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Old 11-27-2015, 02:44 PM   #171
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Well, I've found the cause of my recent problem... a broken exhaust camshaft. right between the lobes on cylinder 2... Haha has anyone seen this happen before?? it seems so odd and the cam gears are both still times correctly so there was no slip...
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wow pretty impressive break that, damn unlucky for you though
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Old 01-04-2016, 11:04 AM   #173
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Fixed the Focus! Second time through wasn't so bad except it was cold out in the driveway.. Other that the black eye I now have from punching myself in the face with a torque wrench while timing the cams... worth it though.
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fresh valves

and she lives!

onto more restoration and small projects in the future as I have time around Engineering school and snowboarding... Possibly a snowboard rack of sorts on the cheap. We'll see.
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Good to see it running again after all your prev. work.
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Paint the wheels or Powdercoat them?

Great to see you figure it out.
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Old 01-13-2016, 04:06 PM   #176
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I painted them a while back. A bit of a learning experience but they worked and I love the look! Just hard to keep clean. :P
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Old 01-13-2016, 04:11 PM   #177
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can't wait to see your idea for a roof rack. I've been thinking of ideas cause I can't wrap my head around paying a few hundred dollars for a used rack, never mind something new...

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Old 02-16-2016, 09:12 AM   #178
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Yea same! It might not happen until this summer when I'm out of school but it would be so nice for my snowboards and bike.
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