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PostSubject: Productive Day   Mon May 30, 2011 7:33 pm

Since the wife had to work and I had the day off.. got to work on the bug some

Got the new air cleaners on that I bought yesterday:



what a pretty shade of red...LOL (All they had)
But, when I was doing that, I brushed up against the dual carb linkage and realized one was loose.. so got that tighten back down and adjusted...WOW
What a difference driving it. It is not surging any more.. here I thought I had another issue with it.. always felt like it was surging when holding a steady speed. But between the new air cleaners and the linkage fix... crisp acceleration, steady smooth driving down the freeway and overall just a pleasant driving experience. Always makes me laugh when it is something small! (and glad)

Then on to the next small project:



Got the 62 - 67 tail lights sanded down and primerd. I found some new seals for these yesterday so got them all assembled and working! Got rid of those awful round blinker lights. I now have to do some body work, but I like the way the lights look a whole bunch better! So there you go Jimmy.. a dangling carrot for you.. I put the old lights in a bag with your name on it for when you get it driving! Thanks Dann for these.

Then I just dinked around on it all day.. was nice. Now to get to work on that new beam.. can't wait to get that in the car. Need to make a trip over to Eric's after work on day this week and grab the torsion bars and tie rods.. might be ready to put it in on Tech Day??????? (fingers crossed)

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PostSubject: Re: Productive Day   Mon May 30, 2011 7:35 pm

Brad, that looks soooo much better! Very nice!
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PostSubject: Re: Productive Day   Mon May 30, 2011 7:39 pm

No racing for pinks
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PostSubject: Re: Productive Day   Mon May 30, 2011 7:39 pm

did you oil your filters
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PostSubject: Re: Productive Day   Mon May 30, 2011 7:40 pm

You can install those popouts pretty quick
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PostSubject: Re: Productive Day   Mon May 30, 2011 7:44 pm

@ John... Huh?

@ Dave... no, am I supposed to?

@ Greg... Thanks! I likey

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PostSubject: Re: Productive Day   Mon May 30, 2011 7:48 pm

The oil traps the dirt from going into the motor. We use a K&N oil spray. Google reusable cotton air filter element. Something like that and maybe you can get other options on the oiling.
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PostSubject: Re: Productive Day   Mon May 30, 2011 7:48 pm

I thought you got popouts,at the show
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PostSubject: Re: Productive Day   Mon May 30, 2011 7:49 pm

Sounds good.. will pick some up this week

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PostSubject: Re: Productive Day   Mon May 30, 2011 7:49 pm

That was Sandy.. I already have them.

But yes, they are easy to install

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PostSubject: Re: Productive Day   Mon May 30, 2011 7:51 pm

I would get the kit it has a cleaner and an oil spray. It lasts for years.
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PostSubject: Re: Productive Day   Mon May 30, 2011 8:36 pm

I have a TON of K&N filter oil.

Quads in the sand: Soak the filters at night, oil them in them in the morning.

Daily routine when in the sand.

I do May's filters when I change the oil.

One of the more overlooked tasks when running a cotton or foam filter instead of paper.

If they were wrapped in plastic, they should be sticky and pre-oiled.

If the are not sticky, they may need oil.

I can drop some off somewhere this week if you need it.

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PostSubject: Re: Productive Day   Mon May 30, 2011 9:32 pm

Those tail lights look soooo much better!
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PostSubject: Re: Productive Day   Mon May 30, 2011 9:52 pm

hey, thank u... let me know when i can pick em' up! they look sweet, definitely looks better! jocolor
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PostSubject: Re: Productive Day   Mon May 30, 2011 10:16 pm

@ Eric.. Thanks!

@ Jimmy.. When you can drive your bug they are yours....LOL. just a little motivation. When ever we know we will be meeting up next. I will throw them in the car. They will look a lot better on your bug than mine.

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PostSubject: Re: Productive Day   Mon May 30, 2011 11:58 pm

You should thank Kyle Brad. He picked those up at a show a few months ago.

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PostSubject: Re: Productive Day   Tue May 31, 2011 1:13 am

well then..

Thank you Kyle!

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PostSubject: Re: Productive Day   Tue May 31, 2011 1:32 am

Air filters:

I just thought of this.

When I clean my K&N filters, they turn white from washing the old oil from the filter.

Then when I spray the new oil on the filter, then turn the reddish color again.

The oil is what gives the filter its red color.

Anyways, if they are K&N filters, the fact that they are red means they are oiled...

I would still check yo see if they are sticky...

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PostSubject: Re: Productive Day   Tue May 31, 2011 6:32 pm

You should oil them. If you don't have K&N oil you can brush clean 30W on them as an alternative.

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PostSubject: Re: Productive Day   Wed Jun 01, 2011 6:04 pm

You can clean them with Dawn (gently)
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PostSubject: Re: Productive Day   Wed Jun 01, 2011 6:50 pm

I have always used Simple Green to clean them. Dawn is a good idea Dave. Screw it, just throw them in the dishwasher.

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PostSubject: Re: Productive Day   Wed Jun 01, 2011 7:41 pm

You guys are killing me...

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PostSubject: Re: Productive Day   Wed Jun 01, 2011 8:01 pm

Any mild greece cutting detergent should do the job. Just dont ost high water pressure to rinse.
Brad is on a budget he has like 15 kids
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PostSubject: Re: Productive Day   Wed Jun 01, 2011 8:06 pm

Yea, but all he has to do is tell me where and when.

Like I said, I have TONS of K&N oil and cleaner.

But hey, whatever works....

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PostSubject: Re: Productive Day   Wed Jun 01, 2011 8:08 pm

Maybe Robin does not want you around.
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