Jump to content

Restoration of Victory Six sports roadster.


Mattml430

Recommended Posts

On 5/2/2022 at 5:30 PM, jari12 said:

I just read your article on the restoration of your roadster in the latest Dodge Brothers Club News.  Great job!  It was fun to see it in print after watching your work on here.

Was that the May/June issue of the DB News?

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 4 weeks later...

I have been restoring a carterBB-1 carbi that I got at the Yarra Glen swap meet to replace the one on the roadster. It was in such good condition I wanted to swap it over. 
It’s been completely disassembled and cleaned in the ultrasonic cleaner half a dozen times. I didn’t have one of them when I did the original. So hopefully this car I will be a little better. Not that I’ve had any issues with the other one to be honest. I’ll get it fitted up in the next few days and try it out. 76D1AF66-4091-42E2-B1D3-CF4CABF9F193.jpeg.8e062d3ba400d74d61a9c270bb2a131a.jpegBefore disassembly 

05DDBC7C-E09E-43C0-9474-F4AD2AD90C2E.jpeg.c03956a0bd97cbce4f3e44294f50ecc8.jpeg7FC55B7E-927A-4AF9-82D8-6344642DB086.jpeg.85b5c6e27dddcbc7e55c95b1f80ca7f8.jpegF0A5A160-68BB-47E9-83E9-6145D6E2C342.jpeg.d40d94a4f6451ed48cf70e73db76e340.jpegIn reasonable condition for an old carbi 

61B593A2-71FB-4111-AA8D-331ECE38505E.jpeg.56f5813286435dfe35a6052703ad7240.jpeg
Everything cleaned up ready for assembly 

4F374DF6-2955-4F52-9F17-EBDBB762EFB7.jpeg.e784c309811a8ed0e4f5f3f7f2dbf03d.jpegA045F277-7811-4297-8E12-A156E2D65F36.jpeg.4e3a8bd043c0ea293d526fed6c960b73.jpeg

5E6C6603-1D96-48F5-91D9-385694B50C8E.jpeg

Edited by Mattml430 (see edit history)
  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

2 minutes ago, aunty norm said:

What can't you do!

When do start packing up the shed?

Kind of started the getting rid of shit process, hopefully will be getting possession of our new place early July with a bit of luck. I have already sent a couple of pallets of parts over there and he’s put them in the corner of the shed for me. They are really nice people that we’ve bought the place of. 
A truck full and a 5m bin full of scrap already gone. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

3 hours ago, Mattml430 said:

Kind of started the getting rid of shit process, hopefully will be getting possession of our new place early July with a bit of luck. I have already sent a couple of pallets of parts over there and he’s put them in the corner of the shed for me. They are really nice people that we’ve bought the place of. 
A truck full and a 5m bin full of scrap already gone. 

Glad I am not at your place You would turf me out with the junk and the scrap 

  • Haha 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Hi Matt,

Good luck with your move, please don’t be persuaded to chuck anything out.

I boxed mine up and used the car trailer to move. It took eight trips.

 

89C6AAA9-E333-4B1D-B216-9F211AEA0841.jpeg.16331e7a3020ada211d5e844cbf2834b.jpeg

 

59E4CF53-5132-4CE9-B342-C7E314BBA194.jpeg.a8e3518ced5a4fc32e454bba0ea5926d.jpeg

The top end was good, a bit too hot. Very very windy on the way back. Now in Northern Victoria visiting our Daughter, a bit too cold, looking forward to getting home to sunny Adelaide. Going cold turkey on working in the shed is no fun. No Dodge work or driving for six weeks 😂

 

 

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

There will be definitely no car parts thrown away. 2 crate’s of parts are already there. 
I don’t have far to move thank god and have a bit more room. So that means I can collect more car parts doesn’t it. 
A few good loads there. 

