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And the plan is to work on the car Thursday and Friday while the forecasted 2" of rain falls. I received everything I need to complete the headlight upgrade, I'll finish the fuel and vapor plumbing on the gas tank and hopefully be ready to go to the smog station Monday.

I need to clean and potentially repaint the grille. I assume that a matte black is appropriate. Anyone have any different thoughts?

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In Vancouver, locals have a way of judging the weather.
If you can see the mountains, you know it is going to rain.
If you can't see them, you know it is raining.

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In Seattle, the Rain Festival runs from Jan 1st to Dec 31st.
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Acura out of the shop tomorrow (a sordid tale of bearings, halfshafts, shop press mishaps and more bearings) and the GTV6 back in.

Back to our regularly scheduled program.


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I just got caught up on this. A few things I know for sure...

When you find it on blocks, I drove cross country and stole the wheels.

I donít know how you do car stuff with all that yard.

Itís hard to estimate, but the front end of that car is about 17 feet off the ground.
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Itís hard to estimate, but the front end of that car is about 17 feet off the ground.
I suppose you saw my solution earlier in the thread...

You guys are killing me. LOL

I've taken 4 days off, if the forecast didn't show two days of rain, I'd probably be working on the property. Work on cars during the winter, work on property the rest of the time. It's pretty unusual for us to have 2" of rain forecast at this time of year.

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"Work on cars during the winter"

But surely not like Veronica who likes to work on their Alfas when it's below freezing and snowing in eastern Oregon, lol.

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"Work on cars during the winter"

But surely not like Veronica who likes to work on their Alfas when it's below freezing and snowing in eastern Oregon, lol.


Oh no, she's way more hardcore. I need the workshop overhead, and a blazing heater!


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I need to clean and potentially repaint the grille. I assume that a matte black is appropriate. Anyone have any different thoughts?

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Different thoughts? Yes. DON'T paint the grille. Start with a good cleaning. Then, if more needed, mount it solidly on something to allow easy sand and "polish" of it. If you mask around the grille opening opening, you could mount it on the car. The grille is just bare plastic. The grille slats themselves are the easy part - nice and simple to make those really look great again. Worn out scotchbrite and some proper plastic cleaner works well. Finishing is more time consuming - there are foam tip inserts available to fit into a hand drill that will allow easy polishing. it will look WAY better than paint which will flake off and chip easily.
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Excellent point.

I have to vigorously clean it to paint it. Let's see what it looks like when I get there.


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Bummer, looks like I'm going to miss out on the smog shop Monday.



I'll run through the extra hoses I've stockpiled and see if I can find a short term stand-in. Looks like the aggressive work to loosen the clutch from the flywheel had unintended consequences.


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Bummer, looks like I'm going to miss out on the smog shop Monday.



I'll run through the extra hoses I've stockpiled and see if I can find a short term stand-in. Looks like the aggressive work to loosen the clutch from the flywheel had unintended consequences.


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In an unknown, old car that has been sitting for a long time, anything that is rubber and consumable needs to be replaced, from brake/clutch hydraulic hoses to brake/clutch hydraulic seals (master/slave cylinders and rebuild brake calipers) to fuel and coolant hoses and drive belts. This may seem excessive, but that is the only way that you know all of that stuff is good, and it will save a lot of headaches down the road!
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Both fuel line 180*s are done. The larger line was a bit more of a fight as my tooling was too small. A bit of heat helped.

I went to install, checked the fuel hose and discovered it was 30r7!

I've done a piss poor job of project management today. Hopefully tomorrow will be better.


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There is no reason to believe that any of this is "per spec". If you see anything out of place, let me know.

To save us, all, from needless typing, the blue hose is a 300 psi diesel rated hose on the tank to pump unpressurized leg.


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You probably know already, but the rubber sleeve goes under the clamp on the fuel pump. Bet you've already done that!
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You probably know already, but the rubber sleeve goes under the clamp on the fuel pump. Bet you've already done that!


Yes sir. But, I'll pull the brackets, clean and maybe paint them first. Making sure they are ready for another 30 years.

Due to the need to procure a clutch hose, my "need for speed" has abated.

I went to several McParts stores in an attempt to find proper fuel hose. I did finally find some, rated to 225psi.


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