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Re: What have you done to your Pagoda today?
« Reply #875 on: November 10, 2019, 18:37:30 »
Wayne, looks looks like the fire threat is down under as well, some near you!  Pulled this pic off BBC news site.  BBC indicates Sydney is facing “catastrophic” threat on Tuesday.
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Re: What have you done to your Pagoda today?
« Reply #876 on: November 10, 2019, 19:47:09 »
Fitted new fuel feed and return line plus brake line, really difficult job to make look correct, even with a lift it’s an awful job. Trust me, I’d rather remove and refit the engine than do this again.
« Last Edit: November 11, 2019, 10:05:04 by Dave H »
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Re: What have you done to your Pagoda today?
« Reply #877 on: November 10, 2019, 23:24:22 »
The brake proportioning valve unit you have there on your SL seems to be refurbished to good order.
Did you disassemble the unit? If so, did you perform that task yourself?
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Re: What have you done to your Pagoda today?
« Reply #878 on: November 10, 2019, 23:25:40 »
Wayne, looks looks like the fire threat is down under as well, some near you!  Pulled this pic off BBC news site.  BBC indicates Sydney is facing “catastrophic” threat on Tuesday.
/quote]Yes you are correct Ralph, i did not mention it when i sent John  email,as
did not think we would show up on world news, and the worst is still to come  this tuesday and Wednesday,
im am fine where i am close to the coast,regards Wayne.
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Re: What have you done to your Pagoda today?
« Reply #879 on: November 11, 2019, 09:27:01 »
Yes Hans, I rebuilt it, bit of a tricky job cleaning and honing the cylinder but possible.
« Last Edit: November 11, 2019, 10:00:45 by Dave H »
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Re: What have you done to your Pagoda today?
« Reply #880 on: November 15, 2019, 17:53:39 »
Well, it wasn't exactly "today", but last week I got my car back from Gernold at SL-TECH.
He fitted a new top, exhaust, pulled the engine and trans to seal up leaks and basically do what I call a mechanical restoration on the front and rear suspension as well as everything under the hood.
I'm thrilled with how it came out.
Of course, part of the credit goes to this site and you since I never would have met him if it weren't for our community. Thank you.
I had done many of the things Gernold did on this blue Pagoda, when I owned my first Pagoda. But, I'm 10 years older now and I figured it would take me years to go through it and I wanted to enjoy it. Also, I cannot do anything as well as Gernold can.
We are snow and ice bound right now, but I sure can't want to:
"Enjoy the ride".
Mark
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Re: What have you done to your Pagoda today?
« Reply #881 on: November 15, 2019, 18:13:58 »
Looks Fantastic Mark!! Sad the snow is already flying in Illinois.
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Re: What have you done to your Pagoda today?
« Reply #882 on: November 15, 2019, 18:33:17 »
Thanks Ralph ! 
I'm still hoping for a November warm up and rain ..... but, the odds of that happening diminishes with each day that passes.
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Re: What have you done to your Pagoda today?
« Reply #883 on: November 15, 2019, 19:59:58 »
Quote from: Iconic
.../...I'm thrilled with how it came out.../...
Really super fine looking! And I do suppose that your car runs great, as well :D

Gernold has solid (Pagoda) knowledge, and the practical workshop skills to add to that.
« Last Edit: November 20, 2019, 11:43:52 by mbzse »
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Re: What have you done to your Pagoda today?
« Reply #884 on: November 15, 2019, 20:23:09 »
Nice to see it back Mark.  Finally going well but no place to drive.  If your warmer pre winter is like our “warmer” pre summer burning, you will have ice storms next week.
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Re: What have you done to your Pagoda today?
« Reply #885 on: November 15, 2019, 20:37:43 »
Hans,
I only "drove" it about 100 meters ... so I really don't know if it runs great, except I do have high expectations. I can tell you it starts great and doesn't over-heat because I had it sitting on my driveway idling for a very long time as I drooled on it and it didn't heat up at all.

Garry,
Yes, funny that you saw the car before me. I hope those ice storms don't happen, but we've already had plenty of snow and ice, starting at the end of October. It melted long enough for me to take those pictures last weekend, then the snow hit again on Monday.

