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Re: Engine out

To: Frank Clarici <spritenut@Exit109.com>, spridgets@autox.team.net
Subject: Re: Engine out
Date: Sun, 23 Jun 2002 20:59:47 -0400
References: <3D13E202.705A1FA1@exit109.com>
Frank, is the speedwell nose done?  You must have checked up on it daily to
get it fixed so quikly.

Dan Walters
'63 sprite
Brick, NJ

----- Original Message -----
From Frank Clarici <spritenut at Exit109.com>
To: <spridgets@autox.team.net>
Sent: Friday, June 21, 2002 10:33 PM
Subject: Engine out

> Tonight I took my engine out. It took me 45 minutes because it took time
> to remove the Speedwell nose and all the wiring.
> I put my new aluminum flywheel on it, cleaned it, changed the water pump
> and painted it up. If it wern't for the paint being still tacky, it
> would be back in.
> I found the worst ring gear I ever saw and it still worked fine.
> Missing 8 teeth, another 12 or so were so far smashed, it's a wonder the
> starter had anything to catch.
> this engine is out atleast once a year, the ring gear looked OK last
> year. I guess it's a bad starter eating it up. So I cleaned and painted
> a starter too, detailed the alternator (all apart and painted) Powder
> coated a few bits for under the bonnet, and have to devise a quick
> release plug for my wiring on the Speedwell nose. maybe next time on the
> wiring.
> --
> Frank Clarici
> Toms River, NJ
> http://www.exit109.com/~spritenut

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