All good advice except for the bit about removing the grille. All you need is
a 12 year old son to hold one side of the bolt after pretzeling his arm up
through the hole behind the valance but in front of the radiator support wall
and around the various braces and brackets while you loosen / tighten from the
engine compartment. Of course, many 12 year olds never really understand
exactly where they're supposed to hold it and sometimes don't quite grasp the
concept of holding pressure on it so you can actually turn the other end, but
they generally mean well when they are planning to take over the arduous task
of driving the car in about 4 years... Oh nevermind, you're right - take the
--- On Thu, 7/3/08, James Gruber <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
From: James Gruber <email@example.com>
Subject: [Spridgets] Getting things fixed
Cc: "Spridgets Digest" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Thursday, July 3, 2008, 1:27 PM
Air leak will likely be around throttle shafts on carbs. A little carb
sprayed on outide and around intake manifold will show you where there are
air leaks when engine is running. Idle speed change will happen when leak is
pinpointed. Keep that fire extinguisher handy just in case.
Bumper irons/frame does go up at the ends. Designed that way. Take the bumper
off, looks better without it on both Spridgets and BE's. They don't do
anything anyway in terms of crash protection.
Radiator 4 bolts gets it out. 2 of those bolts are absolute bastards to get
to. Water pump replacement, unless leaking/making nasty noises I'd lead
Close clearances in getting radiator out, be careful you don't run fan int
oradiator on removing. Some favor removing 4 fan bolts, can I even get them
out of there? to increase clearance. Can't remeber if I can get out.
nuts on fan shroud are a PITA and ofter are loose. Be sure to tighten
up/remove and replace with nuts you can put a wrench on.
Once you figure out the tricks, radiator can go in and out in a few
minutes. Toughest part is getting access to bolts. Removing the grille is a
You are subscribed as email@example.com
Support Team.Net http://www.team.net/donate.html