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Re: geez.. will i ever get rid of that \"newbie\" title?
nope.. it's in my garage... actually, i've been pickin' away at it all week. there's a leak in the exhaust just before the resonator. i think i'm just gonna slop some muffler cement on that. there's a tiny hole on the pass. side floor right on the seem of the rocker. i don't have access to a welder. so i'm gonna rivet a piece of sheet metal temporarily, i'll tar it up good though. And i think that's all she needs for a safety... hopefully!
The rocker panels are pretty shot from underneath. i haven't dared to take the stupid plastic panels off yet! I fear the same problem with the rear corners due to those bumper tips... and under the fender flares is prolly a mess too.
But the worst part looks to be where the windshield and the cowling meet in the corners. it doesn't look that bad, but when it rained a couple days ago i noticed rain coming in through there and landing on the pedals. it was coming in quite quickly too. i may be driving around with some body filler on my truck this winter.
oh... the choke is acting up. i know... it's supposed to rev high for a short while. but mine revs extra high, and for a long period of time... even when the engine is still hot! i can actually let off the clutch and drive around with no gas! i gave some good shots of carb cleaner, and today i pushed on a little gear that's attached to some kind of cam at the back of the carb. when i pushed it the idle went down a bit. and it idled normal after that. but it didn't seem permanent. actually... i'm gonna go start it again just to check if that did fix it.
WHOAAA!!! i wrote another novel, sorry.... once i get thinkin' and typin'...... i better say bye! later ray!
1987 LWB, stock (for now)