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June 13th, 2019, 04:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 319
Posted By FN723

To me it looks like the steering arm is broken. I...

To me it looks like the steering arm is broken. I can't believe a shop would attach a ball joint to one in that condition, broken or not.
Forum: Body work
June 12th, 2019, 06:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 540
Posted By FN723

For weather protection you can't beat epoxy...

For weather protection you can't beat epoxy primer. If you have new metal or have old parts completely free of rust the only place epoxy will rust is where it's dinged down to the bare metal. Then...
June 12th, 2019, 05:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 317
Posted By FN723

Prices vary a lot around the country. Check out...

Prices vary a lot around the country. Check out what the prices are in your area. The year of the vehicle is most important. A 1980 Ford in that good of condition would sell for about the same price.
June 12th, 2019, 05:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 614
Posted By FN723

It's difficult to believe a body shop can't get...

It's difficult to believe a body shop can't get the paint to adhere. I believe I would find another shop. If it's raw metal and aluminum it takes a different primer than epoxy. Dupont Variprime...
June 10th, 2019, 06:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 468
Posted By FN723

The thread was less than a month ago. Did you...

The thread was less than a month ago. Did you check your private messages?
June 9th, 2019, 11:26 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,039
Posted By FN723

I'm apprehensive about a scanner. They are...

I'm apprehensive about a scanner. They are expensive and I don't do well with things electronic. I wouldn't be buying one that was in the $400.00 range and I wouldn't know which cheaper one might get...
June 9th, 2019, 06:14 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,039
Posted By FN723

At present I'm not accepting the readings I was...

At present I'm not accepting the readings I was getting from the compression tester I have. I figure it's been leaking some and not giving me a correct number. This week I plan on getting a new one....
June 9th, 2019, 03:26 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,039
Posted By FN723

Altitude isn't an issue where I'm at, I'm near...

Altitude isn't an issue where I'm at, I'm near Dallas which is about 500' above sea level.

The battery is alright and cranks fine. I've got it now where I only have to hold the accelerator down...
June 8th, 2019, 04:07 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,039
Posted By FN723

Spent most of the day today trying to do a...

Spent most of the day today trying to do a compression test and it's inconclusive. I managed to tear up the tester on the plugs on the back side of the motor. The ones on the front ran between 100...
June 7th, 2019, 05:34 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,039
Posted By FN723

The only scan tool I have is one of these OBD1...

The only scan tool I have is one of these OBD1 testers that just makes the check engine light blink like Morris code. It's not showing anything wrong.

I haven't checked the compression again since...
June 6th, 2019, 06:14 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,039
Posted By FN723

I got the fuel injectors fixed and now when you...

I got the fuel injectors fixed and now when you first start it it won't stay running for more than a second unless you push a little on the gas pedal.
June 3rd, 2019, 06:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 803
Posted By FN723

It probably won't last very long. wood glue is...

It probably won't last very long. wood glue is only good on raw wood.
June 3rd, 2019, 04:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,034
Posted By FN723

I would either be inclined to paint it an exact...

I would either be inclined to paint it an exact factory color for that year or go with a metallic red. Then with a red interior it would look good painted white.
June 1st, 2019, 11:59 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,039
Posted By FN723

Always something. I completed changing the...

Always something.

I completed changing the timing chain and gear project today and it will start but discovered one of the fuel injectors is leaking badly at the fuel rail. So I guess I've got to...
May 31st, 2019, 04:31 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,271
Posted By FN723

I'm wondering now what I saw on the news. I...

I'm wondering now what I saw on the news. I wonder if they are going to make using existing stock of R12 illegal.
May 30th, 2019, 04:26 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,271
Posted By FN723

Look for another solution than R12. I heard...

Look for another solution than R12. I heard somewhere sometime this year R12 is going to go away forever. Not even the professionals will be able to get it.
May 30th, 2019, 08:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 698
Posted By FN723

Looks like factory lap belts to me.

Looks like factory lap belts to me.
May 27th, 2019, 06:30 PM
Replies: 345
Views: 34,686
Posted By FN723

Mine was my parents last car. It's a 1987 Delta...

Mine was my parents last car. It's a 1987 Delta 88 Royal.
May 26th, 2019, 07:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,266
Posted By FN723

I've never tried to dye carpet before but I know...

I've never tried to dye carpet before but I know color. You would first need to kill the red by using a light green dye. Then use a dark brown dye. Try it on a place that doesn't show like under the...
May 26th, 2019, 07:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,253
Posted By FN723

I've never dyed carpet before but I know color....

I've never dyed carpet before but I know color. If you are going from red to brown you will need to first counter the red with a green dye. Then go with the brown dye. If the carpet goes under the...
May 25th, 2019, 05:29 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,039
Posted By FN723

Update, you guys were right about the timing. I...

Update, you guys were right about the timing. I finally got the timing chain out. It appears the damper had broken and allowed the chain to slip. It wore about ten teeth off the upper sprocket.
...
May 21st, 2019, 06:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,260
Posted By FN723

I have someone hit my bumper at least every other...

