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    Re: Whole project must go

    Going to check into vehicle donation program at public radio. Not sure what the will take and what not.
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    Re: Whole project must go: NOW FREE TO GOOD HOME

    Sure Rut, I can wait for you. Thanks!
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    Re: Whole project must go: NOW FREE TO GOOD HOME

    Cannot bring myself to send my cars to junk yard. Come get them and all the parts and they are yours.
    check out classifieds for contact info.
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    For Sale 2 MK IIIs :Free to good Home

    I desperately need to get them out of my shop. Come get them and they and all the parts and books/manuals are yours.
    Can't bear to haul them to crusher.
    Here's a google link to photos and another...
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    Re: Whole project must go

    Thanks for your support.
    I am maintenance guy for IT (home network and devices) at our house (20 acres, two story house, 2000 sqft shop, ect) as well as mechanic for cars, trucks, motorcycles,...
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    Whole project must go

    Now FREE to a good home: At 75 I find I have more projects than time. I must get rid of my project cars to make room to work in my shop. This forum has been very helpful to me and I am hoping...
  7. Thread: Two MK IIIs

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    For Sale Two MK IIIs

    At 75 I find I have more projects than time. I must get rid of my project cars to make room to work in my shop. This forum has been very helpful to me and I am hoping someone here will love them and...
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    New to engine building - gaskets

    rebuilding my 1098 and can't determine which gaskets require sealer or gasket maker and which do not.
    Used sealer on both sides to attach backplate gasket to block. used no sealer to install head...
  9. Thread: Engine is in!

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    Re: Engine is in!

    BTW David, that connection panel looks like a great idea. Do you have any drawing for it that you can share? It seems like a great way to trouble shoot the electrical system.
  10. Thread: Engine is in!

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    Re: Engine is in!

    I noticed in your blog that you bought a new battery at Costco. Can you tell me what battery you bought? I need to get one for my 65 Mk III and I need to test some subsystems before assembly so I...
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    Re: Innie or outie?

    Thanks Doug. That makes it very clear, but not having a Bridgeport, I'll have to live with the longer flange. Thanks again.
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    Innie or outie?

    MM sent me the Welch/Freeze Plugs I ordered from the diagram of my 1098. Today I got around to fitting them. The block has stepped holes that are clearly a stop for the plug. The plug had a flange...
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    Re: Bench Testing starter

    BTW, I have 3 starters. (this is the story of buying basket cases and boxes of parts) Two appear to have an electric solenoid on the side and one does not. Manual looks like the one without solenoid....
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    Bench Testing starter

    After reading the Leyland manual, I'm wondering if there is any reason not to clip a jumper cable to a 12 volt battery and then to the starter to test it? I am planning to do that with the heater fan...
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    Re: Organizing threads into book?

    For a nube like me, it would be a great resource but it is more than I can take on or ask anyone else to do. I wonder if the Wiki software would be if any help? That is the way I have seen similar...
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    Re: Organizing threads into book?

    I searched for "organizing restoration". got a substantial thread, hit printable version and realized that the hardest part would be editing to condense... so much good stuff.
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    Re: Organizing threads into book?

    Looks like it still might take a good bit of time but cutting and pasting is far better than re-typing. Working from the premise that you put things in sections/piles then edit a few times... that...
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    Organizing threads into book?

    Basil,
    For some time now I have been gathering books on restoration of vintage vehicles mostly to learn exactly how to work on my two MKIII Sprites. I get great help from members of the Spridigits...
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    Re: Clean Oxidation from cast aluminum

    Cleaned up the transmission case, R&R throw out bearing, lever, slave cylinder and rod.
    Not perfect but works for my driver build.

    54074
  20. Thread: I drove it,

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    Re: I drove it,

    Congratulations to you both!
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    Re: Question on MIG wire feed

    I think you are on the right track with the drag mechanism. If the spool can continue to move after the trigger is released, it can produce slack between each re-start of the weld.
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    Re: Clean Oxidation from cast aluminum

    Tried wire wheel on drill motor. Stiff twisted wire wheel was too rough on aluminum casting but fine wire wheel cleaned beautifully. Got some smaller wire wheels that fit my die grinder and I'll try...
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    Re: hydraulic line material

    Thanks to all who replied. I ordered an Automec kit of copper-nickel including new fittings.
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    hydraulic line material

    Going to make all new lines for clutch and brakes. I remember hearing about some material that was better than the steel pipe that is original. What do you use? Do you recommend it? Any problems...
  25. Re: Drain holes relieve wing water retention?

    Thanks Kurt. I think I'll at least put a drain hole in the area I'm concerned about.
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