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Author Topic: My son gets his MC5 going again.  (Read 1880 times)
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« on: July 13, 2011, 07:22:36 AM »

My son's MC5 was loosing prime, he had to track down the problem but it looks like he may have solved the problem, we will have to wait and see. Hopefully there will be not wrecker calls !  Grin

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« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2011, 07:41:44 AM »

cool little video
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« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2011, 07:46:49 AM »

As always, good quality vids and reporting Wink congrats on your accomplishments thus far . I always enjoy the posts Smiley TWO THUMBS UP, FELLAS! Cool  Thank you


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« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2011, 08:36:25 AM »

Great video.  Hopefully, it will help others with the same problem.  Those old Detroits are simple engines just not too much room to work.
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« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2011, 09:44:02 AM »

Fun, now I know where the check valve is!
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« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2011, 02:18:36 PM »

Where's the smoke? lol Mine smokes like a freight train when started!

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« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2011, 02:25:53 PM »

Outstanding vid I can learn so much by seeing it done than reading about it
Thanks Kevin
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« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2011, 02:29:38 PM »

Dig the Vid

thanks for sharing

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« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2011, 05:54:39 PM »

I'm impressed...but-I AM at an impressionable age! LOL Good for ya! Well done. And don't the DDs sound good?!!
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« Reply #9 on: July 14, 2011, 04:57:23 AM »

Thanks for all your comments.  That bus amazes me every time it starts up.  It doesn't look like it could make it to the store, but he has taken it from Vermont to Alabama and back, twice.  I think the engine must have been rebuilt at sometime, like the comment above about no smoke.  He has been working on the prime problem between classes and work and other projects for about a year, so it had not been run in that time.
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« Reply #10 on: July 14, 2011, 06:00:29 PM »

I am always searching youtube for bus conversion and two stroke video's.... Last year I happened up on the two or three that you son did with his MC5, one I think was on one of the trips to Alabama.  Always enjoyed watching them.
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« Reply #11 on: July 15, 2011, 06:31:53 AM »

Yup, that was his and Robs video, what an adventure.  I was born in the back of a Texaco station and raised by grease monkeys.  One of my first lessons was how bad it is for business if your a mechanic and your ride breaks down beside the road, so today I have this phobia of breaking down beside the road.  But my son did not get that early conditioning and thinks nothing of breaking down, if fact, that makes it all the more fun for him.  Sometimes I think he just cant wait for something to give.
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« Reply #12 on: July 15, 2011, 06:49:14 AM »

Tell your son that pumps works better turning to the left all fuel pumps on a DD turn to the left

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« Reply #13 on: July 15, 2011, 06:53:15 AM »

Thanks, I will let him know.
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