More work done, some problems hit

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Replaced the spark plugs today, but had planned to do the wires also. The wires purchased seem to have a much bigger metal clip on them, and do not want to sit right on the distributor cap. Also, the wires are hard to access. Will probably wait until I get a new distributor cap to […]

Front caliper – check one off the list

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Well, yesterday with the help of a friend and my father (who has experience rebuilding cars, did a frame up restoration on a ’69 Camaro SS) we took off the caliper and rotor on the front drivers side. Dropped the rotor off at a tire store on the way to work. One hour and $15 […]

Inspection done, but brake issues arise (queue scary music)

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Had the car inspected today, and it passed without a problem. The inspector did say that my one brake pad looked low, and I should get it changed ASAP. So, on the ride home I start to hear this metal scraping sound. Perfect. Brake gone, rotor grinding. Pull it in the garage, pop off the […]

Air Conditioning is now blowing…cold…

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I decided to order a Freeze-12 kit from eBay, as it seems to be a good inexpensive R-12 substitute. Locally shops wanted anywhere from $75-100 per pound. As I had no idea how much the car needed, and most wanted $40 to even look at it, I decided to spend the money on the kit. […]

Pittsburg Tech Session A SUCCESS!

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So, made it back today from the Pittsburg Tech session that took place yesterday. It was great. I met many new owners, all of whom were very friendly, and accomplished a lot with the car. The car made the 4 hour trip each way without a hiccup, but it sure was hot on the way […]

More repairs…struts (the imporant part in entering the car)

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Today we worked on replacing the door and bonnet struts. I expected this to be a semi difficult job with aligning and removing bolts to get the struts on and off, but I was completely wrong. These struts are not like the louver struts that are bolted on, they just pop on and are held […]

Air bleeder install

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How to install the air bleeder: Fairly simple, take a wrench and remove the valve next to the throttle, and replace with your new sized valve. Place hose on the end and secure with metallic hose clamp. Cut hose near coolant bottle and insert T section. Clamp all hoses onto the T bar and you […]

Fixing hissing in dash – – – mode switch diaphragm

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Removing center console procedure: 1. Remove 2 screws holding in dish in back of console. Remove dish. 2. Remove two bolts under dish. 3. Pull switches off A/C console. They pull right off. 4. Remove one screw holding in plate, remove plate. 5. Remove shift knob. 6. Unscrew the shift plate and pull up partly, […]