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About Dirtyowlnumber4

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    Chevrolet S10, Cadillac DeVille, Datsun B210, VW Super Beetle
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  1. No collar, there was only the metal chunk that the old bearing was on. I tapped it on all the way and it seemed to be spinning fine. I thought maybe that fell off or wasn't on right, but if that was the case wouldn't the clutch be stuck on, not off?
  2. I did the release bearing and I was pressing the clutch every so often throughout the operation to make sure it was moving fine . I didn't replace that little brass bushing because I'm not sure where that goes.
  3. Hi I pulled my engine today and bolted a new clutch on but when i put the engine back in and turned it on its just making these crazy whizzing sounds and it wont engage. Everything looked okay when it went in and it feels fine to push but it wont do anything much. When I press the clutch and the engine is on it makes this crazy grinding sound. But It can just idle when its in gear. I was worried that the spindle coming out of the gearbox broke, I hope not I was pretty careful with it putting it in. Any other ideas? I am going to pull the engine again tomorrow but I just wanted to know what to look forward to.
  4. Yeah I figured. If I could get 4 or 5 psis of boost from it it might help the thing out a little otherwise it might make a neat noise
  5. I was thinking about this for the next engine upgrade. the supercharger like the one one on the toyota previa AISIN AMR500 Roots Supercharger think this would break anything?
  6. Where can you look for a better cam? I remember someone saying something about it somewhere but don't remember where.. sounded expensive My other idea is to saw a hole in the bonnet above the intake to get some cool air on it
  7. Thinking of putting a little turbo on the car, it isn't able to get enough air in with the weber so giving it more gas makes it a lot louder but no faster past a certain point. I had a few questions before i started; What is a good little turbo to look for that would be easy to find in a junkyard or something, and that could get jimmywhacked onto an a14? And i know turbos need intercoolers, but ive got an unnecessarily large radiator, would it be possible to drill some holes halfway down it for the turbo?
  8. No updates for a while, been poor & busy, but heres the old man today
  9. Ill tack a few go faster stripes on, but this ones mainly to hide the body rust.
  10. Yeah like I said when I have an indoor space and some money I'd like to be able to strip everything off and paint it nice, but right now all I've got are some paintbrushes and sandpaper. Just needed something to stop the rust. Probably adds a few hp too.
  11. More painting. Panels look like hot garbage but the body is starting to take on a good shine. 3 coats on, probably 2 or 3 more to go. I also got a rotary light for the top
  12. Its getting redder. Looks like an orange up close but with a few more coats and some sanding and polishing it should start looking better. The sprayer was using too much paint and wouldn't work in the cold (its always cold) so i started rolling it on.
  13. Might be hard to see in the pictures but there were quarter size rust spots every few inches on the hood, roof and boot lid. and one of the doors is basically all rust. I spent a while grinding it all off and trying too make it all smooth but I'm not sure where i put the pics. Where it wasn't rusted the paint buffed up well too. darn shame. Heres a pic of the door I haven't finished yet.
  14. Been looking for a garage to paint in for a while but couldn't find one so I've built a tarp tent for it It is going to be red. Not too pleased about it but that was the cheapest paint on amazon. Depending on how long it survives I'd like to strip it down to bare metal and paint it blue again with real auto paint and not rustoleum.
  15. All right i hotwired some stuff together and got things working ill just get some inline fuses and try to make it look halfway decent lol thanks chaps
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