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Re: 68 baja build

Posted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 9:09 am
by bikesndbugs
Yeah its a 12v
Picked up a clutch and the rest of the doghouse parts.
Hopefully going on this weekend.

If I feel up to it I'm getting wisdom teeth pulled

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Re: 68 baja build

Posted: Tue Oct 10, 2017 11:03 am
by bikesndbugs
Got some done. Motor is half in struggling to get it fully installed. Not sure why.
Brakes are together but need a full system bleed.

Dohouse cooling is now on my new motor.

New clutch and pressure plate.


Re: 68 baja build

Posted: Wed Oct 11, 2017 10:32 pm
by dustymojave
My wisdom teeth were all 4 pulled one day when I was 20. 4 hours of surgery. Drugs were fun afterward until I sobered up.

Sounds like you're making progress.

Re: 68 baja build

Posted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 6:12 pm
by bikesndbugs
bad news.
that motor i bought has an odd sound. sort of a knock but not heavy enough to be and rod knock and sounds like its not as deep as a rod knock possibly wrist pin.
so not sure what im gonna do. does appear to have brand new single port heads. and maybe the case is good.

Re: 68 baja build

Posted: Mon Oct 16, 2017 7:38 pm
by bikesndbugs
Been beating around the bush for a while but it looks like I have to actually build a motor.

My buddy just bought a 62 baja. No lift bigger wheels and widish tires. 1600sp with a zenith carb. Runs good burns oil but is way faster than my car.
Actually slides in corners.
Unlike mine
I now understand what dusty meant when he said predictable that car does exactly what I want it to.
Mine on the other hand does not.

Discussed it with my dad. And ive come to the conclusion that my issue is motor more so than. Anything else.
Looking for a really snappy motor. Similar to my friends.


Thick wall 1835 with a mild cam? That doesn't leave carb money.

Standard 1600 single port with a bit more of a cam and a good carb?

I have 1600 single port heads in good condition and another brand new set that have no vaulvetrain.

Leaning towards single port for that reason.

I have the dual kads do those give a "snappy" feel?
Possibly a double barrel webber.

My uncle offered me his old webber one but its on a 2180 or something like that so might be too big.


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