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    Thread: A TCL First? '67 Rolls Royce project thread...

    1. Geriatric Member Chapel's Avatar
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      11-27-2011 10:29 AM #326


      Did a tow truck follow you the entire way home?

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      11-27-2011 11:27 AM #327
      Quote Originally Posted by Chapel View Post

      Did a tow truck follow you the entire way home?
      thats a good one!

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      11-27-2011 11:42 AM #328
      lol

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      11-27-2011 01:38 PM #329
      Quote Originally Posted by Chapel View Post


      Did a tow truck follow you the entire way home?
      Haha thankfully we made it in one piece
      Though it was pretty slow going but it churned right along

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      11-27-2011 05:57 PM #330
      As the requester of the exhaust-free revs, I grant ye 1 Billion Internet Points!

      Car sounds pretty bad-ass without mufflers!

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      11-27-2011 08:19 PM #331
      Quote Originally Posted by WRXGuy View Post
      As the requester of the exhaust-free revs, I grant ye 1 Billion Internet Points!

      Car sounds pretty bad-ass without mufflers!
      woohoo!

      yeah it sounds ok in the video, in real life inside the car it was just nasty sounding noise... just loud, not even an exhaust note

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      11-28-2011 12:52 PM #332
      back up top for the monday crowd.

      and an update on the previous owner front - the lawyer of one of the siblings of the original owner has passed along my request for information to the second (i think...) owner, who was the original guy's son.


      fingers crossed for some interesting tidbits

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      11-28-2011 01:08 PM #333
      Quote Originally Posted by ValveCoverGasket View Post
      welding up the new/used pipes



      How did you keep it straight? Did you mark it down the length that you cut off (plus!) so that you had reference marks or did you have to dry fit it first?
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      11-28-2011 01:15 PM #334
      i guess its hard to see in the pictures but it was tacked up with 2 of us holding the whole mess up while bob welded a few spots together.

      when it came out of the car it was holding itself together


      the tricky part is since the front attaches on those two round joints, and the rear section attaches to the single round joint halfway down the car, the angle of each part of the exhaust can be adjusted... and it still needs some adjusting since it definitely bumps into one of the cross members.

      but, not a big deal for now...

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      11-28-2011 01:39 PM #335
      Quote Originally Posted by ValveCoverGasket View Post
      words words words words...
      So, dry fit and tacked, eh?
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      11-28-2011 01:43 PM #336
      yup, that one.


      still needs adjusting. and might have another patch to make on the front muffler.

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      12-13-2011 02:34 AM #337
      started in on the brake work late last week. made some pretty good progress removing some of the extra hard lines and crap for the front height control.

      anyway... pictures!



      first time all the wheels have been off. those backwards threaded left hand side lugs are confusing


      original front brake hoses, in talking to the parts guys they havent made this "fish scale" hose for these things for more than 20 years... so these are well overdue for replacement




      big pile of new hoses (21 in all!). we wont be using a couple of them since i got rid of the front height control...




      this is the front height control valve...




      and new hoses!




      both front caliper sets are done now. i still have a fair bit of work to do draining and resealing the reservoir and changing out the low pressure pump feeds and return lines to the tank, but thatll wait for another night.
      after those are done therell still be 10 more hoses to redo for the rear height control and rear brakes. it never ends! but i hope to be bleeding and pressurizing things by the end of the weekend.

      on the plus side none of the hardware is seized up and everything is coming free easily enough.

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      12-13-2011 03:37 AM #338
      Quote Originally Posted by Chapel View Post
      Did a tow truck follow you the entire way home?
      Never has an image been so perfectly captioned!

      Love the progress! I'm sure I missed it, but why ditching the front height control? I admit to thinking there has to be a way to mod it to allow frame laying just to piss off the TCL stance nazis.
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      12-13-2011 09:58 AM #339
      Great! Now if I could finish my little projects on my cars...

