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JohnWPB 1986 GT Fastback worklog by JohnWPB
Started on: 12-03-2010 12:28 AM
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Congrats man I am sure that must have been very satisfying to hear it roar to life! nice long weekend to tinker with it but it has been raining a good bit here. Good luck

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....so we ran another ground cable from the battery, to the engine cradle. Got everything all bolted up and tucked away, and the engine now cranks over as it should when the key is turned!



CONGRATS!
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Engine start, terrific milestone. KEYS! Very useful when you can find them.
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SWEETNESS MY FRIEND!

& the spoils of your Victory are close at hand!

Careful not to get too many tickets!
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Ok, the car is almost ready to sit on all 4 again......

New calipers & pads, new hubs, new slotted drilled rotors, new struts, ball joints, tie rod ends, and stainless steel brake lines. That takes care of the rear for the most part!


In searching for a method of connecting the main radiator line, and "Teeing' in" the heater core line.... I found all sorts of methods. Some splicing hoses together, some using metal pipe fittings from Home Depot ect.

I went in the back of the parts counter to have a look at the selection of radiator hoses they had. SO many had "T's" in them, but just about all of them had the wrong size hoses, or the right size hoses, that flared out to a much larger hose at the "t".

It was then that I spotted this one on the top of the rack. PERFECT! Here is what it looks like when I purchased it:


After cutting off the clamps, here is what I was left with:
The angle of the heater hose connection is perfect! It will point it right in the direction it needs to go to connect to the hose coming from the car.


I purchased this at AutoZone locally, but the number should easily cross reference if anyone else needs one. HERE IT IS ON AMAZON


Lastly, the gas tank was pretty rusted on the inside... as the car has sat quite some time. I cleaned it the best I could with different chemicals, and let it dry a couple days. Today I put some POR-15 Gas tank sealer in the tank, swished it around, and have set it up to dry. A couple days ago, I went ahead and painted the outside of the tank to keep it from rusting.

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Don't forget to sign and date it before re-installing!

Someone many years down the road would appreciate the find!
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Excellent work, John! Remember to get a video of the first "official" startup!
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After cutting off the clamps, here is what I was left with:
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Just saw this last week and found it very educational. If that pipe is plastic I would watch this:

http://www.motorweek.org/fe..._garage/clamps-hoses
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Originally posted by TXOPIE:
Don't forget to sign and date it before re-installing!
Someone many years down the road would appreciate the find!


Too late........


 
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Excellent work, John! Remember to get a video of the first "official" startup!

I plan on it! It's going to be tomorrow from what it is looking like now

Informative video Alex! I always thought those clamps were inferior, and replaced them when I could. Good information in there.

I am impressed with the POR-15 tank sealer! I poured 2 of the small cans in the tank, and duct taped the openings closed. I then danced around with the tank swirling, tilting, rolling, angling, rolling, twisting and probably some other moves for around 15 minutes. I wanted to make absolutely sure the interior was coated, and coated good. I poured out the remaining loose liquid as the instructions said.

I then hooked up my Shop-Vac with the hose connected to reverse, and blew it into the tank. The air coming out was warm and dry, and I let the puppy run like that for a few hours. That set it up where it is completely dry to the touch.

I shoved my phone down in the tank, and here is what it looks like on the inside. I WISH I had taken some photo's before, when it was all rusted! It was pretty bad. You can see the texture of the rust in the picture, but it is not completely covered by the sealant:





I am very happy and know that I will probably never have to worry about rust inside the tank again.

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