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PostPost by: RichardHawkins » Fri Sep 01, 2023 7:30 pm

Simon,

Good to hear you are being cautious.

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PostPost by: 2mAn » Fri Sep 01, 2023 7:52 pm

Thanks Richard. I definitely figured I should "stress-test" it after flipping it over because I'm leaving town today and I dont want my parents to deal with a "surprise" It held up well

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PostPost by: 2mAn » Tue Sep 05, 2023 6:09 pm

Back at home, I got a few minutes to blow this thing apart. Bearings all look good. The rotor, not so much. Plan is to get new rotors, fresh grease and anything else suggested here

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PostPost by: 2mAn » Mon Oct 02, 2023 6:51 pm

While taking the front knuckles apart I reached out to Don Thompson to see if he wanted to sell his rotors from the parted out FHC. He was and so I headed up to see him. Interesting that the front rotors are smaller than the rears. I wasnt expecting that.
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Also was able to pick these up thru a member here!
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Excited to be getting closer and closer to a roller. The car is getting some fantastic parts. Its a good feeling.
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PostPost by: 2mAn » Mon Nov 20, 2023 5:49 am

Bumping this back as I finally am starting to make some progress. I used some paint remover to get the half-crusty paint off the dust shields. My question is related to this yellow-ish color. Is this the original primer? I noticed some on the hub also.

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PostPost by: 2mAn » Sun Nov 26, 2023 5:14 am

Thanksgiving weekend means a mini update on the project. Doesn’t look like too different from before though

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I took the upper wishbones to install since I now had the rose joint ends from TTR. Overall was nice and easy... but then I noticed that there’s a huge gap of smooth area to wear the nuts bottom out. I’ll have to reach out to TTR but if you guys know what’s the solution to this I’d appreciate it

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PostPost by: Uturn » Sun Feb 11, 2024 6:55 am

https://youtu.be/-7eloXr2iak?si=xfrxce9KLoOdRSOt

Pat Vegas isn't getting any younger... LoL
Any updates?
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PostPost by: 2mAn » Sun Feb 11, 2024 7:12 am

The studio of the The Tuman Show is getting an upgrade so all of the progress has paused…

I’m also at a crossroads about whether to get the Stainless Steel dust covers or just finish stripping the steel and repainting them.

Love the link though, put a smile on my face.
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PostPost by: The Veg » Wed Feb 14, 2024 1:32 am

Uturn wrote:https://youtu.be/-7eloXr2iak?si=xfrxce9KLoOdRSOt

Pat Vegas isn't getting any younger... LoL


And I'm still sad that Lolly is no longer with us.
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