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Mike C

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Mike C last won the day on October 4 2020

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    Kimberley BC
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    Mike Cowden
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  1. There's always gonna be a "a guy".
  2. Found the clip. Talked to a guy that knew a guy that knew a guy. Turns out he builds high performance engines/transmissions. Thanks everyone ☺
  3. Thanks for the info. The clip for a TH400 is a little bit different than the one for a TH350 transmission. The mounting slot in the drive gear itself is also different. I'm waiting for a call back from the local transmission repair shop in case they have one.
  4. Thanks guys took me a while to get to the job. Missing the clip that keeps the gear from sliding along the shaft. Now the search begins to find one. It's for a TH400.
  5. Speedometer dosen't work. Put a drill on the transmission end. Speedometer had movement, indicating that the cable was ok. Checked the Speedometer end of cable with the wheels moving. Cable was not spinning indicating problem in the transmission. Removed the cover and the worm gear on the shaft appeared not to be centered , I was able to move it a bit with my finger but did not want to force it.. Question is should the worm gear be in the cente of the hole? 😊 Thanks in advance for any help.
  6. Took my MC for a run up to Radium to partake in the event. Met up with some other 1st Gen guys by coincidence. Jason, Paul and Jeff.
  7. Oh man, I wish I could been there. Getting so close to finnishing.
  8. July 22-23 Local car show in our little town. Hopefully I'll be finnished my rebuild by then. Event is only about 1.5 miles from where I live so even if I'm still in reassembly mode but otherwise drivable . I'll be going. Last car show (2019) there were 2 first gen. One was from Crowsnest Pass, don't know where the other one was from. Mike
  9. Hey 420 Ponies. Complete disassembly of the engine. NAPA, washed the block and checked for cracks. Head valve seats were modified for unleaded gas cylinders were already oversized so they just cleaned them up. Rebuilt with a baby rattler cam for that rough idle and aggressive throttle response. Carb' ed it with a Summit Racing 4 barrel and manifold. Summit headers with American Thunder Flow Masters. Topped it off with a Summit dress up kit. Mike
  10. Thanks everyone. Only issue we had with the wiring was the windshield wiper switch. I had crossed the wires between the pump and high speed side. Thanks to internet problem was resolved. My son has started the cutting and buffing/polishing the paint Holly s---, what a difference.
  11. Moving along with reassembly. Bought a wiring harness kit from Painless Performance, also upgrading to 3 point retractable seat belts. Got inner fenderwells from OPGI . Driver side needed a slight cut/modification, passenger side was ok. Installed a vacuum pump for the power brake booster. After testing the wiring, we'll start reinstalling the glass so that we can proceed with sanding/buffing and polishing the paint. I've tried uploading photos but I keep getting an error/failure message. has anyone else been having this problem lately? Mike
  12. Finally some temperatures where we can maintain above 65 in the shop and get some painting done.
  13. Hey everyone thanks for the input. First thing I'll have to do when I get home is to test the vacuum and see what the starting point is.
  14. Learning as we go. During the engine rebuild we replaced the stock cam with a more aggressive "Baby Rattler" cam. Only to discover later that it appears as though there's not enough vacuum to operate the brake booster properly. So we've started researching options to increase the vacuum. Anyone out there have tips/tricks or suggestions on what they have done? Ie: auxiliary vacuum pump, type model etc. From reading up on them price and quality are all over the place. Operating noise seems to be the biggest thing to focus on. Thanks in advance. Mike.
  15. Thanks JFT69Z. Picture and links were very helpfull. I didn't notice the holes by the ratcheting assembly. Did a complete search of everywhere in the shop (I hadn't throw anything away during disassembly) and found the original switch. Many thanks to all for the help.
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