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73Tii Resto Build Thread: Barnfind in my own Garage


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On 12/17/2023 at 5:02 AM, JsnPpp said:

I believe this has been reinforced already. Perhaps someone could tell me.

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Your picture is a bit too close-up. That seam looks factory. On the side it looks that there may be a reinforcement plate but quite hard to see from this angle. There's more than one way to make the reinforcement. It may be either on the inside or outside of the mount.

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8 hours ago, Tommy said:

Your picture is a bit too close-up. That seam looks factory. On the side it looks that there may be a reinforcement plate but quite hard to see from this angle. There's more than one way to make the reinforcement. It may be either on the inside or outside of the mount.

 

Thank you Tommy. The paint does seem factory. I'll look closer and nows the time to add support..

 

More updates soon, got a decent done this weekend.

 

Jason

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On 12/19/2023 at 6:08 AM, jgerock said:

Great progress!  
re: Not sure why I took this picture.  Your collection of Rock Auto magnets😏

Am I not the only one who collects them? ha ha.. 

 

I used Rockauto a lot when bringing an old 1988 Acura integra back to life. Was the only place with some sort of parts...

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9 hours ago, JsnPpp said:

Am I not the only one who collects them? ha ha.. 

 

I used Rockauto a lot when bringing an old 1988 Acura integra back to life. Was the only place with some sort of parts...

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1 hour ago, jgerock said:

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Jim, thats fantastic! Beautiful! Identical to ours except blue. Was a fun little car but we sold it 2 years ago, was hard to find parts and difficult to keep up with another marque. 

 

 

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1 hour ago, JsnPpp said:

Jim, thats fantastic! Beautiful! Identical to ours except blue. Was a fun little car but we sold it 2 years ago, was hard to find parts and difficult to keep up with another marque. 

 

 

Was my BIL’s car. He got it new. Automatic. Sunroof.  I hauled it from FL to VA on a tow dolly.  EBay door panel. Replacement hatch struts, brakes, exhaust, timing belt and tune up.  I sold it after about 1 year… gave 1/2 the money back to my BIL. It passed VA emissions after I fixed the cooling fan wiring.  Too bad it wasn’t a stick.

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Riviera 69 2002 built 5/30/69 "Oscar"

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11 minutes ago, jgerock said:

Was my BIL’s car. He got it new. Automatic. Sunroof.  I hauled it from FL to VA on a tow dolly.  EBay door panel. Replacement hatch struts, brakes, exhaust, timing belt and tune up.  I sold it after about 1 year… gave 1/2 the money back to my BIL. It passed VA emissions after I fixed the cooling fan wiring.  Too bad it wasn’t a stick.

 

Thats great. My wife had one in college and so we looked for one for my son as a project car. Found a nice one, 5 spd, low miles etc that we proceeded to go through completely. Was fun but ended up not driving much. Sold for more than paid but no where near the money we put into it - I'm sure it's tooling around today down in San Antonio.

 

They are neat, eager little cars.

 

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Good progress the last few days - I may just yet make the "install engine by Dec 31st" deadline!

 

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Work performed:

  • Broken exhaust stud removed, new installed
  • Replaced front wheel bearings
  • Degreased front subframe, welded torn corner
  • Wurth stone guard in transmission tunnel
  • More paint correction

Starting with the broken exhaust stud. This has been haunting me for about a year. Knew I would have to tackle it at some point but have been nervous. Watched all the videos I could on different approaches, essentially whittling it down to drill and straight flute extract, or build steel with MIG and top with a nut. I picked option 2.

 

Broken stud, about 1/4 inch in.

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A few hits of a MIG. In hindsight I put too much. (Too wide).

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Nut, pre weld. Not the way I welded it. 🙂

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Veeerrrrry slowly wiggled it back and forth to ensure the threads were free.

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New stud, with anti-sieze.

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Super glad thst is done.

 

Bearings were super easy too. Didn't even need a press. I feel that these didn't need replacement but wanted to be complete. I degreased everything before replacing.

 

Rotors look like crap but are well within spec. They sat outside for about 6 months (covered believe it or not).

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Removing the stud/nuts on the lower control arm was a bit difficult but not too bad.

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Haven't tackled the calipers yet.

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I had posted earlier about needing to weld the engine support. It does indeed look like it's had a welded panel already. Probably when I had the engine rebuilt in 2001 and I didn't remember

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More photos of the subframe coming soon. I'm happy with the tormn metal repair.

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Soo much degreasing.

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Old faithful anti-sieze.

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More soon!

 

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4 hours ago, JsnPpp said:

 

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Yes that's reinforcement but not the best design in my opinion. I think that creates a weak spot above the top seam pretty close to usual cracking spot. I've made my own on the inside of the bracket so that it goes all the way up. 

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5 hours ago, Tommy said:

Yes that's reinforcement but not the best design in my opinion. I think that creates a weak spot above the top seam pretty close to usual cracking spot. I've made my own on the inside of the bracket so that it goes all the way up. 

 

No arguement on that. I too feel like it would just fold over/crack in a different location. I'm thinking at a minimum adding several weld spots on the inside. 

 

I haven't taken the time to look at photos of failures, which I will do..

 

Appreciate your input Tommy.

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While I didn't make my Dec 31st engine install, I've made significant progress regardless. More soon and Happy New Year 2024!

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Where to begin? While I'd like to be further along I'm happy with where it is. Iwork on one area until I can't go further, for example I have to order parts and so I just move to the next.

