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Re: Lowlight jigsaw puzzle

Posted: Sun Mar 19, 2017 3:45 pm
by PeteSC
jb wrote:
Franz wrote:Awe yeah! Vintage speed. Those 36 Dells must have smaller venturis? Def a better setup than the original type okrasa/solex carbs. Dual single barrel carbs always seem to have a weird reversion/valve overlap in the lower rpms.

Ida's would be cool too. Josh, you thinking you could make smaller throttle plates to work with smaller venturis? I mean, if you crack a 48mm butterfly on a 20mm Venturi, it's going to full throttle airflow when the throttle plates are less than 1/4 of the way open.



Yes would have to bush the entire thing down to the size of a big gulp straw Smile
Turn some slugs, push em in, re drill for shafts, machine custom shafts for mini butterfly's, re drill progression holes, pinner venturies and jets and big ol pro-stack velocities! Have to be IDAs tho pete....no idfs [-X
Pete has been messageing me about clearances....doesn't really matter, can place carbs wherever need to be with custom manifolds.....twist it all with some badass JJJ's centre pull linkage =D> Would be one hell of an undertaking but hot damn would it ever make some people scratch their nuts! Haha


The Solex's in the kit are looking better and better. Wink

This is all back-burner stuff. I only jumped at the dual port kit b/c it was like $400 less than list price and still in the original packaging.

Re: Lowlight jigsaw puzzle

Posted: Sat May 27, 2017 8:44 am
by PeteSC
Random stuff...

Found a correct '58/'59 turn switch. More difficult to locate than the steering wheel.
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Found some 6v Bosch relays and wired up the flash-to-pass (or flash-to-stop-texting-and-go-already) feature:
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Collecting engine parts.
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Taking my kids out for breakfast.
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Re: Lowlight jigsaw puzzle

Posted: Sat May 27, 2017 9:29 am
by jb
You just keep making this Betty mo betta! =D> =D>

Re: Lowlight jigsaw puzzle

Posted: Tue May 30, 2017 7:59 am
by PeteSC
Need some help - I replaced my accelerator pedal with one of these Xcelerator roller setups to replace the stock z-bar linkage. The z-bar was squeaky and worn pretty well, so was anything but a smooth pedal and felt like it wanted to bind. Anyway, got that all replaced with no problems and it moves freely now.

It's the damned clutch cable; when putting it all back together the threaded end goes just to throwout lever on the trans, like it's too short. The cable is hooked to the pedal assembly and I can pull it freely at the trans forward and back through the full range of the pedal. Am I supposed to hook this back up with the throwout lever under tension by the amount it can be pulled forward by hand? I'm guessing yes but want to make sure I'm not overlooking something. Thanks!

Re: Lowlight jigsaw puzzle

Posted: Tue May 30, 2017 8:14 am
by scottsain
You will need to move it towards the cable with a tool so you can get the wing nut started. Let me know if you need help.

Re: Lowlight jigsaw puzzle

Posted: Tue May 30, 2017 8:26 am
by Franz
You got it Pete. That is the spring tension on the throw-out lever arm. Pull it back and install the wing nut. Feel your pedal. You should be able to move the pedal about 1", then it'll get stiff and start compressing the pressure plate. All you want to do is make sure that the t/o bearing is not pushing on the pressure plate full-time.

Re: Lowlight jigsaw puzzle

Posted: Tue May 30, 2017 9:11 am
by PeteSC
Thanks Scott/Franz. I got the wingnut started but didn't tighten it down. I should have paid closer attention to how far up the cable end the wingnut was threaded when starting this.

Re: Lowlight jigsaw puzzle

Posted: Tue May 30, 2017 12:30 pm
by scottsain
PeteSC wrote:Thanks Scott/Franz. I got the wingnut started but didn't tighten it down. I should have paid closer attention to how far up the cable end the wingnut was threaded when starting this.


Honda owner!

Re: Lowlight jigsaw puzzle

Posted: Wed May 31, 2017 7:00 am
by PeteSC
Tip o' the hat to Mr. Sain -

After a couple of hours last night taking this all apart and putting it back together I believe the throwout bearing got messed up in the process, probably when tension was released from the throwout lever when initially pulling the pedal cluster. Chatted w/ Scott late last night and described what it was doing (clutch feels like it binds, noisy when engaged, won't shift into any gear) and he said the same. Told him I'd tow it to an ACVW mechanic 2 miles down the street to let him drop the engine and replace the bearing and Scott said "no, we'll tow it to my house, put it on my lift and knock it out in an hour or so on Sunday." Standup guy all around... =D> =D> =D> =D>

I NEVER would have imagined this being the result of cleaning up the pedal cluster and installing a new accelerator cable/roller pedal. Not happy at all about that. ](*,) ](*,) ](*,) ](*,) ](*,) ](*,) ](*,) ](*,)

Re: Lowlight jigsaw puzzle

Posted: Wed May 31, 2017 7:39 am
by Franz
Like the t/o bearing popped a clip and/or slid out of its saddle? Weird.

Re: Lowlight jigsaw puzzle

Posted: Wed May 31, 2017 8:22 am
by PeteSC
Franz wrote:Like the t/o bearing popped a clip and/or slid out of its saddle? Weird.


Yeah, I guess. I removed the pedal assembly and wing nut again last night. Pedals are greased and move freely. Cable slides easily in tunnel, wanted to make sure it wasn't twisted or binding. Hook cable to pedal and it all moves fine. Attach cable to throwout lever and tighten to about an inch of pedal play and it's anything but smooth. Start car and it's fine on idle, press clutch and it makes an awful noise and won't go into any gear. Doesn't change regardless of the cable adjustment.

If I had to do this over again, knowing what I know now, I would have used a ratchet strap around the torsion tube to the throwout lever to hold it in place before removing the pedal cluster. I guess it snapped back hard enough to dislodge the T/O when the clutch cable let loose of the pedal? I don't know....

Ordered new TO bearing and clips, debating on whether I should order a pressure plate too in case it got damaged on the clutch depression attempts.

Re: Lowlight jigsaw puzzle

Posted: Wed May 31, 2017 8:58 am
by Pat K
Had a pressure plate go bad a couple months ago, then a throw out bearing clip few weeks ago. Feels almost the same. Dropping the motor I would do all new clutch, pressure plate, and throw out bearing while you have access.

Re: Lowlight jigsaw puzzle

Posted: Wed May 31, 2017 9:13 am
by jb
Clutch disk, PP and throw out were NOS not too long ago :-" too many burnouts pete :-# :^o

Re: Lowlight jigsaw puzzle

Posted: Wed May 31, 2017 2:52 pm
by 63Ragtop
frigging love this car man, so nice. Great to see the kids out enjoying it with you, can't wait to do the same with my family!

Re: Lowlight jigsaw puzzle

Posted: Sun Jun 04, 2017 11:43 am
by PeteSC
Clutch fun! A thousand thanks to Scott Sain! =D> =D> =D>

Part of his stash. Three KCW cars in there, a fourth out in the driveway:
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Getting ready to drop motor:
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The damage:
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Pressure plate carnage:Image

Me instructing Scott how to install new clutch: Smile
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New T/O and PP:
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Ready to go back in:
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Between the new roller pedal and clutch it drives like a new car.