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Forum: projects & restorations 06-20-2018, 10:56 PM
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Posted By Coupid
Alright, all better!...

Alright, all better! https://farm1.staticflickr.com/888/42029658085_91c56e9d1d_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2731Z4k)
Forum: projects & restorations 06-20-2018, 02:48 AM
Replies: 601
Views: 157,191
Posted By Coupid
Thanks, I'll swap them. Agreed that it will look...

Thanks, I'll swap them. Agreed that it will look cleaner
Forum: projects & restorations 06-20-2018, 01:56 AM
Replies: 601
Views: 157,191
Posted By Coupid
Do the lines running from the carb/intake to the...

Do the lines running from the carb/intake to the flame trap and oil filler cap look correct or reversed?

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5710/21800435425_f9f02f0ce2_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/zdqVWi)...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-26-2018, 09:36 PM
Replies: 601
Views: 157,191
Posted By Coupid
Can't recommend it enough!

Can't recommend it enough!
Forum: projects & restorations 05-26-2018, 05:41 PM
Replies: 601
Views: 157,191
Posted By Coupid
Dear God that's a lot of bleeding nipples....

Dear God that's a lot of bleeding nipples. Getting the rear of the car up in the air was critical to success.

The brakes no longer squeak as I back out of the garage. The old lines and fluid were...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-26-2018, 12:17 AM
Replies: 601
Views: 157,191
Posted By Coupid
haha, I thought you were making a joke! I...

haha, I thought you were making a joke!

I even got them clamped into the hose organizer thing on the swaybar endlinks after I took that photo.
Forum: projects & restorations 05-26-2018, 12:03 AM
Replies: 601
Views: 157,191
Posted By Coupid
From HiPerfAuto. The whole kit is fantastic....

From HiPerfAuto. The whole kit is fantastic. Super high quality and comes with all the hardware needed for an easy installation! Thanks again
Forum: projects & restorations 05-25-2018, 11:51 PM
Replies: 601
Views: 157,191
Posted By Coupid
When I was doing all the front end work I noticed...

When I was doing all the front end work I noticed that the brake lines were in sorry shape

https://farm1.staticflickr.com/874/28483083518_a50cbe5b66_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/KoXfoS)

I was able...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-09-2018, 11:33 AM
Replies: 601
Views: 157,191
Posted By Coupid
Thanks for the link, I'll check that stuff out....

Thanks for the link, I'll check that stuff out. Awesome news on the manifold too!
Forum: projects & restorations 05-09-2018, 11:32 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 15,720
Posted By Coupid
Nice work, those wheels came out incredible

Nice work, those wheels came out incredible
Forum: projects & restorations 05-08-2018, 09:05 PM
Replies: 601
Views: 157,191
Posted By Coupid
No way, it has spent decades soaking up whatever...

No way, it has spent decades soaking up whatever is in the carpet and horse hair mats under the. It was wedged up by the base of the gas pedal.
Forum: projects & restorations 05-08-2018, 05:17 PM
Replies: 601
Views: 157,191
Posted By Coupid
Thanks for the heads up. I sanded the rust down,...

Thanks for the heads up. I sanded the rust down, sprayed it with Gemplers rust converter and then primer.

The car smells awesome and the road noise is only slightly louder. Please do post a link...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-06-2018, 04:39 PM
Replies: 601
Views: 157,191
Posted By Coupid
Got inspired by a really nicely done E28 at cars...

Got inspired by a really nicely done E28 at cars and coffee this morning plus my wife was complaining about the "vintage" smell of Buttercups interior when we drove her up to The Meet in the Middle. ...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-16-2018, 12:11 AM
Replies: 212
Views: 18,160
Posted By Coupid
YES!!!! congrats on the new car. Can't wait to...

YES!!!! congrats on the new car. Can't wait to watch the build unfold
Forum: projects & restorations 04-11-2018, 11:42 AM
Replies: 620
Views: 89,527
Posted By Coupid
That looks fantastic

That looks fantastic
Forum: projects & restorations 04-08-2018, 11:42 PM
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Posted By Coupid
That should get the job done!

