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AZ350X's '59
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Post Post subject: Re: AZ350X's '59
Posted: Mon Feb 18, 2008 03:55 AM
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RE-POST from the other thread:

IT LIVES!!!! Well, we primed the oil system with the plugs out per the instructions, then fired it up. Ran it at about 2,000 rpm for about 20 minutes. Something's a little off, as it doesnt' run real smooth, but I didn't drive it enough before to know if there were any real carb issues or not.

A couple minor issues to address before i drive it around the hood:

1- one pushrod tube is leaking pretty bad
2- the fittings on my pro-comp oil cooler seep just a tiny bit
3- check timing

Pressure was good, oil temp came up to 120 or so after a bit. Only smoked once or twice for a few seconds. Does a little popping/backfiring. Can't complain though- started easy enough once I got the fuel pump lines hooked up properly!


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Congrats... Wink

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Lookn' Good !!!!! Very Happy


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Post Post subject: Re: AZ350X's '59
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how many gallon tank do you have in your bug


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Post Post subject: Re: AZ350X's '59
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how many gallon tank do you have in your bug

I think it's a 10-gallon.


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Post Post subject: Re: AZ350X's '59
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you get your problems worked out yet ?


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you get your problems worked out yet ?

Heck no! Wife's been keepin' me way too busy with honey-do crap. Plus, my folks have been here for a week, Logan's birthday, father-in-law visiting from Canada, blah blah blah. No time at all to fool much with it. I've been able to sneak about 10 minutes here and there, but that's it. Oh yeah- then there's the whole backyard renovation I did over the last three weeks or so. YUCK!

Mount shocks (have some bushing/bolt size issues to figure out)
Install seats
Service trans
Adjust clutch

That's about it as far as I can tell. Just need TIME!


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Post Post subject: Re: AZ350X's '59
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Well, I got the shocks on, seats in, and ended up putting a few miles on the thing this evening! Figured out my clutch/trans problem is apparently shifter linkage or something. The first drive, I couldn't get second without grinding. That sorta worried me about the trans. Well, I drove it a little more and figured out the technique required to get second, and now it goes fine. Downshifting to second from third still seems to be impossible though. I think the grinding was it looking for reverse instead of second, so now, I just sorta keep my shift throw toward the middle of the car and not pull back/toward my leg, and it works fine. I would like to figure out how to get that issue resolved though...

Tomorrow, I think I'll drain and refill the trans. I bought a bolt and some nuts today to make a trans plug tool. I'd like to drive it some more tomorrow. Cool


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that would freak me out down shifting, and it grinding yiks


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Post Post subject: Re: AZ350X's '59
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Great news.

Oddly, my car is damn near impossible to find reverse in. I have to really work at it, and it usually takes 3-4 attempts.

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Post Post subject: Re: AZ350X's '59
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I'm sure bummin' about not being able to downshift from 3rd to 2nd. Gonna have to figure that one out!


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yeah
i would just shift from 1st to 2nnd to 3rd then to 4th but then wen taking a turn or something us 3rd then when at a stop go from 3rd to 1st


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Post Post subject: Re: AZ350X's '59
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Well, just drove it about 10 miles round trip to my buddy's house. Got the shiftin' thing figured out! I can now find second without grinding or anything when upshifting OR downshifting.

Oil pressure is still all over the place, but while driving at around 2,000 rpm, it's stable at about 35 or so.


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thats good.


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I tried to get the drain plug out of the trans last night, but it wouldn't budge. Need to take another shot at that today. BUT, first I gotta go put an airplane back together so my wife can get flying again with her students and get off me back! Laughing


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