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Old 08-24-2015, 05:14 PM   #1
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This may be more of a list to remind myself.( Wife said 60 is just around the corner )


In the last two weeks,


1) Reset tranny kick-down switch, $0, and cowl works also.
2) Tachometer board, Willcox, $58
3) Odometer not working, $25 , E-Bay broken needle speedo
4) Original steering wheel reinstalled, $0, and now horn works
5) Headlight switch, $38, E-Bay again, Lights open with switch
6) All new dash light bulbs, while I was there
7) Rebuilt both door regulators, $100 (approx.) Corvette Central, windows work MUCH better
8) Aligned drivers door, NO fun
9) 2 New low beams, 1 mounting ring
10) Adjusted neutral safety switch, Back-up lights now work.


I'm sure there will be more to come.............


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Old 08-24-2015, 06:56 PM   #2
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Busy two weeks! What I lke, is every project yielded good results. All of mine don't always go like that. Welcome to our life.
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Old 08-24-2015, 06:57 PM   #3
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Nice "to-do" list! I'd trade your list for mine.................but that wouldn't be nice.

Keep chipping away and post a few pics.
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my to do list just keeps getting longer. The more I work on it, the more that I add to my list.

Good job in getting all that done in the last two weeks.

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Old 08-25-2015, 04:46 PM   #5
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Forgot.........


11) Adjusted T-Tops


Today


Rebuilt right headlight actuator. Now faster than left (was slower)
Still need to do a few adjustments on it.


Found that the "security" system is mostly intact. (need to check door switches)


More to follow, and I will get some pics up.


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Old 09-01-2015, 03:57 AM   #6
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Some Pictures
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After rebuilding accumulators, headlights open perfect.


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Not so good in the closing, any Ideas ?


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Old 09-01-2015, 08:11 AM   #8
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After rebuilding accumulators, headlights open perfect.


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Not so good in the closing, any Ideas ?


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I didn't get that far yet
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Here today to "Testify Brother"


Storm was having a nasty habit of pulling to the right. I had not
yet scheduled an alignment, so I looked though the Threads.


Low and Behold , Control Valve Adjustment !


10 Minutes , $0 , what a Great Place !!!!!!


While there , replaced the last of my free parts (that came with car) ,
the power steering hoses.


More updates soon.


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Old 09-24-2015, 07:01 PM   #10
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New Plate came in, Storm has a Name


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"New" air cleaner hook up' (thanks again redvetracr)


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and hole for PCV


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Complete


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Now just need to clean-up and repaint.


Next up , new tie rods....................


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Old 10-02-2015, 03:57 AM   #12
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Found some time to clean and repaint air cleaner.





Then get the tie rods changed. Did I mention I had to make 4 full turns on the old ones to center steering wheel? (reason to replace)






Done with that part ,steering straight and turn signals cancel.


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The renewed air cleaner looks good...and a straight steering wheel is my next task.

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Trying to get another project done before the SNOW comes.

Back window was leaking anyways.



And I heard of these "removable" back windows.....




Lowbuck72 needed paint supplies.........




So, here I am, trying to help people out.........




And I did read that the installing the seal was messy. But I had no idea it was that BAD !




I still need to adjust the latches some, when I an find time.

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Nice accomplishments.
The satisfaction and education gained from doing repairs yourself..priceless.
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Nice work...and nice name for the car ..
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Nice work...and nice name for the car ..
Looking good Bill, and don't worry, once you turn the corner at 60, there's still plenty of road left.
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Doing some good work there, Would you mind getting a little more in-depth with the removable rear window? I have all the parts to do mine but haven't started (still dealing with the dash Charlie Foxtrot), but hope to in the not too distant future. Thanks and keep up the good work
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Thanks All for the kind words...........

As far as installing, pretty straight forward. Only problem I had was finding the right size "u" nuts for the latches. (3 different hardware stores) If you have any problems or questions, let me know.

Oh, and I haven't seen San Antonio since that "join the Air Force" and
and see Texas tour I did in the early 70's.

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Thanks All for the kind words...........

As far as installing, pretty straight forward. Only problem I had was finding the right size "u" nuts for the latches. (3 different hardware stores) If you have any problems or questions, let me know.

Oh, and I haven't seen San Antonio since that "join the Air Force" and
and see Texas tour I did in the early 70's.

Have a Great Day,

Bill
Thanks Bill, I've got to get through this dash nightmare then I'll tackle the removable rear window. It looks straight forward but then I thought the dash would be too, so much for thinking!!
I came through here in the mid 70's dropping my brother off for his training on my way back to Ft. Bragg, I got moved here back in late 09 as part of BRAC, it's certainly better that DC where I was prior!!!
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