  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

One should never assume with these old cars. I went to put the rebuilt carbi on and the top is 3/16 different in the bolt mounts. Just because they look the same they are not. My stupid fault for thinking it was the same. 
I have 3or 4 spare manifolds I’ll see if one of the adapters fit it. 
2144CC7A-CE45-4182-BA32-01FB22CD2677.jpeg.1f9235bdb02dc56d62b4e37ba3eb8a87.jpeg

image.jpg

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Those BB's are great carbs but I think we all learn a lesson when dealing with them. You're surely not the first. 

 

Also loved the article. I was late getting my issue (mix up with the USPS) so I was finally able to read it this morning. Incredible work !

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Thanks mate. 
I swapped the tops over and it fitted perfectly. 
Took it for a test drive and , WOW!! The difference was quite amazing. 
Absolutely no hesitation now and the engine seems to run so much smoother.
So what I did!! 
completely disassembled it, lightly blasted the housings. 
Used an ultrasonic cleaner and ran it in that 4-5 times for 30 minutes at a time. Then used the scotch brite wheel on the bench grinder to individually clean each part. 
Enlarged the throttle body by 1/16”, smoothed the throttle body out and then left a sand blasted finish on it to help the fuel to stay atomised. Reassembled it with new gaskets and that’s it. 
Very happy with the results. 😁😁

70EED13A-BE48-404F-9E94-7760D6DDDE32.jpeg

8CF466CB-2E4E-459C-80A0-A0B8672ED8BA.jpeg

  • Like 3
Link to comment
Share on other sites

5 hours ago, Mattml430 said:

Thanks mate. 
I swapped the tops over and it fitted perfectly. 
Took it for a test drive and , WOW!! The difference was quite amazing. 
Absolutely no hesitation now and the engine seems to run so much smoother.
So what I did!! 
completely disassembled it, lightly blasted the housings. 
Used an ultrasonic cleaner and ran it in that 4-5 times for 30 minutes at a time. Then used the scotch brite wheel on the bench grinder to individually clean each part. 
Enlarged the throttle body by 1/16”, smoothed the throttle body out and then left a sand blasted finish on it to help the fuel to stay atomised. Reassembled it with new gaskets and that’s it. 
Very happy with the results. 😁😁

70EED13A-BE48-404F-9E94-7760D6DDDE32.jpeg

8CF466CB-2E4E-459C-80A0-A0B8672ED8BA.jpeg

Hey Matt That's not the DB tool roll on the sill panel 

  • Haha 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

1 minute ago, Ron Lawson said:

Looks Good mate What's it made out of please It looks like a flannel type material to me 

 

I got it of the upholstery supplies. It’s real soft and fluffy on the other side. Don’t know what it’s called mate. I’ll send you a pic tomorrow. It’s perfect for the job because it’s like 1/4 of an inch thick. Still need to make one for the other side yet. It wraps around the headlight support bar with a couple of buttons to hold it in place. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 3 months later...

Matt

On page 12 of your thread,there are a couple of photos of the top of the cowl showing the seals on the cowl for the windscreen stanchions(pillars in Aust for our US friends). Did you manufacture the seals or buy them. Steele Rubber in the US have some ,but they are too big for Aus models and don't have a square hole like I need, they have a oblong shape with one side rounded, our smaller overhang  of the pillar base wouldn't cover the rounded edge I dont think.

I was thinking a flat piece of rubber about 7 or  8 mm thick, and then rout out about 2-3 mm to get a lip might work, whats your thoughts on that, or are they available from anyone is Aus that you know of.

 

Kevin BC

Link to comment
Share on other sites

6 hours ago, Ian_Greenlaw said:

Good job with the carby Matt. Hopefully she'll run smoother !!

Thanks Ian  

We actually took her for a nice long drive on  Sunday, Father’s Day and it went just beautiful. I haven’t had much time to drive it lately but it was so nice having it out. Can’t wait for some warmer weather. The carbi has made a big difference pulling up long hills. Before it would hold speed now it will pull up the hill and increase speed. Could also be that the engine is run in a bit more too. 

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
×
×
  • Create New...