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#401 TheLoyale

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 08:08 PM

This is a good option, I may see about this over POR15 again, as the POR doesn't seem to be holding up all that well, perhaps it was the prep, but I thought I did a fine job on prep work.

If I buy the Chassis paint, I will post my results after using it.

dont bother with Por-15. Way too much fuss.

Check out Monstaliner's chassis paint.


http://www.monstalin...o_stop_rust.htm



#402 TheLoyale

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 08:10 PM

I still don't understand what the EA81 is, I always though the EA81 was a 1600 motor? The EA82 being a 1800. I find contradicting info throughout the internet.

Non-Turbo EA81
1. 1600cc
2. 1800cc

Which is it? lol.

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 08:13 PM

Por-15 is not supposed to be exposed to sunlight if I remember correctly. Possibly part of the problem.

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 08:18 PM

Por-15 is not supposed to be exposed to sunlight if I remember correctly. Possibly part of the problem.


Correct, they offer a Topcoat if it is being applied to an UV exposed area. But the issue I see is under the vehicle, kinda peals off. Rust-oleum Bedliner is hard as a rock and does not peal off, perhaps a better product for some apps.

Interesting Sale thread for an '84 Ski wagon.
http://www.ultimates...t=119085&page=3

Edited by TheLoyale, 13 March 2012 - 08:20 PM.


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Posted 13 March 2012 - 08:47 PM

1800cc. The EA71 is 1600cc. Wiki :headbang:

#406 TheLoyale

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 10:05 PM

1800cc. The EA71 is 1600cc. Wiki :headbang:


Roger that. Thank you!

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 10:37 PM

I was looking at engine specs on Wiki, EA71 vs. EA81 - The only different between the two motors (At least Wiki says) is the EA71 has a Stroke of 60mm where as the EA81 has 67mm stroke, both share the same Bore (92mm)

Also the Compression ratio dropped in the EA81 to 8.7:1 from the 9.0:1 of the EA71.

Is this info correct?

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 10:44 PM

The other thing I am looking for is the proper Alt bracket for a Non AC EA81. Mine had Dealer installed AC which I removed, I now want to move the Alt inboard more and shorten the belt.

Anybody?

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 12:10 AM

Found some pics of a '80 Ski wagon once owned by McBrat.

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 12:20 AM

The other thing I am looking for is the proper Alt bracket for a Non AC EA81. Mine had Dealer installed AC which I removed, I now want to move the Alt inboard more and shorten the belt.

Anybody?


Send a PM to lyter1983

I just purchased a motor from him, and in order to get the thing light enough for UPS ground, he stripped it a bit for me.

Alt bracket included.

#411 TheLoyale

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 12:21 AM

Send a PM to lyter1983

I just purchased a motor from him, and in order to get the thing light enough for UPS ground, he stripped it a bit for me.

Alt bracket included.


Thanks, I will do that. :headbang:

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 12:21 AM

the EA71 has a Stroke of 60mm where as the EA81 has 67mm stroke, both share the same Bore (92mm)


correct

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 01:58 AM

I forgot to add one more thing to the list, I need to replace the hood latch assy. At least I got the old one out.

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 07:43 PM

More progress.

Rear Cargo flooring/Subframe - Before.
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After, I removed all rust with a wire wheel and grinding disc, I then applied two coats of Hard Bedliner to the floor, after drying, I applied Heavy Duty Ruberized Undercoating to finish it off.
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Here is my first patch on the floor, Very solid and no burn throughs. 16ga steal.
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I then covered the other round holes.
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After that, I cut out of rust hole and then started welding in a new patch when I ran out of Wire! Damn, need to buy some more Fluxcore Friday.
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As you can see, only a few spot welds until I get more wire.
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Another day ends...
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#415 TheLoyale

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 10:42 PM

Rob picked up the Tank, Rockers and Fuel Pump for me today! Thank you Subruise!
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Posted 15 March 2012 - 01:48 AM

Looks good! You may want to pick up some gas... less clean up.

Wish I could find some factory rocker panels... great find!

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 03:24 PM

Tom, I think you forgot "replace the clutch" from your list.

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Posted 15 March 2012 - 04:16 PM

Tom, I think you forgot "replace the clutch" from your list.


I am not sure if I need a new clutch. Could have slipped due to flash rust from sitting.

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Posted 16 March 2012 - 06:57 PM

So when I started today, I felt like this.
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Mid way thru, I felt like this.
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But finally at the end, with a result of this...
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I felt like this!
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Posted 16 March 2012 - 07:30 PM

Lol at the last pic. Looking good. The rust in this one really isn't that bad. Keep up the good work. The driver's side front floor pan is always the worst I usually start there now to get it out of the way :rolleyes: Can't wait to see the new rockers go on this!

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Posted 16 March 2012 - 08:01 PM

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two in the pink, one in the stink???? :drunk:

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Posted 16 March 2012 - 09:53 PM

two in the pink, one in the stink???? :drunk:


Two in the slit, one in the ************.
Two in the coot, one in the shoot.
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Posted 16 March 2012 - 09:54 PM

Seriously though, looking good Tom, you'll have a beautiful car by the end of the summer.

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Posted 16 March 2012 - 11:27 PM

Two in the Poot one in the Toot? :popcorn:

Yeah, the Driverside footwell isn't pretty, but it isn't rotted rotted yet. I'm gonna have to cut up pretty high due to surface rust, and trying to weld scared metal is hard, burns too too easy. But, I think I can do it (I have so far)

I am looking forward to the rockers too, trying to make it all work like it did from the factory should be interesting, since I don't have much for reference (except for the complete rust free versions)

Speaking of which, I should ask when dude can ship everything out :)

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Posted 16 March 2012 - 11:44 PM

Looking good Boss!

I got your hood latch today, it was free. it seems to work, but needs to be greased up. The down side is one of the bolts snapped off in the latch, if you still want it, I can figure out what shipping is and it's yours. No luck on the cable and handle, they were busted.




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