I need to figure out what is going on with the #3 intake valve. It is obvious something is wrong. First step is to remove the rocker arms Continue reading “Digging into the top end”
Month: April 2016
Chasing the miss
I am a lying liar who lies. Back in this post I said that the #3 cylinder had compression. But before tearing into the engine I decided to do a compression check on all the cylinders
I did a quick recon on the axles to see if I could ID them. From the shape I think they are Dana 30 axles. The front axle has some numbers stamped on it but they are badly rusted. The back is a little better. I found this stamped on the axle tube:
I have no idea what that means. I will have to research this and see. I kinda was hoping for a part number but that does match up.
The Jeepster runs!
I had most of the day today to work on the Jeepster and made very good progress. The first task was to figure out why the carburetor was flooding.
Getting ready to start the engine
I got home from work and decided to try and get the engine started. First thing I need is a gas tank. Here is mine!
Wiring problem resolved…
I decided to make it easier to get under the dash by removing the driver’s seat. Continue reading “Wiring problem resolved…”
A wiring problem, dammit.
So when I crawled under the dash the first thing I realized is that the wiring is a hot mess. Splices, odd connections, and in-line fuses everywhere. In fact this car does not have a fuse block at all. Everything is in-line or maybe not fused at all (cue sinister music here). This is going to be a serious task on the TODO list. Continue reading “A wiring problem, dammit.”
Working on the starter
With the starter on the bench I cleaned the terminals and set up a test. Anyone who has worked on a GM car for about the last 70 years has probably seen a Delco starter. Battery voltage goes to the big terminal. When 12V is applied to the “S” terminal the solenoid engages and the motor runs.
The Jeepster has now officially arrived at its new home. A friend of my Dad’s with a big pickup truck and bigger trailer hauled it up.