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The further adventures of a Shitestang........................


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#1381 ONLINE   PhilA

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Posted 07 August 2018 - 01:37 PM

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Leave here, drive to I-10, leave I-10 at the beach where you can't go any further because Pacific ocean...

And that's at 60-70mph all the way.

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Posted 07 August 2018 - 01:48 PM

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Leave here, drive to I-10, leave I-10 at the beach where you can't go any further because Pacific ocean...
And that's at 60-70mph all the way.
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I’d love to do that sort of road trip some time, ideally in a big old land yacht! I know it’s just driving but it’d be a fantastic experience.
Fly into LA (or similar) buy rot free Yank then drive! Get to the sea at the other end then load it onto a ship and take it home!
Going from LA across and up to New York would do me perfectly. Basically cutting straight across the middle of the US.
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Posted 07 August 2018 - 04:25 PM

Wife did it in a Dodge Ram diesel truck

On the way back through Texas the water pump housing cracked into 2.. she said it wasn't much fun watching the gauge when it's 35 degrees plus outside and then having to wait for it to cool in that temperature to top up the coolant...

Buying something rust free doesn't mean it's mechanically sound, particularly not a California car, the only aspect of the vehicle that really gets tested in CA is emissions.
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Posted 07 August 2018 - 04:36 PM

Buying something rust free doesn't mean it's mechanically sound,


Yes. I’ve learnt this lesson the hard way. And the expensive way!
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Posted 09 August 2018 - 06:32 AM

There is another update to come but I have run into a snag :(

I need to get the Wiper Arms off the spindles and they really wont budge :(

The retaining clips,one was broke anyhow but just found the other one had escaped too so they arnt even hold them yet they still wont come off :(

They are old school Splined Affairs

Hellllppppp!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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Posted 09 August 2018 - 07:23 AM

Try spraying the spindles with WD or whatever your preference is.  If you've still got the straw thing, see if you can direct some spray between the actual spindle and the cap on the end of the arm.  Leave for 24 hours, repeat.  Leave for 24, have another go at them.


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Posted 09 August 2018 - 07:56 AM

So yesterday I made a new Friend :-D

Meet Dave (named in Memory of Dave Numbers ;-)  )

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I think he would of approved? as I am using Dave to repair rather than replace ;-)

For those at the back not been playing along,my tame mechanic took the instrument cluster out to get the speedo working,only to discover the housing was made of cornflakes and and the braketery for the headlight switch was destroyed as a previous owner had used a crowbar to get the facia out  :mad:

So dash number 2 was sourced which sadly was the same Blue originally but is now black :-(

Whatever is on there wont come off and it reacts with other paint and dyes :(

When I removed the original dash I discovered it was sound apart from three areas of damage so the decision was made to use the black dash to repair and make good the original dash :mrgreen:

Up to speed at the back now?

So Dave quickly went to work like Rambo on Speed!

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And soon the Prize was free!

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This bit once trimmed down further will replace this bit (well the bit in the middle will )
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I tried to cut it nearer but this happened............................

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The Plastic is soo thick there the cutting wheel caught fire :shock:

So then Dave made mincemeat of this bit

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Which will replace this bit

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And finally this but was removed to strengthen the crossbrace of the support for the headlight mounting as even on the good section its rather thin!

But this is rather thick!

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And then the Donor Dash Looked rather like this :shock:

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As oposed to how it used to look.........................................

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The last repair is this,that section is joined to the end that was removed for the headlight switch mounting but as you can see its a clean break so I will just stitch it back together rather than let another section in.

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Whilst taking the dash apart I discovered many of the screws and clips on the donor dash were in excelent condition and shared usage with lots of other parts of the trim so harvested many :mrgreen:

This is the booty about half way through!

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And last but not least I found these option little guys under the donor dash.

Footwell lighting!

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Genuine Ford option once cleaned up and new bulbs installed I will figure out how to wire them in? Door switch circuit I guess?

My immeadiate plan is let to new plastic in,I wont necessarilly fill and make pretty yet but want to add the strength back to the dash as it is a little weak and fragile right now.


To Be Continued >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>


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Posted 09 August 2018 - 07:58 AM

Try spraying the spindles with WD or whatever your preference is.  If you've still got the straw thing, see if you can direct some spray between the actual spindle and the cap on the end of the arm.  Leave for 24 hours, repeat.  Leave for 24, have another go at them.

Thanks Eddy ill try that my can has thew built in flippy straw so thats not a problem :)


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Posted 10 August 2018 - 08:14 AM

Found this today Jo when looking for something else.
Imperial sized socket / spanner comparison sizes which can often get you out of a fix (ha ha, -not), if the metric nuts or bolts aren't too tight.

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 09:25 AM

I used a wee hub puller to remove wiper arms from their spindles.
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Posted 10 August 2018 - 09:28 AM

Mini Update

Swearing Alert!

Fuck Fuck Fuckety Fuckety Fuck
Fuck Fuck!!!!!!!

