Larry, Curly and Moe....together again.....

Larry, Curly and Moe....together again.....

Steve K
Steve K

May 14th, 2008, 6:08 am #1

Just finished one week of engine pulling and rim refinishing. Three Drivetrains go to Performance Apex later this week. Ray will be doing a mild "upgrade" on the engines and check out the transaxles. If all goes well, two of the cars will be ready when Ray has finished.

After 3 days of degrease, grinde, file, paint and pollish....18 rims are ready for the 14 tires ordered (oops!) to be installed this week.

some pics:
Larry, Curly.....



and Moe



Rims ready for rubber



And perhaps another x1/9 for the collection this week end.....

Steve K
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Andrew Coles
Andrew Coles

May 14th, 2008, 10:12 am #2

looking good though! would you be able to post another pic of those gray colored minilights up the back? I am considering that style and even that color for my X when its done. What make of wheels are they?
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Steve K
Steve K

May 14th, 2008, 10:43 am #3

and came off one parts car. these wheels were very corroded with some serious curb rash. I cleaned the wheels with "Super Clean" degreaser, filed out the worst of curb rash (some deep marks still visible) and used "Heavey Metal" coarse abrasive metal polish to bring back the outer rim shine. Wheel "mini-light" web finished with 2 spray coats of Dupli-Color High Performance wheel coating spray paint WP102 Graphite, then 2 coats of Dupli-Color HWP103 High Performance Wheel Clear. I'll mount the tires later today and bolt on car soon after. I'll take a pic when mounted with center cap and lugs.

Steve K
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Joined: October 31st, 2006, 7:36 pm

May 14th, 2008, 2:09 pm #4

Just finished one week of engine pulling and rim refinishing. Three Drivetrains go to Performance Apex later this week. Ray will be doing a mild "upgrade" on the engines and check out the transaxles. If all goes well, two of the cars will be ready when Ray has finished.

After 3 days of degrease, grinde, file, paint and pollish....18 rims are ready for the 14 tires ordered (oops!) to be installed this week.

some pics:
Larry, Curly.....



and Moe



Rims ready for rubber



And perhaps another x1/9 for the collection this week end.....

Steve K
I'm going to guess on the CD-xx rims you started out with non-bent rims in need of a little filler here and there for minor pits and such. With that said, can you or anyone recommend someone who could perform more serious surgery on one of these wheels, especially the 'flowering' hub area. My collection of wheels has been abused over the years by aggressive tire installers.
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Joined: October 15th, 2007, 3:50 am

May 14th, 2008, 3:45 pm #5

Just finished one week of engine pulling and rim refinishing. Three Drivetrains go to Performance Apex later this week. Ray will be doing a mild "upgrade" on the engines and check out the transaxles. If all goes well, two of the cars will be ready when Ray has finished.

After 3 days of degrease, grinde, file, paint and pollish....18 rims are ready for the 14 tires ordered (oops!) to be installed this week.

some pics:
Larry, Curly.....



and Moe



Rims ready for rubber



And perhaps another x1/9 for the collection this week end.....

Steve K
Are being considered for that sea of wheels?
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MikeMittelstead/Oregon
MikeMittelstead/Oregon

May 14th, 2008, 7:17 pm #6

Just finished one week of engine pulling and rim refinishing. Three Drivetrains go to Performance Apex later this week. Ray will be doing a mild "upgrade" on the engines and check out the transaxles. If all goes well, two of the cars will be ready when Ray has finished.

After 3 days of degrease, grinde, file, paint and pollish....18 rims are ready for the 14 tires ordered (oops!) to be installed this week.

some pics:
Larry, Curly.....



and Moe



Rims ready for rubber



And perhaps another x1/9 for the collection this week end.....

Steve K
Looking great.
Lotta work for 1 week.
14 tires...3 sets of 4, plus 2 spares?
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Joined: December 21st, 2004, 3:04 am

May 14th, 2008, 8:09 pm #7

Just finished one week of engine pulling and rim refinishing. Three Drivetrains go to Performance Apex later this week. Ray will be doing a mild "upgrade" on the engines and check out the transaxles. If all goes well, two of the cars will be ready when Ray has finished.

After 3 days of degrease, grinde, file, paint and pollish....18 rims are ready for the 14 tires ordered (oops!) to be installed this week.

some pics:
Larry, Curly.....



and Moe



Rims ready for rubber



And perhaps another x1/9 for the collection this week end.....

Steve K
Looks like yur competing with Peter...

HAHAHAHA!

Great stuff... glad you are preserving them for us!


My best,



Tony
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May 14th, 2008, 9:44 pm #8

and came off one parts car. these wheels were very corroded with some serious curb rash. I cleaned the wheels with "Super Clean" degreaser, filed out the worst of curb rash (some deep marks still visible) and used "Heavey Metal" coarse abrasive metal polish to bring back the outer rim shine. Wheel "mini-light" web finished with 2 spray coats of Dupli-Color High Performance wheel coating spray paint WP102 Graphite, then 2 coats of Dupli-Color HWP103 High Performance Wheel Clear. I'll mount the tires later today and bolt on car soon after. I'll take a pic when mounted with center cap and lugs.

Steve K
these are generic centers off ebay...



Dayton Tom
1974 X1/9

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Dave Blaney
Dave Blaney

May 14th, 2008, 11:36 pm #9

I'm going to guess on the CD-xx rims you started out with non-bent rims in need of a little filler here and there for minor pits and such. With that said, can you or anyone recommend someone who could perform more serious surgery on one of these wheels, especially the 'flowering' hub area. My collection of wheels has been abused over the years by aggressive tire installers.
in a new thread so it gets the attention it deserves. I too, just recently, got one of my CD91's mushroomed by a tire tech. So bad, in fact, that he split the hub. I would love to hear what others have done about this issue that, I imagine, happens all to often. Dave B.
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Steve K
Steve K

May 15th, 2008, 9:39 am #10

these are generic centers off ebay...



Dayton Tom
1974 X1/9

I made some centers out of plumbing parts. I'll use those....provided they don't melt the first time I hit the binders.

Steve K
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