P6B S Project Car

harveyp6

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Got the wiper spindles as high as I could, but they still dont sit well in the valance grommets. The near side wiper spindle outer washer (asymmetric one) doesnt seem to sit properly, dont know quite how its supposed tofit.?
The O/S (drivers-RHD) washer sits with the defection downwards, the N/S asymmetric one sits with the deflection upwards.
 

jp928

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Really?? That way around I doubt I could get the nut fitted at all! Will have a try tomorrow! And that spindle is the long one.
The parts book shows both wiper spindle outer washers concave (dished side) facing upwards....but we know that book is not always correct.
Alos, in the WSM it says 'final fine adjustment can be done with a knurled nut at the cable outlet '.... ??? No such nut visible or shown that I can see/find ? The rubbers around the wiper spindles look thicker on near side - normal ? I might see what things fit like if I remove the rubber between the valance and the heater body. Or even swap the rubbers on the nearside spindle around?
thanks
 
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jp928

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Got the valance installed pretty well - had to use the original top rubber. A bit difficult to get the outer ends screwed down - ran out hands to pull the end into place, and get the screws started. Wiper spindles close to parallel. Fan control lever not quite right - can get to high speed, but it bounces back a bit. fixing that will require access to the shaft end to loosen my locking nut, and that means the valance will have to come off again, not quite up to that exercise right now. The fan actually blew some dust out of the demister ducts, so its working much better than it used to,so thats progress.
 
The trick to getting the ends in is to use a long, 12" blade, phillips head screwdriver with a sticky end. You can then attach the screw to it, insert into panel hole and push the lot down into the body fitting. I'm still trying to post the photos off my phone...
 

jp928

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Close to my way - I have a pair of forceps that I hold the head of the screw with to get its point in the hole, then switch to long bladed philips driver.
 

quattro

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The trick to getting the ends in is to use a long, 12" blade, phillips head screwdriver with a sticky end. You can then attach the screw to it, insert into panel hole and push the lot down into the body fitting. I'm still trying to post the photos off my phone...
I use blu tack on the screwdriver.
 

jp928

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Having got the heater almost done....went for a drive for first time in weeks! all good,no leaks.
Now for the exhaust - 2 wrong size cans made in a single one piece unit by some doofus - first can in permanent contact with the base (its 4" longer than it should be), rear can shorter than true. Just to be sure the free parts Ipicked up would fit I separated the front joint and checked that the olive from the new parts would fit - YES! Being all in one piece I was betting it wouldnt come out easily, and so it turned out. Despite disconnecting the left drive shaft it wouldnt come out, so I had to cut it. The front olive was actually formed as part of the pipe,which I havent seen before. Anyway, its all out now, going to clean the new used bits up, (already kilrusted ) paint them, transfer my fibreglass insulation, and start refitting. One olive is very good, the other is holed, so now trying to locate one locally.
 
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Mick Rae

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The O/S (drivers-RHD) washer sits with the defection downwards, the N/S asymmetric one sits with the deflection upwards.
And that was how they seemed to want to fit back just now, but could not convince myself that I was not making a comedy set up for people to stare and tut at - just seemed weird to have it so different, but doesn't fit any other way. Thank you Harvey - and thank you from my cat who was sitting on the wing waiting to be blamed for it all ;)
 

jp928

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Exhaust plan failure 1 - fwd going pipe from front muffler is 100mm/4" too long - with the muffler hanging on its rubbers the front end is that far past the end of the front pipe. Going out to see if I can get this fixed, now that I have burnt my bridges with the old pipework.
 

jp928

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The new front going pipe needs to be cut back 85mm, than it should fit. Neatest way will be if I can find a muffler place that can flare a pipe end to suit the olives we use,easy to cut 85mm off and flare the end.
This is the floor mods that were done to try to accommodate the foriegn longer muffler can.
And comparing the foreign muffler with a proper one...
 
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jp928

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When I examine the rear end of the main pipe more carefully guess what I find? The 2-1/4" main pipe has a section of 2-1/8" pipe pushed inside it.....85mm long, with the flare on the end. Funny that .
 

jp928

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Every exhaust place I have been to says 'need the car here to get it fixed'. Finally have given up on doing it any other way, so started on putting the nasty oversized front muffler back on so its drivable. Got that done - it will bang on the floor or the diff nose a bit, but I only have to travel a couple of kms, so I can put up with that. Go to start it to check noise level.....choke knob pulls right out of the dash. No chance it start in our current temps. To quote kenneth williams (?), "Infamy, Infamy, they've got it in for me!" Some body sure has.
 
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