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#76 stiemmy OFFLINE  

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Posted November 10, 2016 - 05:23 PM

That thing is gonna look better, have more love, and be better built than a factory unit when completed!

This beats the hell outta LAGT, Im subbed!!!!;)
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Posted November 10, 2016 - 08:14 PM

Really looking good,nice job
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Posted November 11, 2016 - 07:49 AM

I have to say, when Kevin get finished with it, it's going to be the nicest HDT1000 on the planet.


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Posted November 11, 2016 - 08:35 AM

I have to say, when Kevin get finished with it, it's going to be the nicest HDT1000 on the planet.

I'll agree with that.


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Posted November 11, 2016 - 09:13 AM

I have to say, when Kevin get finished with it, it's going to be the nicest HDT1000 on the planet.

 

:thumbs:  Excellent work Kevin.


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Posted November 27, 2016 - 03:32 PM

Back on rubber all four corners, took it for a joy ride around the country block about a half hour tour, this thing is wicked fast for a GT very impressed ! It ran flawlessly no funny noises , parts falling off, breakdown, nothing but the pleasant sound of Mitsubishi purring away it is awesome.

Painted a set of rear rims, attached brass two piece valve stem for the beet juice they will be receiving tomorrow, and mounted the Tru Powers. I'm going to forgo the 100 pound combine weights and add a set of Bolens branded ones, the front rims are mismatched and I will replace them with a very nice factory correct used set, blast , prime, paint and mount the V61's to them. Going to forgo the beet juice in the front and add a set of Bolens branded front weights, they'll get a trip thru the blast cabinet as well, they will be heavier than the Rimguard filled ones. FMC branded ones would be period correct and I have them for front and rear but I like the Bolens ones especially because I haven't seen a whole lot of front ones that say Bolens so I based my choice on that.

Blasted, primed,painted then installed the new bearings, races, and seals and a couple stripped wheel studs replaced in the front hubs and installed.New dust caps painted and installed. Made a battery hold down to match factory original, one out of two for the needed length, painted and installed.

Fuel pump was leaking so it got a new Facet one, it wouldn't mount as the old one , I had to flip it so the wiring would clear the strengthening rail on the bolster, a couple extra fuel fittings but it worked.

The seat is going to Stew (29Chevy) to correct what the prick cats... I mean cat pricks did to it. ( He's kinda aware that he's getting it ).

It's moving along, the tins are next . Did I say what a very cool machine this is.

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Edited by WrenchinOnIt, November 27, 2016 - 03:43 PM.

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Posted November 27, 2016 - 04:41 PM

I want to start on mine sooooo bad but money is so tight this year
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Posted November 27, 2016 - 04:59 PM

Looks better every time you post - cannot wait to see the final product.


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Posted November 27, 2016 - 07:07 PM

I gotta stop by and take a test ride,lol
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Posted November 27, 2016 - 07:42 PM

WrenchinOnIt, on 27 Nov 2016 - 3:32 PM, said:

... this thing is wicked fast for a GT very impressed ! ...

 

The top speed is listed as being 13.8 mph.

 

That's a good bit faster than the 10 mph of the HT23 and HT20D.


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Posted November 28, 2016 - 10:59 AM

I love those valve stems.  Where did you get them?  Precious is looking really good.  :thumbs:


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Posted November 28, 2016 - 01:38 PM

I love those valve stems.  Where did you get them?  Precious is looking really good.  :thumbs:


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Posted November 28, 2016 - 02:04 PM

Looks like it is coming together very nicely. I must say, it is very awesome of you to step up and take over this project for OB. Very excited to see the finished product!
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Posted March 02, 2017 - 04:33 PM

As mentioned in a previous post Kevin was unhappy with the way the claw marks looked in the seat job so he was kind enough to entrust me with the seat cushions.  I have decided to post some pictures of the seat cushions to show what I have found on a preliminary examination - not to be critical but rather to point out things to look for in a seat job that you would expect to find in a quality job.  I assume that the cushions were done by a professional upholsterer and I have noticed a few discrepancies in seam width spacing (my seams are not perfect but I try and keep the spacing close) and there appears to be some rust damage around some of the holes in the lower seat pan that looks like was just sprayed over with a black rust paint.  The cover has been attached with rivets which is understandable since uncrimping the outer lip that held the original cover is hard to do and time consuming but I did notice that the new cover was not glued to the lower seat pan (the cover on the upper cushion appears to be) and as a result the rivets are the only thing holding the cover on - the material around one of the rivets is already starting to tear.  My biggest concern is that there may be hidden rust damage to the lower seat pan metal that cannot be seen - time will tell.  One other thing that Kevin did mention is that the padding on the lower seat cushion appears to be thicker than what it was originally which will not allow the seat to tilt forward enough to check the transaxle fluid - I assume extra padding was added to what was there originally and has made the cushion too thick - something to consider as most upholstery shops may not be aware of the seat having to clear another object such as a steering wheel.  I will attempt to remove the cover and padding to examine the metal pan and if possible I will try and make a new cover with a pattern that closely resembles what was there originally and to crimp it in under the lip the way it was originally - it will take more time but I think the results will be worth it.  Will see what happens as things progress  

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Edited by 29 Chev, March 02, 2017 - 04:58 PM.

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Posted March 02, 2017 - 05:15 PM

It's in the right man's hand's now! I sent it to Stew because it will be done right this time ! Rust showing is to that degree usually means where there's smoke there's fire , yikes what's hidden underneath might be frightening . I know you love a challenge .... right ? Please say right
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