April 22, 2005
the grenade filter before installation. There are better filters
than the original, but these do fine.
bolted it to the firewall and is assembling new oil lines.
is about 3 days of sore fingers and frazzled brains!
made this little fixture that holds the ferrels, so the braided
hose can be pushed while the fitting is screwed into the hose.
This ain't an easy job, but it makes a clean, original installation.
Just for the record, some 906s had black cloth braided hose
and some had steel braided hose.
and fittings are now mounted. Last coat of primer on the bottom
of the tail.
the passenger door. Primered door is installed for final fit.
door is ready for primer. Andy has rebuilt the oil thermostat
and will install it.
up in no man's land under the dash, but it does keep some
of the heat away from the driver in this location. If it looks
like it's bolted to a fitting on the chassis...it is. Remember,
oil travels through the space frame. This saves weight (steel
braided oil lines aren't light) and makes it easy to service.
Of course if you get in a wreck, sometimes you spring a leak
from the oil draining into other chassis tubes. The good news:
this doesn't happen very often.
cut the hole for the oil lines to the cooler.
our wooden buck to form the screen for the cooler.
tap, a little cut here, tap, tap, tap.
The steel frame will surround the screen and the cooler gets
re-bolted to the fiberglass body. Andy has marked the kick
panel for the return oil line. Again, this line is hooked
up to the chassis. This pipe goes under the drivers seat (hot
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