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How buttercup got her groove back

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I thought you were waiting on getting the first one re-cored.

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Just now, JohnD1956 said:

I thought you were waiting on getting the first one re-cored.

Oh. No.   I'll keep it with the tiny wisp leak.

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Then I'd suggest plugging the openings with stainless steel scrubbies to keep the vermin out and then storing it in a dry location. 

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I'd install the "backup" radiator you have as that seems in better condition.  Plug and seal up  the one with the small leak as discussed above and store that as the backup. 

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1 minute ago, dmfconsult said:

I'd install the "backup" radiator you have as that seems in better condition.  Plug and seal up  the one with the small leak as discussed above and store that as the backup. 

Good plan. Why set yourself up for possible failure of the small leaker?  I'm not a fan of playing the odds with overheating motors.  

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Radiator is back in, pantyhose and new cap installed.  Should the cap be painted or bare metal? Ran around the block til she warmed.  No evidence of leak or overheat. Still a mild tick. Runs a little rough at idle under load, but I've not re-tuned since the head was repaired. Reverse is working after 3 miles in fwd, and working smoother than previously.  Will run it again tomorrow and report back.  For now, a beer!

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The tick sounds like an exhaust leak...maybe it's the video sound...

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Timing done, idle set. Couldn't get my distributor wrenches on the hold-down, so I made my own. 

Still no overheating! Fixed the front turn signals.  That dang right socket still had some build-up. It would be beer o'clock but I have to work tonight...da*n corona virus.

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Mine is a closed-end wrench with a much longer handle...  And I had to grind it down a good bit to get it to fit under the housing...

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Expecting severe weather tonight. Had to put buttercup away.

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Hey NC,

Too bad Mr. Earl didn't throw this in with Buttercup !

Now your on your own son.

At least you get to sit in the same seat she graced once upon a time, a while back.

 

Just a trip down memory lane............

 

Mike in Colorado

 

PS; If your listening Mr. Earl, how's she doing ?

 

 

 

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54 minutes ago, lancemb said:

Backed in!  What a treat

She's still gotta be warmed up and I have to go from park straight to reverse...

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2 hours ago, NC-car-guy said:

She's still gotta be warmed up and I have to go from park straight to reverse...

Try a qt of Lucas stop slip?  Stopped my losing prime that started after a transmission service.

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You've accomplished a lot in a year.  This year you are poised to enjoy it more!

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On 4/12/2020 at 7:53 PM, avgwarhawk said:

Try a qt of Lucas stop slip?  Stopped my losing prime that started after a transmission service.

Ordered and should have it today.

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2 minutes ago, NC-car-guy said:

Ordered and should have it today.

 

Hope it works for you as it did for me!  

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Got the Lucas stuff in, checked my sock filter... Wow.20200420_183903.thumb.jpg.b4d99a238fed227c63ffb54a33ae3234.jpg

 

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1 hour ago, NC-car-guy said:

Got the Lucas stuff in, checked my sock filter... Wow.20200420_183903.thumb.jpg.b4d99a238fed227c63ffb54a33ae3234.jpg

 

Looks like someone picking up their dog dukie!

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Getting new "driving" tires today.  Just plain old 235/75/15 radials to be able to drive safely. I'll get around to white walls later. Fingers crossed tonight's first real drive goes well!

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New tires on...  No yammerin' about white wall vs black wall.  I have some old but not cracked or hardened NOS bias-ply white walls that I'll put on a second set of rims for an archival appearance.

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