Comments for Jorge

🕐 05-27-20 8:48 AMJT
Photo 51199
By: JT
Just cleaned the carbs after some gunk build up on the outside.
🕐 10-22-19 9:15 PMJT
Photo 51177
By: JT
Hunting down an oil leak.

So I noticed there is a small oil leak on my garage floor now that the car has been sitting for a while. After a while of inspecting and following sources, I came across the following.

The head rests on the block and where you see the 2 arrows is a little bit of a ledge from the block. There is some oil pooled on top of the ledge. Looking around I see oil on the two plugs above circled in red.

I will have a better look tomorrow but I am thinking there should be no leaks from the plugs since they are plugs for water. Possibly coming from the valve cover seeping down that way? I need further investigating. However, just to be double sure, those two plugs are for water. Correct ???
🕐 08-12-19 8:58 AMcduckworth
Photo - 51128
By: JT
Beautiful car!
🕐 08-4-19 11:05 AMJT
Photo 51099
By: JT
Facet electric fuel pump installed.
🕐 08-4-19 10:54 AMJT
Photo 51103
By: JT
If you buy new CV rear axles from rimmer brothers make sure you tell them to check them prior to shipping. One of my axles arrived with a tear in the boot and it's almost impossible to get support from them. I patched it.
🕐 07-2-19 6:49 PMJT
Photo: 51058
By: JT
Getting closer to the day where I can see if it runs Smile
🕐 04-28-19 2:49 PMJT
Photo: 51004
By: JT
Contrary to what the Bently books says, You simply cannot slide the old tensioner out. It's too wide. You have to remove the retaining pin.
🕐 04-28-19 2:45 PMJT
Photo: 50999
By: JT
Do these timing marks look odd?

Original damper is the gray one. The new one is the black one. However, the timing marks on the new one for BTDC don't jive with the old ones. I know I can always just subtract 4 from the numbers to get it to match. Just wondering why its this way.
🕐 04-20-19 4:20 PMJT
Photo - 50962
By: JT
Powder coated a lot of things prior to assembly. Now I realize the front plate needs to be stripped. If the heat exceeds 400 degrees it will melt the powder coat and potentially run into the engine. Bad planning on my side.

Maybe I am wrong so am open to hear back from others.
🕐 03-17-19 4:43 PMJT
Photo 50927
By: JT
Time to start putting it back together.
🕐 03-17-19 4:42 PMJT
Photo 50925
By: JT
Trunk / boot lid turned out ok.
🕐 03-17-19 4:41 PMJT
Photo 50926
By: JT
Spent all day wet sanding and buffing today. Spring is here and I can do more work.
🕐 03-17-19 4:41 PMJT
Photo 50928
By: JT
Spent all day wet sanding and buffing today. Spring is here and I can do more work.
🕐 03-2-19 11:37 PMJT
Photo: 50894
By: JT
My favorite paint gun. Had it for 25 years or so. Optima 800. Its awesome.
🕐 03-2-19 7:42 PMJT
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By: JT
Getting ready to paint the hood. I found 1 minor imperfection that needs addressing so instead of just base and clear, I now need to use some glazing putty, then prime again, block then finally paint.
🕐 02-16-19 6:42 PMJT
Damaged scuttle
By: JT
Wow. I am so pissed ! I was pulling forward on the windshield frame to try and adjust it for my door windows. Little did I know I was pushing a bracket up from underneath the scuttle. Now I have these acute outward dings by the windshield.

Have not even finished putting the car together after painting!
🕐 02-15-19 1:47 PMJT
Photo 50766
By: JT
Ouch !
🕐 02-15-19 11:52 AMJT
Photo 50767
By: JT
🕐 02-15-19 9:58 AMJT
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By: JT
Gauges just sitting in place to see how they look. I had all the gauges refurbished at the gauge shop in the uk. They came back looking new. The total cost including shipping to the US was 397 sterling.

FYI, I just saw that Rimmer Brothers has all new gauges except speed and tack for a very reasonable price.
🕐 02-8-19 9:12 AMJT
More chrome.
By: JT
I am so impatient. I am starting to put things back together ahead of time. Mirror, door handles, seals etc ... I just cant wait till it's done !

Also, this shows the paint off really well. Not to bad for a garage paint job Smile

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