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PostPosted: Mon Nov 11, 2019 5:21 am    Post subject: Re: I'm refreshing Rose. My 70/71 bastard child. Reply with quote

Thanks man.
I’m using a Carter rotary.
According to the pressure gauge on my fancy AirKewld stainless steel fuel rail, it’s putting out a constant 2.5 PSI.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 12, 2019 9:05 pm    Post subject: Re: I'm refreshing Rose. My 70/71 bastard child. Reply with quote

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I pulled it out of the garage under its own power today!

Congrats on this momentous occasion!
I've followed along on your build. Good stuff!
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 15, 2019 3:47 pm    Post subject: Re: I'm refreshing Rose. My 70/71 bastard child. Reply with quote

!!!!!!!!!!!!
JUST RECEIVED MY REAR BUMPER!!!!!!
Pictures and assembly vid to follow.
I’ve only unwrapped two pieces so far and they look amazing.
I’m so happy 😁
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 23, 2019 2:07 pm    Post subject: Re: I'm refreshing Rose. My 70/71 bastard child. Reply with quote

Cup holders first.
I got some cup holders that look like cylinders. They're 3D printed in a silvery grey.
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Me being me I had to modify them, so I painted them black and sanded the vanes to reveal the highlight.
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Interestingly, they are 85.5mm ID. Huh.
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Bumper parts are laid out for assembly.
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I need to get on it tomorrow to make way for holiday festivities.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 23, 2019 5:30 pm    Post subject: Re: I'm refreshing Rose. My 70/71 bastard child. Reply with quote

Here's some video of the bumper arrival and unpacking.

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 25, 2019 12:01 pm    Post subject: Re: I'm refreshing Rose. My 70/71 bastard child. Reply with quote

Ran into a strange Ghia today that just popped up on a road I frequent.

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So totally cool.
Nobody home.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 14, 2019 10:02 am    Post subject: Re: I'm refreshing Rose. My 70/71 bastard child. Reply with quote

Front bumper arrived!!!!
Time to assemble.

Then I can assemble a video.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 15, 2019 10:39 am    Post subject: Re: I'm refreshing Rose. My 70/71 bastard child. Reply with quote

Rear Bumper:

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Unpacking Video:

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Front Bumper:

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They look amazing.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 15, 2019 6:46 pm    Post subject: Re: I'm refreshing Rose. My 70/71 bastard child. Reply with quote

Quick Rear Bumper Assembly

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 28, 2019 4:33 pm    Post subject: Re: I'm refreshing Rose. My 70/71 bastard child. Reply with quote

So, I opened my vent windows and stupid twisted seal fell out of the channel on the drivers side so I ordered new ones from WCM.
As I knew they are extruded as a straight piece so they would still buckle in the bend.
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Since there is a hole that runs the length of the seal I thought I'd put a length of 5mm fuel hose through it to help hold it in shape.

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Seems like it'll work.

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I also put in and used the cup holders.

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They work well, at least for me. I have long arms.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 05, 2020 6:18 pm    Post subject: Re: I'm refreshing Rose. My 70/71 bastard child. Reply with quote

So while I was enhancing the lighting in the garage, I put the bumpers back on the car and took some photos.

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Since it's winter now, I'm getting serious about pulling the engine to fix the leaks, send the tranny back to have a noisy bearing looked at and a number of other little projects like sagging 1/4 window seals, getting rid of the noisy ass cross-drilled rotors, figure out why the brake warning light is coming on, fix the loose yet grounded steering column and figure out why the drivers door will make the buzzer sound but won't make the dome light go on.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 05, 2020 7:33 pm    Post subject: Re: I'm refreshing Rose. My 70/71 bastard child. Reply with quote

Nice bumpers.

As to the buzzer but no dome light, the driver's side door switch has 2 separate circuits; one for dome light, one for the buzzer. Should be 4 contacts on the switch.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 07, 2020 6:09 pm    Post subject: Re: I'm refreshing Rose. My 70/71 bastard child. Reply with quote

Hopefully, a connector just came loose.
That reminds me that I need to find some 1/8 inch spades.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 6:21 pm    Post subject: Re: I'm refreshing Rose. My 70/71 bastard child. Reply with quote

Engine is back out.
It makes me sad.

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Pulled the tranny to send back to Benco
It has a bearing noise on deceleration.
So I made a box to send it in.
Doubt I'll get it back.

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Soo here is a question.
Cost me $550.00 (not including the box) to send it back to them to "look at it". Still under warranty by the way.
How do you think this vendor should handle the warranty claim?
Somehow I think they'll try to charge me return shipping, but I could be wrong.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:52 am    Post subject: Re: I'm refreshing Rose. My 70/71 bastard child. Reply with quote

NoDents wrote:
Nice bumpers.

As to the buzzer but no dome light, the driver's side door switch has 2 separate circuits; one for dome light, one for the buzzer. Should be 4 contacts on the switch.

jeffrey8164 wrote:
Hopefully, a connector just came loose.
That reminds me that I need to find some 1/8 inch spades.