Thats feels better..............................................

Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!!

So yesterday removeage of the windscreen vents happened

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Finally we can see the passenger side linkage bracket :mrgreen:

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You can see two of the bolts the third is hidden under the linkage arm,once thats disconnected from the motor you can get access to that one ;-)

Just not the right hand bolt..........................

Here's another couple of views,note the bracket just to the right

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No wait its not over yet!

So you see that bracket is in two parts................

The bolt sticking out of the rear is in the way of getting a socket in there :mad:

So you can remove the bolted bit but not until you remove or at least move the bar crossing the bolt (center dash support) 

So you remove the Bracket and Yah :-D

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So thats it!

Err No!!!!

You see the other part of the bracket still fouls your access to the right hand linkage bolt by a few mm :ssch00101:
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You need to angle the ratchet and socket because of the rake of the scuttle and you cant do it because of that sodding bracket!

You cant unbolt it there as its rivited to the heater box!

So just to get out one bolt the sodding heater box has to be removed !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Aresoles,Drink,Feck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted 10 August 2018 - 10:48 AM

I used a wee hub puller to remove wiper arms from their spindles.

Might have to get one but for now im soaking them in WD40 as suggested by Mr Ramrod :mrgreen:

If nothing else if I have to use a puller they may come off a wee bit easier ;-)

 


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Posted 10 August 2018 - 12:04 PM

Just realised I have a Wobble Joint somewhere? Ooor Err Misses!!!

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Maybe I can do it without heater box removal?


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Posted 10 August 2018 - 01:15 PM

Mini Update

Swearing Alert!

Fuck Fuck Fuckety Fuckety Fuck
Fuck Fuck!!!!!!!

Thats feels better..............................................

Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!!

So yesterday removeage of the windscreen vents happened

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Finally we can see the passenger side linkage bracket :mrgreen:

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You can see two of the bolts the third is hidden under the linkage arm,once thats disconnected from the motor you can get access to that one ;-)

Just not the right hand bolt..........................

Here's another couple of views,note the bracket just to the right

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No wait its not over yet!

So you see that bracket is in two parts................

The bolt sticking out of the rear is in the way of getting a socket in there :mad:

So you can remove the bolted bit but not until you remove or at least move the bar crossing the bolt (center dash support) 

So you remove the Bracket and Yah :-D

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So thats it!

Err No!!!!

You see the other part of the bracket still fouls your access to the right hand linkage bolt by a few mm :ssch00101:
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You need to angle the ratchet and socket because of the rake of the scuttle and you cant do it because of that sodding bracket!

You cant unbolt it there as its rivited to the heater box!

So just to get out one bolt the sodding heater box has to be removed !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Aresoles,Drink,Feck!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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put the socket in from right hand side....?????? or am I missing summat??


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Posted 10 August 2018 - 01:20 PM

put the socket in from right hand side....?????? or am I missing summat??

I get where your coming from if the bolt was above on a flat horizontal it would be fine but the ratchet bar needs to be where that rivited bracket is from either side as the scuttle points towards that ;)

I just placed the bar there for the photo but the bolt head is at a 45% angle towards that bracket you cant move :(

I will try the Wobble that might get me out of the fix ;)


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Posted 10 August 2018 - 03:51 PM

ratshit spanna shirley?


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Posted 10 August 2018 - 04:18 PM

Or a shite tool

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Church tombola style.


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Posted 10 August 2018 - 04:23 PM

or a brick chisel and big hammer :D

 

seriously though looks like one of those bendy ratchet spanners might fit where the socket is heading. 

 

or a normal spanner and lots of swearing and time


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Posted 10 August 2018 - 05:04 PM

ratshit spanna shirley?

Dont have one yet trying to use what I have,one step closer now update later ;)


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Posted 10 August 2018 - 05:04 PM

Or a shite tool

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Church tombola style.


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What on Earth :shock:  ?


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Posted 10 August 2018 - 05:17 PM

What on Earth :shock:  ?


It's a Sidewinder. You can rotate the ratchet head by twisting the red handle.

Imparts as much torque on the bolt/nut as grasping it through a wet bath sponge with your fingers.

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Posted 12 August 2018 - 08:57 AM

Major Update Re: The Wiper Linkage :mrgreen:

Wiper arms are finally off!

Soaked them in WD40 for a couple of days but in the end a trusty old screwdriver that is the chief paint can opener and a dishcloth got them off!

I just put the dishcloth in the gap between the scuttle and the bottom of the arm until there was no room for the screwdriver,then levered with the driver and little by little slight movement followed by stuffing more dishcloth into the gap and repeat .

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Lever,Cloth,Lever,Cloth you get the picture........................

Eventually they popped off but did leave a bit of damage :rolleyes:

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At least I now know what make the arms are ;-)

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It will need new arms as apart from them looking rubbish the splines are buggered and they wont hinge up to facilitate valeting of windscreen or so stop them freezing to the screen in icey weather.

