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Re: Rob's 1977 Fatty Camper

Postby Raj » Fri Mar 24, 2017 4:14 pm

What are your thoughts? Any noticeable difference bw now and pre rebuild?
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Re: Rob's 1977 Fatty Camper

Postby Glenn » Fri Mar 24, 2017 4:36 pm

Raj wrote:What are your thoughts? Any noticeable difference bw now and pre rebuild?

I bet it has 33% more power since it was running on only 3 cylinders before.
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Re: Rob's 1977 Fatty Camper

Postby MrBreeze » Fri Mar 24, 2017 6:25 pm

Glenn wrote:
Raj wrote:What are your thoughts? Any noticeable difference bw now and pre rebuild?

I bet it has 33% more power since it was running on only 3 cylinders before.


Make that 25%.

Yeah, it's a hell of a lot smoother, quieter and has a little more pep to it.
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Re: Rob's 1977 Fatty Camper

Postby Glenn » Fri Mar 24, 2017 6:28 pm

MrBreeze wrote:
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Raj wrote:What are your thoughts? Any noticeable difference bw now and pre rebuild?

I bet it has 33% more power since it was running on only 3 cylinders before.


Make that 25%.

Yeah, it's a hell of a lot smoother, quieter and has a little more pep to it.

It was 25% down on power but 3 cylinders and add 1 is a 33% increase.

Didn't you learn the "new math" back in the 70s?
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Re: Rob's 1977 Fatty Camper

Postby Tom » Fri Mar 24, 2017 7:19 pm

MrBreeze wrote:
Glenn wrote:
Raj wrote:What are your thoughts? Any noticeable difference bw now and pre rebuild?

I bet it has 33% more power since it was running on only 3 cylinders before.


Make that 25%.

Yeah, it's a hell of a lot smoother, quieter and has a little more pep to it.


Now I feel like we have to race . :D :D
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Re: Rob's 1977 Fatty Camper

Postby Glenn » Fri Mar 24, 2017 9:03 pm

Tom wrote:Now I feel like we have to race . :D :D

Anytime, I have my helmet ready.
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Re: Rob's 1977 Fatty Camper

Postby B MAN » Sat Mar 25, 2017 1:51 pm

spotted on Merrick&Stewart :)
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Re: Rob's 1977 Fatty Camper

Postby MrBreeze » Sat Mar 25, 2017 6:50 pm

Yup, that was me. Was heading to Philippine's Best so the wife could get some food she likes. It ran great today, was so nice to be driving it around.
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Re: Rob's 1977 Fatty Camper

Postby MrBreeze » Sat Apr 08, 2017 7:47 pm

Went to go out today and noticed a few drops of oil on the ground. Stopped by Tony and we discovered the valve cover gasket was deformed. Again. Must be something with the valve cover, it's the only thing not new there. Slapped a little bead of silicone on a new gasket and good as new. I'll order a new cover for next time. While it was up on the lift we looked at the clicking sound I've been hearing. Boots on both rear axles are shot, so I told him to order new axles and boots and we'll get that taken care of.

All in all it's been running really well, about 300 miles in so far. Heading to the CJVW Air Raid tomorrow,
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Re: Rob's 1977 Fatty Camper

Postby MrBreeze » Fri Aug 04, 2017 6:52 pm

Strange.

A few weeks ago on the way back from camping, my brake pedal went about 3/4 to the floor for the whole ride home. Turns out the master was leaking, so replaced it and everything was great.

Today I was on my way back from Bayshore and the pedal again went 3/4 down. Stopped at a store, went in for a little bit, came out. Started it up and the pedal has been working just fine since.

Taking it to NJ tomorrow so we'll se what happens. Just weird that it went down and then came back up like nothing had happened.

