Scott Mckenzie

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    Purchase Advice?

    . More of these cars have rust issues than not . Can you get it to start? Move? You cant beat the price and you will get your money back If you part it out. Don`t pay anyone to work on it if you can help it to keep costs down. Think of it as a learner car till you can find your keeper.
  2. Well, I`ve been through the chassis service manual and i can`t find the illustration for the rear trans cross member. I know it`s in there as I`ve seen the illustration but I can`t find it maybe a page is stuck to another.could one of you fine gents help me out by either posting the illustration or letting me know the elusive page I have been searching for . Since my brain injury little tasks like this seem to become overwhelming at times . Anyway any help would be greatly appreciated.
  3. Page 2-9 figure 2-6 Chassis service manual stuck together with a purple sticky note crisis averted , My face is red.
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    Mistery water leaks

    The rear window is held in with clips that were prone to rusting out leaving holes from the fastenings, the water will drip down into the trunk causing more mayhem. A suggestion is to remove the stainless trim from the outside of the window and do a leak test with a garden hose it should show you if you are leaking from the back window. For the stains, try CLR cleaner. Good luck
  5. Does a `64 have a body ground strap? If so , where is it hiding?
  6. Great attention to detail,turned out very nice.
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    Headliner pinchweld clips (64)

    We have some pretty clever Lads on this board
  8. I need a lead on Pinchweld clips for my headliner install I only have 4 in my puzzle box.Tim Sweely is looking but more eyes the better . they are 2 inches long 1/4 thick and 1/2 wide with a groove in the middle to slip over the headliner and pinchweld Made of nylon or some other plastic .Page 6 3c in the body service manual. I swear I will never buy a car in boxes again... ( till the next time) !
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    Headliner pinchweld clips (64)

    Genius !
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    Garnish Molding Screws

    As soon as you order the screws, you know the original bag will show up.That seems to be how it goes in my shop😃
  11. More information here and the price has come down some
  12. So My engine is out for the trans rebuild and I am painting the engine. What do you guys use for painting the exhaust manifolds if anything?
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    '63 Rust Decision

    Rust repair is not the alchemy it once was,Mig welders,flanging tools and panel bonding adhesives make it doable for the home builder. Use 023 wire and the welds grind off easily. Start in a area that is not seen and progress from there. Your biggest investment is time.
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    Body ground

    Went into the shop and took a good look at the firewall , I found two fasteners with the remains of a mounting eye, one on each side. My guess is that this is where the two straps went originally. They look like some hex head sheet metal screws to me. Now i`m off to get some straps
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    Body ground

    Thanks,I will revisit .
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    Body ground

    On the firewall at the center of the trans tunnel I found a lonely 1/4 20 stud that was painted over with a generous amount of black paint .I think I have found the grounding stud . Thanks for your help fellas!
  17. Do you know what the"standard" backspacing is? I`ve been down this road before and always get screwed up somehow. I want t run standard width tires because I have them on my road wheels. All I want is a "these will fit" moment ha ha
  19. I forgot to add, check the backspacing on a stock wheel , that will aid a great deal
  20. Please share when you get the information, thanks ,Scott
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    reassembly after painting engine

    I rechecked the wire and it appears to go to the + side of the coil. The learning never ends. After 61 years Im learning how to read schematics... sort of. Years ago I bought a schematic with all the wires in their proper color from Classic Car Wiring (917) 861- 9131.and it slipped down behind the drawers of my tool box...guess what I just found .
  22. So in my haste to pull the motor and trans i neglected to take pictures of a few things. The trans is coming home soon and i want to be ready so I hope you guys dont mind helping me out . first question; coil , does the wire from the distributor go to the negative side of the coil and the condenser wire go positive side ? There will be more but I thought I would start out slow. I want to double check my work Thanks Scott
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    reassembly after painting engine

    I have a Red ( pink) wire that I cant place. It is on the same harness as the alternator and oil pressure sending unit could it go to the coil?
  24. After reading the post about getting into the scary world of classic/vintage Rivs and people talking about taking their cars to a mechanic, I wondered about people doing their own work on their cars. I`ve puttered on cars forever. But I cant afford to pay many people to do work for me. I farm out transmission work because automatics are not in the scope of my expertise and have friends that understand the metaphysical world of wiring . Other than that , my pension dictates that I learn new skill sets. I have built a few motors and enjoy that. Did all the bodywork , replaced many rusty panels ,learning how to mig weld along the way .Then came painting,prep sand prep sand... and finally paint. All this is hard work for a novice but still doable and it saves some cash . I suppose what my point is that i do what I feel I can and only sub out what I absolutely cant tackle otherwise the cost of ownership can get out of reach . I should add for reference that my working life was consumed by building wooden items of furniture for the CDN Navy. Cheers ,Scott
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    reassembly after painting engine

    Is there a red wire that also goes to the positive terminal?