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Mr.Mk1 last won the day on July 6 2014

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  1. Minty! Didn’t like how the generic Tridon ones went so rock auto came through again, for less coin! I sent the old booster to a shop to assess its state and they came back at $700 in parts alone x USA in a month. It is a bit of an oddball, but no thanks. I figured it was fucked cause it had been full of brake fluid but a customer I didn’t know had the tech came in and saw it, said he can clean it up and reassemble it and that if the diaphragms we’re going to react badly to fluid contamination then it would happen pretty quickly, that mine was salvageable.
  2. My girl came through with more rock auto goodies! New fuel sender and radius rod bushes. I opted for the sender that has a built in return line in case I go EFI down the line. I stripped the loom out and and pulled the Dash after work too. Nothing broke
  3. That’s better. The epoxy glue kinda sucked so I whipped up a wee reinforcer plate. Once bolted back in against firewall she’ll be safe. And I scaled back the front runners. ..just for sandblasting.
  4. I freed the wiper! fucking pot metal shit. The shaft runs on brass bushes either end and the middle section was full of some now-solid shellac sorta shit which jammed it up good. I have cleaned and lubed it, now trying to epoxy the housing back together. It doesn’t have to look good as it’s not seen, but it needs to be reliable when used. The ugly repair method should work in my favour, I just have to take my time and let it fully set each time
  5. Tranny all sealed up again. Fuel tank straps cleaned up, welded some soft bits, rust killed and painted silver. Still working on the wiper pivot. decided to grind off the rivet and drive the shaft out then clean up and reassemble, weld where the rivet was to the bracket. walking back from the grinder the fucking alloy housing just crumbled and both wings fell off! I have an idea for a fix but not today.
  6. They go way hard. Even have electric door holding jigs that’s what apprentices are for
  7. Well that was never coming out intact with the rubber. theres 2 distinct sheets of laminate with a gap in between which crunches and cracks. Also, there clips in the corners on both sides so you couldn’t get in to ‘flick’ the seal out. bit the bullet and sliced the seal. pretty happy! Hasn’t broken through anywhere, just scode and pitting. Even saved most of the trim clips. lovely niece of original paint Was good to access the top dash fasteners and swing the dash down for a look (cool design has whole dash pivot on two bolts in front of the door
  8. Sorry all my photos are rushed and shit looking. I’m going to try take more care and make them better No before shots cause we’ve all seen used transmissions but I got lots of crud off the box without going too spaz and using all my products up. inside was nice, filter and gasket was new but I’ll replace. Gutted the mrs didn’t have any in stock today..I was keen to have this job done and stashed away in the corner again this weekend. replaced shifter seal which I dare say was a big factor in leaky ness. fought this fucking ass output seal for ages, just didn’t want to sq
  9. I’m hanging out so bad! The waiting part is inevitable but the more parts I clean up and paint in the mean-time, the more I gag to put them back on the car and feel some sense of achievement, lol! havent really dialled-in how I’ll be suspending it while doing repairs cause there won’t be shit left to rest stands/hoist pads. future problem
  10. I’ve been crook again so wasted a huge portion of the first long weekend I wasn’t working. achieved wee bits before crawling back inside. the bumpers all painted and assembled again. and I got the fucking rear screen out intact!! I held my breath for way longer than is healthy. the rear ‘deck lid’ is a A+ rust trap for B-body’s (I’d dare say most American cars of the era) so I knew it was fucked up but I’m happy to see it’s not totally missing under the glass! Shoulda added one to the cart when I ordered panels but I’m a fucking Scrooge. The rest of
  11. Wire wheeled the whole thing yesterday and got a coat on today.
  12. Today’s mish was to clean up and paint the bumper, then it rained. I got a bit done but not the bulk of it as the compressor shat check valve. I wanna do the frame in hammerite but I’ll be patient and let the black zinc cure first. whipped the overspray and sealant off the screen trims and straightened a few bits.
  13. Blaster was keen. Some sorta glass and water deal, but won’t bugger anything left attached. Pulled the bumpstops and exhaust hangers, blasted and zinc sprayed. Quality template (just a reference pic for later) Stripped the hinges, power steer, brake lines & more wee bits off the front and firewall, screen Trims came off cleanly (plenty of bite on the clips, was never going to fall off). Got rust in the lower rear screen like all the other cars but the front was lush! Cooked old vinyl still sandwiched in there. cracked the screen! Next to no effo
  14. I just assumed it was a cheap aftermarket finger trimmer fan painted black but she’s original Part of me wanted to paint strip and polish up the alloy blades; but the rest of me just blastedit all and painted it black. In other news there’s a fucking ship wedged in the Suez Canal and global shipping is all up the shit until god knows when. sigh
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