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[T3] Had a little fun today with Sophy...

<x-flowed>...sort of. What started out as a simple maintenance check, (check and adjust valves, check the plugs and points, etc.) turned into me pulling her engine. The valves were fine....had a couple that need slight tweaking to loosen them up just a bit. I was checking the plugs since I had discovered and replaced 3 out of the 4 resistor ends of the plug wires that had gone bad. The plugs all looked fine and only needed slight regapping. The problem came with #2. I couldn't get the spark plug socket onto the plug. Feeling through the hole in the tin revealed that the rod for the cooling flaps had fallen down against the plug. Oops. Fortunately, I had the spring in the system that caused the flaps to fail open so I never overheated the engine.

Since the only way to fix the linkage is to remove the tin on that side, I dropped her engine to make it easier. Turns out that the set screw in the barrel nut had come loose. Both the barrel nut and the set screw were sitting on the top of the cylinder head. I put it all back together and that is all set for now. I took the opportunity to check out some other things and clean up a few more.

Should be able to get the engine back in in the next day or two.

John Jaranson
'66 Square (Sophy)
'70 Fasty (Jane 2 - Type 3 Lead Sled wannabe)
'71 Fasty (Jane -parts car due to rust)

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