My long time V8 wagon project

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Re: My long time V8 wagon project

by 64v8wagon » Mon Oct 28, 2019 5:22 pm

Hi all, just a small update. Managed to fit my brake booster and master cylinder. These came off a VN V8 with a 1" master.
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Also fitted part of my steering column but again I can't find a part. So that is as far as I got with that until I find it. Also some switches.
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Fitted the clutch, speedo and throttle cables and that was the end of my play time. More next weekend, time permitting.
Hope you all had a good weekend.
Cheers.
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Re: My long time V8 wagon project

by doc1965 » Tue Oct 29, 2019 3:47 pm

What part are you missing for the column
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Re: My long time V8 wagon project

by 64v8wagon » Tue Oct 29, 2019 5:16 pm

Not missing, just can't put my hand on it at the moment. It's the steering shaft upper bearing housing. I know I have 2 of the buggers, somewhere safe :oops:
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Re: My long time V8 wagon project

by 64v8wagon » Mon Nov 04, 2019 4:55 pm

I found it :D
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Re: My long time V8 wagon project

by claysummers » Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:07 pm

I know that problem when you can’t find something. Only need to be distracted for about one second and can’t find the tool or part I just put down. Then there is the stuff you know is somewhere. Sometimes I think I’ve sold it on gumtree. Anyway good progress. Dash looks good.
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Re: My long time V8 wagon project

by 64v8wagon » Tue Nov 05, 2019 10:12 am

Thanks Clay, slowly getting there. think we all suffer from CRAFT sometimes.
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Re: My long time V8 wagon project

by 64v8wagon » Fri Nov 08, 2019 5:22 pm

Hi all. Got a new fuse block this week to replace the old glass holder. I made the black mounting bracket out of alloy to bolt up where the original one fits.
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Here it is bolted together.
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And with the cover on.
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This block will be for all the ignition on live connections and I will be getting a smaller one for all the battery direct feeds such as parkers, horn etc. I will be wiring up the headlights to this one so they will go off when you turn the ignition off. One of the modern day car features I have become lazy to. It holds 12 blade fuses (sold desperately of cause) and the smaller one holds 6. They also have an earth main post with multiple earth outlets. Will start fitting this over the weekend. Hope you all have a good one.
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Re: My long time V8 wagon project

by 64v8wagon » Mon Nov 18, 2019 5:33 pm

Not much to report today, still working on the electrics. I did manage to get the fuse block wired and mounted. Now I am waiting for my second block to wire in all the live battery power. I also got these pics from my trimmer over the weekend.
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Gotta say :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :D . These are the HK buckets I have been holding on to for about 20 years, got them at the Ballarat swap meet for next to nothing. They have traveled across 3 states along with the wagon and about half a dozen house moves. They were a mess when he uncovered them, held together with fencing wire. The trimmer rebuilt both seats with new springs and the vinyl texture is the same as a HQ Monaro sewn in the EH Prem pattern. The other pic is the rear seat base. He still has the rear seat back to finish. It is an original Prem back seat with the fold down armrest. Can't wait to go pick them up (not that I am ready to fit yet but you know ;) ).
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Re: My long time V8 wagon project

by 64v8wagon » Mon Nov 18, 2019 6:45 pm

Just got this pic from the trimmer
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Re: My long time V8 wagon project

by claysummers » Wed Nov 20, 2019 5:47 pm

Seats look fantastic
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