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  Topic: Well...they are aircooled....
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PostForum: Off Topic   Posted: Today 5:59 pm   Subject: Re: Well...they are aircooled....
Finished the Fox Sundowner (went to Illinois) and also just finished the MTD Trail Flite.

Trying to find something else now.....


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  Topic: Restoration shop paint Wimbledon white vs. VW Lotus white
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PostForum: Body/Paint   Posted: Today 5:52 pm   Subject: Re: Restoration shop paint Wimbledon white vs. VW Lotus white
I have painted several cars with Kirker and I like the way it lays down. And its affordable.

It looks like they have half a dozen or more "whites".
  Topic: Basecoat Clearcoat immediately or 24hrs later?
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PostForum: Body/Paint   Posted: Tue Oct 19, 2021 1:47 pm   Subject: Re: Basecoat Clearcoat immediately or 24hrs later?
I just did a combination of shave then sand individual runs/sags with 220 dry. After that I wet sanded entire fender with 600g w/o cutting thru to the basecoat. This removed any texture in the clearco ...
  Topic: Basecoat Clearcoat immediately or 24hrs later?
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PostForum: Body/Paint   Posted: Tue Oct 19, 2021 10:04 am   Subject: Re: Basecoat Clearcoat immediately or 24hrs later?
Yup....lots of different approaches out there for sure. I am just a hack, but have painted maybe 10 cars (?) and none of the sanding approaches ever worked for me.

Sometimes I would have bubbles bu ...
  Topic: Basecoat Clearcoat immediately or 24hrs later?
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Replies: 27
Views: 603

PostForum: Body/Paint   Posted: Tue Oct 19, 2021 8:34 am   Subject: Re: Basecoat Clearcoat immediately or 24hrs later?
Those are the exact runs/drips that I suggested might occur with insufficient flash times. I used to always get them when I rushed.

You will have a challenge on your hands trying to get them out. l ...
  Topic: Rebel buggy harness vs bug harness vs deluxe bug harness
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Replies: 35
Views: 1250

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Fri Oct 15, 2021 9:05 am   Subject: Re: Rebel buggy harness vs bug harness vs deluxe bug harness
I used grounding bars located inside the interior and ran everything back to them from their source.

Yes..it uses a lot of wire but if you have a ground problem you know exactly where to look
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  Topic: Break Bleeding Issue
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Replies: 25
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PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Wed Oct 13, 2021 4:23 pm   Subject: Re: Break Bleeding Issue
So these are new shoes, new lines (hard and soft), new wheel cylinders? Drums turned?
  Topic: Captain Kirk
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PostForum: Off Topic   Posted: Wed Oct 13, 2021 10:15 am   Subject: Re: Captain Kirk
The Wright brothers first flight lasted 12 seconds.

I wonder if people who witnessed it thought it was too short and only carried a pilot?
  Topic: BMW X5 water pump class action
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PostForum: Off Topic   Posted: Tue Oct 12, 2021 7:02 am   Subject: Re: BMW X5 water pump class action
Recall summary
The recall centers around the vehicles’ electric auxiliary water pumps, which help regulate temperature under the hood by conducting heat away from the turbocharger. Turbocharger is ...
  Topic: Break Bleeding Issue
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Replies: 25
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PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Tue Oct 12, 2021 6:40 am   Subject: Re: Break Bleeding Issue
Did you adjust the brakes by tightening them up against the drums, bleeding them, and then backing them off correctly?
  Topic: BMW X5 water pump class action
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PostForum: Off Topic   Posted: Mon Oct 11, 2021 6:16 am   Subject: Re: BMW X5 water pump class action
No...it was the 6 cylinder turbo.

It was a 2011 that I bought maybe in 2014 or 2015 with 16k miles on it. The water pump went out a few months after I bought it. I stomped my feet a little and BMW ...
  Topic: Break Bleeding Issue
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PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Sun Oct 10, 2021 2:07 pm   Subject: Re: Break Bleeding Issue
When bleeding be sure to adjust the shoes so they are tight against the drums. Then after you have bled all 4 back them off evenly just so the wheel turns
  Topic: VDO Speedo wiring?
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PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Thu Oct 07, 2021 9:45 am   Subject: Re: VDO Speedo wiring?
Just pull the lamps and shine a light through so you can see which bulb illuminates which indicator if you can't tell by looking at the face of the speedo.
  Topic: BMW X5 water pump class action
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Replies: 6
Views: 396

PostForum: Off Topic   Posted: Wed Oct 06, 2021 11:12 am   Subject: BMW X5 water pump class action
Maybe 6 months ago I got a mailing from a law firm who was representing current and former owners of BMW X5s who might have experienced water pump failures while out of warranty.

Well...I was one o ...
  Topic: Facebook down
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Replies: 29
Views: 982

PostForum: Off Topic   Posted: Tue Oct 05, 2021 6:27 am   Subject: Re: Facebook down
The only people Facebook "harms" are the ones foolish enough to read it.

I do like Facebook marketplace though.

And yes....some lawyers do indeed cite Facebook posts in their briefs. Y ...
  Topic: Bradley GT popped up at the junkyard
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PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Mon Oct 04, 2021 11:10 am   Subject: Re: Bradley GT popped up at the junkyard
There are certainly some things you can get that will exceed a $65 price tag (for everything)

1. Sunroof panels are in demand and can be shipped
2. Rear glass for a local buyer
3. Side windows an ...
  Topic: Basecoat Clearcoat immediately or 24hrs later?
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Replies: 27
Views: 603

PostForum: Body/Paint   Posted: Sat Oct 02, 2021 11:27 am   Subject: Re: Basecoat Clearcoat immediately or 24hrs later?
One other tip I have......guidecoat! I just use cheap flat black spray paint from a can

What a difference it makes in making sure that high build is perfectly flat before the base.
  Topic: Basecoat Clearcoat immediately or 24hrs later?
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Replies: 27
Views: 603

PostForum: Body/Paint   Posted: Sat Oct 02, 2021 7:05 am   Subject: Re: Basecoat Clearcoat immediately or 24hrs later?
And don't take flash times as gospel. If you read your spec sheet you will see flash times and a recoat window (where you can reapply without sanding). Somewhere in there lies your sweet spot for flas ...
  Topic: Square????
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Views: 960

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Tue Sep 28, 2021 12:31 pm   Subject: Re: Square????
No...you can't "move around" the front or rear axles to correct a twisted frame.
  Topic: Rebel buggy harness vs bug harness vs deluxe bug harness
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Replies: 35
Views: 1250

PostForum: Kit Car/Fiberglass Buggy/356 Replica   Posted: Mon Sep 27, 2021 1:08 pm   Subject: Re: Rebel buggy harness vs bug harness vs deluxe bug harness
Make sure you pick up some black ground wire. You will need a bunch depending on how you decide to run your grounds.
 
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