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9 months ago
mtmouse
Merry Christmas everyone. Not my best gift but my friend down the street's father owns a performance machine shop. He is doing my heads for $100. Great Gift. Best gift was my daughter's handmade quilt. Lovely. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Everyone. Joe
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11 months ago
mtmouse
Welcome and enjoy.
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11 months ago
mtmouse
Well I do now. Don't we feel silly. Think I would have learned to not look up parts after midnight. Lol This getting old can be a hoot. Joe Wagon Master Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > You realize Clark's price is for a set of 12......right? > >
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11 months ago
mtmouse
Love Clarks, don't get me wrong but they are $6.25 ++ for a head stud nut. Would this work for $1.96 ++? I would of course order the correct size. Also, opinions on reusing old nuts.
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11 months ago
mtmouse
Well today I pulled the right hand 1,3,5 cylinder head. Came off cleanly. No studs moved, no broken hardware. All pushrod tubes are straight and clean, all three cylinders look real good-can still see cross hatch and no ring ridge, just carbon. Head looks real good. All six lifters came out with just a shop magnet. NO wear on the lifter faces or sides. So far so good on this teardown. Will hit
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12 months ago
mtmouse
The tins clipped under the cylinders are totally rust. It does not appear that they ever had paint. Was not sure about painting them. Joe Caraholic4life Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I have always used Rustoleum Satin Black in years gone by and have been satisfied with both the finish and durability. > > More recently I have used whatever Satin B
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12 months ago
mtmouse
Wurth1 Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > It just works on an EM Looks exactly like one that runs around in Bainbridge Ga area. You aren't in South Ga are you? If so, Hi neighbor. Joe
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12 months ago
mtmouse
Cleaning and repairing cooling tins and would like to ask how hot does the shrouds around the exhaust log get. Paint or not? What kind of paint, high temp engine paint or rattle can? Not concerned with paint fumes in the heater as this will sit at least a year before the car is ready to drive. That should be plenty of time for the paint smell to go away. However when I do run it I don't want
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12 months ago
mtmouse
Ok, I like black on most any car, most any blue on most any car. As far as my Corvair. It is currently 65 Sierra Tan and is probably my least favorite color. Truth be told, can't stand it. Begs the question of what it will end up as. Joe
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1 year ago
mtmouse
"How do we know he didn't invent the thing?" David Clamp Darn, beat me to it. Joe
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1 year ago
mtmouse
I have my engine stripped of accessories and cooling tin and mounted on an engine stand. I rolled this outside yesterday to clean it up before disassembly. It is sitting bare on this engine stand when my neighbor down the street stops by to visit. He asks me when I bought an airplane engine? He wanted to know what I needed an airplane engine for. I thought it a bit humorous. I did explain it was
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1 year ago
mtmouse
Very nice, thanks
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1 year ago
mtmouse
Today I deflashed the heads. Glad I spent so much time reading this forum or I would not have known to do that. What a difference. The air passages were half blocked. Joe
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1 year ago
mtmouse
What I have gathered is I should get a couple of extra engines. I only have the one car and one engine. Is this like carrying a spare tire? Keep a spare engine around all the time. Lol Joe
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1 year ago
mtmouse
Well, finally finished the suspension work and have removed the power pack. Started stripping the tin and found it to be in pretty good condition. Compression test was #1- 110psi #2- 100psi #3- 150psi #4- 165psi #5- 150psi #6- 100psi This engine would have run. Maybe only 3 minutes before it overheated and dropped a valve but it is in very good condition, considering. This engine is facto
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1 year ago
mtmouse
My last frame up restoration. Had to source one hard to find part from Australia. A 1972 Moto Guzzi 850 Eldorado Shaft Drive, Fan Belt driven Generator, automotive style distributor. So different I had to have it. Joe
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1 year ago
mtmouse
Thanks Guys. Turns out I must get out of the old motorcycle frame of mind, where parts for 50 yr old motorcycles are "Unobtanium" and EVERYTHING must be kept and repaired. I have to get used to thinking parts are readily available and not everything has to be saved. Like I said, motorcycles are most of my restoration experience. Simple, Clark's and 10 dollars and it is on it'
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1 year ago
mtmouse
Way back I worked with a young girl that bought a Yugo. She loved it. Don't have any idea how long it lasted or how reliable it was. All I know is when a co-worker leaned against the front fender it buckled in and the paint chipped off. Man at the end of my road has one. He restores the odd balls. He has done a Pacer, working on the Yugo, bought an Ambassador and VW Bug to line up outside h
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1 year ago
mtmouse
Unknown, casting a net would be the next step if I decide not to repair. Only need one, other is fine. Thanks, I will put you in the replace column. Joe
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1 year ago
mtmouse
Rear suspension bracket. Swing Arm Bushing has obviously had it's way with this mount in it's quest to leave the car behind. My instinct says just weld it up and grind smooth, live happily ever after. My Doubting Debbie says it is a high stress part and will crack in the heat affected areas and turn me into a cute little fireball on the side of a fun curve. Playing aside, I have a f
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1 year ago
mtmouse
Well I removed the engine cooling shrouds and found a large stash of nuts hidden by some animal many many years ago. I was surprised to see that the nuts had been attacked by worms that had eaten through the nut shells and dropped the pieces of nut shell everywhere. The nutshell powder mixed with the worm silks and packed in tight around everything. I have been doing this for many years. Restor
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1 year ago
mtmouse
Removed power pack and rear suspension on both sides. NO broken hardware, not one bolt or stud broken. Very happy about that. Yea Joe 1965 Corsa 180hp, 4sp
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1 year ago
mtmouse
Just a curious question I cannot seem to find an answer to. How many of the 1965 Corsa's came with the 180 turbo engine. Joe
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1 year ago
mtmouse
Bye the way, I would like to say I got VERY lucky on the doors. Both were in very good condition. Not even pitted, NO bottom rust or rust anywhere. They cleaned up very nicely. Joe
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1 year ago
mtmouse
Doors. Doors, Doors and more doors. For the last two weeks. Doors are stripped, damage repaired, sanded, primed. All trim is polished and the window guides and fly window hardware has been blasted and primed, the fly window risers (??) go to plater on Monday. Can catch my breath while the plater does his magic. Joe P.S. Kids keeping me busy lately, now have become a pet and automobile sitter.
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1 year ago
mtmouse
Yep, been watching Matt's videos for awhile now. Love his "traveling music".
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1 year ago
mtmouse
For carbs I prefer baking soda. It works well and since it dissolves in water it is easy to make sure all of the blast media is removed with just a good wash. I use a small hand held blaster from HF for the baking soda and use the extra air line I ran into the blast cabinet or go outside.
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1 year ago
mtmouse
Funny mention of keys that don't fit the car. My Corvair had a Folgers can about a third full of keys that fit nothing.
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1 year ago
mtmouse
Ok, since I lost my wife to the cancers 2 years ago and are still alone I will just post two pics of me. One standing and one sitting. Joe
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2 years ago
mtmouse
Went together well. Yes I am using never seize on all threads that will be subject to removal or adjustment. Thanks for the input Joe
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