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roadking77

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Re: Roadkings TATA (4 speed)
« Reply #440 on: April 14, 2020, 07:06:54 AM »
2020-04-14_09-02-19 by Kerry Grubb, on Flickr
Heres an example of a bolt, before and after cleaning. I have a wire wheel on a bench grinder, carefully with a pair of pliers holding them, I run the bolts through for a few seconds and it cleans them up pretty nice. In the past I have sloshed them in rust remover then sprayed them silver, these look much better this way. I did all of the bolts and clips on the core support yesterday and it really makes a big difference in looks.
Finished!
77 T/A - I will Call this one DONE!
79 TATA 4sp-Next Project?
79 TATA - Lost to Fire!
86 Grand Prix - Sold
85 T/A - Sold
85 Fiero - Sold
82 Firebird - Sold
'38-CZ 250
'39-BSA Gold Star
'49-Triumph 350
'52-Ariel Red Hunter
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ryeguy2006a

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Re: Roadkings TATA (4 speed)
« Reply #441 on: April 14, 2020, 07:18:30 AM »
Wow, those look brand new!

1976 Trans Am LS1, 6 speed, C5 Brakes, LS1 rear 12" brakes, and much more...SOLD
My Build: http://transamcountry.com/community/index.php?topic=24465.0

New project: 1968 Camaro LS6, T56, Speedtech, Hotchkis, DSE, Z51 13.4" front brakes, LS1 rear disks, etc.
http://transamcountry.com/community/index.php?topic=74591.0

roadking77

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Re: Roadkings TATA (4 speed)
« Reply #442 on: April 14, 2020, 03:52:45 PM »
Finished!
77 T/A - I will Call this one DONE!
79 TATA 4sp-Next Project?
79 TATA - Lost to Fire!
86 Grand Prix - Sold
85 T/A - Sold
85 Fiero - Sold
82 Firebird - Sold
'38-CZ 250
'39-BSA Gold Star
'49-Triumph 350
'52-Ariel Red Hunter
'66-BSA Lightning
'01-HD RoadKing

roadking77

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Re: Roadkings TATA (4 speed)
« Reply #443 on: April 14, 2020, 03:55:01 PM »
Sorry for the double vision, user error, core support back on with new bushings, hood latch was rusted shut, let it soak for a couple of days, then cleaned it really good, wire wheel, lubed up and now it works like new.
What finish was on the hood pop up spring? This one almost seems like it is plastic coated, not paint.
Finished!
77 T/A - I will Call this one DONE!
79 TATA 4sp-Next Project?
79 TATA - Lost to Fire!
86 Grand Prix - Sold
85 T/A - Sold
85 Fiero - Sold
82 Firebird - Sold
'38-CZ 250
'39-BSA Gold Star
'49-Triumph 350
'52-Ariel Red Hunter
'66-BSA Lightning
'01-HD RoadKing

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Re: Roadkings TATA (4 speed)
« Reply #444 on: April 16, 2020, 08:02:20 AM »
Nice work Roadking
Looks great

JT

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Re: Roadkings TATA (4 speed)
« Reply #445 on: April 17, 2020, 04:22:12 AM »
Kerry,

Did you use a rattle can for the rad support or fill up a paint gun for all that black?
Charlie

79 Esprit but like many, it will be a T/A clone
(19 years and counting but still have her)

roadking77

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Re: Roadkings TATA (4 speed)
« Reply #446 on: April 17, 2020, 06:31:38 AM »
I used rattle can for the frame and all of the front end parts, for the core support i used some single stage black that i had leftover from my 77. It was put on with a my awaita spray gun. I used the same single stage gloss on the inner fenders as well. The under hood stuff should be a matte finish but i am using a bit of a custom touch and using gloss. I think it may look better. I almost went body colour, but that would have really been different. I like the way some of the old mopars look with a body coloured engine compartment.
Finished!
77 T/A - I will Call this one DONE!
79 TATA 4sp-Next Project?
79 TATA - Lost to Fire!
86 Grand Prix - Sold
85 T/A - Sold
85 Fiero - Sold
82 Firebird - Sold
'38-CZ 250
'39-BSA Gold Star
'49-Triumph 350
'52-Ariel Red Hunter
'66-BSA Lightning
'01-HD RoadKing

