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Postby h-bot » Thu Aug 10, 2000 11:28 pm

From: denisst78_REMOVE_812480_THIS_@yahoo.com


Ken,
should have told me before.....
maybee i could have won the longuest
distance award......

*joking*

Denis


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Postby h-bot » Sun Dec 31, 2000 8:49 pm

From: markarock_REMOVE_424291_THIS_@yahoo.com


Tony: I've always believed that "There's a tool
for every job and a job for every tool." Thus,
nothing ever works better than the tool specifically
designed for the purpose. That said, and having looked at
the Web page, I'm reminded that 20 or 30 years ago
Snap-On patented and sold wrenches and sockets that had
rounded bumps instead of flat gripping surfaces.
Purportedly this allowed the tools to grab the nut or bolt
more toward the center of each face rather than put
pressure on the corners. Supposedly this allowed more
torque without slipping or rounding off. It was much
ballyhooed. I just checked their web page (www.snapon.com)
and it may be that it still is--they use the term
"flank drive" to describe some products, though I can't
be certain from their site and catalog that this is
the same thing, as the pictures and specifications
don't look like what I remember from years ago.


Me, I was a Craftsman kinda guy (and still
am--couldn't afford Snap-On at the time and am too cheap now,
and further, despite the advertising, I was never
totally convinced that they had "built a better
mousetrap") So I never got to try them, and have never talked
with anybody who had.

These Metrinch's seem to
be similarly designed. I'd check Snap-on. Either a
dealer, or a mechanic who uses them. If they have
withstood the test of time and the professional mechanics
are using them, then I'd say that the idea is good.
That then leaves the question whether the design is
flexible enough to work on both metric and standard sizes.
Logic says to me that a precision tool, with carefully
engineered clearances, will have a much higher torque
capability than some sloppy fit "one size fits all" unit.


Mark


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Postby h-bot » Mon Jan 01, 2001 5:31 am

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Mark,
Your thoughts on the "Metrinch" were the
same as mine. I was hoping to hear a positive
endorsement from someone as I could use a good metric set,
and if they could be used for S.A.E. it would be a
nice bonus.

I do have a professional mechanic
friend that uses "Snap-On". I'll check with him about
"flank drive" and if it is the same
thing.

Thanks,
Tony Hansen corsaconvertible@yahoo.com

'64 Buick Skylark, '65 Corvair Corsa Convertible,

'75 Cosworth Vega, '55 Ford Thunderbird

Shenandoah, Iowa


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Postby h-bot » Mon Jan 01, 2001 12:29 pm

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Tony:

If you want a "good" set buy
Craftsman. Their guarantee cannot be beat, and Sears stores
are likely to be around for many more years. Others
have the same guarantee, but it is harder to find a
place that carries the brand ten or twenty years
later.

If you want a "great" set buy Snap-On. Their quality
is unparalleled, though my neighbor is a "dealer"
and he acknowledges that mechanics are on occasion
able to break "his" tools. Further, in my experience
they are more ergonomic. I bought a set of Craftsman
wrenches a couple of years ago, and I don't like them.
Why? Because they have cheapened them, and the narrow
side of the wrench is too narrow, and it cuts into my
fingers and bruises them when I really have a stubborn
nut or bolt. I went back and compared them to some
very old Craftsman wrenches and there was more "meat"
on the edge, and they are much more comfortable to
use. I recall that years ago Snap-On wrenches were
also "hefty", and I suspect (but don't know for sure)
that today's Snap-On wrenches will be a lot more
comfortable to work with as well.

As in all things,
you generally get what you pay for. As "they" also
say, "Quality doesn't cost, it pays."

Just some
thoughts for the new year. Happy.

Mark


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Postby h-bot » Tue Jan 02, 2001 11:35 pm

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Tony, I have Craftsman, Snap-on and Metrench
tools. I have never had a problem with any of the
Metrench tools, they work fine. There are a lot of times
when they have come in very handy bacause most all of
my tools are standard. I like to keep the kit in my
car for emergencies but I have found myself bringing
them in to use in my shop more and more. I like them a
lot and have been very happy with them. Take Care,
Chris.


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Postby h-bot » Sat Mar 30, 2002 1:03 pm

From: hamondale_REMOVE_982695_THIS_@yahoo.com

Fri eve.
OK, Ken and Duke, you've outed me. I like the
Cosworths, very cool cars, but I don't own one. And
my ignorance showed in not knowing that the Cosworths
only were equipped with 7.5" rears.
In the early to mid-80's, Richmond Gear sold a 6.5"
4.11 ring and pinion for the Vega. They also sold a
3.73 (or it might have been 3.70) I have the 4.11's I
bought from them on my bench here.
I also have a 1960 Austin Healey Sprite with a
narrowed Vega posi rearend in it. I used to run the
4.11s when I had a built 4-cyl in it. More recently,
I swapped in a 3.4L GM V6, and I'm currently running
3.36's.
What I'd like is something in between, ~3.7.
Haven't been able to find anything anywhere for the
6.5". So I knew that the Cosworths ran stiff gears,
thought I might inquire of your group, and offer a
trade to someone wanting 4.11's. Didn't know the 7.5"
rule. (Well... you know what I mean.)
So, sorry to have bored you with this story and
irrelevant inquiry. Thanks for the information.
Hamondale
PS Long term, I'm upgrading to a 7.5" rear. The 6.5
can't handle it in my car either.


