Well I brought my new old toy home today. It was quite the ordeal. This little guy has been sitting in the same spot on the guys driveway for at LEAST 9 years. There were indents with tire marks where it sat.
I changed the battery and it cranked right up. I told the guy that I bought a new cap and rotor for it, front pads and rotors, plugs and wires as a start. His response was its all 9 years new... we changed all that before we stopped driving it. It fired right up with a shot of ether. So far so good right? y
You're sadly mistaken.
I hit the brakes on the way home and the pedal sticks about halfway down... I can feel where the plunger stops making contact... Ohh boy the brakes are semi locked up. The good news is that it is able to still move. Ahh its only 5 miles I can drive througoh it right.. I mean I have new brakes and rotors anyway right........
Its smoking pretty bad... my son is getting a bit worried and cars are avoiding me. I start to hear this popping noise from the engine area, I either have a fire or I'm overheating.... Drive through it.. its getting rebuilt anyway right............ I called home and handed to phone to my boy and say repeat after me, " Honey, go to the shed... get the fire extinquisher and the hose." At this point I don't need to hit the brakes to stop... blue doesnt wanna move. Drive through, its getting rebuilt
My son gets this look on his face and repeats my words. I can hear my wives voice over the wind noise and the engine... this isnt going to be a fun home coming for old blue.
I get into my driveway and blue dies, smoke is pouring from the hood and both front wheel wells, I grabbed the hose just in case some of the 20 year old oil and grease caked on doesn't catch on fire. My boy has the extinguisher. I get her cooled down, and the brakes stop boiling off the water as it hits, The engine starts and still runs, which by the way other than the overheat runs like a TOP!
Crisis averted, old blue will live to fight another day!
I need a master cylinder, thermostat, trans rebuild kit for a AX-15, and some other assorted stuff. I'm doing the Fred Flinstone also as there is a HUGE hole in the drives side foot well. All in all I'm happy with my purchase. Its exactly what $650 buys
The build continues Friday,