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Re: Roadkings TATA (4 speed)
« Reply #447 on: April 17, 2020, 06:48:18 AM »
Oh ok...cool

I too like the engine bay being the same as the body but I will being going all black with mine with a twist for the block and that will be body colour as per my sons request.
Charlie

79 Esprit but like many, it will be a T/A clone
(19 years and counting but still have her)

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Re: Roadkings TATA (4 speed)
« Reply #448 on: April 17, 2020, 07:22:15 AM »
I need to get/build a bench so I work on my little parts like you’re doing with the hardware.  I’m redoing my distributor on the trunk of my car right now ???????????

Good job with the engine bay progress!

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Re: Roadkings TATA (4 speed)
« Reply #449 on: June 20, 2020, 05:09:40 PM »
When I drop off of page 1 I figure I better get back to work  :shock: I have been wanting to get the front sheet metal put back on and get started on the int. Got the pass side all done then figured I had better get new body bushings on so things will line up properly. I ordered a set of solid from Summit Thursday afternoon. Delivered to my door this morning. Ended up taking all of the metal back off, of coarse the cage nut on the front bolt started to spin, but with a wedge that one is pretty easy to get at. Then the back started spinning really easy, Cage nut broke as well! Or so I thought. Drilled a hole in the floor, and lo and behold the bolt was spinning nicely with the nut still in place. No need for the large hole afterwards. THEN I could  not get the old bolt out of the frame. Spent about 2 hours with a sawzall and a trip to lowes for more blades before I got the old one out. New bushings went back in about 10 minutes. Dr. side and pics tomorrow.
Finished!
77 T/A - I will Call this one DONE!
79 TATA 4sp-Next Project?
79 TATA - Lost to Fire!
86 Grand Prix - Sold
85 T/A - Sold
85 Fiero - Sold
82 Firebird - Sold
'38-CZ 250
'39-BSA Gold Star
'49-Triumph 350
'52-Ariel Red Hunter
'66-BSA Lightning
'01-HD RoadKing

Re: Roadkings TATA (4 speed)
« Reply #449 on: June 20, 2020, 05:09:40 PM »

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Re: Roadkings TATA (4 speed)
« Reply #450 on: June 21, 2020, 06:21:34 AM »
It's unreal how fast the new stuff goes on, only if manufacturers used SS hardware back then.




Regards, Jack

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Re: Roadkings TATA (4 speed)
« Reply #451 on: June 21, 2020, 07:54:24 AM »
My typical experience, 4 hours for removal, 10 minutes for re-install!!
Finished!
77 T/A - I will Call this one DONE!
79 TATA 4sp-Next Project?
79 TATA - Lost to Fire!
86 Grand Prix - Sold
85 T/A - Sold
85 Fiero - Sold
82 Firebird - Sold
'38-CZ 250
'39-BSA Gold Star
'49-Triumph 350
'52-Ariel Red Hunter
'66-BSA Lightning
'01-HD RoadKing

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Re: Roadkings TATA (4 speed)
« Reply #452 on: June 21, 2020, 09:58:52 AM »
It’s amazing how much time is spent on the small parts and things not seen with this type of work.

JT

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Re: Roadkings TATA (4 speed)
« Reply #453 on: June 21, 2020, 12:46:34 PM »
2020-06-20_05-17-19 by Kerry Grubb, on Flickr
X marks the spot, with a guess and hopefully a little luck the bolt will be under here someplace.
Finished!
77 T/A - I will Call this one DONE!
79 TATA 4sp-Next Project?
79 TATA - Lost to Fire!
86 Grand Prix - Sold
85 T/A - Sold
85 Fiero - Sold
82 Firebird - Sold
'38-CZ 250
'39-BSA Gold Star
'49-Triumph 350
'52-Ariel Red Hunter
'66-BSA Lightning
'01-HD RoadKing

