64vauxhall

64 Valiants 68 VW Beetle

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So I thought since I have a car show this weekend coming and chrome the weekend after I better pull the car apart and fix the main things that need to be done. 

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1st things 1st cut the spare wheel well out. 

 

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I did plan on building a thing like this to stop hot air travling into the cabin. 

 

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But my radiator is a tad tall so will just make a devider against the bonnet and use a door seal to keep the heat out. 

Hopefully with the amount I cut out should allow air flow to max. 

Also gotta chuck safety belts in it. Slot my rear arms so don't have heaps of toe in. Also notch them so I don't smash the spring plates all the time. Few other things. Brought a fuel pressure reg but don't have a drill at home to screw it on. Should help out with over fueling the bitch.

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Kegan came over last Friday night and we got busy. He put a new brake master cylinder in. Bled the brakes up and we have great stopping power now. We also chucked the bonnet latch on chucked the bonnet on. Works out and clips on and off super easy. I need to tighten a few more bolts that I kinda just put in for the car shows. And put the engine lid on also. 

 

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Really thought this was going to help with stopping the crap getting until the engine bay. Turns out nah. Shit still gets in there from underneath. Engine bay was a shambles when I got to the car show on Saturday. Travelling engine forward in the rain sucks. Also asked a few people if they had made engine lid removal things and a mate came back with this set up. Shit it's great. 

 

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Works great to keep the water out say at a car show and saves me having to cover up the trumpets every time I think it's going to rain. 

 

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Although I have up and just put my water bottle covers on them. 

 

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Just a tad easier. Day went well. 

Went to load it on the trailer and everyone lost there shit. People came from all over and phones where everywhere. As I loaded it into the trailer the hand brake button popped out and fucken was a cunt to get sorted while half loaded trailer..... Then I managed to do it at home twice unloading the trailer and then fouled the plugs gave up and then the cable for the Accelerator broke. God dam it. 

So a few more things to do on it again. Might take it to caffeine and classics this weekend so got a bunch of crap to get done this week make it work again and it's already up on axel stands. Haha. 

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