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73Tii Resto Build Thread: Barnfind in my own Garage


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On 1/18/2024 at 4:43 PM, jgerock said:

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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Thank you Jim! It's coming along, sometimes fast, sometimes slow. Big update coming up next.

 

I took photos of the way it was setup, but one was off. I checked crank pulley, kugl pump and distributor line.. candidly it's been so long since it ran I just figured I'd start from scratch when the time comes!

 

Thank you for the reply 🙂

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Lots of little things adding up to a lot of work! I'm happy where it stands, getting closer to the day the motor goes back in.

  • Driveshaft rebuilt (center bearing, guibo, repaint, new bolts)
  • Pedal box nearly rebuilt, waiting on some parts but it's all in place. New nuts/bolts/etc.
  • Front suspension nearly rebuilt. All pieces in place, waiting on some parts.
  • Engine - working on the oil pump chain, and cleaning everything
  • Heater box - nearly done, now THATs a ton of work

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I'll take better photos but the box turned out great, really happy with it. Here is a photo of gluing the foam to the core.

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Pressure testing the core first! Pumped to 30psi or so, no bubbles.

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I should have bought the ready made kit for this but forgot and in the name of time just built my own. Was fun actually. Cut the stock.

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Made all holes first.

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Trimmed to fit. I still need to pop rivet it to the box.

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Before cleaning. I forgot to take one after and will update it.

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Fan pre-cleaning. Looks much better now. This fan I bought new about 15 years ago but considering the use of the car it should be still like new. Just dirty.

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My trusty rivet gun! Who else has a montgomery ward brand? ha ha 

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I pivoted to wire tie the ball joint bolts. Took a few tries to get a feel for it but it turned out well.

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Stage 2

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Done. I don't know how to terminate the ends, so I left for now. Oh I also torqued the brake calipers and installed new pads, etc. 

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Suspension is coming along too. I don't remember why I took this photo.

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I had to lightly dremel the urethane bushing to make it fit. Was odd I thought.

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Driveshaft looks good. I torqued the nut under the center bearing nearly as much as I could with two large pipe wrenches, and used blue locktite.

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The workshop.

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Front crank seal replaced. I still need to verify it is level.

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Light polish of crank surface. No marks.

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Whats next? I will finalize the shim under the oil pump and ideally bolt the pan back up. Currently the pump chain is a tad loose for my liking, like 6-7mm play both sides. I put a .3mm shim and it's better but want to confirm before finalizing.

 

I then need to start cleaning all the engine parts to reinstall...

 

More soon!

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Good stuff, lots of cleaning and organizing this weekend. Good work done too.

  • Warm up regulator rebuilt
  • Partial build of pedal box
  • Engine parts installed
  • Heater box fins repair
  • Parts assessment

One of my biggest challenges with such a long rebuild is forgetting the parts I have. I've bought things twice over and it gets frustrating And other times I know I've bought something but can't find it.

 

Warm up regulator

 

Couldn't say enough about the kit from Dlacey sold on the faq. Complete, even with tools.

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I didn't photo the final result nor the calibration.

 

Lots of small parts going back on the motor. I ripped the water pump gasket opening the bag and so have to order another. Have coolant pipe installed and the throttle bracket.

 

I had a non-tii flywheel on it and am now converting back to tii. This means a set of longer flywheel bolts too. More on this later.

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Cleaning the aluminum bits on the intake. It's finally becoming clean enough. I used dawn/simple green/wheel cleaner. One at a time. Lot of elbow grease.

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Too many shadows in this photo to see clearly but I started reassembly and torquing the non suspension nuts down. Waiting on parts to arrive this week to wrap up. I'll wait till engine in and car has four tires on the ground before torquing the suspension bits.

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Happy with the box and booster. 

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I'm regluing the broken fins taken from a broken backup heater box. Takes time but will look great. Not the best photo.

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This week I will finish the heater box, contunue to install engine parts and start preppiing the bay for brake lines,and wiring harness.

 

More soon!

 

 

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On 1/26/2024 at 5:41 AM, JsnPpp said:

Before cleaning. I forgot to take one after and will update it.

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There's light for  heater controls! That's something I haven't seen.

