My long time V8 wagon project

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Re: My long time V8 wagon project

by Spaghettijet » Fri Sep 27, 2019 8:47 pm

Looks good! What king of coin did a box cost?
 
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Re: My long time V8 wagon project

by 64v8wagon » Mon Sep 30, 2019 5:31 pm

Hi All not much to report this week. The weekend was taken up with wiring and not worth taking pics of. Got most of the under dash done and started on the engine harness. Still more to do.

Hay Spaghettijet I've been tripping over that box for a while now,good to see it emptied and gone. For memory I think it was about $240.
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Re: My long time V8 wagon project

by claysummers » Wed Oct 02, 2019 12:17 am

its an important job and though it may not look significant it is very satisfying to get it done. all leads up to being able to turn the key, point and plant foot. 8)
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Re: My long time V8 wagon project

by 64v8wagon » Wed Oct 02, 2019 4:23 pm

you bet :D
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Re: My long time V8 wagon project

by 64v8wagon » Tue Oct 08, 2019 5:05 pm

Hope you all had a good long weekend (at least those of us in sunny QLD, NSW & SA, any one here from SA?) :D . Not much to report, still plugging away at the wiring. I did manage to get the A/C compressor mounted and some hoses mocked up but nothing worth taking pics of. Hopefully more next weekend.
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Re: My long time V8 wagon project

by claysummers » Tue Oct 08, 2019 11:57 pm

Yes, I’m in SA. Thanks. Good shed weather.
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Re: My long time V8 wagon project

by 64v8wagon » Mon Oct 14, 2019 5:05 pm

Hi all. Finally something picture worthy from the weekend. Firstly fitted the A/C condenser, condenser fan and some hoses.
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Receiver drier was next. I will fit the pressure switch just before I get it gassed up. You can see the green wires for this hanging in the breeze.
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Fitted the front stone tray with the grill slat stays to make sure all is still fitting.
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Then I mounted the A/C compressor and alternator. Still need to get some belts. As you can see the wiring to the engine is a work in progress.
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I mounted the coil on the firewall and you can just see the battery lead under it. A bulkhead fitting is used to eliminate any rub through on the lead.Don't need any under bonnet fire just because I was too tight to buy one. I wouldn't trust a rubber grommet for this job.
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Last thing I did was wire up my wiper motor and see that it worked. No pic but all good. Well that was my play time for the weekend. Hope everyone else had a good one.
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Re: My long time V8 wagon project

by claysummers » Tue Oct 15, 2019 5:21 pm

Bulkhead fitting is a good idea. I ran my EK sedan for many years with a grommet and periodically worried about it. Was thinking of going underneath next time but I like this idea.

Looks plenty of room for pull through thermo fan between radiator and pulleys. Did you choose front mount for a tidier look in the engine bay? I suppose if it fits there without mods it’s a good way to go.

Anyway keep up the good work.
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Re: My long time V8 wagon project

by 64v8wagon » Tue Oct 15, 2019 11:06 pm

Hi Clay, the fan is just for the A/C. I am using a 6 cylinder fan blade with no spacer. When I first set up the motor I had twin thermo fans on the front with no A/C condenser and the engine ran hot. With very little space in front of the motor the 6 cylinder fan was the only thing that fitted and it works well. I will be putting a half cowl on as well, more to keep my fingers from meeting the fan.
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Re: My long time V8 wagon project

by claysummers » Thu Oct 17, 2019 5:58 pm

Thanks 64V8wagon, makes sense. The thermo fans can be good but then it’s also good to keep things simple. That’s one of the 5hings we love about these cars in the first place, simple and robust.
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