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Progress: tranny ready and tank painted

drooartz

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Well, the H1N1 flu didn't provide as many free days as hoped, but I'm still making some progress. Today was a warm and reasonably wind-free day, so once I got home from work I was able to get some bits painted. The big star was the fuel tank, with a few other miscellaneous bits done up in classic black Rustoleum as well. One saw horse, two coat hangers, and some cardboard and I was in business.

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<span style="font-style: italic">Tank in primer</span>

As part of this process I also learned that a trailer makes for a nice outside workbench, and keeps errant paint overspray off the ground. The only issue I ran into was my initial less-than-stable coat hanger engineering. The tank slipped out of them once, with only minimal scuffing and no other damage. A little rethinking of the hangers and all was well.

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<span style="font-style: italic">Painted tank</span>

Yesterday I got in my Moss order with a few new bits for the transmission. A new rubber plug and new tail shaft seal were installed between coats of paint on the fuel tank. I also pressed in a new bushing on the clutch fork and got that reinstalled as well. The transmission is now essentially ready to go, just waiting on the paint to dry on a few pieces.

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<span style="font-style: italic">New tail shaft seal</span>

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<span style="font-style: italic">Clutch fork and new throw-out bearing</span>

I also had a nice surprise when I get home, in the form of a box from Classic Tube with my new brake lines! This will be Sunday's project if all goes well. Once those lines are in, I'm just a fuel system install away from being able to install the motor. Woohoo!
 

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glad to watch keep the pics coming - looks awesome!
 

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Maybe you will be quicker than I was, but one day may not be enough for all the brake lines. Don't forget the clutch line too. Take your time and get it looking perfect!
 
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These are all pre-bent lines, so I'm hoping they'll go smoothly. I'm in no rush, though, especially since I broke a line 2 weeks ago when I was still trying to bend them myself. A good lesson! I'll move much slower this time.
 

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I replaced all the brake lines in my wifes Midget and did all the bending by hand. Bought the copper Nickel alloy, very easy to bend unlike the steel ones.
Dan
 
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I was originally using the copper/nickel lines from Moss, but wound up with trouble with one of the runs and broke the line. Probably user error.
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A question regarding the clutch and brake lines attached to the firewall going over to the master cylinder - oil line on top and clutch line on the bottom with the clutch line crossing under the oil line near the master cylinder - is that correct? A photo of a correct installation would help.
 
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That's a great question, Ray. If you get an answer, I'd love to know!
 

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Didn't mean to hijack the thread but thought we both probably needed to know.
 
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Jack needs to take us some pictures!
 

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From this picture (B/E database) and my pics of my car they appear to cross over near the MC.

Paul
 

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Who says Jack has it right, I just made em fit.
 
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