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Postby h-bot » Sat Apr 12, 2003 1:57 am

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> Thanks for the advice on the timing. I had set the timing by ear
and gradually made it to 8 degrees advanced before I got the light
from my next door neighbor. It really is better now at 12. I have
never seen a set back light you mention, and I am not sure how it
works. However, I think I have got another problem. The last trip out
I noticed the exhaust looked like I was starting it up on a cold day.
I saw steam for about 30 seconds after start up ( it was inside the
garage and it was warm weather). I think I will be sick, because I
think the head gasket did not seal. It drives fine and I see no
significant coolant loss. The exhaust clears up and looks fine in
less than a minute. I pulled the plugs and looked carefully down the
holes and #2 looks like it could be leaking (looks moist). I changed
the oil and it was clean and free of coolant. I really dread pulling
the head off again, but I will as this is the only way to fix it. Any
advice on what might cause it to not seal or how to fix it? Is this a
common problem ? I will start pulling it this weekend. Thanks
Guys..........CV #0409 Jon Denton
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Do a thorough check before pulling the head gasket. Check the oil,
the radiator fluid, check both levels, and also check what color the
exhaust is coming out of the tailpipe. It could be a valve seal, did
you change these before installing the head. CV 0999 has 85k original
miles on it, and the valve seals are bad. On start up, blueish smoke
comes out for less than a minute, than the exhaust looks fine. YES, I
KNOW THIS IS NOT AN IDEAL WAY TO TREAT THE MOTOR, before people start
yelling here, but currently two other CV projects are underway for
me. Anyway, do a thorough check before pulling the head,
Later,
John J, Cowall

Well I did not rebuild the head as maybe I should have. This engine was
rebuilt by the previous owner agout 2000 to 2500 miles ago, it has just been
sitting for 14 years. I am pretty sure that this is coolant as it dissapates
quickly and does not stink like fuel or oil smoke. I will know in a few days
what happened. C ya, Jon Denton #0409



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Dave, e-mail me at <a href="/group/cosworthvegas/post?protectID=014075080150196153184038249001062226136058066192197079172142172194143142">buddyleejjc2@h...</a> about what you have, what
color, where you live, (general vicinity) , and about how much for
the front and back seats. Also, give me you phone number. I'll e-mail
you back and let you know if what you have is what I want.
LAter,
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Postby h-bot » Sun Apr 13, 2003 3:26 am

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What I ended up doing is going down to another parts store with the old
MC in the back of my truck. When the guy handed me the same type
as the McParts places tried, I explained what was happening. His
eyes lit up and said he had heard of this before and asked to see the old
one. After taking all the casting numbers and spending some time in
the books he was able to find what he thought would be a match. Of
course it had to be brought in from the regional warehouse *and* it
is new. (no core). He did have a kit for it though. I took that and
ordered the new one. At least that way I will have a spare.

michael

At 02:31 AM 4/12/2003 +0000,doctorduke wrote:
>Cosworth Vegas use the same 3/4" master cylinder as other Vegas
>without power brakes. I'm not certain, but I believe the 75 and 76
>CVs are functionally the same. In production, some master cylinders
>had a sheet metal reservoir, but most have an integral cast iron
>reservoir. In either case they are functionally the same.
>
>Of course, if you have Monza brakes, your car should have the 7/8"
>master cylinder and both power Vega and power Monza brakes use unique
>master cylinder configurations to interface with the booster, so you
>have to know your current configuration to get the correct part. Is
>it OEM or has it been "upgraded"?
>
>Most if not all of the major brake parts vendors still offer a full
>line of brake parts for Vegas and Monzas, and some have on-line
>catalogs. Do a search - Raybestos, Wagoner, EIS, Bendix, get a part
>number and take it to a parts store that carries that line.
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Postby h-bot » Mon Apr 14, 2003 1:21 am

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ARE YOU STILL THERE ? DO YOU WANT DASH PARTS ?
DAVE

Bob Smith <<a href="/group/cosworthvegas/post?protectID=014059014009175125234138203245147187078145139218183041">bsmith38@y...</a>> wrote:Dave,

Would you be willing to sell the com,plete dash out of the 75
Cosworth?

