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Old 12-30-2018, 07:38 PM
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It's happily busy in it's new home. Thanks for the tip on the HF wrenches, that's what I'm waiting on.
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Public Service Announcement: Be sure of your metals. Turns out that 993 muffler brackets aren't stainless after all, but are mild steel underneath what looks like nickel. Well, it looked like nickel, kinda hard to tell now that it's in solution with the HCl. Maybe 3 days was too long in the tank.

Anyway, I'm sure they'll look nice in some high-temp black paint.
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Even stainless can be attacked. Does a standard magnet stick to it? Stainless is almost non magnetic.
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I tried the magnet after I noticed the new look - it stuck.

Poor order of operations yields poor results.
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Perhaps a kind work colleague of yours would offer you a much newer ride at a very reasonable price that wouldn’t require all this effort. A daily driver to keep a smile on your face while you work on this one for the next decade. . You know where to find me.
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If only you hadn't sold that sweet cargo van...

...because if this project takes years I'll have to live in a van.

Today was for lights, following recipes that have proved out for others. Disassembled the headlight and foglight modules to be ready for incoming replacement glass from EBag. Ordered up HID headlight bulbs and LEDs from Bergvill, Moriomoto projectors from theretrofitsource, and LED high beam bulbs from Cyclops. With any luck the HID+LED high beams will double as laser cannons.

The foglights were yellowed inside but now ride eternal, shiny and chrome. Witness me!
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Poor mans oil line wrenches is harbor fright cheap but big wrenches one mm too small and ground open to just fit.
Turns out that the Horrible Freight 15-piece service wrench set includes a 33mm, which was a perfect fit.
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Victory is ours.

I was glad to have Paul's help - he kept squinting at the big lump in the back of the car and had the good sense to lash the chassis to the lift arms. Even if the weight change didn't destabilize, there was some risk of pushing the car off the lift when easing it down to the rollybench.
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My idea was to land the engine and trans on the table using wood blocking, which worked OK but isn't terribly stable. Paul suggestion #2: landing gear.
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My idea was to land the engine and trans on the table using wood blocking, which worked OK but isn't terribly stable. Paul suggestion #2: landing gear.
You built that fast. Hey, weren’t you supposed to be at work today?
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