'69 2-door Daily Fun Car

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Re: '69 2-door Daily Fun Car

Postby back2klassic » 12 Dec 2016 03:32

Still sitting on jackstands, but after a year finally have a decent photo for my wallpaper.

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Re: '69 2-door Daily Fun Car

Postby back2klassic » 26 Jan 2017 22:40

Finally got the manifold studs I needed. Ordered some a few months ago but was lost or stolen in the mail.

Heres the ones I got - http://www.thezstore.com/page/TZS/PROD/15-8082, couldn't find a reliable source for 4-cyl manifold bolts so got a set from a 6-cyl and got a few backups for my collection.

So now the Carbs and exhaust manifold are in.

Plan is to completely redo the exhaust in 304SS if i can find a reasonable welder here near Portland (since I cannot afford to learn to weld currently) but my budget is low so unsure if that will happen, might just go to the local exhaust shop and have them weld up whatever plumbing pipe they have in back.
Ideally my goal is to keep the same length primary's as stock (2x 1.875") SS into a vibrant 10354 Y Connector. then the rest in 2.25" 304SS; a Thrush glasspack (owned) in the middle, then into a Borla XS muffler (owned) at the end. and weld in my A/F gauge near the front.

But here is the important part (pictures)

when i got the car and today. (still have a mess of wiring to do)
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Re: '69 2-door Daily Fun Car

Postby The Taterhead » 27 Jan 2017 10:05

Holy cannoli batman. That looks much more better.

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Re: '69 2-door Daily Fun Car

Postby KiKiIchiBan » 27 Jan 2017 10:23

Looks loads better, glad to see it still has an L series too.
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Re: '69 2-door Daily Fun Car

Postby Colbino » 27 Jan 2017 11:06

Looks much better!

Interesting VIN plate location.

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Re: '69 2-door Daily Fun Car

Postby back2klassic » 27 Jan 2017 20:37

Here's hoping that i can get it finished before Canby (and i get a day off as well) was hoping to drive it there last year but still had a list of stuff i didnt think about.

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Re: '69 2-door Daily Fun Car

Postby back2klassic » 15 Apr 2017 02:45

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Front fuel lines are mostly in, still have to spend the 5-10 minutes :P and figure out how to compress the oetiker clamps. Also have a Holley 1 to 4 Fuel psi pressure regulator on the 3/8 line going back to the tank. Regulator has one inlet and two outlets so hoping to throw a pressure gauge on the top of the second outlet. I can imagine a cleaner setup of fuel lines, but with my limited knowledge this appears to do the job for now. Eventually the idea would be all PTFE fuel lines, and with fancy AN fittings not the AN to hose barb like i am doing since one of the P.O's of the car welded on AN fittings to the carbs

Also not pictured driveshaft is installed along with a new rear seal on the transmission.

Tomorrow (if weather/life permits) i have plans to clean up the backing plates of the rear drums and paint etc. then figure out how to install the brake hardware, slave cylinder, grease etc, and hopefully get closer to having the car rest on its wheels.

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Re: '69 2-door Daily Fun Car

Postby Byron510 » 15 Apr 2017 06:39

Using the oetiker clamps at work on the air lines, I simply used a pair of side cutters and crimped them down evenly on each side. Over a brass barb fitting, these easily held 150 psi for the 13 years I worked in the shop.mif you could find a Coleen way of crimping the same way, it does save you buying the tool.

Great work on the car. I love this machine, it's such a time capsule. Keep up the great work.

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Re: '69 2-door Daily Fun Car

Postby 510wizard » 15 Apr 2017 08:16

To add, Knipex makes pliers for these clamps, played with them at last years SEMA. Probably not worth it for a few clamps, but I like tools!

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Re: '69 2-door Daily Fun Car

Postby back2klassic » 29 Jun 2017 04:17

Well the 510 wasn't ready for Canby. But I did make it out on Saturday with the on-again off-again rain, Didn't feel like taking pictures but it was extremely cool to see all the cars and people. (and the Renascence fair going on right next door?) :lol:

Anyway Lots of things have been going on, buying my first house down the street from where I am currently renting so I'm attempting to button up everything on the car to do its first voyage out of the garage (pushing it down the street) since I bought the car 2 years ago.

Also I did order the pliers when i ordered the clamps, and I was just too anxious, I figured out how to close the clamps and they are alot easier than I thought they would be. :oops:

Soo what I have done recently...
    - Finished up most of the wiring

    - Installed driveline

    - replaced rear taillights/signals with LED's from Superbrightleds.com, replace both flashers and then checked they all work correctly

    - Put in shifter

    - 3rd attempt at making door cards for the car and they work for me, First attempt was plexiglass and snapped making the last hole, second was cardboard and was only good for a template, this was some laminated hardwood from lowes that didnt cost much and I thought would look neater than some painted black normal hardwood. (and if these dont work out I can reverse them and paint them black)Image
    - Finished the Stereo in the car that has been sitting half installed in the car for over a year (and the stereo rocks!) :D

    - Bought an eL cheapo header for the car and some Eastwood paint since everywhere I looked it was going to cost a lot to get the exhaust 2-1 remade like i originally planned. Image
    this will work for now but I do not recommend buying the headers that you see on eBay (the header inlets are tiny compared to the outlets on the head of my car, and as soon as it works out for me i will be doing what i originally planned and make a full remake of the exhaust (with 1.875 and 2.25") in stainless

    - Took the exhaust out of the car with hand tools (what a pain) Image

    - Fully installed both seats again

    - Got replacement mirrors, Dad accidentally broke one of my interpart (Emblem on one has a logo with Interpart Ferrari Mirrors on the side) branded vitaloni baby tornado mirrors (that before that happened and before I knew their rarity I sanded and horribly painted :cry: ), so after a few months of wanting to get some Baby Tornado Vitaloni Mirrors But not wanting to put up the amount they have been offered for I finally stumbled on some being sold cheaper than usual market price. Didn't even have to change the brackets everything lined up the same.Image
    That's about it for now, some more stuff coming in the mail to help get the car closer to running and twice as much wasted on eBay on stuff i don't need. like a sticker... Image

Lights
Don't have any dash lights (all of them), If the dash lights are in the same condition as all the other lights have been, Im assuming they are all deteriorated and broke needing replaced, Not sure what would be the easiest way to get to them. Would really hate to take the dash apart and risk the chance of ripping the dash pad. Other things to note about lights that may have something to do with it (unsure), I may have wired the interior light wrong when I replaced it, (I haven't had the car in this close to running condition so it is hard to tell) when the door opens the light doesn't turn on, Switches look good. (unsure tho) and you can still turn the interior light on thru the overhead switch. Rear turn signals, brake lights, and rear side-markers are all replaced and work correctly. back up lights are replaced but reverse switch is not wired at transmission and havent turned on Lisense plate lights are both out. Front turn signals, headlights work but front side marker lights do not (have replacement side-markers coming in the mail) and my headlight switch is going out, meaning you have to jiggle the knob a little to get to its ideal contact to turn the lights on.

What I have left to do - Exhaust, install wideband, cover up the transmission tunnel and install shifter boot, Brakes finished, clutch and brake soft lines installed, fill transmission with oil, torque stuff to manufacturer recommended levels for safe operation :wink: anddd.... go to bed and get to work.

PS: Sorry for the rambling, its getting really late for me and I need to get to sleep. Some (see definition: All) words might not make any sense, but I hope you guys have a good night, or good morning


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