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« Reply #60 on: September 15, 2019, 11:42:08 AM »
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Swift progress Vern. Not that Iím (very) jealous. I notice some filler inboard from the tail lights on the transom (pardon the nautical terminology). I had to do similar on my FB ute in the same spot. There was quite a bit of lead filler there already. I had to weld up holes where I assume trailer style indicator lights were mounted previously.


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« Reply #61 on: September 15, 2019, 07:20:33 PM »
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Yeah ,same with this car ,quite a bit of rough lead there, and further roughed up with paint removal and some rust on boot rubber groove ,so had to bog it to get nice finish .hope to do ivory this week ..Vern
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« Reply #62 on: September 15, 2019, 10:13:03 PM »
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Looking great Vern. Who is doing the work Vern?
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« Reply #63 on: September 23, 2019, 08:19:56 PM »
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Vern's FC progress 23 Sep 2019.

Body finished paint ..not terrific shots ..iíll send more when boot on and bit of chrome bling, chrome looks great on the Dominion Maroon, sort of looses it a bit on Ivory, but thatís what it is ..cheers Vern



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« Reply #64 on: September 24, 2019, 08:56:05 AM »
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Looking handsome Vern!, keep the pics coming
Don't see too many in that colour combination
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« Reply #65 on: September 24, 2019, 03:14:01 PM »
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Looking good Vern. Wink
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« Reply #66 on: September 25, 2019, 07:36:43 PM »
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Looking good Vern. Wink

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« Reply #67 on: September 25, 2019, 10:59:43 PM »
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Update from Vern 25 Sep 2019

I happen to have a couple of cows ,and I occasionally go and sit with one of them who is a really quiet cow ,here is a selfie ,of me and a real inflatable cow.
I am the one on the left ..cheers Vern
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« Reply #68 on: October 06, 2019, 11:17:28 AM »
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Update from Vern 25 Sep 2019

In she goes ,gear box attached ..


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« Reply #69 on: October 06, 2019, 02:14:01 PM »
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Looking good Vern

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« Reply #70 on: October 06, 2019, 09:36:00 PM »
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. . . and now I'm reminded of Larson's inflatable cow.  Again.
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« Reply #71 on: October 07, 2019, 03:40:52 PM »
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Looking great vern, I can't wait to get mine to that stage of the build. Your on the home stretch  now!  Cheers Greg
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« Reply #72 on: October 07, 2019, 04:45:57 PM »
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Wow that coming together nicely
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« Reply #73 on: October 07, 2019, 09:06:10 PM »
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Thanks fellas ..I appreciate your encouragement ,yes it is satisfying ..just itching now to get it running and drive it as is and get a feel ..and have all mechanicals correct as much as possible, before rest of it goes together ..Vern
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« Reply #74 on: October 21, 2019, 07:41:32 AM »
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Gents ..yesterday finished putting in all the mechanicals ,put some fuel in the tank ,got it up to the front and the fuel pump ,then a bit down the carby and she started ,oops fuel leak at flex fuel line into pump ,had a spare ,all good .kept it running making a few tweeks and checks.mixture screw, air cleaner bit funny ,had it on before ,so something to look at, tighten top water hose ,few stops and starts ..got it nice and warm...now !! can I select a gear with engine running , yep ,what about all gears in and out few times,yep !! drive it down our driveway ,yep all good...brakes are binding and brake pedal rock hard and doesn't stop well ,it has been standing a lot since we did the brakes ,I'll start with back brakes ,as the hand brake cable has been reinstalled with engine/g'box  going back in ..cheers Vern ..
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« Reply #75 on: October 21, 2019, 08:19:27 AM »
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« Reply #76 on: October 21, 2019, 08:55:30 AM »
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Gets exciting doesn't it? Wink
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« Reply #77 on: October 26, 2019, 07:32:56 AM »
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Hard bit is sitting on a milk crate to drive it ...
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« Reply #78 on: October 28, 2019, 07:06:42 AM »
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Brake master cylinder working OK ..front left hand wheel wont turn freely ,backed off shoe adjuster ,it turns ,apply brake ,locked again ,I suspect wheel cylinder ,all brake hoses were new  before I bought car so about 3-4 yrs old,maybe crushed internally if had vice grips put on ,or return spring,needs investigation ,it helps to have a car that stops...cheers Vern ..
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« Reply #79 on: October 28, 2019, 10:26:57 AM »
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Vern,

Three to four years sitting unused is all it takes for the hydraulics to seize up.  The wheel cylinders will be corroding internally, causing the pistons to stick.
The short-term fix is to pull the cylinders apart, polish the rust out, and reassemble with new seals.
The longer-term fix is to get the cylinders stainless-steel sleeved.

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