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Posted: Fri May 02, 2008 05:33 AM
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Hey, cool. I just revamped my ad for the wheels sitting in your garage, LOL.

I have to wonder how much I have already (repeatedly) overrevved my motor....

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Posted: Fri May 02, 2008 03:58 PM
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Amazing transition [applauds]

I secretly like the superdude hood-ornament as well.

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Thanks, Tim. I am starting to suspect this is a bottomless pit in both time and monetary investment, potentially.

The latest work is the replacement of one of the rear (Type 3) drums. It was wearing badly, I thought it was a bearing going out. It was making a loud growl on the freeway.

Both bearings were good, I repacked them anyway. The splines were just about to let go on the drum. They were worn to nubs! New drum at Chirco tomorrow, should have it wrapped up tomorrow evening.

Added some super obnoxious Alternator and oil pressure fail lights on the dash. If I am screaming at speed on some dusty goat trail and something takes a dump, I want to know RIGHT NOW. They are LED running lights, super bright. I will also be installing a loud buzzer which goes off with the low oil pressure light.



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wow sure beats a 1/2" dash light! LOL! What do you got for windshield wiper switch?


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you know every time you start the car that buzzer will be going off...


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Post Post subject: Re: ditch68's '61 Baja build
Posted: Tue May 06, 2008 06:14 AM
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Just a little 3 position toggle switch, it is above the radio to the right.

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Post Post subject: Re: ditch68's '61 Baja build
Posted: Tue May 06, 2008 06:19 AM
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Ok thanks, mine factory is bad/dead and i have a 2 position (i found one in the vw between seat rails) in it right now. I love those metal 3 position switches :), where do you get yours? Harbor freight wanted 3.50 for those each! Neutral


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AzBaja wrote:
you know every time you start the car that buzzer will be going off...

Yep. Just like the low brake air pressure buzzer on a 2 1/2 ton M35 military truck! LOL

I can live with that....I already have to hear a VERY loud vibrator fuel pump up front every time I start up. Actually, the whole time the car is running. It is mounted to the front tub under the fuel tank.

Many people mount electric fuel pumps in the rear, but the truth is, they are designed to push fuel, not suck it. Better to mount it near whatever tank you run.

My car is not about comfort, it is all business, and getting more so as time (and money) passes!

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Posted: Tue May 06, 2008 06:26 AM
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WaBaja wrote:
Ok thanks, mine factory is bad/dead and i have a 2 position (i found one in the vw between seat rails) in it right now. I love those metal 3 position switches :), where do you get yours? Harbor freight wanted 3.50 for those each! Neutral

The local auto parts store...NAPA should have something like that. This one was in it when I got the car.

If not, Radio Shack WILL have one.

Jeff


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Post Post subject: Re: ditch68's '61 Baja build
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haha are those brake lights???
kinda big, but in a good way.




(thats what she said)
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Post Post subject: Re: ditch68's '61 Baja build
Posted: Wed May 07, 2008 04:57 AM
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LED trailer running lights! If I miss these lights when something fails, I am truly the most unobservant person imaginable.

Got my stripped out Type 3 brake drum replaced. I have to say, a big attaboy to Chirco. They ordered my drum, the wrong ones got delivered - so Joe (I am pretty sure?) ran to the warehouse to get me the right one so my car would be on the road for work tomorrow.

THAT is why I drive all the way to the far eastside (My old home turf!) and spend my baja money at Chirco. Best prices, and best service. Period. And I am not saying that because of the AzBaja connection, or any other reason besides the fact that I am a very staunch supporter of businesses and people who do me right.

Simple as that!

Jeff

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Swapped out the stock Solex 32 PICT 1 for a better carb. HUGE improvement. I can squak the 31" rear tires now.

New carb is Zenith 32NDIX with individual runner manifold. (Thanks mas_fina!!!)

I can chirp the 31s now.

Jets at:
120 main, (a little lean, but hell...it is running great.)
Air Correction - 220
Pilot - 50
Pilot bleed - 140

I had to improvise the air cleaner mounting, but kept my 2 stage UNI filter.

I richened the accelerator pump squirt to fix a flat spot on mashing the throttle. Other than that, it was a smooth installation.


Jeff





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Post Post subject: Re: ditch68's '61 Baja build
Posted: Sun May 18, 2008 03:45 AM
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I added some yellow roll bar padding today. I wanted blue, but Chirco was out of that color.

Next come some roll cage upgrades.

I have come to the realization that I will not have a bench rear seat. I am going to add a fuell cell, (or poly tank), my new (used) fan equipped oil cooler, oil filters, and some other stuff back there...too much for a big old seat.

I am also going to tie in the roll cage with the rear bumper, and mount the spare tire half in and out of the rear window.



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Post Post subject: Re: ditch68's '61 Baja build
Posted: Sun May 18, 2008 03:47 AM
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nice
i like the look
it looks bad ass


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Very nice Jeff!

Looking forward to one day takin' a spin in it with you! Smile

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