Author Topic: What have you done to your Pagoda today?  (Read 268090 times)

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Re: What have you done to your Pagoda today?
« Reply #850 on: June 14, 2019, 18:58:05 »
Finally was able to pull the rear axle out today,  it took a few weekends to make it happen.
overall about 7 hours total

now to replace
pinion seal
klunk bushing
rubber axle bellow
both rear axle bearings and seals

i also will be sending my shoes and drums out for re lining

6 more hours today,
pulled hanger and had to beat out what is left of the old klunk busing (photo)
installed new pinion seal
tore down brakes on both sides
removed both brake cylinders
removed all bolts holding the backing plate in place
decided to give up when the backing plates would not come off

only a few more hours in today
pulled both axles using the 3/8" threaded rod method,  it worked
remove the lock plates and nuts securing the bearings

could not get the wedge bolt off the axle to separate the swing arm from the rest of the axle
nor could i knock off the bearings using by taping the end of the axle on a block of wood.

1 trip to Home depot for 3/8" rod and then  a trip to harbor freight for a bearing puller set and back to home depot for 2' long 3/8" rod so can pull the bearings.

i hope to make more progress tomorrow.

well short day today
wedge nut is out, the threads are ok but the threaded portion is bent,
and pivot rod is out thanks to advice from Joe A.

another 4 hours in today
removed and installed axle and backing plate seals both sides
removed and installed new bearings after a hand packing with mobile 1 both sides
installed drivers side axle

july 3 
2 more hours today,  aligned swing arm with all washers , bushing etc in preparation for installing the pivot rod tomorrow

july 4
5 more hours today, installed pivot rod, wedge pin, swing arm drive shaft and bellows with clamps

july 6
rear end is in, compensating spring installed, centering bracket connected and shocks connected.

lets see if i can finish this up tomorrow...
« Last Edit: July 07, 2019, 01:55:07 by merrill »
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Re: What have you done to your Pagoda today?
« Reply #851 on: June 23, 2019, 02:28:36 »
Getting close to being done under here.  Only a couple more days.

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Re: What have you done to your Pagoda today?
« Reply #852 on: June 23, 2019, 09:59:36 »
I did nothing more than drive it top down in the sun, collected flowers and admired the sunlight hitting the dash .... simple pleasures .
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Re: What have you done to your Pagoda today?
« Reply #853 on: June 23, 2019, 11:44:07 »
I work at the heater ventil. Easy doing, maybe 20 minutes or so.
Now they work very soft and perfekt.
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Re: What have you done to your Pagoda today?
« Reply #854 on: June 23, 2019, 14:52:04 »
Peter,  Glad you were able to pull it so easily.  They can be very tough to remove.

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Re: What have you done to your Pagoda today?
« Reply #855 on: August 19, 2019, 22:01:43 »
I had it checked for the bi-yearly technical control we have here in Norway. Approved for another two years.

Drive safely,
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Re: What have you done to your Pagoda today?
« Reply #856 on: August 19, 2019, 22:56:34 »
Tracked down a coolant leak to the new pipe that I installed (was missing before; was just straight hose) that goes under the intake manifold runners.  Loose worm clamp.

Tightened down the Frigiking.  One side came loose (hole stripped?) while driving so as a passenger, wedged my foot there until we got home.


Drove downtown seattle!

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Re: What have you done to your Pagoda today?
« Reply #857 on: August 20, 2019, 02:47:04 »
What??? And it wasn't raining? I thought the Seattle Rain Festival that usually goes on from Jan 1 through Dec 31 was in full swing... :P
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Re: What have you done to your Pagoda today?
« Reply #858 on: August 20, 2019, 08:04:21 »
What??? And it wasn't raining? I thought the Seattle Rain Festival that usually goes on from Jan 1 through Dec 31 was in full swing... :P

We get 3 months/year that's lovely.  Otherwise it sux.
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Re: What have you done to your Pagoda today?
« Reply #859 on: August 20, 2019, 18:22:13 »
We get 3 months/year that's lovely.  Otherwise it sux.

 ;D ;D In spite of all this, I love Seattle. My favorite eats used to be the Zabaglione dessert at "13 Coins" (restaurants may be closed or changed) fresh Copper River salmon during the few weeks it is available end of May/early June at any place at Lake Union, a good steak at the Metropolitan Grill and hanging out at Pike's Place...and playing the game of never losing sight of a Starbucks shop  while walking from Pioneer Square to Pike's Place. :o :o
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Re: What have you done to your Pagoda today?
« Reply #860 on: August 30, 2019, 04:27:36 »
Just another day restoring things no one will ever see.

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Re: What have you done to your Pagoda today?
« Reply #861 on: August 30, 2019, 05:23:23 »
Very nice nonetheless.

As aforementioned in the other thread, installed a 123 ignition
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Re: What have you done to your Pagoda today?
« Reply #862 on: August 30, 2019, 20:27:23 »
I got to unwrap my grille from it’s 10 year old newspaper.  That felt good.

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Re: What have you done to your Pagoda today?
« Reply #863 on: September 01, 2019, 20:09:54 »
Finally finished installing my new Timevalve SS exhaust.  I had Mike weld in two bungs so I can measure air/fuel ratio.
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Re: What have you done to your Pagoda today?
« Reply #864 on: September 01, 2019, 20:37:32 »
I ran a sponge over mine in prep for a trip next week to Goodwood Revival ;D
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Re: What have you done to your Pagoda today?
« Reply #865 on: September 03, 2019, 03:33:42 »
The tedious task of masking and painting hubcaps. With factory feathered look.
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Re: What have you done to your Pagoda today?
« Reply #866 on: September 03, 2019, 03:44:48 »
After my long trip i have to do mine again, they have taken a bit of a battering in the last 8000 miles in the two months.


Those look good.  Did you put on an etching paint first up.
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Re: What have you done to your Pagoda today?
« Reply #867 on: September 03, 2019, 04:40:08 »
Garry, Yes sir. The chrome is brand new so gave it a key with scotchbrite. Then a coat of drab based self etching primer (2nd pic). I was going to clear them but I'm sure I’ll be doing them again at some point.
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