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  1. 19 minutes ago, Willys said:

    You could push air into each cylinder and see where it's leaking from, telling you what is worn by where the engine is regards to timing etc. Intake, exhaust or valve cover...?



    its risky 


    id be spraying those glow plugs for days before trying to remove them 


    mine were broken which is why i got the coupe so cheap..one was even drilled off center with an easy broke off in the hole ...lots of fun


    i suppose if someone had a known bad injector you could probably make something to do thru the injector hole instead



    edit :or use one of those rubber tipped push type compression testers in the injector hole lmao

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  2. these are the best ive owned (and ive owned/sold hundreds of blowers)


    this one is rough shape ...if you find one that was cared for they are gold


    1989/1990 and maybe 1991 era....the 10/28 and 12/33 are great...the 8/26 not so much (smaller slower impeller on the 8)


    impeller is NLA so its always good to check it but even if damaged they can be fixed and reinforced


    they were branded as mastercraft but occasionally i come across some mtd branded and some columbia branded models...the handlebars/controls are different though..i prefer the mastercraft variation that the red ones have



  3. personally i prefer older ones than what i see for sale lately...


    my favourites are the red mastercraft ones from 1989-1990 made by mtd with 16 inch impellers..they are hard to find in good shape though,,,people that still have them kept them for a reason


    second choice would be a good ariens from around 2000.2005 ...or a john deere from same era with a D in the model which is basically a green branded ariens (has to have the D at the end of model...the other ones are crap made by mtd and murray/briggs)


    i gave up getting cold wet and sweaty though ...quite a while back i bought a western snowplow for truck



  4. 34 minutes ago, Sydney said:

    how reliable are the gas engines in these cars.  the car i just picked up has 165,000k on it.  right of the bat, i am looking at $260.00 for a starter.  then work on getting her back on the road.


    shop around


    rockauto has starters for $98 after core return


    might find a used one even cheaper https://www.car-part.com/

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  5. there might be pictures of the battery somewhere on the site


    its just a clear plastic tube that attaches to a port on the battery (assuming your car has the correct battery) and the tube fits into a floor grommet to vent gasses to the outside



    edit: heres a picture from evilution website 



  6. yeah just cut it out and solder direct...


    i also like to use heatshrink tube instead of tape...and i usually put a dab of dielectric grease on the soldered part before sliding on the heatshrink


    the battery gasses make it corrode faster....make sure your battery vent tube is connected properly

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  7. On 9/29/2020 at 6:57 PM, lilturbo said:

    Hey guys

    I recently started looking at a 2006 Smart Fortwo, my plan is to do a 4x4 conversion into it or something like that just for fun. Could anyone help me out with where I could go to find all terrain or mud tires that would fit the model, and rims? This would be the first time I’ve put money into a vehicle and I want it to look awesome. Thanks guys!


    if youre thinking off road only...which is basically your only legal option ...i would suggest using a side by side chassis..and mount the smart body onto it


    ive had this idea for years but good side by sides are hard to find at cheap price



    even a lift kit on a stock smart is illegal ..getting technical youre not even supposed to have tires that are any size other than the factory ones listed on the door plate

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