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Ongoing adventures of a Shitestang........................


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#1651 OFFLINE   Joloke

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 01:26 AM

That is what's known as "damp desert". It's the smell you get when a really dry state's dust experiences the winter damp of the UK.

Also, depends on the Krylon. Whatever takes it off will also likely remove the silver, too. However, you may find that the original silver has gone porous like mine on the GTA had; in which case there really isn't a way to save it.

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Whatever it was the smell has left the building now I think maybe Elvis has been hiding under the spare since 77? :lol:

If the silver cannot be saved im ok with it,I just want to try just incase? Dont really want to go gung ho and take it all off.

If I do remove it im looking at

Trunk,Hood,Roof,Two Doors 1 Rear Fender,1 Front Fender

Might sound a bit random but its had a Fender Bender in its past so drivers side Fender is beige anyhow,passengers side rear fender needs pulling as it had multiple dents and to get a weld puller on it I will be going dont to bare metal.................

The bumpers are beige too so its really only 2 thirds not all ;-)


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#1652 OFFLINE   Junkman

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 02:13 AM

That is what's known as "damp desert". It's the smell you get when a really dry state's dust experiences the winter damp of the UK.

 

I remember that smell well. Now that you mentioned it, I have it in my nose again.

 

Joloke, can't you get those typically American moulded carpets anymore?

They used to sell them for many different cars back in the day. Anything else just looks wrong.

 

 

Edit: They still do! And quite an array of other interior bits.

 

https://classicautor...ang-ii-interior


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#1653 OFFLINE   Joloke

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 09:32 AM

I remember that smell well. Now that you mentioned it, I have it in my nose again.

 

Joloke, can't you get those typically American moulded carpets anymore?

They used to sell them for many different cars back in the day. Anything else just looks wrong.

 

 

Edit: They still do! And quite an array of other interior bits.

 

https://classicautor...ang-ii-interior

Same company as the samples I have supplies Classicautoreproductions :-D

Only difference is im getting the slighty thicker pile ;-)

Getting mine through Rock Auto though as they let you pay all te duties up front which just makes it a whole lot easier :mrgreen:

 


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Posted 12 February 2019 - 09:43 AM

Yesterday the last of the donor dashboard was dispatched to the tip but not before cutting out every last little known weakspot areas for possible future repairs I may need on mine in the future???

Started out like this

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Not much of it left now!

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Last salvaged bits!

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Not much left for recycling but this part has now started its Final Journey in a skip at the local tip :cry:

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And I have just ordered the first Shitey Spares consignment for 2019

2 x front brake flexis

1 x rear axel brake flexi

1 x deluxe headliner kit in dark blue that includes new sunvisors :mrgreen:

I was going to order the carpet but because it has to be custom molded that would of arrived when we wont be here :-(

So Ill leave that until next week before ordering that :happydance:


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Posted 12 February 2019 - 10:45 AM

I hope the leavings end up getting recycled into new dash parts for a Kia or Leaf. That would be great.

What's the crack with that 405?
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Posted 12 February 2019 - 12:02 PM

I hope the leavings end up getting recycled into new dash parts for a Kia or Leaf. That would be great.

What's the crack with that 405?

The Pug belonged to the guy I bought the bits off thats one of his pics,he had a great old series 1 Landrover too adorned with leftover Mustang II bits LOL!

Yes wouldnt that be funny if it was recycled into an EV Eco button :roll:

All the greenies would be washing their hands in lavatrine blocks after touching it :lol:


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Posted 14 February 2019 - 10:35 AM

Anybody else here brave enough to rescue another? Yeh the shipping is terrible but the price :mrgreen:

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Posted 14 February 2019 - 10:46 AM

That's so appealing!  Sadly, nothing I can do about it but I hope someone saves it.


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Posted 14 February 2019 - 12:15 PM

Too far away. Already have a car too.

