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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-21-2021, 02:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 772
Posted By matt b
AWRS, they come to you. But that may need more...

AWRS, they come to you. But that may need more than they can do.
Forum: projects & restorations 10-25-2021, 08:02 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 28,847
Posted By matt b
I thought you could use a 140 rally clusters in...

I thought you could use a 140 rally clusters in these, is that not the case ?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-06-2021, 04:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,286
Posted By matt b
I was about to recommend it too. POR-15 will...

I was about to recommend it too. POR-15 will eventually come apart. The most important thing though is the prep. Bill Hirsch has a couple of recommended steps before the sealer is used and I think...
Forum: projects & restorations 07-23-2021, 03:44 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 348,782
Posted By matt b
Nicely done, they look great and I'm really happy...

Nicely done, they look great and I'm really happy someone finally spent the time and effort (and $$$$$$$) to make it work. Looks killer.
Forum: projects & restorations 05-17-2021, 11:09 PM
Replies: 876
Views: 486,881
Posted By matt b
Solid choice of gauges, I love what you're doing...

Solid choice of gauges, I love what you're doing with this car.
Forum: projects & restorations 04-18-2021, 05:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 28,887
Posted By matt b
Good job, that's no small undertaking. Especially...

Good job, that's no small undertaking. Especially without access to lifts, rolling tables, frame jigs, etc....
Forum: projects & restorations 04-11-2021, 07:41 PM
Replies: 288
Views: 348,782
Posted By matt b
Looks good! Glad you did the vent windows, keep...

Looks good! Glad you did the vent windows, keep that water out of your door and the cabin!

Seeing your car really makes me want to have another Amazon.

What's your altitude ? 45's seems like a...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-06-2021, 11:15 PM
Replies: 338
Views: 330,904
Posted By matt b
Get a ceramic coated 4-2-1 header from VP. Pricey...

Get a ceramic coated 4-2-1 header from VP. Pricey but oh so nice......
Forum: projects & restorations 04-06-2021, 11:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 28,887
Posted By matt b
Ouch, that's extensive! We're supposed to do that...

Ouch, that's extensive! We're supposed to do that to an early P1800 at the shop in June and I'm dreading it. How many hours do you have into the repair so far ? Have you tried hanging some of the...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-10-2021, 10:12 AM
Replies: 686
Views: 585,508
Posted By matt b
How stable is that body cart ? Do you worry about...

How stable is that body cart ? Do you worry about a kid pulling down on the rear of the car and making it tip or is it more stable than that ?

I'm thinking of building some for the P1800's we...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-20-2021, 11:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,984
Posted By matt b
Now I understand your message!! I just shot you a...

Now I understand your message!! I just shot you a quick PM
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-16-2021, 07:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,984
Posted By matt b
I'll sell you my california car cover made for my...

I'll sell you my california car cover made for my last Amazon.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-01-2021, 05:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,442
Posted By matt b
Given enough darts, even a monkey can hit a...

Given enough darts, even a monkey can hit a bull's eye. I can't take much credit, I just had similar nuts in my hands when I assembled a front end for an 1800S.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 01-01-2021, 11:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,442
Posted By matt b
They remind me of the nuts needed to adjust tie...

They remind me of the nuts needed to adjust tie rods, did you do anything with those ? Are they both right hand thread ?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-20-2020, 12:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,214
Posted By matt b
Didn't realize you were that young John.

Didn't realize you were that young John.
Forum: projects & restorations 12-18-2020, 11:26 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 123,484
Posted By matt b
Man, now I want to hear it run! What's holding...

Man, now I want to hear it run! What's holding you up, is it still the fuel delivery ?
Forum: projects & restorations 12-17-2020, 10:08 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 115,281
Posted By matt b
Very cool. Are you leaving the roof as-is and...

Very cool. Are you leaving the roof as-is and just painting the body ? Are you going to match the existing paint or just start from scratch ? Nice work on the engine, these are great engines when...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 12-09-2020, 10:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,377
Posted By matt b
Don't use that, just use liquid nail. VP...

