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  1. #101
    The Tornado LIVES!!!!!

    Pretty good amount of smoke until we got to operating temp.

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    But after a drive around the block and some time running, all was well!

    Last edited by 4SFED; 11-23-2013 at 04:13 PM.
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    Jake, a great story. I wouldnt touch anything, just keep it up to par. Congrats !
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  3. #103
    Glad to see "tornado" is running,,,,now you're happy,,,,, and so is "tornado'
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    ..and it sounds good, too. Congratulations, another milestone.
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    I am so with you on the progress ......

    Sympatico ! ! !
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  6. #106
    Ordered new plug wires, cap, rotor and a Pertronix Ignitor for the Tornado last weekend. The cap and rotor were pretty bad, and I hate screwing with points... so the Pertronix seems like the obvious solution. Will give it a try and see what happens.

    Going to order a set of 195/65-15 Bridgestone Pole Position tires pretty soon. Then, I will just have to wait for frozen tundra to melt.
    Jake
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    Installed the new cap, rotor, and wires this weekend.... also changed out the brake fluid and diff fluid. The diff fluid looked decent and there was very minimal metal on the magnetic drain plug. But, I was having difficulty shifting on the way to the shop. It didn't help changing the fluid and was the same going home so I guess this weekend's project will be looking at the linkage/coupling to see if that's worn. Anyone have any other suggestions?

    On the up side, it's running GREAT! And there isn't one bit of rust under the car... not even a little bit. I have one cylinder that seems to be weeping a little oil... not sure what that could be about, should it concern me?
    Jake
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  8. #108
    What do mean when you say "difficulty in shifting" ? The linkage is vague, or the synchros don't work well? One could mean bushings and adjustment, the other could mean the wrong gear oil. Where is the cylinder leaking oil from? near the head, near the case? No it shouldn't be cause for concern anyway.
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    The shifting issue is this: When I push the clutch in and pull the lever to change gear, the lever is resisting... kind-of "pops" out of gear... then it is a little hard to get into the next gear. Seems to be in all gears (except 4th which tends to go smoothly most of the time). Tends to be a little difficult to get into first gear in certain situations (after reversing, for example). I used 80-90w GL-5 for gear lube. Did I use the wrong oil? Are my syncros weak?

    The cylinder seems to be leaking from the base (close to the case). Oil is not dripping, but the case had oil on it under the cylinder... TIA for the help, Ed.
    Jake
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  10. #110
    Sounds to me like perhaps the clutch is not totally dis-engaging. The reason it is not as bad in 4th is because you are closer to a 1:1 ratio. Try adjusting the clutch and verify that your cable is not stretching or failing.
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