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  • Al_C's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:05 PM
    Which gauges are you using? I can speak to the vintage; I have no idea how the autometer gauges are wired. On the vintage gauges, you have a black...
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  • Ducky2009's Avatar
    05-18-2019, 10:30 PM
    I read that older chassis' had such an issue that the pedal (or frame) needed a major notch to achieve full travel. Not sure why your's has...
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    05-17-2019, 06:09 PM
    I'll check the clock noon-ish Saturday and see if it stays correct for 24 hours!
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    05-17-2019, 10:22 AM
    They say that patience is a virtue. I wouldn't know that. Or, so it seems. I thank God that I posed my question, otherwise I'd still be going down...
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    05-17-2019, 10:17 AM
    Al_C added 9 photo(s) to album Al's Mark IV build album
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    05-17-2019, 09:25 AM
    Having both Dave and Paul cite the delay in showing movement is significant. I'm using the block heater port for my sender and I have not run the...
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    05-16-2019, 09:47 PM
    Thanks, Dave. The water temp sender is independent of the RF harness. There are two wires that come off the sender and go directly to the gauge. ...
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    05-16-2019, 08:15 PM
    This is the last hurdle before the body goes on. Consequently, I'm motivated to get this fixed quickly. Maybe you have some ideas? Background: ...
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    05-14-2019, 08:51 PM
    Al_C replied to a thread Not My Favourite Task in Roadster
    Leaks. I am not fond of leaks. I spend more f****** time trying to get leaks to stop than I care to consider. I already replaced my entire fuel...
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    05-14-2019, 08:39 PM
    OK, a follow up to doing the undercoating. Here are a couple of "after" photos. I used the Dupli-color Bed Armor DIY kit. Jeff recommended it...
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    05-13-2019, 08:41 AM
    two quick questions: 1. do you recommend applying bedliner to the entire underside, or just the wheel wells? 2. what kind of prep should be...
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    05-11-2019, 01:44 PM
    Al_C replied to a thread DIY Powder Coating in Roadster
    Looks good. It also looks like your first post! Welcome to the forum. Maybe when you have a chance you can write a little more about your build! ...
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    05-09-2019, 08:39 PM
    Mostly, it sounds reasonable. I would not cut any of them, because you will find a use for them (as you have in many cases). Your green and grey...
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    05-07-2019, 08:11 PM
    Al_C replied to a thread Teflon Tape! in Roadster
    Point taken! Thank you, gentlemen! I'm off to the parts store tomorrow morning to get some sealant. Either the loctite or the permatex. I'll see...
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    05-07-2019, 04:25 PM
    Al_C started a thread Teflon Tape! in Roadster
    I'm tying up a few loose ends here. A big one is this slow leak I've had on my power steering reservoir. Mine is a bit unique (or so I'm told by...
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    05-06-2019, 04:42 PM
    Ducky2009 replied to a thread Bought a Mk 2 kit in Roadster
    So what's your plans? Engine, trans, etc. Congrats and good luck
    21 replies | 1379 view(s)
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    05-05-2019, 09:41 AM
    Welcome Brian. As you read the many posts, you'll see that we all have OUR OWN IDEAS as to what we like. I personally had a pretty good idea as...
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  • Al_C's Avatar
    04-25-2019, 09:32 AM
    Good choice. Another satisfied customer here.
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    04-24-2019, 02:17 PM
    Ducky2009 replied to a thread Power Steering Leak in Roadster
    Question: Paul, or anyone, Do you know if the FFR power steering (that was supplied in 2017 era that Joel and I have) also has a Lower Rated Flow...
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    04-24-2019, 02:06 PM
    Ducky2009 replied to a thread Power Steering Leak in Roadster
    I originally had a problem with a major leak. Don't think that's what you are describing, but.... In case it is. The fitting "inside" the...
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    04-24-2019, 09:14 AM
    Way back in the last millennium, when I was about 14, I had a Cheetah slot car. I could never keep that thing on the track. Probably not quite the...
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    04-22-2019, 04:04 PM
    How about this? Run the brake line along the upper frame rail. They aren't the best photos, but these should give you an idea. This...
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Why am I here? I am focused on building a Roadster and need all the help I can get! Seriously, this is a new direction for me. I've been tinkering with anything mechanical for a long time, but never undertook a project like this. I can't wait!

Located in Wheaton, IL, about 25 miles due west of downtown Chicago. Day job: software sales.
Wheaton, IL
gardening, golf, lighthouses, outdoor model railroad
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Mk IV Roadster - #8650 - delivered 7-17-2015 - first start 7-28-2018 - first go-kart 10-13-2018: a work in (slow) progress
Complete kit / 2015 Coyote / TKO600 / IRS / Wilwood brakes / Mid-Shift mod / Power Steering / Heater and Seat Heaters / RT turn signal / Breeze radiator shroud and mount


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