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  Topic: T5 resto back on track; now I know where all that grease went
William Crowell

Replies: 18
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PostForum: Porsche - 356   Posted: Mon May 03, 2021 6:18 pm   Subject: Re: T5 resto back on track; now I know where all that grease went
I got tired of Lance Lighthall promising to do a certain amount of work for a certain price, but then demanding more money before doing the work he had promised to do for the money already paid while ...
  Topic: T5 resto back on track; now I know where all that grease went
William Crowell

Replies: 18
Views: 1312

PostForum: Porsche - 356   Posted: Thu Mar 25, 2021 4:21 pm   Subject: Re: T5 resto back on track; now I know where all that grease went
"Very tidy work indeed, you have some real craftsmen on it!"

Yes, Lance and Josh are excellent metal men and painters who are deeply interested in 356s.

They are now installing new ro ...
  Topic: T5 resto back on track; now I know where all that grease went
William Crowell

Replies: 18
Views: 1312

PostForum: Porsche - 356   Posted: Wed Mar 24, 2021 11:50 am   Subject: Re: T5 resto back on track; now I know where all that grease went
Repairs were necessary in the longitudinal area.
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  Topic: T5 resto back on track; now I know where all that grease went
William Crowell

Replies: 18
Views: 1312

PostForum: Porsche - 356   Posted: Wed Mar 24, 2021 6:38 am   Subject: Re: T5 resto back on track; now I know where all that grease went
Lance and Josh are installing the longitudinals.

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  Topic: T5 resto back on track; now I know where all that grease went
William Crowell

Replies: 18
Views: 1312

PostForum: Porsche - 356   Posted: Sun Mar 07, 2021 1:45 pm   Subject: Re: T5 resto back on track; now I know where all that grease went
The floor pans are in, and a perimeter kit was installed.
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  Topic: T5 resto back on track; now I know where all that grease went
William Crowell

Replies: 18
Views: 1312

PostForum: Porsche - 356   Posted: Wed Mar 03, 2021 12:56 pm   Subject: Re: T5 resto back on track; now I know where all that grease went
Did you ever wonder exactly what the underside of the transmission tunnel looks like with the floor, the shift rod and all the cables removed?
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  Topic: 356 engine subaru
William Crowell

Replies: 8
Views: 4960

PostForum: Porsche - 356   Posted: Mon Mar 01, 2021 3:37 pm   Subject: Re: 356 engine subaru
William Crowell wrote: "Of course you need to join the Registry even to read posts on their forum..."

Sebastian Gaeta wrote: "Not true at all."

Mr. Gaeta, with all due respec ...
  Topic: 356 engine subaru
William Crowell

Replies: 8
Views: 4960

PostForum: Porsche - 356   Posted: Sun Feb 28, 2021 9:45 am   Subject: Re: 356 engine subaru
Of course you need to join the Registry even to read posts on their forum, but don't let a little thing like that bother you, because you really need to get into the habit of paying a lot. And be sur ...
  Topic: Lowering
William Crowell

Replies: 6
Views: 594

PostForum: Porsche - 356   Posted: Tue Feb 23, 2021 5:52 am   Subject: Re: Lowering
I'm sure it will be JUST FINE!
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  Topic: T5 resto back on track; now I know where all that grease went
William Crowell

Replies: 18
Views: 1312

PostForum: Porsche - 356   Posted: Sat Feb 20, 2021 7:35 am   Subject: Re: T5 resto back on track; now I know where all that grease went
S.J. Szabo said: "Why not do the "kill two birds" thing and thoroughly undercoat the bottom after the paint?"

