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go Hybrid, you da man. if they are going to live over here on the west Island they gotta barrack for us bro..... Poke


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hybrid wrote
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Go the All Blacks!!! 😂 Cheer 😂 Headbanger Thumbs Up


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Hybrid for Admino of the Month!


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It’s getting hotter!
Progress has been a bit stilted over the last few weeks. We took the fastback for a great run up through Thredbo, Khancoban, Tumut, Adaminaby and back to Canberra last weekend. A great drive that we will probably run every other year but the drive left no time for working on the car.

A big thanks to Pete- who does not live in Minto- for sending up a power steering pump. Take that off the list. A mate of his drove it up to Canberra in his semi and we exchanged it at a lay-way near Hume. Thanks Pete.

After trial fitting the engine mounts, I realized I was missing a couple of bits- the bits that bolt the engine mount to the frame no less- doh! Darryl help me out here with a set he had from a prang. I used a good set he had as a guide to bang, bend and bang some more until they resembled a new set. More wire wheeling and paint.

Through the week I thought I would venture inside the car. I encased the wiring loom to the rear in split tubing. The boot looks all nice and neat- just needs a petrol tank. While playing with wires a ran a 4-core cable front to rear with a view to using this for the GPS tracking device we purchased. Hybrid and Donauto, I hope you are still working on this.

Enjoying being inside the car as opposed to under it, I decided to test fitted the rear quarter window assemblies after changing out the rollers. As these just clip on-off (the rollers that is) it was pretty easy and something that is worth doing if you have them out. This is when I realized, you guessed it, I was missing a couple of brackets. Darryl to the rescue again, thanks. Parts cleaned up and painted.

It was a little confusing trying to sort the window pieces back into their correct positions as I did not take them out but I got there in the end. It did not help much that one of the regulators had sustained some damage to an arm that stuffed the alignment. A bit of deft work with the vice, a big shifter and a hammer and we were back in business. They appear to work really well.

Being motivated by the window success, I spent a couple of nights in front of the tellie with H polishing the stainless trim around the front quarter windows and associated bits. H was forced to move lounges as the constant rubbing was annoying her, as was me polishing the trim.

Brake booster went in this weekend and all pipes connected- hallelujah! I can’t imagine doing anything on the brakes with the engine sitting in there- standing in the bay is much more civilized.

While I was standing in the engine bay, I installed the pedal assembly that I painted few weeks back. It now looks like I am getting somewhere. Oh, realized I do have the brake pedal.
The heater box refurb (hence the title).

Ashley, I took lots of photos if your are interested in having a crack at yours.

The box was in a sorry state and appeared as if the heater core had sprung a leak at some stage. As the red car was the same, I gather this is a common issue- probably caused by using water with no coolant.



The insides looked pretty ugly



And the cases had a few cracks and splits in them, including in the round bit- no idea what it is called and the heater core tube holes, they needed repairing. Never fibreglassed anything before so something new.



Down to the local fiberglass shop I headed and purchased a metre square sheet of medium glass, the resin and hardener. The elderly owner of the shop was really helpful in providing a few tips- which way to run the strips and putting on ‘wet’ layers.

Back in the shed and it was another session with the wire wheel- we are becoming really close. Cleaned up the case and the blower motor plenum thingy. Tested the motor itself and no action. Cleaned that up aswell and undid a few nuts and re-tested and she works- I knew my luck would turn sometime (get it- turn- it is late). It has a date screened under the front plate of Oct -7 -1966. Always good finding these dates and codes I reckon.

I fitted a new foam kit to the box using spray on adhesive. I cut a couple of these pieces, where they are on doors/flaps, down near the pivot points to improve the fit. They seem to seal better after having done this. Then the moment of truth, trying to get the cases back together.

Given how wobbly the edges were I thought this was going to take some time; fortunately I was wrong. The case came together surprisingly easily and was locked into position with those spring clip thingys. I worked from the core tube end around the sides to the opposite end. The last two edges came together nicely.

And here it is- working flaps and all



For some reason the paint on the front flap (not shown in this photo) has not taken well in the bottom left corner. I will have to strip it back and re do- the only bit needing this so far.

The other benefit of keeping this overview is that when you read back you realize you have done more than you think, whereas when I started typing I thought it was going to be a short update.

Oh, another bit added to the list- the plenum that attaches to the heater box I just renewed. This list has to stop soon.


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Looks good Jacko, keep up the good work.
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Looks good Jacko. Medic, your box is a bit different being an AC unit but the you get the general idea.


