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Was that hose blue on the inside?

If so its for brake fluid.


It's from a diesel application. Good to 300 psi.


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It's from a diesel application. Good to 300 psi.

Thats good. The hose sold by the VW guys to connect the metal pipe to the brake master cylinder is blue with blue rubber on the inside.


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Well, crunch time is upon this project. I have to get this thing to the smog shop before the end of the month, or I'll have to wade into the DMV for new permits. I took tomorrow off, and have cleared any other tasks this weekend. I purchased 4 tires from tirerack, and they are to be delivered tomorrow.

Wish me luck.

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I can't believe the garbage that is sold now a days. I don't think these hangers are a year old. SMH

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Bob, the rubber looks age-cracked to me. Maybe sat on the shelf for a long time, or maybe just trash rubber. Common Buna N nitrile rubber should have held up better than that.
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I'll be looking around for a proper alternative.

Fuel system is very close to being buttoned up, just have to install the filler tube.



I'm not 100% happy, I may fettle it a bit more when I have time.

And, of course, I'll be checking for leaks once it's pressurized.


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I cannot remember the last time I replaced one of those doughnuts. After mounting/hanging the rear muffler, I do realign the front coupling as unstressed as possible, at least on the 164. Don't remember the connection on the GTV6.

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1994 164LS (~Q)
1972 Morgan 27

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And...we're done with the fuel system rebuild.



I should resize a clamp, but it's not worth the 2 hours to go into town, shop, and come back.

While I was finishing this, a most welcome purchase arrived.



The existing tires are a pair at 10 years, and a pair at 11. At least it wasn't 4 different tires... LOL


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What a thoughtful delivery.

The tires look good too.

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So, what brand, model, and size are the new tires?

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So, what brand, model, and size are the new tires?


I'm a tirerack clearance/sale shopper. These were their #2 ranked Ultra Summer tire. I wanted to get them in a 55, they only had 5 left and I got sniped while I completed the transaction. I settled for the 50 at $65 a tire.

Not bad.


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Wow, what a blast!

Got her down off the lift, warmed her up, and we took a tour around our country block. Just WOW.

The engine is sublime, the transmission shifts wonderfully, the steering is light and agile.

However, the brakes are garbage, the idle hangs and the speedo isn't working.

But, no fuel odor, I fixed the one leak at the filter.

Man, I'm thrilled.


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Hmm, haven't read up on those tires. When I can still get them, I've been buying the 16 inch Michelin PE2 Pilots, but they do cost more. No longer available in the 15 size that I have on the Milano, alas. Will have to look for another tire for that car, or go 16 for it as well.

Congrats on the short drive. Can be sweet, can't it.

BTW, might be coming through in the fall, maybe late Oct, visiting a cousin in Roseville before heading on to El Paso. I wonder...

Of course, I will try to make some of the National in Olympia this summer.

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Do you think she'd be ready for Coffee and Cars May 5 in Folsom? It's 80's themed!

'84 Spider Veloce...Why do I have a feeling this is going to be more expensive than my dog showing hobby was...
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