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Posted 14 February 2019 - 12:53 PM

If it wasnt for the cost of getting them here I would have one for every day of the week :mrgreen:

Very fine cars you have too,both of you :mrgreen:


 


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Posted 14 February 2019 - 05:19 PM

My Thunderbird came over via San Fransico and cost just under 2 grand to get it here. That included shipping from L.A  to be loaded in S.F then to Southampton. I would be surprised if it could be done any cheaper but can enquire if anyone wanted to go after it.


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Posted 14 February 2019 - 06:37 PM

My Thunderbird came over via San Fransico and cost just under 2 grand to get it here. That included shipping from L.A  to be loaded in S.F then to Southampton. I would be surprised if it could be done any cheaper but can enquire if anyone wanted to go after it.

I think thats the going rate its roughly what it cost me. If it wasnt for the shipping theres some seriously cheap chod over there that said at under £2500 to your door including the cost of the car its cheap!

I have a feeling I might do it again :roll:

I have a hankering for a gen2 Econoline but as much as I like landyachts I quite like some mid sized and compact stuff I have thought of dailying a Pinto wagon or a Fairmont wagon???


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Posted Yesterday, 06:16 PM

Update Time :mrgreen:

So today Mr Postman brought me two NOS Keyring which are no longer available but these had been forgotton about somewhere in the far recesses of the storeroom. I only needed one but bought two as when will i see another?

I pressed one into service right away :mrgreen:

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I thought I should try out its keyring capabilities in real world so uncovered Grumpystang :roll:

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Well the keyring held up opening the doors :-P

Inside was much mess pretty much as it was back in Novemberish when I covered him up :oops:

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Even the drivers throne was buried under much chaos and although I could see the important key receptical full of Merican Promise I could not seat myself near it :-(

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So after much throwage from the shite one and making the daily surrogate parts and shite storage we were in :mrgreen:

So a Battery was duly connected and many lights adorned the Flightdeck ready for first takeoff of 2019?



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Posted Yesterday, 06:21 PM

Mines a swine to start after it’s been parked up for ages. Takes forever to pull fuel up from the tank.
I’ve not fired mine up for a while actually...
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Posted Yesterday, 06:37 PM

Finally we got the little arse started for the first time in 2019! :-D

But forgot to film it :-(

We put some foil trays under the Muffler Tail Pipes to collect the fallout

But I then managed to Reverse over them :shock:

Bugger :ssch00101:

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We then attempted to set off for Narnia :signs053:



Whilst being surrounded by Horseless Carriages devoid of cheerful voice it was down to me to spread the good work of a world without ULEZ,Catalysts,but instead with much Gasolene Consumption and large capacity engines with Many Cylinders :mrgreen:



And all at once the world was good :grinning-smiley-043:

All You need is Gas,All You Need is Gas,Gas,Gas is all you need .........................................


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Posted Yesterday, 06:59 PM

Mines a swine to start after it’s been parked up for ages. Takes forever to pull fuel up from the tank.
I’ve not fired mine up for a while actually...

Mine is fine useually its quite the oppersite its pulling up too much fuel :-(

Checked the float bowls today

Both should have a level at halfway point at the level windows but realised my primaries are at 3/4 and secondaries at 1/4 so some adjustment needed methinks?

Different plan of action now seems the old Autolite's were jetted around high 40's on the primaries and mid 50's on the secondaries.

The Holley 570 I was going for is Mid 50's P  Mid 60's S

My Summit is running Mid 60's P and Mid 70's S so my tame mechanic is going to rejet the summit in the 50's - early 60's range we are also wondering if the secondaries diaphragm has the performance spring?

When new they are shipped with a compromise spring between good mpg and performance but included in the box theres normally an economy friendly spring or an out and out performance spring.

Of course I dont have the spares only what the previous owner fitted :roll:

I am guessing that may be Drag Strip not Gas friendly one fitted?

Failing that he has a plan B with is an Edelbrock he was just given and failing that I am buying a new Holley :?

Until its been looked at it is never going to run right :-(

As soon as the weather is more stable he is going to take it for a few days and try and get to the bottom of it ;-)


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