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Post by rpm750 Tue Apr 13, 2010 9:58 pm

Mike, make sure you have these tins as well. It will run cooler with them on it.....
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Post by Bugman114 Tue Apr 13, 2010 10:19 pm

yeah, i got them on. jsut haven't had time to post pictures.

But now i have another problem. i installed the motor, and not the car isn't getting power. i turn the key, and NO idiot lights, and it doesn't crank. but the hazard light work, and the headlight seem to work. the yellow lights come on, but the headlights themselvs dont (not sure if they are supposed to with the ignition off tho). anybody have any ideas on what it could be?


oh, and i changed te battery with the one from my other bug (brand new battery), and still the same.

thanks
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Post by zabo Tue Apr 13, 2010 10:34 pm

just check the dumb stuff- all the wires to the regulator connected?
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Post by Bugman114 Tue Apr 13, 2010 10:40 pm

i haven't messed with the regulator, so i think everything is hooked up. but now that i think of it, i forgot to hook up the ground wire that goes connected to the body of the generator. could that cause the ignition to not work at all? on my 74 i was able to turn the ignition on with the motor completely out of the car? are 72's different? well i try hooking it up tomorrow, and see if that works. thanks
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Post by bumblebuggy Wed Apr 14, 2010 10:29 am

Don't forget fuses. 90% of the time (if it worked before) it's a fuse or a ground.
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Post by Bugman114 Wed Apr 14, 2010 10:40 am

the fuses were the first thing i checked. i even spun all of them around several times to make sure they were making contact. i'm gonna try to see if that #30 wire at the ignition switch is getting power. if not then that must be my problem. or at least i sure hope so, lol.
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Post by Bugman114 Wed Apr 14, 2010 2:32 pm

SUCCESS!!!

Turns out it was just one of the small red wires got disconnected from the fuse box. popped it back on, and i'm good to go.

also. ITS ALIVE!!!! at first it didn't want to turn over. but that was because of the damn aftermarket equalizer pulley with sand seal. the pulley was rubbing against the sand seal. so i took that crap off, and used the stock pulley. it ran perfectly. started on the first crank. sounds so amazingly beastly Twisted Evil .

BAP here i come!!!!!! asuming i don't blow up
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Post by Bugman114 Sun Apr 18, 2010 5:09 pm

well, i rode to and from BAP on friday and saturday, and drove over 560 miles with the car, with no problems. i noticed on saturday at BAP, that my belt was a little loose. i took the gen pulley off, and it turns out the back half of the pulley was cracked. soo while i was there, i installed a new chrome gen pulley. i would have gone with a good origional pulley, but was tired, and wanted to get back home, so i just went to the scat booth, and picked up a chrome one for $10. i'll prolly swap that shit out for a nice good origional pulley, or maybe go with a new spin true one. never had any problems out of those spin true pulley's. but i'll just blame that on the PO's cheap parts, lol. but drove fine the whole way. used a little oil, but otherwise good to go.
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Post by tito Wed Apr 21, 2010 9:28 pm

pics or it didn't happen!

im really looking forward to seeing this bad bug at the poker run.
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Post by Bugman114 Wed Apr 21, 2010 10:31 pm

Well, it won't reach its true bad-ness till i slap another 44IDF on there, but it still burns out the tires a bit in 2nd, so i'm cool with it. Much later on, i want to build another motor for it. prolly using a cb aluminum case, 86mm crank, slip in 94's, 120 cam, and a hideaway turbo, with an AJ 4 barrel carb. but thats just a dream right now, lol.
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Post by tito Thu Apr 29, 2010 10:31 pm

one 44 is enough for me man. duals was just too much. i loke my cars more streetable.... wait... streetable? did i really say that. my cars are slammed out. maybe street-ish is more appropriate?
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Post by Bugman114 Thu Apr 29, 2010 10:35 pm

Meh, duals can be streetable.......ish Twisted Evil Twisted Evil . thats nothing a balence tube and wideband O2 sensor wont cure Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Twisted Evil
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Post by tito Sun May 02, 2010 12:07 am

i do like the way you think brotha.
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Post by Bugman114 Tue Jun 01, 2010 9:14 pm

Today i spent a few hours installing a disc brake kit. Only got one side done, but i can feel the difference in the pedal already, lol. I figure since i can go fast as hell, I might as well be able to stop, lol.

Up on jacks:
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Old Drum:
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Finally figured out why my horn never worked......... there wasn't one to begine with Laughing :
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Oh and while i'm off topic, heres a pic of the passenger side, with the wheel completely off the ground:
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And a pic of my 74 with the wheel on the ground Shocked :
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MAN, i need to lower that damn thing!!! Laughing

anyhoo, down to spindle:
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Bracket on:
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Sexy new rotor:
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caliper on:
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I then got the wheel back on. but i didn't take a pic, so you can use your imagination for that one, lol. Anyhoo, i was amazed as how easy they were to bleed. i didn't even have to pump the pedal, just cracked open the bleeders, they bubbled a little, then clear stream of brake fluid, and tightened them back up. then had a nice firm pedal, even tho i haven't installed the other side yet, lol. thats earlier tomorrow, when the friggin mosquitoes aren't attacking Evil or Very Mad . anyhoo, I'll post up some more pics when i'm finished.
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Post by DiggerD Tue Jun 01, 2010 11:22 pm

Nice !! I would like to do discs on my supers one of these days...
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