Don't use that, just use liquid nail. VP basically sells the Swedish version of liquid nail as their dash pad adhesive.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-30-2020, 08:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,413
Posted By matt b
I ended up at my local...

I ended up at my local generator/starter/alternator repair shop (Luna Industries) and asked them to tell me how to wire it. Red needs to be hooked up to the post with the black diode on top of it...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-29-2020, 08:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,413
Posted By matt b
Thank you! Wiring is perfect on this car, so not...

Thank you! Wiring is perfect on this car, so not worried about the ignition coil.

Hopefully I can finally run this car this week, it's been one delay after another these past 2 weeks.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-29-2020, 06:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,413
Posted By matt b
Looks like I may have found an alternator here,...

Looks like I may have found an alternator here, supposedly compatible with a B18 or B20. It doesn't fit the existing mounting hole for an alternator on the block (sits too far forward), but I have a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-29-2020, 11:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 6,396
Posted By matt b
I don't think that's normal wear at all, no. But...

I don't think that's normal wear at all, no. But I wonder how much of it is due to what just happened to your engine. Is the rod bent too ?

What are you running for an alternator ? I don't...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-26-2020, 10:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,413
Posted By matt b
One wire ones are easy to do, and I don't want to...

One wire ones are easy to do, and I don't want to do that. I want to retain the charging light as a feature, for example.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-26-2020, 08:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,413
Posted By matt b
Alternator options for an 1800S

Wiring isn't my strong point and I want to be careful not to melt wires here.

B18 in a 63 1800S, with stock wiring. Currently running a generator but I need to switch to an alternator due to...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 11-26-2020, 10:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,211
Posted By matt b
Don't use brake fluid to loosen that thing, just...

Don't use brake fluid to loosen that thing, just stick to PB Blaster and heat.

I can't say this enough: contact Eric (Planetman) and get the parts you need from him. You'll know you'll be getting...
Forum: projects & restorations 10-27-2020, 10:02 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 57,773
Posted By matt b
Excellent, I'm glad the beast lives on and looks...

Excellent, I'm glad the beast lives on and looks as good as it will run with a good tune. Whos' tuning it this time around ? Aaron again or someone else ?
Forum: projects & restorations 10-26-2020, 04:19 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 57,773
Posted By matt b
Now hurry up and park it inside. You have the...

Now hurry up and park it inside. You have the only remaining dash/airbag cover that's not warped.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-19-2020, 05:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,723
Posted By matt b
Cleaning up all the connections on your harness...

Cleaning up all the connections on your harness and replacing the dash bulbs should take care of the difference in brightness.

I'd check the inside of the dash for rust, they can have rust in the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-15-2020, 12:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,723
Posted By matt b
No, not the dash cap. Ther fascia, the part below...

No, not the dash cap. Ther fascia, the part below where there's a patch to cover a previous hole. 1800S' use 3 pieces of it.

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Forum: projects & restorations 10-15-2020, 11:38 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 115,281
Posted By matt b
Low compression wouldn't cause a high idle, but...

Low compression wouldn't cause a high idle, but as others have said: an air leak definitely will. Is the linkage returning fully, right away or is it a little sluggish ?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-14-2020, 11:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,723
Posted By matt b
You can try to contact Nick at Nick Tarlton...

You can try to contact Nick at Nick Tarlton International about the dash fascia. It's easy to find good used ones since they were used for so many years. I have entire dashes here (with the upper and...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-11-2020, 02:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,479
Posted By matt b
Both my V70R and the last Amazon I had had...

Both my V70R and the last Amazon I had had California Car Covers. I still use the Amazon one on a P1800 when I have to move one outside and don't want to leave it in the sun. You can choose your...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-30-2020, 10:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,757
Posted By matt b
Be careful removing the old stuff, I'm not...

Be careful removing the old stuff, I'm not entirely sure that it doesn't contain asbestos.

The way the headliners mount, you have room for something as thick as ¼ inch, which gives you endless...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-29-2020, 07:03 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 27,523
Posted By matt b
I can donate a spare cluster to your endeavor if...

