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Gene B

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  1. Gene B

    My Mexicos Road to recovery

    With the brake servo unit in and brake pipes connected more bits soon started going back on. A few of the hardest to get parts were the nos Motorcraft battery and the delco remy alternator. Adding the air filter and the radiator with just the finishing decals to go. After cranking the engine over with the distributed cap off making sure the oil was getting up it wasn't long before the cap was on and the first splutters and the engine breathed for the first time. I really can say that it's probaly the most nerve racking bit apart from the the first test drive. IMG_4560.MOV
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    My Mexicos Road to recovery

    The Air filter was repaired by removing the bottom section and making a new piece,I can't take any credit for the welding as it was not me,I thought he done a great job and I was chuffed with the repair he made.I just prepped and painted it.Overall I'm happy with the finished result.
  3. Gene B

    My Mexicos Road to recovery

    With the shelves,dash clocks and seats fitted the Interior is pretty much complete just got to change the hazard switch over.
  4. Gene B

    My Mexicos Road to recovery

    Thanks again guys there's times in the build when it nearly breaks you,I thought about selling the car once in the welding stages it never seemed to end and with all the days and nights in the shed going through endless boxes of parts nuts and bolts which needed the same attention. But it's true the painting of the shell changes everything it gives you a lift that motivation and the first real smile of achievement. The next stage the rebuild is pretty good especially when it's just down to me.It goes together as quick or slow as I can go there's no waiting around for others,just down to bolting on them nice shinny parts which could of been 2 years prior and it flys together. I would say a lot of Patience is also needed. Thanks again for the positive comments they really do make a difference ,just bringing the car back to life was all I was aiming to do. How it's turned out is just a bonus to the car itself.
  5. Gene B

    My Mexicos Road to recovery

    With the interior vynal not in the best condition it was time to change jobs and become an upholster. Make over time.
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    My Mexicos Road to recovery

    The problem with restoring is some bits just are not available and some just don't make the standard required,being a lhd some bits are really hard to source like the under dash shelfs.
  7. Gene B

    My Mexicos Road to recovery

    6 dial speedo refurb.
  8. Gene B

    My Mexicos Road to recovery

    Refitting door interior. I had the inner door vapor/moister seals made with the holes and shape pre cut out picture 8 ,i do have a 1 set left if anyone interested. Inner sticky plastic vapour/air door seal added
  9. Gene B

    My Mexicos Road to recovery

    Interior carpet insulation added before new carpet fitted from a company in Woodbridge.
  10. Gene B

    My Mexicos Road to recovery

    Thanks guys I'm keeping all to standard spec with no upgrades. A few pics of some parts which have been fitted some are new old stock which I've gathered over time.
  11. Gene B

    My Mexicos Road to recovery

    Suspension,antiroll bar on and it's back on 4 wheels first time in 2 years.
  12. Gene B

    My Mexicos Road to recovery

    Fitted the engine by raising the cars front as per pictures.
  13. Gene B

    My Mexicos Road to recovery

    When the engine came out it looked in a sorry state. Closer inspection and a seized piston revealed total rebuild was needed. The corrotion around the piston bores would suggest a certain overheating problem if left. The rocker cover is temporary and is replaced when complete.
  14. Gene B

    My Mexicos Road to recovery

    Stripes were ok just use plenty of soapy water in a spray bottle to apply them and also measure and mark with tape where you want stripes to go. Might be a little more tricky going over bubble arches thou.
  15. Gene B

    My Mexicos Road to recovery

    While the car was being painted I had time to refurbish/rebuild the suspension,steering and engine bed.
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