Pat KParticipantOctober 5, 2022 at 7:05 amPost count: 2933
Parkway love yesterday. This ‘65 has been off the road for a while. Leake down test shows she still has some life left.
The fuel system is in rough shape. Carb was so varnished the throttle was stuck shut. Pulled it, tore down, and soaked it over night. Ready to come back from apart.
We will build it if it comes.John JonesModeratorOctober 7, 2022 at 6:04 amPost count: 13333
knock out them parkway projects!!! 😎 😎 😎
Proud and Stubborn 👍🏻Pat KParticipantOctober 10, 2022 at 12:37 pmPost count: 2933
Few pics from Friday’s progress. Pulled and cleaned the gas tank.
Pulled the motor for mount replacement. Pulled the flywheel to see why it was leaking. Main seal was ok, but the flywheel o-ring was missing.
New front trans mount also.
Assembled the carb, installed the motor. Fired right up.
Working on breaks today. Rears done, forgot a pic. Fronts underway. Bearing repack while it’s all apart.
We will build it if it comes.Pat KParticipantOctober 10, 2022 at 4:51 pmPost count: 2933
Well dang! Got everything back together, gas tank in, brakes bleed, engine fired up.
Stepped hard on the brake pedal to set the shoes and POP!
Old line out. New one ready for tomorrow morning.
We will build it if it comes.FranzParticipantOctober 10, 2022 at 10:14 pmPost count: 5403
Jim’s turkis car that we painted a few years ago is here for a transaxle re-seal job.
I ripped it all apart this evening, clean-up and assembly tomorrow.Pat KParticipantOctober 11, 2022 at 2:14 pmPost count: 2933
Replaced the rear brake hard line this morning. Went for a test drive.
Front brakes wouldn’t release completely. New front wheel cylinders and hoses and she’s good to go.
Contacted Eric, the owner, let him know where he’s at. Suggested a few more things that should be addressed. Time to order some parts.
We will build it if it comes.OmarParticipantOctober 11, 2022 at 5:57 pmPost count: 100
I love watching the parkway projects…blue beetles!tlambertParticipantOctober 11, 2022 at 8:14 pmPost count: 582
There always seems to be a shit ton of VWs in y’all’s area. Are most of these that come in for work from GJ or other towns away?
TimFranzParticipantOctober 11, 2022 at 9:05 pmPost count: 5403
Yeah there are a few bugs running around. We had a dealer in this town forever.
I spent a bunch of time cleaning parts today, then assembled the transaxle with new seals and plenty of 🤫silicone.John JonesModeratorOctober 12, 2022 at 7:48 amPost count: 13333
That project Franz is on is a PITA project… Possibly one we should have said no to.. but only time will tell… 😎 😎 😎 😎 😎 😎 Franz wanted him to have the trans rebuilt with some fresh parts and bearings… Now he has a reseal with all the same old pars in it….. 😎 😎 😎 😎 😎 😎 and probably be only a few hundo cheaper…
Proud and Stubborn 👍🏻John JonesModeratorOctober 12, 2022 at 7:52 amPost count: 13333
Pats parkway project started out small… but has grown into a larger job… At customers request! 😎 was just get it running.. now rebuild the front end…. 😎 😎 😎 😎 😎 😎
Parkway projects!!! There’s one more sitting outside..
We have to be careful which projects we take in…
We have big ol $100K resto’s to concentrate on also!!!!!! 😎 😎 😎 😎 😎 😎 😎 😎 😎
Proud and Stubborn 👍🏻FranzParticipantOctober 12, 2022 at 9:00 amPost count: 5403
“The customer is always right” 🙂 even when they are wrong 🙂
I think the dude is planning to flip Jim’s Turkis car…probably in the $20K range, which is still cheaper than the paint job was. Is anybody interested? I could pass a phone number along.FranzParticipantOctober 13, 2022 at 9:22 amPost count: 5403
I assembled everything into the 62 turkis and did an alignment yesterday. That was a good job. I had fun. 23 hours of work for a transaxle clean and re-seal.
Next up is the Java green 67, it has an oil leak too. Plus, a list of other items that don’t function correctly like the door locks and seat belts.
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