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Re: 1971 Series 2a
« Reply #15 on: December 01, 2017, 11:13:30 AM »
Having a bitch of a time with the rear axle..
drum set screws frozen, drum frozen on hub flange.. BFH and 30 min of whacking didn't do much...

Needs fire?
Retired

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Re: 1971 Series 2a
« Reply #16 on: December 01, 2017, 01:30:16 PM »
I have a bic lighter compared to what I really should be using..

I don't want to go and rebuild these things.. was just going to do hydraulics and friction..
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Re: 1971 Series 2a
« Reply #17 on: December 01, 2017, 01:43:59 PM »
needs bigger hammer

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Re: 1971 Series 2a
« Reply #18 on: December 02, 2017, 12:45:53 PM »
Took some effort, but got all 4 drums removed yesterday.
This little impact driver really was the hero..  thanks for the recommendation.   I’ve had one in my tool box for years, never really gave it much consideration..

Marked the frame for surgery..
Traveling till Wednesday, so not much more going on.
 

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I now have 4 very not common cars and they are all red.. :o

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Re: 1971 Series 2a
« Reply #19 on: December 08, 2017, 09:20:41 AM »
old lump

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Re: 1971 Series 2a
« Reply #20 on: December 12, 2017, 10:08:32 AM »
Basic work on the Bulkhead completed...
Needs some TLC and a decision on coating.


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I now have 4 very not common cars and they are all red.. :o

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Re: 1971 Series 2a
« Reply #21 on: December 12, 2017, 10:22:24 AM »
can't wait to see one of those V6s under the hood and bedind a radiator to see where it all sits.
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oh lord!

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Re: 1971 Series 2a
« Reply #22 on: December 12, 2017, 10:32:14 AM »
im not going to cut the mounts out of the frame just yet..
want to wait till I have an assembled drivetrain to really test fit everything..

the bulkhead is actually on the wrong side of the outriggers in that picture, but the radiator panel sits in front of the forward crossmember..
people put small blocks and rover V8's in these things with only minor trimming..
I essentially have a Rover V8 minus 2 cyl..

it will fit,




I hope
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Re: 1971 Series 2a
« Reply #23 on: December 31, 2017, 07:27:24 AM »
80 degrees and sunshine coming tomand end...
Getting back to thinking about this....

As it sits now...

Rover axles stripped down.
Rear axle prepped and painted, ready for assembly
Front axle stripped, needs paint and waiting on some front end parts.

Taper leaf (parabolic) suspension on shop floor

Assorted brackets, backing plates, etc all dropped at sandblaster for prep and paint. (Using a new product.. U Tech industrial coatings)

Bulkhead repaired to stock, awaiting drivetrain placement for any final tweaks.
Some light body repairs done or in process as well.

Dauntless Engine dropped at machine shop
T176 in drop in condition, Buick bellhousing already on.
Tranfercase adapter on backorder... patiently waiting



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Re: 1971 Series 2a
« Reply #24 on: January 03, 2018, 10:32:40 AM »
 Hello Arie:
Hope your vacation was nice and WARM!!
Back to reality....
Your 225 Buick is all apart. Looks great inside.
Look up and see what you can get for 1st oversize pistons and rings.
Crankshaft looks good and will take standard size bearings.
Usual parts: Camshaft, lifters, timing set, cam bearings and soft pug kit as well as gaskets.
Believe it or not the timing cover/oil pump even looks good.
Get a oil pick up tube please.
This looks like a well cared for engine. good find.
Let me know what you can find.
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Re: 1971 Series 2a
« Reply #25 on: January 03, 2018, 10:58:38 AM »
that's the one that smike pulled, not one of the two I picked up right?
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Re: 1971 Series 2a
« Reply #26 on: January 03, 2018, 02:07:21 PM »
Commando engine smoke pulled...

1 of the 2 you picked up already sold...
The one I have left is a Buick odd fire (not a real dauntless)
I’m going to make a 226/t176 conversion package with spare units I have and warehouse..

I have a feeling this is package worth keeping for something in the future...
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Re: 1971 Series 2a
« Reply #27 on: January 08, 2018, 01:50:24 PM »
just got a whole host of brackets and stuff back from blast and paint..

used this new coating the buffalo stores sells..
same stuff freightliner uses on their chassis.. not a POR, but a DTM

post some pics later..
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Re: 1971 Series 2a
« Reply #28 on: January 12, 2018, 11:59:34 PM »
A heated garage fantastic......
Detached from house with a few fresh inches  :-


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Re: 1971 Series 2a
« Reply #29 on: January 14, 2018, 05:09:25 PM »
one more rover night tonight.. trying to get these axles back together...
I never wanted a red car.. always thought they were tacky and common...
I now have 4 very not common cars and they are all red.. :o