Thursday, May 22, 2014
A day of accomplishment finds me
Note the rather large difference in width between the radials (right) and the bias plys.
I'm scratching my head at how the speedometer is working since the cable isn't secured as it should be.
Something for the next work day's list.
These are roached - dry and brittle -but I'm leaving them alone for now.
I've got a few 67 reservoirs that I need to mate up for fit. I'll get one popped in and it'll look as close to stock as possible.
I also wound up pulling the brake plunger for adjustment because the brakes were so tight that I couldn't turn the front rotors by hand.
I installed original parts and the pedal action is super smooth now.
It's nice to see NOS parts being put to use.
I also replaced the dash lights with LEDs, replaced the fuel gauge cluster bulb holder due to a broken fitting, swapped out the column and installed the NOS Koln column and fixed a few sketchy wires. I changed the timing slightly and the car starts faster now. There's still a misfire or something similar that I can hear while it idles...and that knocking sound. I adjusted the gear selector and found 2nd gear and reverse after about an hour of screwing around with it. Hopefully this means I don't need to swap the transmission as a result.
I got a lot accomplished today although it wasn't as much as I'd hoped. I was rather ambitious with my goals and most of them were realized. I think one more day and I'll be happy with driving the car.
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