What did you do to your Finnie today?

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Post by Tomas03 » Wed 25 Feb, 2015 10:42 pm

Mercmad wrote:Loaded her onto a truck for the long ride to Adelaide.
Can't wait. :dance: :bounce:

According to the tracking system it is on a train somewhere, due in my driveway next Tuesday. :clock:
It's good to hear it run. Man does it sound like a truck. What's with the blue light on the the sunshield Ron?
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Post by Mercmad » Thu 26 Feb, 2015 8:54 pm

Thje blue light was joke. In NZ in my younger days ,any car which was towing a trailer at night had to have a blue light on the roof. So I found that in the shed one day and stuck it on. Yes,the mufflers are a bit rorty.. especially as it unleashes the full throated roar of 50 HP. See on the top of this Bradford ...(google that,great little trucks)
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Post by Bartman4800 » Tue 03 Mar, 2015 4:13 pm

I worked on Kermit last long weekend, and got my donor car pulled out of the scrub to take bits off.

One of the things I swapped was the 14" wheels and tyres. Kermit has got 13" wheels.
When I replaced the last wheel, I noticed this:

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I knew the tyres were 20 years old, from the data stamp in the side. But the scary thing was, that the seller took me for quite a spirited drive through the Adelaide hills when I went to purchase it.

These tyres could have blown out any minute.

Gentlemen check your tyres!

Furthermore I replaced all brake hoses for new ones.

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Post by Tomas03 » Wed 04 Mar, 2015 9:14 pm

Arrived in my driveway :dance:
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Post by McGavin » Thu 05 Mar, 2015 6:51 am

Well done, congratulations. [emoji106]

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Post by Tomas03 » Sun 08 Mar, 2015 6:40 pm

New door seals in the wagon.
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Post by Bartman4800 » Mon 09 Mar, 2015 5:57 pm

I started to cut the rot out of Kermit.
It is concentrated on the front of both sills.

I had to reconstruct a bit of the jacking support, but overall was actually quite good for a 53 year old (Australian Assembled) car.
I had some aftermarket jacking supports, and I cut one up to make the reinforcement.

Note how much grott was actually inside the sill....

Once all is together I will fill the sills with Mike Sander's grease or something similar.

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Now I've decided to not go any further until I have sorted out Argon Mix gas and Solid Wire. The fluxcore does not give a great result when welding thin steel.

The other side should be easier, because there is less rot.

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Post by Mercmad » Mon 09 Mar, 2015 9:34 pm

That is pretty darn good inside actually. One I did here last month required full sills either side and chassis rails in the front. This is a German built car and the other one I am doing for Drew is almost rust free and is OZ built. Normally it's the OZ built finnys which seem to rust held together with bog.
With your flux core mig wire,have you reversed the polarity ?

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Post by Jeremy » Mon 09 Mar, 2015 11:15 pm

I just finished doing this exact job last week, though mine were slightly worse requiring replacement of the jacking points. I used gasless wire for the whole thing and whilst its not the prettiest repair it is pretty solid once you get the hang of it. The only times I had problems blowing through the steel was when there was slight surface rust that I had decided to treat rather than cut out and replace. Other than that I found that welding long seams rather than stitching lots of short ones together worked a lot better.
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Here's one of my progress shots from the first side I did :whistle: , it looked much better by the time I had finished.
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Post by Jeremy » Mon 09 Mar, 2015 11:36 pm

Oh and whatever you do don't think you can get away with using the disposable canisters from bunnings. I figured it was only a small job and one or two of those would get me through it. It lasted about 10 mins... :Doh: Complete ripoff waste of money.
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Post by Mercmad » Tue 10 Mar, 2015 8:58 am

grays on line are selling them cheap at the moment. :computer:

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Post by konrad » Tue 10 Mar, 2015 4:24 pm

Everything from Bunnings is a rip-off. Just JUNK.
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Post by Mercmad » Tue 10 Mar, 2015 6:59 pm

and note... I am not related to them in anyway....it's BuNNing .......... :laughing6: :laughing6:

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Post by 70499 » Wed 11 Mar, 2015 1:04 am

:occasion5: :occasion5: :occasion5:
konrad wrote:Everything from Bunnings is a rip-off. Just JUNK.
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Post by cuisses » Mon 23 Mar, 2015 4:26 pm

cuisses wrote:
Mercmad wrote:If you want really long lasting lasting exhuast hangers,go to repco and ask for holden commode ones. The only good part on a holden are the excellent rubber hangers. VK to VS i think. They are super tough to fit but the exhaust will stay put for years.

