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The Journey Begins - Series I V6 Restomod

Discussion in 'Modified Alpine' started by Bill Eisinger, Apr 10, 2019.

  1. 65beam

    65beam Donation Time

    The clocks are right two times a day even if they don't have power.
     
  2. Bill Blue

    Bill Blue Platinum Level Sponsor

    The problem is determining WHEN they are right.
     
  3. 65beam

    65beam Donation Time

    Daylight Savings or regular time? Could also be based on when you're in the car. I always depend on the watch on my left wrist.
     
  4. Alpine 1789

    Alpine 1789 SAOCA President Diamond Level Sponsor

    That is what I did, although I don't remember who originally recommended it. I wired a 1 amp fuse across the cut-off switch. It worked perfectly and blew immediately if I turned the key with the switch off, but kept the clock and the car radio memory working even though the battery was otherwise cut-off. The only problem was that I would frequently forget and turn the key, blowing the fuse. I bought about 100 of them on eBay for less $10, so that wasn't an issue, but it was a pain in the butt to be constantly replacing them. Mike Enk, the Jaguar Clock Guy, later sent me a thermal fuse (I am sure one of the EE's on the group will know what I am talking about because I sure don't) that I wired across the cut-off terminals. That works perfectly and keeps me from having to constantly replace the fuse. That said, turning the key without throwing the cut-off switch - something I do regularly at my advance age and minimal memory - wipes the radio memory, which is still a pain. If I had it to do all over, I would probably just run a dedicated fused line to the clock and radio memory circuit and not worry about it from there.
     
  5. loose_electron

    loose_electron Gold Level Sponsor

  6. Alpine 1789

    Alpine 1789 SAOCA President Diamond Level Sponsor

    Thanks for the clarification. I knew one of you would come through! As for "a lot of trouble", it is just two ring terminals soldered (maybe crimped) to the fuse and then attached to the cut-off switch lugs. All in all, 5 minutes work. A lot less if done at the time the switch is installed. But, as you say, to each his own.
     
  7. loose_electron

    loose_electron Gold Level Sponsor

    Dan - What have you got here? My car has the generic original Ford V6 valve covers and I was thinking of dressing this up a little at some point.
     
  8. DanR

    DanR Diamond Level Sponsor

    Jerry, They are from John Redmond JRCAST.com.

    I have them as spares for my Conversion projects.

    I have a total of $269 invested. If interested that is the selling price plus shipping from me Greenwood, SC 29649 to you.

    Best I recall in some shipments from me to NY was about $16. and to Calif was maybe $30-35....

    I'll have to pull them out to see exactly what I have left.
     
  9. loose_electron

    loose_electron Gold Level Sponsor

    Dan - Very Interested! The black with the "Ford V6" would be my first pick. Let me know what you got and we should be able to do a deal.
     
  10. weaselkeeper

    weaselkeeper Silver Level Sponsor

    K. I'm going to quit complaining after seeing your pics Had replace all horizontal flooring from firewall to trunck latch, but little other damage to repair. No surprise from an Oregon car. Am currently making patches to replace/fill the leaded seams.. lead was failing
     
  11. Bill Eisinger

    Bill Eisinger Donation Time

    It's been a while since I posted....metal work has been on a bit of a stall as my body/paint guy has been recovering from appendicitis. Meanwhile. progress continues slowly but surely on the other aspects of the build. The chrome on the car was in pretty rough shape...I'll go the repro route as much as possible but there are a number of items that simply aren't available. Like on many SI cars, my A-pillar supports were in really bad shape...not just pitted but also cracked and split. I think they came out very nice. Here are a few pictures of the total lot as well as some before/after comparisons.
    Pin.jpg A pillar.jpg Bracket.jpg IMG_1888.jpg
     
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  12. Bill Eisinger

    Bill Eisinger Donation Time

    While the body work is going on we also are making progress on the the suspension and drive train. Fresh powder coated and turned front rotors and rear drums, upper control arms, and restored leaf springs. Lower arms, steering components, and rear end are all in progress.
    IMG_1894.jpg IMG_1895.jpg IMG_1897.jpg
     
  13. 260Alpine

    260Alpine Silver Level Sponsor

    Bill, Nice work!
     
  14. Alpine 1789

    Alpine 1789 SAOCA President Diamond Level Sponsor

    Beautiful work! Who did the plating?
     
  15. Bill Eisinger

    Bill Eisinger Donation Time

    I used Brightworks in Piqua, Ohio. They are very pricey but also very experienced with pot metal repair/restoration. Just these few parts cost more than I paid for the car!...I’ve used them a couple times before with my Mustangs and Shelby projects. For normal stuff like bumpers, etc, I have good local resources.
     
  16. DanR

    DanR Diamond Level Sponsor

    A good dependable chrome shop is hard to find and keep! My local just closed up business.

    Did some beautiful quality work!
     
  17. MikeH

    MikeH Platinum Level Sponsor

    I suggest getting a copy of ‘Hemmings Motor News‘ and check advertising for chrome shops.
     
  18. DanR

    DanR Diamond Level Sponsor

    Thanks tor that tip Mike.... Merry Christmas to you! How's the injury recovery? Hope all is well.
     
  19. MikeH

    MikeH Platinum Level Sponsor

    If you’re asking about my back, it’s good. Not perfect, but it’s been 2 years. So it’s probably as good as it’s going to get.
     
  20. DanR

    DanR Diamond Level Sponsor

    Yes! It was the neck and back I thought where you had the box (?) fall on you. Glad you are doing good. Merry Christmas,
     

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