Monday, August 18, 2014

"The shortest distance between two points is under construction"

A few things were accomplished yesterday:
  • Replaced right side front indicator housing with NOS unit and NOS seal
  • Installed formal ground from housing to vehicle
  • Rewired connections from headlight bucket to indicator housing
  • Pulled passenger's side rear brake shoes and hardware
  • Pulled the passenger's side rear axle seal and replaced with new parts

And that's where I left off.  I didn't really have much more time but the left side wasn't done because the retainer needs some additional work before being installed.  I should be able to get to it tonight.  I'm planning another round of brake bleeding as a final follow up.  Hopefully, today will be the day I can drive the car.  I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

In other news, I'm seriously considering a 12v conversion on this car.  The fan housing with the generator cradle is already 12v size and I have all of the parts to do the conversion with the exception of the bulbs.  I also think it would be much easier to have both cars on the same voltage, parts-wise.  My only real concern is the push button unit and the wiper control.  I'm sure the light switches will be fine as they merely pass current.  I'll have to keep the car 6 volt for the immediate but a conversion is looking rather inviting.

Rear disc brakes are also looking more and more interesting...

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