The two hangers on my W108 broke off at the bottom [Yes I know this the Finnie forum, but I'm just continuing the theme] - so I went and bought Commodore ones ($6 for two at Autopro). Ron says to use the Holden part, and given his usual opinion of Holdens, there must be a good reason. I have however to disagree with Mercmad on one point - they are in fact pretty easy to put on - Ron must be using his bare hands. :laughing6:

Procedure:

(1) Put hangers in ice water or in the freezer. Rubber is softer when it is cold (all physicists should know this), so it will be easier to stretch when cold. If you don't believe me, hang a weight from an elastic band when hot and when cold.

(2) Use floor jack to gently lift the exhaust.

(3) Put hanger on lower hook first, then use a screwdriver to lever it on the upper hook.

Took all of 5 minutes, once the hangers were cold.

My W108 has been making this thumping sound at the rear when getting over bumps and maybe sometimes accelerating. I had a look at the back and noticed that the exhaust hangers have failed again. One was cracked straight through and the other was cracked enough to fail very soon. So thanks to the forum I can now quantify what Mercmad means by "will stay put for years" - 1.27 years. I went and got some more Commodore ones from Repco (this time $15 a pair). I will check them in a year's time to see how they are going.

In the meantime, the thump hasn't gone away. I'm thinking diff mount (?) but I don't know how to check it.
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Post by pastelgrey300D » Mon 13 Apr, 2015 3:37 pm

Took the 230S in for a wheel alignment today, got a phone call 15 minutes after from the wheel alignment place to tell me that the car was ready to collect - but that the reason it was so quick is because the kingpins are worn and therefore doing an alignment now would be pointless :pale: - at least they were honest and didn't charge me anything.

So looks like I need to rebuild my front end. I actually have a complete spare disc brake front end from a '65 220Sb sitting at home, I'm almost wondering whether it would be better to rebuild that with it out of the car and then just drop the other one out and swap the motor over onto the good front subframe... :think:

Anyway have some work ahead. Won't be driving down any rough roads at speed anytime soon...
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Post by eddie » Tue 14 Apr, 2015 9:47 am

Hey Dave

Where did you end up going for the wheel alignment?

I have 2 x king pins, brand spanking new, that I foolishly bought in haste before CraigB came around and suggested they weren't needed!!
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Post by pastelgrey300D » Tue 14 Apr, 2015 10:02 am

Light wheel alignment in the city - they were kind enough to leave the car over the pit and show me all the freeplay underneath when I got there as well as giving me a list of stuff that needed doing - I took them a six pack as a thankyou but was a bit surprised to hear that so much needed doing, the last time I had the car serviced by Barrie he replaced a tie rod end but no mention at all of wear in the front end. I might have to come and see you for those king pins!
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Post by eddie » Thu 16 Apr, 2015 10:52 am

Funny thing happened this morning Dave, took the car to Light Wheel Alignment and within the hour they rang to say that the king pins are worn too far and they cant get a wheel alignment, so look like I may be following you somewhere to get them installed. Also a tie rod end, but that's relatively minor.

sorry mate, but looks like they're needed for the green beast - but odd I actually thought the front end felt pretty good, but that's the way it goes. On the flip side the rear end that I haven't really touched except for the rear axle mount checked out pretty good.
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Post by pastelgrey300D » Thu 16 Apr, 2015 11:19 am

Ahh bugger. I thought the same on mine, it's not making any clunking noises and I'm not getting any nasty vibrations. I will talk to a few people and see where to go from here as Light wheel alignment said they aren't able to do kingpin front end repairs - I reckon Olaf would probably be able to do them or know someone who can press/ream the bushes etc.

