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  Topic: Pulled the 1.7.. going for a temp 2L... IF it checks out.
MikeyM73

Replies: 2
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PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Fri Apr 03, 2020 3:00 pm   Subject: Pulled the 1.7.. going for a temp 2L... IF it checks out.
Hey all, happy quarantine Friday from NorCal.

So as some of you know, my 1.7 dropped a valve seat in #3 so I pulled the engine. I also pulled the 2L FI engine in my parts bus and tore it down for ...
  Topic: T4 engine - all of a sudden, 1/4" play between rocker and valve?
MikeyM73

Replies: 31
Views: 810

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:31 am   Subject: Re: T4 engine - all of a sudden, 1/4" play between rocker and valve?
So as I'm stripping down the '78 FI 2L, I ran into my first surprise - I'm sure you guys are already aware of this - on the 2L the mechanical fuel pump boss is there but its not drilled for the pushro ...
  Topic: T4 engine - all of a sudden, 1/4" play between rocker and valve?
MikeyM73

Replies: 31
Views: 810

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Wed Mar 25, 2020 8:46 am   Subject: Re: T4 engine - all of a sudden, 1/4" play between rocker and valve?
Hey, I'll take that as a conmpliment Smile Yes! Yes it is! That my custom, hi-performance, ghetto warm-air box / header wrap setup. Works pretty well. The Weber Proggy came with the bus but was WAAY ...
  Topic: T4 engine - all of a sudden, 1/4" play between rocker and valve?
MikeyM73

Replies: 31
Views: 810

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue Mar 24, 2020 3:43 pm   Subject: Re: T4 engine - all of a sudden, 1/4" play between rocker and valve?
Ok, so I knew this engine was in fair to poor shape but this probably didn't help Smile. This thing was thrashed. This is what you DON'T want the inside of your tin to look like. So if your Vdub has b ...
  Topic: T4 engine - all of a sudden, 1/4" play between rocker and valve?
MikeyM73

Replies: 31
Views: 810

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Fri Feb 21, 2020 8:58 am   Subject: Re: T4 engine - all of a sudden, 1/4" play between rocker and valve?
Well how bout that. Didn't know those facts WT and Steve. I will absolutely do those tests before I go through all the labor to R&R the engine/trans combo. Now it's a matter of figuring out who ...
  Topic: T4 engine - all of a sudden, 1/4" play between rocker and valve?
MikeyM73

Replies: 31
Views: 810

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Thu Feb 20, 2020 6:17 pm   Subject: Re: T4 engine - all of a sudden, 1/4" play between rocker and valve?
Well, for what it's worth, a phone call to Brothers Machine yielded a brand new set of AMC heads with 42/36 valves and good parts for under 1400 bucks so maybe that could be an option.

For me, at ...
  Topic: T4 engine - all of a sudden, 1/4" play between rocker and valve?
MikeyM73

Replies: 31
Views: 810

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Thu Feb 20, 2020 5:03 pm   Subject: Re: T4 engine - all of a sudden, 1/4" play between rocker and valve?
Yup. Ray, you win the 64 bucks.
  Topic: T4 engine - all of a sudden, 1/4" play between rocker and valve?
MikeyM73

Replies: 31
Views: 810

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Thu Feb 20, 2020 4:37 pm   Subject: Re: T4 engine - all of a sudden, 1/4" play between rocker and valve?
Well.. due to my old(er) age, I forgot that I had a secret weapon.. through the miracle of modern technology, I managed to get my mini-flexible camera down the plug hole and guess what I saw... WEAK! ...
  Topic: T4 engine - all of a sudden, 1/4" play between rocker and valve?
MikeyM73

Replies: 31
Views: 810

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Thu Feb 20, 2020 4:10 pm   Subject: Re: T4 engine - all of a sudden, 1/4" play between rocker and valve?
Thanks guys. Upon further inspection (rocker shaft assy removed), it looks like the lifter is probably fine. I noticed that the inside valve (closest to the middle) looks like it's not closing or co ...
  Topic: T4 engine - all of a sudden, 1/4" play between rocker and valve?
MikeyM73

Replies: 31
Views: 810

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Thu Feb 20, 2020 2:50 pm   Subject: Re: T4 engine - all of a sudden, 1/4" play between rocker and valve?
Thanks guys, will do. I've had the PR tubes out before to change PR tube seals so I'll do that soon and report back.

