Close

User Tag List

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 21 to 29 of 29
  1. #21
    awelch37's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2015
    Location
    Vancouver, BC
    Posts
    107
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Thanks for sharing the YouTube link...the last 2 minutes was frustrating yet funny. We’ve all been there.


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  2. #22

    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Oswego, NY
    Posts
    258
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Since spring is supposedly here, I've started collecting parts for various projects on the car. Most notably, I picked up a energy suspensions master bushing kit. A good portion of the bushings are just done so this should help. Also got a set of slim cooling fans. Not exactly sure how I'm going to use them...I'll need to fab up some sort of bracket/shroud. I came across a SMS sticker on ebay that I grabbed. Probably won't go on the car but I thought it was kinda cool.

  3. Likes importsdontlikeme liked this post
  4. #23
    Resident Electromotive Expert importsdontlikeme's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Westminster, Maryland
    Posts
    3,103
    Post Thanks / Like
    Blog Entries
    3
    Mentioned
    28 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Keep it up man! Needs moar snail!


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro

    Interested in a solid engine management system? Ask me about Electromotive engine management.

  5. #24

    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Oswego, NY
    Posts
    258
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Over the past few weekends, I've been slowly overhauling the rear suspension. It initially started with the plan to take apart the rear (links, both lateral and drag) to install the new rubber from the energy kit. Well, as with every NY car there was some rust. So I ended up dropping the rear subframe. Took the sway bar, subframe and links and ground out the rusted areas. Followed by a degreasing, metal etch, primer with zerorust and top coated with gloss black lacquer.






    While that was moving along, I decided to start on the underside of the body. Since the rear subframe was out and will need a alignment anyway, might as well clean that up as well. Rather than do the entire thing, I wanted to work on the problem spots. Anywhere the undercoating was bubbled, I hit with a torch and scraped away the material and usually found a rust spot. After that, I ground the areas with a wire brush and treated with a phosphoric acid solution. Let the metal soak in the acid for ~30 minutes and rinsed with water and allowed to dry overnight. The areas were painted with zerorust primer and will be recoated with a rubberized undercoating. These pictures are right before I started painting. I'll take pics of the finished product tomorrow.




  6. Likes ZombieSatty liked this post
  7. #25
    Resident Electromotive Expert importsdontlikeme's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Location
    Westminster, Maryland
    Posts
    3,103
    Post Thanks / Like
    Blog Entries
    3
    Mentioned
    28 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Looking good!


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk Pro

    Interested in a solid engine management system? Ask me about Electromotive engine management.

  8. #26

    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Oswego, NY
    Posts
    258
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    So I completely forgot to snap pics of the completed underside...I will the next time I'm under there. However, I am happy to report that most of the harsh ride is gone. While she still doesn't glide over the bumps like the jeep, I'm no longer worried about losing teeth. I am also happy to say that she's officially legal! I bit the bullet and bought new calipers. Lo and behold, I have a parking brake finally. As such, I was able to get it inspected so I'm no longer travelling under cover of darkness to avoid 'the man'. Took it out this evening and got her cleaned up kinda nice. Going to hit Cars and Coffee in the morning. Hoping for a positive response as its almost exclusively 60's/modern muscle. We'll see. Anyways, heres a kinda crappy pic of her all cleaned up for the morning.


  9. Likes axxer4200, importsdontlikeme liked this post
  10. #27

    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Oswego, NY
    Posts
    258
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Worked on the exhaust last week. Finally eliminated the majority of leaks (yeay!) and put proper clamps and brackets on. Thankfully, I also got rid of the rattles. The roads around here are shit and kept knocking loose the exhaust system...was driving me crazy. Hopefully, its all (mostly) fixed up. I plan on tweaking it this weekend and hitting more leaks. Still need to get the trans output seal replaced but otherwise she's pretty much ready for TOTD. So here are a couple of pics of the exhaust and painted rear subframe/suspension. I need to hit those bolts with some paint....and don't mind the welds...lol








    I made a bit of a disturbing discovery, while cleaning it up a few weeks ago. I had some time and wanted to clean up the paint some. The body has a good number of scratches and I was hoping I could compound some of them out. So, I got to work and turned my paint into this...



    A ton of mini cracks! All over the hood and roof. I'm guessing the slight flexing of the metal as I worked the compound caused them. I had a few in the hood but I've got a shit ton now. Gonna work on trying to paint it next spring...we'll see.

  11. #28

    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Oswego, NY
    Posts
    258
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Oh yeah, and I bought a thing =) Probably should have bought motor bits but I've wanted this design bar for a really long time. This one came up on fb and I snagged it.


  12. Likes axxer4200 liked this post
  13. #29

    Join Date
    Feb 2016
    Posts
    237
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by leadfootny View Post
    Worked on the exhaust last week. Finally eliminated the majority of leaks (yeay!) and put proper clamps and brackets on. Thankfully, I also got rid of the rattles. The roads around here are shit and kept knocking loose the exhaust system...was driving me crazy. Hopefully, its all (mostly) fixed up. I plan on tweaking it this weekend and hitting more leaks. Still need to get the trans output seal replaced but otherwise she's pretty much ready for TOTD. So here are a couple of pics of the exhaust and painted rear subframe/suspension. I need to hit those bolts with some paint....and don't mind the welds...lol








    I made a bit of a disturbing discovery, while cleaning it up a few weeks ago. I had some time and wanted to clean up the paint some. The body has a good number of scratches and I was hoping I could compound some of them out. So, I got to work and turned my paint into this...



    A ton of mini cracks! All over the hood and roof. I'm guessing the slight flexing of the metal as I worked the compound caused them. I had a few in the hood but I've got a shit ton now. Gonna work on trying to paint it next spring...we'll see.
    Mine had superficial cracks like that in my hood also. I tried to buff them out as soon as the wax hit it, it was all over they stood out like a sore thumb! I wanted to fix this so badly I started wet sanding with 2000 grit. Although it did help a little but no where near good. The end result ended poorly, I sanded through to the primer on a ridge, and the cracks were still there. So that being said it may need some clear coat touch up.

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G900A using Tapatalk

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •