June 29, 2002
Final Interior Dismantling
Gearbox tunnel and extension cover. Both were rusted badly and were discarded. I learned later as I was fitting new parts that I should not have violated the restorer’s rule: Never throw anything away until the project is complete!
Fresh Air cover plate and screen on left (driver’s) side. Three self threading screws.
Parcel tray on passenger side. Four self tapping screws on the firewall. Three self tapping screws on the right side wall. One screw and nut into left side to hanging support bar. Then removed the parcel support bar with one screw and nut at top.
Steering Wheel Shaft Blanking Plate on the right side. Note larger “painted washers” and self tapping screws. Felt gasket found on reverse side of the plate.
Two Blanking Screws into captive nuts in firewall on passenger side that just fill holes similar to the driver’s side. These were not painted.
Large Wiring Harness Rubber Grommet in center of firewall. Then removed firewall tarpaper in center of firewall. Note the rubber insulation around the heater box hole and along the seam that would otherwise leak air.
Center Panel Firewall “Tarpaper.” After removing the firewall “tarpaper” that is in three pieces I numbered the holes:
#1 – Bonnet release rod grommet
#2 – Blank Cover grommet
#3 – Grommet
#4 – Brake Line clip
#5 – Grommet
#6 – Grommet
#7 – Nut
#8 – Nut
#9 – Brake Line Clip
#10 – 1 Nut, 2 grommets Wiper motor
#11 – 2 Nuts
#12 – Nut
#13 – Nut
#14 – Nut
#15 – Nut
#16 – Main wiring harness to dash
#17 – Blank Cover Grommet
#18 – Nut
#19 – Nut
#20 – Nut
#21 – Grommet
Left Panel Firewall “tarpaper”:
#22 – H2O temp. line
#23 – Oil line
#24 – Nut
Small Blanking Rubber Grommets under the heater opening in firewall.
Right Bonnet Hinge cotter pin and 4 washers. The thin washers go closest to the hinge. The nuts go to the inside of the bonnet.
Speedometer Cable at “L” junction to the gearbox.
Clutch Pedal from pedal bar – two nuts. The nuts go to the right side. Removed the Brake pedal from pedal bar – two nuts with nuts to the right side. I noticed at this point that some primatively cut spacers had been added to the pedals for a short-legged driver!
Floor Dip Switch with two bolts to the fixed nuts in floor. 3 wires: red/blue, blue/white, all blue.
Heater Vents on both driver and passenger side below dash. Four self tapping screws in each
July 2, 2002
Fan and fan belt – Loosened 4 bolts and washers and removed the fan and fan belt.
Wiring to the coil – CB Terminal – White with black stripe from/to the distributor body and white with black stripe from harness that goes to the generator. SW Terminal – Large solid white wire from harness to generator.
Generator – Removed 2 bolts and nuts and adjusting bracket with self-locking nut. F Terminal – yellow/green stripe wire from harness. D Terminal – Large solid yellow wire connected to large spade.
Distributor – Removed two 7/16” bolts – note position of distributor and vacuum advance. Numbered each wire to the correct cylinder. Disconnect vacuum line and oil feed line to the tachometer drive.
Oil Filter – Removed two large bolts to the engine block.
Starter and Solenoid – Disconnected solenoid to starter lead cable. Loosen two 9/16” bolts accessed through the interior bulkhead and under car.
Engine mounts – Removed 4 bolts from right front to frame. Then removed left side.
Ground strap – Disconnected the strap from the frame.
Oil pressure line – Disconnected the line at top union near intake manifold.
Breather pipe – Disconnected the pipe at the “T” junction on the rocker cover.