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by PMCS Rally
11 Sep 2021 18:31
Forum: Suspension
Topic: Stock front wheel alignment
Replies: 6
Views: 340

Re: Stock front wheel alignment

Thank you for the instruction. I confirmed the linearity of rear wheels. Using jack stands and string, I adjusted passenger side toe-in. I will work on the driver side tomorrow.
by PMCS Rally
08 Sep 2021 18:20
Forum: Suspension
Topic: Stock front wheel alignment
Replies: 6
Views: 340

Re: Stock front wheel alignment

OK, I made my gauge tool and started measuring. Now I now it is a bit toe-out. Maybe I am missing something but I have one beginner question. Most DIY instruction says to adjust (turn tie rod) equal amount on each wheel till in the spec. This may work if both wheels are already aligned. Since mine i...
by PMCS Rally
07 Sep 2021 08:35
Forum: Suspension
Topic: Stock front wheel alignment
Replies: 6
Views: 340

Re: Stock front wheel alignment

Thank you for valuable information. Now I am dangerous enough and know what to do. I think I can use my aluminum extrusion to build my trammel bar. I too told the tire shop that I have factory alignment spec but that did not make any difference. I thought it was an easy part of my project but was no...
by PMCS Rally
06 Sep 2021 19:35
Forum: Suspension
Topic: Stock front wheel alignment
Replies: 6
Views: 340

Stock front wheel alignment

Replaced all rusted frozen front suspension/steering parts of 71 sedan and now I need alignment job. So I called nearby tire shop and they declined the service of old cars like mine. Maybe they just do not want to do it for some reason but do I need to look for a special tune-up shop for this job or...
by PMCS Rally
22 Aug 2021 08:18
Forum: Powertrain
Topic: 32/36 DGV Accelerator Pump
Replies: 2
Views: 106

Re: 32/36 DGV Accelerator Pump

Thank you for your comment. I opened Accelerator Pump and think it was possibly by a defective diaphragm. Plunger part was positioned off centered on gasket and not seating properly. This carburetor is still "like new" condition and I did not expect the failure. New replacement part was or...
by PMCS Rally
21 Aug 2021 18:48
Forum: Powertrain
Topic: 32/36 DGV Accelerator Pump
Replies: 2
Views: 106

32/36 DGV Accelerator Pump

First, let me say I cannot thank enough to all active members in this forum. It took 12 years but my '71 510 is now getting very close to go beyond the nearby gas station. Trying to clear one hurdle at a time.... I have a difficulty in acceleration. Stock L18 with 32/36 with manual choke. Idling is ...
by PMCS Rally
08 Aug 2021 19:18
Forum: Powertrain
Topic: Oil leak from mechanical pump weep hole
Replies: 8
Views: 367

Re: Oil leak from mechanical pump weep hole

Thank you for the information of the oil. I will switch it next weekend.
by PMCS Rally
07 Aug 2021 21:53
Forum: Powertrain
Topic: Oil leak from mechanical pump weep hole
Replies: 8
Views: 367

Re: Oil leak from mechanical pump weep hole

Thanks for the info. My knowledge of engine oils is very limited and I picked QS simply because it says " Protection for new and old engines. All Mileage" May be they did not mean a half century old😄. Which engine oil would you recommend for stock L series engines? I will try TRV.
by PMCS Rally
07 Aug 2021 15:54
Forum: Powertrain
Topic: Oil leak from mechanical pump weep hole
Replies: 8
Views: 367

Re: Oil leak from mechanical pump weep hole

Characteristic of the oil was another thing I suspected. I never used synthetic on 510 and right now it's filled with conventional Quaker State 10W30. If some mechanical pumps on L4 engine do not have this weep hole, maybe I can tap the hole and close it with a bolt. Looking at the structure of diap...
by PMCS Rally
06 Aug 2021 16:14
Forum: Powertrain
Topic: Oil leak from mechanical pump weep hole
Replies: 8
Views: 367

Re: Oil leak from mechanical pump weep hole

When this first started, I also suspected plastic insulator and gaskets failure. I removed the original pump and inspected all those parts and nothing found there. I cleaned up and replaced gaskets and reinstalled the original pump but it was obvious that oil was coming from a weep hole goes straigh...
by PMCS Rally
06 Aug 2021 13:02
Forum: Powertrain
Topic: Oil leak from mechanical pump weep hole
Replies: 8
Views: 367

Oil leak from mechanical pump weep hole

I have been test driving mine with stock L18 (with Weber 32/36) past 4 moths. Last week when I was back from 5-minute drive I noticed that substantial amount of engine oil was all over in passenger side engine bay all the way to the bulk head. I checked and the oil was from "weep hole" (fo...
by PMCS Rally
02 Aug 2021 21:30
Forum: Body & Electrical
Topic: High Beam Headlight Fitting
Replies: 14
Views: 946

Re: High Beam Headlight Fitting

If you pick a rubber hose with right ID and OD, it will fit very tight on the hole and the screw will "tap" the hose. Mine is securely tight and the bucket won't go loose.
by PMCS Rally
02 Aug 2021 19:19
Forum: Powertrain
Topic: Timing Chain Tool
Replies: 10
Views: 402

Re: Timing Chain Tool

I just finished making one......
by PMCS Rally
02 Aug 2021 10:08
Forum: Body & Electrical
Topic: High Beam Headlight Fitting
Replies: 14
Views: 946

Re: High Beam Headlight Fitting

One of my white plastic grommets disintegrated by age and I replaced it with a small piece of black rubber hose like a sleeve (tight fit in the hole) and it is working just fine.