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Re: New project... 1980 Runabout
« Reply #570 on: October 04, 2017, 04:08:51 PM »
And yet that was how my 77 was connected when I bought it. Iím not saying it was or was not correct however when it ran fine I had no other reason to think otherwise.


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« Reply #571 on: October 04, 2017, 04:12:13 PM »
And yet that was how my 77 was connected when I bought it. Iím not saying it was or was not correct however when it ran fine I had no other reason to think otherwise.


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Re: New project... 1980 Runabout
« Reply #572 on: October 05, 2017, 12:24:00 PM »
It seems a simple thing like replacing the somewhat transmission fluid fouled plug on #1 has helped drastically. Last night the car ran better although not perfect and no starting problems after the car sat. Although it isnít completely correct and doing some work on the carburetor should help with that. I will address the vacuum lines at that time as well. I did however find out today the hatch leak is smaller but still there. The left four inches of the seat were wet so I have a little more tweaking on the hatch to do to get it completely sealed. Might just cut my losses and swap hatches.


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« Reply #573 on: October 06, 2017, 09:43:04 AM »
Well the repair to the hatch seemed to work for now. I used a 2x4 and a 4 lb sledge to knock it in to shape. Might do some body patch work on the car once I get a new car and if so I will take care of the paint as well by sanding, and doing a rattle can paint job for now. The paint is junk on the car and flakes off easily so it will need to be sanded to the original color anyway before professionals paint the car, with some patch panels welded in. At least the car would look better rattle canned if done right.


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« Reply #574 on: October 06, 2017, 10:21:49 AM »
Onward, forever onward, I say...  ;)
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« Reply #575 on: October 06, 2017, 01:06:27 PM »
Not onward, but upward as in up, up, and away.
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« Reply #576 on: October 06, 2017, 03:19:03 PM »
Ahh,  the Elevating impact of Balloon Logic in Kinetic energies...  Kaboom goes the Sonic barrier again.. Or was that the sound of a Sledge on Hatch rim? ;D
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« Reply #577 on: October 06, 2017, 03:19:59 PM »
Ahh,  the Elevating impact of Balloon Logic in Kinetic energies...  Kaboom goes the Sonic barrier again.. Or was that the sound of a Sledge on Hatch rim? ;D
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« Reply #578 on: October 06, 2017, 03:41:26 PM »
Or the Squeal of an English Wheel on bent steel ::)
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« Reply #579 on: October 06, 2017, 06:42:38 PM »
Whatever.... progress is progress!!!  Way to go!


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« Reply #580 on: October 12, 2017, 06:51:49 AM »
The battery died on me the other day, then the used battery I bought from AutoZone yesterday failed as well. Had alternator tested and starter. Both tested perfectly but the battery was low on charge. It doesnít hold a charge very well so I went to Walmart and bought a brand new battery. Started perfectly this morning but then driving to work the car lost all power. I coasted to the side of the road and put it in neutral to restart and it was running. The engine apparently regained ignition and cranked back up with inertia from the transmission ( thatís my guess but not 100% sure). Last night at the gym the car started and then died. When I jiggled the ignition module connectors the car refired so Iím guessing there is a short in the module. I will be installing the new module tonight after work. Next week I am on vacation so I will be putting the car on jack stands and rebuilding the entire front suspension. Weíre talking new shocks, ball joints, inner and outer tie rods, and coil springs. I will get the car realigned and the tires rotated since the front right tire is feathered on the inside edge from the worn inner tie rod. I will also flush the cooling system and  change the oil while itís in the air. Only about 2300 miles since itís last oil change but might as well do it all at once.


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« Reply #581 on: October 18, 2017, 06:51:23 AM »
What hath the week wrought at this day of the Hump? Progress report?  The boys in the Bunkhouse want to know ;)
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« Reply #582 on: October 18, 2017, 06:56:55 AM »
Vacation!!!!! Not much to report. This weekend I pulled the top of the carburetor off to find rust in the bowl. Since I got the carb off my 77 I donít know for sure if it was from this or that car. I did however find the nozzle was clogged. So that explains a lot of my issues. Got the nozzle soaking to clean it up and bought a can of carburetor cleaner. I will clean out the bowl, and see if I can get the original carburetor functioning again. New fuel filter as well. Additionally the hoses from the power steering cooler sprung a leak so I will be replacing them as well.


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« Reply #583 on: October 18, 2017, 09:56:36 AM »
I've never had a Pinto that didn't have that rust looking crap in the float bowl. The problem is the worthless fuel filter that Ford used to save a penny per car. On all of my Pintos I placed a new filter near the tank and one by the fuel pump. Problem gone. The old stock filter? Still there but no trash ever gets to it.
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Re: New project... 1980 Runabout
« Reply #584 on: October 18, 2017, 09:58:31 AM »
Agree with you completely on the filter. Cut it open and nothing in it. Was a salvageable filter anyway since I already bought a new one. Still nice to get this taken care of.


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