Is it an early dash feature or is it just stripped from 1502 where my knowledge is mostly based on?

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1 hour ago, Tommy said:

There's light for  heater controls! That's something I haven't seen.

Is it an early dash feature or is it just stripped from 1502 where my knowledge is mostly based on?

 

Hmm! I've never had a 1502, I thought they were on all of them! 

 

I've only owned 2 '73's and 2 '75s and they all had them to the best of my recollection.j Both sides (should) have a bulb, I'll check today and report back.

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Hmm! I've never had a 1502, I thought they were on all of them! 

 

I've only owned 2 '73's and 2 '75s and they all had them to the best of my recollection.j Both sides (should) have a bulb, I'll check today and report back.

BMW added the light to both bezels for 1973.  Think this change occurred same time as moving the fan speed from cluster housing down to right side bezel.

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Solid progress. Some engine part installation, some cleaning, some painting. 

  • Front swaybar links and poly bushings installed
  • Rear main seal installed
  • More aluminum cleaning
  • Paint correction on front, above drivers side headlight

I'm most happy with the paint correction. I'll do a separate post on it. I had left tape on the paint after I the engine bay was painted and it pulled an half an inch of paint up. So disappointing, but I (believe) I recovered from it. I'll know once I color sand and polish it, but it looks super (aka invisible).

 

Finally having a glimpse of how to work with auto paint and making it do what I want, is a fantastic feeling. Pro? No. But I'm picky and I'm happy with what I'm able to do. Sometimes it takes a few tries, thats ok. Hopefully by the time I paint the exterior it'll be even better. I'm hoping for an 8/10, a 2 footer, or better. Will see.

 

Didn't photo much. Here is the rear seal housing before cleaning.

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Installing the seal

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I tapped it in with a ball joint separater cap.

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I will take more photos. The crankshaft has a visible line from the original seal a long time ago. The replacement put in 20 years and 60K miles was offset the line. I replaced it in the same (new) spot.

 

One of my many boxes of parts from Blunt! So much goodness...

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More soon!

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  • 2 weeks later...

Been some time since my last post. Good progress, just slow by how the crow flies but lots of activity in between. I've been videoing parts of it and I'll provide a link once I whittle it down to something manageable.

 

Tl;DR - 

 

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Progress:

  • Heater box 95% done (my goodness these are a lot of work)
  • Cleaned transmission external, output shaft nut removed, both seals removed
  • Master cylinder/booster/pedal box installed
  • Front brake lines installed
  • Oil filter installed
  • Water pump installed
  • Coolant hoses dry fitted
  • Parts organization, probably some more things

 

I needed to set TDC and struggled a bit with it. I don't believe the car was set perfectly so I started from scratch. I first thought that the crank pulley line was on one of the vertical timing case lines. I checked camshaft and piston so I now feel this line is the correct one.

 

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Hard to see but the bolts are lined properly.
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Both valves are closed.

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25 degree timing mark feels like it's in the right place.

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You basically can set the distributor mark anywhere. I read that 4 o'clock when looking from passenger side is about right.

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I didn't take a completed shot of the heater box, I'll do that next time.

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Threading the power wires.

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Reversed the polarity to spin correctly. All brackets cleaned, ospho'd, topcoated.

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Yes I have three active projects on one bench. Heater box, transmission reseal, shift tower rebuild. What a mess!

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How I removed the output shaft nut. Large impact wrench.

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Heat. It didn't even think about moving without. I don't like adding this heat to the area but what can you do.

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Done. Thank goodness.

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Input and output shaft seals.

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I posted this on main forum. This is the shim on the input shaft. I thought it was worn but apparently it's not.

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I'm waiting on some seals so there will be a part 2 of this when they come.

 

Not much sharf on the drain magnet. 👍

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Lots of activity in between this but onward tgo the shift tower. 

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New bushings. Old ones weren't bad. Also new bottom cylinder, etc. All maintenance items replaced.

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Removing it all.

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Random shot but I'm happy to have blue brake line hose.

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Hoses.. What an ordeal! I paused to check that I had everything and found out I didn't remember half of them and I missed two of them. And my hose clamps were all mixed up too. So, another order of parts.

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I'll be glad when it's all back in the car, tell you what.

