Papaw's BII


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Then the switch should work.
 


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looks clean! hows the frame?
 

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looks clean! hows the frame?
Light surface rust, but should be good to go.

A wire brush and can of black paint should help out.

Luckily it hasn't seen any harsh winters. Maybe a little salt in it's life, but not much.
 

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I ordered a carb rebuild kit and a new coil pack that should arrive today.

I am also going to replace the starter solenoid. The one on it has 4 terminals I believe. It doesn't seem to want to crank right.

The local O'reilly has a Motorcraft one that I'll probably pick up.

Starting to look over the carb to disassemble tonight.
 

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I made a little more progress last night.

I got my carb rebuild kit and got it off and cleaned up.

It appears someone either disassembled or tried to rebuild it before me.... They weren't very successful.

I found the top gasket to be broken, could explain why it could have had a fuel leak at one time from the carb.

I also put the new coil on last night too. The trick today will see if I can get it to run.

On another note, was looking under the hood and found a date stamp on the firewall.... I assume this is when it was made. Thought it was pretty cool it has survived over 30 years....
 

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Made some progress this weekend and replaced plugs, wires, coil, condenser, distributor cap, and rotor.

I have confirmed I have spark, but it is not running.

I believe I have a timing issue I'm trying to work through....... I will report back when I figure out more.
 

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Finally got it running today! With the great help of the people of this forum. See the below thread.


Now onto other issues that are taking priority.

1) Fix my wiring issue for the RUN position of the ignition switch. I think a new ignition switch will fix the problem.

2) I have discovered a pretty bad transmission leak. I'm guessing it is the front seal is displaced or a like is busted. I'll have to dig in more to take a look. If it is the seal, I'll pull the trans and replace the rear main seal of the engine and one on each end of the trans.

Any advice on dropping the trans or seal replacement is welcomed!
 

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I drove the BII for the first time in 6 or 7 years today.

I only made a lap up and down my street due to a pretty bad trans leak, but it sure made me feel good.

Brought back so many memories! I had to run it with a jumper wire for now, but i was shocked to find that after running for a bit, the radio started working, the digital clock by the map light in the ceiling started working, and all my gages started working again. So those are all good signs!
 

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Pretty cool!!!

I’m enjoying the story.
 


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