Monday, September 13, 2010

The oil pressure went bright red. I've removed the fuel pump and connected a pressure gauge.

Got the engine running using a lawn mower tank.

Pressure is good; the sender unit is bad.

Received the new sender unit last Friday...

During the road test the car was not running right and felt lean at cruising speed (Not smooth). I've opened up the carb and discovered a lot of mud. After cleaning and raising slightly the fuel level in the bowl, the car is flying now.

The hood safety latch was not catching; it is working now.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Bumper brackets: Finished!

Sealed and painted. The grease is to prevent corrosion.


Friday, September 3, 2010

Rear bumper brakets...

Working on the rear bumper brackets...

After cleaning and weldable primer...

Punched some holes on the new part...

In place. Next: clean up, seal and paint.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

The parking brake is fixed. This is a major pain in the *** to do. I had one on my parts car.

The tappets, ignition and carb adjustment are done. The front shield and fenders are back on the car. Today I am starting the replacement of the rear bumper brackets.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

New rear view mirror installed

The rods are ready to be installed

New chrome balls

Both sides are done

The front suspension issue: The spheres are good, the height corrector is good also, but...

The line relieving the pressure from the height corrector was clogged solid. First time that I see this.

New line and new fitting. The front is smooth and goes down quickly using the height corrector lever.

The rear was way too high. This car is in good shape; the sway bar area is rust free. After tuning the suspension I've sprayed some oil to prevent rust.

Looks more normal now :o)

Friday, August 27, 2010

Follow up...

The car came back to get the head re-torqued. Some other issues appeared in the mean time. As expected, one of the rear suspension boots broke.

The groove carved by the ball.

Very rusty and pitted ball. I am waiting for a bag of new chrome balls.

Dremell to the rescue!

If one boot cracked after so many years of immobilization, the other will break soon. Sure enough...

Ready to be installed. Waiting for the balls and ball boots.

The head was re-torqued; next will be to check the valve clearance. I have drained the coolant, then the oil to make sure no seepage of coolant occurred in the engine.

This is the reason why the car got stuck on the freeway 60 miles away from my shop. The original ignition wire broke. I have soldered new terminals .

The car is too high on the back. Ready to address this.

The front was hard and I thought that a sphere was bad. The spheres are good but the eight corrector is not working properly when using the height lever. This is next on my list.

Waiting for the rear bumper brackets.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Still having problem with dirty fuel

Drained the tank again.

The hose was at the very bottom of the tank, sucking all the dirt.

In addition, a rubber hose in the engine compartment was porous.

Cleaned up the gutters and put some sealer

The starter relay failed again. I' replaced it with a universal one (With a button)

More crap in the fuel filters...

After getting stuck 4 times on the road (Turned out that a kink on the hose was getting the dirt stuck sometime), I changed the pick up hose with a new one (Used on Chevrolet) of the same diameter . I've engaged it until it touched the bottom of the tank and backed off 2 or 3 mm; this should improve the dirt pick up problem.

The 5th gear was engaging but disengaging after a little while. The bushing fro the linkage at the gear box was damaged. Replaced it with a rubber hose and 2 washers temporarily; works perfectly.

The car is pretty much finished. Drives very well except for a noise on the front right side (Will investigate today). I vac the inside, dressed the tires, did the hubcaps etc...

I've also treated the leather.