Wednesday, June 27, 2012

May 2012.
I am still working on the brakes and gas tank to get it driveable, attempts to clean the tank myself  have not worked I am going to have to have a shop clean it. I found two shops that I am going to look into to clean and seal it. Brake wise the steel lines are corroded and I cannot break them free without damaging the line or rounding the brass fitting so I am going to have to replace the whole system, all the lines, cylinders and shoes, etc. I am assuming the master cylinder is in the same shape although I do have a kit for the earlier dual cylinder. I have been finding some good deals for parts on ebay with free shipping that is helping keep costs down some.
As usual life starts getting in the way of what you really want to do. Cleaning the gas tank myself was not getting it done so I found a radiator shop to clean and line it. Now summer is here and it is 100 degrees in the shade so it is too hot to work on Murl, thats the po's name I gave to the '68. I have been driving the '82 Westy alot and enjoying it. I will update this when the weather cools some, enjoy your summer :)