How is your car driving otherwise? Sounds like the rear end bushing helped and the injection is finally sorted (or very close to being).
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Post by eddie » Thu 16 Apr, 2015 12:09 pm

I've decided to go for a second opinion at Sam's Auto Repairs in Norwood, it's the place that Barrie Green suggested, just to be sure. Both CraigB and Barrie Green had a look at the front end and both thought the king pins were in good shape, and it rides and steers quite well even without a wheel alignment since doing the front end. it's booked in for tomorrow, will let you know how it gets on.

Ride is generally good, this vibration in the driveline to deal with but it's not stopping the car from driving at the moment, injection is going ok too, only needs some details, bit of hesitation off idle, but once into some revs it all seems fine, plugs look pretty right too. I've driven it to work the last two days and I don't mind it at all!!!

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Post by Bartman4800 » Thu 16 Apr, 2015 1:08 pm

My car did not clunk at all on the pre purchase test drive (with Dave in the back)

But sure enough the kingpins had plenty of play. Must be something to do with the weight of the car pushing out the clearance.

You can check it yourself: with the wheel on the ground grip the top edge of the wheel while crouching. Let yourself fall backwards and yank the wheel towards you (as hard as you can)
If you hear a knock, that is the clearance between pins and bushes


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Post by eddie » Fri 17 Apr, 2015 5:11 pm

One for pastelgrey, I took the car to Norwood auto service, formally sam's auto electrical on Magill road. He agreed the suspension wasn't perfect but certainly ok to get a wheel alignment and use the car without major rebuilds. Cost $80 for front and rear alignment, nice guy to boot. Worth a trip for a second opinion I think.
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Post by CraigB » Fri 17 Apr, 2015 6:19 pm

After being such a promoter of light wheel alignment for so long, i didn't have the best experience recently either. The original owner died some years ago but his foreman i guess you would call him was every bit as knowledgeable and continued on until recently. And Carol who I think is still the owner and wife of the guy who died, who i can picture but name escapes me, is such a lovely and honest person I also reservedly say this, but your experience was similar Justin and Dave. The young guys there just don't seem to have had enough time to have picked up that knowledge and the foreman guy has now left - who i also can picture but now i am stumped for his name too - Mark maybe? Anyway, years ago i remember taking a 108 to him to check over and i told him that i thought the king pins were worn because i could feel this small amount of movement, similar to what i think yours were Justin, but asked him to check over the rest and give me a quote to fit and ream king pins. He showed me the king pin wear and said it was well within tolerance and quoted how many degrees or whatever that amount of movement would produce. Sure when they are new they will have no play at all but this would be fine - and no irregular tyre wear etc proved him to be right.

So while i am no expert I don't think you will have any probs Justin. Did he do the tie rod before he aligned though - easy and cheap to fix those but wear there will cause wear etc. I am happy to look at yours too Dave to give an opinion. A little bit of play in the king pins, as long as your steering feels good with no rattles anywhere and no odd tyre wear means that it will be fine, and that was the case with my car. It is certainly not a danger issue.

After 2 less than desirable experiences for me, I just felt sad that such a great old style repair place may close down if this band of dedicated customers like me abandon it, but a business is only as good as the people working there. Might have to check out Sams.
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Post by eddie » Tue 21 Apr, 2015 4:30 pm

Hey Craig, I didn't do the tie rod end, I left it all in the hands of the Norwood Auto chap to see if he would find anything, he made no comment so I'm running with that for the moment, might get a chance to have a look at the offending tie rod this evening and see if there is anything amiss.