roadking77

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Re: Roadkings TATA (4 speed)
« Reply #454 on: June 21, 2020, 12:49:36 PM »
2020-06-20_05-17-11 by Kerry Grubb, on Flickr
2020-06-20_05-17-00 by Kerry Grubb, on Flickr
Pretty good guess, LOL.
After drilling with a 2" hole saw (hold the saw on an angle and only cut 3/4 the way around the circle. This makes a flap you can bend back into place and tac weld), I realized the cage nut was NOT broke and the bolt was spinning freely. It was so easy I could have swore it broke. SO, a hole to be patched that didnt need be, oh well  :-D
Finished!
77 T/A - I will Call this one DONE!
79 TATA 4sp-Next Project?
79 TATA - Lost to Fire!
86 Grand Prix - Sold
85 T/A - Sold
85 Fiero - Sold
82 Firebird - Sold
'38-CZ 250
'39-BSA Gold Star
'49-Triumph 350
'52-Ariel Red Hunter
'66-BSA Lightning
'01-HD RoadKing

Re: Roadkings TATA (4 speed)
« Reply #454 on: June 21, 2020, 12:49:36 PM »


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roadking77

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Re: Roadkings TATA (4 speed)
« Reply #455 on: June 21, 2020, 12:51:22 PM »
2020-06-20_05-16-49 by Kerry Grubb, on Flickr
Now wheres the 90 ft lb setting on this bad boy!
Finished!
77 T/A - I will Call this one DONE!
79 TATA 4sp-Next Project?
79 TATA - Lost to Fire!
86 Grand Prix - Sold
85 T/A - Sold
85 Fiero - Sold
82 Firebird - Sold
'38-CZ 250
'39-BSA Gold Star
'49-Triumph 350
'52-Ariel Red Hunter
'66-BSA Lightning
'01-HD RoadKing

roadking77

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Re: Roadkings TATA (4 speed)
« Reply #456 on: June 21, 2020, 12:59:08 PM »
Did the driver side side. No problem. I took all the sheet metal off and the inner fender for easy access. When you do this you can get a clean shot on the front bolt. I gave it a good soak with PB, then for the rear mount I figured where the bolt would be by measuring the pass side I cut, and I drilled a 5/8" hole directly over the bolt. It ended up right on top of the mounting bolt. I filled this with PB and let both soak in a bit. Repeating a couple of times whilst I cut the grass, hung a light in my grilling station, etc. When I put the breaker bar to the bolts, with a little persuasion they popped loose  :cool: Came out no problem. Short of taking the sheet metal off (which I have down to a science now) it took about 15 minutes to do both the front and back.
I took the old bolt completely out of the front, then I loosened the rear bolt. THEN I put a piece of 2 x 12 about 4' long on my floor jack. I jacked the body up with the 2 x 12 parallel with the sub frame. I Jacked the body of the car up just enough to pull the old bushings out and slide the new ones in.
I used solid bushings from Summit. They were packed a box inside a box. The inside box was ripped open and when I pulled it out of the outside box parts went flying everywhere. Fortunately I was able to find everything except one of the core support bushings. I have looked all around my shop floor and cant find it. I suspect it wasnt in the box to begin with. No biggie though I already replaced those awhile ago.
Finished!
77 T/A - I will Call this one DONE!
79 TATA 4sp-Next Project?
79 TATA - Lost to Fire!
86 Grand Prix - Sold
85 T/A - Sold
85 Fiero - Sold
82 Firebird - Sold
'38-CZ 250
'39-BSA Gold Star
'49-Triumph 350
'52-Ariel Red Hunter
'66-BSA Lightning
'01-HD RoadKing

Jack

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Re: Roadkings TATA (4 speed)
« Reply #457 on: June 21, 2020, 01:48:39 PM »
This is what happens when a carpenter turns into a mechanic lol, good job Kerry.




Regards, Jack

Re: Roadkings TATA (4 speed)
« Reply #457 on: June 21, 2020, 01:48:39 PM »
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