Graduation is over and on to taking her boards next week so this roller coaster ride is almost over.
So I dug out my original radiator that I was told was 'bad' by a radiator shop many years ago. (Broke the drain off and asked them to put a new one on.) When I picked it up he said he had pressure tested it and it was bad. I was a bit skeptical because prior to this I had my jeep running. Fast forward 15 years and I slap it in my jeep because the current one is leaking from a seam. Going on a week with it in and so far (knock on wood) no problem at all. Go out every evening at start it and let it warm up to operating temp.
As for it running. Swapped out the throttle linkage. (Tighter fit.) Go back through the whole process. I can't get it to idle down below about 800 RPM before it gets really rough and wants to die. The good thing is I can at least start it when it is warmed up. My little propane torch is out of fuel so once I get that, I'll do another check for any leaks but at this time I'm either going to send this one in to Scoutpilot for a re-rebuild or grab on of the old ones I have and have him rebuild that one. So still fiddling with it a bit but with the weather changing and winter coming soon, would like to get a chance to drive it a bit before the weather gets too bad.
Post by Scoutpilot on Sept 3, 2016 19:21:25 GMT -5
Bo, I honestly don’t remember…
Hopps, 16-17 Hg at 800 RPM is not good. Way too rich. Roughness indicates plugs are fuel/carbon fouling. And I know…if you lean it out any it will die. I really would like to put a micrometer to the shaft and bores.
Before you apply the screwdriver to the plate screws, check the tips of the screws for peening or splitting. If they are, you’ll have to shear the tips off in order to avoid breaking the screw heads off after the first three twists. Once sheared, place the correctly sized driver in the slot, apply pressure and give the handle end a few quick, firm taps with a small hammer to break the corrosion in the threads.
leemn: Thanks Boss!..... Nice day ahead here 👍🏽
May 29, 2020 5:42:11 GMT -5
grumpy: Morning, coffee please.
May 29, 2020 8:04:51 GMT -5
64cj5: Thanks for the coffee. I need the boost to get the day started right.
May 29, 2020 9:45:03 GMT -5
Scoutpilot: A light White Sangria, a good steak with garlic carrots, followed by 12-year-old Macallan and freshly baked caramel cheesecake. A quiet evening with Muskrat and family. An evening to cherish.
May 29, 2020 18:57:30 GMT -5
Scoutpilot: Morning Y'all! Coffee's on.
May 30, 2020 4:32:38 GMT -5
oilleaker1: Thanks for the cup Scout.
May 30, 2020 5:23:42 GMT -5
64cj5: Rain with some lightening and thunder early this AM. Thanks for the coffee.
May 30, 2020 7:12:44 GMT -5
grumpy: Coffee is goos as always, hats off to Cody,Wyoming they are going ahead with their rodeo this summer!!! Not like Cheyenne shutting down the Frontier Day’s or Casper calling off the fair and rodeo. Enough of this cowering in the corner!! Just my 2 cents
May 30, 2020 8:58:49 GMT -5
Scoutpilot: Good night all!
May 30, 2020 17:58:35 GMT -5
Scoutpilot: Coffee and Honey-do's today.
May 31, 2020 4:53:31 GMT -5
64cj5: I have another PU load of wood to split and stack, grass to cut. Yesterday evening was good kite flying weather so I did for a while. Relaxing.
May 31, 2020 8:46:48 GMT -5