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Re: Tim's 69

Postby Yellowcar » 26 Sep 2009 18:48

Made some progress on the oil pan, assembled the quarter windows, found some NOS door sills and test fit the header.

I also found some good stuff to use help old weatherstrip. I have all new seals for the car but since you can't get the inner quarter window seals I have been looking for something to recondition the old ones. I found "Wurth Rubber Care" It works pretty well and does not contain any Silicone so it will not dry out the rubber over time.
Afer a good soak the quarter window seals were much more pliable (and looked better too).
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Re: Tim's 69

Postby Yellowcar » 26 Sep 2009 18:51

and the sills
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Re: Tim's 69

Postby clean71 » 27 Oct 2009 13:53

nice...gotta love NOS parts
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Re: Tim's 69

Postby Yellowcar » 27 Oct 2009 16:08

Yea, its great to find NOS parts and I'm using as many as I can on the project but they are getting harder to find

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Re: Tim's 69

Postby Yellowcar » 21 Nov 2009 09:27

Put the wheels on and sat the car on the ground for the first time. It was nice to actually see it move, well sort of move. At first the alignment was so far off I could hardly roll the car across the shop. A few min of adjusting and it rolled much easier.

Then I finally Got the heater box done. I had to rework the ducting from the cowl to the heater box since the roll bar ran across the heater box. I also rebuilt everything in the box, new heater core etc.. Since I am moving the drivers side hose to the pass side and the stock heater valve was toast I used a heater valve out of a 2000 civic instead. I installed the new valve behind the fan motor so I can run a short 90 hose to the valve the another 90 to the firewall.
Getting the duct done also meant I could bolt in the dash frame (after fitting it to the roll bar).

I also ordered my ECU and dash this week so I should have that soon :D After looking at a lot of options I decided to get a Haltech ECU and a Racepack logger dash. It seemed like they would be a good pair since I can feed data from the ECU to the dash via CAN-bus so I won't need to have two sets of sensors and the dash has a GPS which is nice because I can get my speed reading and lap timing from that instead of needing a beacon (provided I ever actually get it to a track.

I took the car for a short drive the other day
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The dash finally in
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Testing out the new manifold
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Re: Tim's 69

Postby defdes » 21 Nov 2009 09:49

Looking very clean...the foot rest is a nice detail. :)

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Re: Tim's 69

Postby S15DET » 21 Nov 2009 11:44

So very very nice, great work.

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Re: Tim's 69

Postby Yellowcar » 21 Nov 2009 18:40

Thanks, sure takes a long time though...
Now I am getting ready to install the fresh air ducts so, I run them all through the dishwasher (My wifes idea, did I mention how awsome my wife is? :wink: ) then I pick out the best pair from what I have sitting around. Then final clean them, figure out how to remove the corrosion on the pull rods and on/off flap, and then figure out how to replace the worn out rubber on the flap and replace the firewall seal. Then, the way it usually goes after all that there will be some reason that they won't fit because of the roll cage or something :D
On the yellow car that would have taken 10 Min. instead of 10 hours. See if they work (hey, the seals aren't that bad) wipe them off put them in.

I wish I could take credit for the dead pedal idea, but I saw it on another 510 at Canby one year and thought it looked cool so I...uuhh...built a tribute to his idea. I put a dead pedal on the yellow car but it was basically just a big box welded to the floor. It worked great but I think the other solution is a lot nicer (although it might not provide as much support under really hard braking)

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Re: Tim's 69

Postby Yellowcar » 06 Dec 2009 18:15

got a fair amount of stuff done this week. I went through the window regulators (although I would really like to get new ones) and installed the windows tracks, window channel felt and the windows.then I installed the cooling fans, headlights and rebuilt the ignition lock assy.
I discovered what a great combination headlight trim rings and buffer wheels are. I managed to avoid cutting a finger off but did scrap a couple of rings while trying to polish them. One of them I was almost done with and just wanted to touch up a small section and snap! ripped off one of the mounting ears and the ring shot across the room. At least they look nice all polished up. Polished all the mounting bolts too since I am using stainless they polish up pretty well. Today I spent figuring out how to install and run -10 an fittings for the heater hoses.

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Re: Tim's 69

Postby Yellowcar » 06 Dec 2009 18:16

and the two fans
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Re: Tim's 69

Postby clean71 » 06 Dec 2009 19:11

LOOKING GOOD TIM
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Re: Tim's 69

Postby S15DET » 06 Dec 2009 20:10

Must be the most expensive and overkill heater hoses ever. I love it! Nice touch.

Did you say they powder coated the body/interior? Did they cure it with IR lamps or have a giant furnace?

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Re: Tim's 69

Postby jason » 06 Dec 2009 20:51

Dang, I like the heater hoses! I love the whole thing!
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Re: Tim's 69

Postby goichi1 » 07 Dec 2009 01:13

Looking really nice!! it's so much more fun putting it back together when everything is so new and clean! that's going to be one of the cleanest ever built!! nice work!

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Re: Tim's 69

Postby hang_510 » 07 Dec 2009 10:14

Yellowcar wrote:I wish I could take credit for the dead pedal idea, but I saw it on another 510 at Canby one year and thought it looked cool so I...uuhh...

:idea: now i know what to do with some of the (auto) brake pedals. :lol: :mrgreen:
byron wrote:I'd be all over that like a fat kid on a smartie.

okayfine wrote:Sense doesn't always have everything to do with it, and I speak from experience.


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