Go Back   VetteMOD.com > VetteMOD General Discussion > Projects

Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1151  
Old 11-29-2016, 03:45 PM
bobs77vet's Avatar
bobs77vet bobs77vet is offline
United States | Addict
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: arlington va
Posts: 1,714
My Photos: (2)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JPhil View Post
OK, I'll say it:

You're using the TD for a workbench???

(I know you're not really)

(are you....?)
I will exercise my 5th amendment rights on this one.....
Reply With Quote
  #1152  
Old 11-29-2016, 06:16 PM
SuperBuickGuy's Avatar
SuperBuickGuy SuperBuickGuy is offline
United States | Addict
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Seattle, WA
Posts: 2,112
My Photos: (0)
Default

You know, pleading the 5th is great, but it's far more effective to seek protection under the 2nd.
Reply With Quote
  #1153  
Old 11-29-2016, 11:13 PM
Sam Cogley's Avatar
Sam Cogley Sam Cogley is offline
United States | Addict
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Springfield, MO
Posts: 557
My Photos: (0)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by SuperBuickGuy View Post
You know, pleading the 5th is great, but it's far more effective to seek protection under the 2nd.
I don't think shooting the TD is going to help anything...
Reply With Quote
  #1154  
Old 11-30-2016, 02:38 AM
bobs77vet's Avatar
bobs77vet bobs77vet is offline
United States | Addict
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: arlington va
Posts: 1,714
My Photos: (2)
Default

the TD is a pretty cool car for sure and it smells like a british car.....gas and oil.

for the last 4 years my garage has not smelled like that with the MGA in it.


I have been looking for a gas leak on the TD but there are none to find. I will have to try sealing the gas tank while its in the garage and see if that does anything.
Reply With Quote
  #1155  
Old 12-17-2016, 07:36 PM
bobs77vet's Avatar
bobs77vet bobs77vet is offline
United States | Addict
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: arlington va
Posts: 1,714
My Photos: (2)
Default







pretty icey here today....so lets clean up the window surrounds and get them into place this weekend.









and outside in the iciness with paint stripper on it


Last edited by bobs77vet; 12-17-2016 at 07:39 PM..
Reply With Quote
  #1156  
Old 12-18-2016, 04:19 PM
bobs77vet's Avatar
bobs77vet bobs77vet is offline
United States | Addict
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: arlington va
Posts: 1,714
My Photos: (2)
Default

i just went to the auto store and used up a gift card on some chrome and metal cleaning polishes. lets start with this stuff









not such a bad start for about 90 minutes of work

Last edited by bobs77vet; 12-18-2016 at 04:22 PM..
Reply With Quote
  #1157  
Old 12-18-2016, 06:49 PM
JPhil's Avatar
JPhil JPhil is offline
United States | Huh?
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Loveland, Colorado, USA
Posts: 1,380
My Photos: (140)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bobs77vet View Post
the TD is a pretty cool car for sure and it smells like a british car.....gas and oil.

for the last 4 years my garage has not smelled like that with the MGA in it.


I have been looking for a gas leak on the TD but there are none to find. I will have to try sealing the gas tank while its in the garage and see if that does anything.
Gas cap or carburetor float bowl vent?
__________________
Kill the Buddha
Reply With Quote
  #1158  
Old 12-19-2016, 08:43 PM
bobs77vet's Avatar
bobs77vet bobs77vet is offline
United States | Addict
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: arlington va
Posts: 1,714
My Photos: (2)
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JPhil View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by bobs77vet View Post
the TD is a pretty cool car for sure and it smells like a british car.....gas and oil.

for the last 4 years my garage has not smelled like that with the MGA in it.


I have been looking for a gas leak on the TD but there are none to find. I will have to try sealing the gas tank while its in the garage and see if that does anything.
Gas cap or carburetor float bowl vent?
the fuel sender unit as a cap on it that was not tight and was leaking, i cleaned it determined it was the culprit and siphoned the gas and removed the cap cleaned and put some blue RTV sealant on both sides of the gasket and reassembled it....i have been adding a gallon per night and it has not started to leak so i think i fixed it....

my first thought was the gas cap venting was too big but then i found the weeping sender unit
Reply With Quote
  #1159  
Old 01-07-2017, 06:31 PM
bobs77vet's Avatar
bobs77vet bobs77vet is offline
United States | Addict
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: arlington va
Posts: 1,714
My Photos: (2)
Default

thanks and you guys embarassed me into action

some more polishing and a test fit








and next is polishing like 50 SS rivets...

I did some neat stuff with the modifying the clutch lever and making the clutch rod adjustable.

Needle bearing design is by Declan Burns, I am just the fabricator the other mod is the Mike Oconnor mod

as you can see my clutch sump lever broke when i went to center punch a starter hole for the modification of the clutch sump lever. I have been conversing with Declan Burns about his rose bud clutch linkage set up and he mentioned about adding needle roller bearings in place of the bushing. well one thing lead to another and declan posted pictures of his modified lever with the parts information and instructions on how to do and here we are......

The reason the sump clutch lever broke to begin with is because the holes are off center and it pushed the spring hole into the forked area....you can see the discoloration meaning it was broken for a long time, this would have stranded me sometime in the near future....


Not the same mistake twice


Drill press in action


The deisgn

Pop out bushing


Practice with old one first

Hole for grease fitting




Too long


Lets save the face of the vise, I used a grinder with a cut off wheel


Much better

And enlarge the opening a very little and in they go


also made my clutch rod adjustable







I went out and looked at the motion of the lever arm its really close to being equi distant travel.....its hard to eyeball it when the front is off the ground so i can crawl under it. Those parallel lines are drawn from either side of the bushing lever shaft using a square on the sump pan ribs...










the test drive is complete and the terrible biting in first gear is gone and the car has a usable gear......well at least it is somewhat manageable....much better then before.

Last edited by bobs77vet; 01-07-2017 at 06:39 PM..
Reply With Quote
  #1160  
Old 04-24-2017, 01:33 AM
bobs77vet's Avatar
bobs77vet bobs77vet is offline
United States | Addict
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: arlington va
Posts: 1,714
My Photos: (2)
Default

well it happened....the garage is absent all the big wood working tools tehy went to my oldest son, just small stuff left and it has been rearranged to take advantage of some new gained space....., I spent a bunch of time throwing stuff out, and then the mood hit me, time to work on the car again,....some body needed pictures of my door locks, let me go through some emails or send me what you need photographed, and the extra set of window chrome will be available when i am done if some needs it.





Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 05:48 PM.
 


Design by: vBulletin Skins Zone
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.