the rebuild of 200-5-100, 1965 Griffith

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the rebuild of 200-5-100, 1965 Griffith

Post by smarens » Sun Jan 27, 2019 12:32 am

ok picking up my car on Monday 1/28/19, can't wait, will post progress on this thread

-really not even sure of my plan yet, will pick away at this as money and time permits, won't be a sprint

-looking forward to meeting everyone and for sure I will need some wisdom, hoping folks on the site will pitch in, have been in contact with a few Griffith people so far and they have all been great!
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Re: the rebuild of 200-5-100, 1965 Griffith

Post by Grrrrfth » Tue Jan 29, 2019 6:18 pm

It was nice seeing you, Hayes and 200-5-100 at Wire Wheel yesterday.

I'm sure it will turn out real nice while under your stewardship.

Shout out if you need any help.

Enjoy the ride...

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Re: the rebuild of 200-5-100, 1965 Griffith

Post by smarens » Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:17 pm

great to meet you too and thank you very much for the offer to help give me guidance, did you take your body off of the frame?
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Post by smarens » Wed Jan 30, 2019 8:02 pm

alright, car got back to Michigan safe, was great dealing with Hayes and got to meet Griffith owner Russ and his wife also, now the fun starts
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Re: the rebuild of 200-5-100, 1965 Griffith

Post by Grrrrfth » Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:29 pm

When I bought mine, it had low miles and was always garaged so after stripping the car down, we examined the frame and found it to be in good condition so decided not to remove the body.

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Re: the rebuild of 200-5-100, 1965 Griffith

Post by Grrrrfth » Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:32 pm

WOW. What a difference a wheel and tire change can make!!!

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Re: the rebuild of 200-5-100, 1965 Griffith

Post by smarens » Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:26 pm

things I did this past week:
-removed the motor
-removed the transmission (yes they were glued together)
-removed the wiring harness
-removed the gauges (sent them off to Nisonger Instruments)
-got the drive shaft out of the transmission tail, it was very stuck
-stripped the engine, got all (8) pistons out but it was a fight, block is very good, almost no ridge in the bores, still have some lifters stuck in their sockets so using patience and soaking them, of course can't take the cam out as the lifters are locking it in
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Re: the rebuild of 200-5-100, 1965 Griffith

Post by smarens » Sun Feb 10, 2019 7:27 pm

Grrrrfth wrote:
Wed Feb 06, 2019 2:32 pm
WOW. What a difference a wheel and tire change can make!!!
yes crazy how much that and cleaning the windshield change the look
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Re: the rebuild of 200-5-100, 1965 Griffith

Post by Grrrrfth » Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:25 pm

Can't really be a "car" with 4 flat tires and if you can't see where you are going!!!

With regards to the driveshaft, I remember that mine had a very bad vibration in the gear shift handle in fourth. Turned out to be the stubby little drive shaft. Had a nicely balanced new one made up and... Voila.

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Re: the rebuild of 200-5-100, 1965 Griffith

Post by Grrrrfth » Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:34 pm

I see that your fuse block is doubled up. Looks like someone has already tried to deal with the overloading of circuits that exists with the factory wiring.

Is that a windshield washer? Got to be one of the rarest options if it is!

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