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Old 05-05-2018, 09:01 AM
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Boy, do I have a deal for you.




Yup. The shoe fits. In my defense, I never saw a lawn mower designed where you had to take the fan cover, shroud, air filter, hood, and intake manifold off to get to the carburator. Then, the screws were so tight I broke one loose with a pair of vice grips. The solonoid required me to make a wrench that was thin enough to fit it!NOT FUN!

Now, look what you started!




The rest of us just refer to them as our adjustable heat sinks. We admit to nothing.:

I suspect it will be hard to get good hot welds on those rusty spots without causing at least some distortion. Those frames are pretty thin aren't they?

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These aren't, they are actually about 18 or even 16 gauge. It's the mouldings that are as thin as 24 gauge, those suckers are hard to work with. But these aren't a big deal. I even noticed that I had welded one weld crooked and simply heated it up and straightened it out on the anvil without a hitch. I heated and bent the shape to match the A pillar real easy, I wish the mouldings were this easy. But there is some serious rust pits, they welded together just fine, I actually was able to remove a bunch of rust by cutting that area out when chopping it. But there is some serious pitting that will make it impossible to plate. Can I fill this with brass for plating?

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Got on the highway a bit. It has good get up and go.
Oil pressure right low getting off the highway though.

Need to fix the cruise control. What did I screw up now......????
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Interior gutted

Started stripping the interior for recover/replace, top to bottom.
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Started getting the roadster ready for the Goodguys Nashville Nationals next weekend. She's up on jack stands, rear fluid checked and rear brakes adjusted. I was about to drain the oil and Barb dcided we were hungry. Oh well, at least I got a start.

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I spent my whole day getting my 24hp Snapper yard tractor to start today. I miss-diagnosed it as a bad fuel pump but it ended up being a fuel shut down solonoid.

I am not going to recap the 7 hours I spent fooling with this thing but I can tell you this. That fuel solonoid will not fail again. The Tip is now gone. It won't be shutting down anything.

BTW the fuel tank is below the carburator. It didn't need the solonoid anyway!

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John, that's the kind of crap that happens to me on a regular basis. Right now, pretty much everything I touch turns to crap...
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I managed to break the speedo today. Cable maybe?

The tonneau cover wire connector fell off the cable.

Hmm...cable seems to be the common denominator.
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These aren't, they are actually about 18 or even 16 gauge. It's the mouldings that are as thin as 24 gauge, those suckers are hard to work with. But these aren't a big deal. I even noticed that I had welded one weld crooked and simply heated it up and straightened it out on the anvil without a hitch. I heated and bent the shape to match the A pillar real easy, I wish the mouldings were this easy. But there is some serious rust pits, they welded together just fine, I actually was able to remove a bunch of rust by cutting that area out when chopping it. But there is some serious pitting that will make it impossible to plate. Can I fill this with brass for plating?

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You know, when they plate pot metal, they copper plate it and then fill the pits with solder. They then copper plate it again. Once it is polished and smooth, they nickle plate and chrome it. I don't see why the same process would not work with steel.

I noticed on Overhaulin that Chip narrowed and welded a bumper, they said they leaded it and sent it to the plater.

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Here's the nice connector on the pull cable for the tonneau latch mentioned earlier....electrical crimp on connector...sweet.

Nothing can beat the power of....wait for it....la...la...la....."CURSE CAMINO"









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I wanted to make sure I would have the car on the road for the cruise season. I went to the local mall where the cruise is held and discovered that I made it with time to spare....I was the cruise....












Those of you with keen observation skills probably noticed the raindrops all over the windscreen.

"CURSE CAMINO" strikes again....windshield wiper motor dies on the way......

To sum up what did I break today?:

Running too hot to use the AC in city traffic
Cable breaks
Speedo breaks
Wipers break

Can't say I broke the cruise control as I haven't actually had it working yet.
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I wanted to make sure I would have the car on the road for the cruise season. I went to the local mall where the cruise is held and discovered that I made it with time to spare....I was the cruise....




Those of you with keen observation skills probably noticed the raindrops all over the windscreen.

"CURSE CAMINO" strikes again....windshield wiper motor dies on the way......

To sum up what did I break today?:

Running too hot to use the AC in city traffic
Cable breaks
Speedo breaks
Wipers break

Can't say I broke the cruise control as I haven't actually had it working yet.
You just can't get a "break", can you?

She's a beauty. Lower expectations and stomp it more.
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Old 05-05-2018, 09:38 PM
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Damn Pugsy, sorry to hear about the crap, the car looks nice with or with out a clean windshield.

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But there is some serious pitting that will make it impossible to plate. Can I fill this with brass for plating?

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The guy I used to know that does restoration plating, drilled out the pit and filled it with silver solder before any plating.
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I got the right inner window frame cut and welded, damn this think kicked my butt, took me about 3 hours to get this done.


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The guy I used to know that does restoration plating, drilled out the pit and filled it with silver solder before any plating.
Ok, I don't have silver solder, I wonder if I can braze it? I have a chrome shop down the street from me, I'll ask them.

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I'm working on the Grasshopper 1210 lawnmower that I bought at that auction up by Cherokee, Iowa last Sunday. The choke was stuck and I got it freed up yesterday then I got the wild idea to try to take some pictures of the inside of the carburetor. I was looking at them this morning on the computer so I could see them a lot better than on that tiny phone screen and they turned out pretty good. I should have gotten a couple of shots of the inside of that rusty gas tank. Those tiny cameras with a flash can be pretty useful!




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