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Offline dakazman

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1970 s2 0453R Reassembly
« on: Monday,May 22, 2017, 06:32:32 AM »
After years of sitting in my garage and working on it from time to time, first part going back on.
I sorted thru bags of parts , engine 821-30( needs liners ,need some help locating ) suspension,
Interior, body etc.. a lot of parts here .
Lol just found out last time I posted on yahoo was back in 2007...time flies.
Posted pictures on yahoo / 0453r reassembly/ dakazman

First part - steering rack.

This will be my log.
Dakazman
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Re: 1970 s2 0453R Reassembly
« Reply #1 on: Monday,May 22, 2017, 06:19:04 PM »
Since I didn't see your first post,  :Welcome:  Dave!


I'm looking forward to seeing your progress. Working on the rack is pretty straight forward. The manual says that when you install the tie rods, they should take seven or so pounds to move - I'm not sure of the wording but I think you get the idea. They aren't kidding. I thought if they were tight enough to be snug but free swinging, it would be ok. I was wrong. I rebuilt the rack again and just guessed at how tight they were - envisioning the force to lift a gallon of water - and it worked fine, but a spring scale is the preferred method of testing it.


Good luck!

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Re: 1970 s2 0453R Reassembly
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday,May 23, 2017, 10:26:35 AM »
 :Welcome: Welcome to the forum, Dave. Looking forward to seeing your project come alive. Cheers.
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Re: 1970 s2 0453R Reassembly
« Reply #3 on: Friday,June 02, 2017, 01:26:02 PM »
While the parts were ready to hang, bolts needed replacement so off to buy some stainless steel
ones from lowes, well one sheared off with only being snugged up.
I see they were made in China. 😭. So off to a hardware store to find some American grade 5 bolts.

   I also used some anti seize on the leg thru mounts  since that is where a lot of corrosion was.
The bolts are 3 3/8 x 1/4 28tpi . Some minor hiccup was setting the angle of the steering column , which was not in the maintenance manual, just the 11/16 sparring.
Well pictures to come when I get a chance to resize them in a windows computer.
Tried to resize in photoshop express on an apple 6 plus, but no help wouldn't load .
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Re: 1970 s2 0453R Reassembly
« Reply #4 on: Friday,June 02, 2017, 04:08:24 PM »
Yup, hardware store SS bolts are crap: cosmetic use only.

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Re: 1970 s2 0453R Reassembly
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday,June 06, 2017, 12:15:34 PM »
OK posting some Pics>>>
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Re: 1970 s2 0453R Reassembly
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday,June 06, 2017, 12:20:35 PM »
Pretty! I especially like the steering rack! Too bad you won't be able to see it when the car's put back together.

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Re: 1970 s2 0453R Reassembly
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday,June 06, 2017, 02:28:59 PM »
Do I see a can of never seize ? If so, you are doing it right!

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Re: 1970 s2 0453R Reassembly
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday,June 06, 2017, 05:02:23 PM »
Also hung the motor mounts , some brake lines, starting on trailing arms.
Maybe inner shifter linkage next. Object to clear off rack .

  I need to start ordering parts next ,the racing bushing kit from rd.
More pics to come ,
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Re: 1970 s2 0453R Reassembly
« Reply #9 on: Tuesday,June 06, 2017, 10:54:13 PM »
It's great you're working on her, I haven't touched either of mine for 8 years, been busy with lots of projects and getting old.  I do have spare parts, been collecting since 1974.
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Re: 1970 s2 0453R Reassembly
« Reply #10 on: Wednesday,June 07, 2017, 05:26:12 AM »
 :Welcome:  Whit! Hopefully one of your projects isn't getting old!  :)

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Re: 1970 s2 0453R Reassembly
« Reply #11 on: Wednesday,June 07, 2017, 01:24:37 PM »
 Getting old here also...black is what I'm going for , almost finished my el Camino.
Looks like finding a donor car for an 821-30 engine will be rough. Selling my Mazda 13 b engine on eBay now complete with eec and complete harness. Air box ,dash, oil cooler,ac unit,etc. I was going to go with a Kennedy hookup but changed my mind. Probably because of the swap to a dual turbo setup.
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Re: 1970 s2 0453R Reassembly
« Reply #12 on: Thursday,June 08, 2017, 04:54:36 AM »
Do I see a can of never seize ? If so, you are doing it right!
Certified lotus, yes it is...good eyes.
Lived in that area for many year,does Watchung sound familiar?
Great driving roads up there.
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Re: 1970 s2 0453R Reassembly
« Reply #13 on: Thursday,June 08, 2017, 07:19:43 AM »
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Hopefully one of your projects isn't getting old!


Who's the dope who said that? Everybody knows your first project is to keep getting older!


Oh, that was me! Oops!


Don't be a stranger, Whit, and hopefully you'll be young enough to enjoy your Europas for a long time!

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Re: 1970 s2 0453R Reassembly
« Reply #14 on: Monday,June 12, 2017, 03:04:46 AM »
Do I see a can of never seize ? If so, you are doing it right!
Certified lotus, yes it is...good eyes.
Lived in that area for many year,does Watchung sound familiar?
Great driving roads up there.
Dakazman

Ahhh, you know the area. Yes great driving roads right out of my driveway. A friend of mine and I went driving in our Elan's yesterday and he said the same thing.