I'm keen to run with it for the moment and get the tail shaft sorted. I've gone for a few drives of late, including a fantastic one on the weekend to Lobethal through basket range and lenswood and apart from the vibration, which doesn't stop the driving, it ran really well. Steering felt good, heaters worked!, went up and down gears, idled fine all good really. did about 70km round trip and avoided the freeway.

really need some audio in the car and the new interior installed, couple of window seals maybe, even survived rain showers in tact, little bit of water in the boot only, but that's no mystery where that came from.
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Post by Jeremy » Sat 02 May, 2015 3:34 pm

Fixed up the leaky diff. I know the split boot isn't a fantastic solution but I plan to replace the whole rear end with a disc brake setup anyway. Made some hog clips out of wire and it seemed to go together pretty well. I used rtv diff sealant in the seam which should prevent too much leakage from happening.
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Post by Bartman4800 » Mon 04 May, 2015 12:15 pm

On Kermit, i decided to tackle the broken rear door hinge.

One of the rear doors was hitting the front door on full open, and it took me a while to find out how. It also did not open to the same angle as the other rear door.
It turned out the top hinge (cast alu) had a crack that opened up when the door was closed (due to the transverse loading)
Fortunate my donor car had perfect hinges, so I swapped them.

But Oh horror and shock :evil5: , when I mounted the door to the new hinge, it was completely out of whack and the door would never shut.
Turned out the car must have been in a collision. I could see the fixed part of the hinge had been rewelded to the body.
Those hinges are bloody strong. Tried to bend it back but no way it would budge.
I ended up cutting through 80% of the hinge (near the pillar) to a point where I could bend the hinge.

I was very happy to find that fixed it completely!
I bent it slightly further to allow for the shrinkage from welding.
Then I put a nice weld in short bursts with lots of forced air cooling.
And It was perfect! The door shuts nicely.

Then I took out the door jamb to see why the opening angle was so small...
Turned out some botcher must have cut the link and shortened it.
Again my donor car came in very handy for a replacement. And voila!!


A very happy chap...

Almost ready for registration now..
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2006 Ford Focus "daily driver"
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Post by Bartman4800 » Mon 04 May, 2015 12:24 pm

Above was Saturday, so what to do on Sunday? :laughing6:

I decided to install my electronic ignition (123 ignition with a new Beru coil)

First I decided to make a test setup to see how good this works.
I wired it up to my battery charger and gave the new distributor a quick spin.
Bloody H*ll This thing throws sparks!

I ran a HT lead straight from the new Beru coil to a plug, so I eliminated the gap and resistance in the distributor.
But I could not stop it from throwing a spark. In the end I increased the gap to 50mm and it still jumped.
I could also hear it jump within the coil connector by then...

Then I installed the new dizzy on the engine after I put it in TDC, turned the dizzy till the led came on.
Then I did a quick pray and turned the ignition key. It started in half a revolution!
I bypassed the ballast resistance; I double checked that with the supplier.

Then I did a final tune with the strobe light, and had to reduce the idle speed when the engine had warmed up.

Easiest fix I ever did and a real recommendation.

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Post by drew56cus » Mon 04 May, 2015 1:43 pm

Good work Bart! Tell me, did you get the complete replacement dizzy, or is it just an electronic bit like the Pertronix that goes in the original dizzy?
Finally I got a bit of time in the shed. But I will put that in the swoopy coupe entry with some pics tonight.
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Post by pastelgrey300D » Mon 04 May, 2015 1:47 pm

Thanks for the info Bart, also what Beru coil did you use?
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Post by Bartman4800 » Mon 04 May, 2015 3:30 pm

http://www.123ignition.nl/id/25.html

This is the link to the Dutch web page (the manufacturer)
There is also an Australian distributor, just put .com.au behind the 123. I bought it straight from the Netherlands.

It is a complete distributor unit. There is no vacuum pot on the outside; the vacuum line is connected to an electronic vacuum element internally that controls advance.
So apart from the spinning rotor there are no moving parts.
Just replace the dizzy cap and rotor every 30K and bob's your transsexual granny.

The coil that 123 ignitions supplied is a Beru ZS-109 (red)

On the coil is a sticker that warns to install a ballast resistance. But I emailed the Dutch supplier (Albertronics) and he was adamant no ballast resistance is required.
He claimed the ballast resistance is to protect the original breaker points.

