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It's going to be a while before I can really get going on this one but I can work on all the stuff in the boxes in between other stuff.

She arrived this morning just after a big dump of snow, my plow guy was late so had to shovel a path to the storage tent. the last pic is showing how low some PO cut the springs, the fender lip is digging into the tire and the car is stripped of all weight.

 

 

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25 minutes ago, grannyknot said:

It's going to be a while before I can really get going on this one but I can work on all the stuff in the boxes in between other stuff.

She arrived this morning just after a big dump of snow, my plow guy was late so had to shovel a path to the storage tent. the last pic is showing how low some PO cut the springs, the fender lip is digging into the tire and the car is stripped of all weight.

 

 

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Looking at these pics it makes me so glad I don’t live in Canada (nothing to do with the enthusiasts).  Cool car, something about the 510, but your driving season is so short. Makes me shiver just looking at that unheated garage. 

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1 hour ago, Diseazd said:

Looking at these pics it makes me so glad I don’t live in Canada (nothing to do with the enthusiasts).  Cool car, something about the 510, but your driving season is so short. Makes me shiver just looking at that unheated garage. 

But the short driving season means more time to work on them, B) I don't work out there in the winter, that's strictly storage.

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7 hours ago, heyitsrama said:

how does the roof not fall from the snow weight?

I use to worry about when I first put it up and I'd be out there after every snow fall clearing it but one winter I was layed up with an injury and there was over a foot of hard heavy snow on that tent and it was just fine.  The fabric is 20 mils thick and is stretched with 10-12 built in cargo straps and ratchets so the skin is a stressed member over the frame. It wasn't cheap but it's 10 yrs old now and going strong.

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I headed out to the storage tent today to remove the rear end of the 510 and start tearing down. Found something I hadn't noticed when I bought it.  So what could be the story here?  He's driving the car and losses his P/S rear wheel so he pulls over and throws the wheel into the trunk and instead of calling a tow truck figures he'll just drive it home.  How many miles does it take to wear a wheel cylinder in half?:wacko:

Well, I know why the car was taken off the road now?

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6 minutes ago, Namerow said:

After 12 or 13 beers with the boys at the local and then a couple of shots for the road, it probably seemed like the right thing to do. ^_^

You might be right, the last time the car was on the road was the early 80's,  drinking and driving wasn't so taboo then.

@zKars, I'll be needing parts:beer:

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9 minutes ago, zKars said:

That is totally cool. A thing to hang on the wall and tell lies about for years.  

 

Yeah, that's from the time I was being pursued down the freeway by a dozen LAPD, the sparks were flying but that old 510 out maneuvered them all. By the time it was over it looked like the end of The Blues Brothers.

 

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I have done a few things since April but most of it is wrapped up in Saran wrap on the shelf. All the suspension is down now and it's down at the sand blasters, hardware is at the platters.  These are the shortened front springs, how does one do that to a set of springs? This car has lived a hard life.

@zKars you can add a brake pedal return spring to my wish list,  The bench mounted wire wheel ripped this one out of my hand today but not before pulling my hand in with it, I really thought I broken my wrist but I got lucky, just some tenderized meat.

 

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That does not look like it feels good.  Sorry that happened to you, though the thread looks nice in your hand.  Do the sewing yourself?

Last time I pulled a stunt like that, my best buddy sewed me up.  Saved me a lot of trouble and cash!  Now I owe him.?

Funny, your story reminds when I was in high school,  I tried to use a similar wire wheel to clean up a metal vacuum line.  Within 3 seconds of starting, it was ripped from hand and I never saw it again.  Ahh, such good memories!

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We all know the "pain" working on these old cars. Pain in the arse, pain in the hands. I said I'd get a manicure after building the last motor but guess what? I lied.

A peticure would be more cost wise for me. LOL

Chris they say that THC is helpful for pain but I would'nt know. It's illegal down here.

 

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It's actually not too bad now,  I wrapped it with those flexible ice packs immediately and kept a fresh one on it for the first 5-6 hrs.  It's the swelling that really causes the pain, ice is great.  I have a lot more parts that have to be wire wheeled so I figured I better get back on the horse, grabbed the clutch pedal return spring and cleaned it up on the wire wheel.

It was a bit freaky.

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A word to my online friends - ALWAYS wear safety glasses for eye protection while using a wire wheel. I have seen some very sharp wires get thrown off those wheels. I can easily picture one headed right for my eye.

Glad this one didn't come out worse.

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