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    Quote Originally Posted by Rat4020 View Post
    Jersdunz brought me a pac of walmart nylons for mine . I put them over my K-N and put the outerwear over that .. Works real swell . I think he likes buyin nylons LOL
    As long as he's not wearing them around the campfire at Ocotillo/Glamis, all is good. - or at least keep sweat pants over them so we can't see it...

    Sure he's not using them to go hold up the local 7-11?
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    Such a cool car!

    Im no clutch expert but it seems like having one end of the slave mounted to the frame is not the hot setup. How did you fix it?
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    Well at least your getting he kinks out of the car. Once its running good, should be a blast to drive.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bullnerd View Post
    Such a cool car!

    Im no clutch expert but it seems like having one end of the slave mounted to the frame is not the hot setup. How did you fix it?
    I just did a bandaid fix out at the dunes, first step, loosened it and it freed up, next see how much bind it had just sitting without being hooked up, next filed the mounting point of the slave so it at least points at the clutch lever better, I have to look it over to see how I can mount a pivot on the rear.

    priority now is fix the starter and see if that in turn fixes the miss, seems like separate issues
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    Quote Originally Posted by rgvkid View Post
    Well at least your getting he kinks out of the car. Once its running good, should be a blast to drive.
    I've also got to look into rigging some sort of reverse, thinking of using the high torque starter method, does anyone have any links to a thread?

    I had a harbor freight wench setup in my trailer to pull it in backwards so I could drive it out, it worked well for loading it in at home, second time I used it, the cable jumped the real and wound its self around the shaft, stuck real good
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    picked up a flywheel on ebay, does anyone know if the mini starters advertised as 3HP are actually 3 HP and are any good or not? they are around $75
    Also, I'm searching, but if you know of a link to using a starter for reverse, please feel free to post the link.
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    Make sure it is a gear reduction starter. They are rated at peak power, which is usually close to their peak speed. They won't put out 3 hp from a standstill, but they will put out full torque, which is probably more important anyways.

    I have a Chrysler gear reduction starter at home from a v8 Dakota that fits the Chevy flywheel. It is supposed to be fairly good for that application, but you cant expect it to back you up a steep hill.
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    Oh the joys of chasing wiring issues
    thinking that the starter oneway bearing is going away, started the car and with the starter disconnected from the starter relay, for what ever reason, while idling the relay kept energizing on and off, now I think that may have heated the one way gear causing the starter to catch because I didn't notice the starter engaging now, now another issue, it idles fine, touch the throttle and the engine dies.
    I'm checking into the wiring, from the gauge cluster back, so far I have located 2 broken wires and will be making my own extensions getting rid of all crimp connections.
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    Here's my update:
    rewires the jumper for the instrument cluster, it was a mess, speaker wire crimp connectors, 1/2 were broken, after rewiring, turn the key and the cluster works, well sort of, I did not have the ignition powered or grounded, once I grounded the ECU, no more cluster, just the backlight, after some screwing around with diodes trying to isolate what was happening, I just removed the cluster, nice to have a tach, but I can shift without and hopefully the rev limiter works.
    There were some other interesting wiring finds, all seems good, I'll be taking it to Glamis next weekend.
    Also changed the gearing, it had 17 tooth countershaft and 60 in the rear, just the little bit that I ran it, I was only able to rev it out in 1st and 2nd. put a 14 tooth countershaft sprocket on and hope it's closer to what I'd expect.
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    from the last post in this thread, that next trip got out just past olds at Glamis and found that the clutch was slipping, good news was that the gearing now seems to be about right.

    New Years Glamis trip, new Barnett carbon clutch with extra disk seems to have done the trick, did not drive it a lot but was able to make a run from end to end and back, the and back is the key, no issues
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