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  1. I'm sorry, but the 'still' at the beginning of this video makes my eyes water with thoughts of yet another enema......
  2. Before you play with the starter, check the solenoid. When the problem is occurring listen (or have someone listen) for the solenoid to 'click'. If you are touching it you may even feel it operate. Dirty connections are also a possibility 1 on the battery, 2 on the solenoid and 1 on the starter motor. All easy tests before you pull out a starter.
  3. Depends on how I drive. If Im 'having fun' I can 1/2 fill it in a couple of hundred miles. I'f I'm careful and sedate (boring!!)... none ITs a 302 with 4 barrel carby. It seems if I dont open the second set I dont blow oil. @ Vicfreg. I have all this stuff on my car and still blow oil. I've only had the car 15 months and there were other more pressing issues to attend: a new radio fix the fan speed controller, which lead to stripping the heater box to remove a rats nest- including mummified rats..... repair the heater demister controls replace the headlights rewire the headlights and install relays and fuses (so much wiring under the '69 dash is 'hot' so I added lots of fuses. Now I have all the major issues addressed I can continue chasing the oil blow-by. I intend to take it for a long run , 100 miles or so, add some oil detergent and drain the sump, then remove the sump, looking for anything that may be restricting oil paths. I TOTALLY agree that the crankcase ventilation you describe should eliminate blowby . Before installing the catch-can I had replaced PCV valve and oil-filler valve , to no noticeable affect.
  4. It had to come... Henry Ford meets IKEA.....
  5. We have seen the fall of the USSR... perhaps this is the beginning of the end of the USA. (as in United states...) 50 separate countries?
  6. Well, I put the Pony over my pit and checked from underneath. The holes are clearly visible under the rust proofing. Many, many thanks.
  7. pm sent with Tony's email address
  8. Or find an electronics enthusiast, fixing it is not difficult.
  9. Excellent advice. I have a pit so checking that is easy.
  10. Not a hole that you can see through but could be a small hole covered in rust-seal... there are similar marks on the other side.
  11. This pic makes the thing look really rusty... but there is not a sign of rust in this region. It is covered with a rust proof 'something' possibly a rubber paint - and dust, which may have filled in any small holes. I've had a 'dig-around' but not detected any holes. I'll have to use a fine spike and try again..... or make my own !! Many, Many Thanks for your advice and comments, why didnt I find this site 12 months ago???
  12. Tony is my 'second best mate' as I try to get this beast presentable. I will pass on your regards. There has been a liberal amount of rust prevention over EVERYTHING !! any holes may be sealed by that!... I'll grab a 'pick' and start poking, many thanks
  13. I bought mine on e-bay for under $30 Aust. It is well made , holds 600ml.. oh hell whats that in old English?... approx 1 pint I think. Easy to assemble and fit... had to make a bracket up to keep it vertical. I do have one minor problem that I caused myself. I wasnt paying attention to the assembly details and left out 2 small seals.... and it leaks a little. MIne is mounted between the battery and the wheel/suspension bulge. I have removed the dipstick (where all the oil was escaping under pressure) and connected a tube from dipstick to catch can.
  14. Now the revelation.... Have I been panicking over nothing ? Are these 4 bolts actually seat-belt mountings? it would make sense. There were no seat belts in the car when I bought it. Were they a standard fitting? If so, I will have to fit them to be 'legal' in South Australia. ... and the other conclusion based upon them being seat belt mounts... is that there are so seat-back bolt holes-- which would not be a problem as the back is secure once the bottom is in place. Your comments please?
  15. The bolts (4 of) that were in the unknown holes...
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