sebastienbuick

Restore my buick electra 1969 :)

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Then, apply the silver paste (Zebracier) on the exhaust manifold heat shield and on the small exhaust manifold part.
 
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42 minutes ago, zipdang said:

Great watching your progress.  Thanks again for sharing!

 

Thank you very much zipdang ! ;) 

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Hello everyone, some news from last weekend of the Buick.
While waiting for the distribution kit and various parts, I continue by the harness of the engine compartment (engine, headlights, ...)
Once spread on the ground, I noticed that just this harness, measure the curves of the cables, ..., was the length of the car ^^
 
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To start, clean all exposed cables (except the battery cables I'm going to change)
in this picture, I will of course remove the cables of this case to clean the cables, the plastic case and sandblasted the metal parts)
 
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My electrical harness already has a lot better compared to what it was before. Then I test the continuity to the multimeter of each wire and all my wires are good, no wires to cut :) 
Next, I buy a wiring harness model
 
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When I started to put my beam in the sheath, I realized that there was a wire to damage
 
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So I cut it and strip
 
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But I realized that the copper of the wire was in bad condition at this place (because it was stripped at this place and oxidized thereafter), so I replaced a small part of this cable to fall on good copper
 
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With installation of thermowell at the weld site
 
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Then I could continue to put my beam in my sheath, some may not like the aesthetic side of this sheath, but it is especially the practical side and protection of this sheath that made me choose this model
 
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here for the last weekend :) 
I will have to do for the rest of the beam, to buy the same type of sheath but the diameter below for the rest (headlights part), change the battery cables, take care of this box has sandblasted, change several pods , especially those of the headlights, can be changed the relay of the headlights (but if it works, why change it), give a boost to my charge controller, and I think it will be good after :) .
here is ;) 
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On 12/7/2018 at 3:15 PM, sebastienbuick said:

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Then, apply the silver paste (Zebracier) on the exhaust manifold heat shield and on the small exhaust manifold part.
 
On 12/7/2018 at 3:15 PM, sebastienbuick said:

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Then, apply the silver paste (Zebracier) on the exhaust manifold heat shield and on the small exhaust manifold part.
 
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What exactly is this Zebracier stuff?

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59 minutes ago, GARY F said:

Very nice work. I like following  your updates.

 

Thank you very much GARY F :) 

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7 minutes ago, lancemb said:

What exactly is this Zebracier stuff?

 

zebracier is a leg / fat tube that is applied with a cloth.
This leg is normally designed for heat stoves, it is a resistant product, it is very old as a product and it works very well.
I know someone who did it on his engine and his rusty starts only after 12 years.
Just spread it with a cloth :) 

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I, who is looking for red paint the right shade for my engine, my garage to find a new pot of paint that was still set that had had a moment in a lot, and I have the impression that it's the right shade considering the inscription :) 
I can thank my garage because I was very lucky to have this pot of paint :) 
 
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Now it remains for me to paint :) 
 
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On ‎12‎/‎26‎/‎2018 at 5:37 PM, BqUICK said:

Nice dedication to one of the finest yet unappreciated of American luxury muscle cars. 

 

On ‎12‎/‎27‎/‎2018 at 12:28 AM, RivNut said:

joyeux Noel, Sebastian.

 

Thank you very much  BqUICK and RivNut ! :) , I will put this weekend the photos of the continuation of the work :) 
Thank you, Merry Christmas too and Happy New Year 2019 to you ! :)

 

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Hello everyone, here is some news from the Buick :) , so I continued on the electrical harness.
I buy cables, sheath and hoses.
 
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Assembly of my new sheath
 
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Then I take care of the "box" at the beginning of the wiring harness.
We can see that it was rusty
 
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