Mr. Szabo, thank you very kindly for your reply. Your knowledge of ...
  Topic: T5 resto back on track; now I know where all that grease went
William Crowell

Replies: 18
Views: 1312

PostForum: Porsche - 356   Posted: Sat Feb 20, 2021 7:18 am   Subject: Re: T5 resto back on track; now I know where all that grease went
After abrasive blasting, I discovered that the body had several problems that were covered with Bondo, and of which I was therefore previously unaware. And it does need floor pans after all. But hav ...
  Topic: T5 resto back on track; now I know where all that grease went
William Crowell

Replies: 18
Views: 1312

PostForum: Porsche - 356   Posted: Thu Jan 28, 2021 8:30 am   Subject: Re: T5 resto back on track; now I know where all that grease went
starbucket, if I understand the argument in favor of Delfleet correctly, it is that Delfleet prevents rust more or less permanently; while products like Woolwax will provide good protection for quite ...
  Topic: T5 resto back on track; now I know where all that grease went
William Crowell

Replies: 18
Views: 1312

PostForum: Porsche - 356   Posted: Thu Jan 28, 2021 7:42 am   Subject: Re: T5 resto back on track; now I know where all that grease went
The floor pans and unibody really weren't too rusty under the longitudinals, although the heater tube supports will need to be replaced.

I finally got every last thing off the body. That certainly ...
  Topic: T5 resto back on track; now I know where all that grease went
William Crowell

Replies: 18
Views: 1312

PostForum: Porsche - 356   Posted: Sun Jan 17, 2021 8:53 am   Subject: How do you spell "relief"?: off to the blaster and body shop!
I used a long pipe to drive against the front axle tube center locking pieces in order to remove the fiber bushings.

Rear torsion bars are out now, too.

I've owned this car since 1973, when I wa ...
  Topic: T5 resto back on track; now I know where all that grease went
William Crowell

Replies: 18
Views: 1312

PostForum: Porsche - 356   Posted: Sat Jan 16, 2021 9:47 am   Subject: T5 resto back on track; now I know where all that grease went
After some delay, I am removing the final parts from my T5 in order to take it to the abrasive blaster.

My references are the Charlie White (RIP) FSM reprints, Henry Elfrink, Harry Pellow, Floyd Cl ...
  Topic: What caused Bus Grease Monkey's valves to tighten up?
William Crowell

Replies: 5
Views: 310

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2020 2:41 pm   Subject: Re: What caused Bus Grease Monkey's valves to tighten up?
When gas contained lead, valve seats didn't need to be hardened. With unleaded fuel, valve seats do need to be hardened. It's unclear whether Scott's cylinder heads had hardened seats. All Things a ...
  Topic: What caused Bus Grease Monkey's valves to tighten up?
William Crowell

Replies: 5
Views: 310

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Fri Sep 18, 2020 8:26 am   Subject: Re: What caused Bus Grease Monkey's valves to tighten up?
The consensus seems to be that his engine experienced valve seat recession after the valves were adjusted, due to an extended highway drive at high speed on unleaded gas. I wonder why he did not have ...
  Topic: What caused Bus Grease Monkey's valves to tighten up?
William Crowell

Replies: 5
Views: 310

PostForum: Thing/Type 181   Posted: Thu Sep 17, 2020 12:29 pm   Subject: What caused Bus Grease Monkey's valves to tighten up?
Scott Crosby, diesel bus mechanic extraordinaire, recently had the engine on his Thing stop running because the valves tightened up after he carefully adjusted them with the engine cold:

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  Topic: Replacing pan and longitudinals on T5 coupe
William Crowell

Replies: 4
Views: 1027

PostForum: Porsche - 356   Posted: Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:39 am   Subject: Re: Replacing pan and longitudinals on T5 coupe
PD41 and Mike K, thanks a lot for your replies.

When I have the floor flange area sandblasted, I'll post a picture and see if you guys think the flange needs to be replaced or not.

This was a fa ...
  Topic: Replacing pan and longitudinals on T5 coupe
William Crowell

Replies: 4
Views: 1027

PostForum: Porsche - 356   Posted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:37 am   Subject: Replacing pan and longitudinals on T5 coupe
Is it necessary to brace the upper body when doing the pan and longs on a coupe (I'm thinking it's not necessary)?

I gotta decide whether to do the pans by the "Jim Kellogg" method, or th ...
 
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