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#21 f1ndM3aTaco

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Posted 12 August 2017 - 08:04 PM

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Otherwise body looks real good. I'm wondering if the car was undercoated by previous owner



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Posted 12 August 2017 - 08:20 PM

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This is the most recent step. Got the old Hitachi carb (Ordered a weber 32/36 which is coming in, soon. Woo!). Got the alternator and air pump out too. Nice 10lbs off the engine with that air pump gone. Now I'm trying to figure out how to block off the egr valve, and carbon canister vacuuming. It'll be nice when I can get the engine out and really clean up and rearrange/replace the tubing/lines,

 

Some more new parts came in: nickle copper tubing, fuel pump, 555 idler arm and tie rod, optima battery, starter, alternator, water pump, oil pump. My room is starting to look like more and more of a parts shack haha.

 

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Posted 01 September 2017 - 10:02 PM

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Been having fun with some of the little things the past few weeks. While I was waiting for powder-coating stuff to come back I decided to take apart the interior, replace the leaky heater core hoses, and other good stuff...

 

 

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A LOT of white vinegar has been used. Crazy watching it eat away rust after a couple days. Remember to wash well after soaking.

 

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Heater core rebuild in process. Need to make proper stencils for the foam seals before cutting them. Kinda tricky cutting that stuff properly.



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Posted 01 September 2017 - 10:14 PM

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Been going to home cheepot the past couple nights trying to replace all the rusty hardware, mostly washers, bolts are still good. Sure is time consuming.

 

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Decided to go with this Rustoleum stuff for any parts that face heat. Two coats of primer then that stuff. Wish it would come out the bottle more consistent.



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Posted 01 September 2017 - 10:35 PM

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Got tires in... Well three for now, last one and the wheels will be coming next week. Went with Falken 195/50/15 and Bassett 15x7 steelies. Called Aero cause I liked there arrow design more but they don't offer 0 offset on there 4x4.5 wheels. But who cares? steelies are steelies. For the tires I just went with what looked like a good set of tires that were pretty cheap. Hope they wont be too tricky to balance, heard they might need to be done so by the wheel and not the hub or something. And since when did Falken start making tires in the U.S.?

 

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Powder coating stuff came back. Came out nice but the all black needed a touch of race car. I'll take pics of all of it when I get the front suspension back together. Waiting on the new mounting insulators to come in.



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Posted 01 September 2017 - 10:47 PM

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Crossmember bolt is still being a real pain in the ass

 

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So are the flange bolts on the drive shaft... :sneaky:

 

Any suggestions on either? Sawzaw the xmember bolt? Flange bolts also have very little height to them to get a proper grab on them. Been spraying them with pb blaster for days now.



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Posted 01 September 2017 - 11:13 PM

Give some heat for the nuts/bolts with heat gun or torch and get longer lever arm to bust them open. Glad to see another B310/210 on the forum!


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Posted 02 September 2017 - 06:27 PM

Give some heat for the nuts/bolts with heat gun or torch and get longer lever arm to bust them open. Glad to see another B310/210 on the forum!

I'll give it a shot. Love your build too, can't wait til I have a garage where I can weld like you are.

 

 

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Suggestions on cleaning/painting of rad without damaging?

 

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Really can't wait til the rad support can be addressed. Looks like I'll be able to keep enough of the front valence that it wont need too much chopping but I don't know, only hoping. :wacko:



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Posted 02 September 2017 - 10:00 PM

Your front looks just like what mine was  :rofl: Must be common with these. I just cleaned my rad, first checked if it was too soft or not. If you're able to poke your finger through the fins just like that, then it might be good to consider about new one or have it redone by someone (new core). But if it seems ok, i just sanded down the frames + top and bottom, sprayed zinc paint to the sidemounts because they began to rust. Then some primer and finishing color. I didn't do much with the core itself, just light spraying with mattblack spray paint to make it look a bit better  :rofl:


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Posted 05 September 2017 - 09:39 PM

Your front looks just like what mine was  :rofl: Must be common with these. I just cleaned my rad, first checked if it was too soft or not. If you're able to poke your finger through the fins just like that, then it might be good to consider about new one or have it redone by someone (new core). But if it seems ok, i just sanded down the frames + top and bottom, sprayed zinc paint to the sidemounts because they began to rust. Then some primer and finishing color. I didn't do much with the core itself, just light spraying with mattblack spray paint to make it look a bit better  :rofl:

 

I cleaned mine up a fair bit and think it will hold up. I heard grill paint, as in actual fire grill, works bretty good too.



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Posted 05 September 2017 - 09:43 PM

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Some goodies came in today



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Posted 05 September 2017 - 09:49 PM

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Today's set up

 

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Finally smacked the exhaust out of the manifold. Gonna bring it to a shop and have them build me something similar. Considering i'm going to be driving cross country what's a good size/setup that won't destroy my ear drums? Stock really wasn't that bad in my opinion but I don't know.



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Posted 05 September 2017 - 09:56 PM

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Heater core vents/Blower Motor/Windshield wiper reservoir retainer

 

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gave this one my undivided attention



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Posted 05 September 2017 - 10:00 PM

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Since the exhaust was out, that meant the manifolds could finally come out too.

 

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Got the intake nice and shiny with a little brushy brushy. Gonna need some more degreaser though...  :P 



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Posted 05 September 2017 - 10:07 PM

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Finished up and called it a day after removing the carbon canister and lines.



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Posted 06 September 2017 - 07:05 AM

Taco doing something even hobo doesn't like doing. Walking around barefoot in grass....

Lol you really think he would tell anyone, ahh yes Mr. Peterson I was taken a piss and everything got dark like there was an eclipse, when I look back to see what was making the shade when WHAM!! Cock hit me right in the face. I don't know whose it was but we could match up the bruise.

 

 

 

you assume i have any fucks

 

 

 

 

 


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Posted 06 September 2017 - 11:47 AM

Thats great, I do the same thing.... try pulling an L20B over 30ft in soft grass and wet on a engine stand without tipping!!!

 

This is real Shade Tree mechanic work here, before Hot-Rod TV was Spike and Velocity.... Love It.

 

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Posted 06 September 2017 - 11:54 AM

I don't like the feel of the grass on my feet. I'll walk a gravel road barefoot over 2 steps in grass

Lol you really think he would tell anyone, ahh yes Mr. Peterson I was taken a piss and everything got dark like there was an eclipse, when I look back to see what was making the shade when WHAM!! Cock hit me right in the face. I don't know whose it was but we could match up the bruise.

 

 

 

you assume i have any fucks

 

 

 

 

 


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Posted 12 September 2017 - 08:26 PM

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Got the carpet out last week or so, hosed it down to get the coolant out of it and had it rest in the sun for two days. Then I took it into my basement where I let two dehumidifiers and the heater take care of whatever moisture was left.

 

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Brushed down everything with an old exterior painting brush and followed behind with the vaccum cleaner.



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Posted 12 September 2017 - 08:55 PM

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Reattaching the speedometer cable and the wiring behind the cluster needs really tiny hands, not fun.

 

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Replaced all the original lights with LED's. Hope they aren't anything obnoxious, just want better light than stock from 40 years ago, although will still keep them on hand considering the fact they still work.