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Title: Update on the 'Toga
Post by: Rob Molloy on May 24, 2011, 08:47:50 AM
So, update: I found the correct valve covers, got them in the mail yesterday, put them on, and no leaks. YES! (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley4.gif) I also got the new radio (Retrosound USA deck) in and working. Just need to get the new speaker mounted so there is no more rattling. Drove it to work today. Going to work this weekend on getting it pretty for a car show on Monday. I will be taking pictures and will post them up later.



I figured I would update here, vice on any other topics I already had open since now it's more general updates. I'm glad to have the car drivable without having to worry about leaving a trail of where i've been.
Title: Update on the 'Toga
Post by: Steve on May 24, 2011, 01:27:11 PM


Great news
Title: Update on the 'Toga
Post by: Leaburn Patey on May 24, 2011, 04:51:21 PM
its funny how such simple things make big progress on a project.
keep us posted and post up lotsa pics!!
 
Title: Update on the 'Toga
Post by: Rob Molloy on May 31, 2011, 07:11:19 AM
Well, this last weekend was the big "Cruise to Colby" car show in Everett. Sunday was the cruise. For some reason the Toga kept stalling out, and then she got pretty hot and didn't want to start back up, so we sat there during the cruise watching all the cars go. Finally got her started and did a lap and headed home. New fuel filter, timing, and carb adjustment done, and she runs better. Yesterday was the actual show. Got down there, were loading in, and the brakes decided to go out on me. Show ended, got home ok after almost running 2 red lights. LOL. Thursday she's going in to get the brakes checked. I'm thinking it's just a leak, or one of the brake lines, but I want a pro to make sure. Also, going to be ordering the missing hubcaps this week, so don't worry about them! LOL

Onto the good stuff though. Here are some pictures I snapped:
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Title: Update on the 'Toga
Post by: Leaburn Patey on May 31, 2011, 07:24:43 AM
You got best of show???
man,that's awesome.
That's an ego boost for sure.
(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley4.gif)
Title: Update on the 'Toga
Post by: Rob Molloy on May 31, 2011, 08:11:13 AM
I WISH! Nah, that was just a cheesy magazine cover that they printed up for me. She still needs a LOT of work before she's able to compete with some of the cars around here.
Title: Update on the 'Toga
Post by: Steve on May 31, 2011, 10:32:04 AM


Bring up that left torsion bar
Title: Update on the 'Toga
Post by: Rob Molloy on June 06, 2011, 05:21:09 AM
SO, update on the brakes, I had them done when I first got the car to WA 2 years ago, paid about $500 total for the new rear brake cylinders, and a new master cylinder. Well, the MC was leaking out the front, because they used a t-fitting for a trailer brake system, and the rear passenger side wheel cylinder blew. It's at another shop right now, they're just waiting for the parts (and having issues getting the rear brake apart) They're also awaiting a call for a different master cylinder. The previous owner converted the front brakes to disk and left the stock master in there. The previous shop apparently missed this when they replaced the master last time.
 
OH!!! And the previous shop informed me there is only a 1 year warranty on brake work, even though I put less than 200 miles on the car. So I'm basically out all that money. Oh well, at least it's getting done correctly, and I should be able to pick it up within the next couple of days.
Title: Update on the 'Toga
Post by: Rob Molloy on July 22, 2011, 07:32:48 PM
It never seems to end. Every time something gets fixed, something else breaks!!! Today was a little more dramatic though. Started up the car and pulled it out of the garage to warm up. When I was walking back to the garage, I noticed a trail of something leading from the garage to the car. Went back and looked under the car just in time to see the puddle of gas that had been leaking burst into flame. PANIC MODE!!! Reached in the window, shut off the car, released the parking brake, and pushed it into the street. Watched the flame in my driveway go out, looked up, and there was smoke billowing out from under the hood. Luckilly I was able to pop the hood and beat the fire out with a towel.
What happened? The fuel filter ruptured, started spraying fuel, and somehow ignited. I replaced the filter, the fuel lines, the generator belt, and the air filter. She started right back up after that. I'll get pics posted. I went to autozone (where I purchased the filter) and they told me to pick up the parts I needed, bring the burst filter in, and they would reimburse me for the parts I had to replace. Fun morning!!! LOL