Anyway, it is throwing awesome sparks.
They also advise to use silicone leads. But I don't like the current blue ones so I am going to install original copper leads later on and see how that fares.

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1960 220 Sb Sedan "Zum Schlachten" (Early German Assembly, with a torsion bar spring for the bonnet) - Stored in Country WA
1981 Subaru Brumby 1.8 with Weber and 5-speed box "little utie" - Sold to another enthusiast!
2006 Ford Focus "daily driver"
2002 VW Passat V6 30V Station Wagon (SOLD - This car into a money pit)
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Post by Mercmad » Mon 04 May, 2015 7:21 pm

The resistance leads are too prevent radio noise (they alter the RF signal given off so the eradio in the car doesn't pick it up) and to slow down the time the spark actually propagates ,for want of a better word. So you get an Arc rather than a flash at ignition. Whether or not the Mercedes resistance plug terminals on copper leads do the same job or not,I am not sure. If you shop around you can get Black silicone leads. I got a set for a customers V12 E type last year from a vendor in OZ via Ebay.

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Post by Bartman4800 » Tue 05 May, 2015 10:09 am

Mercmad wrote:The resistance leads are too prevent radio noise (they alter the RF signal given off so the eradio in the car doesn't pick it up) and to slow down the time the spark actually propagates ,for want of a better word. So you get an Arc rather than a flash at ignition. Whether or not the Mercedes resistance plug terminals on copper leads do the same job or not,I am not sure. If you shop around you can get Black silicone leads. I got a set for a customers V12 E type last year from a vendor in OZ via Ebay.
I think I get it. To describe in my simple mechanical terms, the extra resistance would work like a relief valve on a pressure vessel. At a certain pressure (voltage) it gives off a short but heavy burst rather than just free flowing air (or electrons).

Supercheap auto sells black Bosch leads which are silicones. They come in different lengths.
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2006 Ford Focus "daily driver"
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Post by Bartman4800 » Mon 25 May, 2015 10:15 am

This Saturday I decided to rebuild Kermit's Solex carbies. I ordered some Royze rebuild kits a while ago.
They suffered from dirt, and one of the accelerator pumps was not working.

I downloaded a rebuild manual with pictures from the ponton site which was very helpful.

I did a bit of research online on how to best remove all the gunk and found out that plain old white vinegar is the best way.
It does not do anything detrimental to the aluminium, it cleans up the copper without scrubbing and removes all grease, varnish and the like. Vinegar even removes rust from the linkages.
But it takes time. It's best to soak the whole carbie overnight in a bucket.

There is still a grimy layer after the submersion, which can be wiped off. Make sure to rinse it well in water while scrubbing it with a soft brush.
Some carbie cleaner then takes care of the rest. By the way: Repco carbie cleaner is no good, the stuff from supercheap worked a treat!

Apart from my neck muscles, I found the work on the carbies very inspiring. These units are so beautifully built. The base is cast iron which stops them from warping.
One can only wonder why Mercedes decided to change to the horrible Zenith units.

Oh yeah, I forgot to mention that one of the accelerator pumps leaked after installing the new diaphragm. It was caused by the lid being warped (happens over 50 years being under stress)
I took out an old hand mirror, stuck some 120 grit down with tape and rubbed until I hit the whole lid and not just the corners. That did the trick.
The other carbie was not leaking but I flattened that one anyway.


Before (these were actually after an initial clean with carbie cleaner a few weeks ago, so they were more dirty beforehand):

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And after:

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Once I had mounted the carbies (with an initial tune of 2 rotations out on the mixture screw) and hand filled them with the lever on the fuel pump.
It started straight away (thanks to my new electronic ignition).
Once warmed up I gave it a tune by ear and it now runs great. No more subtle misfires in the exhaust.

The only thing that puzzles me is that there is no vacuum at idle at the end of the vacuum line to the ignition. I made sure the hole in the carbie is clear.
Might have to look at the line to my brake booster now...

