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Old September 28th, 2015, 04:22 AM
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Cleaning Up

I cleaned up the visors and passenger side door panel . I may need a decent cleaner to get this any better then I did . I will also have to go to Michael's Craft store to see if they have anything similar to a size 92 bonded nylon thread to sew the visors back up . I will also need a mirror for the passenger visor ....







The door panel cleaned up decent also ....

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Old October 3rd, 2015, 04:43 PM
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Sewing 101

I was at Walmart and to my surprise they had Automobile Nylon Upholstery Thread . It was real fun trying to thread the small needle in order to sew these visors , but I got it done . They turned out pretty decent , but what a PITA ....

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Old October 3rd, 2015, 04:54 PM
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Old October 3rd, 2015, 05:02 PM
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Thanks , I should of posted better pictures because these are kind of fuzzy . They look better then they do in the photos .
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Old October 30th, 2015, 07:53 AM
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I did end up finding the inner door window track bushings thanks to Oldspackrat
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Old April 30th, 2017, 10:16 PM
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I'm finally back and getting things going on this car again , and my latest adventure is the vinyl top . I peeled it off along with the chrome trim above doors and around the windows , I'm happy to report that the only holes are in one spot and they're not very big . Also the metal is solid surrounding the holes ....











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Old January 10th, 2018, 06:44 AM
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Finally Updates

I bought a transmission from a local shop near Milwaukee , It's rated at 500HP / about 500 FPT w/shift kit and mild TQ ....



It was actually pretty easy to do the swap , aside from the bell housing bolts . I didn't realize the drive shaft was so easy to remove ... Note to self - Don't let end caps on U-Joints fall off . I had fun putting all those little needles back in the cap , I'm glad only one fell off . I'm going to installing new U-Joints this spring , I couldn't do the replacement at this time . My mom wanted her garage back , luckily everything else went pretty good . The only other thing I can think of is the speedometer cable is making noise at the speedometer , I need to address this before it breaks . I must have the cable binded or something where I attached it to the new transmission ....





I didn't plan well enough for the mess this was going to make

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Old January 10th, 2018, 06:49 AM
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Body Work

I finally got a little further on the body work , I located most all the low spots and filled them after sanding everything to bare metal ...





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Old January 10th, 2018, 07:08 AM
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I added Epoxy Primer , I didn't buy PPG ( too much money ) . I bought Mason Full Poxy product , 2 parts - Activator/Hardener and Epoxy . It sprayed pretty well , It mixes 1-1 and is pretty easy to spray . It's thin though , I'll definitely have to sand and add more coats ....



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Old January 11th, 2018, 12:06 PM
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Nice work. Make sure and talk nice to your neighbors. If they like you they will help if anyone complains about the body work being done it the garage. I did the same thing back in the 80's to a 73 Buick in the apartment carport. Good times!!
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Old January 15th, 2018, 03:05 AM
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Nice work. Make sure and talk nice to your neighbors. If they like you they will help if anyone complains about the body work being done it the garage. I did the same thing back in the 80's to a 73 Buick in the apartment carport. Good times!!
I do all the work at my moms house .
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I'm sure this can't be good ....




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that carb is typical,a kit will come with a little hippo butt like sponge that sets in the well under those.also next time you do a trans swap pull the pan off first to drain most of the fluid out,makes a much smaller mess.
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Old March 4th, 2018, 08:54 AM
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that carb is typical,a kit will come with a little hippo butt like sponge that sets in the well under those.also next time you do a trans swap pull the pan off first to drain most of the fluid out,makes a much smaller mess.
Yeah , I pulled off pan and drained .... there must of been unreleased pressure in there or something . I came back the next day and had a mess , mainly because I didn't have the drain pan completely in the right spot perhaps .... Thanks for the info on the carb kit .
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Old March 9th, 2018, 10:52 AM
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Ok , any ideas what would cause the car to all of a sudden not accelerate properly ? What I mean is .... I just touch the gas and it coughs and sputters like there are cylinders not getting gas , and if I don't feather the gas it will just die . It's fine in park or neutral for the most part , it just seems to do this under load . This is part of the reason I took the carb off , took it apart , and soaked it . I cleaned all the garbage of everywhere I could see , put it back together and now the problem seems worse . I did adjust one side of the carb air gas mixture screw to be consistent with the other side after I had it apart . Sometimes it doesn't do this as bad as other times .... I didn't seem to lose any power over this .
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