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Re: BEN GRIMM 73' WESTY

Postby Glenn » Wed Feb 24, 2016 1:36 pm

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Re: BEN GRIMM 73' WESTY

Postby SUMTHING » Wed Feb 24, 2016 5:01 pm

Freshly Rebuilt, zero mileage, 1978-2 liter with hydraulic lifters
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Re: BEN GRIMM 73' WESTY

Postby SUMTHING » Tue Mar 15, 2016 2:57 pm

end of the week....
what week, he didn't say.....
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Re: BEN GRIMM 73' WESTY

Postby Glenn » Sat Mar 19, 2016 8:51 pm

So????
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Re: BEN GRIMM 73' WESTY

Postby SUMTHING » Mon Mar 21, 2016 11:08 am

NG....I haven't spoken to Tony yet, but she's bogging down when I go to step on the gas pedal and let out the clutch...bucks and stalls, sometimes I can catch it and she rev's up and I can get her going....went to start her up on Sunday no dice....and I mean nothing...turns over but wont start. He's going to blame it on the progressive carb, didn't have these issues before, but they are here now. either he adjusts the progressive and get's it running right, or if he doesn't want to fool with it, I'll buy IDF40's and hopefully never have to deal w/ issues in the cold again....
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Re: BEN GRIMM 73' WESTY

Postby Glenn » Mon Mar 21, 2016 11:58 am

Fuel or ignition.... My guess is fuel.
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Re: BEN GRIMM 73' WESTY

Postby Tom » Mon Mar 21, 2016 3:11 pm

Make sure the electronic choke is hooked up and that the butterfly isn't stuck closed. You may also want to make sure the rubber boots on the intake manifold are tight.
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Re: BEN GRIMM 73' WESTY

Postby SUMTHING » Wed Mar 23, 2016 9:13 am

Thanks Tom...
I'll check the choke and the butterfly valve...the boots on the intake are brand new, and I'll check them too...
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Re: BEN GRIMM 73' WESTY

Postby Tom » Mon Apr 04, 2016 6:36 pm

Any update ? Is Ben alive ?
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Re: BEN GRIMM 73' WESTY

Postby Glenn » Mon Apr 04, 2016 8:23 pm

SUMTHING wrote:went to start her up on Sunday no dice....and I mean nothing...turns over but wont start.

Dave did a "Mike".
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Re: BEN GRIMM 73' WESTY

Postby ObnoxiousBlue » Mon Apr 04, 2016 9:43 pm

Fucked up the timing?
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Re: BEN GRIMM 73' WESTY

Postby Glenn » Mon Apr 04, 2016 10:26 pm

Had it towed to GT, only to find it was out of gas.

D'oh
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Re: BEN GRIMM 73' WESTY

Postby Raj » Tue Apr 05, 2016 6:50 am

oh man..... thats the worse!
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Re: BEN GRIMM 73' WESTY

Postby Tom » Tue Apr 05, 2016 7:33 am

Ouch, that sux.
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Re: BEN GRIMM 73' WESTY

Postby ObnoxiousBlue » Tue Apr 05, 2016 10:20 am

Glenn wrote:Had it towed to GT, only to find it was out of gas.

D'oh


Yup, I've done that...

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Re: BEN GRIMM 73' WESTY

Postby Brown » Tue Apr 05, 2016 11:50 am

ObnoxiousBlue wrote:
Glenn wrote:Had it towed to GT, only to find it was out of gas.

D'oh


Yup, I've done that...

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That's an honest mistake, who would think to check the gas!! :shock:
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Re: BEN GRIMM 73' WESTY

Postby SUMTHING » Wed Apr 06, 2016 3:01 pm

Hey....
sorry about the time lapse...

Yeah so the story is, I picked it up and it's not 100%, if I went to engage the clutch the engine would take a nose dive and stall, but only under load. starting and idle is great....So i drive it home... and I park it. The next day I go to start it and she turns over but won't start. So I put my hand up and call to have Tony pick it back up. now I filled it up with gas before she sat Idle at my house over the winter and I only drove to Tony's to have him work on the car, so I thought I had plenty of fuel, but I guess between running it at the shop and the drive home, tank went dry. Just very odd that I shut it down in her parking spot and that was it...no more gas.

I still have to go and pick it back up.
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Re: BEN GRIMM 73' WESTY

Postby AoT » Sun Apr 10, 2016 4:06 pm

Was heading up island from out east this afternoon and got to see Dave and Ben Grimm cruising on Sunrise Hwy. Great to see them back on the road again.

Hope the bus is running good!!

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Re: BEN GRIMM 73' WESTY

Postby SUMTHING » Sun Apr 10, 2016 6:29 pm

Great to see you aud, putting some confidence miles on old Ben, thinking about dubs in the shrubs....
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Re: BEN GRIMM 73' WESTY

Postby Glenn » Sun Apr 10, 2016 7:20 pm

Don't forget to follow the engine builders recommended breakin procedures and service intervals.

I generally change the oil at 200, 500, 1000 and 3000 miles.

Oil is cheap, new engines are not.
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Re: BEN GRIMM 73' WESTY

Postby SUMTHING » Fri Dec 02, 2016 12:48 pm

WATER

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Re: BEN GRIMM 73' WESTY

Postby Tom » Fri Dec 02, 2016 2:05 pm




I replaced the pump in mine a long time ago and it is awesome to have running water. Just make sure every year you put 1/2 cup of bleach and fill the tank and then empty it and refill with water a 1/2 of apple vinegar and run that through. Don't want to get Legionnaires disease do you ?
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Re: BEN GRIMM 73' WESTY

Postby Glenn » Fri Dec 02, 2016 2:34 pm

Tom wrote:I replaced the pump in mine a long time ago...

I thought it was air cooled.
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Re: BEN GRIMM 73' WESTY

Postby SUMTHING » Mon Dec 05, 2016 6:38 pm

Yeah..ha!
After the removal and install of the pump,
I reacted just like Tom Hanks in Cast Away when he made fire
That much closer to civilization !
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Re: BEN GRIMM 73' WESTY

Postby ObnoxiousBlue » Mon Dec 05, 2016 11:12 pm

Who built your engine?
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