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    just the headliner - glue sticks to the foam...

    just the headliner - glue sticks to the foam headliner backing and foil faced sound mat.
    my pillars are not vinyl-wrapped, they are integral color plastic. (1978)
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    looking great - love watching the progress. ...

    looking great - love watching the progress.

    btw - i also bought the headliner kit from msa but used their spray glue. it seems to be holding up just fine for me. i put sound mat on the ceiling and...
  3. here's one example of the little compressor -...

    here's one example of the little compressor - it's shorter and more expensive than the one i have, but you get the idea...
    Engine Powered Air Pump for Motorcycles - 5 ft Hose with Quick-Release...
  4. i keep a plugger kit on hand - way better than a...

    i keep a plugger kit on hand - way better than a can of goop, and it doesn't make a mess of your rim, etc. and throw your tire out of balance. folks may tell you different, but i've run tires with...
  5. Thread: Stagg Struts

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    hmm... i didn't find that issue when i installed...

    hmm... i didn't find that issue when i installed a set of stagg struts with eibach lowering springs in my '78 - the length was fine. are you sure they are the right parts?
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    thanks for the kind words - always fun to give...

    thanks for the kind words - always fun to give back a little, especially with all the help this forum has given me. no special tools - i took off the oil pan first, then simply wedged a block of wood...
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    the pan wiggled out quite easily, went back in...

    the pan wiggled out quite easily, went back in with no drama. i bought the gasket from msa - they had two versions, i bought the more expensive one which they told me is a bit thicker... it's a green...
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    yes cap'n, i believe you are right - it was out...

    yes cap'n, i believe you are right - it was out of the housing and at an angle, i'm guessing the "click" was when the head sheared off the plunger and the pieces fell down into the bottom. the two...
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    2 1/2" shop built exhaust sounds great

    there are dozens of exhaust posts out there, but i couldn't resist adding to the mix...

    just finished rebuilding a good portion of my motor (n42 head, shaved intake, new injectors, etc. new cam...
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    yeah, mine engages right off the floor, which...

    yeah, mine engages right off the floor, which sorta feels a little weird (i'm used to more clicks too) but thats just what i've got.
    i think mine doesn't rattle because i have new carpet with thick...
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    with the key on you can pull the plug off the oil...

    with the key on you can pull the plug off the oil pressure sender (down low on the block, passenger side) and the pump should run - at least it should get power...
    as a safety feature the fuel pump...
  12. little ones are fine - you're just going to go...

    little ones are fine - you're just going to go around wire (about coat hanger gauge) in a couple of places. it's pretty basic, and hog rings by nature are self-adjusting in that they will clamp to...
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    per sage direction from others on this site, i...

    per sage direction from others on this site, i keep a set of christmas lights with the ends cut, stripped & twisted for easy insertion into the injector plugs - they work great as a little test light...
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    neat idea - i can see how that would work well. ...

    neat idea - i can see how that would work well.

    my z came with a broken e-brake cable (the PO kept a rock in the footwell to chock the wheels when he stopped) so i replaced it with a new one there...
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    @ Diseazd: first thing i did was to set tdc comp...

    @ Diseazd:
    first thing i did was to set tdc comp before taking anything apart. timing mark on pulley pinned to 0 degrees, cam lobes off the rockers, kept it there the whole time. so when i took out...
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    today i hope to get it all finished - will post...

    today i hope to get it all finished - will post the results :)

    broken bolt... lovely
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    old bolts vs. new set
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    cover all cleaned up, new seal & gaskets
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    finally got started and making good progress -...

    finally got started and making good progress - thanks all for the kind words and encouragement.
    ordered a timing kit from msa (chain, sprockets, tensioner, chain guides, front seal) for the very...
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    funny! these things are STILL dribbling out...

    funny!

    these things are STILL dribbling out one at a time every so often. high speed, fan on high, hit some rough road and plop!.
    odd thing is that now they're almost always the little round...
  19. Thread: another new guy

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    mine was a "rust free car" too - then when i went...

    mine was a "rust free car" too - then when i went to change the headlights and took out the wheel well liner i discovered some rot up in there. it totally bummed me out for a while, but i just cut it...
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    very smooth - well done!

    very smooth - well done!
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    looks like i've got a long day (or two) ahead of...

    looks like i've got a long day (or two) ahead of me...
    the biggest thing i've been dreading is getting the balancer off the shaft (i haven't done this yet) and i'm gonna have to read up on timing...
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    so i've looked at the pictures of other chain...

    so i've looked at the pictures of other chain tensioners popped out and squished up between the chain guide and the chain, and it baffles me how mine could have vanished - doesn't look like there's...
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    ok, i get it that the camera is cool and the pics...

    ok, i get it that the camera is cool and the pics are neat... but what about my L28???
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    Cam Chain Tensioner Mystery...

    so after replacing the head and futzing endlessly with the timing chain, i finally got her running. went in to do a valve lash adjust after ~600 miles on the new cam and discovered my cam chain was...
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    Madkaw disease!

    Madkaw disease!
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