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Booster, cylinder, pedals and lines in place. BUT - the line on the firewall has some bends I don't like. You can see them in this photo on the drivers side.

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Whats next? Final hose install, intake install, flywheel install, exhaust manifold install, transmission install, etc. etc.!

 

Getting there!

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Good progress across a number of fronts. Waiting on some parts meant some time to dig into other.

  • Rebuilding shifter/painted/etc
  • Painted hobiedave AC bracket
  • Heater box done
  • Oil pump shimmed just right + locknut installed
  • Wiring harness rebuild has begun!
  • Replaced rubber grommet for hood release

 

Repainted the shifter housing/base/lever. Since this is a 5 speed conversion with Getrag 245 it is a custom bracket.

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I bought this 10+ years ago. Perfect shape but a tad bit of surface rust. I ospho'd it, wirewheeled, etc. and then top coated with epoxy. This is pre-paint.

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I couldn't for the life of me remember what bracket this was. Turned out to be the Tii throttle support.

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Heater box turned out great.

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Was happy to finally finish the oil pump, shimmed and loctited. Oil pan mounted! Wound up taking two 0.1mm shims. I originally made my own out of beer can but I was ordering parts any way so $7 later (each) I just went for it. A small drop in the bucket.

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Everything cleaned prior to pan installation. I also used gasket sealer/prep.

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The oil pump nut was a bit of a journey. I posted on main forum about it as a request for sanity check on chain tension. Wound up red loctite.

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Washer installed on back side.

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Had to take a photo. The new kugelfisher belt is synthetic! Crazy! I'll snap a photo of it installed too. Looks cool.

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Two harnesses, pre-cleaning..

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Old tape before removal.

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Old tape removed, degreased/dedusted/dedirted.

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All plugs cleaned too. This is one before cleaning.

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And after.

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Wiring prep. Black electrical tape to hold in place, then followed with balck cloth tape.

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The inside harness comes through in top hole.

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Rough first pass. Straightened up well.

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Up into the fuse box.

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The start of the front harness. This one is messier and not as prime. 

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Side view of the first harness.

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It's so cool that the rubber bits like this are still available. Original is on the bottom. Not the worst I've seen but a bit deformed.

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Installed. The trick here is to start with the edge closest to the outside of the car b/c it's slightly easier to push it in at first. Then you have more leverage to squeeze the other side. It took me a bit.

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Second harness is roughly in place. Not taped yet because I need to make sure of lengths and wire angles, et. etc.

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Can't believe I bought a bmw piece of standard heater hose!

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More or less how it stands today other than the wiring. So close.

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I received an important box of parts which means I may have enough to wrap up transmission, shifter, suspension and engine...  More soon, + video!

 

Jason

 

 

 

 

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More good progress this weekend. In fact, its close to re-installation.

  • Starter installed
  • All hoses installed
  • Transmission resealed + throwout bearing
  • Shifter reinstalled
  • Subframe under the engine

 

Starter cleaned and painted. 

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Permatex for the input shaft seal housing.

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Clean threads.

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Blue loctite on threads and splines.

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Torquing the output shaft nut to 73 ft lbs. Red loctite on nut.

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Shifter seal. I tried tapping it in manually but it went in sidewise. Thanks to jgerock's post I was able to use a control arm bushing to straighten it out.

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Much better. Was worried for a bit.

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And in.

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I actually wound up pulling the output shaft twice. The first time was with blue loctite and I then read that red is preferred. Anyway, done now. What a mess of a workspace.

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And on the "do the job three time" topic, I finally foiund a post where the heat shield for the resister in the heater box was mounted. I then realized that I had neglected to install it. Of course that meant removing the rivets and disassembling the box. Doh!

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Just about where I need it to be. Notice the subframe under it. Huge deal for me.

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Only a handful of photos but lots of work in between. What I didn't photo was the wiring harness work and the little steps to get to each.

 

I need to make another order for nuts/bolts, some transmission oil (Redline MTL), some steering box oil (Gl-4). I also need to review all fasteners in the engine bay before the engine takes up all available space. I also need large eye hooks to lift the nose of the car to slide the engine/trans/subframe under.

