switched it out. 10mm on the metal hose side, 17 on the flex. Had to use a vise grips on the 10-hate doing it- only 2 barked arthritic knuckles out of the deal. That helped my memory. fluid=black. boring stuff compared to a KA swap so I will shut TF up. Hope to fire up this sleeping beauty soon.
Good thought about not having a hot wire dangling around ready to ground out. I have disconnected that relay and it doesn't seem to affect anything. Yeah, I read somewhere about it being an emissions relay related to the two point dizzy. I'm ditching that and the weird third gear wiring to the tranny. I have a Weber ready to try. PS surpise, the PO "got creative" with a lot of the wiring, especially headlights. Rear lights don't work period. Hopefully I will get this project rolling and take pictures before it (inevitably) rusts out like everything in Humboldt.
I am slowly putting back together my 72 goon with a hopefully functional L16 to replace the orig, which is toast. I think I have the two wires that go to the + on the coil. before the wire heads off to the matchbox (again, hopefully functional, scabbed from a '80 720) B terminal. What confuses meis, why is a wire that only goes hot in the start position of the ignition even needed if the other (hot all the time the ignition is "On") is providing the 12 volts? Thanks,
Tim ps can I take out the relay above the driver's side horn and chuck it, or do I have to jumper anything?
Yeah, I'm still driving it. The idle has returned to being high and I haven't had time to check if it is sticky cable, carbs, or what. It runs fine but runs on when I shut it off. I see that you have a 1980 long bed. Cool--better ergonomics for legroom and five speed, right? Let me know if you need any parts I salvaged from a 1980 king. Not too many--my son gets the 5 speed--but dashboard stuff and miscellaneous. I have a weber I am waiting to throw into my goon dormant project. I am tempted to throw it into the 720. Here in Humboldt once smogged is good. So if I hold onto it I can do mods. Humboldt is the wild west. Where are you in Cali? cheers
I'm getting it that 1.25 is Fine thread for 10 mm, which this is. I'm not under the car right now but the smaller 8mms go from cross member to tranny, vs. chassis. I just wanted to confirm the fine thread. I am novice and it's cold and low under that Goon. Especially after substitute teaching 5th grade today. Your kids beat this 65 yr old down!
I'm thinking of naming it the Gearbox Cross Thread Member. Can someone please definitively tell me what size and thread these are? That is, providing the previous owner didn't bugger them up worse than I have. '72 Goon. I have searched forums to no avail. Thanks!