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Forum: projects & restorations 07-10-2019, 12:46 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,914
Posted By matt b
The two halves of your caliper appear to be...

The two halves of your caliper appear to be misaligned. That would cause air to be trapped in it for sure. Is it a rebuilt unit ? I'd take it back.
Forum: projects & restorations 07-09-2019, 10:11 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 13,197
Posted By matt b
Last picture seems to show some rust bubbles. It...

Last picture seems to show some rust bubbles. It might be better to sand the whole section down, apply more POR-15 and then go over the whole thing with a can of Silver paint.

That's unusual,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-02-2019, 09:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 574
Posted By matt b
Paintscratch has the wrong red listed, but I have...

Paintscratch has the wrong red listed, but I have had good luck with them on the newer stuff.

Noted on Nason, I used it on my 59 Bug. It's user friendly, it's good but I also didn't keep the car...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-01-2019, 08:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 574
Posted By matt b
Thanks Eric. At $8, shipped it was worth buying. ...

Thanks Eric. At $8, shipped it was worth buying.

Side note: 1311 is so early, it precedes the chassis stampings by the battery box. I did find confirmation that the body stamping started after...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-26-2019, 01:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 574
Posted By matt b
Thanks, I'll poke around the car. Between the...

Thanks, I'll poke around the car. Between the trunk lid, the doors and a few other areas I may be able to get a good scan. I plan on painting the trunk, undercarriage and interior myself, so I will...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-26-2019, 11:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 465
Posted By matt b
This..... And you can find fairly square...

This..... And you can find fairly square batteries, it really cleans up the engine bay not to have 2-3 inches of battery hanging off the tray.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-26-2019, 11:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 574
Posted By matt b
Vintage paint codes

I've run into this issue before but somehow always managed to land on my feet. This time may be different...

I have one of the early Jensen built P1800 and the paint code is Volvo Red 70. The...
Forum: projects & restorations 06-21-2019, 03:54 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 64,531
Posted By matt b
Oh man, I would be pulling all nighters if I were...

Oh man, I would be pulling all nighters if I were at this point of the reassembly. It's so nice, I bet you can't wait to drive it! You've really turned this car around.
Forum: projects & restorations 06-03-2019, 08:05 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 64,654
Posted By matt b
You can buy a new manifold from Summit. P/N:...

You can buy a new manifold from Summit. P/N: PTE-H4850 ($179)
Forum: projects & restorations 05-24-2019, 08:16 PM
Replies: 996
Views: 163,594
Posted By matt b
Congrats on winning the wagon category with the...

Congrats on winning the wagon category with the IPD photo contest
Forum: projects & restorations 05-18-2019, 12:53 AM
Replies: 996
Views: 163,594
Posted By matt b
Looks like you met your goal, congrats on getting...

Looks like you met your goal, congrats on getting it done. Have fun this weekend, my money's also on you getting a trophy.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-18-2019, 12:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 345
Posted By matt b
And I feel like you guys even told me about this...

And I feel like you guys even told me about this before....

All right, I guess I'll shorten the line a little bit, will re-flare the end of it and will use new tube nuts. Glad I saved some from...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-17-2019, 06:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 345
Posted By matt b
Early 1800S brake line and wheel cylinder issue

Brake Line:

<a data-flickr-embed="true" href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/exim-cars/40904878803/in/datetaken-public/" title="Brake line"><img...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-16-2019, 06:37 PM
Replies: 996
Views: 163,594
Posted By matt b
Now I get it, thanks for explaining.

Now I get it, thanks for explaining.
Forum: projects & restorations 05-15-2019, 12:03 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 22,363
Posted By matt b
Nice work on painting the engine. Looks new. I...

Nice work on painting the engine. Looks new. I love your attention to detail, it would be so easy to slap this thing together and call it done but instead you take the time to do it well.
Forum: projects & restorations 05-15-2019, 11:42 AM
Replies: 996
Views: 163,594
Posted By matt b
I went back in your thread to look at the first...

I went back in your thread to look at the first one, and couldn't see the value of re-doing it but man, that came out great. I love the subtle lip underneath the bumper.

Have fun at IPD this...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-14-2019, 05:51 PM
Replies: 996
Views: 163,594
Posted By matt b
Is it expected to rain this weekend ? :-(

Is it expected to rain this weekend ? :-(
Forum: projects & restorations 05-10-2019, 04:26 PM
Replies: 351
Views: 102,326
Posted By matt b
Did a little more digging on the issues with...

