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Posted October 4, 2018
Last car to have a 4 speed manual trans.
Posted October 3, 2018
First car with DOT mandated 5 mph “cow catcher”
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Posted September 30, 2018
I was able to change all the plugs?. Who ever did the last tune up had Autolite platinum and AC Delco mixed together? Two of the plugs were fouled others looked good, not even sure if plug wires were connected. Runs a lot better on 8 cyclinders than 6 lol. Next is dialing in the carb and timing.
Did a vacuum test and found no leaks.
Posted September 26, 2018
Promotional cars featured in advertising material.
First car to have rear view mirror mounted on wind shield
Posted September 25, 2018
That’s for sure. The holes on passenger side line up with spark plugs, so that will help. Will get under it to get the other side. Thanks.
Posted September 24, 2018
I noticed the P/O cut access holes in the inner fender well to get to the spark plugs on the passenger side, but not on drivers side. What is the proper way to get to spark plugs.
Last Stude TT rear end.
Posted September 23, 2018
New booster, master cylinder have driven about 25 miles today hard stops light stops holding brake for five minutes on a hill. Did check booster again no leaks. Going to drive it to work 80 miles round trip. Making sure my AAA is up to date lol.
Checked cat this morning brakes fully released. Took it out for a ride almost the same route as yesterday no problems. I’m going to change brake fluid first, who knows how old it is and still going to check everything and go from there. I plan on doing the brake conversion ASAP just for future reliability. Thanks for the suggestions and support.
Not related to brake issue. I was at the gas station and an older gentleman asked if I would be interested in selling the car, I replied not at this time. He gave me his card and said give me a call if you decide you want to sell it. If I get the car fully functioning maybe I will put a price on it and go on the hunt for another one LOL.
Posted September 22, 2018
I’ll take a good look at it tomorrow and post what I find.
The short drive included several stop signs but no hard braking, felt consistent and even. Just thinking if the car wasn’t driven with properly functioning brakes for an extended time it might be best to rebuild the calipers replace the rubber lines and double check the rest of the braking system.
I just took my car out for a short drive and when I returned the front brakes are just about locked up.
I drove this car 2700 miles on no booster pretty much no brakes. Restored vacuum to the booster and power brakes were working just fine. Since I had power brakes I have only taken the car around the block, today was the first time I drove it over a mile.
My question is do you think the calipers are sticking now because the power booster was not working for so long and the car was only driven with caliper not being activated and now that they are operating under normal conditions this is what’s causing them to not release. If so is it cost effective to rebuild them or should I look for replacements, it’s not in the budget to do the turner conversion right now.
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That’s what I was thinking. Thanks
Posted September 21, 2018
All the litature on the car including the new car warranty and invoice indicate it is a 1981 delivery date 12/04/81.
The title I have says 1982? The vin is the same, how should I represent this car?, as a late 1981 titled as a 1982? or?
Posted September 19, 2018
Thanks. Would love to have CC on my car.
What is the most common issue on why these don’t work. Just trying to narrow possible issues with these units.
Last 300 hp 327 car
Posted September 18, 2018
I was at a car show in Merrimac MA. In 2017, an older gentleman (original owner) of a 63’ Avanti that he had converted to full electric drive was displaying his car and explaining all the ins and outs his project. It was impressive to me because he did it with off the shelf parts no pre engineered kit. If they ban fossil fuel we may have to track this guy down to keep driving our cars. Lol
Posted September 17, 2018
Just a heads up door locks GM A series, glove box AMC, had to pop door panels off to get lock cylinder out. At least I can lock it up now lol.