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volvoclearinghouse
volvoclearinghouse UltraDork
9/25/17 7:50 a.m.

I quit cigars a few years back.  Don't really enjoy them.  I'm thinking a spot of tea, perhaps?  

malibuguy
malibuguy New Reader
11/1/17 3:08 p.m.

Excellent build...I feel i may have seen you car on the road before

Apexcarver
Apexcarver PowerDork
11/1/17 6:56 p.m.
volvoclearinghouse said:

I quit cigars a few years back.  Don't really enjoy them.  I'm thinking a spot of tea, perhaps?  

I am putting together a kit with everything to make tea that will be in a riveted box and semi-1950's period correct for the bugeye when its done.   Feels like a necissity for a old british car, plus my wife REALLY likes to get her brew on.

volvoclearinghouse
volvoclearinghouse UltraDork
11/14/17 9:10 a.m.

After fiddling around with the distributor, I decided to replace it.  Pertronics makes a claimed-drop-in replacement unit.  It arrived on my doorstep yesterday.  Can't wait to try it out...

I also removed the passenger side fuel tank (the one with rust and leaks) and took it to a shop here in Bodymorgue Murderland.  They hot tanked it, derusted it, and fixed the leaks.  Picking it up tonight.  

Lobsterpennies
Lobsterpennies New Reader
12/20/17 5:17 p.m.

Lurker bump as I enjoy this thread. Did you get the tank in? 

Apexcarver
Apexcarver PowerDork
12/20/17 6:54 p.m.
volvoclearinghouse said:

After fiddling around with the distributor, I decided to replace it.  Pertronics makes a claimed-drop-in replacement unit.  It arrived on my doorstep yesterday.  Can't wait to try it out...

I also removed the passenger side fuel tank (the one with rust and leaks) and took it to a shop here in Bodymorgue Murderland.  They hot tanked it, derusted it, and fixed the leaks.  Picking it up tonight.  

whats that kinda service run and could I get a reference?   I have a non-leaking bugeye tank that had really old gas in it and trying to decide if I just fill it and see what filters look like or go through the trouble of pulling it.  Buying a new tank is an option too. 

volvoclearinghouse
volvoclearinghouse UltraDork
12/20/17 7:18 p.m.

In reply to Apexcarver :

This is the place I took it to.  I've taken a few old tanks to them, and radiators, and they do a nice job.  They're not in a terrible rush to get anything done, and the guy who works the desk is a bit of a wiseacre, so don't ask them how long it'll take, or how much it'll cost- but for reference, I had a completely solid, non-leaky tank flushed and de-rusted for about $60, and the Jag tank (that needed some leak repairs) they charged me a hundred and a quarter for.  Old shop, run by old guys, and they don't take kindly to whipper-snappers.  ;-)  I pay in cash, too, and they seem to appreciate that. 

I haven't gotten the tank back in yet, though I have painted it in Eastwood paint.  Still need to finish the distributor project, too.  Its a helluva time of year, this.  After Christmas I'll get back out to the shop.  I've got another big (secret) project I'm working on, too, as well as the occasional repairs on the daily-driven cars.  

malibuguy
malibuguy Reader
1/6/18 8:23 p.m.

Gotta love old time shops like that.  I was going to get an aluminum rad for my swap projecct.  I just may take the one from the donor car and have them go over it.  Its a full copper(?) unit.

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