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Re: Rust-Oleum Restoration
Mike618b #785837 Tue Dec 27 2022 04:21 PM
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I know it's not original, but I thought I'd add two stripes to give it a bit extra. It just seemed too plain just all white. I masked off the stripes and shot some navy blue.

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Re: Rust-Oleum Restoration
Mike618b #785838 Tue Dec 27 2022 04:23 PM
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Did the layout and decal work tonight. Still have to cut and polish the other door, but I don't really have that in me right now.

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Re: Rust-Oleum Restoration
Mike618b #785890 Wed Dec 28 2022 08:52 AM
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Looking really good. Thank very much you for taking the time effort to post all of your work. That in itself is an extra chore. Keep up the good work.


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Re: Rust-Oleum Restoration
RandyM #786243 Tue Jan 03 2023 07:06 PM
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Originally Posted by RandyM
Looking really good. Thank very much you for taking the time effort to post all of your work. That in itself is an extra chore. Keep up the good work.
Thanks, I like to share what I'm doing with family and friends. In the past I didn't take pictures of what I was doing. I always just took photos of the final product. I regret not doing a journal on my projects in the past. This is like a public journal. I hope others enjoy seeing the progress.

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Re: Rust-Oleum Restoration
Mike618b #786244 Tue Jan 03 2023 07:18 PM
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On to the Veeder Root. At first glance I thought this computer was in pretty good shape. Once I took the lockout mech off and the side covers, I quickly realized that this one is unlikely to ever run again. It was full of a mouse nest, and many of the steel parts have rusted away. I tried to reset it, but NOTHING moves. I tried turning the variator but that's locked up solid too. This one will get cleaned up and will be a static display. I've got them running and resetting in the past, but this one's just too far gone.

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Re: Rust-Oleum Restoration
Mike618b #786396 Fri Jan 06 2023 05:56 PM
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I took the computer down to the car wash today and blew all the junk out of it.

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Re: Rust-Oleum Restoration
Mike618b #786499 Tue Jan 10 2023 05:28 PM
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Time to put in the permanent wiring. I went to the store last night and got these parts to make that happen. I usually like black cords, but this white twenty footer was on clearance for $7. Can't beat that price.

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Re: Rust-Oleum Restoration
Mike618b #786501 Tue Jan 10 2023 05:33 PM
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I really feel safer with the switch and connections in an enclosure. In the past I've left connections and wires loose in the pump, but this is better. This is an outdoor weather tight conduit and is intended to be a place where you could pull wires from. It has a removable cover on both sides. I'll remove one cover, reuse the gasket, and run the screws right through the pump's skin to attach this to the inside and use it as an enclosure.

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Re: Rust-Oleum Restoration
Mike618b #786502 Tue Jan 10 2023 05:36 PM
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I've figured out where I want it on the inside, and am transferring the measurements to the outside. Nothing like drilling into fresh paint to really get the cold sweats flowing. The big half inch hole for the toggle switch is always the most nerve wracking.

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Re: Rust-Oleum Restoration
Mike618b #786503 Tue Jan 10 2023 05:38 PM
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Here's the idea. The gasket from the cover is up tight against the inside of the skin, and the wires are pulled in and are almost ready for wiring.

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Re: Rust-Oleum Restoration
Mike618b #786504 Tue Jan 10 2023 05:41 PM
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All the cool kids on youtube say these wago connecters from Germany are the cool new thing in wiring. I saw them at the store and thought I'd try em out. They are pretty easy to use.

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Re: Rust-Oleum Restoration
Mike618b #786505 Tue Jan 10 2023 05:42 PM
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All wired up and closed up.

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Re: Rust-Oleum Restoration
Mike618b #786506 Tue Jan 10 2023 05:43 PM
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I cleaned up the VR and reinstalled it. Looks good, but a static display only.

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Re: Rust-Oleum Restoration
Mike618b #786646 Tue Jan 17 2023 06:53 PM
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The last parts to work on are upper doors. If you've never work on a Wayne 500 or 600, these are a real weak point of the pump. They are really flimsy. It's common to find these bent and misaligned. This pump is no exception.

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Re: Rust-Oleum Restoration
Mike618b #786647 Tue Jan 17 2023 06:57 PM
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Another common problem is that the spot welds on the hinge are often broken. It's not unusual to buy one of these pumps with the upper door laying next to it and the hinge still screwed to the frame.

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