TECH BULLETINS

We get requests from time to time to publish the ASK MR MET bulletins on the website, but we resist doing this for two primary reasons. The first is that we are constantly updating the bulletins as we learn. The second, and I believe the most important, is when a member has a problem and requests help from the tech line; we follow up on being sure the problem is solved.

If we published the bulletins, and the member consulted the bulletins and that didnít solve the problem, he or she would assume we were of no help. If you have had experience with other tech lines you will understand this frustration. Once we are contacted, we follow through, with phone calls if necessary, until the problem is solved. On all other club tech systems, it is almost impossible to talk to somebody in person. This is the beauty of our system.

This being said, we have compiled a set of Technical Bulletins, listed below, that are available to members, and individual bulletins can be obtained by contacting:-

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01. BENDING HINGES TO ALIGN DOORS
02. ADJUSTING VALVES ON THE METROPOLITAN
03. REMOVE, REPLACE, & ASSEMBLY OF THE HEATER UNIT
04. CHECKING VALVE TIMMING
05. FIBERGLASSING FLOORBOARDS TO STIFFEN RUSTY CONVS.
06. CHECKING THE CAUSE OF AN INACCURATE SPEEDMETER
07. FRONT CLIP REMOVAL FOR RUST REPAIR
08. DOOR OPENING DIMENSIONS
09. BRAKE SYSTEM OVERHAUL/ BRAKE BLEEDING THE MET
10. ADJUSTING SHIFT LEVERS
11. TESTING SPINDLES FOR CRACKS
12. CHECKING PROCEDURE FOR A POOR RUNNING MET ENGINE
13. ZENITH CARBURETOR PROBLEMS AND REPAIRS
14. COMPLETE OVERHAUL OF THE FRONT SUSPENSION
15. COLOR CODED WIRING DIAGRAMS/ LEFT& RIGHT HAND DRIVE
16. INSTALLING FOUR POST IGNITION SWITCH
17. CHANGING TO NEGATIVE GROUND
18. ADJUST STR GEAR/ TOW A MET WHLS DN/ 1500 ENG IN A 1200 CAR
19. DIAGNOSING GAS GAUGE PROBLEMS
20. PAINT CODES PPG
21. PAINT CODES DUPONT
22. OVERHAULING THE HEATER WATER CONTROL VALVE
23. ENGINE REBUILDING AND OIL RECOMMENDATIONS
24. STEERING PARTS REMOVAL
25. TRIMMING DOOR RUBBER MOLDING
26. SNAP OR CRUNCH IN THE FRONT END, BODY OR SUSPENSION
27. TRANSMISSION APPLICATIONS YEARS& REAREND RATIOS
28. WINDSHIELD FRONT AND REAR INSTALLATION
29. HIGH FUEL PUMP PRESSURE
30. CHECKING AN INOPERATIVE STARTER
31. ANTENNA MAST REPAIR
32. REPAIRING REAR FENDER BEADS AND SEALING SEAMS
33. SETTING THE IGNITION TIMING
34. CENTERING STEERING WHEEL AND TURN SIGNAL ASSEMBLY 35. REMOVING AND INSTALLING DASHBOARD
36. VAPOR LOCK AND HOW TO AVOID IT
37. SERVICING WINDSHIELD WIPER MOTOR
38. LOCATING AND CLEANING GROUNDING TERMINALS
39. CLUTCH REPLACE- VIBRATION- CROSS MEMBER REMOVAL
40. ADDRESSING TRANS LEAKS AND OIL RECOMMENDATION

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It is becoming harder every year to find a qualified mechanic to work on our older cars, and a top quality technical system is a must for a modern car club. Our advice is available to all members by Email, regular mail, or phone listed in the ASK MR MET column in the Met Gazette.

Tech Team Leader
John Riley