Wednesday, December 2, 2009

5th gear tune up...

Yesterday, I tuned the 5th gear. The pin shown on the picture prevents the selector (In the gear box) to go too far and to catch the reverse fork. To get the reverse fork, the lifting of the selector above the pin permits to grab the reverse fork.


Reinstalling the cover was not a walk in the park.


A magnetic screw driver is needed to reinstall the cover. I used petroleum jelly to stick the screw at the end of the screw driver.


Thursday, November 19, 2009

Ford regulator...

I have replaced the voltage regulator with a new electronic Ford regulator.

For a show car it might be worth to spend the $200 for an original looking one. This one was less than $11.



Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Rear bearing, fuel pump.

The rear bearing are humming. Someone try to open the dust cover and made a hole. The grease probably escaped and the moisture got in.


Dry as a bone.


I used a needle to inject some grease; hopefully this will help. I hope I don't have to change the bearings.

I got stuck again on the road. The fuel filter was clogged. I removed the filter near the pump and put it in the trunk.


I used pvc pipes to avoid the hoses to be crushed.


The owner can monitor the filter and eventually change it without any tools.


This is a temporary setup until the tank gets cleared up. Then, the filter can go back near the pump.



Tuesday, November 10, 2009

New starter

Here is the new starter:

Much smaller and liter than the original one (Almost 10 Kg less).




Monday, November 2, 2009

Fuel pick up and pressure

While testing the car, I got stuck. Turned out that the fuel pickup got clogged. The screen was already removed.

I have removed the end piece and cut the metal pipe like the end of a epidermic needle and made 2 holes on the other side to avoid suction in case of piece of dirt getting close to it.


Now, I am getting 4.5 psi at the carbs.



Sunday, November 1, 2009

Synchronization of the carburators...

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