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« Reply #3195 on: May 08, 2018, 06:08:39 PM »

It turns out that the manifold bolts Lloyd got me are not the right ones.
The threads are too big in diameter, too short and they are shoulder bolts.
I have no idea what they are used for.
I masked off the roof trim but still have to mask the glass before I can paint it.
I got that panel below the rear window loose but I don't think I can remove it
without damaging the vinyl. I'll wait until I get the car back then I'll take it to
the body shop and see what Steve can do with it.

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« Reply #3196 on: May 08, 2018, 07:12:17 PM »

Ron, I'm going to send you the bolts & studs you need. I'll send them out Thursday afternoon.

Rene
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« Reply #3197 on: May 08, 2018, 10:49:09 PM »


 It was a black rubber impregnated metal seal. The rubber was all deformed. I still have it, I'll see if I can get a pic.

 Mike
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« Reply #3198 on: May 09, 2018, 07:48:41 AM »

Ron, I'm going to send you the bolts & studs you need. I'll send them out Thursday afternoon.

Rene
Thanks Rene      Check your personal email

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« Reply #3199 on: May 09, 2018, 07:57:28 AM »

My neighbour and parts guy came ringing the doorbell at 8:30 this morning.
He apologized for ordering the wrong parts. For some reason the bolts and
gasket he got me were actually for the cylinder head so I asked Rene to send
me some of his bolts.
Sometimes when I order stuff through my neighbour I get the wrong parts. It's
almost like buying parts at Canadian Tire.

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« Reply #3200 on: May 09, 2018, 08:12:24 AM »


Sometimes when I order stuff through my neighbour I get the wrong parts. It's
almost like buying parts at Canadian Tire.

RON

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« Reply #3201 on: May 09, 2018, 08:56:21 AM »

It was a black rubber impregnated metal seal. The rubber was all deformed. I still have it, I'll see if I can get a pic.

There may be a seal compatibility issue with the lubricant.  Did the compressor come pre-loaded with lubricant or did you have to add?  Was the system still all mineral oil or had someone performed a "conversion" and added POE, PAG or ??  It's possible a non-mineral oil addition at some point was responsible for the seal elongation/swell.   As I recall, the "green" seals are generally more tolerant of the newer lubricants than the "black" seals, but overall, the latter are more durable.
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« Reply #3202 on: May 09, 2018, 09:10:37 AM »


 To my knowledge there has only been mineral oil added. But who knows for sure, the car was 20 years old when I bought it. The compressor was dry, there was a warning tag on it saying to add oil before installing.

 Mike
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« Reply #3203 on: May 15, 2018, 04:39:16 PM »

I replaced the washer pump on the STS. Works fine now.  thumbs up
And Jim popped by today in the 1972 Eldorado. It was good to see him, a good guy.

 Mike
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« Reply #3204 on: May 17, 2018, 02:15:04 PM »

I should have my car back tomorrow, there's just a few loose ends to button up. It's had a tuneup with new plugs, wires and rotor plus he replaced the ignition
module in the distributor. That module failed when Tony was moving the car around, it just conked out and wouldn't restart. That could have been the problem
that caused the car to run so badly after a hard highway run and it just finally died now.
I still have to recolour the top and install the filler pieces and the A/C needs to be topped off. I can't wait to drive it. I want to see just how much better the car
runs and how quiet it will be.
When they were taking the car apart the right side inner fender came out in two pieces. There a is visible crack that will have to be closed up with some black
seam sealer.

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« Reply #3205 on: May 17, 2018, 02:39:50 PM »

I should have my car back tomorrow, there's just a few loose ends to button up. It's had a tuneup with new plugs, wires and rotor plus he replaced the ignition
module in the distributor. That module failed when Tony was moving the car around, it just conked out and wouldn't restart. That could have been the problem
that caused the car to run so badly after a hard highway run and it just finally died now.
I still have to recolour the top and install the filler pieces and the A/C needs to be topped off. I can't wait to drive it. I want to see just how much better the car
runs and how quiet it will be.
When they were taking the car apart the right side inner fender came out in two pieces. There a is visible crack that will have to be closed up with some black
seam sealer.

RON

Ron, how'd the heat riser valve & studs workout for you?

Rene
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« Reply #3206 on: May 17, 2018, 03:02:32 PM »

I wasn't going to say anything but since you asked, it didn't. He needed the car off the hoist so he used the old H R V.
Went to a place that specializes in nuts and bolts etc. and bought all new and put it all back together again. He had
to make a gasket for the H. R. V. The parts showed up yesterday (Wednesday) but the engine was back together on
Tuesday. I don't think it's a big deal to replace the H.R.V. because it's all fresh so I might just take it to Zorro Muffler
one day and get them to replace it. It can be replaced from under the car when it's on a hoist. I had the car there
a year or two ago for that H.R.V. but they didn't want to risk snapping off the studs so the just brazed it in the open
position.

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« Reply #3207 on: May 17, 2018, 03:50:51 PM »

I wasn't going to say anything but since you asked, it didn't. He needed the car off the so hoist he used the old H R V.
Went to a place that specializes in nuts and bolts etc. and bought all new and put it all back together again. He had
to make a gasket for the H. R. V. The parts showed up yesterday (Wednesday) but the engine was back together on
Tuesday. I don't think it's a big deal to replace the H.R.V. because it's all fresh so I might just take it to Zorro Muffler
one day and get them to replace it. It can be replaced from under the car when it's on a hoist. I had the car there
a year or two ago for that H.R.V. but they didn't want to risk snapping off the studs so the just brazed it in the open
position.

RON


Oh well, sorry it did not work out for you. Just send back the parts & I'll pay for the shipping. I'll also buy your old manifold from you, I'm sure I can clean it up.

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« Reply #3208 on: May 17, 2018, 05:55:46 PM »

Rene; It's a bummer that it didn't work out but that's the way it goes sometimes. I can understand Tony's position about needing the space.
If you don't really need the parts I think I'll hold onto them for a while. I want to keep the H.R.V. because I will get it installed on my car.
I'm going to put some money in the envelope and send it to you to cover the shipping charges.

RON
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« Reply #3209 on: May 18, 2018, 08:08:17 AM »


 I can understand. Tony's garage isn't exactly spacious. But it should be much quieter and run much better....

 Mike
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1987 Brougham 6DW69 - Victoria
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1991 Seville STS 6KY69 - Clara
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1996 Chevrolet Caprice Classic 1BL52
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