Getting the Work Out!
Getting the Work Out!
Michael Greenspan asked me several months ago to help sort out some issues with his 330 America, and as his “to-do” list got longer, I decided the best course of action was to take the car in my home shop so I could slowly complete his list. I traded him my ’65 Mustang so one of us would be holding the other one’s car as a hostage in return for their baby. I now have 4% of the complete 330 America production in my garage!
Michael needed new heater hose installed in his car, and I replaced the clamps with the correct period pieces. After having a heater hose replacement precipitate a heater core removal in the PF Coupe a couple of weeks ago, I was very careful with this job and hoped this heater core would not spring a leak!
The shifter bushing was worn out on this car, so the transmission cover would have to come out to fix it.
We’re also taking the down time this car will have to send out the brake booster for rebuilding and fresh plating.
Back at Francois’ shop I continued work on the 330GTS. I removed the rear axles to replace the rubber boots that were cracking. I was originally going to only replace the one that was split, but Francois advised that if one was split, it wasn’t going to be long before the other one split as well, so both should be done at this time.
As usual, the Frenchman was right in his wisdom. Once I degreased the axle shaft, cracks in the rubber boot could be seen all around the edges.
After the new boots arrived in the mail, I carefully installed them onto the disassembled halfshaft. These boots are not the most durable pieces and require care to stretch them over the shafts without splitting them at the mold seams.
With the boot installed, I positioned all 36 ball bearings in place holding them in place with grease. Losing one of these balls would have been a royal pain in the butt, so more care was taken!
One down, one more to go!
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Save the Date! Fourth Annual Radcliffe/Tomyang.net Spring Car Show on Saturday May 7th 2011. Richard Garre and I are looking forward to planning this show and more details will follow here and the Radcliffe Motorcar Company Website, but if you want to mark you calendar, the date to remember is May 7th, 2011!
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