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    Re: BE Steering Rack-Leaking 90w

    Guys to the top looking for help as rack is still leaking, see above.
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    Re: Bugeye 1275 temp probe placement.

    Thanks Bill. Ordering today. Bugsy's coming together. Radiator plumbed and installed back to the heater. Todays challenge is to put front tilt brackets back on the bonnet and see if I can find help...
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    Re: BE Steering Rack-Leaking 90w

    Update

    Took rack out, removed pinion gear bottom plate, 2 shims, cleaned off all the junk on the shims, bottom plate, as well as bottom of rack housing and buttoned back up with a very thin film...
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    Re: Bugeye 1275 temp probe placement.

    So do I need to order 1 copper washer for the adapter and 1 for the probe? Thanks Bill M.
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    Re: Bugeye 1275 temp probe placement.

    Bill I just measured my old Jaeger Gauge and it is about 1 7/16 from the back of the collar to the end of the sensor. My new Smith gauge measures between 1.5 to 1 9/16 from the back of the collar....
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    Re: Bugeye 1275 temp probe placement.

    Rut, Mine is in the head, no issue with Bugsy and AM Aluminum Radiator. I'm using Revotec Inline Controller in lower hose to turn electric fan On/Off. I had a 180 degree thermostat and just switched...
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    Re: Cut down windshield

    Because it rains in Alabama and while this may be OK for local cruising, if Rut wants to make it to the AH Conclave next year in Crystal River, FL, he may want to have a complete windshield. Or in...
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    Re: electrical short wiring damage

    Oh and make sure, are you converting from Positive to Negative Ground. Wiring for the most part remains the same but for someone who doesn't understand the difference that could be part of the...
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    Re: electrical short wiring damage

    And as a tip, as I will be doing this in another week or two, do not connect directly to car battery until all circuits are tested and you know there aren't any short circuits. Install a plastic...
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    Re: BE Steering Rack-Leaking 90w

    And how much Corn Head Grease to pump w Grease Gun into the rack?
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    BE Steering Rack-Leaking 90w

    I added about 4oz of 90 W Gear Oil to the steering rack in Bugsy as I discovered the uninstalled rack had leaked a 6-10 oil slick on the garage floor. Oil was added by removing the grease nipple and...
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    Re: One Step Backwards.......

    Spent all afternoon the other day getting brake line to rear of car fit. Went to install starter and SOB no matter how I clocked it I could not get starter to go in without ripping out the brake...
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    Re: One Step Backwards.......

    But I had a triumph with bolts I screwed up and fixed them but now 2-3 hours on that project. This crap takes forever.
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    Re: One Step Backwards.......

    I went to bolt in the Fuel Pump on Bugsy to the rivnut I had previously installed on right rear panel. I tried using a NF bolt instead of a NC thread bolt. When it didn’t go I ran a NF Tap in there....
  15. Re: PS Steering Rack Lower Bracket Needed - Some DA over torqued and snapped it in ha

    New/Slightly used steering rack brackets installed today. Torqued to 10-12 lbs. Good to go. Engine install team will be here at 1:00 Sunday to give me a hand with install. All bolts located, all...
  16. Re: PS Steering Rack Lower Bracket Needed - Some DA over torqued and snapped it in ha

    Joe,
    thanks again for the steering Rack Brackets. Cleaning up is on my list today and install tomorrow. A lifesaver for this project. Finishing brake lines, pedal box install, motor mounts later...
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    Re: '74 Midget - Heater Box Bolt Size?

    Doug, You are correct, 7/16 nut 1/4 28 bolt. I just chased those threads 2 mi utes ago. 1/4 28 tap
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    Re: '74 Midget - Heater Box Bolt Size?

    JP, they are bolted in place 7/16 fine thread same size as the bolts holding on the cover plate over the ps footwell. At least on a BE that’s what they are.
  19. Re: Midget Rear View Mirror - What Will Work?

    A sheet metal screw of the correct size can be screwed in so it is tight. Take an angle grinder with a cutting blade and carefully cut off the top of the screw and then use the bottom of the blade to...
  20. Re: Ideas on tires for Bugeye with 13x6" wheels

    The Winners Circle for wheel spacers and longer wheel studs.
  21. Re: PS Steering Rack Lower Bracket Needed - Some DA over torqued and snapped it in ha

    6-& lbs max torque. Thanks for the help, I can clean up. It takes a Team to keep these cars going.
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    Thanks Joe, work focus today moves to the other end of the car and installing rear springs, radios arms, shocks, rear ended and eBrake rods. Trying to get Bugsy to roller status and then will cut and...
  23. Re: PS Steering Rack Lower Bracket Needed - Some DA over torqued and snapped it in ha

    Oh and the spacer, I'm sure it is based on how the body went together. Sometimes it would call for one spacer and sometimes one on both sides to keep the rack squared up is my best explanation.
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    Joe,

    I'll take the pair. Let me know the address and I'll send you a check to cover shipping. You're a lifesaver. Thanks Joe.

    Maybe a little bit of PB Blaster before trying to loosen up.
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  25. PS Steering Rack Lower Bracket Needed - Some DA over torqued and snapped it in half

    Need a source or someones spare part to put Bugsy back together.

    HELP !!! I was feeling so proud of myself on progress today in installing front suspension, steering column, and remembered I need...
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