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    When Do You Wake UP?

    Only after my first mug of coffee! David
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    Too much heat coming through the firewall - what do you guys use as heat shielding?

    Feeling dumb but, there's a water valve to shut off the hot coolant going to the heater but, even though the valve is in the closed position, both the input and output hoses for the heater are the same temperature of approximately 140F after a run. Am I right in thinking that means the heater...
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    The Argument for More Roundabouts

    Do you want to try this one: David
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    Too much heat coming through the firewall - what do you guys use as heat shielding?

    LOL - no, no hood scoop thanks but you just made me think of another question. The car left the factory with no valance under the front end - like this: but a previous owner fitted a metal tray to mine to hide the visible suspension. Might it help cool the engine bay if I take it off? David
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    Too much heat coming through the firewall - what do you guys use as heat shielding?

    Thanks, everyone. Good suggestions. Has anybody tried this stuff on their headers or manifolds? https://www.heatshieldproducts.com/header-armor David
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    Too much heat coming through the firewall - what do you guys use as heat shielding?

    I am looking for something self-adhesive that can go on the engine side of the firewall. It's not for a specific Mopar, so I need something universal that comes in sheets or on a roll. I need to cover about 6 sq ft. I plan covering the areas closest to the exhaust manifolds, the large heater...
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    Kiwi Valiant is re-born Easter 2022 . . .

    Love it (- especially the hi-tech, industrial engineering on the barnfind engine test). Going to be a great driver. David
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    Never Seen A Scamp Like This Before

    Agreed. Needs to be done asap. David
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    People with Electric fans - how do you control them?

    Single adjustable thermostatic switch - the type that has a probe you stick between the vanes on the radiator. I also have a switch on the dash to turn the fan on manually. I plan adding a delay relay to run the fan for 3 minutes after engine shutdown too. David
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    360: timing/mixture/vac help needed.

    Thanks for the help, guys. Today I redid the timing and fitted limiters to the distributor. With vac plugged the car idles well in neutral at 900rpm with20BTDC timing and at about 750rpm in drive. The limiters are set to 14degrees. The mechanical advance starts at about 1100rpm and reaches...
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    360: timing/mixture/vac help needed.

    I haven't had a chance to get back to this and fit the limiters yet but I have a question: If the limiters stop the weights from moving as far out as the max. advance limit (hits limit of 24 degrees@2800rpm), does that mean that I should expect the new, lower advance limit to be reached at...
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    360: timing/mixture/vac help needed.

    Again, I was on my own and the set of alternate springs and limiters won't be here until the weekend but I thought I'd try a bit of advance today. Firstly, a total basic goof, I found the erratic idle was due to vacuum leak around the carb-to-manifold gasket. The nuts holding the carb down...
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    360: timing/mixture/vac help needed.

    Parts for distributor (springs and limiters) won't be here until the weekend but I'll try to set idle at higher advance tomorrow. I won't rev her up though. I'll let you gents know what happens. David
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