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Re: zeke's Sport Coupe

Postby HI WINDING MONZA » Sat Jan 19, 2019 7:01 am

Ditch that Fram filter, worst on the planet, upgrade to the other upper priced Frams or another brand.

I used Crane " Koolnuts" and their hardened pushrods on my 80 Duke , don't know if they are still available.


Nice build, brings back alot of memories... :th:

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Re: zeke's Sport Coupe

Postby zeke » Sat Jan 19, 2019 10:51 am

I seen the video on FB the other day comparing oil filters. Yep Fram is junk for sure. This is the last one I ever bought. After engine break in, it will get something else. Anything else. :rolleyes:

Thanks Doug! :D

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Re: zeke's Sport Coupe

Postby cjbiagi » Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:19 pm

I like Wix filters. They always seemed to get good reviews.
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Re: zeke's Sport Coupe

Postby zeke » Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:38 pm

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Re: zeke's Sport Coupe

Postby 79MonzaSpyder » Wed Jan 23, 2019 9:01 pm

Well, thanks Chris for the link, I was going to search for it but you save me the time. I have like 2 or 3 Fram filters for various vehicles sitting on the shelf and once those are gone I won't be buying any more either. One of my local Auto parts stores used to have the WIX line but the store closed, so I guess I will go to NAPA or do some searching to find out who's selling WIX these days in my area. Failing that I could always buy online.
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Re: zeke's Sport Coupe

Postby cjbiagi » Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:20 pm

Orielly's auto parts sell Wix, or online as you mentioned.
Just watched the video, as I suspected the Wix is a proven design of high quality. That is certainly my choice for oil filters (Napa Gold seems to be the same).
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Re: zeke's Sport Coupe

Postby zeke » Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:16 pm

A few more details and the Duke of Iron will be ready for installation
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Re: zeke's Sport Coupe

Postby zeke » Sun Feb 17, 2019 8:06 pm

Engine back in, few things to do before firing.
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Re: zeke's Sport Coupe

Postby 79MonzaSpyder » Mon Feb 18, 2019 11:03 am

Look' good Chris
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Re: zeke's Sport Coupe

Postby NVEGAR8D » Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:24 am

Hi, Looking mighty fine Chris :th: :th:
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Re: zeke's Sport Coupe

Postby hammerdown7 » Tue Feb 19, 2019 9:16 am

It's better than new, great job.

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Re: zeke's Sport Coupe

Postby vegastre » Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:23 am

Two Thumbs Up :th: :th:

That is a better looking engine compartment than most new cars. Sweet!

BTW, Guys, wasn't it FRAM that had the commercial. "Pay me now or Pay me later" ? It went something like that I think? What a crock.
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Re: zeke's Sport Coupe

Postby zeke » Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:46 am

Thanks guys, a lot of work! Hope to bring it back to life this weekend. Here's how it looked when I got it - fugly.
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Re: zeke's Sport Coupe

Postby zeke » Wed Apr 24, 2019 3:36 am

Haven't done a lot in the last couple months but I did get the engine running and made a new headliner. Test drive shortly :dance:
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Re: zeke's Sport Coupe

Postby zeke » Wed Jun 19, 2019 9:42 pm

Update

I put about 400 kms on the car when the cam gear walked on the camshaft because I didn't install it right. :censored: Pulled engine and replaced the gear and I'm back on the road again. The cam timing gear has to be heated in hot oil then quickly pressed on. Sixteen thousandths interference fit with an aluminum gear on the cast camshaft.

The high heat spray paint I used on the exhaust manifold mostly burnt off. :cuss:
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