Doug says goodbye to his long time friend called Archie. Who had been stored in his garage for 23 years without running
Doug says goodbye!
October 17 it arrives at home. Thanks AAA!
Its in the garage, now the work begins!
All rubber hoses need to be removed and changed, and all corroded smog stuff removed.
Engine bay looks pretty rough at the moment.
had to take the fuel tank out its all Rusty inside and smells horrible, permeating the whole garage and house!
Gas gauge is not going to work, I can guarantee that!
With the fuel tank out and carpet removed I gave it a good wipe around and now original Yellow color is visible. Now flat or Shiny Black!
New gas tank and gauge on order!
get rid of all that old smog crap.
gave the radiator a good flush out with the hose scrub and paint next.
Took both seats out and removed rotten carpet.
Interior not in good shape, CA sunshine victim!
Rear brake drums were seized on, now they are off waiting new cylinders etc. Drums and shoes are good.
Working on a piece of 1/2" alum angle to straighten it up a bit.
have to do something with the front radiator ducting, alum would be nice but afraid its going to be a piece of alum bolted under the top to straighten it out a bit.
Looking pretty grungy!
It came with a role cage although not fitted at this time, previous owner did a bit of track day stuff a long time ago.
Grungy ols seats have got to go!
The old fuel tank smelt so bad I stuck it in the wheelbarrow as far away as possible!
OK carbs are off now
Bad news exhaust collector needed old one has cavity in the middle of the collector.
Going thro them, diaphragm is broken on RH carb and bottom bowl plastic plugs are loose with O Ring. Cannot believe manufacturer got away with this a real fire hazard!
Think I need to get rid of these ugly US crash bumper thingys next!
OK Fronts are off !
Looks a lot cleaner without the ugly US bumpers
Rear Brake drums in good condition, painted and ready to go
The very grungy lower radiator pipe and hoses
Lower radiator pipe cleaned and painted along with thermostat housing