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Old 03-10-2019, 11:33 AM
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“L8DYBRD” - now that brings a whole different image to mind for us baby boomer types.......
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“L8DYBRD” - now that brings a whole different image to mind for us baby boomer types.......
Yes, just looking at it makes me want to check into rehab...
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Yes, just looking at it makes me want to check into rehab...
Are you maybe thinking of Betty Ford? Yes, “FORD”. LOL!
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Are you maybe thinking of Betty Ford? Yes, “FORD”. LOL!
In part, Ladybird Johnson and Betty Ford's public doings were intertwined..... Yeah, I'm an old fart...
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My belief is to never mess with old metal castings unless absolutely necessary.
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Well - I had to rebuild the fuel pump (used a kit from Zip) as the internal oil seal was suspect but most likely the cause of my oil leak was the push rod plate gasket - replaced all of it... Diaphragm spring seemed weak as well - replaced with the kit spring.

Apparently, from sitting in the body shop or for some other reason, enough moisture was in the pump to leave rust stains... The diaphragm mating surfaces weren't all that flat either so I dealt with that.





Pump is in and works fine and leak free, however while running the car on the lift I heard this little bird chirp, not sure what it is or if it had been there before - its louder from underneath the car on the lift. It almost disappears when the car warms up - something rubbing the timing cover ?



I can't imagine its anything to do with the new fuel pump - nothing of a metal-to-metal nature moves in there other than the push rod/pump actuator arm which were greased before the install.

Guess I'll loosen the fan belts and do a short run to see if the noise abates but I'm thinking that's not likely...

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If you have one of those automotive stethoscopes, you should be able to find the source of the ticking.

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Mist a little water on the belts while running. If belt slip is the cause it will quiet right down.
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Belt is my guess. Probably been there you just heard it because you were underneath while running.

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Old 03-13-2019, 05:36 PM
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I agree and thanks....

Got new belts this evening and will just go ahead and replace them - they're about 7 years old (or more) anyway
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Originally Posted by tuxnharley View Post
“L8DYBRD” - now that brings a whole different image to mind for us baby boomer types.......
I’m not a baby boomer but did spend several weeks in Thailand a couple years ago training Royal Marines, and I thought it said, “Lady Boy”
Waaay different
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Old 03-13-2019, 08:02 PM
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Well. L8DYBRD has a 5 speed “tranny”

Do I have to explain that ?
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Old 03-13-2019, 08:06 PM
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Well. L8DYBRD has a 5 speed “tranny”

Do I have to explain that ?
I wish you wouldn’t ...
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check your a/c compressor clutch engagement surfaces slightly rubbing when not engaged?
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It was the belts. New ones installed and no more noise. Should be ready for spring cruising now.
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Frankie, after running a short time re adjust your belts and you are good to go. You loose some tension as soon as they rotate the first time.
Boroughs makes a belt tension gauge that will show you this if you choose to test the theory.
The belts will quickly lap into your pulleys and sink a little in the V grooves after initial start up reducing tension.
Slipping belts will glaze over and then they chirp or squeal leaving you un happy.
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Yup - I've always rechecked fan belts after replacing within a short time of running with them...
The car actually is idling better with the rebuilt pump, can't explain it but its a noticeable difference...

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