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David, you're getting so much done so fast right now I would suggest calling the fire department because your hair is on fire!

By the way, your engine compartment looks fantastic. It looks like your rear seat frames spent some time on the deck of the TITANIC! 

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On 6/11/2018 at 8:32 AM, Seafoam65 said:

David, you're getting so much done so fast right now I would suggest calling the fire department because your hair is on fire!

By the way, your engine compartment looks fantastic. It looks like your rear seat frames spent some time on the deck of the TITANIC! 

 

HAHAHA...your crazy...I like you...but your crazy haha

thank for the compliment  sir...that means a lot...

 

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Roof done with sound deadener. Headliner won’t happen for a long time. But I will prob use a foam type padding between the headliner & deadener…

 

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As usual...one step forward two steps back...at least I’m consistent haha

 

EDIT:

My EFI has a digital display showing the basics functions. In an effort to clean up my wiring mess I removed my aftermarket analog gauges. This is what I found when I pulled the temp sensor out of the block...😫...Is it normal to have rust in the block??

 

Are my eyes playing tricks on me? Does my coolant look a little brown too? I’m at the 800-900 mile mark since my radiator repair 😥.

 

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Nobody knows if this rusty discovery is normal huh? Oh well...the plan is to change my coolant with every oil change. 

 

Hope u all had a good Father’s Day. Family was good to me 😁...I got my walnut wood inserts from Robert @ Scanlan Classic Auto Veneer...SUPER nice guy...SUPER nice product...Apparently, there is two different shades to choose from. There a gold oak like shade & this darker brown shade that I absolutely LOVE... thx for the recommendation Robert...LOVE the “Proudly Made in the USA” touch 👍

 

I will call this my Mickey Mouse’d door panel revival haha...it took many steps to tear down, disassemble, clean, apply veneer, reassemble & reinstall panels...I did not fully rebuild my panels....I probably should...door cards need to be replaced but I 

reused them along with the old vinyl/carpet too...if anyone wants to donate a paint job for my car then I’ll redo these panels the right way 😆...even after taking all the shortcuts that I took to get these panels nicer I still clocked TONS of hours...& I’m still not quite finished...but I’m liking the results...so far, so good

 

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2 hours ago, RockinRiviDad said:

Nobody knows if this rusty discovery is normal huh? Oh well...the plan is to change my coolant with every oil change. 

 

Hope u all had a good Father’s Day. Family was good to me 😁...I got my walnut wood inserts from Robert @ Scanlan Classic Auto Veneer...SUPER nice guy...SUPER nice product...Apparently, there is two different shades to choose from. There a gold oak like shade & this darker brown shade that I absolutely LOVE... thx for the recommendation Robert...LOVE the “Proudly Made in the USA” touch 👍

 

I will call this my Mickey Mouse’d door panel revival haha...it took many steps to tear down, disassemble, clean, apply veneer, reassemble & reinstall panels...I did not fully rebuild my panels....I probably should...door cards need to be replaced but I 

reused them along with the old vinyl/carpet too...if anyone wants to donate a paint job for my car then I’ll redo these panels the right way 😆...even after taking all the shortcuts that I took to get these panels nicer I still clocked TONS of hours...& I’m still not quite finished...but I’m liking the results...so far, so good

 

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Sorry, I can't help with the rust issue, but I know it does happen, probably should not so soon, but it does happen.

 

I think your door panel looks great!

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On 7/1/2018 at 4:49 AM, Rivman said:

 

Sorry, I can't help with the rust issue, but I know it does happen, probably should not so soon, but it does happen.

 

I think your door panel looks great!

 

Thank you. 

 

Went on vacation. Not much time to sort out this rust issue.

 

I once had the attention of some mechanics on this forum. I was hoping one would chime in. My fault for dragging this build on for so long & hacking my car up haha. They prob lost interest 🤣

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 David, since you had plenty of coolant in the car, this is rust that was not gotten out of the block when the engine was overhauled.

On a car that sat as long as yours did, giant chunks of rust can form and it is difficult to get it all out.

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1 hour ago, Seafoam65 said:

 David, since you had plenty of coolant in the car, this is rust that was not gotten out of the block when the engine was overhauled.

On a car that sat as long as yours did, giant chunks of rust can form and it is difficult to get it all out.

 

Makes sense.

 

So now what? Is replacing of my coolant on a regular basis my only hope? Or is there some sort of additive that can help break it down before I drain & refill the system?

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                        I would buy a chemical flush and follow the directions and run the engine a long time with the flush in it, then follow the directions for

flushing the system with clear water and refilling with coolant.

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Great ideas…thank guys…

 

I just looked for the Tefba filter on YouTube. Coincidentally, I found a dude with a 63 Riv showing his approach using a window screen. Lots of rusty junk came out of his Nailhead…I hope mine isn’t that bad 😞

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