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Offline icanfixit

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320 moved to my garage
« on: January 18, 2014, 12:24:28 PM »
Yesterday I moved the 1940 320 to my garage. Work finally slowed down and I had time to move the car home to start working on it. Working on it at my dad's garage was just working out. First on the list is still to get the engine running. The rest of my cars are tucked away for winter in the storage building and the garage is free to concentrate on the 320.

I still have to move the 36 170V but access to it is only by the back of the garage where it is sitting. The ground is still too soft to drive on. A good cold spell should firm out the ground. There is a spot in the storage building waiting for it.

Chris


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Re: 320 moved to my garage
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2014, 02:53:24 PM »
That's great .... starting on such a great project!  Please keep us up to date on your progress.
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Re: 320 moved to my garage
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2014, 04:29:32 PM »
It was a good day in the garage. I believe I got the starter to mate up and it turned the motor over with the battery charger. next is to pick up  battery for it.

Cleaned the body up and got rid of the first layer of dust. I m looking forward to  warm day and giving it a bath outside. The paint will still need to be polished.

Took the top up about halfway. The ceiling is too low in the garage to go much further. There also seemed to be some resistance in moving more. The joints got a light oil and then latched it back down.

A good day.
Chris
 

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Re: 320 moved to my garage
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2014, 03:52:38 PM »
It looks to be in pretty nice shape. Was it restored at some time ?

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Re: 320 moved to my garage
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2014, 05:52:16 PM »
The car had a full restoration around 1970. The last time I helped my dad get the car on the road was in 1992. There was a great Classic Car Club meet that summer. There are still a few items my dad never found to complete the car. In addition there are those items that did not stand up well to time.

The paint will need a good buffing to get it back. There are areas that will need a touch-up.

Chris

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Re: 320 moved to my garage
« Reply #5 on: January 20, 2014, 10:40:55 PM »
Update

Connected the battery.
Ran the starter first with no plugs to get oil circulating. Put the plugs in and engine tuned over well. I remember that sound. Connected power to the wiring harness. I have one head light and one running light working. Trafficators work. Starter button works. Cranked the engine over and put some carb cleaner in the intake. I heard life out of the engine.

It was a good night. Looking at 4 to 8" of snow for Tue here. Work might be closed and I get to spend the day in the garage. Oh the little things.
Chris