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by drummond
Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: replacing cross member nuts
Replies: 15
Views: 2070

Re: replacing cross member nuts

This is How I repaired my problem. One stripped bolt led me to this issue :shock: All of the bolts captured collers had rusted and split letting two of the bolts that I tried to undo spin. had to cut them off. I cleaned out the box and copied the horizontal tube that was there for the new vertical b...
by drummond
Sun Oct 28, 2018 11:16 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Stuck Piston
Replies: 18
Views: 2898

Re: Stuck Piston

Try vinegar first, it will dissolve the rust, if that is what has made it stuck. couple of days should free it up.
by drummond
Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:38 pm
Forum: Photos and Stories
Topic: 2 years renovation project first drive
Replies: 9
Views: 4066

Re: 2 years renovation project first drive

Hi Carl Yes, my wife and I frequently go down the GW to Mount Vernon for a pleasant evening drive. We also frequent the Katie's car and coffee events on Saturday mornings (although it did stop for a while as I was working on the fiat). I am sure we will hook up sometime. Do you go to any of the DC f...
by drummond
Sun Sep 02, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Photos and Stories
Topic: 2 years renovation project first drive
Replies: 9
Views: 4066

Re: 2 years renovation project first drive

1st drive was good, went around the block a couple of times. Now I will let it sit for a week and see what leaks? next thing is alignment, its out a little bit. Steering box may need to be tightened? but I have not driven the car before so I don't know how its supposed to feel :) Being used to moder...
by drummond
Sat Sep 01, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Photos and Stories
Topic: 2 years renovation project first drive
Replies: 9
Views: 4066

2 years renovation project first drive

Two year renovation project hits the road! https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/640x480q90/922/iamIHu.jpg https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/640x480q90/922/qoQAhH.jpg https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/640x480q90/921/FupOBM.jpg https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/640x480q90/923/MKYtD0.jpg https://imagi...
by drummond
Thu Aug 30, 2018 10:42 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Hydraulic Handbrake
Replies: 7
Views: 1521

Re: Hydraulic Handbrake

That's funny carl!!

That is exactly the problem I am trying to avoid! :D My house is on a slope of a hill. and when the neighbors park their cars on either side there is about a two foot gap
I do have another alternative, I have a pair of airplane wheel chocks :lol:
by drummond
Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:51 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Hydraulic Handbrake
Replies: 7
Views: 1521

Hydraulic Handbrake

Has anyone tried to install a Hydraulic handbrake for their spider?

The standard cable is pretty weak!
by drummond
Fri Jun 29, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: Photos and Stories
Topic: 75 spider build
Replies: 159
Views: 34751

Re: 75 spider build

Great pictures Beek! Keep them coming.
I can confirm some of my resto work is correct :)

Appreciate a the work you are doing!
by drummond
Fri Jun 29, 2018 10:53 pm
Forum: Tech Questions and Advice
Topic: Oil spewing from this bolt hole??
Replies: 12
Views: 1978

Re: Oil spewing from this bolt hole??

Thanks Jim for the bolt Specs. Makes it easier to get the right ones first time. good tip on the copper washer much appreciated! This body had so much bondo on it, I really had no choice, either scrap it or have some fun! It was free and I did not feel right letting it go to the scrap yard. The runn...