The past week in Car repair

Have you done so much to the car today that it just doesn't fit into one section, or are you too damn lazy to split it all up? Either way, this is the section for you.

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Re: The past week in Car repair

Post by Briano1234 » Wed Nov 02, 2016 3:24 pm

Dang electric winders....... The wire broke in the middle of the door jamb.
Well I got it repaired with new wires, that I cut about 10 inches long, made the repairs with solder and heat shrink, then proceeded to Push the Broken solder repaired ends in to the frame and door jamb so that new wires were being bended..... Hate that area of the car.
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Re: The past week in Car repair

Post by Briano1234 » Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:19 am

Gee, It has been a while... Ok, Cleaned the Shroud for the Radiator, 2 coats of wax (had to respray the motor, and while I was at it resprayed the MAF but that was really last week. Fixed the Broken door check.....

Monday, I decided to take the Ding out of the Driver door, as it was down to the Metal started to surface rust a bit..... (dang parking lots, and Idiots, but that low,,, I mean what had to hit it, some pissed off toddler....... Also fixed my 3 dings from making a 89 fit an 93.... (Saw marks by Mirror... from the Sawzall slipping.) In the Middle of the Bondo, my Sander shot craps so I had to run to the BORG to get a new one... But on a bright note... I drove the green one to the BORG, and it was flawless... Save for the Window Sprayer not working and Dust on the windscreen since October.....


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2 coats of primer, and 2000 grit wet/dry The wet area is where one of the dings for the conversion was, I don't know why in the camera shot it looked wet....
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2 coats of Color, getting ready to wet sand and clear today... (4 quartz lights on in Garage.... it is TOasty......
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So all in all it has been a progressive week.
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Re: The past week in Car repair

Post by Briano1234 » Sat Mar 18, 2017 12:58 pm

Found a new use for old Christmas Paper... Re-task it.

Who says you can't re-use Christmas wrapping paper.....

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Re: The past week in Car repair

Post by Briano1234 » Sat Mar 18, 2017 5:34 pm

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Re: The past week in Car repair

Post by Briano1234 » Sun Mar 19, 2017 3:04 pm

Kinda screwed up.... I forgot to clean the under hood. So..... 6 dollars and 6 shower curtains later....
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Re: The past week in Car repair

Post by Briano1234 » Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:25 am

Finally got the underhood where it needed to be...
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Now to clean up the rest of the car.... Spring cleaning to a new level, it isn't just for houses any more... :)
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Re: The past week in Car repair

Post by Briano1234 » Tue Mar 21, 2017 6:43 am

After having to repaint the front Valance, correctly..... I decided that I would add 3 pieces of flat rubber, that I glued in with RTV.
If you look at the corners of the Valance, and where the prop rod hit... You will see the 3 black rubber pieces, it is to prevent chafing of the paint.
When the rod is down, it can't vibrate the hood rod end against the paint. The rubber stops on the Hood, can't rub the paint on the ends either.

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Look for the yellow.

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Re: The past week in Car repair

Post by Briano1234 » Tue Apr 11, 2017 8:43 am

Was at a Car show in big Duluth, and had to have a Battery Delivered to me mid-show, my son was kind enough to hog one over, seems that my Battery was on it's last legs (FEB 2010) was marked on the side, and as of late if I let the car sit idle for a day, it didn't want to start first time. After it seemed to be ok..... But well.....7 years out of a 3 year battery isn't that bad....... :)

I did make it to Bug-a-paluza, but was sadly not Judged,even though I was told they would, but seems they missed me, they did say sorry........ I was lumped in the MK1's and a ratty 83 won.... O'well such is life.... Not as many turned out, and there was only 1 other cabby....

Maybe next year......
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Re: The past week in Car repair

Post by Briano1234 » Tue Jun 06, 2017 5:43 pm

The Blue one decided to act up. I was running to the Hardware store, and I went over some RR tracks, well I decided to be speed demon, and put the car in low (auto) to cut across traffic. Well, I guess that my rear transmission mount decided to depart the car. This caused a rubbing of the Accelerator Cable to catch on the Horns.... full throttle, no release.... after Heavy Braking it get it in a Stall, and stopped. I got out and got my parts... Getting in the car I turned the ignition on and wally be darned if it didn't go full throttle.... Get out, grab a screw driver and pry the acel cable off the horns by bending.... drove fine, got home and jacked the car... The rear mount had departed, I had 2 metal plates and the Transmission was lower in the rear, and the front raised about 2 inches and causing the levers to hit the horn assembly.

Replaced the mount, and because I bent the arm of the acel cable, it was now catching only in Low,.... so bend it back, and all is well....
Glad I had good brakes and that they are Ceramic to take the heat.....
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Re: The past week in Car repair

Post by Briano1234 » Mon Jun 12, 2017 2:33 pm

Cupholder that momma approves. Holds 2 cans or cups.

It is a Prototype that is was under review..... :)

Held in place by the Seat Rail Tops, and one Screw under the e-brake, and a speed nut, bar, and small bracket and allen in the rear.

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It started out as;
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It originally sat too High so it is lowered, and on a test panic stop was top heavy, so I beefed up the front a wee bit and Screwed it to the
Tranny tunnel.... (ok it isn't a tranny tunnel). Seems to work well. Will run with it for a month and see how it goes.
It allows for the seat to run all the way up, and you still can get to your seat belts, and the e-brake is not too harder to handle.

Why did I do this, because I didn't want to pierce my door cards, and momma didn't like the one that I attached to the ebrake.
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Re: The past week in Car repair

Post by Briano1234 » Fri Jul 21, 2017 8:27 am

Well, took time to wash and wax the green one, been sitting since Feb unattended, (had mold breakout from all the rain, nipped that in the butt but only because it was sitting under carport and not driven or aired out.) decided to remove the passenger seat bottom and have it repaired, Cleaned the seat pan, primed and painted Fixed the bolsters foam where it was holed. put new slider kit on it. Charged the battery and drove it like I stole it... Amazing that on old gas and all it still has the get up and scoot....
The seat cover comes back today, so it will be finished.
The blue one I hung the Cat on so it can have the last emissions ever....yeah. Decided to do the rear brakes as the e-brake wasn't holding, so off with the drums to discover that my rear wheel cylinders were leaking... a drop or two, but caused brake fade, and paint flake. Going back I lost a spring, so had to wait to get a hardware kit from O'Reillys, and the kit contained the 2 parking brake irons, I can remember going to a wrecking yard the last time I did the rear on the blue for that part....(was missing). So 2 days to do a brake job, I must be getting old. Oh, Oil change on the blue, as well as resetting the timing for 4BTDC for Emissions..... Yeeeee-Haw.....
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Re: The past week in Car repair

Post by Briano1234 » Sat Jul 22, 2017 7:17 pm

Well, the blue one passed, no more emissions, I have taken the cat off and returned the straight pipe. :)
I placed the seat cover on the green car, it is so much nicer.... Then I decided to put the Spare grille on it that I had hanging on a wall, the Green one totally looks different....
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