'59 A in the Swiss Alps

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Re: '59 A in the Swiss Alps

#31 Post by George Krompecher » Mon Nov 29, 2021 3:12 pm

It drives and brakes!
Finished re-routing the washer system with the one outlet foot pump,
Rewired the left headlight/blinker/horn after changing the fender/headlight support,
Put in the new glovebox with a new strap,
Refitted the driver seat after finishing under dash work,
Changed the dead blinker relay,
....And it is too cold to wash it. I still drove it on the ramp for some outside pics.
After that I adjusted the rear lid, that is better but not perfect.
Still tons of things to do, but it drives. First time in 15 years.
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Re: '59 A in the Swiss Alps

#32 Post by DaveErickson » Mon Nov 29, 2021 9:31 pm

Congratulations, George. Beautiful car, great milestone.

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Re: '59 A in the Swiss Alps

#33 Post by DENNIS DAUGS » Tue Nov 30, 2021 11:44 am

George,
Thank you for sharing your journey. Your garage is as tidy and organized as your car.
In one of your earliest posts you mention lighting is a priority. A satisfying and simple project for me was replacing as many of my bulbs as possible with led lighting. This served twin purposes; the brighter lights allows my tail lights to be seen and the reduced wattage reduced the draw on the battery.
Have a great day and wave in the direction of Davos for me. My youngest daughter lives there.

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Re: '59 A in the Swiss Alps

#34 Post by George Krompecher » Tue Nov 30, 2021 1:31 pm

Thank you guys for the encouraging words.
The car will never be concours, but driveable safely and with loads of fun.
Good advice on the leds, Dennis. I will look into it. I also have a 3rd brake light planned under teh engine lid grille, after the inspection. I should be in Davos in march for a week at a convention.

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Re: '59 A in the Swiss Alps

#35 Post by George Krompecher » Mon Dec 06, 2021 12:28 pm

I need the forum's knowledge:
I am re-building the heating cables/flaps, that were all wrong. I straightened the rods and refitted them, with smooth action and no binding.

What I don't have is reference for the command cables (wires) where they exit the sheath under the engine, by the flap commands.

Anyone have a specific picture of the sheaths' ends by the exchanger flaps?

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Re: '59 A in the Swiss Alps

#36 Post by Doug McDonnell » Mon Dec 06, 2021 2:04 pm

This might help you but someone may have a better picture as this is deep in the nether regions where the Loch Ness Monster lives
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Re: '59 A in the Swiss Alps

#37 Post by George Krompecher » Mon Dec 06, 2021 2:12 pm

Excellent! Thank you.
There is a sheath in the parts list that seems to go around the steel wire, which is not on your pictures.
Any clue as to where it goes?

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Re: '59 A in the Swiss Alps

#38 Post by Doug McDonnell » Mon Dec 06, 2021 3:00 pm

On my C #14 and #15 go on as it leaves the tunnel. Not sure if true for an A also: https://www.stoddard.com/porsche-356/po ... ystem.html #14 goes over lip where it comes out of tunnel then #15 over #14 But I am unsure that this is correct for an A. I will lask David Jones to chime in as he has Both A and C cars This picture of an A on BAT has the sheath like my C:
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Re: '59 A in the Swiss Alps

#39 Post by Doug McDonnell » Mon Dec 06, 2021 3:14 pm

If you have Neil Goldberg's 356A book it might show it. https://blocks-books.com/BLOCKS-BOOKS/9 ... 166_1.html
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#40 Post by George Krompecher » Mon Dec 06, 2021 3:21 pm

I do have Neil Goldberg's book. It does not show how the sheath ends. Mechanically you'd want a hard stop to the sheath to allow for positive action on the lever , like a bike brake cable sheath.

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#41 Post by Doug McDonnell » Mon Dec 06, 2021 3:22 pm

No hard stop on a C but length is fixed by where it attaches onto #14
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Re: '59 A in the Swiss Alps

#42 Post by David Jones » Mon Dec 06, 2021 10:28 pm

It is used on all models I believe along with a rubber boot to mate it on the chassis stub. It is just to protect the cable probably in a vain attempt to stop it rusting.
By the way George the rods are not supposed to be straight they have a bend so as to make them align correctly with the valve levers. Check the factory manual for alignment information.

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Re: '59 A in the Swiss Alps

#43 Post by George Krompecher » Tue Dec 07, 2021 6:07 am

OK, it starts to make sense. Thanks to all.
David, I have seen the bends and I understand why they are there. My rods were bent ant twisted in all directions. I straightened them and they will *not* work without some strategic bends to allow for smooth movement.
Now waiting on parts to finish the heating setup.

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Re: '59 A in the Swiss Alps

#44 Post by George Krompecher » Mon Dec 13, 2021 1:04 pm

Door seals:
I have received a bunch of seals to change and /or fit (quite a few were missing), and one is stumping me. First picture below.

The other seal that raises a question is the large flat seal that goes on the front and rear edge of the door inner panel, 2nd picture below. It has a fold, that I can not tell whether it goes towars the door or against the door opening seal. Anyone?
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Re: '59 A in the Swiss Alps

#45 Post by Puygranier Antoine » Wed Dec 22, 2021 12:17 pm

Really cool project and a wonderful car!

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