Question, is it possible for a "solid" lifter to break internally? I ...
  Topic: T4 engine - all of a sudden, 1/4" play between rocker and valve?
MikeyM73

Replies: 31
Views: 810

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Thu Feb 20, 2020 2:10 pm   Subject: T4 engine - all of a sudden, 1/4" play between rocker and valve?
1.7L all stock (as far as I know), solid lifter cam. So it sounds like something pretty major happened but I'm not sure what. Have never experienced this with solid lifters. Prior to the following, ...
  Topic: Reupholstering Westy bench/bed - how to attach to the back?
MikeyM73

Replies: 7
Views: 297

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Wed Feb 12, 2020 8:59 am   Subject: Re: Reupholstering Westy bench/bed - how to attach to the back?
Thanks everyone, good info and great ideas. Since we have the original seat back, but not bottom, I suppose that I could grab a spare 8th inch sheet of Baltic Birch and glue it to the back to hide th ...
  Topic: Reupholstering Westy bench/bed - how to attach to the back?
MikeyM73

Replies: 7
Views: 297

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Tue Feb 11, 2020 11:53 am   Subject: Reupholstering Westy bench/bed - how to attach to the back?
Hi all,

The wife unit and I are working on upholstering the Westy bed. So far the seat part has come out great but we can't figure out how to attach the upholstery to the rear of the back part of ...
  Topic: Black plastic alternator ring
MikeyM73

Replies: 53
Views: 4264

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:58 am   Subject: Re: Black plastic alternator ring
Thanks Steve, that makes sense.
  Topic: Black plastic alternator ring
MikeyM73

Replies: 53
Views: 4264

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Thu Jan 16, 2020 10:22 am   Subject: Re: Black plastic alternator ring
Hey man.. whatever works and lasts, right? It took me a while to find it but hopefully it will help others who may not have the skill, time, etc. to fab one up.

OH.. Almost forgot... so the little ...
  Topic: Black plastic alternator ring
MikeyM73

Replies: 53
Views: 4264

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:27 am   Subject: Re: Black plastic alternator ring
Hi all,

For a while I've been missing this one "tin" piece and that is the alternator seal. After a few emails back and forth between Dale Malcom and myself, I ordered one up from Malcom ...
  Topic: Brake light switch question
MikeyM73

Replies: 8
Views: 189

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Mon Jan 06, 2020 2:16 pm   Subject: Re: Brake light switch question
On my '73, the wire I was dealing was factory crimped with another (black/yellow to the horn) and went from the top of fuse position 12 into a small harness and came out at the brake light switch(es) ...
  Topic: Brake light switch question
MikeyM73

Replies: 8
Views: 189

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Fri Jan 03, 2020 9:47 pm   Subject: Re: Brake light switch question
Why thank you. So... odd thing... When I replaced the black wire the turn signals stopped working. So I touched the old black wire I cut to a hot lead and got turn signals back. So I reconnected it ...
  Topic: Brake light switch question
MikeyM73

Replies: 8
Views: 189

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Fri Jan 03, 2020 5:25 pm   Subject: Re: Brake light switch question
Well, looks like there was a break along the 5 or so ft path. Ran a new wire and I have brakes.
  Topic: Brake light switch question
MikeyM73

Replies: 8
Views: 189

PostForum: Bay Window Bus   Posted: Fri Jan 03, 2020 5:11 pm   Subject: Re: Brake light switch question
Thanks BD. So the black/yellow wire and a black wire are joined into one connection.. that goes down through the nose/body, the black yellow goes onto the horn and the black continues on to the switc ...
 
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