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RoadGlue
post Apr 4 2016, 04:17 PM
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QUOTE(gms @ Apr 4 2016, 03:07 PM) *

Is that when we did the paint job in the engine compartment
wow that is 8 years ago now already isn't it


Yeah, our handy work lives on! I half thought about repainting the engine bay, but it's good enough for now. I really need to have the sheet metal replaced behind the passenger seat as it has a few holes still (they were there eight years ago) from the the firewall pad.

Learning to do my own body work too, but no immediate plans to paint the car.

You'll have to come back out and not almost crash it again on the freeway in the middle of the night. :-) (It wasn't your fault!)
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post Apr 5 2016, 02:26 PM
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Selling my Triad exhaust or looking for a trade (plus maybe a few bucks) for a used Bursch 2.0 exhaust. I'd like to chop the stock Bursch muffler and have an exhaust shop attach something a bit rasper.

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post Apr 8 2016, 01:19 PM
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Just a quick update.

Lots of blasting yesterday (not everything is pictured).

Still working on the bumpers, but they're further along than what's pictured now. ;-)

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post Apr 8 2016, 01:20 PM
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Have zinc phosphate primer w/ silver wheel paint for the cooling shroud. Should be a-okay. All the sheet metal will be headed out for PC soon.
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post Apr 11 2016, 01:12 PM
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Cleaned up and refinished the 4-Lug Mahles this weekend. I need to take a better final shot. Turned out pretty good though I didn't take care of any of the scratches. They'll look great from a few feet back, which is all I'm going for.

I need to take a conical wire brush on a drill and strip the paint carefully away from the lug holes. I blanked on taping them.

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post Apr 11 2016, 06:41 PM
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Bless you Randy for stripping those wheels. I HATE using aircraft stripper, especially on the nooks and crannies of wheels.

Looking good dood!
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post Apr 11 2016, 06:42 PM
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How does your back feel?
Lots of stripping, nice job.
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post Apr 11 2016, 07:51 PM
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Looking good! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/beer3.gif)
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post Apr 11 2016, 10:34 PM
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QUOTE(ThePaintedMan @ Apr 11 2016, 05:41 PM) *

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Bless you Randy for stripping those wheels. I HATE using aircraft stripper, especially on the nooks and crannies of wheels.

Looking good dood!


Luckily only one wheel was painted. Nasty stuff! Took three applications to get it loose enough to scrape/blast off.

The Mahles are pretty straight forward though and I didn't do any masking on the face. :-)
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post Apr 11 2016, 10:36 PM
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QUOTE(r_towle @ Apr 11 2016, 05:42 PM) *

How does your back feel?
Lots of stripping, nice job.


I sit in front of a computer waaaay too much. So... Es ist die gute Art von Schmerzen!

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post Apr 11 2016, 10:39 PM
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QUOTE(Krieger @ Apr 11 2016, 06:51 PM) *


Hey Andy!

We should get the locals together for a beer soon. There's four of us that are in the Santa Rosa / RP / Windsor areas.

It's not looking good compared to your cars, but thanks! Just trying to spiff it up a little until I have the means to properly paint it. Getting it mechanically sound and undoing some of my previous shortcuts is top priority.

Hoping Soren will have the motor done soon. Maybe in a few weeks?
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post Apr 11 2016, 10:43 PM
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Shout out to Mark Whitesell (914rubber.com) for making parts so many of us need.

To Garold Shaffer too for being my go-to guy for used parts that I'm missing.

What a great community. You guys make me sappy.
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post Apr 12 2016, 11:56 AM
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I'm going to have the taste of ground up rust in my mouth through the majority of this project.

Just a little clean up project last night. Used Metal Prep before sleeping and then primed and put a top coat on before work this AM.

I'll probably used white lithium grease on the swivel and then a little anti seize in the tube portion as I left that mostly bare metal.

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post Apr 15 2016, 10:39 AM
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Just a bit more painting last night.

Had blasted the cooling shroud last week. Used a VHT zinc primer and wheel paint to make it shiny. Hope it holds up long term.

Primed and painted both sides.

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post Nov 3 2017, 10:27 AM
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Starting this project back up again.

Test fitted the engine tin the other night. Dropped that off along with a bunch of other misc parts for powder coating yesterday.

Inching closer.

Finally found the ignition key hanging on my garage peg board behind some other tools (seriously, don't ask). It's been missing for years. Just happy that I can turn the steering wheel again.

I should mount the fuel pump up front this weekend. Really haven't seen any clear photos of exactly where it should go in relation to the steering rack, but I'm sure I can make that work.
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post Nov 3 2017, 10:30 AM
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It's going to look a whole lot better in a few weeks. Attached Image
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post Nov 3 2017, 09:58 PM
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Looking good Randy! Glad to see you back at it.
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post Nov 3 2017, 11:48 PM
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QUOTE(Krieger @ Nov 3 2017, 08:58 PM) *

Looking good Randy! Glad to see you back at it.


Thanks Andy!

Been digging deep into my parts stash to try and anticipate what else I'll need to buy so I can get the motor back in the car. Trying to do this right too so I won't be chasing gremlins around once it's up and running. Only using new hardware, which is a big improvement from how I kept my cars running when I was in my late teens/20s.

Wish I had the means to make the car look better as it does have a little body damage on the passenger side, small rust bubbles, marginal paint. Maybe in the next few years I can prep and at least get the exterior painting. Sorta all depends on what the house needs first.

I want all the bugs ironed out before this time next year as I'd like to drive the car down to the Rennsport Reunion. That should be somewhat smooth sailing from here on out, but I've been saying that for the past five years too. Wish me luck!
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post Nov 4 2017, 07:16 AM
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Good luck brother! Let me know if I could help. I may also have a part or two laying around.
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post Nov 12 2017, 12:30 AM
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Just sorting parts. Still waiting for my sheet metal to arrive back from the powder coater. Planning on installing the motor next weekend as long as I get my tin back this week. Looking positive.

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