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Reply #60January 26, 2018, 06:09:56 pm

Dakotakid

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Re: What did you do to your car today?
« Reply #60 on: January 26, 2018, 06:09:56 pm »
I'm willing to bet you have almost nothing left of your alt. regulator brushes. Better pull it and see before you are back to walking.
Keep rocking, Comrade.
Thank you for the uranium deposits, Comrade Clintons.

Reply #61April 30, 2018, 10:22:31 pm

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« Reply #61 on: April 30, 2018, 10:22:31 pm »
Finally installed my g60 valve cover. Holy moly it stopped all oil leaks after I spread a bit of grey silicon on the back of the gasket ;)

Reply #62April 30, 2018, 10:57:12 pm

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« Reply #62 on: April 30, 2018, 10:57:12 pm »
Thurs and Fri were spent pulling passenger axle, hub, front bearing and tie rod end replacement.  Getting the grease off the rotor and pads was a trick but I have brakes again.
Now Own 1981 Caddy as the NEW DISTRACTION to all that is around me.  Project Away!

Reply #63May 15, 2018, 10:33:09 am

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Re: What did you do to your car today?
« Reply #63 on: May 15, 2018, 10:33:09 am »
Today I finally put a vane style vacuum pump on the old Rabbit...... For whatever reason the old pump started burning through diaphragms. Sometimes I'd get 3 months out of a diaphragm, sometimes they'd barely last a week. Even replaced that pump with a used one and it was even worse, so I went back to my original. Pretty easy switch-over. The hardest part was manufacturing a blank off plate for where the oil hose came out of the block. I just took a piece of 1/4 inch plate I had laying around, cut it to shape, drilled the holes, and painted it. Took longer for the paint to dry than anything else. Hopefully I will now have years of trouble free vacuum assisted braking in my future.
Current: 1979 Rabbit 4dr
            1984 F-250
            1999 Ford Ranger
Other v-dubs I've owned:
84 Rabbit
78 Rabbit (gasoline) flipped it end over end after driving all night and falling asleep at the wheel. RIP, it was a good little car.
70 Bug

Reply #64May 16, 2018, 12:49:27 am

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Re: What did you do to your car today?
« Reply #64 on: May 16, 2018, 12:49:27 am »
What no gasket between block and plate?  Going to be weepy I fear.
Now Own 1981 Caddy as the NEW DISTRACTION to all that is around me.  Project Away!

Reply #65May 19, 2018, 06:20:26 pm

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Re: What did you do to your car today?
« Reply #65 on: May 19, 2018, 06:20:26 pm »
What no gasket between block and plate?  Going to be weepy I fear.
Oh there's a gasket there, and said gasket is gooped up with Ultra Blue. Should be no problems.
Current: 1979 Rabbit 4dr
            1984 F-250
            1999 Ford Ranger
Other v-dubs I've owned:
84 Rabbit
78 Rabbit (gasoline) flipped it end over end after driving all night and falling asleep at the wheel. RIP, it was a good little car.
70 Bug

 

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