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by Jimm391730
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: The Portal Hub Humor Thread
Replies: 20
Views: 2256
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Re: The Portal Hub Humor Thread

A heavyset lady boarded a bus with a duck under her arm. A drunk at the back of the bus yelled out "Hey, where'd you get the pig?" She said "I'll have you know that this is a duck." And he replied "I was talking to the duck!" A termite walked into a bar; said "Where's the bar tender?" What do you ca...
by Jimm391730
Tue Jan 09, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Can't find vaccum leak. Backfiring, missing on acceleration.
Replies: 37
Views: 10684
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Re: Can't find vaccum leak. Backfiring, missing on accelerat

if you wanted a high QUALITY carburettor repair the last place you'd take them would be to one of the remaining carb repair businesses left in business. There has not been a carburated auto sold in the USA since 1994 (24 years ago) so almost no one today has any significant experience with them. Fo...
by Jimm391730
Sat Jan 06, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: CLASSIFIEDS: Pinzgauers, Haflingers and Volvos For Sale. Parts and Goods too!
Topic: *SOLD* 1975 Volvo C303 California Registered and Titled
Replies: 6
Views: 1690
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Re: 1975 Volvo C303 California Registered and Titled

Well, because of the almost impossibility of getting vehicles like these licensed in California anymore, any that are already here are grandfathered in - this makes them much more valuable (in California only).
by Jimm391730
Wed Jan 03, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Is non matching numbers common on Swiss Pinz's?
Replies: 11
Views: 2017
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Re: Is non matching numbers common on Swiss Pinz's?

Since bodies are not as easily swapped (compared to doors or the internal door panel where the ID plate is located) I would hope/expect that the body pan ID plate number should match the chassis number. You should find the chassis stamp on the chassis casting, hidden by the muffler heat shield plate...
by Jimm391730
Wed Jan 03, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Pinzi SSI
Replies: 187
Views: 57382
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Re: Pinzi SSI

With a new battery installed it started and ran like new, instantly. Is it safe to assume that the battery you replaced was the "lower" battery, with its negative terminal connecting to the battery switch lead and the positive terminal connecting to the other battery? If so, this is a perfect examp...
by Jimm391730
Fri Dec 22, 2017 12:09 am
Forum: General chat
Topic: Christmas Pinz
Replies: 19
Views: 2117
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Re: Christmas Pinz

From a few years ago, hauling Cub Scouts (and their decorating skills) but everyone had fun.
s2010 Cubscouts Pack 614 Christmas Parade 003.jpg
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by Jimm391730
Fri Dec 22, 2017 12:00 am
Forum: Engine
Topic: Can't find vaccum leak. Backfiring, missing on acceleration.
Replies: 37
Views: 10684
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Re: Can't find vaccum leak. Backfiring, missing on accelerat

things I have not played with: shafts, shaft seals and butterflies. I just don't want to go there..
Testing is easy: at idle, spray around the butterfly shafts with starting fluid; any leaks and the idle will increase noticeably. No change, they are not your problem.
by Jimm391730
Thu Dec 21, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Can't find vaccum leak. Backfiring, missing on acceleration.
Replies: 37
Views: 10684
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Re: Can't find vaccum leak. Backfiring, missing on accelerat

Be sure to check the "balance hose" that is hidden under the air tin and connects the two intake manifolds together; the hose there gets significant heat at engine shutdown and is never seen unless you remove both the front and rear air tins from around the carbs.
by Jimm391730
Wed Dec 13, 2017 3:46 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Front half axles
Replies: 4
Views: 1082
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Re: Front half axles

If they are standing up on the wheel studs then turning the splined end of the axle shouldn't allow rotation since the wheel studs are in contact with the ground. No, if the studs of the axle prevent the axle from rotating then turning the driveshaft will allow it to "orbit" around the axle (taking...
by Jimm391730
Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:41 am
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Front half axles
Replies: 4
Views: 1082
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Re: Front half axles

Try flexing the steering joint and see if this helps to "unlock" the rotation. The CV steering joint is MASSIVE (especially compared to other 4x4s and that there is additional torque reduction within the hub gears) so it is possible that there is a bit of grit or rust that is binding. When I first g...
by Jimm391730
Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Clutch issue
Replies: 15
Views: 2387
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Re: Clutch issue

Earlier this spring I had to change the clutch master cylinder; it was erratic. I've now had to change the clutch master on both my trucks, but never had to mess with the slave cylinder. I'm not saying that you don't have other issues, but from my experience the master fails much more often than the...
by Jimm391730
Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:18 pm
Forum: Engine
Topic: Why did my Pinz have fuel delivery issues
Replies: 22
Views: 2646
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Re: Why did my Pinz have fuel delivery issues

Interesting trivia: The shop that helped to get the EMS EFI system set up (the one the Jim L. uses) specializes in Subaru engines for sand rails (they can get over 700HP from a twin turbo 6 cyl Subaru boxer engine!), hence the use of Subaru components...
by Jimm391730
Wed Nov 29, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Clutch Master Cylinder
Replies: 12
Views: 2652
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Re: Clutch Master Cylinder

While the bend does move the clutch line closer to being over top of the brake pedal, remember that the pedal moves DOWN, away from the clutch master. And my foot is securely on the pedal, below the bend, and moves away from the clutch line as I press the brake. In other words I don't feel that the ...
by Jimm391730
Wed Nov 29, 2017 3:04 pm
Forum: Drivetrain
Topic: Clutch Master Cylinder
Replies: 12
Views: 2652
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Re: Clutch Master Cylinder

Hi Ron, I just did mine earlier this summer and ran into the same issue. Yes, I was able to pull another inch or two from the line and I put about a 1 to 1-1/2" radius in the line just before the fitting and get it into the master port. Not really much to it (but I was likewise bummed that I had to ...
by Jimm391730
Mon Nov 27, 2017 10:42 am
Forum: Body & Interior
Topic: Auxillary switch placement- What have you done?
Replies: 24
Views: 2697
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Re: Auxillary switch placement- What have you done?

Ron, where and how does all the wiring run to all your overhead consoles?