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    Locks for the windsheild header are just two 3/4 in. long cut off a pipe that fits the top of windsheild post OK,that is drilled an tapped for a wingbolt. There is a short strap welded to the pipe other side of tapped wing=screwed to headerboard
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    I got my homemade top done,the 3/4in. EMT worked out great as bows,and after hooking up the back lip snaps,I pulled it over and into place ,an stapled the front to underside of wood header bow with its locks to windsheild post. By rolling the header up into the top as you put it down,it all piles up fairly small,I still need to makes about 2 straps to bundel it for running at speed. The rear window dose open to let air go through when that is needed.
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    Excellent!! I admire your innovative skills, Bat. EMT is a great choice for the top bows, plenty stiff with the 90 bends and painted no one knows but you and your check book! Great job, and thanks for posting!!
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    Very nice job! Definitely looks like a pro built unit. I really like that it folds down so nicely too.
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    Wow, that came out great! And it isn't an eye sore when folded either! Great work!
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    Wow. Looks like a factory pro job! I love these threads where folks like you explain the process of do-it-yourself work, helps me strive to do more on my own too! Very clean design, and I like the way it rolls up!
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    thanks guys,
    well my old y-block still has not freed up it's rings in the only cly there stuck in,other 7 are fine,so it's smoken at anything over 2000rpm. This made me go pick up another 292 Y-block this weekend and I'll give it a test run on the garage floor to see if it's a better one or I'll need to buy some rebuild parts an go for building one up. Been trying to not have to do that.
    Whent out into the garage looking for something simple to do to get started with,found a dirty set of Acsul yellow plug wires that looked like if I cleaned them up some ,would be great to use on strating up my new old y-block motor,so start cleaning and there looking real good,tell I'm near done and note crap there are only 7 plug wires and a short coil wire, nuts nuts,look every were for way too long,an no other plug wire to be found. Geeeez I hate it when that happens no big deel,just what gramlin run off with it!
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    Bat can you borrow a wire from the other engine, or another car?
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    I just got back from Pep Boy,they had one matching 8m yellow plug wire for only $14 LOL,I got it anyway so I'll have two new sets pretty much.
    Them gramlins will now put the missing older wire somewere I'll find it soon and they will be LOL,I hate it when that happens
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    MY NEW OLD y STARTED UP JUST FINE ANS NO SMOKE FROM THIS ONE. at some point I'll think about switching them out.
    Want back to work a little on my folding top,made rearwindow open and roll up,so added some small straps with 2 snaps to hold it up.
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    Your top looks great and the material is very good! Before you pull the engine try filling the bad cylinder with Marvels Motor Magic and let it soak overnight then turn the engine over to push out the liquid, replace the plug and then start it. It may smoke even more at first when it burns out the Marvels fluid but if it continues to smoke you could just pull that piston out and check it for a really stuck ring or maybe a broken ring. I had a two stroke weed eater that just would not start after three years of use. I took out the plug and filled it with the Marvels Magic and let it sit for several hours. I dumped the Marvels fluid out, put a new plug in it and it started on the first pull. Of course it smoked furiously till it burned out the oil but I have been using it for two years since!

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    Drove "DaJeVu" out to officel scales to get a WT. slip. with me in it came to 2180,one peace of paper work out of the way!
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    I'm curious, does "VuJeDa" need this weight slip for some "official" reason?


    Or is it just something to have?
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    Wt. Slip is kind of handy an was woundering how much,I had a guess at it,but truned out I was close,I under estamated it by 75lb.s
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    These things always need something,I added a kind of glovebox,well a pocket anyway over in the kickpanel of the right side. I used some alum sheet to make a "U" shape too add / glue the black vinyl to,folded the top over and stitch two rows to make it look good with about 6in. of top underware rubberband to gather it up at top.. Mounted it with 4 screws an finish washers. Should hold stuff like sunglass ect.
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    Back in the days of the Y blocks---the pistons were cast and sometimes there wasn't enough material to fully hold the snap ring for the wrist pins---the snap rings would (sometimes years after ) pop out of the faulty piston boss and wear groove in cylinder walls---later after wearing some the snap ring could/would break in two and then get thru the wrist pin center over to the other side and gouge it up also----results-----SMOKE-- maybe not stuck rings---------
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