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    Re: Starter keeps running

    What you have gone through is amazing. Thanks for documenting it so well.

    In the A-series world there are a couple of common starter swaps that people make. Most require some amount of...
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    Re: A Virus Scene from my Kidhood

    I remember standing in line at the local elementary school to get my polio vaccine. Like 65_BRG_Sprite mentioned above, my vaccine was not a shot. When I got to the head of the line they had the...
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    Re: Shipping Slowing Down

    A post on The MG Experience said that as of 4:30 p.m. yesterday both MOSS locations were closed until further notice. I hope your package got out of there before they closed down.
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    Re: Starter keeps running

    I've been wondering what happened with the starter problem.
  5. Thread: TV "car guys"

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    Re: TV "car guys"

    Yes indeed. I do remember curb feelers! I even suggested them to my father-in-law as a joke when he told me he wanted a front facing camera for parking!
  6. Thread: TV "car guys"

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    Re: TV "car guys"

    My father-in-law turns 90 this summer and his is still driving. Over the past three years he has ruined two front panels on his 3-series BMW. He kept driving far enough forward to hook the panel's...
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    Re: Tach wiring problems

    You mentioned owning the car since 1985 but what year and model is the car? Can you post a clear picture of the tach showing the text on its face?
  8. Thread: TV "car guys"

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    Re: TV "car guys"

    An acquaintance of mine owns Corvairs and works at home. One afternoon he heard some noises outside. He found his son pointing to the open driver's door and explaining to his friends that some cars...
  9. Re: Need to Change Our Dental Insurance Provider - Suggestions/Ideas?

    I have been retired for two years. During the last two years I was employed we had Cigna for dental. Employees did not get to choose. Other carriers we had over the years included...
  10. Thread: PDWA Issue

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    TR6 Re: PDWA Issue

    Hopefully some of the links below will prove helpful as you work through the PDWA.

    From the Buckeye Triumphs website:...
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    General TR Re: Dot 4 Brake Fluid

    Would you post a link to the blog you are referencing?
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    Re: Envirosafe R134a replacement refrigerant

    Dad kept our GE Monitor in the garage while the house had the "newer", late 1950s Kelvinator that looked a lot like your Philco. Mom LOVED the Kelvinator for the first 6 months. After that the...
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    Re: Envirosafe R134a replacement refrigerant

    That fridge is a GE Monitor. My dad kept one in our garage until about 1990. It was still working when he finally got rid of it. Ours had an interesting problem. It was built before grounded...
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    Re: Calibrate Smiths Tachometer

    Congratulations and job well done!

    Thanks for posting the conclusion and your results.
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    Re: Starter keeps running

    I Googled Bosch starters this evening. If they are all the same, your starter motor should be using a pull-type solenoid. All I can figure is that somehow when the engine is firing, somehow a load...
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    Re: Starter keeps running

    Since you and your electrical shop have tried a number of new/different components on the starter I am at a loss to understand what is going on.

    During the "mounted" tests where the starter...
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    Re: Starter keeps running

    In Elliot's last post he pasted information from Bob that this starter was the same as used on the '76-'78 Mercury Capri. However, in Bob's post Bob said that the starters were not available in the...
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    Re: Starter keeps running

    Was any work performed on the car just prior to the onset of the starter problem?

    Do you happen to have a link to the Bosch starter on a parts website or similar? Is it really a Bosch starter or...
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    Re: Starter keeps running

    I know you said the solenoid was professionally replaced but if this problem is "new" since that work was done I suggest looking carefully at the solenoid wiring. It sounds like a latching circuit...
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    Re: Calibrate Smiths Tachometer

    You asked a couple of times about PC software to use for calibration.

    The link below is for the Spiyda Design RVI tach adapter board. It converts a Smiths RVI tach to work like a later (Smiths...
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    Re: Calibrate Smiths Tachometer

    +1 to the advice given by both Bob and Blueskies.

    Most digital, dial-back timing lights I have seen have a built-in tachometer that you could use as a reference during calibration. If you don't...
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    Re: Austin 7- amazing find!

    I am extremely jealous! Congratulations on both having a Seven and for your find!
  23. Re: Barry Gibb Hospitalized with suspected COVID-19

    GEEZE !!!

    Your subject line reeled me in.
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    Re: Just For Fun - First Job?

    It appears with the making faces and killing time references that we are listing chronologically.

    My first "job" was helping the maintenance man at my Jr. High School in 1972. I got paid about...
  25. Thread: brake switch

    by dklawson
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    T-Series Re: brake switch

    I am NOT promoting the part shown in the link below. However, the switch shown in the eBay listing says it has 3/8-24 threads AND the listing includes cross-reference Lucas part numbers. You could...
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