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PostSubject: Re: Myles' '79 242 __ Honey Dijon   Thu Jun 24, 2010 12:15 am

s_r_c wrote:
Sweet.

Before they start calling me a fucking idiot on TB, about your tank buzzing:

My 79 did the exact same thing.
Check the wiring, starting at the fuel pump fuse (you should spin these somewhat frequently)
With a test light and voltmeter check the operation of the fuel pump relay
And follow that to the rear of the car, checking grounds in particular. Double check the + voltage to the in tank pump.

That's IF it's the same sound I'm thinking of, and it's not the speaker install.

good advice...i'll try chunking through this tomorrow and friday...where's the fuel pump relay?
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PostSubject: Re: Myles' '79 242 __ Honey Dijon   Thu Jun 24, 2010 12:31 am

Green relay hidden under the drivers side dash lower bolster.
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PostSubject: Re: Myles' '79 242 __ Honey Dijon   Thu Jun 24, 2010 12:36 am

s_r_c wrote:
Green relay hidden under the drivers side dash lower bolster.

righto....i guess it would suck if my pump went on the drive to CO
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PostSubject: Re: Myles' '79 242 __ Honey Dijon   Thu Jun 24, 2010 12:39 am

Yup. A spare fuel pump relay is something you just want to keep in the glovebox with one of these cars.
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PostSubject: Re: Myles' '79 242 __ Honey Dijon   Thu Jun 24, 2010 12:45 am

s_r_c wrote:
Yup. A spare fuel pump relay is something you just want to keep in the glovebox with one of these cars.

lol...sounds like a trip to the jy before i hit the road.
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PostSubject: Re: Myles' '79 242 __ Honey Dijon   Thu Jun 24, 2010 11:09 am

front poly, ball joints and tie rods on the way, along with some belts, hoses and a fuel filter...Honey-D's gettin hooked up! I just wantz my shocks and rear poly to arrive finally!
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PostSubject: Re: Myles' '79 242 __ Honey Dijon   Fri Jun 25, 2010 4:27 pm

seatz in! Very Happy

on and 1" front spacers on da way; don't tell anyone...my lil secret
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PostSubject: Re: Myles' '79 242 __ Honey Dijon   Sun Jun 27, 2010 10:14 pm

It was blisteringly hot today! After work, I decided that if I'm going to spend the day sweating, I'd give myself a good reason. I took the dog and we did hill climbs, running up and down the trails here in San Rafael. We ran till my lil bud couldn't hang any more; he was just too hot, dehydrated and exhausted, so we walked the short way home and I hosed him off in the driveway to cool down. Well, hosing him turned into hosing me, and bathing him, which got me stoked to detail the car and clean out the garage.

In any case, the quick wash and detail gave me an excuse to take pics of my freshly washed Honey-D and show off the new buckets. As always, enjoy...






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PostSubject: Re: Myles' '79 242 __ Honey Dijon   Tue Jun 29, 2010 12:01 am



Had a 'lil more fun with fit today. Very Happy

After a brutal day at the shoppe, and in the heat, I was pleasantly surprised by two deliveries...




"Tested on the Nurburing Nordschleife" so you know there good...



Didn't get to the shocks but dove right in and mounted those spacers. All it took was 15 minutes and a rubber mallet to roll the front fender lips; why couldn't the rears have been this easy...





850 bumper angle...



I even figured out how to mount the BBS centers, three of them, at least...


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PostSubject: Re: Myles' '79 242 __ Honey Dijon   Tue Jun 29, 2010 12:07 am

How big are the spacers, front and back?

Bilsteins. I want.
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PostSubject: Re: Myles' '79 242 __ Honey Dijon   Tue Jun 29, 2010 12:47 am

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How big are the spacers, front and back?

Bilsteins. I want.

1" in the front and 1-1/4" in the rear...not small.

i can't wait to feel the billy's... cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Myles' '79 242 __ Honey Dijon   Tue Jun 29, 2010 1:11 am

Yeah. Not small.

Finally caught up a little bit, got 25/22 sways on.
Pickin' away at it; but they way my car is going, a little lower will come in the future.
Drove a 242 a while ago on the IPD/TME springs w/ Billies in front.
I can't say I mind it.

Hope hella sunk isn't a term of derision, I like my turning radius.
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PostSubject: Re: Myles' '79 242 __ Honey Dijon   Tue Jun 29, 2010 1:26 am

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...I like my turning radius.

man please....rollin fenders is my new thing. got these so clean, took it for a cruise and there was Zero rub, lock to lock or in it's suspension travel. i like the stance right now...i'm sittin hellaflush up front, and it's a nice, subtle tuck in the back. not a fan of the rake a lotta guys like to run, in order to clear wide wheels.

damn dude...if there's one 244 i'd love to see with hellalow offset black center BBS RS's, it's yours. get urs low and go wide!
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PostSubject: Re: Myles' '79 242 __ Honey Dijon   Tue Jun 29, 2010 2:00 am

Pshaw. I'm just waiting for you to score 17"s so I can buy those BBS off of ya.
That'll about finish off the little 80s theme over here.
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PostSubject: Re: Myles' '79 242 __ Honey Dijon   Tue Jun 29, 2010 2:09 am

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Pshaw. I'm just waiting for you to score 17"s so I can buy those BBS off of ya.
That'll about finish off the little 80s theme over here.

haha, those 17" better be TIGHT!

actually wouldn't mind a set of fwd 17's from the wide body s70's



i'll be sittin on these for a lil while longer...
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PostSubject: Re: Myles' '79 242 __ Honey Dijon   Wed Jun 30, 2010 1:26 am



The Midnight Wrench...

