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Re: Carl's 61 Fleetwood
« Reply #120 on: June 06, 2016, 04:12:10 PM »
I painted my air cleaner and I hate it. 

I sprayed on sandals primer but because of the profile I just used a scotch brite to sand it down.  All it did was polish the unevenness.

I will sandblast the lid and try again with block sanding.
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Re: Carl's 61 Fleetwood
« Reply #121 on: June 07, 2016, 10:15:35 PM »
I painted my air cleaner and I hate it. 

I sprayed on sandals primer but because of the profile I just used a scotch brite to sand it down.  All it did was polish the unevenness.

I will sandblast the lid and try again with block sanding.

try wrapping some paper around a scothbrite pad, I do it all the time ,that way you will actually sand the primer down,not just polish it
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Re: Carl's 61 Fleetwood
« Reply #122 on: June 11, 2016, 06:32:42 AM »
There is wisdom among a multitude of counselors.

Again I want to thank you all.  I spent a year taking my car apart.  But that is the easy part.
I have now spent the first half of this year collecting pieces and putting it back together.

Next steps
. Finish rear end                                  $200
. Drive shaft   carrier bearing u joints  $500
. Brake kits and lines                           $1200
. Engine Rebuild                                  $4000
. LH manifold                                      $200
. Exhaust                                            $600
. Body Mounts                                    $600

I hope to have all of this done by the time the snow melts next year.
I do not think my budget will allow me to work faster then that.

This will allow me to put the body back on by next spring.
These are my plans.  But plans and life change.  Hey you need a goal or you will never do anything.
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Re: Carl's 61 Fleetwood
« Reply #123 on: June 11, 2016, 10:07:39 AM »
Is there any benefit in replacing the wheel lugs while the axle is apart.
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Re: Carl's 61 Fleetwood
« Reply #124 on: June 11, 2016, 06:44:42 PM »
Well I just need to make an adapter plate for my press. The seals and gaskets will not be in till the end of next week.  So no hurry.
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Re: Carl's 61 Fleetwood
« Reply #125 on: June 16, 2016, 09:48:09 PM »
I really feel like I have ADD working on this Car.  I cannot do one thing at a time.  I just ordered a Caswell plating kit.  I hope to restore all of my yellow chromate parts.

Question on the carb.  Was it yellow.  It appeared the authenticity manual said it was yellow.  But I have never seen one this color.
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Re: Carl's 61 Fleetwood
« Reply #126 on: June 23, 2016, 05:54:00 PM »
I just wanted to see something blue. It makes it look like there is progress when there is not.
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Re: Carl's 61 Fleetwood
« Reply #127 on: June 23, 2016, 07:59:29 PM »
Now that's progress! 😀
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Re: Carl's 61 Fleetwood
« Reply #128 on: June 23, 2016, 08:04:30 PM »
awesome
nothing like a splash of colour to reignite the passion for working on your car!
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Re: Carl's 61 Fleetwood
« Reply #129 on: June 23, 2016, 08:27:54 PM »
But on actual progress. I pressed on the axel bearings tonight. One axel is longer then the other and it was nearly to long for my press.  I had to. Compress the jack by 1/4 of an inch to get it on.  Either tomorrow or Saturday morning I will be buying new nuts and washers for reassembly. I hope my nut and bolt shop keeps copper washers on hand.
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Charles Kettering