Miscellaneous things for finishing Shirley:
1) The plastic for one of the tiny wire hold down screws for my drivers headlight plug seems to have stripped. Can this be repaired somehow? I don't have time to get a new one shipped.
2) My newly redone Kingston L4 carb throttle rod adjustment screw is adjusted all the way out for the throttle meaning nearly no threads on the stopping part of the screw. On the other side of the engine I see this mount for the rod. Is that mount what it should be?
3) My sons instructions where 'disconnect the battery'. He heard 'disconnect the battery and disassemble everything'. So I do not know which way the battery cable tie down pictured is supposed to go?
4) The big bolt that the top fan belt wheel arm goes on does not have a nut in the back, just a cotter pin hole. Should it have a nut? If so, what size bolt is that?
There's no nut for the fan bolt, not enough room even if you could. Only use a cotter pin
Do you have a wooden board under your battery? It looks to me that your battery is sitting low in the holder. That clamp doesn't hold the wire in place but it holds the battery in place when the battery is level with the top of the bracket.
It would be best to change the throttle rod, it sounds like it is too short. Someone has fabricated the little extension to compensate for it being too short. To at least try i, you you might try putting it in the lower hole and or adjust the extension part towards the carburetor. Its not rocket science to build your own. A piece of 3/16 rod and a vice, hack saw, hammer, and a drill. Most rods don't have an adjustment on them, take the extension off and just make it the right length.
Yes, get rid of that thing and make a rod long enough to work. 14½" should be about right.
PLEASE PLEASE get that battery clamp off the cable before you do damage via causing a short.
Also, as mentioned, it appears your battery is sitting low (right on the metal support. Modern batteries need a spacer to move them up. I piece of 3/4" plywood is adequate. below is a pic I saved from this forum.
Here is a pic of mine, I added some scrap pieces of 1/2" thick plywood on top. This spreads the load of the clamp on the case. Otherwise you could potentially crack the case. Just snug the clamps, no need to tighten them right down tight.
Here is the spacer all cut out as shown in my previous post.
(Message edited by Chad_Marchees on April 08, 2017)
Many thanks for the diagram and answers on the battery and the others. My 13 year old son fabricated the piece out of plywood from the diagram but actually had to do 2 thicknesses to get the battery high enough for the clamp to work.
I reverse the clamps so it sort of "wedges" the clamp to the battery.
Here is the handiwork.
I can't believe all the mickey mouse stuff members of this club do to their cars!
I see a guy who's asking for help, and the advice he's gotten on this thread is pretty decent. If reading these responses is stressful, perhaps it's time to go polish some brass.