Bert Vorgon's Spring Maintenance Project

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Re: Bert Vorgon's Spring Maintenance Project

Postby bertvorgon » 13 Apr 2017 11:44

I do use the quality fuel injection hose for sure.

I do not use race gas any more, just Avgas, plus my octane booster on occasion.
"Racing makes heroin addiction look like a vague wish for something salty" - Peter Egan

1973 2Door Slalom/hill climb/road race / canyon carver /Giant Killer 510
1968 Vintage 3HP Mini Bike
1971 Vintage 13' BOLER trailer

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Re: Bert Vorgon's Spring Maintenance Project

Postby bertvorgon » 22 Apr 2017 06:59

Last week Matt helped me bleed the brakes, ended up with a bleed nipple issue on one of the BMW calipers on the rear. The inboard one would not loosen up. I am going to try to track down some new bleed screws, stupid things are so small, 7MM, and you cannot get a box end wrench over the nipple itself.

I thought I would do some cosmetic things while I work on the caliper issue. My front grill has taken some good hits from bugs and rocks over the years, so time for a clean up and re-paint flat black. Going to re-paint my side mirror also.

James helped me track down a throttle cable. I never knew what it was from, something we grabbed off the shelf 41 years ago. Turns out it is from the 520/521 Datsun pickup truck. We found one, brand new in Texas and it was up here in 4 days. Bonus round as I would hate to be stuck somewhere with a busted cable. I will put the new one into service and the old one to be carried as a spare on our road trips.

Next week I will fire the car up and then wait for some good weather to put insurance on. I also may do a bit of a paint repair on my rear fender flares, where years of race tires blasted off the paint and chipped it.
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"Racing makes heroin addiction look like a vague wish for something salty" - Peter Egan

1973 2Door Slalom/hill climb/road race / canyon carver /Giant Killer 510
1968 Vintage 3HP Mini Bike
1971 Vintage 13' BOLER trailer

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Re: Bert Vorgon's Spring Maintenance Project

Postby RMS » 22 Apr 2017 08:26

when faced with nipples that only accept an open end, I like to back the wrench up with a pair of vicegrips ....good vicegrips... not that Irwin junk.

will you be taping and spraying or will it be a brush job on the rear flares ?
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