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Re: Rob's 1977 Fatty Camper

Postby B MAN » Fri Aug 04, 2017 7:41 pm

drums or discs?

similar happen to me that "bar" that goes across the shoes in rear had come loose,

kept driving on (was in riverhead when it happened) by the time i got home the bar had flopped loose and got chewed up

got a new arm put on the shoe, replaced the spring that attached to that "bar"... been goood since
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Re: Rob's 1977 Fatty Camper

Postby MrBreeze » Fri Aug 04, 2017 7:47 pm

Discs - front, drums - back

I'll see how it acts tomorrow and maybe sunday take a peek
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Re: Rob's 1977 Fatty Camper

Postby Tom » Fri Aug 04, 2017 7:53 pm

Sounds like you have a vacuum leak on the brake booster, tube that goes to the back of carb. In your case I think it goes to the air cleaner manifold.
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Re: Rob's 1977 Fatty Camper

Postby Glenn » Fri Aug 04, 2017 8:21 pm

I miss the monkey.

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Re: Rob's 1977 Fatty Camper

Postby MrBreeze » Sat Aug 05, 2017 5:36 am

Woke up, saw the rain and decided to leave the camper home. I'll take a look at it tomorrow.
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Re: Rob's 1977 Fatty Camper

Postby B MAN » Sat Aug 05, 2017 6:26 pm

Tom wrote:Sounds like you have a vacuum leak on the brake booster, tube that goes to the back of carb. In your case I think it goes to the air cleaner manifold.



1977 has that?!
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Re: Rob's 1977 Fatty Camper

Postby ObnoxiousBlue » Sun Aug 06, 2017 2:50 pm

Tom wrote:Sounds like you have a vacuum leak on the brake booster, tube that goes to the back of carb. In your case I think it goes to the air cleaner manifold.


Neg. there's a T fitting off the manifold. They're shitty rubber and by now most are cracking and splitting. I'll bet that's part of your issue. There is a plastic tube that comes up from the booster through the drivers side firewall to a pressure check/one way valve, then goes into the T. The other end of the T goes up to the deceleration valve.
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Re: Rob's 1977 Fatty Camper

Postby MrBreeze » Wed Aug 23, 2017 5:34 pm

Just got new seat stand mats that attach in the front of the front seats. Anyone know how they stay there? Glue?

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Re: Rob's 1977 Fatty Camper

Postby MrBreeze » Wed Aug 23, 2017 5:36 pm

Oh yeah, about the brake pedal thing.

Current theory is an air bubble. Happened again this past weekend and after I pumped them a few times, pressure came back and stayed back again. Tony's "bleeding the shit out of them" and we'll see how that goes.
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Re: Rob's 1977 Fatty Camper

Postby elrockk » Wed Aug 23, 2017 6:15 pm

on the brake issue i agree with bman on the bar or some other mechanical piece flopping around. air in the system doesnt come and go like that
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Re: Rob's 1977 Fatty Camper

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Re: Rob's 1977 Fatty Camper

Postby ObnoxiousBlue » Wed Aug 23, 2017 7:53 pm

MrBreeze wrote:Just got new seat stand mats that attach in the front of the front seats. Anyone know how they stay there? Glue?

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Remove the seats, and the old matts. Use a degreaser to remove any loose glue or pieces of the foam from the old matts. Around the door jamb, following the contour of the wheel arch there is a pinch seam. Open it up gently with a flat head - don't over do it. Dry fit or once so you know where to trim (yes, you will need to trim) then use 3M Super 77 spray adhesive on the underside of the rubber matts as well as on the seat stands. Then lay them into place. Slip the rubber lip into the pinch seam and use a rubber mallet to hammer it in place.
Realize that the matts aren't meant for a camper with the swivel so you will have to cut some decent material away on the passenger side to get it to fit. I just did mine a few weeks ago. They were sitting in a box for months.
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Re: Rob's 1977 Fatty Camper

Postby ObnoxiousBlue » Thu Aug 24, 2017 11:24 am

Also... Rob, I have a set of brake levers if you need them.
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Re: Rob's 1977 Fatty Camper

Postby MrBreeze » Fri Aug 25, 2017 4:25 pm

Ding ding, we have a winner! Rear brakes it is/was. While it's in I'm changing to an electronic ignition, maybe that will stop my intermittent pause problem.

Should be all set for Flanders.
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Re: Rob's 1977 Fatty Camper

Postby MrBreeze » Tue Aug 29, 2017 5:48 pm

Well, all new rear brakes and finally put in the pertronix that has been sitting on Tony's shelf for a few years. Brakes are good and it certainly seems peppier now.

We'll see how it behaves this weekend.
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