The Bronze - '69er Resto Project and continuing build-up.

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Re: The Bronze - '69er Resto Project and continuing build-up

Postby Byron510 » 05 Jun 2013 23:39

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the new controller mount made in less than 5 minutes, installed with 3M double sided tape - that stuf rocks!
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new injector harness installed - injector plugs were dear at $15 each!
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Re: The Bronze - '69er Resto Project and continuing build-up

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Re: The Bronze - '69er Resto Project and continuing build-up

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Re: The Bronze - '69er Resto Project and continuing build-up

Postby Byron510 » 05 Jun 2013 23:48

The beauty of this system is similar to the SDS - no laptop required. All programming is done on the display unit - which does not have to be mounted to run.
We played with the set up for 30 minutes after getting the wiring straightened out, spent two hours driving the car around and it's 95% there. There are some very cool features on this system, and it's extremely configurable. Currently we are running a 3D map with RPM vs Throttle. Once we get this figured out, we'll then tune it in the MAP programming mode.

Down the road - I think the ITB's are going back on. Then it's time to go turbo...somehwere down the road. That's the plan; we'll take it one step at a time.

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Re: The Bronze - '69er Resto Project and continuing build-up

Postby icehouse » 06 Jun 2013 08:37

Byron you gotta get that turbo setup on!
I liked Hainz better...... Can we trade back?

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Re: The Bronze - '69er Resto Project and continuing build-up

Postby Byron510 » 06 Jun 2013 13:37

icehouse wrote:Byron you gotta get that turbo setup on!


I agree that the turbo, new head and related bits hasn't been doing me much good at the foot of my desk at work....

Time, time, time my friend - where do I find the time?

Greg Terry car first... then we go from there.

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Re: The Bronze - '69er Resto Project and continuing build-up

Postby Byron510 » 03 Jul 2013 00:39

I spent a bit of time this weekend getting the SPEC tuning closer, I'm nearly there. But I've noticed on the last few drives a slight bumper through get car on harder RH corners. A few weeks ago I tightened up the LH wheel bearing, but no effect. It was especially noticeable on a new stretch of pavement near my shop. And being the we are going for a drive this weekend, I didn't want to be the subject of a tech session. I procured a set of SKF front wheel bearings and new seals over he weekend and just installed them tonight. I drove back and forth over that stretch of new pavement - not a sound, goal obtained.
I also managed to strip the drivers door linkage that goes down to the latch from the outside door handle. I didn't have another part handy, so I placed two M5 nuts jambed together above the stock nylon nut the pushes on the linkage. This will help for now, but I think a nut made out of aluminum would be a better fix in the long run.
I did find one thing interesting ; the thread on the rod was 4.3mm in diameter, and a pitch of 0.8...this did confuse me. The M5 nuts were quite loose on the thread, anyone ever heard of an M4.5X0.8 thread?

At any rate, I'm ready to go Saturday guys, looking forward to the drive.

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Re: The Bronze - '69er Resto Project and continuing build-up

Postby Dave Patten » 03 Jul 2013 05:36

Byron,
On a wild chance could the rod have an imperial thread like an 8-32 or 10-32 UNF. I know the imperial design dimensions do not match your measured diameter exactly, but these are rolled threads on a wire rod.

The 8-32 UNF is .164" (4.17mm) diameter and a measured .8mm thread is 31.75 threads/inch

A 10-32 UNF would be a bit larger .190" (4.83mm).
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Re: The Bronze - '69er Resto Project and continuing build-up

Postby Byron510 » 03 Jul 2013 06:18

Dave Patten wrote:Byron,
On a wild chance could the rod have an imperial thread like an 8-32 or 10-32 UNF. I know the imperial design dimensions do not match your measured diameter exactly, but these are rolled threads on a wire rod.

The 8-32 UNF is .164" (4.17mm) diameter and a measured .8mm thread is 31.75 threads/inch

A 10-32 UNF would be a bit larger .190" (4.83mm).


It is possible Dave, and certainly something I'll have to look into further. But I have found no other imperial threads on the 510.
The rod was definitely 4mm diameter, and as you said the threads are rolled. A standard pitch for the thread would be 0.7 I believe. And it could be that due to the difference in root diameter, the larger M5 nut did go down the thread. It was interesting, but it was getting late and I was running out of steam. I'll look into it further when assembling the Greg Terry car.

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Re: The Bronze - '69er Resto Project and continuing build-up

Postby Derek » 08 Jul 2013 08:41

A quick google shows that M4.5X0.75 is real size. This reminds me of the M7 thread of master cylinder bleeders.

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Re: The Bronze - '69er Resto Project and continuing build-up

Postby Byron510 » 08 Jul 2013 12:23

Thanks Derek - looks like I'll need to add another tap to the collection.

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Re: The Bronze - '69er Resto Project and continuing build-up

Postby Byron510 » 25 Aug 2013 23:20

I spend the day preparing the Bronze for a track day in a few weeks. First up were the front brakes. I have to admit that I'm getting a little more than tired of dealing with these Polymatrix A compound pads for use on the street. The residue is like concrete, and it's on everything around the suspension. Not to mention the simple act of changing the brake pads means complete disassembly of the front calipers for a major cleaning. All I needed to do was change the pads which have less than 20 hours of use. But the build up of crap was so great that total disassembly of the calipers and replacement of the rotors was necessary. Photo to come, but I'm sure thankful I have the lathe in my shop now, it made quick work of cleaning off the pistons and polishing them beautifully with some fine scotchbright.

I also reconnected my brake bias adjustment cable. It came off a couple years ago, but since the system was set and balanced, there really hasn't been the need to change it. The track day however might change that, so that job got pushed up the list.

The last big item will be the RR wheel bearings. They've been telling me for a while that they are a little tired, it it was too late in the day to start that task.

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Re: The Bronze - '69er Resto Project and continuing build-up

Postby Ash510 » 26 Aug 2013 05:12

What track day are you talking about? Is it open to everyone?

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Re: The Bronze - '69er Resto Project and continuing build-up

Postby Byron510 » 26 Aug 2013 06:21

Ash510 wrote:What track day are you talking about? Is it open to everyone?

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Hi Aron, PDC (Performance Drivers Club) puts on a few track days a year. It's an arrive and drive type event. A minimum of 4 sessions, 25 minutes each, 4 groups and lunch is provided. Cost is $250 I'm told. Tech looks pretty strait forward. They have a really simple Web site outlining the structure and graduated classifications of cars and drivers. It's a run what you brung type event, no race cars allowed. It's perfect for our cars. I'd love to have some company out there if you were interested. The day is a Monday, September's 16; I'll be booking it off work this week. I will take my A048's on the little rims. My neighbor ran her Jon Cooper Special Mini earlier this year and loved it; it was her first ever motorsport related event. For the most part, I think it's mostly upscale cars that attend. It appears to be set up by the Porsche Club.

It sounds like good fun, and I love the idea of just showing up to drive! No organization of the event required :D

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Re: The Bronze - '69er Resto Project and continuing build-up

Postby bertvorgon » 26 Aug 2013 07:41

http://performancedriversclub.org/index ... inspection

Make sure you read through ALL their requirements. I have looked at this before, not sure if they are really sticky about the vehicle inspection...kinda blows the arrive and drive out of the water.

Not sure if there is a charge to be a member either
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