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Old 06-24-2012, 02:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Jadz928 View Post
Note: Fuse #2 (16A) is for the aux lamps (highbeam only) and #34 (8A) is for rear foglamp.
This is for Euro/RoW only, and is shown as "open" in the US owners manual.

Funny thing is I couldn't find these circuits in any wiring diagram publication I have.
They are in '78 MY ROW diagram. I have most of the diagram in 26 separate jpeg scans but its all in german.
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Old 06-24-2012, 11:05 PM
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Default She runs again!

Not terribly eventful since it was just running a few months ago...

But it's always nice to hear it run!

Next up, timing belt. But I'm going to drive it first.



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Old 06-24-2012, 11:16 PM
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I prepared the door panels and armrests today. Patched the speaker holes, recarpeted, then reinforced the armrest with brackets. These armrest brackets are the best, and a great value!

Did the whole project for $120, including the brackets, sliverknit carpet, and raw materials.









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Lookin' good Jim! Well done!
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Old 06-30-2012, 08:52 PM
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Lookin' good Jim! Well done!
Thanks James! I always appreciate the support. Keeps me going.

I know this stuff is not the most entertaining but it will be good for the next owner to know what was done to the car.
Plus other DIY'rs may find some things helpful.

PS Thanks for the fact check and proof last night!
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Once again curious on your adhesive choices on the door project?
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Once again curious on your adhesive choices on the door project?
I used epoxy to glue the ABS filler pieced to the door panel, silicone adhesive for the door pockets, and 3M spray adhesive for the carpet.

The silicone adhesive is more than adequate for the pocket panels. They were stapled in before, and had failed. Keep on mind, the pockets are also hung to the door with with two fasteners, along with the door panel.

I'm a design engineer by trade, and I prefer not to over-engineer for the sake of it. The best and strongest adhesive in the world may not be always be the right coice for any given application.
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Great job Jim!!
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Took #579 out for a mild flogging on a short tank of gas with the Techron.

Came back home and picked up my little girl Quinn, for an easy drive around the neighborhood. She likes to sit in the "big girl" seat.

I asked her if she saw anything different with the older car (compared to my S4 which she knows well), and she talked about how the seat belts were different, also noticed the vanity mirror above the sunvisor. Very observant!

So we were puttering along, and the car began to sputter. I asked, "Do you heard anything weird?" She said she heard a noise that sounded like a monkey (something groaning from the back). The car stalled.

Started it back up, and she still heard monkeys. I asked her what might be wrong? She replied, "Maybe you are out of gas."

We coasted into my driveway. Kids are smart!

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Car is looking great Jim.
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Originally Posted by Jadz928 View Post
Took #579 out for a mild flogging on a short tank of gas with the Techron.

Came back home and picked up my little girl Quinn, for an easy drive around the neighborhood. She likes to sit in the "big girl" seat.

I asked her if she saw anything different with the older car (compared to my S4 which she knows well), and she talked about how the seat belts were different, also noticed the vanity mirror above the sunvisor. Very observant!

So we were puttering along, and the car began to sputter. I asked, "Do you heard anything weird?" She said she heard a noise that sounded like a monkey (something groaning from the back). The car stalled.

Started it back up, and she still heard monkeys. I asked her what might be wrong? She replied, "Maybe you are out of gas."

We coasted into my driveway. Kids are smart!

love the story....brought a smile to my face
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Default Easiest timing belt ever...

Wow, these early cars are SO much easier to work on!

TB teardown took 1.5 hrs. Cleaning took 3 hrs.

Would've got it back together, but decided the cam seals need replacing. Quite a mess of oil coming down the sides.

Pretty cool that the tensioner, roller and belt can all be removed without removing the balance and pulleys.

Best news is the water pump is fairly new!

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Car looks GREAT Jim and I LOVED the story!
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