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 on: Tuesday, 16 February, 2021, 06:52:51 AM 
Started by CyCo - Last post by midmount
And how about you get your reek on the road again and drive it like we do?Cyco

 on: Monday, 08 February, 2021, 11:18:57 AM 
Started by The Green Reek - Last post by The Green Reek
Exhaust n bits
Chrissy hols were way too busy to get much car stuff done so sorry for the slow post.
New pics here:
After going to my exhaust guy explaining that the car isn't mobile to bring it to him. He said have you every used donuts?
Pic 1 are all the pieces necessary to make an exhaust system. The round things are donuts. What an awesome idea. Cut an angle you want.
Pic2 and 3 are the exhaust coming together. A tedious job of cutting, placing, tack welding, removing and welding. 1 joint at a time.
Pic 4 is a virtually new muffler I had left over from another Eureka. So waste not - I had to make a sleeve for it though as the inlet was 3mm too small.
5 Finished. Although hard to see as it is all tucked up neatly on the motor.
6 was my rebuilt radiator which is now installed and piped. No leaks!
Test fitting the seats in 7.
As there is practically nowhere to tow or pull this car onto a trailer, pic 8 shows a tow arm and removable eye bolt I made.
This bolts onto the H beam and tucks under the front tub. The eye bolt can be screwed into a hole behind the number place.
I spoke earlier about using a mesh on the front of the ears. 8 is a finished product.
Pic 9 is the interior coming together.
Pic 10 is me finally working up the nerves to drill holes in the side of the car to fit the mirrors.

See ya

 on: Saturday, 30 January, 2021, 12:43:27 PM 
Started by CyCo - Last post by CyCo
I thought as much. I'll probably have to put my annual leave soon.

 on: Tuesday, 26 January, 2021, 02:12:35 PM 
Started by CyCo - Last post by WebGoat
G'day gang,

The plan for 2021 is very much still Bairnsdale Victoria in October like last year only this year we're anticipating that it actually WILL go ahead (fingers crossed).

So stay tuned and details will be released as they come to hand.

for life.

 on: Tuesday, 26 January, 2021, 01:37:54 PM 
Started by CyCo - Last post by The Green Reek
Zoom Zoom

 on: Tuesday, 26 January, 2021, 06:10:15 AM 
Started by CyCo - Last post by CyCo
Dare I ask, do we have anything in plan for this year, assuming we can actually travel interstate this year? Can we still use last years plan, or do we need to work out something new?

 on: Monday, 21 December, 2020, 11:39:41 AM 
Started by The Green Reek - Last post by The Green Reek
Hi Reekers,
No pics this time.
Works been slowly proceeding.
Ears now have mesh on them.
Carpet is in.
Just about finished making my new 2 1/4" custom exhaust. Not enjoying that.

Anyway Heave a Merry Christmas particularly our Sydney crew. Sorry guys.

 on: Tuesday, 13 October, 2020, 01:35:45 AM 
Started by The Green Reek - Last post by Rat Reek
looking good

 on: Saturday, 10 October, 2020, 12:05:17 PM 
Started by The Green Reek - Last post by The Green Reek
Part 3 little bits.
Roof fit.
Pics here
Pics 1 and 2 I think I put up before. The lifters fitted and ready as well as the captive bolt from the Linaks.
Pics 3 and 4 are the roof going on. No pics of it actually being lifted into place as I don't have a third arm for selfies.
Pics 5 and 6 are the fun job of threading the power cables through the roof for the wipers.
I found the inspection camera was a cool way of doing this. Still fiddly though.
Pic 7 Sitting on the roof where it bolts to the arms is my PWM control for wiper speed. I'm only using the high current winding on the wiper motor and controlling speed with this module.
Pic 8 is another shot of the bonnet fitted at last.
Pic 9. You all know that foam people who arrange flowers (not sexist) use. It is very cool as it doesn't spring back after being crushed.
Perfect for measuring roof gap before buying rubber.
So 10, 11 and 12 are this foam applied to the roof area to see what the closed gaps will look like.
Pic 13 or Diagram 13 is the measurements in mm of gap. Now to go to my rubber store if you know what I mean.
It was pointed out to me that Reeks are not bi-symmetrical and I should do this for the entire roof area. Thanks!!!!

 on: Saturday, 10 October, 2020, 11:45:22 AM 
Started by The Green Reek - Last post by The Green Reek
Part 2 little bits.
Ears, Dash, Fuel
Pictures here
Pic 1 is the fuel cap fitted. What you cant see is all new hosing back to the tank for fuel and breathing. New fuel pump fitted and plumbed up to carbies.
Eureka seem to have lots of blind bolts. This car had a lot of them as pop rivets. Not a good idea.
Pic 2 At bunnings you can get this nail strip for about $5.
Pic 3 is a small torch or if you're impatient you can use a large one for silver solder.
Pic 4 and 5 are using the strip to solder the bolts in place.
Pic 6 and 7 are strip bolts going into the dash cover
8 probably wasn't needed but its the instruments waiting patiently to be covered.
9 10 and 11 are the ears waiting for the same treatment.
I'm still in 2 minds about fitting mesh to the front of the ears. I don't mind the look without mesh.
This may not be the best way of doing these attachments but its the best I could think of.
I didn't want to glue bolts in place as I have taken enough old cars apart to know glue doesn't hold forever.
Then the only spanner that works is the one that puts a new disc on your angle grinder.
Pic 12 is the original decal which I was able to preserve although I'm not using the key switch.
The door pods had large holes in them for heating ducting. I never liked this so I'm not running heating to them but I did want cooling.
Quick answer was server cooling fans with PWM controllers for speed control. Pics 13 and 14.
They are surprisingly good and not very noisy.

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