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Bought 2 bolts, 2 nuts, 2 plain washers and 2 lockwashers yesterday.

Bonnet release pull is now attached to the dash again. Need to come up with a method of attaching the end to the release latch reliably.

No other news, things are on pause around here right now.

Phil

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I reviewed today and decided to hell with it. I had a rummage in my random nuts and bolts and reassembled the slam panel, connected the hood latch, set the striker pin so now the thing locks and can be opened by pulling on the handle inside.

 

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I also ran the engine and set the cold idle and choke. I now smell of Eau D'Autoshite (heavily choked exhaust from a cold engine with no catalytic converter).

 

Feeling a little better mentally now.

Phil

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2 hours ago, hairnet said:

how come lots of us stuff (60s) has the pull on the outside usually in the grille?

Because that was cheaper than putting in a cable.

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9 hours ago, PhilA said:

 

I also ran the engine and set the cold idle and choke. I now smell of Eau D'Autoshite (heavily choked exhaust from a cold engine with no catalytic converter).

 

Feeling a little better mentally now.

Phil

Related?

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1 hour ago, DeeJay said:

Related?

No, I was feeling better about it once I got the hood to open and close. The exhaust just gave me a headache.

 

Phil

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Removed the spark wire tray and the old wires and attacked it with hammers. It's now the shape it should be. (Previous keeper had let the engine fall over and it bent all the sheet metal on the side of the engine).

 

Hammers are good therapy.

 

Phil

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2 hours ago, hairnet said:

certain orange buffoons :D

hope youre staying away from all the unpleasant - tinker with cars - safer

how ignoring the gta are you :D

 

So far so good

Going to go buy a vise. Then metalwork. 

Pumped the tires up on the GTA, need to charge the battery. Drove it to the end of the street and back the other day.

Phil

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1 hour ago, hairnet said:

i saw that at first while scrolling down

looked chromed

i need glasses - oh wait :D

SHINEY!!!!!!!!!!

This morning it should be matte black. It was still wet in that picture.

 

Phil

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Today I got ready to go out to the grocery store.

 

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Took a piece of sheet steel and marked it out to size.

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I chopped the rectangle out and de-burred the edges.

 

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Bend bend bend bash bash bash

 

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That looks about right and the wires fit through.

 

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A squirt of black paint and I'm calling that done.

 

Metal work can be good therapy.

 

Phil

 

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I laid the new wires out on the floor. There are a few lengths, so I set the longest ones furthest from the distributor (made sense, really).

 

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I measured the length of wire needed from the bracket to the plug for each wire and marked it with tape.

 

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Clamped it all together as an assembly.

 

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Tried it on for size. Looks good.

 

Phil

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10 minutes ago, hairnet said:

:D

just realised why it was flipped :D

for one minute there id hoped youd done another :D

 

Nope, front camera on my phone. Reversed the image.

 

Phil

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