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  • JTurbo
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    Originally posted by gbeaird View Post

    Heh, sometimes. I need to do that on our 86, 92 B4C Canary and 95 SS, but yeah, the smell is one of the small things holding me back. We're running Redline Synthetic ATF in the CP car, and it smells just like gear oil. Actually the smell is a bit stronger. It works well, though.

    So was your 'redneck uhpolstery repair' just adding a layer of foam sheet, or two, to that side? I still have nightmares of our reuhpolstery work!
    Yes, more or less. I taped the original foam so it didn't have that gaping hole then added a few layers of new foam over top.
    Let's see how it holds up over time,,,,

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  • gbeaird
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    Originally posted by Erics SVO View Post

    Can anyone else just smell the diff leak?, hate gear oil....
    Heh, sometimes. I need to do that on our 86, 92 B4C Canary and 95 SS, but yeah, the smell is one of the small things holding me back. We're running Redline Synthetic ATF in the CP car, and it smells just like gear oil. Actually the smell is a bit stronger. It works well, though.

    So was your 'redneck uhpolstery repair' just adding a layer of foam sheet, or two, to that side? I still have nightmares of our reuhpolstery work!

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  • JTurbo
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    Originally posted by Erics SVO View Post

    Can anyone else just smell the diff leak?, hate gear oil....
    Haha Eric, actually it really wasn't that bad. I had replaced axle seals / bearings a few years ago, so the fluid was relative fresh.

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  • Erics SVO
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    Originally posted by JTurbo View Post
    More items off the winter to-do list. First was the rear pinion seal. Was leaking for a while now.


    Can anyone else just smell the diff leak?, hate gear oil....

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  • JTurbo
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    Tonight I got SVO down off jack stands tonight and cleaned up:


    And returned the SVO back to the shed garage.


    Was 18 degrees tonight when I swapped around the fleet, supposed to go down to the single digits.
    So I'm done working on it for now. Hope you enjoyed the winter maintenance / repairs!

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  • JTurbo
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    This is my driver's side seat bolster repair.
    Here is what I started with:



    Here is how much the worn side is compared to the other side (~ 1 inch)


    I didn't take pics if the "redneck repair", but here is what it looks like back in the SVO:


    Not perfect, but def much better than what I started with.


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  • JTurbo
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    Originally posted by svono50 View Post
    How was the surface of the pinion flange where the original seal rode? Mine was grooved, so based on what I read it would have either needed a sleeve or replacement to ensure no leaks...I opted for a replacement flange.
    Ted - it looked fine, but time will tell. I went to top off the diff tonight and my bottle of gear oil wasn't quite enough. That will have to wait until.

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  • svono50
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    How was the surface of the pinion flange where the original seal rode? Mine was grooved, so based on what I read it would have either needed a sleeve or replacement to ensure no leaks...I opted for a replacement flange.

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  • JTurbo
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    More items off the winter to-do list. First was the rear pinion seal. Was leaking for a while now.


    New seal installed, all buttoned up:

    Had to make my own seal driving tool, this thing is 3" diameter:


    When I started the floor repair, I noticed that the trans output seal was also leaking.
    Got that one replaced today as well:


    And did an oil change while the SVO is up on jack stands. No pics of that.... :-)

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  • JTurbo
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    Originally posted by svodad View Post
    Hey Joe, nice job with the fab and the welding! I did get the bottle of gas for the MIG, and they last a long time. Taking the flux out of the wire is less stuff you are heating up in the welding process and seems to do a better job. Love to get a chance to get together over the summer, been a while. Good luck finishing up.
    Thanks - one thing with the flux-core is there is a lot more splatter. But I've become a great grinder to clean up my welding
    Sounds great - I'd love to get together. Are you planning on heading to the Ford Carlisle show this summer?
    Last edited by JTurbo; 01-09-2022, 06:21 PM.

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  • svodad
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    Hey Joe, nice job with the fab and the welding! I did get the bottle of gas for the MIG, and they last a long time. Taking the flux out of the wire is less stuff you are heating up in the welding process and seems to do a better job. Love to get a chance to get together over the summer, been a while. Good luck finishing up.

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  • JTurbo
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    Started re-installing the interior last night (carpet, center console, etc.)

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  • JTurbo
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    Originally posted by svono50 View Post
    Looking good Joe. I bet your driver's seat will feel a bit more 'firm' when you sit in it for the first time after getting it back together!

    My former '80 NA Mustang 2.3L had floorpan cracks on the left-rear driver's seat mount, ~36" worth when added all together. We had to push the floor back up to bring all the seams back in contact and fully seam welded them. My seat felt like it had new padding in it, it was so much more 'solid' feeling.
    Thanks Ted.
    Actually, I replaced the rear outer seat mounting point many years ago (I used a donor car for the replacement metal). Then I installed/welded the seat reinforcement (incorrectly) on top of the floor pan (can be seen in the first pic of post #445). So the seat mounting is actually pretty good.

    This repair is more about keeping the foot well solid (and waterproof). Back when I daily drive this SVO, the carpet would get damp in really wet weather. Was not an issue recently since I almost never drive it in bad weather any more.

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  • svono50
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    Looking good Joe. I bet your driver's seat will feel a bit more 'firm' when you sit in it for the first time after getting it back together!

    My former '80 NA Mustang 2.3L had floorpan cracks on the left-rear driver's seat mount, ~36" worth when added all together. We had to push the floor back up to bring all the seams back in contact and fully seam welded them. My seat felt like it had new padding in it, it was so much more 'solid' feeling.

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  • JTurbo
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    Originally posted by gbeaird View Post
    It's all about the stance!!! :-D
    Very true, esp with a turbo 2.3....

    Getting this wrapped up. Sealed underneath all the seams (no pics).
    And put on a very heavy coat of shiny black paint:






    If the paint is fully cured tomorrow night, I'll re-install the carpet and clean up the interior (lots of dust)....

    JT

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