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Old 08-23-2009, 11:23 AM
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Yeah I learned a long time ago to bend those lines around a socket to keep from kinking or breaking.
 
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Well the motor is back together but it won't start for more than a second. I did at one point find my distributor had fallen off the shelf in the middle of the night. I bet it ruined my hall sensor.
 
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Nevermind she runs, I just have to build the exhaust and tune the motor, then i'll take a few vids.
 
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Old 08-27-2009, 08:57 PM
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What was wrong that it did not start?
 
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Old 08-28-2009, 02:41 PM
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I don't know, i got it back together and the next thing you know it didn't want to start. Stared at it for awhile. Tapped the fuel lines with a wrench and fuel distributor/injectors. The it fired right up and ran. Hasn't had a problem starting since. So i don't know, maybe the fuel distributor froze up a bit, maybe their was an air bubble in the lines. I don't know.
 
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Old 08-28-2009, 10:06 PM
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OK cool glad all is good now.
 
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Old 08-29-2009, 10:22 AM
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Scratch that, won't rev over 4k rpms. Must have a fuel issue somewhere.
 
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Old 08-30-2009, 08:13 AM
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Quite possible. Fuel filter new?
 
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Old 08-30-2009, 10:55 AM
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Everything except the lines are new in my fuel system. I think its just a case of classic example of it being Kjet. I didn't run the car for almost 3 months so it's probably working some things out for itself.
 
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Old 08-30-2009, 11:07 AM
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You might want to mess with the fuel Dist. They are known to gunk up as well. Maybe a strong fuel system cleaner might help as well.
 
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Yeah, I have a friend with a Mercedes 8 cylinder fuel distributor that is very similar to the fuel distributors found on the real group A cars. Possibly I can switch to that for extra fueling and also they are supposedly a little better at tailoring how much fuel can be flowed. I have a spare set of the gold injectors that are a little larger too.
 
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Now my front cam seal is just pumping oil out. The one thing I didn't replace on the head, so of course it would fail.
 
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Old 08-31-2009, 08:32 PM
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I know the feeling!! Been there done that.
 
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Man you let a car sit for a while and it starts getting problems. Now i'm redoing the steering rack because it somehow became bad witting there. I.E.it has hard spots and easy spots. Usually the sign of a bad rack. But once i get it running well all around I'll take it to get the exhaust put in. Then I guess start recovering the interior.
 
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Old 09-10-2009, 08:48 PM
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Yes cars are bad like that.
 
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Old 09-25-2009, 04:37 PM
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Parts I needed have a rrived. I hope to get it running well tomorrow and i'm taking videos.
 
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Old 09-25-2009, 08:12 PM
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I hope all goes well and cannot wait to see Vid.
 
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Old 09-25-2009, 11:53 PM
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sweet! good luck dude!

I would have helped you with the interior. but your to far.
 
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No videos this weekend. I spent a lot of time getting it running right and stuff then it just wouldn't run correctly at all. Won't rev over 6k regardless of what I do. So i'm thinking i still have fuel issues. BUt getting closer every time. Broke em loose in second gear though, not just a chirp, but actually loose.
 
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Old 09-28-2009, 07:51 PM
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Glad it is getting better a little bit at a time. Hopefully soon it will be ripping up the road.
 

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