I know it was a pretty arduous task, and took a lotttt of patience. You need to be prepared to take each step in the sanding process, and if needed start over and repeat...
Looks like I may be going to a meet today, and it will prob be the last time i drive her before replacing the coolant nonsense...
Anyone who may be in the MD area, there is a meet by the bay bridge, at kent narrows, under the bridge...
I really need to stop with this procrastination and finish this damn coolant system ...
Picked up 6' of heater hose today, since my hose decided to break on me last time i had the car out...
It is supposed to be gorgeous tomorrow, so i may try and hit the links, but I am at least tearing everything out this weekend if noting else, and getting to the heater core... gotta check my floorboards for antifreeze too.
Does anyone have any experience with a heater core going bad? Would it be better for me to take out my carpet completely and clean out everything that may have leaked?
There is a way you can use a dremel to slice an opening in the a/c box to remove the heater core, without pulling the entire dash and a/c box.
Basically you just open a 'door', pull out the old core, slide in the new core, and re-seal the plastic up again.
Been there, done that...wasn't that bad.
I'll see if I can find the link.
Last edited by CajunSpike; 04-13-2012 at 03:49 PM.
Thanks, someone posted that up earlier in the thread ( may have even been you lol) but thanks for this link regardless!! Im not looking forward to tackling the job, but gotta do it lol.
Im more concerned about the coolant that leaked out eating away my floorboards. I want to make sure im good to go.
Soooo, its been a while since I have been able to update, but things have slowly been coming together... (although Matt is pretty much ****ting on me with his SICK interior in the red EA... touche sir)...
2 weekends ago I got the heater core replaced, new hoses ran, and 50% of my coolant hoses replaced... I had someone come in behind me a double check a few things just to make sure something more serious didnt happen to her.
Last weekend I FINALLY got the shift linkage replaced (it was shot), changed my oil to prepare for this warmer weather, even though it went from 80 to 50 in 24 hours... and found out my valve cover seal is leaking a tiny bit of oil. Already had the seal but needed the stem seals, which should be here today. Also got 2 new coolant sensors, and something else that i forget lol.
Went to the junkyard this weekend, and picked up a few more emblems for an eventual art project, as well as another quad badged grille with no broken tabs, and a sweet MOMO steering wheel out of an old Jag... may take a little finesse, but after some TLC she should be lookin nice.
Really glad I was able to build this car. It was a challenge but it would not have been so great if it were easy. Built in my garage with my tools. Burned up a small air compressor in the making of the car. Can't wait for the end of september
and what makes you think I care what you think?
Not YOUR car club
Sooo, even though I am MONTHS late in updating with any images, and I ironically didnt get to take a ton of photos of her (since I didnt really have a camera this year)... I figured I would upload the instagram / cell phone shots that I took leading up to and the weekend OF h2oi...
We had to re-paint the rear bumper and rear hatch from where we deleted the third brake light.
Got all of that done in time for the show, and got to wet-sand my hatch & hood.
I decided to order a cup kit for the cabby, and do away with the racelands that had haunted me for the past year or so. I only had time to get the rears swapped off, since I still need to build the fronts. I still havent gotten around to doing it yet, but hopeully will once the weather turns again.
So i was rocking the Vogtland Cup Kit on the rears, and the racelands ont he front, and event that change makes a WORLD of difference in the feel and handling (feels like im riding on clouds compared to the racelands lol)...
Got my decals made, went with a metallic Notre Dame-esq gold, in order to keep it stock but add a little something. I think they turned out awesome (pics below)... Overall I was pretty happy with the weekend. I got a lot of compliments on her, and on the paint which turned out great. (stock Mangrove Green paint code). Sitll need to fix my over-heating issue. Havent got a chance to replace the water pump, and I am thinking that I might replace the radiator for good measure, since everything else will be new at that point... a few good flushes and new parts later, hoping she will stay cool.
Also got a new plate made for her at the show... Fits the car lol.
Also, since H2Oi, I was able to track down horseshoes for my front seats, and a pretty mint single round grille with the aluminum trim, which i will get up before next spring.
But here are some of the latest pics...
^^One of the only pics I could find taken of my car...
Hopefully I will have time to clean up the engine bay for next year... Keeping everything original, including engine, just want to clean her up real good... Heard steam cleaner will work like a charm, so looking forward to getting to that... Just need better weather.
Last edited by JKerrDesign; 12-31-2012 at 11:10 AM.