Thanks,

Bob Smith


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> Hey
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> I have a 75 cos that has a nice insides 1-10 i give it an 8
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Dave
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anyone has a 76' CLOTH seats, front and back.
> Preferably the black houndstooth design, but will also consider
> Firethorn houndstooth design or Buckskin houndstooth design. ( I do
> believe the checkered cloth design is houndstooth. ) I am looking
for
> a set that is not ripped, so that they can be nice looking,
although
> if faded or worn not a problem, just no rips. Also list amount for
> the set. Thank You.
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> John J. Cowall
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I will try the light springs and the modified timing. Will I need to use high
octane fuel ? Will Auto Zone or Advance have the springs ? Thanks , Jon

doctorduke <<a href="/group/cosworthvegas/post?protectID=091233212180056219138097203245147187078145038136183193071193172194143142">no_reply@yahoogroups.com</a>> wrote:
Install some light springs and set the total timing with a dial-back
light at 32 degrees. If you don't have a dial-back set the initial at
14-15, then install light springs.

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I've had all my centrifugal advance in as early as 1800 with nothing
worse than a little light transient detonation below 2000 on a hot day
on 87 PON fuel - not enough to justify higher octane. I think that
was with springs from a '65 SHP/FI Corvette, and I've acquired other
light springs over the years from various sources. I am currently
running two sets of light springs so the advance doesn't start until
about 1000 and is all in at 2200. This yields outstanding 900 RPM
idle stability with the reindexed cams and a 10 degrees @ 8" vacuum
advance.

Hot rod shops and hot rod parts catalogs are probably the best source
for lighter springs.

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Dave,

Thanks for the offer, but I was a ble to resatore my dash out of the
75 COS. What I am in need of is the gray plastic plugs used in the
doors.

Thanks,

Bob 0126


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<<a href="/group/cosworthvegas/post?protectID=081056178237038031172201139207250160077098100046209130">vegaman537091@y...</a>> wrote:
> ARE YOU STILL THERE ? DO YOU WANT DASH
PARTS ?
DAVE
>
> Bob Smith <<a href="/group/cosworthvegas/post?protectID=014059014009175125234138203245129208071">bsmith38@y...</a>> wrote:Dave,
>
> Would you be willing to sell the com,plete dash out of the 75
> Cosworth?
>
> Thanks,
>
> Bob Smith
>
>
> --- In <a href="/group/cosworthvegas/post?protectID=219233066105193209050199029077192253163098100009128121188190230091025019053061151110147">cosworthvegas@yahoogroups.com</a>, David Garrard
> <<a href="/group/cosworthvegas/post?protectID=081056178237038031172201139207250160077098100046209130">vegaman537091@y...</a>> wrote:
> >
> > Hey
> >
> > I have a 75 cos that has a nice insides 1-10 i give it an
8
> >
>
>
> Dave
> >
> >
> > buddyleejjc2 <<a href="/group/cosworthvegas/post?protectID=091233212180056219138097203245147187078145038136183193071193172194143142">no_reply@yahoogroups.com</a>> wrote:I am wondering if
> anyone has a 76' CLOTH seats, front and back.
> > Preferably the black houndstooth design, but will also consider
> > Firethorn houndstooth design or Buckskin houndstooth design. ( I
do
> > believe the checkered cloth design is houndstooth. ) I am looking
> for
> > a set that is not ripped, so that they can be nice looking,
> although
> > if faded or worn not a problem, just no rips. Also list amount
for
> > the set. Thank You.
> > Later,
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Postby h-bot » Mon Apr 14, 2003 9:07 am

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Way to go Bruce. What a relief huh? I know you've been searching for a
while. Welcome to the club.
Mike
#2874

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Subject: [Cosworth Vegas] You have a new member



Well I just finished filling out my application to the CVOA and will
be dropping it in the mail tomarrow. It seems I am the proud owner
of #2713 1976 Black Cosworth . This will be my first Cosworth as
I have always wanted one and although looked at getting one back in
the 80's never got around to it until now. I hope that everyone
welcomes me. The car has had 3 previous owners ( 1 of them <1 yr)
and I purchased it off Ebay.. I did my homework prior to purchasing
it and found the last two previous owners and talked to each one..

It is Black with Hoothhound interior, rear defog, (swing-outs ?
dont know) , 58,100 miles, am-fm 8 track factory missing ( I will
try and replace) 5 speed, 4.10 rear end, Hutton rebuild with less
than 2,000 miles on.. incl DCOE Webbers , BDE hot cam , forged
racing pistons 9.5:1 , sleeved, stainless valves, ect.. (I talked to
Karl Hutton) has had new cam belt, dist belts replaced, new tires
raised whites, new clutch and exhaust, wheels been refinished and new
carpet. Purchase price was $3600 and I had the auction pulled
early.

Buying my first CV was a hard one and an exhaustive decision
process. I looked at alot of cars that is for sure, some low
milage , some never driven never titled , and some with Hutton
rebuilds,... What to buy was not so much of what I wanted but what
made practical sense.

