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« Reply #180 on: May 27, 2012, 09:32:21 PM »

I had a bunch of old radiator hose from ??? and managed to make a couple work.  Here it is all bolted in and ready to go.



Had
 one issue though.  The water pump and pulley set-up was too long.  Was
dangerously close the rad.  So I pulled it and installed the original
water pump and lower pulley from the 251.  Gave me a bit more clearance.

Here you can see the difference.  Not a lot but enough to cause me grief.




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« Reply #181 on: May 27, 2012, 09:40:53 PM »

Now came the fun part...electronic ignition, starter relay, starter
solenoid, and voltage regulator...and wiring.  Used the holes that
already existed on the inner fender to mount everything.



Then
 I made a run out to the pick-a-part for some needed wiring. 84 dodge
ram pick-up donated most of the wiring.....$25...Thank you very much!



Couple hours later I had a crude, dirty and ugly wiring system good enough to get the engine to fire.




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« Reply #182 on: May 27, 2012, 09:51:50 PM »

I have no gas tank in the car, so I ran a piece of rubber fuel line from
 the fuel line at the back of the car, up into a can of gas secured in
the trunk.  I had some issues with fuel leaking, and not getting to the
fuel pump.  But after a couple hours working on that I finally had fuel
making it to the carb.  Motor was cranking fine and much to my surprise
it fired right up!!

I figured I would have a battle on my
hands...especially since I built that hybrid distributor.  But guess Ol'
 Fernando was eager to get back to life after 20+ years of abandonment
and neglect. 

Only problem I had was the wide 5/8 pulley I had
on the alternator popped off almost immediately after the initial fire. 
 So I had to remove it...grind a slot on each side of the shaft for the
set screws to sit in....lock tight everything, and re-install.  I then
popped the floor back into the car and took it around the block...a few
times.  :)













What
 a great feeling to actually drive the car.  Now I have to finish
getting the front end back together so I can put the car into storage
for the summer, and get the wagon home.


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« Reply #183 on: May 28, 2012, 02:52:44 PM »



Good Job Brian
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« Reply #184 on: May 28, 2012, 04:05:05 PM »

E-brake itself work fine, needs a slight adjustment tighter though....just a little added security.


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« Reply #185 on: May 28, 2012, 07:52:44 PM »

Hey, doing great, enjoyed each and every picture and description.  Remember the rule for exhaust systems: it only passes as much exhaust as the smallest cross section in any piece of the pipe. Still looks good though.
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« Reply #186 on: May 30, 2012, 03:49:54 PM »



Now that is one car of character... very cool, great job Brian!
Wish I'd had one when I was 18, look at that  back set space -  talk about a shag-mobile!





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« Reply #187 on: May 30, 2012, 04:26:48 PM »

Thanks guys for the kind words.  But as of today the car is in storage.
 I got it all back together yesterday, and gave Fernando it's first
"good" bath in probably 20+ years.  I'd pressure washed it quickly a
couple times but never a proper car wash, car soap, pail and mit.






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« Reply #188 on: September 23, 2012, 07:18:48 PM »

Well I recieved a used Vintage air system from Steve....Thanks again!!!
 

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« Reply #189 on: September 24, 2012, 08:47:24 AM »



You'll have a hard time converting that to cable
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« Reply #190 on: September 24, 2012, 10:06:37 AM »

Not really...I pulled one of the motors and it's just a simple D-shaft.  So find, or make the D-shaft, then thread the top portion, attach a flat lever and then make a mounting area for the cables to be secured to and run the cable to the appropriate location.
 
Sure there will be some road blocks along the way, but nothing a little back yard engineering can't over come.
 
 
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« Reply #191 on: September 24, 2012, 10:53:15 AM »



That's not the problem.  The doors move around according to the settings.  More than one moves at any given time
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« Reply #192 on: September 24, 2012, 03:32:30 PM »

Ahh but that is just understanding what doors need to move to do what, there is only three.  Once I understand that it should be fairly simple to get it to do what I want.
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« Reply #193 on: September 24, 2012, 06:39:33 PM »



 
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« Reply #194 on: September 28, 2012, 08:54:40 AM »

True hotroddrs don't give up because it might be hard to do....we struggle through to get to the result we want and envision.
 
 
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