      Keep it comin'.
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      12-13-2011 11:18 AM #340
      Quote Originally Posted by atomicalex View Post
      Love the progress! I'm sure I missed it, but why ditching the front height control? I admit to thinking there has to be a way to mod it to allow frame laying just to piss off the TCL stance nazis.
      i guess its more front level control than height... so even at its lowest the car wouldnt really drop any significant amount. as for why remove it... rolls royce themselves deemed the system dangerous (the idea was that it would level the front of the car at all times, including during corners!) after making ~7000 shadows that they stopped installing it on cars after chassis number 7404, and recommended that it be capped off on early cars built with the system.
      our car has long since had the front suspension rams removed, so we were left with a couple of valves and a whole mess of hardlines running around the front of the car. i figured why not get it all out of there since its not being used, and itll make things look a little cleaner under the hood.

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      12-13-2011 11:23 AM #341
      I always enjoy seeing progress in this thread.

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      12-13-2011 03:33 PM #342
      Quote Originally Posted by ValveCoverGasket View Post
      i guess its more front level control than height...
      Those are good reasons. [/Linus voice]
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      12-15-2011 02:29 AM #343
      had a little bit of a set back with some seized up - and then broken - fittings on one of the rear hard lines... after which i discovered a few more hard lines on the back were more or less seized up also, so new lines will be made this weekend or early next week... tools for that are now on their way! right after bodywork, bending hard lines is on my short list of things i absolutely hate doing...

      anyway, the reservoir is now all cleaned out with new filters and the new pump feed lines on. should be able to tackle swapping the rest of the soft lines by the end of the weekend, at least those without seized fittings.

      im having a hard time finding 3/8-24 bubble flare fittings (seems most bubble flare fittings are metric ) but i think i have enough clean fittings from the hardlines im removing up front to cover me for what i need...

      also the ball bearings ill be using (the rolls royce approved method, apparently!) to block off some of those now unused ports up front should be here by the end of the week so i can finish up with that over the weekend if i get really ambitious


      pictures to come soon

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      12-15-2011 03:11 AM #344
      Nothing to say.... just that I'm still reading and anticipating the outcome.

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      12-15-2011 12:19 PM #345
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      pictures to come soon
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      12-16-2011 05:08 AM #346
      cool project - I am guessing parts are expensive

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      12-16-2011 05:23 AM #347
      Quote Originally Posted by ValveCoverGasket View Post
      i guess its more front level control than height...
      Based on that, I fully concur with your reasoning. Too bad it wasn't more functional... Could have been fun.
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      12-16-2011 10:35 AM #348
      Quote Originally Posted by 330iZHP View Post
      cool project - I am guessing parts are expensive
      it really depends on the parts... the transmission and rebuild parts were incredibly expensive... most of the chrome and stainless trim stuff is expensive (even in so-so used condition).
      but there are certain mechanical bits that are shared with other BL cars of the era, and those arent really too terrible.

      for example when i replaced the coil i got a generic msd one... but the spark plug wires we had to buy cost a fortune because of the special screw-on ends.

      on the plus side, they made lots of shadows, so used parts are available... so its not impossible to track stuff down online and through the couple of RR specialized wreckers.

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      12-16-2011 10:37 AM #349
      Quote Originally Posted by atomicalex View Post
      Based on that, I fully concur with your reasoning. Too bad it wasn't more functional... Could have been fun.
      agreed.
      in fact these cars are known for wearing out their springs - especially the rears - so our back end is actually lower than factory.

      in my last summit order i grabbed some rubber H spring spacers to lift that up a bit so our rear hydraulics arent working full time to make up for the saggy springs.
      im actaully going to raise the car!

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      12-16-2011 10:43 AM #350
      Quote Originally Posted by ValveCoverGasket View Post
      im actaully going to raise the car!
      Stance Police alert!!!! Lifted Rolls in aisle TCL!!!!
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