First car project, help to turn engine

NJJo

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Water pump and new v belt installed. Did a flush with blue devil and new coolant is in/bled. No leaks and radiator fan is working how it should. I'm temporarily using a L adaptor for the heater control valve. I'll install the new valve for it later. Has anyone not installed a heater control valve for a non-AC car?

The Tachometer works but since the weather is now cold, it's stuck before the car gets warm. That normal? When I was inspecting it, is there grease to put in the tiny screw hole?

No leaks anywhere, no redlining while idling, just need to retime the belt and the big car projects should be all done! For now......

Thanks again for everyone's help with this project! All the knowledge you shared has been invaluable I had a blast working on the car and learned so much! I'll do a small write up later and hopefully it'll help the next guy out.
 
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Water pump and new v belt installed. Did a flush with blue devil and new coolant is in/bled. No leaks and radiator fan is working how it should. I'm temporarily using a t adaptor for the heater control valve. I'll install the new valve for it later. Has anyone not installed a heater control valve for a non-AC car?

The Tachometer works but since the weather is now cold, it's stuck before the car gets warm. That normal? When I was inspecting it, is there grease to put in the tiny screw hole?

No leaks anywhere, no redlining while idling, just need to retime the belt and the big car projects should be all done! For now......

Thanks again for everyone's help with this project! All the knowledge you shared has been invaluable I had a blast working on the car and learned so much! I'll do a small write up later and hopefully it'll help the next guy out.
If you grease the tachometer meter movement, there is a good chance it won't move anymore - ever! Meter movements operate at very low force levels. If the movement needs lubrication, you would need a very, very light oil like clock or watch oil. The good meter movements are often jeweled. I would first check to see if there is something hanging the meter up like dirt or a bent pointer hitting something.
 

NJJo

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If you grease the tachometer meter movement, there is a good chance it won't move anymore - ever! Meter movements operate at very low force levels. If the movement needs lubrication, you would need a very, very light oil like clock or watch oil. The good meter movements are often jeweled. I would first check to see if there is something hanging the meter up like dirt or a bent pointer hitting something.
I’ll just leave it. Once the car gets nice and warm it works as normal.

This is the L shape connector I used on the heater valve. Used the Dremel to cut that end off the old valve and RTV red for the gasket. I’ll put a valve on next spring. Car is getting put away for Winter after these last 40 degree weeks end.
 

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When the car is stored I’ll be welding the rust spots on the driver and passenger footwells. Found some carpet spray paint restorer on YouTube that looked cool.
 

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Since there's no winter in WI this year, I've been able to take the car out and work on some little things here and there. The cable for the hand brake on the left side broke off. JB Weld while I order a new one? I'm just not in the mood to start working on the brakes yet. That's for this summer when I take apart the brakes to clean/repair them.

Are there any tricks for adjusting the headlights? It feels like turning the screws don't adjust the lights at all.
 

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