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PostPosted: Tue Mar 30, 2021 1:05 pm    Post subject: Re: 58 patina ghia Reply with quote

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Couldnít resist taking a shot of the Ghia in front of this boot and shoe repair shop. Getting my boots resoled.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2021 2:04 pm    Post subject: Re: 58 patina ghia Reply with quote

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Just like itís always been there. I now have a piece of lowlight ghia history.

Thanks TRYLON!!
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2021 8:15 pm    Post subject: Re: 58 patina ghia Reply with quote

Thatís for sure... and when I was taking the heads off I noticed one of the washers was different from the rest, I had reused all the old washers....it must of stuck in that reset right above the manifold opening, and when I pulled the head of it fell right in.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2021 5:31 pm    Post subject: Re: 58 patina ghia Reply with quote

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You can see the valve is stuck open because I dropped a head washer in the valve compartment...


I bet you'd leave your windows open in a snow storm before you ever drop a head washer in the valve again. Crying or Very sad
Good catch.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2021 3:00 pm    Post subject: Re: 58 patina ghia Reply with quote

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Since I had everything I decided to build a second 36hp engine for a spare... why the hell not?? Back from the machine shop.

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Looking at the date of this picture, I canít believe how the time flies. I did manage to put this motor together and it took its maiden voyage when I swapped out the transmission, but I lost compression after about 40 miles... couldnít figure out what was wrong so swapped it out for my original rebuild which has been running great for me all this time. Since then I got a little lull in the music recording... obviously no tours or gigs.... so decided to dive in and find out what the problem was with this motor.

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You can see the valve is stuck open because I dropped a head washer in the valve compartment...
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Here it is removed, I bought the tool that compresses the valve spring so you can remove it.
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Today I finished putting the muffler and tin on... it came together really easy, Iím hoping thatís a good omen.... the motor Iím running now has a knock at low idle when itís cold... goes away completely when it warms up and runs at regular idle speed... Iím not taking any chances on knocking sounds, so Iím pulling it out and going to check the rod bearings....pretty sure there is something going on with the crank.... anyway will post up when I get the new one installed and running.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2021 5:07 pm    Post subject: Re: 58 patina ghia Reply with quote

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The snow is long gone and we are enjoying some fine weather in El Paso. This a still I made from video I posted on Instagram.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2021 11:55 am    Post subject: Re: 58 patina ghia Reply with quote

What!

I heard you were getting a cold snap there.

Ace picture!
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2021 11:13 am    Post subject: Re: 58 patina ghia Reply with quote

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Left my windows down!! All I could think about was how many times I sat on that seat and it was burning hot. I thought it was a nice picture anyway.


Holy cow! That looks like something from up here! Been following the news on the mess in Texas. Hope all is well.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 16, 2021 10:53 am    Post subject: Re: 58 patina ghia Reply with quote

Great picture Smile

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Left my windows down!! All I could think about was how many times I sat on that seat and it was burning hot. I thought it was a nice picture anyway.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 16, 2021 10:50 am    Post subject: Re: 58 patina ghia Reply with quote

Thatís for sure!👍🏽
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2021 11:50 pm    Post subject: Re: 58 patina ghia Reply with quote

Thanks for the rubber mats Luis. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2021 4:52 pm    Post subject: Re: 58 patina ghia Reply with quote

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Left my windows down!! All I could think about was how many times I sat on that seat and it was burning hot. I thought it was a nice picture anyway.


Wow, Texas is looking more like Vermont! Shocked
That storm is visiting us tonight.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2021 3:55 pm    Post subject: Re: 58 patina ghia Reply with quote

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Left my windows down!! All I could think about was how many times I sat on that seat and it was burning hot. I thought it was a nice picture anyway.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 11, 2021 9:53 am    Post subject: Re: 58 patina ghia Reply with quote

Thanks Udo!
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 10, 2021 11:19 pm    Post subject: Re: 58 patina ghia Reply with quote

looks good
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Very pleased with this little purchase from John Copello, a hand made aluminum speaker grill. The original was very brittle plastic that was cracked and incapable of securing the speaker, this new grill works great. The current transistor radio is there just to cover the hole for now while I get the period correct tube radio repaired.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 28, 2020 1:30 pm    Post subject: Re: 58 patina ghia Reply with quote

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Thanks a lot John. I think itís great.


Ha! Believe it or not, this evening I'm watching Breaking Bad...again, Tonight I've got to Season Two - Episode 8 "Better Call Saul"...the scene in the square with Badger and Mayhew is hilarious,and the music, very familiar. Very Happy


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 28, 2020 12:45 pm    Post subject: Re: 58 patina ghia Reply with quote

Thanks a lot John. I think itís great.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 28, 2020 12:44 pm    Post subject: Re: 58 patina ghia Reply with quote

Ha ha ha ha!! Iím sure he would a loved it.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 28, 2020 12:08 pm    Post subject: Re: 58 patina ghia Reply with quote

how about a photo on a starry night...? Cool
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