by jseabolt
Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:44 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Paint and body shop in GA/AL/TN/NC/SC?
Replies: 40
Views: 884

Re: Paint and body shop in GA/AL/TN/NC/SC?

So the color the guy chose to respray my car was "Colorado Yellow" and not "Piss yellow"?

I've never seen another Spider this color. What models were painted in this awful color?
by jseabolt
Mon Apr 29, 2019 1:49 am
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: brake bleeding with compensator
Replies: 9
Views: 204

Re: brake bleeding with compensator

My take is fairly well documented on that other forum, to the extent that it was the last post I made there for various reasons. To recap, the compensator is one of the few safety devices on the car and it is ridiculously easy to maintain, so why bother to bypass it? I just bought four new bushings...
by jseabolt
Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: brake bleeding with compensator
Replies: 9
Views: 204

Re: brake bleeding with compensator

Years ago I disconnected that rod from the compensator and discovered the compensator valve was seized in the open position. I just remember when I tried move the rod by hand, the rod would flex because it could't turn the valve inside the compensator. So it didn't seem to be doing anything. But I w...