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Ron Watson

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About Ron Watson

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  • Birthday 06/21/1953

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    92 Chenowth mid-travel 4-seater, 2332ci VW
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    Azusa, CA
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    Dirt Bikes

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  1. Ron Watson

    Mis-fire / dead cylinder

    Thanks for all the suggestions and input. I had been swapping idle jets, thinking that was the problem, so I'm sure they're clear. It's getting a weak spark on #3 and that's the dead cylinder. I can not get the carb to respond to the fuel screw, but I do see the accelerator pump squirt. I don't have any spare "known good" parts, so I bought a (same as I have) 009 ignition kit with a new coil and plug wires. Should be here in the next day or two. It looks pretty clean around the base of the intakes, but I will check for leaks. I did the carbs when I initially got the car, so I think there clean, but that will be next, if the new ignition doesn't fix things. BTW, I have a snail type sinc tool for balancing the carbs. As lousy as it runs, it's got some pretty serious horsepower (VW 2332cc with dual 44 webers). But I'm not going through a lot of money at it though. I'm hoping to do a V6 Honda swap, after I finish some honey do's.
  2. Ron Watson

    Mis-fire / dead cylinder

    I have already installed new plugs and wires, cap and rotor look new. Does anyone know if a CDI ignition can fail on one cylinder? I always thought you either get spark or you don't, but that's been my experience on single cylinder 2 stroke motorcycles.
  3. Ron Watson

    Mis-fire / dead cylinder

    When I bought this car it mis-fired, idled rough, popped and back fired. I knew it needed some tuning, but it sounded good otherwise. It has never run properly and I can't seem to sort it out. Engine is a 2332cc. I started with rebuilding the carbs (dual weber 44 IDF's). It ran better, but still popping and back firing at low speed. Tired different pilot jets (currently has 60's) fuel screws are at about 2 turns out. However, #3 cylinder does not respond to the fuel screw. I can turn it all the way in or take it out, with no response. Also, if I pull the plug wire off #3, there is no change in the idle, like a dead cylinder. When I rev the engine running I can see fuel in the #3 carb barrel, but when I pull the #3 wire at the cap, the spark is very weak. (CDI ignition, not sure of what kind). I have not checked the valves yet or done a compression check. Thanks for any help.
  4. Ron Watson

    Another Newbie SXS Question!!

    I'm hoping some of you experience folks will respond here too! I'm planning my first trip to Dumont Dunes some time early next year and could use some tips as well. The only times I've ever been in sand was on a motorcycle and I usually tried to avoid it, whenever I could.
  5. Ron Watson

    V6 Recomendations

    I currently have 2332cc Vdub in a mid travel Chenowth 4-seater that seems difficult (for me) to keep tuned. I have been thinking about going with an aluminum V6. I have an 091 bus trans and understand I'll need an adapter. Not really looking for max power, max reliability and a reasonable budget are more important. What should I look for? Thanks for any suggestions.
  6. Ron Watson

    091 transaxle noise

    Actually not yet, but I've been doing other things (installing electric power steering). I will definitely post when the trans is fixed. Thanks for asking.
  7. Just got a universal 400W power steering kit for my Chenowth sand rail. SuperATV recommended I go with the 400W unit versus the 220W, because of my larger tires and extra weight, compared to a side by side. I have a Saco rack and pinion, but my steering is still a little heavy and can make my shoulders sore. I hope to have it all installed next week. Can't wait to see how it works. Anybody have any thoughts or things to watch out for?
  8. Ron Watson

    091 transaxle noise

    Last weekend I had my car out for the first time. After an hour or so of blast around in the desert, my car started making a clicking sound only in 1st gear and only when the clutch is out. When I push in the clutch, the noise seems to goes away. I know it "doesn't" do it in 2nd gear, but I shut it down right away when I heard the noise and didn't get into 3rd or 4th. Could it be something to do with the throw-out bearing or is it something wrong deeper in the trans? My clutch actuation is hydraulic and the pedal feels normal. BTW, I have an 091 bus trans with a 2332cc VW. Thanks for any help.
  9. Ron Watson

    Looking for a Chenowth Monogram Front Bumper

    Thank you, I'll check them out.
  10. I'm pretty sure this is a long shot, but I would like to find a Chenowth Monogram Front Bumper. Anybody know where to find one?
  11. Ron Watson

    Front wheels

    Thanks for the info, much appreciated.
  12. Ron Watson

    Front wheels

    My car does not have front brakes however the front wheels are mounted to stock drums. My question is, can I chuck the drums up in a lathe and cut the outer drum off? Will I have enough strength to safely keep front wheels on? You can kind of see the current set up in this picture Thanks for any input, Ron