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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2021 8:40 am    Post subject: Re: February 1963 with sunroof, actually just boxes of parts LOL Reply with quote

Life is just so much better once Corn Head Grease comes along!
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 22, 2021 3:12 pm    Post subject: Re: February 1963 with sunroof, actually just boxes of parts LOL Reply with quote

https://youtu.be/SG24AeT_6_0
Listen to this song by the Black Crows, I swear they are saying CORNHEAD Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 27, 2021 9:05 pm    Post subject: Re: February 1963 with sunroof, actually just boxes of parts LOL Reply with quote

Well, I got in some drive time. Tried to get on the Freeway mid day but traffic was so bad I couldn't get out of third. Cali is crazy.....
Even though it was running rich most of the time head and oil temps got too high for comfort. Cooler is going in up under the trunk. 60000 btu shed per hour so hopefully that will be enough to make up for lack of air flow. Couldn't find another spot in the rear.
When I shut off the motor I hear this weird farting, hissing sizzling sound that kind of echos. My guess is that an injector is dribbling and the fuel vaporizes in a barrel. The injectors were all tested by Mr Injector but one must be a problem. My original pressure test, the fuel pressure did hold per the Bentley directions. I'm guessing something may have made its way into the injector even with two fuel filters.
The fuel ratio stays constant right up until about 5000rpm where it goes slightly lean. Since I will usually shift no higher than 4500 it would not be a problem except for the probable dribble. I now know that for not much more than I paid to have the injectors tested and cleaned I can get new injectors from the 280Z that fit right in. If it seems like they must be changed out I will go with these injectors.
I think I have two oil leaks, one at the flywheel end and as best I can tell it looks like oil cooler area. Very small and very annoying.
I have bled the brakes twice but still have an issue with losing pedal requiring a couple pumps so I will bleed again. Pedal seems to hold after pumping, really hope I don't need to replace the MC. They stop strong though.
I would like a little tighter steering so I will pull that in a bit.
Steering wheel feels great, seats are very comfortable and lots of glass to have clear vision in these Notchbacks.
Couple other little bugs to work out but that is to be expected.
Speedometer works fine up to 45mph but by 55 it is way off. I will probably add little marks to the speedo glass to know where I really am at.
I always thought that working all the bugs out would be the hardest most tedious part, just did not know I would be this worn out when I got there Confused
I do like driving it though.... Cool
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2021 11:51 am    Post subject: Re: February 1963 with sunroof, actually just boxes of parts LOL Reply with quote

djway3474 wrote:
Well, I got in some drive time. Tried to get on the Freeway mid day but traffic was so bad I couldn't get out of third. Cali is crazy.....
I think I have two oil leaks, one at the flywheel end and as best I can tell it looks like oil cooler area. Very small and very annoying.
I have bled the brakes twice but still have an issue with losing pedal requiring a couple pumps so I will bleed again. Pedal seems to hold after pumping, really hope I don't need to replace the MC. They stop strong though.
I would like a little tighter steering so I will pull that in a bit.
Steering wheel feels great, seats are very comfortable and lots of glass to have clear vision in these Notchbacks.
Couple other little bugs to work out but that is to be expected.
Speedometer works fine up to 45mph but by 55 it is way off. I will probably add little marks to the speedo glass to know where I really am at.
I always thought that working all the bugs out would be the hardest most tedious part, just did not know I would be this worn out when I got there Confused
I do like driving it though.... Cool


All of this Steve has to look forward to. Should be interesting to hear how much he has to chase. Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 02, 2021 1:23 am    Post subject: Re: February 1963 with sunroof, actually just boxes of parts LOL Reply with quote

Got the cooler in position using rubber isolator mounts around which I added a safety cage in case one should fail.
Oil lines donít look difficult to route.
Iím now rerouting fuel lines, filters and pump to stay away from heated air.
Also looking at adding a small air scoop on the torsion tube and duct some air to cooler.
Cooler is rated at over 60,000btu per hour. Fan comes on at 180 degrees.
Hopefully temps will be good now.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2021 9:29 pm    Post subject: Re: February 1963 with sunroof, actually just boxes of parts LOL Reply with quote

Lot's of hiccups but finally got the oil cooler completed. The thermostat coupling that came with the kit was not great so got a better swivel unit. Had to use loctite to get the thermostat holder to seal. Fan Kicks on and off so good there.
Still tweaking the Fuel Injection. The AF guage 02 sensor went bad so finally got that fixed. In addition to the Cog/spring, wiper and bypass I have also started playing with the throttle stop on the throttle body which brought the idle screw back into play. I had been all the way out. I am starting to fire up easier and get to idle at the correct Stoic and also at 2000rpm. Need to get it on the highway.
One of the tie rods I must have forgotten to lube inside and was difficult to adjust. Pulled that out, lubed and back in. Now that the steering box is completed, tie rods can be adjusted I decided to check out all the bits, adjust bearings and tighten it all down.... Crying or Very sad
As I buttoned it all up I discovered a wobble in the system. Tracked it down and it appears that the top right trailing arm has play inside the beam. I am guessing a shot inner bushing.

Can someone point me to the best thread on the front beam???

During down time waiting for parts I also got a much bigger motor in the Ghia and rear disc brakes installed. Need to start dialing in the carbs.

I'm tired.....
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