Did a little more digging on the issues with them: the fans are the weak spots on the R53 pump. Pulled up the records for my Mini and each time it's been the pump fan dying (no sensor or signal)
Forum: projects & restorations 05-07-2019, 08:35 PM
Replies: 351
Views: 102,326
Posted By matt b
Watch that PS pump. Our R53 is on its 3rd pump,...

Watch that PS pump. Our R53 is on its 3rd pump, there was a recall on them and Mini keeps replacing them for free on ours. 112K miles, you'd expect them to last a little longer. Part of the issue is...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-07-2019, 08:00 PM
Replies: 996
Views: 163,594
Posted By matt b
I think that's why he worked so much on it over...

I think that's why he worked so much on it over the past month: to get it ready for IPD.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-06-2019, 05:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,036
Posted By matt b
Oh you done messed up! That's a pretty clean...

Oh you done messed up! That's a pretty clean break, hopefully you can reweld it easily.
Forum: projects & restorations 05-06-2019, 02:07 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 12,520
Posted By matt b
If you wrap your exhaust, I think you'll be just...

If you wrap your exhaust, I think you'll be just fine.

If you decide to plug the holes in your firewall to avoid water or draft getting into the cabin, Harbor Freight sells a box of rubber...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-06-2019, 12:55 PM
Replies: 996
Views: 163,594
Posted By matt b
Nice progress, it must be a relief to see the...

Nice progress, it must be a relief to see the light at the end of the tunnel. The new color is great.
Forum: projects & restorations 05-06-2019, 12:54 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 12,520
Posted By matt b
Looks clean, I agree that the factory routes were...

Looks clean, I agree that the factory routes were a little odd. And with changes related to different model years, it can get messy.

You may want to shield the line on the passenger side, the...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-04-2019, 05:29 PM
Replies: 996
Views: 163,594
Posted By matt b
Is that the sealer ? Got a cryptic text from...

Is that the sealer ? Got a cryptic text from Danny, couldn't quite figure it out.

I can't wait to see the finished product. Looks like you're well on your way to making the IPD deadline, you...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-02-2019, 06:16 PM
Replies: 996
Views: 163,594
Posted By matt b
:rofl: YES!! That's awesome!

:rofl:

YES!! That's awesome!
Forum: performance & modifications 05-02-2019, 06:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,695
Posted By matt b
AZ gets the same gas, it's truly awful except we...

AZ gets the same gas, it's truly awful except we don't have the east coast ethanol mixes, etc... Those will absolutely wreck havoc on a carb.

Honestly, I can let a car sit for 30-45 days at a time...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-02-2019, 05:34 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,695
Posted By matt b
As easy as it would be for me to take your bait,...

As easy as it would be for me to take your bait, I find this to be another one of your idiotic posts.

If the OP is worried about fuel sitting in his carbs and damaging the components, he has...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-02-2019, 12:10 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,695
Posted By matt b
I hated my 38 when I had it on my first Amazon....

I hated my 38 when I had it on my first Amazon. Robs you of power, there's no reliability gain and it looks like a turd sitting in your engine bay. As Jack said: send your SU's to Ian and Eric and...
Forum: projects & restorations 05-01-2019, 10:49 AM
Replies: 996
Views: 163,594
Posted By matt b
That really sucks about your job. Any chance...

That really sucks about your job. Any chance you'd consider doing customer builds ? If you were to put in even 1/2 of the effort into another car, I feel like a lot of people would be interested in...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-24-2019, 02:23 PM
Replies: 996
Views: 163,594
Posted By matt b
You're making quick work of this repair and...

You're making quick work of this repair and upgrades Adam. I know it may not feel like it on your end, but it's impressive to see you flying through this phase of the car's life.

What happened...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-24-2019, 02:09 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 64,654
Posted By matt b
Sweet! Nicely done!

Sweet! Nicely done!
Forum: projects & restorations 04-23-2019, 06:16 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 64,654
Posted By matt b
What do you call a pedicure wheel ? Looking at...

What do you call a pedicure wheel ? Looking at your tools, it looks like we're using the same things on your Amazon and my blue 1800S. I think 90% of what I cut turns itself into a 1/4 inch layer of...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-22-2019, 11:07 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 64,654
Posted By matt b
Hit the inner portion of the panel with some acid...

