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The restoration of Dailmer Ferret 01DA04

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After seven tedious hours I am almost done with straightening the cooling fins on the oil cooler. This has been quite a task and I can not believe how long this takes! I am going to try cleaning the copper cooling fins with vinegar and salt and will post the results when I am finished. Stay tuned.......

CaptMax

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Amazing job on that cooler - I would have been begging to watch some paint dry half way through... ;)

 

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Thanks Trevor, yes I had to walk away from it several times as it was just too tedious to stay working on for to long.

I am spraying the ends the correct British Sky Blue tonight, then it will be ready to install when I get to that point.

CaptMax

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Before and after pictures of the master cylinder, also have new flexible brake pipes ready to install. I will be re-sleeving the wheel cylinders, turning the hubs, and installing new brake fluid and brake pads as well.

CaptMax

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Next I am working on the thermostat and hoses. Found some interesting paperwork in the little cylindrical holder attached to the thermostat housing.

CaptMax

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I struggle to believe the before and after pics are of the same parts!!!

1st class job on all of it so far.

+1 on this sentiment. How in the world did you manage to accomplish this? I can't believe just throwing parts into a vinegar solution would do that. If you have some additional step by step detail, it would be great!

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This is the thermostat and housing after cleaning and painting it. I replaced the thermostat and the gaskets as well as the hose. I also verified that it was opening at 170 degrees and was full open at 200 degrees Fahrenheit. This was accomplished with a pot of heated water and a cooking thermometer.

CaptMax

Thermostat housing before and after. New hose, thermostat, and gaskets.

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Well I got all the hatches sand blasted, primed and painted but forgot to take pictures. They came out looking like new.

I did take some of the oil filter both before and after, it was supposed to be painted the British sky blue that the motor is so I used that paint as opposed to the silver. I also have several other pieces done like the air tube from the carburetor to the air cleaner and the cross brace over the hull. I'm getting there but am still working on the new brakes which should be done by the end of next week.

CaptMax

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Sure are lots of parts to each wheel station. Having the drums blasted and turned and cleaning everything up. New pads being installed along with wheel cylinders. 144 needle bearings per wheel. :eek:

CaptMax

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This afternoon I cleaned, checked, painted, and greased my drive shafts.

Here are before and after pics.

CaptMax

 

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Look'n good Capt. Max. Your turn around time in this resto is simply amazing. Thanks for sharing.

 

A Question for those subscribed to this thread: The universals used in those drive shafts, are they a standard size or something unique to the ferret?

 

Matt

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Look'n good Capt. Max. Your turn around time in this resto is simply amazing. Thanks for sharing.

 

A Question for those subscribed to this thread: The universals used in those drive shafts, are they a standard size or something unique to the ferret?

 

Matt

 

Thanks for the comment Matt. In answer to your question, the CV joints are the same size as the old Ford Transit vans.

CaptMax

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The brakes were in great shape but I wanted to go through everything so I dissasembled them and sandblasted the backing plates.

They use asbestos brake pads so I first sprayed them with fluid to prevent the asbestos dust from flying around the shop.:eek:

Took everthing apart, checked the cables, pads, hoses, ect. These were actually taken to a professional blasting shop as I didn't want that stuff in my blast cabinet!!

Here they are before and after blasting. The one one the top left picture is a finished one with new pads. The one on the top right is as they looked when removed. Last picture on the bottom is after sandblasting them. They all are now primed and painted. I will begin reassembling them this weekend.

CaptMax

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Is it just my computer or have all the photos in this great restoration show as photo not found?

 

C.

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I went back through some of the earlier pages and found a mix.

 

Matt

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Had a major malfunction with my Photobucket account, I will relink the pictures as soon as I get time.

I apologize for the inconvienence. Here is what I did this week. I will continue to post and repair the lost pictures as soon as possible.

CaptMax

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Then came the rest:

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More cleaning and parts removal.

CaptMax

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What do you plan to do to the engine? Just cosmetics and fluids or more involved?

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Datadawg, Other than replacing the plugs, hoses, oils & fluids, Fluid flywheel bearing & seal, rebuilding the starter, fuel pump, & carburetor not much more. I will pressure wash and clean it completely before repainting but otherwise it is running like a Rolls Royce B60 should. It will be detailed top to bottom as I won't get a better opportunity than I have now. I will be sure and post pictures when I am done detailing it.

CaptMax

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Your restoration is truly amazing. I can't get over how quickly it takes you to restore the items from the ferret. You are an inspiration to us ferret owners, keep the photo's coming in. Well done.

 

Steve.

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