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Re: Winter Outlaw Project

#76 Post by Doug McDonnell » Fri Jul 28, 2017 9:46 pm

Weird A&*ed mirrors now replaced with correct for C Durant mirrors as of yesterday evening. One step at a time.
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Re: Winter Outlaw Project

#77 Post by EricMcKinley » Fri Jul 28, 2017 11:14 pm

Doug,

Don't drive off without closing that hood!

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Re: Winter Outlaw Project

#78 Post by Doug McDonnell » Sat Jul 29, 2017 9:31 am

No worries Eric. I disconnected the battery maintainer and hand pushed the car outside to work on it then hand pushed it back inside. I refuse to start the car for 10 ft of movement. Just seems like the correct thing to do.
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Re: Winter Outlaw Project

#79 Post by Doug McDonnell » Tue Aug 08, 2017 9:53 am

So I have put off dealing with a very slow starter until now because I have difficulty getting to starter and back up again. So MY son the carpenter agreed to be my younger body:>) He loves driving this Outlaw and although a carpenter he is a graduate of Auto mechanics school. He jacked the car up, removed the passengers side rear wheel and then we found a rather unique "Sign of the Turkey". The starter was held in poorly by lower bolt only. The upper hard to reach bolt that holds the starter as well as the motor in was missing completely! As in not there-just a hole! Needless to say the starter torqued slightly when power applied to it. Removed old starter bushing with a tap, installed new bushing with my special bushing tool and ordered new "Helper Bolts" from Ab @ Afterwerk. More to come after they arrive.
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Re: Winter Outlaw Project

#80 Post by Paul Hatfield » Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:08 am

In the meantime maybe install some cool 3 point seatbelts some guy on Whidbey sent you! wink-wink
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Re: Winter Outlaw Project

#81 Post by EricMcKinley » Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:26 am

Doug,

Can I ask what is a helper bolt, and what is its purpose.

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Re: Winter Outlaw Project

#82 Post by Doug McDonnell » Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:38 am

1965 356C There is never enough time to do it right, but always enough time to do it over.

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Re: Winter Outlaw Project

#83 Post by EricMcKinley » Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:48 am

Doug,

That all makes sense.

When I purchased my car a number of years back it came with one of these bolts.
Not as pretty as Ab's, very crudely welded, however now I know what it is.

When I get around to putting the engine into the car a set of these would be handy.

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Re: Winter Outlaw Project

#84 Post by Doug McDonnell » Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:54 am

I could have installed the starter with regular bolts as Luke was here to help me but that isn't always the case. I am frequently working alone so decided to install the helper bolts as I have them on my other car and they come in handy on occasion.
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Re: Winter Outlaw Project

#85 Post by Doug McDonnell » Wed Aug 23, 2017 11:01 am

New starter and bushing in and car starts like a good 356 should.
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Re: Winter Outlaw Project

#86 Post by Wes Bender » Wed Aug 23, 2017 12:49 pm

For a poor man's helper bolt, put a ss hose clamp on the head of the bolt. Has anyone developed a helper bolt that also resists being pushed back out of its hole when trying to put the nut on it? I always loop a length of safety wire around the bolt before starting the nut and that seems to work, but I can't help but think that there should be a better way.
Some days it just isn’t worth the hassle of chewing through the restraints......

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Re: Winter Outlaw Project

#87 Post by Doug McDonnell » Wed Aug 23, 2017 12:53 pm

My tip on keeping the helper bolt from pushing back in when starting the washer and nut is brought to you by my son. He just stuffed a rag up in the small space where the bolt head is, started the washer and nut, then removed the rag. Simple solution and it works. One of those "Why didn't I think of that?" kind of solutions.
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Re: Winter Outlaw Project

#88 Post by Doug McDonnell » Sun May 20, 2018 1:45 pm

Pending sale to a nice younger guy with a VW history. He is probably anxious as he agreed to sale 2 days before leaving for a 2 week work commitment in Germany. He has had this fuel filler door on his desk for about 10 years to remind him that some day he would own a 356.
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Re: Winter Outlaw Project

#89 Post by M Penta » Thu May 24, 2018 8:36 pm

Congrats on the sale! Anyone who has a filler door on their shelf like that has got to be a good and loving owner. Hope to see him here.

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