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Offline rkellerjr

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« on: January 30, 2007, 06:31:18 PM »
Yahoo!  it's fixed.  Embarassingly enough, I had some wires crossed up on the alternater.  I'll know more tomorrow when I pick it.  They indicate it's charging fine now.  It took them two hours to find the problem.
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« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2007, 06:45:14 PM »
congratulations rich.....glad to hear...so now its time to start planning events then ?
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« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2007, 06:52:05 PM »
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congratulations rich.....glad to hear...so now its time to start planning events then ?


hehehe, well, no, I've got to fix the waterpump and timing (I 'think' I might have a timing chain problem).  Then I might think about it.  The main rear seal is leaking but not too bad so I'm not real worried about that.  So, if I can that done over the next couple months then yes, I'd feel it's ready for a road trip.
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« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2007, 06:56:35 PM »
i can get you a discount on parts if you like ?
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« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2007, 09:05:26 AM »
I had a leaking rear main seal on my 76 and I convinced my wife that it meant I had to rebuild the motor, now I am playing with some real hp. Good luck with your car.

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« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2007, 09:10:01 AM »
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I had a leaking rear main seal on my 76 and I convinced my wife that it meant I had to rebuild the motor, now I am playing with some real hp. Good luck with your car.


hahaha!  Well, since I want to drive the car this year I'll probably tackle it next winter but yes.  When I "fix" that I'll be doing a rebuild and some addtional horses will be in order.
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« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2007, 06:08:02 PM »
Looks like I had one wire not connected right and now that I see it, I can see how the wiring diagram also shows it so .... I miss read the diagram  :?  

Anyhoo, it's done and charging like a champ.  With nothing on it's at 15 and with everything on it doesn't fall below 13.  Now, on to tackling the header gaskets and the front of the motor  :twisted:
Rich

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« Reply #7 on: February 01, 2007, 02:55:14 PM »
Great to hear you found the problem Rich. I have found in most cases like this it is usually something simple. I will keep your little episode in mind here if I experience similar problems in the future. :lol:
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« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2007, 10:42:47 AM »
hi rich! :D
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« Reply #9 on: February 17, 2007, 03:27:17 PM »
Hey speedshipmike!!  You made it over here.  How are things going?
Rich