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  1. SANDED DOWN MY O2’S FUEL TANK: Lots of incidental bumps/dents. Cant say it’s not original 40yr dents and all I needed to mar the surface paint and when I did, rust showed up “UNDER THE NICE BLACK PAINT” so... I sanded the whole thing keeping an eye for hidden rust. THis shot looks as though I had already painted it REALLY glossy but in reality, its an optical illusion. Those white areas are not shinnyness, it’s sanding to the metal. I’m going to use POR 15 metal grease and grime cleaner followed by etch&prep after which I will paint the tank with POR15.
  2. SANDED DOWN MY O2’S FUEL TANK: Lots of incidental bumps/dents. Cant say it’s not original 40yr dents and all I needed to mar the surface paint and when I did, rust showed up “UNDER THE NICE BLACK PAINT” so... I sanded the whole thing keeping an eye for hidden rust. THis shot looks as though I had already painted it REALLY glossy but in reality, its an optical illusion. Those white areas are not shinnyness, it’s sanding to the metal. I’m going to use POR 15 metal grease and grime cleaner followed by etch&prep after which I will paint the tank with POR15.
  3. Look at these GOODIES! The speed blaster is for parts cleaning and paint prep..... YippyDippy!
  4. Correction: Mice? Mice are about 3in long., The RATS that ate the butt cushion on my B-mr was bout 12inches long and that’s without the tail!!! Im a touring musician and I came home after a year on the road and my home had been made into “PARTY CENTERAL”. Which led me to lose my mind and ALL sensibility with these F-&*(%#’s. Took me a year and a huge chunk of my brain to totally exterminate the whole lot!!!! VICTORY!!!! I WIN!!!
  5. I discovered what & where this sheild goes: Found this sheild during disassembly of a 74 parts car. Painted it red because its associated with some heat source. It protects heat from the breaking down the rubber bushing inside the tube just above the Left top of the sheild. Ive read so far that a lot of mechanics & do-it-yourselves dont seem to come across a lot of these.
  6. Im assuming the color change /dye was to the slightly tobbacco colored butt-rests? Toca
  7. Finally.... No rain!!! I was able to remove the fuel tank and began repairing the inside /outside edges of the fuel cell area. Once i got in there I 1st brush the surface rust with a brass brush. Knocked off very small rust chunks. Mostly brushed surface rust. I smooth out the area and made it flat and smooth but allowed the remaining surface rust to stay and sprayed that with RustMort. The photo with the rustmort in it is deceiving because it reads Rust Mor.... don’t know about you but i probably wouldn’t use a product to convert rust if the title said RUST-MORE..... its a really great product for CONVERTING rust into a sandable paintable surface. I’m going to primer then paint POR15 on the edges of the incloser and the top of the tank and undercoat the bottom (tank). Once all is done Ill address starting the engine with a clean tank an all electricals taken care of. I just want to see if I can get the engine running then, Ill remove and restore everything about it (the engine , I mean...). Can’t wait!!! The black areas is rust converted. I removed all the scale and then wired the remaining surface rust then, sprayedbRUST-MORT on and let sit wet for about 20 minutes. The rust converts to a paintable/sandable surface. I will jet wash the trunk and sand the black areas then primer. Can you believe the inside of the spare tire cavity? Its still Fjord/stillwater Blue metalic
  8. Hey Toca!

     

    Saw an old post about you having a roof for sale...any chance it's still available? Cheers and hope you have a great weekend.

    1. Toca

      Toca

      Yes the roof is still available... 

    2. Toca

      Toca

      This is a SUN-Roof from a 74 Automatic2002 (makes no ndifferance).  I left. About 12” of the 4 pillars. You’ll have to source or already have the Golde sunroof hardware.  $500.00 for the roof. Here are some shots

       

       

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    3. Toca

      Toca

      Most all the rust is surface because its a California car.  Its a clean roof.  PM me if you have any questions