Next big thing was after swearing constantly for a week been covered in old shit (Quite Litterally) I was rewarded with this very tired heap of Shiteness!

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Yah its free and now we have cabin ventilation!

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Once everything was undone the linkage still refused to move from the passengers side :mad:

But it turns out the passengers side spindle has a removable clip on it like the one that joins the drivers side arm to the motor once that was removed the spindle bracket simple dropped out!

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Then the rest of it was pulled out from the drivers side.

Once it was out I knew for sure the decent used replacement I have obtained will get the wipers working again without a doubt as it was quite obvious why the wipers wouldnt work then!

Ill let the photos tell the horror story.................................

First thing is the bearing on the first pivot from the motor is supposed to have a rubber bushing around it,It has non!

Next pivot at the other end of that arm onto the drivers side spindle is supposed to be straight and directly in the middle of a bushing..............................

Err what bushing :roll:

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This grease cap is supposed to have a seal between the cap and the pivot the slight Browny/Yellowy fragment you see is that once black plump rubber seal :shock:

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Next!

The spindle itself on the drivers side has play in its tube and is loose and sloppy in opperation

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Then when we get over to the passengers side spindle assembly the spindle itself pushes away though not as easy as I would like but when it would be pulling the wiper towards park its very stiff to turn with your hands you can imagine why the motor had a liking for blowing fuses :shock:

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And to end you see the the pressed in black pin on the spindle pivot? That is supposed to go through the bushing on the link arm straight through the middle of the bearing at 90%...................

Only one snag :roll:

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Half the bushing isnt there,the bearing doesnt sit in the centre nor is it 90% more 50-70% Variable :lol:

So the drivers side has nothing to grip and the passengers side is a tight as a council budget and doesnt like moving............................

Im sure you all get the picture?

So with that in mind I left everything as it was in the car and locked it up (really inside is a shithole!)

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And covered it up at 9pm on Friday Night and decided im not tidying up the mess until Monday!

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I will now take my bow and receive my prestigious award for perseverance......................

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I then commenced a course of medication to make me forget the whole experience :roll:

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Now I am awake again I thought it was time to share the Update?


 


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Posted 12 August 2018 - 10:06 AM

Blimey! All that boose looks richly deserved after all that!

Well done though, it looks one mother of a job.
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Posted 12 August 2018 - 10:17 AM

Blimey! All that boose looks richly deserved after all that!

Well done though, it looks one mother of a job.

Im in that "Sick of it" Zone Dan :roll:

Once the wipers are sorted it getting handed over to my Tame Mechanic for brake work minus the dash he is litterally over the road so I can get on with the dash whilst he does that bit ;-)

While its out im having the heater core changed and the blower motor so i never have to go there again!


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Posted 27 August 2018 - 01:02 PM

Its been a while but you know an Onion :lol:

As you take layers of :roll:

Car is going away on holiday next week to have the brakes and cooling system rebuilted...................................

Whilst the dash is out I am goiung to vactan the column support and inside of the scuttle which is sporting surface rust so not had much time for here :-(

Like busses updates will turn up like cancellations a week too late!

today I am mainly removing the carpet which isnt going at all well :(

It looked like it would come out shampoo and dye but it turns out it had the consistancy of dry crackers with Cheshire Cheese :shock:

So looking for ideas?

Do I get a carpet made over here?

Order a Carpet from over there? or Bodge my own from Carpetworld?

The original looks its quite flat placed in and sliced and tucked to fit and apart from the right big lump in the middle the floor is quite flat.

I guess while its out I will rid the car of the 43 year old sound deadening and paint the floorpan :mrgreen:


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Posted 27 August 2018 - 01:37 PM

Carpets are big and heavy, I wouldn't get one from over here as the shipping is killer.


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#1407 OFFLINE   Joloke

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Posted 27 August 2018 - 02:28 PM

Carpets are big and heavy, I wouldn't get one from over here as the shipping is killer.

Was thinking that to be honest,may be cheaper getting one made over here or having a crack at fitting one myself from the roll?


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#1408 OFFLINE   JeeExEll

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Posted 27 August 2018 - 03:57 PM

Looks like the transmission tunnel carpet is moulded using heat / steam.

https://m.youtube.co...h?v=bvGRsM5Z2P8

#1409 OFFLINE   cort1977

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Posted 27 August 2018 - 09:59 PM

I would guess that the floorpan is not a complicated shape and that the carpet was never a very close fit anyway so maybe it would be best to get a new carpet for a similar sized car with a tunnel (Capri?) and use that.

 

I fitted a new carpet to my Pontiac and although it was moulded for the transmission tunnel the rest of it was flat and easy to trim to shape.


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#1410 ONLINE   Hooli

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Posted 27 August 2018 - 10:31 PM

Or a shite tool

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/...

Church tombola style.


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That looks amazingly useless! From your description it does nothing you can't do with your fingers.


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