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Old 05-02-2012, 06:33 PM
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DBM, where are those progress picks on your Coupe? Come on now, 5 minutes a day is all it takes.



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Well my 5 min is spent driving the car out to the front parling lot in the morning and then back into the shop at night,thats about it.. But Its the bestest part of my whole day I had a slow week so I did some much needed construction work to the shop then added a couple circuts to the breaker box just as I was ALMOST finished I got burried again so I had to work late a couple nights to finish it all up...after getting the insurance I havent really done anything to my car I did get my painless fuse block kit and a few other electrical parts relays, new 66 VW headlights and such...oh I got my fender skirt forms made and the metal to do it but havent actually got anything else made..I guess most of what I'm doing is getting ready to do some actual work ,I've been meaning to get a little vid made but havent gotten around to that either...I guess my helper quit ,I havent seen or heard anything from him in about 3weeks.but I did find a couple of pics in the camera to post....

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Old 05-02-2012, 06:52 PM
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heres the IROC I pulled out of the back yard after being there two years(made the wife happy) I put a fuel pump in (major PITA) then plugs, wires, cap and rotor...this thing runs GOOD now....TPI motor..
my skirt forms.and "Metal Illness" sitting outside looking all neglected ready for some lovin....
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It's always something. The tank had a pin hole leak. Also had to cut the filler neck so I could mount the tank. Now the filler neck is connected by a big piece of hose. That is how the original tank was set up, just the pontiac tank filler neck was different and couldn't be installed as is. I have hose clamps and will tighten it down once I get the tank mounted. I would have gotten it done today, but I had to take my aunt to the doctor in Springfield and the entire trip took about 5 hours. Everything is in place and the tank should be mounted soon. Either tomorrow before work or this weekend.
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Right on DBM, move that Camaro and get back to the coupe with the money.

Tonight I got my other side of the irons assembled and on the car!

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weekend work

I spent this weekend hooking up my new used double ended buffer and metal drill press. the buffer is 3phase so I had to install a phase converter and a new 220v line. Now I can polish my stainless steel bumpers. I also started to install my Lokar ebrake and cables. Had a friend come over sunday and we chopped a hole in my floor and sort of fitted the brake handle in place.
Not much time to work on the car now that spring is here in maine and the grass is growing. also trying to get the garden in. sc
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Worked a bit on getting the gas tank mounted. J bolts are just not long enough to work with the new tank. They will just touch the tank strap but not go through the hole. If it were an inch longer I could make it work. I need to get either longer bolts or new straps. Going to look at hardware stores this weekend or maybe tomorrow. I work tonight and tomorrow 12s so it probably won't happen tomorrow. Most of the problem stems from adapting the bonneville tank to the caddy. It is a bit differently shaped and sized.
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I spent this weekend hooking up my new used double ended buffer and metal drill press. the buffer is 3phase so I had to install a phase converter and a new 220v line. Now I can polish my stainless steel bumpers. I also started to install my Lokar ebrake and cables. Had a friend come over sunday and we chopped a hole in my floor and sort of fitted the brake handle in place.
Not much time to work on the car now that spring is here in maine and the grass is growing. also trying to get the garden in. sc
They make a converter for 3Phase to 220V? I didn't know that.

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They make a converter for 3Phase to 220V? I didn't know that.

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They actually have rotary phase converters or VFD's for converting single phase to 3 phase.
I used the VFD on my milling machine. It has a built in speed control capability, fwrd and reverse.
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I didn't know that, interesting.

Today I got the top bows in leaving only the header and hooking the cylinders to them, WOOO HOOOO!

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haven't worked on anything relatively cool since selling my satellite a few months ago. putting headers on my gtp this weekend, thats kinda cool.
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[QUOTE=MARTINSR]I didn't know that, interesting.

Today I got the top bows in leaving only the header and hooking the cylinders to them, WOOO HOOOO!

Brian

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Nice.

Your nightmare part of the build seems to be going smoother than you thought.

Do you have the top cloth ready to go?
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Old 05-04-2012, 10:22 AM
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I didn't know that, interesting.

Today I got the top bows in leaving only the header and hooking the cylinders to them, WOOO HOOOO!

Brian

Nice.

Your nightmare part of the build seems to be going smoother than you thought.

Do you have the top cloth ready to go?
I have the top, two rear windows ( ) , the pads, everything but the well (I think I got two rear windows instead of the well and window )

Yes, I didn't listen to my own advice I give newbes with bodywork, "One small step at a time, if you are overwhelmed, make smaller steps until you aren't".

It's going pretty smooth, over the weekend I am shooting to have the rubbers all in and top and windows aligned. If I can pull that off I will be thrilled.

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Got the front tack strip in the header.

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Yesterday I got the header in, cylinders hooked up and the top goes up and down! WOO HOOO.

The alignment of the windows and top is a living hell on these cars, holy cow I left after getting it sort of close on one side. I had to clear my brain. At one point I went into the house sat on the couch and rad the GM manual on the subject. I read it until I could go thru the symptoms and solutions section and know what the solution was before reading it. I had it inside and out, but in the real world, that sucker wasn't cooperating.

I will go back out with a clear head and give it another go later today.

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