  9. Today, i worked on improving my socket & ball removal/disconnecting technique. You see, its raining in California. Or at least in southern Cal. Its rained. I’m not sure what this arm is called (other then an ARM). I removed the ball from socket by drilling out the three rivets with a 1/4 drill first to establish a small tunnel thru the rivet so I can then use an 11/64 final drill bit. I say final because when you center the 11/64 bit to the 1/4 hole, you can move the drill & bit in a circular motion and the bit will cut a radius opening and after a few sec.’s the rivet will disconnect itself from the spot it’s riveted to. Then you take a punch and punch the neck of the rivet out....just pops out. Vaula! I decided to save these arms because their Expensive as hell. I think its called a trailing arm. Not sure really but I do know one thing .... I KICKED ITS ASS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! On a side not: I cleared the electrical on the Build. I located as many ground connections and re-wired the coil (looks much neater) added a 4gauge cable from the battery directly to the starter +terminal. Then, while the coil was dissconnected I turned the engine over to possibly prime out the oil form the oil pan. Next! I’ll be strategically placing my Quick-Jack to lift the car about 22in.’s off the deck. That’ll be an awesome moment because it’ll mark the beginning of Mai’s build. WoooHooooo! You can follow this build from the BLOGS sect. And locate TocaChakra’s Build ( which beyond the Pecs an Triceps) is going to be immaculately BUILT!!!!!
  10. Today, i worked on improving my socket & ball removal/disconnecting technique. You see, its raining in California. Or at least in southern Cal. Its rained. I’m not sure what this arm is called (other then an ARM). I removed the ball from socket by drilling out the three rivets with a 1/4 drill first to establish a small tunnel thru the rivet so I can then use an 11/64 final drill bit. I say final because when you center the 11/64 bit to the 1/4 hole, you can move the drill & bit in a circular motion and the bit will cut a radius opening and after a few sec.’s the rivet will disconnect itself from the spot it’s riveted to. Then you take a punch and punch the neck of the rivet out....just pops out. Vaula! I decided to save these arms because their Expensive as hell. I think its called a trailing arm. Not sure really but I do know one thing .... I KICKED ITS ASS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! On a side not: I cleared the electrical on the Build. I located as many ground connections and re-wired the coil (looks much neater) added a 4gauge cable from the battery directly to the starter +terminal. Then, while the coil was dissconnected I turned the engine over to possibly prime out the oil form the oil pan. Next! I’ll be strategically placing my Quick-Jack to lift the car about 22in.’s off the deck. That’ll be an awesome moment because it’ll mark the beginning of Mai’s build. WoooHooooo!
  11. Hey Les!!! Thanks for that encyclopedia reference.....Got any opinions on Butyl tape as a sealant for my fuel tank? Now that I absolutely know the interpretations of the word “MOTOR” You deflated (in a great way) my Hotsy-Totsyness! “And now... lets resume our regular programming”.
  12. LOL....I don’t even see the word “miscreant” in my posts..... I don’t like to use that word because in-pronunciation it sounds to much like “excrement” AND we ALL know what that means... Thanks for the high beam tip. When you say this, are you referring to one of the three of what looks to be relays on the DS fore-portion of the ENGINE bay? This o2 has been shelved in my driveway for about 12yrs. I’m slowly (I’m a newb) going thru the electrical system looking for faults/breaks and disconnections and mostly bad ground points. Ive started my studies of the electrical system with the help of the FAQ / YouTube and the usual suspect sites online. I have to say for a newb it’s been at times a bit challenging but fortunately I’ve been able to learn the slur of Acronyms, abbreviations and sometimes just made up Lingo on the internet. Now I can sift thru all the high falooting-poli-testicular jargon on most internet sites and actually feel comfortable with the information I’ve gleaned. So........ lets keep the conversations and interest keen on ALL these sites and in the process build ourselves “ONE KICK ASS” machine or as in my case ‘Mai’ (thats her name) Dream Machine!
  13. I tried the lights right after i connected the new battery. No Go. Then once i got the flasher working i tried it with the key/ign. In FART and NO GO. I was wondering when I would get a visit from Ray. For the last year before i decided to break this car and put it back together, I would snoop around the FAQ and i always laughed my head when I read your entries. Your either British or a Brilliant Know-it-All because your dry/sarcastic/stoic responses crack me the f*&#@ UP!!!!!! Cheers, TocaChakra


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