Title: Update on the 'Toga
Post by: Steve on July 22, 2011, 09:33:37 PM


How a fuel filter can burst with about 5 PSI is one on me.  That's why I now use car quest
Title: Update on the 'Toga
Post by: Guests on July 23, 2011, 08:01:51 AM
Last vehicle fire, and only one to date, required a full swap of engine, transmission, fuel system and tank, exhaust system, and full wiring harness. At least I had a second truck with all but five brackets, three motor mounts, power steering pump and bracket, fan, water pump, belt, fan shroud, and radiator. You got off easy, and definitely a good save. Did you end up with any paint damage?
Title: Update on the 'Toga
Post by: Steve on July 23, 2011, 08:15:33 AM


(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley22.gif)(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley19.gif)
Title: Update on the 'Toga
Post by: Steve on July 23, 2011, 08:20:08 AM


Me?  Oh I would stand there crying.  LOL
Title: Update on the 'Toga
Post by: glen cyr on July 23, 2011, 08:44:00 AM
(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/26/crystalball_468x317.jpg) I see a fire extinguisher in your future!(http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley9.gif) Good thing you saved it a lot of people are not as lucky. I have an extinguisher in the engine compartment and one mounted between my seats. After i had a meltdown at the racetrack w/ my 340 Duster,i,m never going to be caught without one again. Melted all my wiring,paint,etc,under the hood and i beat it almost out with my worn only twice Down filled vest,then it flared up again and a track official came and took care of it with a big extinguisher. I've never heard of a fuel filter rupturing,but, hey...in this day and age of inferior parts..... anything is possible.  (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/attachments/26/b4e2.jpg) Here's where my extinguisher is, in the int.        Glen owatajrkiam2011-07-23 14:19:22
Title: Update on the 'Toga
Post by: Tom Dawson on July 23, 2011, 08:58:59 AM
I have a fire extingisher in my Neon, I am on my 2nd one, the first was used putting out a car fire at a job I worked at, poor kids 86 K-car something popped under the hood and the as he open it up, woosh full blown engine fire, he was glad to see I had one ready to put it out., now I just need to mount it in the car.

Tom

Title: Update on the 'Toga
Post by: Steve on July 23, 2011, 11:09:03 AM


The one in the truck is to put my pants out. (http://www.moparfins.com/forum/smileys/smiley2.gif)
Title: Update on the 'Toga
Post by: Bob Schaefer on July 24, 2011, 12:16:42 PM


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Title: Update on the 'Toga
Post by: Steve on July 24, 2011, 03:37:16 PM


Been down on the big chains for a long time.  Unless it's a brand, trusted name, I stay away
Title: Update on the 'Toga
Post by: Rob Molloy on July 26, 2011, 05:30:22 AM
Thanks for all the kind words guys. I guess all that firefighting training in the Navy came to some good at home. I do now have a fire extinguisher, and Autozone did reimburse me for the cost of the parts I had to replace. They're also sending the deffective fuel filter to their main HQ, and took the remaining plastic Duralast (*snicker*) fuel filters off the shelf for the time being. Below are the couple of pictures I snapped of the aftermath:
 
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Here is the filter still in the car.
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Well, theres the problem...
 
And pics from the Car show that I had her in on Sunday:
 
 
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The little red Karman Ghia was my wife's birthday present. SOOOOO TINY!!!!! LOL.
 
And a video from that morning. I love pissing my neighbors off at 6 in the morning :D
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Title: Update on the 'Toga
Post by: Jacques on July 26, 2011, 05:52:24 AM


I had a similar problem once with a plastic fuel filter, it somehow couldnt handle underhood temperatures.
For this reason, I only use metal filters on cars fitted with a gasoline-system. If possible at all, I get rid of the whole gasoline-crap as these are much more susceptible to fire hazard than other car fuels (and also other sorts of problems). But probably there's not enough LPG/propane-refueling points on your to justify a conversion, and a diesel.... sounds so agricultural :)
Sjak Brak2011-07-26 10:53:15
Title: Update on the 'Toga
Post by: on October 27, 2011, 10:27:26 PM

How to update the in-dash navigation?