[Spridgets] Spring Tune Up
cbking at alum.rpi.edu
Sun Apr 27 06:40:49 MDT 2008
Thanks Frank for hosting this again! My car is running great. It does
have a shimmy that shows up at about 70mph, probably related to the
excess negative camber we noticed on the left front. Time for a dig into
the front suspension. So when'r the next OSHIT? :)
From: Frank Clarici [spritenut at comcast.net]
Sent: 4/26/2008 10:00:04 PM
To: spridgets at autox.team.net
Subject: [Spridgets] Spring Tune Up
The 3rd annual Oshit tune up went really great today.
Ryan's midget with cooling troubles is fixed, it was just a really
clogged system. And his toe in was out 1.5 inches, now his car steers
like a Midget.
Even Larry Macy adjusted his toe in which was only off by 1/8" and he
loves the improvement.
Kevin found the root of my ever changing front end when he pulled out 2
of the shock bolts with his fingers. Well that'll make for a changing
front end huh? But the captive nuts were stripped from the loose bolts
but we fixed that too.
We fixed my coolant leak, A quick resolder of the hose nipple to the
radiator tank and no more leak.
Chris King looked like he did it all to his Midget, brakes, all fluids,
tune up, valve adjust and maybe more, he was a flurry of activity all by
And now Kevin has a working Lucas SMOKE CHECK gauge mounted in his
console. There are just 3 of these in the world. And now all 3 work but
no 2 smoke the same.
I like Kevin's the best. I will not tell anyone where the smoke comes
We had a few guys who helped too because their cars were in good shape.
Another successful oshit team effort.
Toms River, NJ
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