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Old 06-30-2012, 05:15 PM   #51
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Model A trivia!

What were these four suction cups used for?
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Old 07-01-2012, 06:36 AM   #52
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to hold a sign?
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Old 07-01-2012, 11:20 AM   #53
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to hold a sign?
Haha not quite. It's for a windshield defroster. It's basically a pane of glass with some wires running through it that attaches to those suction cups. You connect the wire to a connector underneath the dash and turn a knob on the dashboard and you finally have a clearer windshield
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Old 07-01-2012, 11:33 AM   #54
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Cool family project there. Maybe in 60 years, my grandson will restore my WRX!
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Old 07-01-2012, 11:41 AM   #55
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Cool family project there. Maybe in 60 years, my grandson will restore my WRX!
Just keep it out of the snow haha
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Old 07-01-2012, 03:08 PM   #56
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I like the story behind this car and your plans for it a lot

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Old 07-02-2012, 02:57 PM   #57
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good buddies uncle's car, he's in the magazine u A model boys subscribe to His name is Tim. Cheers, Aeion.



I've got more pics, if u want.
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Old 07-02-2012, 03:15 PM   #58
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I don't have the slightest clue as to why that pic up there was upside down...

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I like the story behind this car and your plans for it a lot

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good buddies uncle's car, he's in the magazine u A model boys subscribe to His name is Tim. Cheers, Aeion.
I've got more pics, if u want.
Haha I haven't subscribed to anything just yet. I probably will though as I've only just scratched the surface with this car. I'm not against more pics
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Old 07-23-2012, 12:23 PM   #59
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Not a huge update but something to prove that this car is still alive.

We picked up a battery for it last weekend and HOPEFULLY can get some work done on it after Thursday. Stay tuned folks! I know it's been a while.
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Old 07-23-2012, 04:17 PM   #60
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:thumbup: to the sympathetic resto. It's what Jay Leno did a few years back to his garage find Dusenberg.... minus having to pull the motor and freshen it up. I know you said that it was rebuilt before it was put away more than 30 years ago but, hopefully the same fate does not await you. In for results.

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Old 07-25-2012, 10:23 PM   #61
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Neat story time!

A little more backstory on the car: My grandfather lived in Omaha when he bought this car. His neighbor was a Model A enthusiast and mechanic. He's the one that actually rebuilt the motor before it was stored.

Several weeks ago, I went back up with the folks to Omaha for my cousin's wedding.

My grandfather came out to the wedding as well as his old neighbor who had done the motor work to the car. They were both EXTREMELY impressed with the progress that we have made on the exterior of the car.

As my dad and I were talking to Mr. Neighborguy, we learned that the water pumps in Model As fail quite regularly due to poor design. This man buys stock water pumps and rebuilds them using parts that he makes himself that are updated and correct the common issues of the part. How cool is that?! He told us to meet us at his house the morning after the wedding because he had a gift for us.

We showed up, bright and early, on the morning that we were leaving town and he met us at the door with one of his special water pumps and gave it to us for free. He was just happy that we're bringing the car back to life and wanted to make sure it stays that way for a long time to come.







As an added bonus that morning, his neighbor had a guest over that had what appeared to be a yellow Lamborghini Murciellago parked out front. It looked kind of strange to me when we pulled up so I didn't go ask about it when we pulled up. When we left, I got a better look at it. Then it hit me. I've seen a couple of websites that take Fieros and put Lamborghini-like stuff all over them while retaining the stock V6. And guess what this one was

I couldn't stop ing until we were back to the hotel

So there you go. Work should get done on the car this weekend. It's getting exciting!
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Old 07-25-2012, 11:33 PM   #62
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Great project!
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Old 07-25-2012, 11:54 PM   #63
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Great project!
Thanks!!
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Old 07-26-2012, 12:04 AM   #64
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Awesome thread is awesome!!

Cool your grandad and neighbor have such a great history, keep up the good work!
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Old 07-26-2012, 12:30 AM   #65
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Came in excepting some crapped out WRX.

Leaving satisfied.

GOOD LUCK

Edit:

By the by, the simplicity of this old car reminds me of this video. It really explains how a differential works beautifully.

Skip to about 2 minutes for the good stuff!


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Old 07-27-2012, 01:31 PM   #66
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Awesome video!! why didn't we have more vids like this when I was a kid?
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Old 07-27-2012, 03:19 PM   #67
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Alright folks, here we go. I'm making this post while we're working.

We got the wiring by the battery all wrapped up and safe again.



My dad got the Dremel out and was going to just get the insides of the terminals clean again and we discovered that the terminals were actually brass



So we decided to clean them up as well as we could. This is the result.



More to come later!
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Old 07-27-2012, 04:25 PM   #68
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THE BIG UPDATE | THE BIG UPDATE

After we got the battery terminals clean, we drained the oil. The drain plug had some crap built up in it, but that was easy to clean.



Next, we took the spark plugs out and the "straps" off to look down into the motor and see if it had any fluids resting inside that would cause it to hydro-lock.

Spark plug straps.


GIANT weird spark plugs. I've never seen any like these before.




The valves and tops of the pistons were dry and the cylinder walls looked alright

THE MOST EXCITING PART OF THIS PROJECT SO FAR

Next, we put the battery cables back in, and got them all secured. Now it was time for the battery....

We set the battery into its tray and made sure we remembered that it is POSITIVE ground. And well....I'll let the pictures tell the rest of this story.








ALL of the electrics work. ALL of them. I absolutely can't believe it. This car hasn't had any of these things operated since long before I was born and everything works. I'm speechless.

We also hit the starter "rod" to see if it would turn just fine and sure enough, it spun (quite fast) and the engine turned over just fine. We don't want to start it yet as we still have to sort out the crank pulley, but this is EXTREMELY exciting.

That's it for now guys. Stay tuned though, as this will be interesting all the way to the end.
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Old 07-27-2012, 11:57 PM   #69
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Ah! I'm excited too! So awesome!
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Old 07-27-2012, 11:59 PM   #70
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I'm going to try to push to have it running next week
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Old 07-28-2012, 09:10 PM   #71
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Well after a long day of work on the car, today, we got everything back together and have it turning over. For some reason, however, it's not getting spark. So we'll have to get all of that figured out and have another go tomorrow. I'll save the next update until tomorrow. It involves another very unusual happening and a new friend. Stay tuned.
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Old 07-28-2012, 09:20 PM   #72
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quick question, will this car drift? haha JAYKAY!

You got some good stuff going on with this car. Keep it up !
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Old 07-28-2012, 09:33 PM   #73
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Thanks man! Will do! Hopefully with some recent support, this should go pretty quickly.
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Old 07-31-2012, 12:12 AM   #74
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A small teaser for tonight. Will have an update tomorrow. Get pumped.

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Old 07-31-2012, 12:46 AM   #75
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Looking good, mate.
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