That should get the job done!
Forum: projects & restorations 04-08-2018, 05:58 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,465
Posted By Coupid
thanks for sharing the update, I could read and...

thanks for sharing the update, I could read and look at your photos all day long. Great work!
Forum: projects & restorations 04-07-2018, 10:42 PM
Replies: 601
Views: 157,191
Posted By Coupid
Yeah, I think that is the ticket. Just need to...

Yeah, I think that is the ticket. Just need to find a B234 intake manifold, there is a B234 exhaust manifold on EBay right now so I'm sure an intake will pop up at some point.



Thanks for the...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-06-2018, 03:21 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,453
Posted By Coupid
Great project!

Great project!
Forum: projects & restorations 04-05-2018, 11:17 PM
Replies: 601
Views: 157,191
Posted By Coupid
Damn is right.

Damn is right.
Forum: projects & restorations 04-05-2018, 07:59 PM
Replies: 601
Views: 157,191
Posted By Coupid
There's another interesting idea. From what...

There's another interesting idea.

From what I am reading, since I don't plan to put a turbo on the engine the freed up space from mounting the engine upright isn't needed. I could mount the...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-03-2018, 09:09 PM
Replies: 601
Views: 157,191
Posted By Coupid
Thanks guys, those look like a good option....

Thanks guys, those look like a good option. Previously all I could find was this thing:
...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-03-2018, 11:23 AM
Replies: 601
Views: 157,191
Posted By Coupid
I would love DCOEs or ITBs but there doesn’t seem...

I would love DCOEs or ITBs but there doesn’t seem to be a manifold to make it happen. Well, aside from the $500 sheet metal one on ebay
Forum: projects & restorations 04-02-2018, 11:44 PM
Replies: 601
Views: 157,191
Posted By Coupid
My good friend got tired of looking at this combo...

My good friend got tired of looking at this combo in his garage and graciously gave me a great deal so I can hopefully make something out of it.
...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-31-2018, 10:15 PM
Replies: 601
Views: 157,191
Posted By Coupid
Quick no photo update. rewired the tach...

Quick no photo update.

rewired the tach with black wire since for some reason I used green when installing the GT cluster.The green looked silly to me. Also properly sorted out the connection at...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-25-2018, 01:28 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 8,203
Posted By Coupid
Thanks for sharing! The first wheels are my...

Thanks for sharing! The first wheels are my favorites. I love that dish. Maybe they aren't as wide as the compomotives? I'm sure you need all the help from wide tires to put that power down.
Forum: projects & restorations 03-22-2018, 11:18 PM
Replies: 601
Views: 157,191
Posted By Coupid
Thanks for the kind words! Glad the thread was...

Thanks for the kind words! Glad the thread was informative.
Forum: projects & restorations 03-21-2018, 10:36 PM
Replies: 601
Views: 157,191
Posted By Coupid
Quick update. The second upper ball joint is on...

Quick update. The second upper ball joint is on its way from VP!

Also decided to replace the spark plugs since they survived the pre-fuel pressure regulator life. Glad I did...
...
Forum: events 03-21-2018, 12:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 194
Posted By Coupid
I was thinking 154. Yes we need to discuss the...

I was thinking 154. Yes we need to discuss the garage cleaning!
Forum: events 03-20-2018, 11:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 194
Posted By Coupid
Meet in The Middle Nojoqui Falls (Solvang, CA)

My wife and I are planning to drive Buttercup up to the Meet in the Middle this Sunday. The show is from 11-2pm. It is a Volkswagen show but seems very casual.
...
Forum: projects & restorations 03-10-2018, 11:56 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 12,335
Posted By Coupid
This is fantastic news! way to stick with it. I...

This is fantastic news! way to stick with it. I had been checking for updates and I'm thrilled to see it heading towards a resolution.
Forum: showroom 03-09-2018, 02:17 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,495
Posted By Coupid
+1

+1
Forum: projects & restorations 03-09-2018, 01:23 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 12,335
Posted By Coupid
happy you are back at it!

happy you are back at it!
Forum: projects & restorations 02-15-2018, 09:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,595
Posted By Coupid
Great plan and great story telling. Looking...

Great plan and great story telling. Looking forward to watching this develop further.
Forum: projects & restorations 02-13-2018, 01:28 AM
Replies: 601
Views: 157,191
Posted By Coupid
Thanks for the confirmation. I really might not...