Should be something like this(photo of my '73 bug).
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If your switch is busted/poor functioning, there is a 2 terminal switch available in the aftermarket if you'd like both the dome and buzzer functionality.

https://www.jbugs.com/product/113947561H.html

Aftermarket 2 circuit switch operates slightly differently (it grounds through the mounting screw like the stock passenger switch- rather than a dedicated grounding wire like stock). So if you use the aftermarket switch you only need the ground wires which go to the light or buzzer. I just stuffed the ground feed wires into the A-pillar. The aftermarket switch also uses the more standard 1/4" connectors, so you'd need to re-terminate your wires as well.

I did this because my stock driver's switch was beyond repair (and they are NLA).


Hope that helps!
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2020 10:10 am    Post subject: Re: I'm refreshing Rose. My 70/71 bastard child. Reply with quote

Thanks for the tips.
I got this switch new in ‘94 so hopefully it’s not that.
I’ll find out this weekend.
I’m finding some interesting things on my 500 mile inspection.
I’ll post some findings
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 20, 2020 11:06 am    Post subject: Re: I'm refreshing Rose. My 70/71 bastard child. Reply with quote


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Here's a little update on what's going on for me this winter.

I also discovered that the tires I bought last years are no longer available.
So that's nice.

Anyway,
Saw some dots on the drain pan and in the sump screen.
Not the bright green Curil T I saw after break in and smushed easily when I put my finger on it.

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Exhaust Leaks? I think I mentioned that in the video.

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Anyway, I didn't get around to looking at the door switch.
Funny how something like uncovering the car, that takes less than 4 minutes, seems such a chore that it dissuades me.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:39 am    Post subject: Re: I'm refreshing Rose. My 70/71 bastard child. Reply with quote

Hi Everyone,
Still no word on the door switch Wink

I decided I'd fix and explore the engine first so it'll be ready when I get my tranny back from Benco.

So the tinwork and exhaust had to come off. Tinwork went without a hitch but the exhaust was a nightmare.

First off, all the fasteners, except the ones on the heads, were loose. Maybe that was me since I installed it from below but I'll swear they were all dangerously tight.
Nevertheless, they only turned about half a turn before they seized upon each other. Time for a bigger ratchet.
After a bunch of broken bolts, stripped nuts and swearing, I broke out the Saws-All to cut the remaining bolts out. I had things loose enough that the blade would fit in the gap.

So here are the bolts on the floor:
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And some scrapes that needed smoothing:
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Then I flipped it to look at the pushrod tubes.
If you zoom in you can see the #4 intake tubes seal pushed out.
Makes me wonder if I should just be using the stock style seal instead of the supplied o-ring seals?
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There's oil all over the exhaust as well.
I've tried every solvent in the garage and nothing dissolves it.
Any suggestions short of sanding?
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No definitive evidence of valve cover leak.
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So, time to remove the heads.
I pulled the rockers. These were new so its interesting to see the swipe marks on the stems and arms.
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Looks like some valves are rotating better than others.
The rockers are all offset about the same. Maybe I should adjust them a little more?

So here are the deposits that were in the heads and on the pistons.
Not sure if I should be concerned really. This was just initial jetting formulated from the Dellorto book. It ran strong and the plugs look just fine.
I finally got my PLX Bluetooth adapter back that supposedly works with iPhone now so hopefully I'll be able to pull my hair out chasing perfection.
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Pulled the tubes out of the head to find this:
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Not only was the seal bulged, the tube itself was broken.
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I debated on whether or not to unseat and reseal the jugs but since the head came off easily, I decided not to and cleaned everything up and put it all back together.
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Not sure how far I'm going to get into the carbs but something says I should pop the tops and look in the bowls. The tank is new and POR15'd and I put in a new fuel line, but it is the first time there has been gas through the lines so it's probably worth a look.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 01, 2020 9:23 am    Post subject: Re: I'm refreshing Rose. My 70/71 bastard child. Reply with quote

Finally looked at the door switch.
Pulled it out and Oops! Only two wires?
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Fished around with a hook but couldn't find the other two.
If you look real close you can see them disappear over the top instead of down their hole. This made them too short to stay on their post.
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When I pulled them out at least they were labelled.
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Fished them back down the door.
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Then tested the switch. Showing a little more resistance on one side than the other but still works fine for a 50 year old part.
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So that mystery is solved.

Maybe I'll work on swapping out the front rotors today.
Anybody want the cross drilled ones? They're still virtually new! 5X130 lug pattern.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2020 4:22 pm    Post subject: Re: I'm refreshing Rose. My 70/71 bastard child. Reply with quote

Ok.
Off with the noisy vented rotors.
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Still haven’t heard anything from Benco about my transmission other than a quick response to my email two weeks ago.
They said: “We’re working on it”.

I’m seriously contemplating going with a Peloquin Diff so I may not even use the Benco. If/when I ever get it back I’ll probably just sell it or donate it.

The Peloquin may be overkill but the way things are going with gas powered vehicles, I’ll probably be the last person to be able to enjoy this Ghia so why not try to make it all it can be. (Normally Aspirated)
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