Restoration (Now going mild Oulaw) 1964 356C Coupe 217115

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Harry M DeNoers
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Re: Restoration (Now going mild Oulaw) 1964 356C Coupe 217115

#151 Post by Harry M DeNoers » Wed Jan 22, 2020 5:14 pm

Juha Vane wrote:
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Apologize, I misinterpret this:
I weight each piece individually and remove material from part until it weighs the same as the rest. I.e. 4 pistons, 4 wrist pins, 4 rods, 8 piston clips and 4 rod bearings. When they all weigh the same i combine each assembly and weigh for total weigh. Pics show total weight of each assembly.
Rods are not so easy to balance or actually the problem is to weight correctly the ends.
Juha, Andy says you are correct. His 1 gram variation overall is impressive given the 15 gram factory spec. She should run sweet.
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#152 Post by mario musto » Wed Jan 22, 2020 7:10 pm

Harry- great to hear the news, Bob is a super guy, been vintage racing with him since the early '90's. Looking forward to update pics and love your thread.
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#153 Post by Steve Proctor » Thu Jan 23, 2020 2:46 pm

+1 on Bob Kann's GT bumper trim. I believe you will find that the A model versions were trimmed to reduce the thickness at the ends and wrapped around the bumper. Later years were finished at the ends. Might have to anneal to ease the bending process.
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#154 Post by Harry M DeNoers » Thu Jan 23, 2020 3:14 pm

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Steve Proctor wrote:
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+1 on Bob Kann's GT bumper trim. I believe you will find that the A model versions were trimmed to reduce the thickness at the ends and wrapped around the bumper. Later years were finished at the ends. Might have to anneal to ease the bending process.
Steve these are the instructions Bob sent. They were prepared by one of his customers. The pre As were 8' and the later dates were 7'. Its amazing how many details there are in one of these cars. I know Andy has it covered.

I have signed up for PCAs show the Friday before Amelia Concours (off-site) and the Saturday 'club' show at the Concours. I'm a newbie so I'm a little excited.

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#155 Post by Steve Proctor » Thu Jan 23, 2020 5:48 pm

Looks good, Harry!!
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#156 Post by Harry M DeNoers » Fri Jan 24, 2020 6:02 pm

She’s on her own four feet for the first time in a long time. It’s enough to make a grown man cry tears of joy!
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#157 Post by Steve Turino » Sat Jan 25, 2020 10:52 am

Harry and Andy, what an amazing rebuild! I just read through the whole thread. Very impressive! I don't know if I have that kind of patience, you and Andy must have bucket loads.
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#158 Post by Harry M DeNoers » Sat Jan 25, 2020 11:01 am

Steve Turino wrote:
Sat Jan 25, 2020 10:52 am
Harry and Andy, what an amazing rebuild! I just read through the whole thread. Very impressive! I don't know if I have that kind of patience, you and Andy must have bucket loads.
I’m so excited to drive this car. I’m like a kid with a new toy. Andy says we are about two weeks away. I hope to have her at the Amelia Concours at the PCA event on Friday . . .

Where is Rogues Island?
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#159 Post by Steve Turino » Sat Jan 25, 2020 11:06 pm

Harry
RI It's on the coast between Mass and CT :D
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#160 Post by Harry M DeNoers » Tue Jan 28, 2020 7:52 pm

step by step
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#161 Post by Martin Benade » Tue Jan 28, 2020 9:29 pm

What size tires are you using?

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#162 Post by Harry M DeNoers » Tue Jan 28, 2020 11:57 pm

Martin Benade wrote:
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What size tires are you using?

Tires: 175x55Rx15 front, 185x65Rx15 rear.
Wheels: 15 ” x 5.5” front, 15” x 6” rear.

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#163 Post by Martin Benade » Wed Jan 29, 2020 12:35 am

Aren’t those fronts kind of small diameter?

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#164 Post by Harry M DeNoers » Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:03 am

Martin Benade wrote:
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Aren’t those fronts kind of small diameter?
Yes sir. May have to change them out.

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#165 Post by Martin Benade » Wed Jan 29, 2020 1:58 am

I’d suggest putting the rears on the front and going to a 195 on the rear

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