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Brian

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Project 48 Desoto...aka: Fernando
« Reply #60 on: January 19, 2011, 11:58:55 AM »


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Brian, Looks like you got a nice one there. Sorry I lost track of this thread. I forwarded your E=Mail address  to my Friend Bob in Maryland, owner of that good lookin' red 48 I posted.
 
Enjoy your new toy,

Thanks Steve.  Your friends red 2dr sedan is a beauty!!  Mine needs lots of mechanical, and cosmetic work, but aint gonna cost me much in metal work.

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« Reply #61 on: February 07, 2011, 08:21:50 PM »

I was taking a break from pulling the seats apart today and was hanging in the engine bay looking around when I noticed something that didn't look right.  

Now when I got Fernando it's motor was missing the pistons and rods, and no oil pan.  I assumed that it had spun a rod and repairs were started and then the repairs got abandoned and the car pushed out in the field.

Well I now know it was much worse then a spun bearing.....

Notice the area below the generator mount, the oil pan ail area...something is missing....:rolleyes:





And from underneath....



Looks like #1 rod took out the lower part of the block.  I wonder what they were doing to cause this.:D  

I had hopes of rebuilding the 251 and then re-installing it one day...but I guess it's a boat anchor now.:p  Oh well I'll keep my eyes open for a 265 then.

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« Reply #62 on: February 07, 2011, 08:34:16 PM »

After I got the removable floor pan section out last week I also pulled the MC for a clean up and rebuild.



Here are a few before pics...











And 4 pounds of crud....









And those pinch clips (not sure if that's what they are called) Are a
bit of a pain to remove....at least until you figure out an easy way to
do it.



I used the screw driver on the side opposite to the open pinch end, then
 hammered it down and out.  Took a few whacks to get a bite, but once it
 bit it only took a couple more hits to get it off.





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« Reply #63 on: February 07, 2011, 08:35:01 PM »

And today I cleaned up the parts on the wire wheel, and honed out the
MC.  Everything looks great, and should go back together nicely.











Will clean and paint everything before re-assembly.  Should be the nicest pieces on the car so far.....

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« Reply #64 on: February 07, 2011, 08:57:57 PM »

Wow. Forged steel pedals, bronze bushings with grease fittings, machined surfaces, who would have thought such an antequated piece of art would have been built so well. And they say the old stuff is obsolete.

Great cleaning up and pictures, love seeing the quality of the past.
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« Reply #65 on: February 08, 2011, 03:53:57 AM »

I agree.. and it was all done from drawing and no computers..

Those people were artists to say the least..


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« Reply #66 on: February 08, 2011, 07:32:28 AM »


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I agree.. and it was all done from drawing and no computers..

Those people were artists to say the least..


I agree...there was a lot more skill, dedication, pride and artistry put into these cars.  I'm just blown away at the over engineering that was put into the car.  After dealing with the cars from the late 60's on up to today, I sure can see the differences. 

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« Reply #67 on: February 08, 2011, 07:43:03 AM »

They were not only built to last, but to be serviced!...true economy.

Some of the 304/40s Packards I've messed with are amazing that way.

Last forever if you take care of it.



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« Reply #68 on: February 08, 2011, 10:26:07 AM »


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They were not only built to last, but to be serviced!...true economy.



Last forever if you take care of it.



A very true statement!!!

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« Reply #69 on: February 08, 2011, 01:13:47 PM »

And you didn't need a tool box full of special tools
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« Reply #70 on: February 08, 2011, 01:30:07 PM »


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And you didn't need a tool box full of special tools

Except for one Eh...it's in the mail....

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« Reply #71 on: February 14, 2011, 10:59:37 AM »

Got everything painted and reassembled over the weekend.







And I used a couple 5/8 snap rings instead of the old pinch washer.  I
used two per side since they grove was quite thick.  Not bad, but wish
they had been a bit bigger in out side diameter, but they should still
work fine.









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« Reply #72 on: February 14, 2011, 11:00:02 AM »

And the MC and pedal assemblies reassembled...







And re-installed in ol' Fernando....nicest part on the whole car right now....









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« Reply #73 on: February 14, 2011, 12:43:14 PM »

That's a real beauty. Some day you will get the rest of everything to look the same, but for now, functionality is important.
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« Reply #74 on: February 14, 2011, 02:37:47 PM »


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That's a real beauty. Some day you will get the rest of everything to look the same, but for now, functionality is important.

Yeah wish I could spend the time and money to do everything to the same standards...but I want to get it running and driving first.  Plus if I do it all now I'll be bored when I retire.....

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