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  1. Dropped over to the exhaust guy yesterday and did a number of things. First job ( while up on a hoist....I have to get one of these ! ) was to drop the fuel tank. Drained it and undid the retaining straps. Couldn't work out why it wouldn't drop and then realised that the filler neck, grommet etc was still in place.....rookie mistake ! Sorted that out and finally got it removed. It became quite apparent of the problem. While the tank itself is in good order the sleeve that holds the filler tube was cracked most of the way around hence the leaking of fuel when the car was being transported. Found a place locally to where I was that actually makes and repairs long range fuel tanks. They will have it repaired in a week or so. Second problem was a leaking rear right side brake cylinder or so I thought. The leak appeared to be coming from the brake line where it goes into the banjo fitting rather than the cylinder. I tightened it up a bit and it continued to turn. Closer inspection I found that there was a crack in the banjo fitting. I'll source another one and then fix it. I'll have to remove the backing plate as the brake fluid has caused a bit of havoc with the paint. The exhaust guy took all the bracket fittings home and blaster and coated them. When I arrived he had them bolted in place and the exhaust system had been delivered. He couldn't get a round muffler so we opted for one as close as we could get which in the end actually sat up a bit higher. I decided on stainless steel piping so it wont rust and he buffed the end to give the impression of a chrome tip. He made up the rubber woven supports that take up the vibration in the brackets and the end result was that it is extremely sturdy. Another job off the list. I've arranged for it to be picked up next Tuesday and brought home. I'll have to refit the fuel tank and other items when she gets home. Cheers Ian
  2. Hi Keith, Do you have any left, I'd like to get one if I can. iangreenlaw@netspace.net.au Cheers Ian
  3. Thanks Scott, Is it only the two anchor points for the exhaust ? Is their nothing between the fuel tank ( rear of it ) and the rear of the car ?
  4. Dropped over to the Upholsterer prior to sending to the exhaust maker. Gave my upholsterer a hand fitting the front seat. In a previous post ( a number of years ago ) I cleaned up and got working properly the front seat runners. Mounted these in the floor where he cut a slot for them in the carpet. Mounted these and then put the base of the front seat in. Four bolts to hold it and then did a temp fitting of the lower cushion. Got to sit in the car for the first time in 20 years....actually got a bit emotional !.....anyhow all the rear lining boards etc should align once the garnish molds go in and a screwed into place. Still have a lot of adjusting to do but we'll get that sorted as we go along. The truck came and we loaded her up to go to the exhaust maker. Took my brother with me and we followed it along the road. As the truck driver turned the corned there was a rush of petrol spewed out from the left side of the fuel tank. Now this hasn't spilt a drop in ten years so either the filler neck has a problem or the tank has a split in it. Once the exhaust guy has drained the tank and he's finished his work, I have to drop the tank and check it out.......at least it present a problem now and not on the road......that would have been a disaster. Just goes to shows you're sure everything is ok and then something crops up ! There's never any problems.....only answers ! Cheers Ian
  5. Not 100% sure but is this what your looking for ? It's 2" long nd 1 1/4" at the widest part. This is an original 6v 1934 globe
  6. Hi Scott, Thanks mate, she's getting there. Could you do me a favour. Could you crawl under you car and take a few shots of where your exhaust system is mounted. I know one spot but just not sure how many anchor points there are. Cheers Ian
  7. Anywho, took myself off to the Upholsterer and the first part was to reinstall the rear seat on the hinges and install the "stay". We had to unpick some of the rear lining material and find exactly where the holes were. Also we finally worked out which way around the stay went and installed that. We decided not to cut the lining material rather then leave it so the stay bracket when screwed in place actually stretched the lining material. Finally got the hinges and stay done and installed back in the car. Not a very big area for luggage I must say ! The upholsterer also lined the rear of the luggage area and made up a little mat for the floor. Cheers Ian
  8. Nah, all good. Imperial is the term we use for the Pre metric system of measuring. So basically its either Metric or Imperial. Imperial covers everything that isn't Metric.
  9. Ron, your a shocker. No, they are Imperial but I used stainless steel so they wont rust. I've booked the car to be picked up from the upholsterer next Thursday and taken to the Exhaust Guy. Then the following Thursday picked up and brought back home.......then the fun begins !!
  10. Hi all, Finally got time to sit down and post where things are up to. The upholsterer is moving along. I've attached a photo of the side that has been fitted as a trial. A lot of adjusting to do as well. Funny thing is when I got home I noticed the header panel was done and I didn't even notice it in the car. I also noticed that on the pillar near the front window has also been done but this should be covered with the garnish molds. A lot of the upholstery will be held back when the garnish molds go in. I'm going over later in the week and hopefully help to fit the front seat in place. Also started to think about the exhaust system. I went and saw a guy not too far from me and he's happy to do my system. He asked if I had the original hangers for the exhaust pipe and I said I actually got nothing when I bought the car as it must have been too far gone. Then I thought of a friend of mine who is modifying a 34 and contacted him. Low and behold....he had them hanging up in the shed. Sent them to me and I got about stripping them down as the exhaust maker has a small blast cabinet so he'll blast the and reassemble when he does my system. I was amazed and the amount of parts just to have the two exhaust hangers. I'll drop these off tomorrow. Cheers Ian
  11. Hi all, Would someone out there with a 34 mind crawling under it and taking a few shots of the mounts / mounting positions of the exhaust system. When I bought my car I was given nothing to do with the exhaust system. I think there was nothing left and I assume he threw away the mounting brackets. One of the guys is modifying a 34 so he had the original exhaust mounts, so I have these but just want to check where they are mounted. I know there are holes in the crossmember at the rear of the chassis ( just forward of the diff ) for one of them but just want to check. Cheers Ian
  12. How cool is that and the drawing is the icing on the cake. What a great result. Hopefully the guy who sold me my car is still kicking as I'd love to drive up and surprise him !
  13. It’s a great forum isn’t it. I have had so much help from people......even just a photo sent to me has helped more than some people could ever imagine. Doesn’t sound much, but when your not sure, these things can make all the difference. Keep up the great work. Ian