Managed to knock it off a set of jack stands. Fortunately it was all in slow motion and landed mostly in mud. Although in the process I managed to pin my floor jack under it all and possibly puncturing the fuel tank. FML. In the meantime....a friend and I have brainstormed a new project for it. Lets just say it's going to require custom motor mounts to be made.
Last edited by DubbinChris; 11-23-2011 at 01:35 AM.
Yesterday I installed a brand new blower motor. Went fine but this aftermarket POS only blows about half as much air as the OEM fan. Guess I'll be looking for a real one soon enough....at least it's quiet and doesn't send smoke through the vents.
Ahhh...might have gotten the non-AC version...anyone know if that's a less powerful fan? Can't seem to find anyone selling the AC version so I may have to call one of my contacts...
Last edited by JohnBarleyCorn; 11-26-2011 at 10:48 AM.
Some idiot pulled out in front of me and I avoided him and took out the curb and front passenger wheel/suspension. Cop wouldn't write a report because he didn't witness it?! And the guy was there admitting fault in front of the cop. I hate people. Hoping the subframe/body aren't screwed up. Should have just hit the guy....then I'd be fine as far as the report/insurance goes.
Don't know yet how bad it is. Steering rack didn't seem right and obviously control arm, tie rod, and other stuff is f'ed. Body damage limited to the fender where the wheel is jammed into it. It started raining and being crappy and I was late for work and everything sucked so I have yet to get under it. Dropped it at the shop and letting them fix it. If it was my fault I'd fix it myself, but the other guy will end up paying for it (eventually) so I'll let someone else get dirty.
I'm failing at welding in new corners on my '85 Quantum Wagon, does anyone have any suggestions or donor doors? (I need to fix this for PA State Inspection... for better or worse)
I have the wire feed mig welder w/ flux core wire-speed 25 voltage 1 (lowest setting) I was also messing around w/ a stitch welder on an arc welder.
My last attempt to put a final patch in there I had the patch metal on top of the door and tacking it in, the heat kept warping the metal back and off, I'm thinking I might have to lap weld the patch metal on pulling the patch out from the inside, so the door's on top.
I took possesion of title to my new to me 1986 syncro.
Silver, Grey and black cloth interior, manual windows and mirrors.
The good...nearly new Bently came with car
The bad ....Glove box is a mouse condo
Despite the mouseyness I would put the interior at a solid 8 outa 10 perhaps a 9
Exterior overall is quite good not a speck of rust on this car and several minor dings on drivers side fender both doors at same level, same event ?
Missing the cross bars for rack
Car was pulled into the barn it is sitting in 2 years ago to change water pump. Gentleman who owns car was having someone else do water pump. It never got finished.
New water pump is on now and new timeing belt to follow soon. Did a complete inspection of all vacume lines and electrical connections. found crack in the vacume line for steering and a connector off under that drip pan below windshield. 4 prong round? at speedo cable module? anyone know if there is a rational as to why one would pull that connector?
Anyways I am dang pleased with this car will be reading Bently for a few days before I return to finish it and with luck drive it outa that barn.
Fixed the center diff lock (was missing the connecting piece for the servo.)
Patched a crack in the rear servo. Center lock works... reluctantly. Rear, still doesn't work. Need to start picking thru the vacuum system.
Fixed dead LF speaker (yay! Stereo sound!) Found out why the radio has no reception: antenna cable lacks an end.
A piece of wire stuck into the antenna jack, and I have FM again.
Found out that there are rear speakers; but they seem to lack wires....
Found some mystery corrosion on the lock pump. Cleaned that up, check locks; working! Yays!
Then, I got home. And, it failed to lock again.
Replaced the valve stem on the RF wheel. After kicking myself for not replacing it Monday, when I had the tire off to clean up the corroded wheel.
Still trying to come up with a name for it. These things take time, ya know?