Hit the inner portion of the panel with some acid or rust treatment. Good on you for doing the work properly instead of slapping body filler in there and making a Bondo sculpture.

What are you...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-19-2019, 11:33 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 64,654
Posted By matt b
If you're doing PC, then I agree that you're fine...

If you're doing PC, then I agree that you're fine with whatever you prefer. This car had a PC'ed grill, since I couldn't find anyone capable of polishing the aluminum 5 years and many states ago.
...
Forum: projects & restorations 04-18-2019, 11:09 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 64,654
Posted By matt b
Semi gloss hides dirt better.

Semi gloss hides dirt better.
Forum: projects & restorations 04-18-2019, 06:02 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 64,654
Posted By matt b
Good to have you back. You're doing that sedan...

Good to have you back.
You're doing that sedan justice, nice work! I wish I had a dash pad to trade you, it would clean up the interior of that car so much.
Forum: projects & restorations 04-16-2019, 05:27 PM
Replies: 996
Views: 163,594
Posted By matt b
Making some nice progress. In the time it took me...

Making some nice progress. In the time it took me to weld 1/2 of a door on the blue P1800, you got your hinge system figured out and the roof sanded. Impressive.
Forum: projects & restorations 03-18-2019, 03:04 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 64,531
Posted By matt b
Absolutely amazing, first the paint looking...

Absolutely amazing, first the paint looking perfect and then the engine looking brand new! This will have been a great restoration, I can't wait to see more progress.
Forum: projects & restorations 03-17-2019, 10:48 PM
Replies: 996
Views: 163,594
Posted By matt b
Have you decided on a color yet ? Is the...

Have you decided on a color yet ? Is the insurance company making any progress on the claim ?
Forum: performance & modifications 03-01-2019, 01:50 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,477
Posted By matt b
I have to chime in here.... I have bought parts...

I have to chime in here.... I have bought parts from Classic Swede, I had issues with the parts and I paid a mint for shipping. In addition to spending days tracking down someone locally who could...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-25-2019, 06:31 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 37,173
Posted By matt b
As much as I appreciate a good rack, a well...

As much as I appreciate a good rack, a well rebuilt box on these is plenty. Even with the fat tires I had on my last Amazon, the box that Ian and Eric had rebuilt was perfect for it.
Forum: projects & restorations 02-20-2019, 06:02 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 37,173
Posted By matt b
How do you manage fuel maps and injector flow on...

How do you manage fuel maps and injector flow on the Jenveys ? MS or are they pre-set ?
Forum: projects & restorations 02-20-2019, 02:42 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 37,173
Posted By matt b
That's part of the appeal. I honestly miss the...

That's part of the appeal. I honestly miss the smell of DCOE's walking into my garage right now.

Mike: interested to see how those play out for you. The brand definitely has a solid reputation,...
Forum: projects & restorations 02-11-2019, 10:46 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 64,531
Posted By matt b
:lol:

:lol:
Forum: projects & restorations 02-10-2019, 09:25 PM
Replies: 996
Views: 163,594
Posted By matt b
:zeeall:

:zeeall:
Forum: projects & restorations 02-10-2019, 09:24 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 64,531
Posted By matt b
Man, you have got to be happy! Looks straight as...

Man, you have got to be happy! Looks straight as an arrow.
Forum: projects & restorations 02-10-2019, 06:13 PM
Replies: 996
Views: 163,594
Posted By matt b
Same 3 yr old I spoke to when Danny, you and I...

Same 3 yr old I spoke to when Danny, you and I got wings in Seattle ? :lol:

I love your gauge cluster, can't say it enough.
Forum: projects & restorations 02-06-2019, 11:11 PM
Replies: 996
Views: 163,594
Posted By matt b
The leather and the paint didn't get along ? That...

The leather and the paint didn't get along ? That sucks..... I have had good success with canned upholstery paint but I have never tried a seat.
Forum: projects & restorations 02-02-2019, 04:55 PM
Replies: 996
Views: 163,594
Posted By matt b
G-Pop shop rocks, great to see lend you a hand....

G-Pop shop rocks, great to see lend you a hand. I've sent them 5-6 turbos over the years and never had an issue.
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