Friday, August 15, 2014

“And the man who dreamt of flight has tripped and fallen in a hole.”

Lots of little distractions but I did manage to get a few things accomplished.
Removed the door panel on the driver's side door to lubricate the window regulator since it was hard to roll the window up and down.  Discovered this wax paper covering the opening.  I thought VW always used plastic.

Wound up pulling the regulator, cleaning it up and installing a new clip (the real problem here), along with lubricating the rail.  Window works great now.  Also replacing the window winder handle and the Z arm rest when the panel goes back on the car tomorrow (after I buy some plastic to install on the door opening).
 I was wondering where all of the clips to the upper trim piece went...and now I know.
 Bleeding the brakes and at the last one, I noticed that it was crooked when I loosened the bleeder, it snapped off.

So I was 15 minutes from finishing the brakes and being able to drive the I have three hours of work ahead of me in replacing the wheel cylinder.  There's no chance I'm going to get the rest of that bleeder out of the wheel cylinder.

And while I'm at it, I might as well just replace both sides.
The brake fluid that came out of the bleeders was in nasty shape.  Too bad I didn't get the whole system finished!
Pulled the NOS tach out of the box, assembled some wires and in the dash it went.  The only thing I don't like about it is the lighting pattern in the dark.

The dash looks much better with that clock hole filled.

In addition, I swapped out the 65 exhaust with the VW logo'd 64 and earlier exhaust so I wouldn't have to Mickey Mouse a cover for the fresh air/preheat tubes.

I'm hoping to get some time tomorrow to finish up and take the car out for a drive.

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