I wish to thank everyone who helped me and coached me through this
and also all those sellers I talked to that showed me their cars that
were for sale.. They were all very nice, I was trying to find my
niche what suited me best. In buying this first car, I decided that
for what I wanted in being able to drive it once in awhile and take
it to car shows, and not knowing much about CV's as I will be
learning .... That it was best to go with something that has been all
gone over and had a fresher rebuild with the Hutton Webbers,.. As I
learn more about working on the CV's, the day will come when I will
get perhaps a 2nd CV low milage that I can restore and sit in my
garage and look pretty. But for right now, I want to restore and
detail this one best that I can and have some fun with it..

Thanks again for all the comments and help and I will have many
many more questions in weeks to come.. I cant wait to get the car as
I haven't seen it yet and will give everyone my first impression on
what it is like to drive a cosworth for the first time.


Bruce (#2713)
Cape Coral, Florida
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Hey John I have a 76 cos that has the black and white seats thae
are desent shape.Drivers seat is alittle tears but not much . I will take 75.00
for them . I have a 75 cos that has alot better insides it is vinyl with cloth
inserts driver seat has a small place in it . carpet and all is not bad in it
dash pad is perfect ..It has the cloth head liner which needs covering but
very usesable .I will take $125.00 for seats and $200.00 for all insides dash
pad and all the plastics and carpet door panels .But if you want i will take
$300.00 for the whole car .Has no motor or trans car has bad rust in battery
area and quarters and no gas tank .But has good doors and fenders. both side
glasses (swing outs) are gone . I have a 5speed trans but i know nothing about
it a friend gave it to me .But i will take $50.00 for it . No warrenty
!!!!!!!!! .I live in Lewisburg tenn about 49 miles south of Nashville tenn .My
phone # is 1-931-685-1239 Maybe this will help let me know if theres anything
you need.
Dave

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color, where you live, (general vicinity) , and about how much for
the front and back seats. Also, give me you phone number. I'll e-mail
you back and let you know if what you have is what I want.
LAter,
John J. cowall

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www.cosworthvega.com. See you there, Jim
--- swflamxer <<a href="/group/cosworthvegas/post?protectID=023212044098056237005218148064176040134105031192234060127242141201210126053061151110147">Bruce_W@g...</a>> wrote:
>
> Well I just finished filling out my application to
> the CVOA and will
> be dropping it in the mail tomarrow. It seems I am
> the proud owner
> of #2713 1976 Black Cosworth . This will be my
> first Cosworth as
> I have always wanted one and although looked at
> getting one back in
> the 80's never got around to it until now. I hope
> that everyone
> welcomes me. The car has had 3 previous owners ( 1
> of them <1 yr)
> and I purchased it off Ebay.. I did my homework
> prior to purchasing
> it and found the last two previous owners and talked
> to each one..
>
> It is Black with Hoothhound interior, rear defog,
> (swing-outs ?
> dont know) , 58,100 miles, am-fm 8 track factory
> missing ( I will
> try and replace) 5 speed, 4.10 rear end, Hutton
> rebuild with less
> than 2,000 miles on.. incl DCOE Webbers , BDE hot
> cam , forged
> racing pistons 9.5:1 , sleeved, stainless valves,
> ect.. (I talked to
> Karl Hutton) has had new cam belt, dist belts
> replaced, new tires
> raised whites, new clutch and exhaust, wheels been
> refinished and new
> carpet. Purchase price was $3600 and I had the
> auction pulled
> early.
>
> Buying my first CV was a hard one and an
> exhaustive decision
> process. I looked at alot of cars that is for sure,
> some low
> milage , some never driven never titled , and some
> with Hutton
> rebuilds,... What to buy was not so much of what I
> wanted but what
> made practical sense.
>
> I wish to thank everyone who helped me and
> coached me through this
> and also all those sellers I talked to that showed
> me their cars that
> were for sale.. They were all very nice, I was
> trying to find my
> niche what suited me best. In buying this first
> car, I decided that
> for what I wanted in being able to drive it once in
> awhile and take
> it to car shows, and not knowing much about CV's as
> I will be
> learning …. That it was best to go with something
> that has been all
> gone over and had a fresher rebuild with the Hutton
> Webbers,.. As I
> learn more about working on the CV's, the day will
> come when I will
> get perhaps a 2nd CV low milage that I can restore
> and sit in my
> garage and look pretty. But for right now, I want
> to restore and
> detail this one best that I can and have some fun
> with it..
>
> Thanks again for all the comments and help and I
> will have many
> many more questions in weeks to come.. I cant wait
> to get the car as
> I haven't seen it yet and will give everyone my
> first impression on
> what it is like to drive a cosworth for the first
> time.
>
>
> Bruce (#2713)
> Cape Coral, Florida
> .
>
>


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