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post #16 of 52 (permalink) Old 05-05-2008, 08:05 PM
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Ahh yes, open your wallet and your calendar and let the good times roll! Mine started just like this, with the exhaust and brakes- that's all it needs for a few months honey, I swear
Wishing you lots of patience and an understanding spouse/significant other. Keep us posted on your progress with more pix.

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And this is why everyone who hasn't already, should replace their brake lines...



Finally found some more time to work on the car. Some parts were on backorder, and started a new job... More pictures soon!
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How about an exterior photo of your car? What year is it anyway?

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And this is why I'm replacing the exhaust system...



The car would start, but wouldn't rev. Until I punched a hole in the rusty front muffler.
All the mufflers were rusted and full of squirrel nests and acorns.
Too funny- definitley not a free flow system! The new pipes should make a difference, I'm sure! I'm with you- my Duetto will always be a driver, not a show car- but there are some amazing restorations on this board! I'm currently prepping for paint, all the mechaniclas have been gone through. Love the color of your GTV- good luck!

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How about an exterior photo of your car? What year is it anyway?

1974 GTV2000

Here's a pic of the garage I picked it up from...
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wow...how did you come across such a find?

I'm heavily considering a purchase as soon as I can get a garage of my own to work in.


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1974 GTV2000

Here's a pic of the garage I picked it up from...
Um, that's no garage; that's a disgrace. Glad you rescued that car.

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First ride around the neighborhood! How many things left to fix can YOU spot!

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Ok, it sounds like you are running a slant six just like I had in my 63 Plymouth Valiant

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It did sound good for the two laps I did around the neighborhood with just the headers on...

But I finally got the full system mounted. Pictures later. Some welding was needed...

Anyways, on to the next task. Lights, and getting them all working.
Anyone know where I can get new bulbs?
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How is the restoration going?
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Slowly. Found some time today to replace the leaking water pump. Found a 1.5" socket, but didn't notice that it was a 3/4" drive before I got home. And all my extensions are 1/2" at biggest.

No problem. We can make it work.


Took a while with the electric impact wrench to get the crankshaft pulley nut off.


Found that I could just pull the pulley half way off to make enough room to remove the waterpump. No need to pull it all the way off.

And yes, I'm going to clean the caked on oil off the engine before I put everything back together. Looks like a head gasket leak on the intake side.
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Hey, that balancing holes in crank's pulley maybe saying that this engine was a nice prepared twink cam motor! Go ahead and keep us informed...
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Figured while I had this all apart, might as well replace the crank seal. Got the old one out after modifying my gear puller with the angle grinder.


The new seal is sitting in the freezer. I couldn't get it in when it was warm, and didn't want to beat the snot out of it and damage the block or the seal.
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Success!



Hopefully can finish up the rest of bolting it back together later on this week.
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