I have someone hit my bumper at least every other year. As long as you are comfortable with the settlement that is all that matters. I can get a bumper for my van for about $150.00 and it takes about...
May 18th, 2019, 04:36 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 513
Posted By FN723

Without being there it's difficult to say. It...

Without being there it's difficult to say. It sounds to me like the brakes are just adjusted too tight. There is an adjustment wheel between the two pads. Try loosening them a few notches and see...
May 16th, 2019, 04:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 590
Posted By FN723

I have to wonder about using a regular inkjet...

I have to wonder about using a regular inkjet printer for making decals. If it was that simple I don't see the need for a special printer for that purpose. They may use a different ink that is more...
May 15th, 2019, 06:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 590
Posted By FN723

They make vinyl printers for making your own...

They make vinyl printers for making your own decals. I imagine you would have to find someone with such a printer to put the numbers on the decal. Anyway someone with such a printer and experience...
May 13th, 2019, 06:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 478
Posted By FN723

A switch just completes the circuit giving the...

A switch just completes the circuit giving the motor power. It sounds like there is a raw wire somewhere giving the motor power more or less bypassing the switch. Probably when you hit a bump just...
May 12th, 2019, 06:54 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,039
Posted By FN723

The car has a little less than 104,000 miles on...

The car has a little less than 104,000 miles on it. It was in 2016 the last time the car was usable. I was just driving on a flat level street at 30 mph when it suddenly died. The car had had some...
May 11th, 2019, 02:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 634
Posted By FN723

If it is held on with a push nut don't try to pry...

If it is held on with a push nut don't try to pry it off. You might break off the stud in the process. Instead try to pry back the barbs with a small screwdriver so it will fall off. Push nuts are...
May 11th, 2019, 10:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 435
Posted By FN723

I didn't have much luck covering a car for...

I didn't have much luck covering a car for weather. There was a threat of a hail storm and the car wasn't running so I covered it with furniture blankets first and then plastic and then plywood....
May 11th, 2019, 09:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,103
Posted By FN723

They bought the car new in 1987. Maybe that is...

They bought the car new in 1987. Maybe that is what the problem was not having it notarized. When she signed the title over to me there was nothing like that done. That was in 2011 and I couldn't...
May 10th, 2019, 06:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,103
Posted By FN723

She lived in Illinois and I live in Texas. The...

She lived in Illinois and I live in Texas. The problem had to originate with Texas as they wouldn't accept the title with just her signing it over. Once I went to the tax office in Illinois and they...
May 9th, 2019, 07:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 509
Posted By FN723

If it were me I would paint the interior just...

If it were me I would paint the interior just like you would paint the exterior. Paint takes a terrible beating from the heat and interior paints are formulated for a climate controlled environment....
May 9th, 2019, 07:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,103
Posted By FN723

You might have difficulty with the title if you...

You might have difficulty with the title if you don't take care of it yourself. My mother gave me her Delta 88 when I was visiting her. She got out the title and signed it over to me and I took the...
May 8th, 2019, 03:52 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,039
Posted By FN723

The other day when I first used the tester it...

The other day when I first used the tester it didn't hold pressure. The release button on the side the slightest touch will release the pressure and perhaps it was touching something when I did the...
May 8th, 2019, 01:45 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,039
Posted By FN723

I don't remember the last time I used that...

I don't remember the last time I used that compression tester so I couldn't answer that question. Today I started with the #1 cylinder and when I was only getting 15 psi I had my doubts so I blew...
May 8th, 2019, 12:53 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,039
Posted By FN723

The valves ended up being the problem. I managed...

The valves ended up being the problem. I managed to do a compression test today and here are the results.
#1 15 psi
#3 90 psi
#5 15 psi
#2 90 psi
#4 28 psi
#6 28 psi
I think with the...
May 7th, 2019, 07:47 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,039
Posted By FN723

Holding the pedal to the floor didn't help. It...

Holding the pedal to the floor didn't help. It seems to do better after the car has sat for a couple days. I haven't been able to work on it since Sunday and when I tried to start it this morning it...
May 7th, 2019, 07:36 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,039
Posted By FN723

I figure the problem is some sensor somewhere....

I figure the problem is some sensor somewhere. The car does seem to run once in a while even if it will only go 100'. The temperature sensor is one thing that has never been replaced. I believe it...
May 7th, 2019, 07:28 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,039
Posted By FN723

I've only been able to try the compression test...

I've only been able to try the compression test and I'm using a compression tester. I have a fuel pressure tester for the gas but haven't been able to adapt it yet. The tester is a Harbor Freight...
May 5th, 2019, 12:12 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,039
Posted By FN723

I'm going to have to do testing another time when...

I'm going to have to do testing another time when I can get some help. I can't get a good enough seal to tell. By the time I can get to the gauge the pressure is down to 15 psi and falling. The way...
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