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Postby m3a1 » September 20th, 2016, 8:31 am

Concentrate on the mechanicals, Upstate. There's plenty of time to make it pretty and who knows, another one may come along with a better tub and you'll "be in like Flynn."

Wrench on, brother!
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Looking for a Go-By pix of engine compartment for AMG A2

Postby UpstateSC » November 15th, 2016, 2:37 pm

Does anyone have a go-by picture of an early 70's AMG A2, something that shows what its supposed to look like?

This is a shot of what I have.





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Postby UpstateSC » November 15th, 2016, 2:44 pm

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there we go
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Postby rickf » November 15th, 2016, 3:49 pm

That looks pretty much correct except for the line to the air cleaner from the other side of the engine. There is supposed to be a line just like that but OI believe it is smaller and goes to a Tee fitting at the air cleaner at that location. And the oil on the hose at the air cleaner makes me wonder if the other end is in the right spot, it is supposed to be the vent for the fuel pump.
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Re: Restoration of an A2 now underway 7/15

Postby UpstateSC » November 22nd, 2016, 4:50 pm

Nother question

See the PCV valve on the top of the valve cover.

is it the correct direction? I thought that valve is a check valve that allows gasses to pass from the valve cover to the intake manifold.

it represents a pretty good vacuum leak if the valve cover isn't air tight.
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Re: Restoration of an A2 now underway 7/15

Postby rickf » November 22nd, 2016, 6:54 pm

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Re: Restoration of an A2 now underway 7/15

Postby UpstateSC » December 6th, 2016, 2:50 pm

Work under way, basically cutting out left and right panels and floors.


http://i1304.photobucket.com/albums/s531/dougimes/012_zpstpmi9t7q.jpg


Question for the group- I have new floors from Guy. what are people doing for the pans that go under the gas tank? They are dished out.
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Re: Restoration of an A2 now underway 7/15

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Re: Restoration of an A2 now underway 7/15

Postby rickf » December 6th, 2016, 4:27 pm

Question for the group- I have new floors from Guy. what are people doing for the pans that go under the gas tank? They are dished out.


They are all trying to talk Guy into making that floor pan! :roll: :lol:
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Re: Restoration of an A2 now underway 7/15

Postby fergrn37 » December 6th, 2016, 5:38 pm

Nice to see one uglier than mine! :mrgreen:
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Re: Restoration of an A2 now underway 7/15

Postby UpstateSC » December 14th, 2016, 1:21 pm

Fergrn, actually makes me feel better about it . As I started pulling it apart I thought, yikes, doesnt look too good. Then I told myself I was just being a wimp.

Good to know it really doesnt look too good.
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Re: Restoration of an A2 now underway 7/15

Postby UpstateSC » December 15th, 2016, 10:59 am

Had to make new curved parts that fit over the side plates at the front of the cab. Found a pretty good way- Brake the metal with shallow sides, it can then be bent. Then wide side parts on .




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Re: Restoration of an A2 now underway 7/15

Postby UpstateSC » January 16th, 2017, 2:50 pm

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working on body sides

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this picture shows the repair of a wheel fairing. The new part has been flanged with a flanging vice grip
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Re: Restoration of an A2 now underway 7/15

Postby Vzike » January 17th, 2017, 12:12 pm

Question for the group- I have new floors from Guy. what are people doing for the pans that go under the gas tank? They are dished out.


I found you can find old unservicable fuel tanks pretty easily. I cut the bottom out of two of them. One was pretty rusty, but the upcurved parts were still useable. I fit it (Make damn sure you keep putting the tank in place and that it fits flat to the bolting surfaces before you weld anything up) and used a lot of tacking and hammering, to get it flared out to fit. The one I'm working on right now needed the whole thing, so I found a swiss cheese bottom, used the same technique, then fiberglassed it from the bottom. It came out looking right.
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