 

Dissassembling the strut so that I can replace the shock and bearings, brakes, etc. Also paint any exposed/dinged metal. HD shocks and M&N springs. Stock Tii rotors/calipers/etc.

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Fixed camber plates installed a long time ago.

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New HD's will go back in (not shown).

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These guys were not too bad but not too easy either.

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Cleaned these too. Didn't I take a photo of them? I'll check.

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I believe these are the original (or at least 30+ years) bleeder caps. I've managed to keep them going since I bought the car from Leon and Mary in 2000. I'm weird that way.

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New idler arm bushings.

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Not hard to squeeze in. I believe torqued to 10NM.

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New ball joints (not shown). Not hard to remove the old ones. Everything cleaned afterwards and all threads chased.

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Pedal box is receiving love too. Basically everything that comes off is inspected and made back to spec (either replacement or repair). The pedal box is in nice condition but does have some surface rust. Easily taken care of. I have 3 steering boxes, 2 are good, one is better than the other. It's stamped as a '71.

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To remember how it goes. The rubber bellow is NLA this one is in great shape.

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I know I'll have to resort back to the manual to get it all back in place. Multiple new parts coming to replace what is needed (bushings and a spring mostly, something else too I can't recall).

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Non serious surface rust. To be polished, osphod and top coated.

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A start. Hopefully paint this weekend.

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I'm particularly proud of the work on the heater box. Not a simple repair. Actually not hard either but just time consuming. I have two boxes and made one really good one out of them both. Even so, I had to repair cracks.

 

I bought the repair kit from PRdesignsf.com. Couldn't be more happy with it. SO much better to just have everything you need to get it done. No affliliation, just happy consumer.

 

Original.

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This has to be original (it was on the spare box). I've never seen a clamp like this (ignore the roller clamp, look at the small cotter pin clamp).

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One of the cracks. I've started sanding it to prep for plastic weld.

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I even started tearing down the engine. Not easy while it's hanging on a lift but doable.

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Fuel lines were a bit frozen.

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I love how these look.

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Crusty coolant hose. All to be replaced.

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Box o' parts. All to be cleaned or replaced.

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Now this was interesting to me. I wanted to set the engine at TDC to prep for all of the parts coming off.

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Flywheel mark.

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Distributor (basically lined up, you can see the small line in the housing)

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But the Kugl is WAY off. Huh?  The pulley line is about 5oclock, but it should be at noon. No idea, but I'll just reset everything when it goes back together.

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It's further along than this now, I have the pan off.

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The oil pump chain is right under the recommended max deflection of 10mm (5mm both ways). So I'm going to lightly shim it. Now is the time.

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I also had to remove the crank pulley. It really was stuck on, used heat, pblaster and long cheater bars (hard to do b/c the engine is hung by chains currently). So I pulled out the 3/4 air impact gun. No love at all! Really surprised me. So, I bought a vw flywheel lock tool, thinking it wasn't held on tight enough. Nope.

 

THEN I realized I was using the 1/4 air hose instead of my 3/8! Oh my what a difference. Literally popped off  on the first trigger pull. Who knew? 

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SOO, this week I hope to paint the front suspension and oil pan. Shim the oil pump. Finish the heater box...

 

Lets see what really gets done! Thanks for reading.

 

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Last post was January 4th - quite a bit has happened since then. A couple of orders to Blunt (possibly 3) after I assessed everything I didn't order last time. Thats the way it goes with me - make an order and then add to it b/c I didn't get it all.

 

Things done:

  • Signifiant progress on the heater box
  • Cleaned and painted front subframe, brake booster, oil pan, pulley, tops of struts, drive shaft
  • Disassembled driveshaft to replace center bearing

How it looked at the start. What a mess!

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Order received from belmetric. Many suspension bolts/nuts and some engine replacement parts too.

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Heater box as it looks today. 

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If you recall, here is how it was:

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Disassembling for repair and paint.

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I used paint I had at hand. At first I didn't like the silver but it's grown on me. I prepped all metal with sanding and OSPHO for any remaining rust.  I can't speak enough good words about sfprdesign heater kit. Made this much easier.

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Woot! Split the driveshaft. I held the driveshaft steady with a pipe wrench wedged under the engine hoist.

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My ground down box end wrench. I used a flap wheel on a 4 1/2 grinder a bit at a time until it fit. Super fast.

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I'm excited to try these pads. I found a thread here that talked about them being pretty nice.

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My "paint booth" This was after multiple hours of sanding/wiping/ospho/washing/drying and then wax/grease removal. I did not take everything down to bare metal, wasn't required.

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Nice.

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I went with the Eastwood Chassis black primer and satin black paint. It's supposed to be durable and oil/gas resistent. 

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One shot of my cleaning gasket from rear main seal. Not sure why I took this photo. That is my favorite scraper by the way. Have had it for decades.

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For those wondering, a cookie tin is the perfect thickness for an oil pump shim. I cut them out and it snugged up my chain just  enough. Ordered a new pump o-ring. The existing one looked fine but just not worth it.

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Some final shots. I found out I had my phone camera settings off and so this is more accurate to what I see when I am there.

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Whats next? As soon as the weather warms (tomorrow it's back to the 40's) I'll finish the heater box and start assembling the front subframe. I'm waiting on my parts delivery and then can finish the engine... After that, it goes back in the car..!

 

More soon!

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Good progress Jason!   Don’t fret if there aren’t comments.  We’re still watching what you do.

 

Notch on upper timing cover should be lined up with mark on pump pulley.  Is yours not already this way?

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