Thursday, November 9, 2017
The 'two step' of progress
I had turned it over once before this video started so I missed the full effect of how hard it is to get it started.
I removed the air filters and discovered that these carburetors have been opened previously - I was under the impression that they were new carburetors.
In any event - I called the engine builder and we had a chat about how to diagnose the issues based on what we know and it was determined that the best method was to send them back to him for diagnosis. During the discussion, I requested an exchange with real Webers and he agreed...so in a couple of weeks, I should be installing brand new 40 IDFs.
I turned the carburetors upside down after I'd removed the fuel, dried them out and put them back together and it sounds like the float on one wasn't moving...just a guess though. Something wasn't right.
While they're gone I will focus on tidying up a few other loose ends.
The end result of this task is that I can roll the window up and down easily and I can lock/unlock the door using the key. I really need to rebuild the scrapers and replace the check rod buffer...I'm on the fence about going down that rabbit hole but I probably will because I have two weeks to improve something and smoothly operating doors/windows is a pretty nice thing.
I've got to get the horn bit worked out so I can get the button reinstalled and it doesn't look like a half-assed project.
After I noticed this - I spent way too much time looking at both doors and then trying to decide what I'll wind up doing when I restore the car - sound deadening panels (like Dynamat) or spray them with color coordinated bedliner? No one will see it but it would be nice if whatever is in there helps keep things quiet.
I posted these doors up for sale on a Facebook group tonight - they're probably priced higher than most are willing to pay. They're not a perfect match for Nigel but if they don't sell, I've also no problem with hanging on to them...no one will know they're not the correct doors (if I use them) unless they're a real Type 3 nerd...and let's face it - there aren't many of them left anymore.