Surf City '38

1938 RC 1/2t Engine Removal Project

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If you want to get those pole shoe screws out without munching them up, you need a screwdriver that fits perfectly and to put a fair bit of force on it to keep it in the screw. No doubt you know this and have the kit, but just in case, here is mine.

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2 minutes ago, Spinneyhill said:

If you want to get those pole shoe screws out without munching them up, you need a screwdriver that fits perfectly and to put a fair bit of force on it to keep it in the screw. No doubt you know this and have the kit, but just in case, here is mine.

post-130763-0-07077900-1443602478_thumb.jpgpost-130763-0-41593800-1443602514_thumb.jpgThe screw driver is made with grinder and file from a grade 8 bolt. 

 

 

Beautiful jig....I appreciate a good jig that lasts for years....in this case, I knew I would have an issue with the shoe screw....so I have two housing units....plan on taking the best from both....When I get back to the shop I take a snap of my jig.

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Frame work today! Installed;

 

1) Refurbished and coated fuel tank

2) Refurbished fuel sending unit with gasket

3) Battery Box

4) Refurbished steering box (no play)

5) Refurbished steering wheel

6) New front flex hoses with new bleeder valves

7) Re-installed All four leaf springs that have been reheated and resprung  with new clamps

8). Frame bumpers to leaf springs front and back

 

Next week flaring and bending custom brake lines and fuel line, and finishing the starter...

 

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So here  you go, Coast makes the best pole shoe screw remover....don't think they are still made, but if you see one at a swap meet, grab it and pay whatever they want.

 

I went to my buddies shop and pulled the best screws from the donor unit...re-wrapped the poles , installed a new gear set, new bushings front and back, replaced/cleaned up the armature contacts, a fresh paint job and we are good to go.....

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Next batter up!  The Generator!

 

Notice the hot spots on the armature (bright silver) this thing was heating up so much it was melting the solder...I knew I had exposed wires touching the frame but had no idea how hot the armature was getting...I'd imagine if a voltage regulator was going out this would occur too... 

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