I have a feeling this winter will feel like one of the longest I have experienced.... (out of anticipation for taking that Pagoda on a long Spring cruise).
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Re: What have you done to your Pagoda today?
« Reply #886 on: November 16, 2019, 22:00:40 »
 Hello Mark, Your car looks really beautiful. Lets hope you have a few more nice fall drives before winter really sets in. Although from what I have seen on the weather reports for you guys, that might be wishful thinking. Our fall has been pretty much just a continuation of summer which is nice for top down drives but we would really be happy to see some rain.

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Re: What have you done to your Pagoda today?
« Reply #887 on: November 16, 2019, 22:41:33 »
Hi John,
I'll hope for some rain for you !
Nice to hear from you and Thanks.
Take care,
Mark
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Re: What have you done to your Pagoda today?
« Reply #888 on: November 16, 2019, 22:52:24 »
Today I fixed my Blaupunkt radio.  About a year ago, while the car was sleeping for the winter, I fiddled with the radio tuner and the station indicator would not return from the left end.  I figured the knob was slipping on the string that moves the indicator, at least, I'd seen that in other radios.  So, went to remove it the logical way..., remove knobs, face plate, etc., but that didn’t work, radio wasn't coming out.  I put it back together and left it, I never use the radio.  Fast forward about a year, I decided to revisit it today.  Read up on the Pagoda board and tech manual how the radio comes out, and differently on an early car like mine.  Have to take off a lower panel, remove chrome trim, glove box and clock and then you can slide the radio out with part of the painted dash.  Well, it looked like a project fraught with problems, but went smooth as silk.  Probably had it out in 20 min. taking my time and being careful.  Then came to fixing the radio.  Top of it lifts right off, no screws and I figured out the plastic indicator mechanism has a pin that jumped out of the guide that moves it from side to side.  Got it back in, lubed up all the moving parts and she was like new.  It all went back together as smoothly as it came apart.  This is a testament to how well built these 113s are, they are just put together beautifully, like Swiss watches.  Also, the shape this car is in, it’s like new inside the dash.  Once in a while the mechanic gods throw you a bone.
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Enjoy some pictures at this link:
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Re: What have you done to your Pagoda today?
« Reply #889 on: November 17, 2019, 04:39:44 »
Well, it wasn't exactly "today", but last week I got my car back from Gernold at SL-TECH.
He fitted a new top, exhaust, pulled the engine and trans to seal up leaks and basically do what I call a mechanical restoration on the front and rear suspension as well as everything under the hood.
I'm thrilled with how it came out.
Of course, part of the credit goes to this site and you since I never would have met him if it weren't for our community. Thank you.
I had done many of the things Gernold did on this blue Pagoda, when I owned my first Pagoda. But, I'm 10 years older now and I figured it would take me years to go through it and I wanted to enjoy it. Also, I cannot do anything as well as Gernold can.
We are snow and ice bound right now, but I sure can't want to:
"Enjoy the ride".
Mark

I love the color of your car and the engine looks great Mark!

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Re: What have you done to your Pagoda today?
« Reply #890 on: November 17, 2019, 07:10:02 »
There's more dust on my dash top than inside John's dash - and I occasionally clean the dash top
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Re: What have you done to your Pagoda today?
« Reply #891 on: November 17, 2019, 15:03:24 »
Thanks John(K), It is going to be a long winter.  ;D
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Re: What have you done to your Pagoda today?
« Reply #892 on: November 17, 2019, 17:52:17 »
Thanks John(K), It is going to be a long winter.  ;D

You can take it for a "ride" up here and show it to me, especially if you want to put it up on a rack.
Enjoy some pictures at this link:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/8292359@N06/sets/72157603240571101/show/

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Re: What have you done to your Pagoda today?
« Reply #893 on: November 18, 2019, 15:07:50 »
I will wait for spring (unless we get some nice rain), but that sounds like a fun drive.
Thanks,
Mark
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1984 Porsche Euro Carrera coupe, LSD, SlateBlueMet/Blue
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