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Sacramento 02'ers... paint garage

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Started working on the fuel system first.  I have some Zenith carbs off of my coupe that are good so I'll swap those out to save time, but as I started checking out the fuel tank I found it full of old gas/crud and the top side rusted through.  It looks like it's isolated to that one area but I'll clean up the tank and if that's the case I'll try to fix it.

 

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Update on the E3...

 

The gas tank has taken a back seat to some other issues although it's still soaking in vinegar and getting pretty clean.  I swapped the carbs to a set of good stock Zeniths and got the engine running.  It sounds good as far as no major noises goes but I couldn't get it to run very smoothly.  Did a compression test and found one cylinder at 75psi and the one next to it at 127psi.  The rest were 150-160.  I pulled the head off and the gasket looks fine with no sign of a problem around #5 and clean up around #5 on the head and didn't see anything obvious.  Now I have to decide whether I want to invest in getting this head checked out or move on to a different engine.  If the head is good I'd need to tear into the block and I'm just not motivated to do that.  More to come...

 

 

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Decided to paint the engine compartment since I had so much of it torn down.  Been spending the last couple weeks cleaning and prepping and got around to painting tonight.  Started by hand painting the hard to get to areas and then used a touch-up gun for painting.  Came out good, now I feel like I'm moving back in the right direction again.

 

Oh yeah, painted my son's S2000 also.  He's finishing up the bumpers and still needs to polish it.

 

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More progress.  Got the head on and will keep pluggin' away at assembly...

 

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Getting really close.  Clutch and brake hydraulics done and only have the ignition system left on the motor.  I do still need to repair/restore the fuel tank, which I started a LONG time ago.

 

 

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