 

It's possible it's all going back in next weekend. 👍👍👍👍👍👍👍

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SO close.

  • Exhaust manifold and header cleaned, painted, heat treated, installed
  • Alternator installed w/ belt
  • Fan installed
  • Front crank nut installed (105 ft/lbs)
  • Heater box resister guard + vent deflectors
  • Kuglfisher belt installed, covers installed
  • Helicoil installed (M10x1.5 on block to support intake)
  • Flywheel, clutch, pressure plate installed
  • Exhaust manifold + gasket installed
  • Starter installed
  • Engine mounted on subframe
  • Engine off the hoist and on 3/4 plywood in front
  • A hundred little other things too

Engine bay as it stands today

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Motor as of Friday - it's further along now.

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6x6 blocks look crooked but need to be that way when I lift it, the angle of the nose makes it level.

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Filling the steering box with GL-4 85-90 oil.

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Cap off, ready to fill.

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The liqui-moly bottle includes a built-in spout that makes it easy to fill.

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Kfisher belt cover cleaned and ready to install.

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Love those heater deflector vanes! My box didn't have them originally.

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I spent a few hours prepping the manifold and header. Wire wheel, scotchbrite, ospho, rinse (twice), then VHT paint. 2 light coats then 1 medium coat as per instructions.

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It's smooth but had some rust patches with very light scale.

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I didn't photo the painting. But here they are in the oven for the heat cycling.

  • 30 min @ 250F
  • 30 min rest
  • 30 min @ 400F
  • 30 min rest
  • 30 min @ 600F (our oven goes to 500)

Wound up working really well. Only light smell initally just FYI (thanks to my wife for letting me do this!)

 

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Nice right? I'm not one to paint metal unnecessarily but just didn't like leaving raw metal inprotected.

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Flywheel bolts torqued to 83 ft/lbs. I put a drop of red loctite too. TIghtened criss cross.

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Front crank nut too.

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I loved this - my new fan I bought in 2013!!

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New old stock F&S clutch! Super excited.

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Ok, this was a bit of a downer. This is one bolt that holds the intake support. It's not deep and I had put in a bolt that was too long (slightly). It bottomed out and spun out the threads. Really really sucked.

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Helicoil to rescue. I've never installed one.

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Snipped 3 threads off. In retrospect I should have snipped only two.

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Installation tool.

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Drill out the old hole with 13/32nd.

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Stopped before the end.

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Special tap. I had to remove all ancilliary parts in the vicinity to allow me to turn 360. Pita!

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Super slow with tap oil. Didn't want to make anything worse.

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Cleaned out and ready.

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Installed! One more thread would have worked too.

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New exhaust manifold gasket. I'll take a photo of it installed. New copper nuts + washer too. I torqued to 20-24 ft lbs, started from middle and worked out.

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Here it is now.

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And back side.

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The hoist is officially disconnected.

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I now need to figure out how to position the engine too. Also need to attach the transmission. But it looks good.

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Next - tranmission, driveshaft, lift the nose...

 

This week!

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So close.

  • Nose lifted
  • Transmission shifter installed, MTL oil filled
  • Transmission and engine back together

 

I'll document this more completely once I'm done. But, I lifted the nose with a 1 ton hoist, hooks in strut towers, many towels and some good luck.

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Towels only in case I drop something.

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Fender washers on the bottom side.

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I was disappointed to find a slight gap in the bushings and housing. This translated into a bit of play in the shifter. Enough to be noticeable.

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Here is a video:

 

So, I added a shim, made out of a readily accessible thin aluminum. Dimensions 6mm x 17mm or so.

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Mounting the shift tower was straightforward. Blue loctite.

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Cleaned drain plug.

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New oil. Slightly less than 2 quarts.

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The lightest thin bit of grease on the throw out bearing. 

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A bit on the pivot point (both sides).

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Lining up engine and transmission wasn't hard. SO much easier out of the car. Can't count how many times I've put them together under the car. All of them sucked.

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And this is how it is now. Still need to torque the bolts. It hasn't been together for like 6 months or more.

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Feels like it's going to be back in car by the weekend.

 

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In the past: Verona H&B 1973 2002tii (2762913); Malaga 1975 2002; White 1975 2002

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