I can donate a spare cluster to your endeavor if you just cover shipping. I have 3-4 sitting on a shelf and could part with one if you want to yank parts out of it. All of them have a functioning...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-24-2020, 07:02 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 27,523
Posted By matt b
Bill Hirsch makes an excellent chemical for that....

Bill Hirsch makes an excellent chemical for that. I don't like the POR-15 stuff, lots of stories of it coming off within 1-2 years of being applied.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-24-2020, 10:44 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 27,523
Posted By matt b
The pump should have two small rubber diaphragms...

The pump should have two small rubber diaphragms that suck and push the fuel through the filter and onto the carbs. They're a b*tch to replace but I would expect them to be shot if the car sat for...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-20-2020, 06:05 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 27,523
Posted By matt b
Off topic, but John have you thought about taller...

Off topic, but John have you thought about taller stacks for your Webers ? Just so you're not pulling air quite as close to the headers as you are now ? I doubt it would make a big difference, but...
Forum: showroom 09-20-2020, 05:59 PM
Replies: 9,729
Views: 5,350,807
Posted By matt b
Thanks, cut and buffed the paint and will give it...

Thanks, cut and buffed the paint and will give it a final shine in a month or so once it's fully assembled.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-18-2020, 09:57 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 122,894
Posted By matt b
Very cool of you to share the whole build. I love...

Very cool of you to share the whole build. I love the finished product. Well worth the effort, I imagine.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-15-2020, 10:41 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 119,999
Posted By matt b
WHat are you using for a panhard bar ? Looks...

WHat are you using for a panhard bar ?
Looks good, the dyed carpet looks like it was always black. Loving the progress.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-05-2020, 01:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,506
Posted By matt b
Exactly. Any other method based on old paint...

Exactly. Any other method based on old paint codes, without knowing the type of paint used, and unable to factor in sun fade will yield poor results.

Polish (and really make it shine) the whole...
Forum: showroom 09-04-2020, 09:37 AM
Replies: 9,729
Views: 5,350,807
Posted By matt b
Painted my 63 yesterday. Assembly starts next...

Painted my 63 yesterday. Assembly starts next week

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Forum: projects & restorations 09-04-2020, 09:26 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 51,849
Posted By matt b
Looks clean and very well executed. Did you...

Looks clean and very well executed.

Did you catch that your vent hose from your filler cap has a deep cut in it ?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-01-2020, 10:31 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 20,499
Posted By matt b
Man.... That thing is crusty. I'd get that thing...

Man.... That thing is crusty. I'd get that thing towed out of the garage and cut my losses. Either have a shop go over the car to make sure you're not throwing good money after bad, or just find a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-28-2020, 06:37 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 20,499
Posted By matt b
Leverage is going to be key in all this....

Leverage is going to be key in all this. Hopefully you find a way to raise the car safely so that you can crawl underneath it and use a long breaker bar.

That thing has been fighting you tooth...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-26-2020, 12:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,033
Posted By matt b
End links make that very noise you're describing...

End links make that very noise you're describing and will typically not have any other issues. Bushings would have some weird shifting happening as well, if they're really bad you can feel it in the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-26-2020, 12:27 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,787
Posted By matt b
My first 3 Amazons had the generic option and...

My first 3 Amazons had the generic option and worked fine. If you're not worried about authenticity, OEM blah, blah, blah, I'd recommend going that route.

I can't find a picture of it, but my 65...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-24-2020, 11:56 AM
Replies: 189
Views: 114,162
Posted By matt b
A little clean up and it will look good. Nice...

A little clean up and it will look good. Nice work, some panel work can be a giant pain in the butt.
Forum: projects & restorations 08-18-2020, 10:50 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 69,003
Posted By matt b
I meant to make a video of the steering wheel...

I meant to make a video of the steering wheel restoration process last week, but ⅔ of the way through the video I realized I was using a steering wheel that was so bent it would never be safe for...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-10-2020, 10:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,880
Posted By matt b
If nothing else, change your oil and see what it...

If nothing else, change your oil and see what it smells/looks like. Washing your cylinder walls with gas is going to ruin the engine.
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