The Jalopy Journal
Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by nunattax, Aug 31, 2015.
Now you will know how to do it on the next build.
this is only the prototype Leakie ill make those revisions for the production model.
moved on to aligning the front end .aiming for 4 degrees negative castor 0 degrees camber 1/8 total toe front.drilled and wired the shim pack used ARP bolts and locknuts.got my own stainless shims cut id recommend many thin shims over less rigid thicker shims will conform much easier
More importantly, what was in the shot glass?
tablets every fucking day,but occasionally a wee drop of JIM .
nice to learn something new especially when it works out .
CAMBER= -1/2 degrees
CASTOR= 4 degrees
TOTAL TOE =1/8 in
rear could be done tomorrow
rear nearly done need to sort out 2 shims
moving on to the petrol filler cap situation.day 1 stage 1
TANKS filler cap assembly sits too high ,need to shorten that a bit
sanded the floorboards to seal the underside.kin hell almost six years since I varnished the top side .yesterdat I was painting the underside of the boards black,but now I spotted the date I will be varnishing it. routered the boards with numbers so I could replace them where I found them..once these boards are sealed and dry they will be bolted home.
made a bracket to mount the twin horns.these things are loud ,get out of my way
horns are vw golf so will probably be reliable
sanded and stained the boards,had the filler neck shortened as well.,still some fine tuning there.
made first attempt to fire her up today but no happy ending so far.no spark and no fuel pressure.seven years since the motor ran so some casualties expected.full 14 volts to the dizzy and fuel at the petrol pump.no spark,no fuel pressure.pump diaphragm is the suspect need tofault check the dizzy to mor.push it out into the sunshine,nothing caught fire,no fuses blown,no leaks ,good oil pressure on the starter only a matter of time before it runs,looking forward to hearing it run.sheetmetal is all painted and ready to go except the cills .lots easier to fault find without the wings in the way
the cills straightened out ok ,bubba thanx
Chris good move getting it running and tuned in without having to hang over the fen'......i mean wings.
well another day down.cleaned the holley fuel punp liberally sprayed wd 40.and scrope the rust from the one way valves.pump is putting out 6 PSI now,nearly bought another.Ciarain saved the day good job bud.
no spark situation is still the same -no spark.tested the coil,not good .borrowed another hei in the hope of swapping out some parts but that was crocked as well.ill order parts this evening.nearly there.
parts are ordered two days now slow to leave the depot..hope they will be on the way in the morning
Cant wait to hear it runnin!
its been a long time coming
Glad the door cills / rocker panels worked out for ya Chris - Looking good me friend - keep at it
I'm still working on me A - about got the chassis done - then on to da body -
later you Irish NUT !
lets see the A SHOW IT OFF.id love one but the c5 would have to go first to finance it.
big day today 4 july distributor parts arrived from summit took 12 days to arrive .rotor,cap and coil,plus module .fired right up great to hear it running again.fuck its loud.its not running right.stripped out the carb .its full of crud.major rebuild kit needed new gaskets anyway and a few new jets..idle mixtures need to be dialled in and timing set.
ive a set of comp cams roller tipprd rockers to fit as well.
it was very hot today 31 c so we hot wired the spal fan.sparks due on Friday to do a shift.
wire the fan up correctly is top of the list
good to be making progress.many thanx to ciarain for getting it running top job.
Make sure you post a video when it’s all sorted.
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yeah I will do,i think I can finish it
bas the sparks arrived today we wired the fan and maxi fuse plus ran the wires forward to the lights /indicators and horns.theres a bit for me to do before he arrives back again.we will be tackling the dash the next day.spal fan ready to rock.
made a start on fitting the new rockers,do some more tomorrow hopefully
fitted the roller tipped rockers,whats next on the list,long list
Cross one thing off the list, add three more. I know the process well.
THATS ABOUT THE SIZE OF IT.
ordered the demon rebuild kit from summit on mon 2 days on nothing much happening according to the tracking.if we had the kit were confident we ll have it running well.its firing up easy and idling well.spal fan didn't cut in on the thermostat like I expected it to..yet.
however the first small spin,up/dowh the road isn't too far off.
significant day today after over 7 years we got it running acceptably and it moved under its own steam..felt good to be driving at long last.went around the block and back over the pit.
leaking power steering fluid---fixed that one
leaking water from lower rad hose at the rad---fixed that one with hjgh quality clamp,tightened with 1/4 drive ratchet
leak at the sacrificial anode ----removed it re taped it tightened it up.another snag sorted
issue with the thermostat on the spal fan.its coming on early and staying on.not resolved yet waiting for a call from the sparks.
first job tomorrow is inspect the thermostat and drill a 1/8 hole in it,or clean or replace depending on condition.,find a keyring for the spare key before it goes west.
feels good to be nearly back on the road.
need to write another to do list
theres plenty to put on it.
some of the neighbours hadn't seen it before liked the look and loved the rumble off it.and no its not a rat rod and yes I do have the drivers door
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