had to take the plunge

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curshe
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had to take the plunge

Post by curshe » Sat Jan 30, 2016 9:02 pm

Ran across an SS100 kit on Craigslist so being a glutton for punishment I went and got it. Had hopes of it being in a bit better shape but oh well.
The engine was supposed to be a rebuild but has sat without oil and is stuck, had hopes for it but in box of spare engine parts found new set of rings and cam bearings, so will have to do some in depth looking now. Although doesn't look to have been run at all so hope springs eternal,
The body needs a bit of work I am not fond of how it mounts to the pan just a few small bolts front and rear and nothing along the sides will have to make up something there.
A good thing is the glass is thick and strong has some cracks and slight font end damage but is stout, the pan has had some replacement panels put in so got good metal everywhere. So has some good points will have to get the engine figured.
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Re: had to take the plunge

Post by Ol'fogasaurus » Sat Jan 30, 2016 11:12 pm

Congrats on the purchase. We need some pictures as verbal descriptions backed up with pictures sure helps to visualize a project. :wink:

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Re: had to take the plunge

Post by curshe » Sun Jan 31, 2016 1:07 am

[quote="Ol'fogasaurus"]Congrats on the purchase. We need some pictures as verbal descriptions backed up with pictures sure helps to visualize a project. :wink:

Lee[/quot
https://www.flickr.com/photos/15068636@ ... 3560914110
Still getting the photo thing figured out got a few on flickr
Seems like the link works so will go that way till I get it figured out how to embed photos
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Re: had to take the plunge

Post by Ol'fogasaurus » Sun Jan 31, 2016 9:00 am

Thanks for the photos. I have never seen that kit that far disassembled before.

You really have a blank slate to do what you want to do.

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Re: had to take the plunge

Post by curshe » Mon Feb 01, 2016 12:08 am

[quote="curshe"][quote="Ol'fogasaurus"]Congrats on the purchase. We need some pictures as verbal descriptions backed up with pictures sure helps to visualize a project. :wink:

Lee[/quot
https://www.flickr.com/photos/15068636@ ... 3560914110
Still getting the photo thing figured out got a few on flickr
Added some pictures to the flickr page.
Pulled engine down the feller I got the rig from paid someone to "rebuild" the engine, so far looks like cleaned the outside of the heads lots of cheap chrome, not sure why they split the case didn't put any new bearings in it just, just split the case lots of silicone on cam plug and managed to get the rear main bearing out of place and seize the bearing. The distributor gear was definitely way buggered been drove past after in place I think or not indexed.
The good is that the case looks standard is tight will have to get it all cleaned and see. Though can get a subaru legacy for cheap, decisions,decisions
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Re: had to take the plunge

Post by Ol'fogasaurus » Mon Feb 01, 2016 10:11 am

I tried to make a copy off flicker to try to edit it to see something but it wouldn't let me do it (which is good). I can usually do it off the post but not always. You can also add via the attachment part of the post but there are limits to text and the order the pictures post (seems to be in reverse order).

I use photo bucket as a carrier but I do edit the pictures for size and clarity before posting them onto photo bucket. I make a copy of the original photo then edit the picture before re-sizing the copy to 640 X 480 which seems to be a reasonably good size. Photo bucket, for instance does have a photo editor built into it. I am sure other hosts have the same or similar abilities. I then select the picture and get a URL for it and attach the URL in the post with any dialogue I want to add either above or below the picture and Wha-la, there is it.

This site will allow larger pictures to be posted.

Do a search; there is an existing string on the subject of how to post here.

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Re: had to take the plunge

Post by curshe » Thu Feb 04, 2016 10:24 am

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Well did the photo bucket thingy remember why I didn't like it now once uploaded they own it, can't delete your own photos and stuff bugs me does seem to work here though so will do it for a bit till I find something else.
Trying to show new picture of leagacy decided to go subaru power got a 91 with front crash still fires and runs drove it on the trailer, got the adapter on the way then mount engine to get ready for wiring harness.
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Re: had to take the plunge

Post by curshe » Thu Feb 04, 2016 10:25 am

well hells bells that doesn't work either

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Re: had to take the plunge

Post by curshe » Thu Feb 04, 2016 10:35 am

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Well the resized one shows up as an url anyway
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Ha! success! Got to do the direct link thing oy vey! :D but have figured it out
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