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Ron Dame

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  1. Thanks for the info! It's great to hear good things about vendors, and not just the bad things.
  2. Thanks everyone. Is there a reason the entire roof panel is replaced, rather that fitting in a section to replace the glass area? That seems like overkill, but what do I know? I do have a glass on my way, my intent is to have a fixed glass moonroof, likely using windshield urethane adhesive as opposed to silicone which is known to fail. I'll remove much of the old assembly and make supports as needed before sealing the glass in place. Is this an idea doomed for failure?
  3. MIne is 16 13/16" x 35 1/2", so that's it. I have one on the way, but the glass is scratched. At least it's not broken or cracked.
  4. Thanks! My to-do list keeps growing, but I'm glad this won't be a terrible job.
  5. I'm reviving an old topic. My 1980's moon roof glass is broken.. not just cracked.. and leaking ,despite flex seal and duct tape. It had already been glued shut with silicone, so I don't even know if the motor works, or what shape the rails, drain tubes, and the bonding to the body are. The replacement glasses I have found are all different sizes than mine, so I'm considering deleting it all together. Nostalgic will sell and entire roof panel, but it's a massive job. I am considering removing the entire moon roof assembly and just closing the opening with fiberglass. Has anyone done this, and can you give advice?
  6. The search function ...uh.. is not helpful, and that's the best I'll say. Can the oil pan on a 350 be removed without removing the entire engine, and if so, what needs to be done?
  7. Can the glass on the later (1980) gauges be removed and cleaned similarly to the earlier ones? Mine are nasty and I'd like to switch to red bulbs anyway
  8. Bump: How do I get the panels off of either side of the evaporator?
  9. Dang, it's not the right size. Thanks anyway. I finally had some help holding the tape this morning and got much better dimensions, glass trim to glass trim: 16 13/16" x 35 1/2"
  10. Asheville, NC. But check the dimensions of the glass, there were a few different sizes through the years. Mine is 17" x 35.5", not 34.5 as I originally posted. I'll try and edit that post
  11. I thought I'd start pulling the trim panel to get to the expansion valve better while waiting to get the R12 evacuated. ... Now I have a new snag. Where I suspected I had screws holding the panel in, it seems more like a glob of metal, almost like it is soldered in place, which is justn plain silly. Nonetheless, What kind of fasteners hold the panels in, and how do I remove them ( 1980)?
  12. It must be stuck then, as it has no cooling at all. Guess it's time for a 134A changeover.
  13. I'm still in need of the sunroof glass, some parts have broken out and now I have glass, duct tape and flex seal, but still have leaks. The glass only is 17" x 35.5". If I get the rest of the assembly too, that's OK, but prefer the glass only. Thanks!
  14. I fixed the fan switch and now the compressor runs as intended. Today we got to the low 70's so it was time to check pressures. Please note, I don't know much from a practical aspect of A/C systems. The system is still R12 and at 1500 RPM showed about 4 on the low side and 145 on the high, so it's clear I am undercharged. Outlet temp was actually higher that ambient temp, maybe 80F or so. I've got dye in the system, and so far find no leaks. I don't know when it was last serviced. I'll look again tomorrow. ASSuming I find no leaks tomorrow, is the leak so small as to be negligable, and so what do I do? The professional/legal reason is to change compressor oil and recharge with 134A, or change the compressor (A6) and recharge, replacing the drier/accumulator of course. Maybe hoses too. Or in a less legal/professional manner, can I top it off, and with what? PS, I will crosspost this on other sites so I get as many good and bad suggestions as possible!
  15. Fonts, schmonts... why they hell do they have to advertise that it's a clock, Pantera? That's enough to make me not want that, though maybe I could use my existing face on it.
  16. Great! what about the condensor? Did it need to be changed?
  17. And an aluminum A6 is 134A compatible I assume?
  18. I'm glad it is a simple as it looks, and no relay! Maybe today I can get it running enough to put the gauges on and see how much charge there is. There's something in the sight glass anyway.
  19. I've just started working on my sometimes operating A/C, but am a bit befuddled by what should be a simple wiring system on my 1980 with the GM A6 compressor.. Like no High or Low cut out switches, and sometimes power to the compressor, other times, none. So where are the cut out switches, relays, and assorted components so that I can isolate my problem?
  20. Mine is OK, but not this nice. Have you priced it yet?
  21. Not yet. I had a boo boo with her and she's getting her right fender repaired at a local shop. I hope I can have her back soon!
  22. Trying to save frustration at the FLAPS. Which Chevy should I name to get the correct alternator, or did all 1980 350's using the same one?
  23. What was involved? It's a mod I'd like to make
  24. How did you modify the steering wheel to fit? Or did you modify the existing one? It looks great!
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