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> I've never swapped a ring and pinion. Is the 6.5
> the COSWORTH rear
> end? How difficult is the swap? Why do you want
> the 3.73? I think
> I'd like to have the 4.10.
>
> Ken
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Postby h-bot » Tue Apr 30, 2002 12:13 pm

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Hey
I got the window part you need but its alittle high maybe you can find
one cheaper .But i want 50.00 plus shipping for mine . they are very hard to
find .
<a href="/group/cosworthvegas/post?protectID=251056178237038031172201139207250160077098100009128121188150166091061">Vegaman537091@y...</a> Dave
dankat44814 <<a href="/group/cosworthvegas/post?protectID=091233212180056219138097203245147187078145038136183193071193172194143142">no_reply@yahoogroups.com</a>> wrote: Anybody got an owners manual
for a 1975 Cosworth? Also need a top
trim piece for the left side pop-out window.
Thanks,
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Postby h-bot » Wed May 01, 2002 10:46 am

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Hey
I have a brand new Mcderment key drive for a cosworth vega twin cam
engine it adds about twenty horsees takes only hours to install after engine is
out and took apart its great . but you need to follow instructions carefully.
jwolfe38 <<a href="/group/cosworthvegas/post?protectID=045143253078021198234138203245147187078145139218183041">jwolfe38@y...</a>> wrote: I have a complete driver side and
passenger side doors with no rust.
If you need one badly enough we should talk. I live in Salt Lake City
Utah.
Send me an e-mail!
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> Hey
> I have a brand new Mcderment key drive for a cosworth vega
twin cam engine it adds about twenty horsees takes only hours to
install after engine is out and took apart its great . but you need to
follow instructions carefully.
> jwolfe38 <<a href="/group/cosworthvegas/post?protectID=045143253078021198234138203245129208071">jwolfe38@y...</a>> wrote: I have a complete driver side and
passenger side doors with no rust.
> If you need one badly enough we should talk. I live in Salt Lake
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Postby h-bot » Fri May 10, 2002 1:09 am

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Dave

I think the actual mileage is 1381 and the price is $10,500.00.

Thanks for your interest.

Later

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Postby h-bot » Fri May 10, 2002 3:13 am

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Tim,

Are you getting out of the Cosworth game?

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Postby h-bot » Fri May 10, 2002 12:53 pm

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Hey Tim
How much do you want for it ? Has it just got 1400 miles ?

Dave
cosworth_twincams <<a href="/group/cosworthvegas/post?protectID=189143020185185031072232203140176130071179066034">twincams@a...</a>> wrote: For those of you interested in
owning a low mileage (1400) rare
Mahogany Cosworth with 5 Speed and Buckskin interior here is your
chance. This is the same car Dick Baumhauer had for several years. It
is 98% original (high pressure fuel lines have been replaced) with
the original tires (still holding air). I will take some pictures of
it as soon as I can get it out of the garage (it is blocked by a
disabled CV #0032) for those who may be interested.

The main reason for selling the Cosworth (and other parts) is I am
looking into the possible purchase of 35th Aniversary Camaro. I could
trade it in but I would rather find it a good home where it would be
truly appreciated.

If you are interested contact me for price and delivery options at
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Later Y'all

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Postby h-bot » Sun May 12, 2002 6:17 am

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i have had similar problems on #554.
the problem i had is the car would start and then run
for awhile. then it would just die.
the problem ended up being the little red wire which
runs off the positive battery terminal at the battery
was corroded internally. this corroded wire shorted
out the fuel cicuit in the computer. after repairing
the ecm and the corroded wire i have had no problems.
i found this wire corroded on other gm cars with a no
start problems 2 other times. check it out. good luck.
trevor.
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> I would recommend replacing the ignition module.
> located under the
> spark plug cap. I have had similar problems, where
> the motor starts
> to sputter then stall, once the car is warmed up.
> You have to wait a
> few minutes to get the car started, then it starts,
> runs fine, then
> sputters to a stop. Replace that, hopefully things
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Postby h-bot » Wed May 22, 2002 4:46 am

From: cswrth1_REMOVE_887782_THIS_@yahoo.com

Dave's Vega Village also reproduces the air deflector. He has it
made out of fiberglass and it fits very well. He may have a used one
as well but I wanted to make sure you were aware of other options.
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Postby h-bot » Wed May 22, 2002 5:08 am

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dave's vega village might have an air deflector for
you. call dave at 604-469-9979.

good luck. trevor.


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> from a local
> Pontiac dealer (for an Astre) but struck out on the
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> Two questions 1. does anyone know of/have a used one
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