Monthly Archives: March 2014

Shifter works and so does oil fill

I took my wrecked shift rod to Mike at National Budget Muffler on Wednesday morning to see if he could braze it back together. The conversation went roughly as follows: Me: As you can see, I tried to stick-weld it, … Continue reading

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Shift rod continued

Ran some errands, bought some stuff. One such thing was a 3/4 brass connector from the plumbing supply bin. I wanted a longer “backing tube” to fit inside my burned-up shifter rod (burned by me yesterday thinking I could stick … Continue reading

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Mistakes with Heat

Doing one thing and then another as I try to envision this project finished–and keep from getting bored and discouraged. Wires happened. I spoke to Tom Shiels about doing my wiring harness and he said “yeah no problem, just send … Continue reading

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Test fit engine: success and trouble

With the transaxle secure I reinstalled the engine for a final test fit to make sure the rear panels will fit over it and begin the process of routing fuel, coolant and other things to it. But something seemed strange … Continue reading

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Plugging away…

Got the trans mounts done. The other day I relieved the nose cone so the thing could stick into the tunnel as far as it needs to without the edges hitting the metal in the tunnel. These ribs add strength … Continue reading

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Home stretch on the motor mounts

This front transmission mount is giving me new respect for fabricators. What looked like a simple bar with a bit of angle iron on it has turned into quite a project–especially for a guy who doesn’t know how to weld.

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Front trans mount progress

Gusseted and painted the front trans mount and then test fit it. Looks and feels like it will work.

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