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Re: The "mutt" grinning smiley
Posted by: viewmaster ()
Date: March 27, 2018 06:50AM

WOW!!!!! GREAT WORK, KEEP IT UP...IM SURE WE ALL ARE LOVING THE PROGRESS AND PICTORIAL. EXCELLENT JOB!!
-m



Mike
'65 '500' Sedan 110 PG
'65 Monza Sedan turbo'd 110 SU conversion
Fresno, CA

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Re: The "mutt" grinning smiley
Posted by: toms73novass ()
Date: April 01, 2018 07:58AM

Decided to tackle the dash:

Took apart and/or sprayed all switches with deoxit to get full function back to everything. Only unknown at this point is the tach (separate project)




It is the typical spyder dash that has pitting of the surface.



So I decided to cover it with an appliance grade "brushed stainless" adhesive.

Took many hours of drawing and test cutting to get an exact pattern in Autocad, used my laser to cut out a template.



I think it turned out quite presentable, yah I don't have the lettering, but it looks better than a pitted mess and $$$$ less than replating.



Also, replaced all the snaps and clips in the rear stainless vert trim. Tried to weld the cracked ends on (it worked but, there was no way I was going to get the weld not to be visible I made up cover clips)





-Tom


63' Monza Spyder Convertable (in process) MY Build Thread
65' Monza MY Build Thread
73' NovaSS 454 Big block
86' BMW 325es
98' Dodge 2500 12v Cummins Diesel with 1200 lb torque!
98' VW Jetta TDI, for daughter
01' Audi Allroad Stage 3 twin turbo

NFCC
Grand Island, NY

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Re: The "mutt" grinning smiley
Date: April 01, 2018 08:23AM

Great idea on the carpet along the bottom.

I don't know what it is, maybe it's fear of the unknown, but I despise interior work. Metalwork, machining parts and building engines doesn't phase me, but interiors are my kryptonite. Maybe I'll need to address that this year.

Still enjoying watching your progress, always looking forward to your updates.

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Central WI

Wife's '68, 3.0L, twin-screw compressor and fuel injected in the works...

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Re: The "mutt" grinning smiley
Posted by: toms73novass ()
Date: April 02, 2018 07:52PM

I had a chance to get the tach dialed in and all looks good! I used a testing unit I had put together for a ecu that I built for my older bmw and it worked like a champ.





-Tom


63' Monza Spyder Convertable (in process) MY Build Thread
65' Monza MY Build Thread
73' NovaSS 454 Big block
86' BMW 325es
98' Dodge 2500 12v Cummins Diesel with 1200 lb torque!
98' VW Jetta TDI, for daughter
01' Audi Allroad Stage 3 twin turbo

NFCC
Grand Island, NY



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Re: The "mutt" grinning smiley
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: April 02, 2018 08:25PM

Good enough!!





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Re: The "mutt" grinning smiley
Date: April 03, 2018 04:33AM

I have no idea how I missed your dash! I just did this for my boat. I had a coworker design the dash in CAD off my hand drawing, then had a buddy laser it out for me, but I also lasered the switch names through the stainless so I could backlight at night. Came out really nice.

Vairy clean work, sir!

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Johnny B
Central WI

Wife's '68, 3.0L, twin-screw compressor and fuel injected in the works...

Project Pressurized Pancake


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Re: The "mutt" grinning smiley
Posted by: steve c goodman ()
Date: April 03, 2018 07:58AM

Very nice instrument panel cover Tom. Don't need the labels anyway, it is obvious which is ign switch and which is light switch. Great workmanship on the interior too. I never tackle upholstery, yours looks perfect.

best wishes, Steve
Rear Engine Spec. Inc. Golden, Colo.

1962 spyder 3.0L turbo---1965 Crown V8
1967 monza 110/4---1968 monza 110/4
1971 amante gt 110/4
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Re: The "mutt" grinning smiley
Posted by: toms73novass ()
Date: April 04, 2018 11:05AM

Thanks Guys,


I have basically redone the whole dash and under car wiring harness and replaced any questionable wires and replace any connectors that did not look good.



Probably when overboard on all the connections, tinned all the wires, put on new ends and then added a bit of solder to fully wet the connections.





I also ran an extra 10g wire right to the trunk through the harness connections to use for head lights with relays, put in a few extra wires in the tunnel harness just in case....

Also adding 10 Ohm 10w resistor in parallel with the gen light in prep for alternator conversion.

-Tom


63' Monza Spyder Convertable (in process) MY Build Thread
65' Monza MY Build Thread
73' NovaSS 454 Big block
86' BMW 325es
98' Dodge 2500 12v Cummins Diesel with 1200 lb torque!
98' VW Jetta TDI, for daughter
01' Audi Allroad Stage 3 twin turbo

NFCC
Grand Island, NY

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Re: The "mutt" grinning smiley
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: April 04, 2018 11:07AM

You won't regret it in the long term!





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Re: The "mutt" grinning smiley
Posted by: toms73novass ()
Date: April 17, 2018 12:38PM

Well the top is on and turned out well for my first, this pic is just before I finished up the front welting.



I decided to do a bit of mechanical work and take a brake from aesthetic items.