Got to borrow my neighbor's Airplane Hanger, where he hides from his wife, his large tools, project Jeep XJ, our SPEC Miata project, and where I got to do a little suspension tuning on Honey-D. I just finished dropping her down after installing the Bilstein HD shocks!

So the shocks came yesterday, you saw that...



Thanks again to "Mr_Brick_Driver" for hooking me up on these. I just thought they should be properly cleaned before being installed in MY car...



One of the front boots isn't an original blue one. Oh well.



Before...



After...




Old garbage...



When I relieved the top nut on the old front shocks, the strut shaft just fell into the tube and had a lot of oil all over it. I compressed it by hand, which wasn't too difficult and it wouldn't rebound. I can only assume they were blown. Wow, what a difference these new shocks make! The difference feels like having gone from no suspension to Uber Sweet Master Tuned German & Swedish Engineered Suspension! The old rear shocks say BOGE...what is that?
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PostSubject: Re: Myles' '79 242 __ Honey Dijon   Wed Jun 30, 2010 2:06 am

Boge is the OEM replacement; someone took decent care of it before you got your mits on it, instead of going to Les Schwab.

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PostSubject: Re: Myles' '79 242 __ Honey Dijon   Wed Jun 30, 2010 10:31 am

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Boge is the OEM replacement; someone took decent care of it before you got your mits on it, instead of going to Les Schwab.


that's obvious...everytime I've changed or repaired somehting, I see that the old part was OEM or better. the owner before me had the car for a few months and bought it from a retired Marine (i think), some form of armed forces...so I guess he's anal about maintenance. lucky me. the old blown u-joint was GMB.

I think the rear BOGE's are okay but the fronts, i'm pretty sure are blown. not turning back now; Bill's Heavy Duty's are making me very, very happy.
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PostSubject: Re: Myles' '79 242 __ Honey Dijon   Sat Jul 03, 2010 1:03 am

Shot Down, Before my Safari Laughing



Why the laugh...well, I'm just glad it happened now than on Hwy 80, somewhere between Reno and Who Knows Where. The other day, I noticed a small coolant puddle underneath my car, but for the life of me, I couldn't figure out where it was leaking from. I assumed it was my heater core. Today I noticed a little more, and a drop coming from my sway bar...followed it up and still couldn't find it. Coolant level was a little low, so I topped it off. I started the engine and immediately noticed coolant slowly seeping from the water pump upper seal. I took it down and had it pressure tested and it held beautifully...Carlo said it would only leak when the car's cold, but since I drove it 10 minutes it was warm enough (to expand the gasket I assume) to stop the leak.

What to do, what to do? Handle my **** so there are no surprises for the next 3,000 miles. I scored a brand new GMB water pump with fresh a fresh gasket and seals for $65 at RPR in Albany...made it there just 10 minutes before closing; what kinda shop closes at 3?????? :e-shrug:

Luckily, I got my order of goodies from FCP today, too...



Among fresh ball joints, tie rod ends, inner tie rods & boots, SuperPro front control arm bushings, and a Bosch fuel filter I got my order of matched Continental fan belts and all new radiator hoses.

I bit the bullet, and dove right in to get the new pump installed and install my new hoses and belts...



Must take care of the Carlsbad Yellow paint...



gross...



Carlo said there were a few stains on the pump and there was some shaft play...again, better safe than sorry.

I'm a little bummed I won't have time to handle the bushings, but that'll be a project for when I return. I still need to get poly trailing arm and panhard bar bushings.

Overall, the water pump swap was really easy; I've only changed a water pump once before, on my Heep and it was no more difficult. I guess I got some water in in the alternator, because when I fired it up after the install, the gauge cluster looked like this with all the lights flickering on and off...



It was kind of a bitch figuring out why there was a loud knocking sound accompanied by the gauge cluster problem. For the hell of it, I tried putting the timing belt cover back on and tightened the fan belts better and that seemed to solve the clicking and most of the flickering. It still flickered a bit, until then on my return home from my test drive, I rallied with a MKII Jetta, HellaFlush on same type BBS and my flicker went away. It was cool to see it cruise next to me...similar lines to the vehicle, sorta, especially with my 850 bumper...but the front ends look just as ostier with the smooth bumpers and single 7" round headlamps on black grilles.
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