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Re: Makin' it happen

Posted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 8:56 am
by 1970w34
On to the water pump, core support, rad, exhaust, gas tank...the easy stuff! :D

Re: Makin' it happen

Posted: Mon Aug 21, 2017 10:45 am
by 1970w34
Got a bunch of small stuff taken care of but something that I expected to be small was a nightmare...the oil dipstick tube! I nearly wrecked a NOS one! Clean hole, clean, non-corroded, no burr tube, still a pain!

Used a bolt that just fit into the top end and pounded it down. The Toronado tube has a slight bend designed in so it is difficult to get the full force where it is needed. Next time, which I hope never happens but probably will ;) , I'm going to sink the end in a bowl of dry ice for 20 minutes or so, maybe that will contract it enough to make it easier....just a thought.

Re: Makin' it happen

Posted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 6:59 pm
by 1970w34
Wondering if anyone knows for sure what finish the gas tank straps are? Are they painted or just plain metal? Been trying to find out with no luck :?

Anyway, I guess I'll do the exhaust to keep things rolling....

Re: Makin' it happen

Posted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:30 am
by 1970w34
I rebuilt my original Delco Moraine calipers but ran into an issue evenly seating the dust boot. I could not find a suitable tool in order to do this without wrecking the seal edge and the Kent-Moore BT-6808 when found will cost at least 50 or 60 bucks (for a thin disc of aluminum :lol:) so I had to improvise!

A PVC 3x2 reducer coupling that I picked up at Menards for $1.50 can be easily modified to do the job quite nicely. Just Dremel out a small inner ring of plastic to a depth of 3/16 or so and you're ready to rock!

This is about the only thing in the restoration that didn't cost me MORE than I expected :D

Re: Makin' it happen

Posted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 12:13 pm
by Otto Skorzeny
I went out and looked at my gas tank and straps. There is no reason to believe, or evidence to suggest that it has ever been removed from the car in its entire life.

The straps and tank on my car are unpainted.

This is a 1966 Toro, not a '70.

Re: Makin' it happen

Posted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 12:34 pm
by 1970w34
Thanks Otto, I figured that they may not be painted but just wasn't sure. The tank I'm confident was just plain galvanized which I will try to replicate with paint. Thanks for the input!

By the way, been back to Gran Sasso lately? :D

Re: Makin' it happen

Posted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 5:11 pm
by Otto Skorzeny
Haha!

No, but my brother is in Italy right now working at a medieval castle!