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  • Papa's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:19 AM
    Well, this thread 8s back and still no mention of Gas-N pipes? I switched from FFR to Gas-N and the sound difference is very noticeable, and in a...
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    08-20-2019, 09:51 PM
    Got a 10- pack of the red silicone ones from Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000FN0YLC/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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    08-20-2019, 12:51 PM
    The Speedhut resistor that their instructions refer to is a 4.7-10K Ohm, 0.25watt minimum. https://www.speedhut.com/instructions.i I can't find...
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    08-20-2019, 11:48 AM
    The Speedhut tach can accept several different tach signals, including an ECU signal after adding a provided resistor. I'm not sure how the...
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    08-19-2019, 10:14 PM
    Papa replied to a thread Paint is done in Roadster
    Nice work, Jeff! Does that mean mine gets color next? :p
    20 replies | 466 view(s)
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    08-19-2019, 09:57 PM
    Papa added 2 photo(s) to album Non-Build
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    08-19-2019, 08:39 PM
    I'm referring to the setting for the ignition type in your handheld. There is a screen called "RPM to Sniper/Ignition Type". You should select...
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  • Papa's Avatar
    08-19-2019, 05:07 PM
    Hey! At least that guy can reach the pedals and see over the dash.
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  • Papa's Avatar
    08-19-2019, 11:15 AM
    Okay. Next, in the setup wizard, what did you select for RPM to Sniper/Ignition Type?
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  • Papa's Avatar
    08-19-2019, 10:38 AM
    When you say you're using the Hyperspark ignition system, what components are you referring to? Is it just the distributor, or complete CDI coil and...
    25 replies | 309 view(s)
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    08-18-2019, 04:10 PM
    Ohms going to zero = no resistance = short circuit in your wiring somewhere. Check your wiring for those non-functioning gauges. Make sure you have...
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    08-17-2019, 08:56 PM
    Yep -- Had spark plugs on the brain the last few days.
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    08-17-2019, 08:00 PM
    Trust me on this one. Your tach gauge will work if you use the RF tach wire to the coil. I assume you have gauges provided by FFR; either Speedhut...
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  • Papa's Avatar
    08-17-2019, 07:49 PM
    Good progress, Pat. Keep pushing through the little issues and before you know it, you'll have it finished. Dave
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    08-17-2019, 02:28 PM
    For the tach, don't use the tach wire from the Sniper, use the RF tach wire that runs to the coil. The gauges that are pegged sound like a bad...
    25 replies | 309 view(s)
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    08-17-2019, 11:42 AM
    Papa replied to a thread Fuel Line questions in Roadster
    1-1/2 years on the car with no fuel smell, although that doesn't mean it won't come with more use. I've already made up my mind that if I do need to...
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    08-17-2019, 09:15 AM
    Papa replied to a thread Fouling Plugs ... Again in Roadster
    Thanks, This is what I suspect as well. Once I have the car back and legal, I plan to have it properly tuned on a chassis dyno. I'll have to...
    36 replies | 963 view(s)
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    08-16-2019, 09:26 PM
    Papa replied to a thread Fouling Plugs ... Again in Roadster
    No carb for me. I'll get this worked out eventually.
    36 replies | 963 view(s)
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    08-16-2019, 09:15 PM
    Papa replied to a thread Fouling Plugs ... Again in Roadster
    Here's the picture Jeff sent me: The plugs that came in the engine were a Champion plug, but I can't recall the specific number. When they...
    36 replies | 963 view(s)
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    08-16-2019, 06:20 PM
    Papa replied to a thread Fouling Plugs ... Again in Roadster
    I got a response from the builder. They agree that the short start stop cycles are probably what's causing the fouling and recommended a different...
    36 replies | 963 view(s)
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    08-16-2019, 09:04 AM
    Papa replied to a thread Fouling Plugs ... Again in Roadster
    Jeff pulled the plugs and they all look like they are covered in black soot. I'll get a picture posted when I get home this evening. I think step...
    36 replies | 963 view(s)
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    08-16-2019, 08:57 AM
    Papa replied to a thread Turn signal hole dimensions in Roadster
    2x4s are already an over-engineered solution. You could easily use 2x3s. The body only weighs about 100 lbs without the hood, trunk, and doors.
    6 replies | 159 view(s)
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    08-16-2019, 07:29 AM
    Papa replied to a thread Boss 427 Build in Roadster Build Threads
    Boyd, You've got a car to he proud of! Congratulations and nice job. Dave
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    08-15-2019, 08:45 PM
    Papa replied to a thread Wiring question in '35 Hot Rod Truck
    It's a common harness for the MK4 and the 33. On the MK4, we get to deal with the steering column plug that isn't needed. My guess is that you can...
    4 replies | 98 view(s)
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    08-15-2019, 04:38 PM
    Papa replied to a thread Turn signal hole dimensions in Roadster
    The simplest thing you can do is run a couple of 2x4 boards across the wheel arches, one front and one rear. Set a brace across the cockpit, front...
    6 replies | 159 view(s)
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    08-15-2019, 09:24 AM
    In the video tha FRR put together to introduce the 25th anniversary edition, they discuss that molded section of the dash as simply a convenient...
    11 replies | 791 view(s)
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    08-14-2019, 08:21 PM
    Papa replied to a thread No power? in Electrical - 289 FIA/USRRC
    Now that you've solved the problem, I don't need to start at the top of the typical troubleshooting list... "Is it plugged in?" :p Glad...
    5 replies | 192 view(s)
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    08-14-2019, 07:09 PM
    Papa replied to a thread Holley Sniper install in Type '65 Coupe
    Good call retaining the FAST throttle linkage bracket! I tried a couple of others and found that one to work best.
    2 replies | 193 view(s)
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    08-14-2019, 08:51 AM
    Papa replied to a thread Getting Ready for Delivery in Roadster
    I used two of the Sam's Club "Muscle Rack" shelving units for my build. Everything fit on them just fine with space to spare. You can see them in...
    20 replies | 1208 view(s)
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I'm retiring in January 2019 after 40 yrs in the workforce and am looking to build a MK4 Roadster with my Grandson...and whomever else wants to help! I'm a retired military officer and Army civil servant and am looking forward to spending my days building my car, being with family, and enjoying life outside of full-time employment.
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MK4 complete kit w/powder coated chassis, FFR power steering, 3-link solid Moser rear end w/ cast aluminum cover, low-back vintage racing seats, BluePrint 306 EFI, Forte hydraulic clutch, CNC triple reservoir, Breeze radiator mounts and fan shroud, Metco drive loop, Derale PS cooler.

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