Harvesting parts..... winking smiley



-Tom


63' Monza Spyder Convertable (in process) MY Build Thread
65' Monza MY Build Thread
73' NovaSS 454 Big block
86' BMW 325es
98' Dodge 2500 12v Cummins Diesel with 1200 lb torque!
98' VW Jetta TDI, for daughter
01' Audi Allroad Stage 3 twin turbo

NFCC
Grand Island, NY

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Re: The "mutt" grinning smiley
Posted by: toms73novass ()
Date: April 30, 2018 03:09AM

This weeks task was doing the differential:

On the recommendation of Ken Hand I brazed the openings in the posi carrier to keep it from cracking off and re machined.



Also Picked up a 4 spyder carrier:



Setup diff with all new Timken bearings as per the manual, setting inital backlash:


Testing pinion turning torque after setting preload:



After 3 changes in shim depth using slip bearing I am pleased with the final pattern:



Still working on custom aluminum cover but otherwise all set and moving on to trans rebuild.



-Tom


63' Monza Spyder Convertable (in process) MY Build Thread
65' Monza MY Build Thread
73' NovaSS 454 Big block
86' BMW 325es
98' Dodge 2500 12v Cummins Diesel with 1200 lb torque!
98' VW Jetta TDI, for daughter
01' Audi Allroad Stage 3 twin turbo

NFCC
Grand Island, NY

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Re: The "mutt" grinning smiley
Posted by: Gregory_Miller ()
Date: April 30, 2018 10:22AM

Nice!

Greg Miller
Eugene, Oregon

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Re: The "mutt" grinning smiley
Posted by: bbakerga ()
Date: April 30, 2018 10:40AM

Amazing work, Tom!

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Re: The "mutt" grinning smiley
Posted by: toms73novass ()
Date: May 03, 2018 05:21PM

Disassembled the two 64 transmissions I had, cleaned up the cases and dye checked for cracks, did the same thing on the differentials to make sure there were no issues.



Then I power coated the transmissions to match the differential.



Still have to take apart the mainshafts and check them out. I did find that some of the countershaft bearings in both transmissions were pitted and need to be replaced.

-Tom


63' Monza Spyder Convertable (in process) MY Build Thread
65' Monza MY Build Thread
73' NovaSS 454 Big block
86' BMW 325es
98' Dodge 2500 12v Cummins Diesel with 1200 lb torque!
98' VW Jetta TDI, for daughter
01' Audi Allroad Stage 3 twin turbo

NFCC
Grand Island, NY

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Re: The "mutt" grinning smiley
Posted by: The Stig ()
Date: May 03, 2018 05:25PM

You make it look easy! Stunning work as always.

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Re: The "mutt" grinning smiley
Posted by: bbakerga ()
Date: May 03, 2018 08:50PM

Tom, please tell me you are retired. You make me feel Terribly lazy.

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Re: The "mutt" grinning smiley
Posted by: toms73novass ()
Date: May 04, 2018 03:07AM

bbakerga Wrote:
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> Tom, please tell me you are retired. You make me
> feel Terribly lazy.


I wish! 5 years to go. If I was I could be even more productive on the car front. smiling bouncing smiley

I actually call myself the "happy hermit". I'm totally content to putter around all by my self working on projects. However, I also have a very understanding wife that from early on realized that something is not right with this guy but she married me anyway. grinning smiley

-Tom


63' Monza Spyder Convertable (in process) MY Build Thread
65' Monza MY Build Thread
73' NovaSS 454 Big block
86' BMW 325es
98' Dodge 2500 12v Cummins Diesel with 1200 lb torque!
98' VW Jetta TDI, for daughter
01' Audi Allroad Stage 3 twin turbo

NFCC
Grand Island, NY



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Re: The "mutt" grinning smiley
Posted by: toms73novass ()
Date: May 12, 2018 08:47PM

This weeks update:

I milled a new top for the differential case. Sort of a learning experience with feeds and speeds, turned out ok. I did fin the top and the inside.



Top



Bottom:



I finished rebuilding the transmission with new bearings, replaced the blocker rings with NOS ones that I was fortunate to get ahold of. Putting all the needle bearings back in place sort of reminded me of the game "operation".

Here it is mated to the diff, diff cover painted with a light coat of black paint and used the factory vent. I also tapped drain plugs in the trans and diff to make oil changes easy.



-Tom


63' Monza Spyder Convertable (in process) MY Build Thread
65' Monza MY Build Thread
73' NovaSS 454 Big block
86' BMW 325es
98' Dodge 2500 12v Cummins Diesel with 1200 lb torque!
98' VW Jetta TDI, for daughter
01' Audi Allroad Stage 3 twin turbo

NFCC
Grand Island, NY



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/12/2018 08:49PM by toms73novass.

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Re: The "mutt" grinning smiley
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: May 12, 2018 09:48PM

You just can't quit !!! gg





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Sea Mountain, between Charleston Harbor and Coos Bay! SW Oregon Coast
Click HERE for My Website...Click HERE for My TechPages!
..............................110-PG.................................................Webered-Turbo

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Re: The "mutt" grinning smiley
Date: May 13, 2018 07:41AM

As always, nice attention to detail. It's pretty obvious you think things through and have a picture in your head of what your finished product will look like and then follow through on it.

Thanks for taking us along for the ride...

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Johnny B
Central WI

Wife's '68, 3.0L, twin-screw compressor and fuel injected in the works...

Project Pressurized Pancake


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