Thanks for the confirmation. I really might not do them. The lowers were 1000x worse looking but I have to take off the upper control arms to do the upper ball joints...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-12-2018, 01:15 AM
Replies: 601
Views: 157,191
Posted By Coupid
runs a drill around the inner metal piece and...

runs a drill around the inner metal piece and then the sleeves. it pulls the rubber out in a few seconds
Forum: projects & restorations 02-11-2018, 03:02 PM
Replies: 601
Views: 157,191
Posted By Coupid
that's awesome thanks for sharing! Any...

that's awesome thanks for sharing!

Any reason not to reuse the sleeves?
Forum: projects & restorations 02-11-2018, 02:02 PM
Replies: 601
Views: 157,191
Posted By Coupid
VP only had one upper ball joint in stock so I...

VP only had one upper ball joint in stock so I decided to do all the lower stuff now and then the uppers when I get the other ball joint.

I was going to use the stock specs unless you have some...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-10-2018, 11:58 PM
Replies: 601
Views: 157,191
Posted By Coupid
I'm on it! ...

I'm on it!

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4745/40196116101_8e30cde307_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/24eZAUv)

All back together. Took the car out for a test drive. Needs an alignment for sure....
Forum: projects & restorations 02-09-2018, 10:38 PM
Replies: 601
Views: 157,191
Posted By Coupid
I gave up after it took two evenings to get two...

I gave up after it took two evenings to get two LCA bushings out and I couldn't get the new ones to go in straight. Took the controls arms to the repair shop by my work and after some convincing got...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-06-2018, 02:08 PM
Replies: 601
Views: 157,191
Posted By Coupid
Iíll let you know if it was worth it once I get...

Iíll let you know if it was worth it once I get the car back on the ground. My sense is that it will transform the car. I have one of the c clamp presses and the newly discovered impact gun to drive...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-05-2018, 10:15 PM
Replies: 601
Views: 157,191
Posted By Coupid
Those are a lot nicer than the ones on the car....

Those are a lot nicer than the ones on the car. But the ****ty plastic jensen ones are original.
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4765/39396568434_227e179cbb_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/232kHeU)

Holy...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-04-2018, 05:28 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,465
Posted By Coupid
Can't wait to watch this build develop! What a...

Can't wait to watch this build develop! What a gorgeous 1800s
Forum: projects & restorations 02-02-2018, 10:47 PM
Replies: 601
Views: 157,191
Posted By Coupid
I had a S#$%$ day at work and when I came home...

I had a S#$%$ day at work and when I came home tried this method. So easy and probably the most satisfying thing I've ever done on the car. Thanks guys!
...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-02-2018, 02:10 AM
Replies: 601
Views: 157,191
Posted By Coupid
there's something I hadn't thought of doing. Now...

there's something I hadn't thought of doing. Now to find an anvil!
Forum: projects & restorations 02-02-2018, 12:59 AM
Replies: 601
Views: 157,191
Posted By Coupid
Good god, whats the trick for getting these lower...

Good god, whats the trick for getting these lower ball joints off? They are stamped "Volvo" and might be original. They don't want to leave their home no matter what I do with the loaner ball joint...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-28-2018, 10:27 PM
Replies: 601
Views: 157,191
Posted By Coupid
My box from VP Autoparts showed up yesterday! ...

My box from VP Autoparts showed up yesterday!
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4753/25086305457_0afa151f14_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/EdMSBT)

It includes new upper and lower control arm bushings,...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-23-2018, 01:59 AM
Replies: 601
Views: 157,191
Posted By Coupid
I most certainly will keep it on the list. Mike's...

I most certainly will keep it on the list. Mike's set in For Sale is very tempting, but I want to stay focussed on the front suspension/steering and body but I'm sure I'll be on the lookout in a few...
Forum: projects & restorations 01-22-2018, 01:52 AM
Replies: 601
Views: 157,191
Posted By Coupid
Don't think I havent been watching that for sale...

Don't think I havent been watching that for sale thread intently. It's a great deal but still hard to justify spending that much on carbs when the current weber does the job just fine.
Forum: projects & restorations 01-21-2018, 04:03 PM
Replies: 601
Views: 157,191
Posted By Coupid
Once the engine cools down I am going to move the...

Once the engine cools down I am going to move the line under the radiator hose and back into its repositioned holder
https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4697/39795696052_f3b21275c6_c.jpg...
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