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Old 11-21-2006, 06:31 PM   #241
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Ooo! When?

I had 7 year old gas --- in my car --- when I bought it. That's how long it had sat in a garage. (I've probably told that story about ten times by now.)

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Old 11-21-2006, 06:53 PM   #242
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Good news on that reversible motor. Are you thinking of keeping it in one gear?

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...anyway, I'm ready to test the pump and do the leak checks (so many fuel connections). I'm sure everything will work the first time.
I should say that's a gating item. I need to get all that squared away before I set the car down (off the stands, it has about 3" of ground clearance, so it's hard to fix stuff underneath). Once back on terra firma, I need to rotate the engine to verify nothing's stuck, and prime the oil pump (rolling the car in gear is the most practical way I can think of doing this). Atleast it has fresh 20w50 oil w/ stabilizers in it. Then I need to see if the starter still works. It's kind of like "if I had some ham, I could have ham and eggs...if I had eggs."

..of course, I should test the ignition for sparks too before I waste time cranking the beast.

Oh, I can almost smell it now.
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Old 11-21-2006, 08:15 PM   #243
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Good news on that reversible motor. Are you thinking of keeping it in one gear?
No, it occurred to me
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I bet!
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Old 11-26-2006, 05:44 AM   #244
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This week Ivan made up the motor
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Old 11-26-2006, 06:50 PM   #245
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Some pics... Clicky-zoomy...
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Old 11-27-2006, 08:23 AM   #246
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Well, here's a bit of a blunder:

Our motor does NOT reverse direction by re
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Old 11-27-2006, 02:06 PM   #247
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First, thanks for sharing your experiennce, especially the small blunders. It's important to see where the difficult areas are. I found few things as infuriating as the many procedural manuals (computer and automotive alike) that said something like "simply remove the bearing and the shaft will come right out..." when it really took hours of hard struggling because I missed an important but undocumented step.

Good news that you have a 'sister' motor on which you can make your wiring experiments before "simply removing" the main motor.

Does this mean you need to retest the brush timing in the proper direction?
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Old 11-29-2006, 10:31 AM   #248
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[quote=Silveredwings]...missed an important but undocumented step.

Good news that you have a 'sister' motor on which you can mak
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Does this mean you need to retest the brush timing in the proper direction?
Not sure about this part. Need to do some more reading and looking at the motors.
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So, apparently the easy way to tell if a motor
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