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Old 03-18-2017, 01:21 PM   #251 (permalink)
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*Monday,Toyota said next day delivery for a $66 parking brake cable.I went ahead.
*'came in Tuesday,got it installed,and got everything ready for muffler and inspection.Also beat out some of the nose dents and replaced 3-sections of foam airdam.
*Wednesday,got new muffler/state inspection ($111),and registration ($76).And got the aero kit installed (including the new hood blister extensions),save for the belly pan.
*The charging system idiot light came on.
*Thursday morning I took the 4-pieces of belly pan to the car wash for a good cleaning.Got home and I demolished what was left of the rotted plywood surrounding the bedcover and got Spirit backed into the 'shop'.
*Friday I began fiberglassing the aerodynamic alterations to the bedcover,'til I ran out of material.'went to town,got cash,hit WalMart and got $66 worth of resin,glass cloth and mat.
*'picked up more masking tape this AM and will be ready to resume fiberglass Sunday.
*I'll ignore the charging system for awhile and use the Insight for commuting.It's easier on fuel anyway.
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Bam's quite the 'chef' as well! (he left me with goodies from his kitchen )

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Old 03-18-2017, 01:26 PM   #252 (permalink)
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*Monday,Toyota said next day delivery for a $66 parking brake cable.I went ahead.
*'came in Tuesday,got it installed,and got everything ready for muffler and inspection.Also beat out some of the nose dents and replaced 3-sections of foam airdam.
*Wednesday,got new muffler/state inspection ($111),and registration ($76).And got the aero kit installed (including the new hood blister extensions),save for the belly pan.
*The charging system idiot light came on.
*Thursday morning I took the 4-pieces of belly pan to the car wash for a good cleaning.Got home and I demolished what was left of the rotted plywood surrounding the bedcover and got Spirit backed into the 'shop'.
*Friday I began fiberglassing the aerodynamic alterations to the bedcover,'til I ran out of material.'went to town,got cash,hit WalMart and got $66 worth of resin,glass cloth and mat.
*'picked up more masking tape this AM and will be ready to resume fiberglass Sunday.
*I'll ignore the charging system for awhile and use the Insight for commuting.It's easier on fuel anyway.
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The meetup with BamZipPow was great.Dark Shadow is more impressive than ever!
Bam's quite the 'chef' as well! (he left me with goodies from his kitchen )
yes, the truck sits here too, unless it is needed. Beetles do the most driving
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Yay for Beetles.

I decided to adjust my valves (I even bought a new feeler gauge). The #1 exhaust lost adjustment immediately, in the distance from my carport to the street. So I put it up on the ramps and readjusted and tightened it.

I took the recycling to the Central Processing Facility in Glenwood (2-3 miles) and it happened again. But this time it was the #1 intake. I ran both lock-nuts over a flat file and reinstalled them, and since then I've made a run upriver.

I'll check them again soon-ish and file the other three cylinder's lock nuts. Out of pocket six bucks for the feeler gauge, that's about all the expense I can handle.
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l'il update

I'm still working on the driver's side aero shell side fairing.I've got it completely defined and one layer of glass and mat.
I'll pickup more glass on the way home today and get back into it tomorrow.
It's gonna look very much like this CFD/road-tested cap,designed by a US NAVY Captain,in his Master's Thesis,sent to me by Bondo.


It will better allow for Morelli's 'ring-vortex' phantom tail phenomena.

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