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I can’t remember what you said you were using for the panel backings Jeff... was it 1/8” MDF or something else?

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Jeff, you might want to consider putting some sound deadening inside the “smugglers boxes” so they don’t become resonant “speakers”. They are at the perfect angle under the car to project noise forward into the cabin area.

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Window tint can be removed with ammonia and heat, soak newspaper in ammonia and stick on the window in 2-3 layers, cover with a plastic bag or clink wrap, let is sit in the sun, pick the edge with a razor and see if it peels off, multiple application may be needed.

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9 hours ago, Home Built by Jeff said:

This week I tackle the sound deadening but not everything went to plan...

 

I had a similar accident removing the interior panel in the hatch to get to my power antenna on my '77.  Didn't think much of it until blood soaked my hair and I got cold  Went to a "Doc in a box" down the street and had 7 or 8 staples put in.  I hit mine on the bottom of the raised hatched.

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Then @Mark Maras topped me with his injury, OUCH!

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Paint the exterior grey. Inside red, blood red!  Great combo.

Reminds me of the Black Knight from Holy Grail, "merely a flesh wound".

Also the White House Christmas trees.  Bloody Forrest. 

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Enjoying the video series. Great reference source as I go through my own rebuild with my son. Keep it up mate...are the roos still in the paddock out the back?

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Like the commenters on your YouTube channel said, the first dizzy is probably a points dizzy. Look under the cap for a set of points. The second is an electronic dizzy with the matchbox on the side. They came in 4 and 6 cylinder models. So look under the cap and make sure there are 6 trigger points and the interior is intact. They make a much better ignition in my opinion. Hotter spark and no points to mess with, but the matchboxes can fail. It is always good insurance to source another one and throw it in the glove box if it leaves you stranded.

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0:34, 

In your right hand you have an early 70's points dizzy, if you have your hart set on using it there are electronic conversion kits, occasionally you can find them on ebay for $30+-

In your left hand you got a 79 up electronic version, these are really good!, 2 wire hookup, one to the (+) of the coil, the other to the (-).

The biggest challenge is to phase it correctly, if you are to install the late dizzy into a early mounting tower you will find that there is no way to set up your timing properly, there are 2 solutions: 1. find a 79 and up mount (can be from a 4 cyl as well). 2. use a dremel to elongate the slots on the mounting plate.

As always, before installation apply vacuum to the advance pot, make sure it doesn't leak and check the shaft bushings for wear, grab the shaft and try to move it sideways, if there is any play you will get erratic timing.

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Whichever distributor you choose make sure to check the breaker plate bearings for rust and gunk.  They're almost always stuck after sitting for years.  If you try to use them they might break the bearing cage.

The ZX distributors, the one in your left hand with the module on the side, tend to break the stator magnet also.  And they have weak bushings.  I've seen replacement bushings out there somewhere.

You can run a separate ignition module, like an MSD, using the points distributor.

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You didnt have an incorrect clutch fork, The problem is that you have to use the matching pushrod that has a half ball at the end...those are impossible to find unless you have one. same can be said for the clutch/ bearing collar combo, if they all matched there wouldn't have been an issue.

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