[T3] Flaps Closed For Business

Shane Hughes navyfj1fury at gmail.com
Wed Nov 12 16:42:29 PST 2014

Chris, what is "the rope trick" for removing the fan? Does that entail
putting rope in the cylinder thru the sparkplug hole?

72 Square "Sleepy Jean"
On Nov 12, 2014 10:42 AM, "Chris Sheridan" <cscsheridan at gmail.com> wrote:

> What I feared has come to pass - while changing my spark plugs I found my
> flaps spring detached and floating around the head area under the right
> tin. Visual inspection of the notch I carved in the flaps rod confirms they
> are not opening after warm up. Car is running hot and Commuter is hotter.
> Options for someone who can't afford to take his car down for another week?
> I'm thinking needle nose pliers holding the rod in an open position. What
> do you say? Are there any options coming in from the top rather than the
> rope trick fan removal, which shaved a few months off my life last time I
> did it. 1970 fastback FI AT
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