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Unread 07-06-2019, 01:35 PM   #31
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dang. glad you told me. I'm familiar with Loctite but staking? how does one go about this?
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Unread 07-06-2019, 05:27 PM   #32
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blown shaft seal questions?

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Unread 07-10-2019, 04:32 AM   #33
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OK, so with my time off I've been forging ahead. I got he seals staked and I feel better about that. Now I needed to look at the carb. Honestly, I don't know how that thing ever ran. The whole thing was gummed up and varnished inside the bowl. I ended up laying a can of carb cleaner to it and using some 1500 grit sandpaper to smooth out the inside of the carb bowl where it was pitted. I think it came out pretty good and it will definitely run better if I was a betting man I also ran down to O'Reilly's and picked up some new fuel line and a new filter. I'm sure that can't hurt things either.
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Unread 07-10-2019, 04:43 AM   #34
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Thanks to my new e-friend CP241 I am the proud owner of a new (to me) fan I can't thank him enough for the help and man did it look better than what I had. With the last piece of the puzzle I bolted it all up and called it good. I'm really looking forward to firing this thing up. So much in fact that I couldn't help myself and went ahead and threw it in the buggy. Premature? Absolutely.

Not sure if folks know this but down at Lowe's in the hardware section they have an assortment of automotive fasteners and such. I went down and picked up a few necessities and were able to put the rubber floor mat back after I washed it. Yes, I washed it but it just looks dirty like that. I've made the mistake as a young man of Armor All-ing the rubber floor mats in my truck and I think we all know what that's not the best idea

Another item I crossed off the list was the front plastic thingy that covers the front suspension and steering stuff. Mine had been cracked on both edges and was a teetering on the edge of full blown breakage so a long time ago I took it off to prevent that. It looks like it had been glued at some point in life but that appeared unsuccessful. I went digging around in the garage and found some of that mesh tape you use to seam concrete board together before tiling. I figure it needed some reinforcement and this would help. Then I found about half a tube of 5 min epoxy in the kitchen drawer. Sounds like a solid plan coming together. Last thing I did was sand the inside around the cracks with 80 grit to give it something to grab to. This was the end result. I think it came out pretty good. Time will tell.
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Unread 07-10-2019, 04:52 AM   #35
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Next I was onto painting I'll be honest, I'm about painted out but I've got a few more pieces to go. This one I tackled was the main section under the seat. At some point the PO used house paint. You could see the brush strokes in it. That took some time to sand out but I finally got it whooped.

Since I was having to really tape the fool out of this thing I decided I wanted to only do this once. I sanded with 600 grit then I went to 1500. I figured that would give it a nice smooth base. I then proceeded to dump almost a whole can of paint on it.

I think it came out pretty good. Not awful. I will say this about the Farm Implement paint. I thought it would be a little tougher than it is. Granted I'm checking it right at the point when they say it is "cured" but I've noticed on a couple of other pieces that it was somewhat soft days later. When I say soft I mean that when you bolt another piece to it or piece of trim you can see the paint mark up. If I was to do it again, I'd go back with a single stage acrylic and call it good.
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Unread 07-10-2019, 05:52 AM   #36
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Looking good!

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I've made the mistake as a young man of Armor All-ing the rubber floor mats in my truck and I think we all know what that's not the best idea
Well it's a relief to me knowing I wasn't the only one who made that mistake when I was young, dumb...
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Unread 07-10-2019, 07:26 AM   #37
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Looks great!
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Unread 07-10-2019, 08:13 AM   #38
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Looks like it's coming together nicely!

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Well it's a relief to me knowing I wasn't the only one who made that mistake when I was young, dumb...
I still remember about 20 years ago I was working in a car audio shop and doing a big system in a huge lifted pickup truck. They armor all'd the running boards. I must have had a bruise the size of a softball on my shin for a month

In the future, you can get aerosol furniture stripper. It makes very short work of removing old paint off of golf carts. Spray it on, let it sit while it "snap crackle pops" for about 15 minutes, then blast it off with a pressure washer. I stripped 2-3 layers of paint off the entire body of the DS I am currently working on in about an hour.
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Unread 07-10-2019, 11:59 AM   #39
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That engine is sooo perty, and the buggy will be too with that nice red paint...Good job
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Unread 07-12-2019, 06:01 PM   #40
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IT LIVES!!!

So I couldn't help myself and started checking the wiring. Once I got the wiring sorted out I remembered that I needed a battery. Since my crawler is in the shop I went down and got it. It's a wee bit snug for battery tray but I got it to fit. Once I got everything hooked up it wouldn't turn the motor over I grabbed my multi-meter and checked the juice....

8 volts So I retrieved my jumper pack from the garage and hooked it up. The engine spun over and siphoned gas to the carb. Next thing you know *pop* *pop* *pop* vrrROoOOOOM!!!!!

I was really surprised. It started pulling fuel over instantly. I had a small electric pump hooked up before but it looks like that won't be needed now I ran down to the shop and grabbed the seat. Me and the boy jumped on and took off. One fender on, no nose, no shocks and a sweet rake because I haven't finished the lift in the front. My neighbors love me

The new clutch seems to have solved my hill climbing issue and the engine is peppy!! With all the excitement I did make a mistake though...

So I'm running through the neighborhood with all the old folks looking out their windows. I'm grinning ear to ear and putting the pedal to the floor taking turns like Ricky Bobby. I keep feeling something strange. No matter I'm having fun. Then I tell the kids I want to take the wife around the block. We jump on and it doesn't move Then it hits me... I forgot to check the lug nuts before I took off I look down at the back driver wheel and I've got nothing. The wheel came off the studs and the lug nuts are gone. When I was working on the back to remove the old shocks and paint a few things I removed the wheels. When I put them back I didn't snug it all up because I had planned to pull the wheels and paint them.

Long story short, I robbed a couple from up front and snugged the ones that were left in the back up. I was surprised I didn't rip the threads all to pieces but I was able to put the nuts back on. Lesson learned. Now I've got to go to the auto parts store to see if I can find some more but hey, she's running!!
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