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Start of the pictures for the day.

Right off the bat I found the "rosetta stone" to the parts trove. That really helped. It also shows that the car has been jackstand bound for almost 10 years. Wow.

I started off by painting the LCAs. I'm not doing it for show purposes, but to provide some additional corrosion protection.

I test fit the rear brake disc. Apparently we purchased a brake kit, as there are matching discs for the front as well as SS braided brake lines.

I cleaned up the interior. I needed to crawl in there to get the rear seat out in order to change out the rear shocks.
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The original shocks, deader than dead.

A gratuitous shot of the door sill, just because I think it looks elegant.

Looks like I managed to handle the to do list.

On a bummer note, I noticed fluid dripping at the front of the car. When I had sufficiently cleaned the interior, I jumped in and tried pushing in the clutch. I wanted to sit there and play for a while. Unfortunately the clutch went to the floor and did not return. Yep, slave cylinder for the clutch had the line broken off right at the hose. Hopefully that is the only reason that fluid is leaking.

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Yup. Yup. You're replacing everything on the car made of rubber, right?

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That's the plan.

Today slowed to a crawl. I had intended to spend the day cleaning up hardware and brake items. Unfortunately a horse run in shed and an unscheduled, unexpected need to replace a front hub on the beater van hijacked most of the day.

An unexpected bonus was that my oldest son stopped by and removed the front calipers for me. That will make it easier to get all the calipers cleaned up and painted at the same time.

A wag on another message board has suggested a name for the vehicle, "Alfalfa"

It was a productive weekend, even though today was a fizzle.
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I called Wes Ingram, ordered his book and talked to him for awhile. He was very helpful.
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I've been gathering up information on how best to restart the car, after its lengthy slumber. I'm pretty sure it has its original fuel pump, fuel lines etc. I pulled the fuel tank 10 years ago, its on its way to the radiator shop for a boil. John was kind enough to send me a copy of his "bench checking a SPICA pump" document. Looks like there is quite a bit of fiddling to do.
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I was hoping for some serious progress this weekend. However, Mom and Dad are on the way through town, and family comes first.

I'll see what I can get done and post as progress occurs.
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flush all the fuel lines--crud happens in there. Brake hydraulic lines also.

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and replace the flex lines with new...

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Will do. That's just 1/2 inch flex fuel line carrying about 15psi, correct?

I'll pull the plugs this weekend and put a bit of MMO in to make sure the rings don't stick. What is the favored weight of oil? I've got a bunch of 5-20 Redline as well as a bunch of Amsoil 30wt break-in oil. Remember that it hasn't run in 25 years.
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What is viglink, and why does it keep underlining selected words that I post?
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Sorry, I meant the brake lines...I'm not familiar with SPICA cars. And Oh Lord don't get everyone started on oil again. I run 20W50, but really, whatever the owner's manual recommends...the underlined vigilink thing is some type of ad malware...don't click on 'em.
You're not going to replace the head gasket?

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I might run dyno 30w hi det for a while then drain while hot and refill with a good 20-50. I use 15-50 mobil 1 because of the zdp. Oil wars

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Oh Lord, no oil wars please.

I'm sorry, I know that it can be a touchy subject.

I'll blow nitrogen through the brake lines before sealing them up. Then gravity bleed before the final standard bleeding procedure. I have SS braided lines from the Centerline kit I purchased way back when.

I'll do a compression test before deciding on changing the head gasket. Given the discussion I've had with the prior owner, I probably have a head gasket change in my future.

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I pick up the fuel tank today. Also received a new slave cylinder and hose for the clutch and the bushings necessary to finish the axle install.

I took this Friday and next week off. I hope the time will be productive.
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