Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by BrianK, Feb 6, 2013.
Hi Grantus ,Even dirty it looks great, built for that sort of work.
Ah the 5 "P's" ....... seldom heard these days ...... although we use it regularly with the wife's sister
I made a gearbox cleaner, dismantled the final drive to replace the seal and discovered I had ordered the wrong ones ... but the gearbox is very clean. Thoughts on painting it?
No thoughts on paint but I preferred your last avatar(seems you've moved from a happy new owner driving to a happy new owner renovating). Okay..paint (others will say what type & how but etch, prime, colour....now do you want to blend or make a statement with colour? My personal is I reckon it'd look cool as the same colour as the bus.
Oh, I am still happy ... and the previous avatar was driving a mate of mine's so at least this one is in my domain. It will be updated with a happy driving one soon enough
As to paint, I would probs only go as far as the semi-gloss black or aluminium that I am doing for the rest of the engine parts while everything is apart. Not thinking too long term , more just that as I have cleaned it all, would paint do anything to protect it ... or is it only cosmetic?
Depends on type of paint but heat paint on gearbox be a waste of money IMO. If your gearbox needs specific paint to get rid of heat you need a new gearbox. If you're asking "Would paint protect the gearbox outer surface? " (why would you need/want to do that when it's so old & still good & looks so good after your clean) then I'll leave that one for cbus. Just do cosmetic to your choice of colour then or leave it as is.
Hi Wayne, found those numbers - definitely an 091 gearbox that may have been made on 10 May 76 if I am reading correctly
Are you going to paint the engine case ....... if not then leave as is
If not perfectly clean and prep'd you run the chance of the paint lifting and flaking off
We actually took two out for a drive. It's really nice having more time now that we have moved off the property.
Did Rocky get to cruise too?
Paint would only be cosmetic.
Al forms an oxide that protects itself.
I replaced the dipstick boot.....a continuing source of oil leaks....it was dry and cracked, only noticeable when it was wiggled...have ordered some viton boots from the US via my son who is living there....short term fix is the common type, secured with zip ties......fiddly job but easily enough done....
Also replaced all the lpg lines from the gas bottle to the stove and fridge. Something I’ve been meaning to do for ages as the originals have never been replaced since 1976 . Once I’d stripped the old ones out, I found replacement lengths at a bbq outlet...needed 2x 1200 mm & 1 x 1800 mm....total cost $100.00. Something I should have done years ago ..... all fittings sealed with Teflon gas tape, charged it all up and everything is working perfectly All good for Old Bar....
New LED headlight globes. $19 for the pair. Huge improvement on the old halogens that came out. Now we can actually see!
Interesting ,the price sort of sounds to cheap ,but if they are ok well done.where did you get them from?
Just off EBay. They WERE cheap mate but I thought at that price if the didn’t fit, didn’t work, or didn’t last very long it wasn’t a big risk. Turned out they were all good and I was pleasantly surprised! No doubt there’s better ones out there that cost a lot more though.
They needed a little bit of modifying to fit in the old headlight fittings but it wasn’t much and they’re all good.
Good stuff Aspudis and welcome to the club.
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