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Ruskie the 3500s

Discussion in 'Members Projects' started by arthuy, Aug 7, 2016.

  1. Barten

    Barten Member

    This is going to be really great! Where are you sending them for refurbishment?
  2. arthuy

    arthuy Well-Known Member

    They are going to Mark Gray, very reasonable on the price. I use to use past parts but there is a fair old difference, the parts could have been refurbed at home but I cant do the stainless bit.

    I will still be a few months plodding away. I really need to get the underseal off so will wait til that is a bit warmer. It is temptimg to get the engine and brakes sorted and drive the car but I will need to resist the temptation.

    Will be looking into the epoxy mastic. what is the best way to do it and what sort of quantities are needed. will look to do the entire underside and the suspension parts, I was going to have some bits powder coated but will see how they look once painted with the epoxy.
  3. arthuy

    arthuy Well-Known Member

    So I can get set for doing the underseal work I called CJ autos to order the lifting device for my roller. Sadly they arent making them as they are too expensive??


    It is a heavy car to push on its side and whilst getting it over it a challange putting it back on the ground is a bit dangerous.


    So I have looked at the photos of the device and it is basically a really tall pillar jack with a few extra parts. I think I have figure out how to make one but think that trying to replicate it will be too much so have came up with the idea of using a 60" farm jack as a substitute and fabricate a few adaptors.

    Another option would be using the bumper mounts as a lifting point but perhaps that would be best with 2 farm jacks one at each end of the car.
    Last edited: Apr 5, 2017
  4. arthuy

    arthuy Well-Known Member

    Hope to be getting more work completed over the summer.

    I have bought the epoxy for the underside, just need to get on with scraping the old rubbish off and get it on.

    My hydraulics have come back from refurb but will wait until I have the under side ready before refitting them. Whilst the car is on its side I want to replace the pipes, will be interesting doing the rear calipers with the car on its side.

    I have also managed to pick up a period FM radio but in needs a good service if anyone can recommend somewhere.

  5. arthuy

    arthuy Well-Known Member

    I couldnt find anyone who would service the radio at a reasonable cost. I still have a lot of things to do with the car before going spend happy on a radio.

    Initially when I found it didnt work I had a look but as I wanted a pro to look at it decided to leave alone to avoid further damage.

    As it has been a while since I touch the P6 I decided to give it a bash, seeing as I have some technical skills and knowing that lots of devices (were car radios ever classed as devices?) fail due to solder drying out or resistors and capacitors blowing all things which can be checked.


    Thankfully none of the components had blown as it can be difficult to know what values resistors had been.


    With the orginal wires in a poor state so I have replaced the power feed and speaker wires.


    I tried the radio and despite the poor radio reception I get living on a hill I did manage to pick up some stations, I did use a screw driver as an antenna where I was rewarded by Telstar blaring out.


    The tape deck was a little more difficult. I couldnt remove the screws holdng the motor unit but was able to coax it back to life, a little noisey at first but once running a few drops of oil were added.

    A great invention in technology is the casette tape with a jack plug cable attached. Interestingly even when the motor wasnt running the magnetic reader picked up the Ipod.


    Great result I think and the sound isnt bad.


    Found a few period adverts for the unit like this, 1978 sale 119.95 Canadian Dollars . ouch

    I notice that this thread hasnt lost the photos hosted on photobucket as yet. I have them backed up and will update them when the time comes.
    Last edited: Aug 15, 2017

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