Royal

  • royal replied to the topic I'm Gonna do a V8. in the forum Chevy/Ford Kits 3 months, 1 week ago

    Bill, assuming that you can actuate the clutch disk (disengage) manually with a long bar or a big wrench applied directly to the arm on the bell housing, can we assume that there is no wasted motion of the pedal and you have the correct pairing of the master and slave cylinders?

    We’re pulling for you Bill.

  • royal replied to the topic VA Beach 2018 in the forum Clubs and Show 4 months, 2 weeks ago

    “Roy,
    I got the same from Bill re: Sunday.  So Saturday it’ll be.
    We just needed a break.  It’s the same folks every year doing all the hard work and we got indications from a number of our sponsors that they planned to take a short break from A&A as well, so that made the decision easier.
    We’ll be back in force next year and sincerely hope yo…

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  • royal replied to the topic Carlisle 2018 in the forum Clubs and Show 4 months, 2 weeks ago

    OK  I’m out.

    Maybe I’ll see you guys in 18 months.

  • royal replied to the topic Carlisle 2018 in the forum Clubs and Show 4 months, 2 weeks ago

    The news of cancellation of the Air & Auto show took me by surprise.  I am re-thinking Carlisle.  But, I’m too darn old to make new friends, so could I drive my Classic Mini and crash your party?  Last year there was only ONE Classic Mini….and he left early.

    (I’m hoping to have my TDr sold by the time of the event.)

    I’m still trying to work ou…[Read more]

  • royal replied to the topic VA Beach 2018 in the forum Clubs and Show 4 months, 2 weeks ago

    You may have heard that this year’s (2018) Auto & Air Show in Virginia Beach was cancelled for reasons not given.  I responded to an email from one of the organizers:
    George,
    >
    > Sorry to hear:
    >
    > I’ve been in somewhat of a funk since reading of the cancellation of this
    year’s show. It was not “just” a show for we of the TDr club, but…[Read more]

  • I’m with Paul & Ed, BUT holy mackerel, he’s got a V8 crammed in under the bonnet.  I really can’t figure out a good place for the oil cooler.  ???

  • …or Sunbeam Tiger

  • Bill, are you going to have to remove the side panels to change the spark plugs?  ….and can you (on your installation) remove the side panels without removing the fenders?

  • Bill,

    Very impressive!

  • royal replied to the topic Carlisle 2018 in the forum Clubs and Show 5 months, 2 weeks ago

    Well, I’m still kickin’….and am still working on old cars, but vewy vewy slowly.

    It’s doubtful, but, after 5 years at Carlisle,  if I see you guys, it’s be sans TDr.

    PS:  Downsizing!  I am going to be selling my TDr this spring.  I quit using mine because I couldn’t figure out anything else to do to it.  If you run into anybody up there who…[Read more]

  • Yet again I have to agree with Paul.  I spent more than a little time on “Diesel submarines” which properly are called “diesel-electric” submarines where our lives depended upon two huge banks of lead acid batteries much like in an automobile except on a very large scale.

    There is no magic wand.

    Replace the battery and be happy.

  • Paul is right on.  Unfortunately, new seats is the way to go.

  • Well, it appears that you have eliminated all the usual suspects.  So let me go to the less than obvious.  I once had a Ranger pickup that did the same thing and it was due to a clogged exhaust.  In my case, a clogged catalytic converter which i doubt you have….just a thought.

    Also, the same symptoms of a bad choke?

  • Yes but, go look under the Christmas tree.  You should have one there.

    (Some bicycle pumps would also work.)

  • Since you have to remove the shocks anyway to get the coil-overs off, why not try the air shocks.  Probably cost less than $150 for both.

  • Vicenc, have you really gained that much weight?

    The most elegant and correct way to fix this requires removal of the tub and adjusting the rear torsion bars…..a big job.

    Alternatively, you could install air shock absorbers in the rear.  By not connecting the two shocks together, you would have independent control of them and could put more…[Read more]

  • royal replied to the topic Troubleshooting Help in the forum VW Based Kits 7 months, 1 week ago

    Ed’s right it does sound like a symptom of carb icing.  But carb icing in south Florida?  I have never experienced icing, so check the temperature of your inlet manifold just below the carburetor.

  • royal replied to the topic Troubleshooting Help in the forum VW Based Kits 7 months, 1 week ago

    I’ll assume that you checked the choke.  ??  If not, shame on you.

    Capacitors are easy to replace and cheap.  Change it first.

    Could be the fuel pump, but unlikely.

    The next time that it acts up, take a plug wire off and stick a phillips screwdriver into the end that normally goes on the spark plug.  Holding the screwdriver close to any…[Read more]

  • Suggestions?   Jack, I suggest you tell Bill: “that’s why I moved to NC, – so I wouldn’t need no stinkin’ seat warmer”.   🙂

    (Bill, I know Jack well enough to know one thing, – he can not get enough heat.  Seat warmer’s a comin’.  Fer sure.)

  • I really need to tell you guys how the best (by far) way to cut fiberglass, especially gel coated fiberglass, is!  I’ve had many boats, and this comes up often if you are a tinkerer and work on or around your boats.  It’s a bit scary because as my grandfather told me “no matter how many times you cut the board, you can’t make it longer”.

    If you t…[Read more]

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