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Looks good, I did this in my 66 and reckon it is one of those things that you really appreciate, nothing worse that a car with bad seals, draughts or wind whistles Smile


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My old girl has just gone out in simpathy. Cant complain though, the heater core has died while the car is in the shed. Very considerate. Very Happy


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Good job on the heater box.
I did mine recently so I understand what ur talking about.
Good to tick another thing off the list.


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That heater box flap turned out to be a bit of a nightmare. Stripped it twice and re did it three times. Has me buggered as to why the paint would not take but it now looks fine.

Since the last update we have finally received a certificate of occupancy on our 3 month home renovation- 15 months later. Not sure if I mentioned earlier but along the way our builder went broke owing $350k to the suppliers, and other traddies around town. We are fine, only annoyance issues and painting but there are some who will be a lot out of pocket. Seizing the opportunity of finally having it done, H and I laid a vinyl strip flooring (fake wood looking) in what was the old garage floor last weekend.

Back to the car. I mentioned previously that I had refurbed the shifter. Over the weekend I fitted the floor shifter kit I had purchased from Capital Classics. All good I thought until it came to trying to fit the shift indicator light- you know that innocuous little light that tells you what gear you are in when it is dark. A visit by Medic (nothing like an ambulance in the drive to arose attention) another two forum posts, a lot of internet searching and a few photos and emails later, it was revealed that my shifter is for a car fitted with a console; no wonder the light would not fit.

The console and floor shifter shafts are very different when it comes to this little light. Suffice to say you can’t interchange them. However, even the earliest photos of the car do not show a console in it (thanks again to J1 and his photo doco). They show a floor mounted shifter and that is it. If there had been a console, I am sure Geoff would have been lying on it when he removed the door parts. More on these parts later.

A tip: take lots of photos of everything from all sorts of angles in the highest resolution you can. They come in handy and the high res allows you to zoom into that spot you need to check.

A check of the Marti report reveals the car was delivered with a console. During Medic’s visit he pondered whether the extra holes in the floor along the trans tunnel could be for a console. In short, the console is long gone. Mark Dicko informs me the consoles are pretty expensive and H is not that keen on the original design in any case. A call to Justang was enough to put us on the track of Cage’s build and the Mustangs to Fear website. Some great designs, with cup holders, and no ash trays in sight. I am waiting on a reply to our email enquiry re cost and shipping etc.

Wanting to get something done (for a change I hear you say) I found these odd shaped pressed plates in the shed that read- ‘splash shield front, rear LH and RH’. These, I now know, are the splash guards fitted to the inside of the front and rear guards. These stop crap being splashed up to your doors or in and around the headlights by the wheels. A bit more research shows these pieces have rubber strips around the edge to make a reasonable seal. Found the strips and fitted them to the rim of the pieces. I am not sure how it should be done, but I spent ages drilling fine holes for the staples that secure the rubber strips and then hammering the staples flat. Buggered how else it can be done (anyone?).

Tonight, I avoided the ironing and X-Factor and fitted the door locks. During this I realised I don’t have the long remote door latch rod connecting the inside door release to the lock mechanism - beauty. The other door locks went in pretty easily and are secured with spring steel brackets inside the door. Removed the ignition lock after reading a ‘how to’ on the net - got to love the WWW.

Tomorrow night the ironing; or fitting the boot lock and bits underneath the car ready for the diff reinstall. Not really a hard choice is it- just don’t tell H Smile


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'67 S-code GT coupe, 'Pink Bitz' formerly known as 'Hookin' up a brother'
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Jeez Jacko, I don't know how you can write so much - great read everytime Thumbs Up

It would take me 2 hours to put that kinda spiel together...


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Ausjacko wrote

The console and floor shifter shafts are very different when it comes to this little light. Suffice to say you can’t interchange them


Im going from a console to a floor shifter in a 68 so Im glad I read this.
Saved me another wtf moment !
Do u buy just the shaft ?


Ausjacko wrote
A tip: take lots of photos of everything from all sorts of angles in the highest resolution you can. They come in handy and the high res allows you to zoom into that spot you need to check.


Still kickin myself on that one.


Ausjacko wrote
Tonight, I avoided the ironing and X-Factor and fitted the door locks.

Well done ! Thumbs Up


I smell oranges !

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always happy to help Jacko when I can, not very often but.....


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Nice update Ian, I too enjoy reading your posts.


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soc123_au wrote
Nice update Ian, I too enjoy reading your posts.

Yeh me 3... Cheers


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