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« Reply #2895 on: March 24, 2017, 11:34:05 AM »

By-pass the relay, you should be able to find which one by the click as it de-energises and unhook the fuel line wherever it is accessable, the pump will empty the tank in pretty short order.

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« Reply #2896 on: March 24, 2017, 01:53:01 PM »

Remove the fuel filter before you bridge the pump relay.
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« Reply #2897 on: March 24, 2017, 08:33:55 PM »

Thanks guys.The Volvo was a gift from my buddy Dave and I don't want to ruin it so Kevin is going to
come by and help. cheers cheers cheers

David and I got his daughter Naomi into kart racing. I painted her first helmet, taught her to race
and now she drives for Reiter Engineering in Germany. Good kid and the father is my best friend
here in SA. cheers


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« Reply #2898 on: March 25, 2017, 09:41:21 AM »

I put a really long siphon pipe into the tank and used a 12V Holley pump to suck it dry. grin
Lots of gas to clean parts now and no it's not stored inside the workshop. cheers
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« Reply #2899 on: March 25, 2017, 11:23:36 AM »

Don't even wash parts inside the shop. I've seen the results of a gasoline spill and fire. He's not pretty.

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« Reply #2900 on: March 25, 2017, 11:47:08 AM »

All right:  gasoline as a cleaning solvent.  boyhood adventure to follow:

I was in 6th or 7th grade and decided to "fix" the old Kirby vacuum cleaner.  I disassembled the motor, cleaned out the dust, and washed all the greasy/oily stuff in gasoline, of course.  In the basement of the house.  Whatever.

I cleaned up, put stuff back together, turned on the motor and heard it hum, all by itself, for a few seconds before - ka-boom (note lower case letters), the residual gasoline vapors elecyed to become noise.

I'm better with solvents now.  Mostly. cool
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« Reply #2901 on: March 25, 2017, 12:11:40 PM »

Jon, you almost invented the turbojet engine! Too bad it wasn't an Electrolux. You preceded Anders!  grin

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« Reply #2902 on: April 01, 2017, 12:55:04 AM »

Cleaned the engine tray off the Volvo with that stinky gas.
Got a few holes and cracks to sort out.
Still can't get it running. No spark it seems.
I don't have know how to DIY the fix.
This new stuff is too complicated so I'll wait for Kevin.
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« Reply #2903 on: April 13, 2017, 05:37:34 PM »

No real progress on the long car yet.
The day job and pro mods are driving me nuts but at least I have work.

We had our phone cables stolen so the neighbourhood was without service
and I had no internet for a week.

48 emails were stacked up when we came back on line.
Most were junk but I have a bunch of videos to watch thanks to Freud.
Airplane related. wink wink

Then there was one email I almost missed!!!!!!. grin
There are special people based in the good ole US of A.
I'll have more in a week or so. cheers cheers cheers
I'm Blessed.
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« Reply #2904 on: April 21, 2017, 08:39:35 AM »

Put in a few hours on the liner today.
What a pleasure!!!!!.

Did a trial fit on the oil tank.
It clears everything it needs to.


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« Reply #2905 on: April 21, 2017, 08:42:31 AM »

I'm going to build a stainless steel guard from
a nice piece of plate I have.
I think it's a neccesary addition in case the belt
comes off the water pump pulley.

Other than that I'm pleased with the progress. cheers


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« Reply #2906 on: April 21, 2017, 08:45:39 AM »

Looking good, Mike. Glad to see you are back on project.

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« Reply #2907 on: April 21, 2017, 10:31:23 AM »

Thanks John. cheers
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« Reply #2908 on: April 21, 2017, 01:22:07 PM »

Mike, I love your use of composites.

Your past experience sure helps on

the long car.  Good On Ya'.

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« Reply #2909 on: April 21, 2017, 10:08:57 PM »

Thank you Pops.
I think back about how I started and it's scary.
12 or 13 years old and making goalie masks.
My brother Jerry and I loved hockey and he
was the goalie.
I got the glass, resin, plaster of Paris and all
the other stuff with instructions. Poor guy but
he toughed it out. grin grin grin
No tools in our house back then. My late dad
was a rep who sold clothing so we had a pliers,
Yankee screwdriver and a claw hammer.
When I see needle files/jeweller's files I want
to throw up. The drill was a bit with rag wrapped
around it and it was used like a guy trying to start a fire.
I guess if the goalie mask projects never put me off nothing would.
BTW, Jerry has a beak not unlike Jimmy Durante so his mask was distinctive. cheesy

We didn't want another Terry Sawchuck around!!!!!!.
Kids dream and I thought I was going to end up in Canada playing
Junior A and I came close but it turned out all the hockey masks
was a career for the future.

Funniest thing about getting older is the memory. Mine is great, It's just too darn short!!!!.
I was trying to fit the oil tank and needed to hold it by the filler cap but the cap wasn't there.
When I put clear coat on the tank originally I taped the threads on the lid so now i'm looking
for this cap. Did I actually make one or was I going to rob the one off the Harley?HuhHuh.
4 hours later I get this bright idea that I took pics of the tank with all the fittings. Hunted those down
and then it dawned on me that I'd hidden it with all the good stuff in the special cabinet. grin grin grin grin grin
One needs to make a list of the components and their location. Someone suggested XL!!!.

The Bavarian Murder Weapon to Mazda 6 Pro mod conversion is coming along and paying the bills.
Apparently the original "tooling'' was created by using a 2014/5 M3 two door. The builder with no
composite skill got 2 guys to vynil wrap the entire car covering everything and then he got another
two geniuses to do the moulds. R150/day labour is about 8 or 10 bucks so you know what kind of
job they turned out.
Then they had the ball bearings to produce a body and proceeded to rake and chop the roof.

I'm turning Kyle's dream into my nightmare but I need the dough. Nothing is symmetrical and 1/2''
differences are turning up all the time. Check the result of my version of the "Mazda" roof/trunk profile.
To cut and shape the 4mm ABS plastic to fit the frame taught me a few things though.
Now there's a composite wing thrown in for good measure. evil


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