Bart
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1960 220 Sb Sedan "Zum Schlachten" (Early German Assembly, with a torsion bar spring for the bonnet) - Stored in Country WA
1981 Subaru Brumby 1.8 with Weber and 5-speed box "little utie" - Sold to another enthusiast!
2006 Ford Focus "daily driver"
2002 VW Passat V6 30V Station Wagon (SOLD - This car into a money pit)
2011 Kia Sportage "Missus commuter Bus"
2002 Mitsubishi Rosa Bus (converting it to a motor home)

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Post by Bartman4800 » Tue 16 Jun, 2015 4:39 pm

Went to the inspection with Kermit today, unfortunately they failed him. :boohoo:

-Too much play on the propshaft centre bearing
-Exhaust rotten ( I knew that and had it patched up for the test only, but not good enough)
-Pedal rubbers worn (hmm, should have known)
-Radio hole in dashboard exposed (did not know that was a no-no)
-Oil leaks on engine and diff

About the centre bearing: I knew it moved but put that down as flexibility in the rubber mount. I ordered a new bearing and mount at Sponsor HQ. But how much movement is too much?
About the oil leaks: I was going to ask how many 50 year old cars they see without any leaks, but they aregoing to let me pass if I cleaned it very thoroughly (again)

The same place could also make a custom exhaust for me, so I am waiting for a quote now...

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1981 Subaru Brumby 1.8 with Weber and 5-speed box "little utie" - Sold to another enthusiast!
2006 Ford Focus "daily driver"
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Post by Mercmad » Tue 16 Jun, 2015 7:02 pm

Re; the centrer bearing. if they lift the car on a two post hoist,the front suspension would have been hanging down, and with it hanging down it would have been dragging the center bearing down against the rubber mount. (kick their ass for ruining your front axle mount bushes) .
So when the they looked at the center mount it would have looked as though the shaft was hanging down in the housing. so they have given it a push and thought that because it wasn't stiff like modern cars,it was worn. Well....unless the bearing is actually worn out and noisy or the rubber is actually ripped,there wont be anything wrong with it. in fact on 6.3's I have seen the alloy housing wear before the rubber.

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Post by Bartman4800 » Tue 16 Jun, 2015 7:09 pm

Hi Ron,

No, I made a 100% sure they only lifted it on the 4-post hoist (we went through a few things before they told me I had to wait in the waiting room because the other areas were too dangerous... - where the chassis no and motor no was, how to switch on the lights, 4-post only)

And Yes, that is exactly what I told the mechanic, that it is in a rubber which is flexible in the mount. But he was adamant there was play in the bearing. AFAIK there is no humming or rattling sound there.
Anyway, I will replace it anyway and show him the parts invoice if he still complains...

Anyway, they quoted 400 bucks for a full exhaust minus front downpipes, with 1 resonator box at the back. I said yes so let's hope they do that right.

Thanks for your confirmation!
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2006 Ford Focus "daily driver"
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Post by Bartman4800 » Mon 29 Jun, 2015 2:50 pm

One of the issues for getting the car passed for registration, was to install a radio.

I happened to purchase a period correct Becker Europa II quite a few years ago from Germany.
Was not too sure whether it was working, but mounted it anyway.

And you know what: it works! I am stoked!

It took about 40 seconds to start up (it is a good old valve radio after all) and gave me good reception.
The old German radio's are that good that you can even pick up Australian broadcasters :dance:

Anyway, if it would not have worked it would still look like a gem in the dashboard.
Forgot to take pictures, will post soon.


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Post by Mercmad » Tue 30 Jun, 2015 10:15 pm

so the talking and music comes out in English then ? no wonder they cost so much.

