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    Re: HD series Jet Centering - a Caution

    Maybe that's the problem: you've removed the variances introduced by the piston. The little pin thingy goes into the piston in place of a jet needle, and allows for any offcenteredness--is that a...
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    Re: HD series Jet Centering - a Caution

    I can't even tell how that thing is supposed to work. I've used the one in this kit--it's the little stubby thing in the far right of the photo--for years and it's always done the trick:
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    Re: Polishing Foggy side curtains on BT7

    Assuming ambla/vinyl top (not fabric); I've used this with acceptable results:
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    Re: Heavy Tapping low in the Engine

    Ray,

    My response was based solely on his (reported) comment that "Additionally, he suggests eliminating the addition of a led additive to the fuel and brought up the use of Marvel Mystery Oil as...
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    Re: Heavy Tapping low in the Engine

    AFAIK, there are no 'lead additives' sold today, being that it's illegal and all (note that teta-ethyl lead is EXTREMELY toxic, since it's an organic compound made with a toxic metal that is easily...
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    Re: Polishing Foggy side curtains on BT7

    I've used the stuff that's sold to de-haze plastic headlight covers; it worked OK. It's basically a very fine polish, followed with a type of clear coat. One was recommended over others, but I...
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    Re: Rear differential drain plug leak

    Safety wire is available in a number of diameters:

    https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/appages/safetywire.php?clickkey=4386

    0.041" isn't the thickest, but it's perfect for the one place I...
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    Re: Rear differential drain plug leak

    Probably not necessary on a street car; at least, I don't lose any sleep over them falling out. Presume you use stainless wire? What thickness of wire do the tracks specify?
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    Re: Rear differential drain plug leak

    OK, I can't for the life of me see how you can safety wire the diff and gearbox plugs; they're recessed and if you drill you'd likely go through threads. I've never heard of one backing out, as I...
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    Re: "Fuel Diamond" Gasoline Treatment

    I've seen similar 'miracle cures' before. I only have a couple years of college chemistry, but I'm pretty sure these things would do nothing but lighten your wallet. Gasoline, and ethanol, are...
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    Re: New to Forum

    I just thought a 'high tack' oil might work a bit better than other oils; I saw no downside to trying it (except for a small expense). At any rate, I now have K&N filters on both my Healeys and I'm...
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    Re: New to Forum

    I've used this stuff (been using K&N filters on my cars for a while): http://thebestsyntheticoil.com/afo.htm

    Like others suggested, clean motor oil is fine.
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    Re: New to Forum

    Welcome to the Forum Bryan. Any organic solvent works; probably the safest is mineral spirits (but it's getting expensive), kerosene (or, as the Brits call it paraffin) and gasoline will work in a...
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    Re: Rear differential drain plug leak

    I've always liked to experiment with sealants and adhesives (much to my father's annoyment), but don't like using teflon tape where a piece could break off and 'gum up the works' (yes, I know it...
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    Re: Just installed LED headlights in BN2

    Do these fit later, 6-cyl cars (like BJ8s)?
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    Re: Rough Idle - What to check?

    If none of the quick tests work run a compression check; you may have a stuck valve.
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    Re: Stuck Needle Valve - Rough Running

    Every time I think I know EVERYTHING ...
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    Re: Stuck Needle Valve - Rough Running

    I think so. I also had some that were all brass, but I don't think I used those.
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    Re: Stuck Needle Valve - Rough Running

    Needle valves have been a bug-a-boo on pretty much every carburetted car I've worked on (several). Like Steve G, I installed Grosse (sp?) Jets in my BJ8 decades ago, and they have been flawless. ...
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    Re: Tire pressure again

    By your logic Tahoe's tire pressures will INCREASE due to the massively higher ambient pressure at about 150' MSL (the Delta) vs 7,000' (Lake Tahoe). The 200-or-so millibar pressure change will not...
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    Re: Tire pressure again

    Um, I'm missing something here. Ambient air pressure won't affect the pressure in tires (but temperature will). 25psi at 7,000' altitude and 59degF ('Standard Temperature') will be 25psi at MSL...
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    Re: Tire pressure again

    I've bought, I think, 5 sets of tires for my Mustang. When I first got the car I ran at Ford's recommendation, 35psi but found that the tires wore excessively in the middle of the tread. Over the...
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    Re: Choke sticking

    OK--I'm confused (hush). I haven't looked in a while, but IIRC my choke cables, which are OEM AFAIK, are stranded. The fact yours are solid is evidently the solution.
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    Re: The Odyssey

    They weren't particularly rusted, but I had trouble getting hinge bolts out on my BJ8. I had a cheap HF 'impact screwdriver' set--the kind you hit with a hammer--and it broke the first time I tried...
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    Re: Choke sticking

    "... this is for lubrication reasons"

    Assume this is for the cam; I have a DWR gun-drilled cam so hope this mitigates any lubrication issues.

    Steve, for your mod what size bicycle cables did...
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