|Today 07:26 AM|
|Today 06:42 AM|
|Too Many Projects||
|Today 05:28 AM|
|Today 04:48 AM|
I picked up the new wiring harness for the old mower yesterday, and managed to get the old harness out of the mower. The only thing that concerns me is the crispy connector on the end of the wires that go up under the flywheel on the engine. I hope the short/fire didn't take out my charging and ignition systems.
|Today 03:47 AM|
Man, do I hate playing with gas tanks.
Good job of it.
|Yesterday 08:24 PM|
|idrivejunk||Tough break on that chew toy fuel line No fun anywhere in that!|
|Yesterday 08:00 PM|
|Too Many Projects||
I got my son's Malibu done last weekend and drove it to a detailing shop Monday. I've always smelled gas while it was in my shop and looked around but never saw anything leaking. Tuesday on the way back, I put 9 gallons of gas in it and parked it in the shop. A couple hours later I went back out and there was a puddle of gas under the tank... I could see it was coming from the top and after reading about leaking fuel pump o-rings, resigned myself to removing the tank today to see what I could do about that. It was NOT fun getting the gas back out. It used to be, I would depressurize the system and then remove the line at the filter, stick a hose on the line and install the fuse and pump the gas into a container. NOT this car, there is NO inline filter...the only filter is in the tank. Even after, supposedly" relieving the pressure, I got a gas bath when I released the connector from the tank line to frame line. Once I got cleaned up from that and found a hose big enough to go over the connector and into the gas can, I re-installed the fuse and hit the key. The pump would run for a couple seconds and shut off because there is a sensor that detects the line pressure and if it doesn't, shuts off the pump for safety. I turned the key on and off over 2 HUNDRED times to get 8 gallons of gas out...
After the usual fight with strap bolts that aren't very accessible, and dropping the exhaust, I got the tank on the floor and there it was....a rodent nest on top of the tank and a chew hole thru the fuel line right in a bend...
I looked on-line for a repair method, rather than spending $500+ for a new fuel pump with attached line and came up with this little jewel from O'Reillys for $14..
First thing I had to do was heat the tube and get a 90° bend. NOT easy, it wanted to kink and I had to hold the thing bent and squeezed to prevent kinking while it was DANGED HOT. You can see my finger prints in the soft areas... I was wishing I had a set of bending springs for brake lines today...
I had to cut the nipple down on the short run to keep it on track but I got it together and it doesn't leak. The car starts much faster now too, as it doesn't bleed off the pressure in the fuel line while sitting.
|Yesterday 07:50 PM|
|Yesterday 07:41 PM|
Somebody say Grand Prix?!? Oh... dangit theres always asterisks in GP sentences. Its a lot of work just to have FWD junk when done, ain't it?
|Yesterday 07:01 PM|
Spose you'll get back to us in 3 months,lol, lotta work there man.
|Yesterday 07:00 PM|
Bought a 16 ton hydraulic tube bender today,will bend 1in up to 4in in 1/2 inch increments. also bought a 20 t0n Air over hydraulic jack so I can operate it up to 6 ft away..
Now I will have to learn where to mark the tube to get the bend in the right place to make the correct width:confused,
|Yesterday 06:11 PM|
and what has been my own hell the last few days ( gm 2.4 twin cam engine ) had to drop the cradle out of an alero , so i could get the trans for another alero , and the head off the motor for a gran prix , really ****ty job
|08-23-2016 10:28 PM|
I went with Nick to a local show tonight. Ran into a few old friends and met up with Steve and his grandson, is that little guy cute or what!
Check out the 26 Chevy, spoke with that guy a bunch, very cool car! The narrowed VW is interesting to say the least. I have a photo of this car, the last time I saw it at the Fremont Drag Strip at a Volkswagen Nationals event 30 years ago.
|08-23-2016 07:53 PM|
I had a really good day today.........Excited to get it back home and in the basement.
|08-23-2016 06:27 PM|
Almost forgetted... that stuff on the 33 fenders I was so curious about....
Fellow bodyman walks up and says "Z-Chrome". I did a search, scratched my chin and went hmmm. You can wipe or spray it. Very interesting.
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