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Post by T-Modell » Wed 01 Jul, 2015 1:04 am

Bartman4800 wrote:...
The old German radio's are that good that you can even pick up Australian broadcasters :dance:
...
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Wow, I'm surprised, that so shortly after the war, they actually receive other languages than German ... :occasion5:
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Post by New123 » Wed 01 Jul, 2015 1:44 am

Oom-pah music in any language is still just oom-pah music.
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Post by Bartman4800 » Wed 01 Jul, 2015 10:00 am

T-Modell wrote:
Bartman4800 wrote:...
The old German radio's are that good that you can even pick up Australian broadcasters :dance:
...
Bart
Wow, I'm surprised, that so shortly after the war, they actually receive other languages than German ... :occasion5:
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Saying that, there was a song on the radio by a band called "Rammstein", and they were singing about "Buck dich"

Can anyone explain?
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Post by Bartman4800 » Mon 06 Jul, 2015 10:48 am

Yesterday I installed new front subframe isolation bushes.
I put this job off for quite a while, because I thought it would not be easy. Mercmad gave me some good tips.
But turned out it could be done in 3-4 hours.

I was a bit reluctant, because they did not look too bad from the top (little did I know what was waiting)

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Once I got the old mount out, I put it next to the new one. I thought Murray made a mistake in giving me the wrong bush.

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But no, when I looked closely they were exactly the same. It's just that the rubber had completely collapsed.
I could easily pull the 2 pieces apart by hand, with very little effort.

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If you look back at the first picture, you can now see that the center bolt sits very high (should be recessed for about 50 mm), so that was an indication something was wrong.
If your bushes look like that, it's time to call Murray or John.

Don't forget to check the other bushes on the lateral movement strut, and also check the steering damper.

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2006 Ford Focus "daily driver"
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Re: What did you do to your Finnie today?

Post by Bartman4800 » Mon 27 Jul, 2015 10:41 am

I continued with installing motor mounts this weekend. The ones at the front looked ok, but once I had them out.

The old one: ( no those are not casting lines, they are actually cracks)
https://www.dropbox.com/s/kcws4kbr9mmb5 ... 9.jpg?dl=0

The new one:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/swma2x7eudjgu ... 6.jpg?dl=0

And side to side: (can you see the height difference)
https://www.dropbox.com/s/3cjiqd04q5tdl ... 9.jpg?dl=0

So once again I thought I was overzealous but in hindsight it was a good thing to do.

Now the gearbox mount (WARNING: DISTURBING CONTENT)

https://www.dropbox.com/s/bnaq0nsm4u9b5 ... 9.jpg?dl=0

https://www.dropbox.com/s/4apvsgw5yiooe ... 1.jpg?dl=0

No wonder I had some drive noise in the interior....


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1960 220 Sb Sedan "Zum Schlachten" (Early German Assembly, with a torsion bar spring for the bonnet) - Stored in Country WA
1981 Subaru Brumby 1.8 with Weber and 5-speed box "little utie" - Sold to another enthusiast!
2006 Ford Focus "daily driver"
2002 VW Passat V6 30V Station Wagon (SOLD - This car into a money pit)
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Re: What did you do to your Finnie today?

Post by pastelgrey300D » Mon 27 Jul, 2015 11:12 am

The gearbox mount on my 190 was just as bad as that Bart, once all three mounts had been replaced the car was transformed.

I've got a spare set sitting there ready to go into the blue finnie as well.
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Post by konrad » Tue 22 Sep, 2015 8:41 pm

Loaded it onto a truck for transport to Mercmad in Rocklea Qld together with a W109 6.3 (for company)
Not sure how far that is but must be at least 4000kms from Perth to Brisbane.
Plan to come over myself in a few weeks and perhaps catch up with some others for a lemonade (or two).

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Post by Mercmad » Thu 24 Sep, 2015 10:18 am

:clock: :coffee2: :laughing6:

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Post by Mercmad » Mon 28 Sep, 2015 7:54 pm

Washed the engine...or something..
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Post by pastelgrey300D » Tue 29 Sep, 2015 9:49 am

Washed the engine...or something..
Make sure you get into all the cracks! Use dental floss if necessary!
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Post by Mercmad » Sat 03 Oct, 2015 7:21 am

konrad wrote:Loaded it onto a truck for transport to Mercmad in Rocklea Qld together with a W109 6.3 (for company)
Not sure how far that is but must be at least 4000kms from Perth to Brisbane.
Plan to come over myself in a few weeks and perhaps catch up with some others for a lemonade (or two).
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Didn't realize it was a Lang!.
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