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How did you remove wrist pins? :-s


very carefully? :grin: With a socket and a rubber hammer.


Yep! Me too! I see how that tool would help. So is this one of your tool fabrications?

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 Post subject: Re: Tips & Tricks!
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No. Found it in thedrambadotcom's gallery, but will surely make myself something similar. :cool:

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Breaking it easy?!? :-s

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why would anyone put a second spring on their accelerator cable?

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der58SC wrote:
why would anyone put a second spring on their accelerator cable?


Because there's a BIG problem binding it somewhere. :roll:

All that bandaid does is make it harder on the foot and more likely than not, agravate the problem. :smt018

Anyway, aside from the wrongful spring, I posted the pix to show the really kool homemade "L" bracket. The use of the "ball & socket" coupling must make for a more direct throttle response. :-k


While we're at it, I'll say this again: the throttle pedal-cable-linkage combo should return to "rest" position solely with the pull from the carburator return spring. Also move so free that the pedal should just drop on its own weight once you unhook it from the carburator! :neutral:

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being there is a sheet of metal between me and the car in front of me, the last thing I want is a better throttle response. LOL It is a cool L bracket though.

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der58SC wrote:
being there is a sheet of metal between me and the car in front of me, the last thing I want is a better throttle response. LOL It is a cool L bracket though.


That only applies if you're looking to plow into the cars in front of you! ;-)

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Threaded plugs for the case. :cool:

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Posted this on thedrambadotcom's general forum. May be helpful here too. :cool:


FWIW & FYI... This I've learned and known for ages since precision instrument calibration is what I do for a living, though only for another 7 days and I'm done with that! :P

As a general rule torque wrenches are not deemed "accurate" in the first 15% to 20% of their range, whatever range that'd be. Some are good from end to end but it is not recommended to say torque something at 10lb-ft using a 100lb-ft wrench.

In my over 30 years experience the "preferred" type is the dial or beam types. They are most accurate in that you will bring it right up to the desired torque since you are looking at the scale as you go. Using the "click" type is okay but unless you are very good on the "feel", you will more often than not over torque past the desired setting. Reason being that as you are pulling on it once it clicks you are still pulling just a bit more! I often have the end users here at work try it for themselves using my torque tester and they are usually quite surprised to see this.

Now on that note, preferring the dial is okay for mostly lower torque settings since when applying higher torque it is often not practical to read a dial, as has been mentioned already.

Finally, the digitals are really the best since not only can you read it as you go but most have settings with "alarms" when you reach the setting thus giving you the "feel" needed. I have one that even has a yellow light when getting closer and then a red light when the point is reached.

Note: Beam types, which include digitals, always return to zero when not in use. If you were to store it at say half the load, it would stress the beam and eventually take a "set" or "bend". For the same reason it is why it's recommended to set the "click" types back to its lowest setting before storing, since the torqueing "element" is a precision spring and reacts the same as a beam does under stress for a long period of time.

Hope any of that crap helps some. 8)

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Torque Master:
Very interesting, thanks for the information.
I'm checking my click torque wrench today and make sure it is stored properly,
I don't believe I returned it to zero!!

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Slayer wrote:
Torque Master:
Very interesting, thanks for the information.
I'm checking my click torque wrench today and make sure it is stored properly,
I don't believe I returned it to zero!!


My click torque wrench has never been returned to zero when stored. I'll ad that one to my list of things to do today.

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Posted this on thedrambadotcom's general forum. May be helpful here too. :cool:
FWIW & FYI... This I've learned and known for ages since precision instrument calibration is what I do for a living, though only for another 7 days and I'm done with that!


So is your official last day next Friday?

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pyrOman wrote:
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=D> =D> =D> =D>

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Well know after reading that, I now know i need a new torque wrench since I never set mine to 0 before I store it. This might be the reason why keep spinning drums since I never set mine to 0 when I store it and when I do use it, it is not truly setting it to the right torque. ](*,)

Thanks retired old man :cool:

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Interesting tip on the Kaduds from the Hot VWs rag:

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Note: These are possibly the last pix I post for a while. Being my last day at "work" and having here the only photo program where I can edit/resize pictures. :sad:

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