Just some interesting notes after 140 legal miles:
1) I had raised the ride height for inspection (they care about that)...at 5 front 5.25 rear ride height the car had a decent amount of bumpsteer and was a bit darty....just lowering the car 1/2 inch all around back to specs and its a different car. It has almost no bumpsteer and tracks straight. woo hoo!
2) while I had the car in to adjust the coil-overs I went over the car from head to toe and all major nuts/bolts are nice and tight. Valve cover bolts were slightly loose, but header bolts and intake bolts were fine. I'll check all these every few hundred miles until I am satisfied then I'll check them a little less often. I checked for leaks, and nothing except the standard 1 drip of oil per day from the rear main seal (1968 block....oh well). Brake lines are fine, Fuel lines nice and tight.
3) The only thing that was a bit strange was this one fitting had a different color than all the others...its on a fuel line..going from DS fuel rail to the fuel regulator.
First the "normal" one
Now the slightly different one:
It almost looks like its been exposed to salt water. I have a boat and this is the color that my stainless becomes after a season or two on the water...Anyone have any thoughts on why this would look like this???
The only thing close by is a rubber hose that takes my hot water from the engine to the heater. But I don't see any evidence of a leak there. The only other thing is last week I didn't tighten my coolant cap properly and I DID have some coolant spray around the engine compartment. I guess I might have missed a spot when I was cleaning up and this is what dried, baked coolant looks like on stainless steel???
FFR 7386 MK IV Roadster
302 Block/347 Stroker/Mass-Flo/TKO 500/8.8 Moser Rear/Manual Brakes & Steering
Build Began 12/6/2010
First Start 11/18/2011
Go Kart 11/24/2011
Registered and on the Road 8/11/2012
Paint Winter-2012 at Metalmorphous
Picked up from Paint 4/6/2013. Awaiting graduation pics to make it official!
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