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Started putting the dashboard back together.
nice for Christ sake don't drive it in argentina !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Mot'd the car Friday
Did 980 miles since the last one.
Saturday watched Tootall sign up my rear panel - fab work!
Gave sterling advice on striping too
EDIT: updated with better pictures...
Indulgence on my behalf as it was the bestest time ever - 20 years on from Graffitti era where I stole the slogan.
Started going in the 70s, didn't miss a cruise for years on end and it kinda peaked for me around then.
V6 Custom Car with red dralon interior, now famous actress girlfriend, mature art student.
What's not to like
Took my TAX DISK holder out of the window...as now not required
Spent half an hour hanging the freshly painted doors, then spent three hours getting one to fit nicely, fitted the latch mechanism and now it shuts just nice. Unfortunately found that the actuator pins needed to link the key locks to the mechanisms are missing and proving elusive to track down in the US.
Painted it, and took it to Popstalgia....
with the help of 20vtpop I heard my 289 start for the first time since owning the Falcon! Cheers John
PS, the neighbours loved it too!!!
I took out the windows and winder mechanisms from the rear doors on the '35 Ford cos they weren't working properly. Got to get some new window channel tomorrow, replace missing screws, give it a good clean, a bit of vaseline here and there and put it all back together in the doors. Hopefully the windows will slide up and down real easy.
I sprayed the engine bay with tyre foam and washed it off, works a treat!
Updated suspension spring rating front and back and repaired speed bump damage (see tech).
Finally got round to getting shot of these awful bloody steering uj's and replaced with ones that fully clamp the shaft - oooer missus.
How they ever got made I'll never know, the bloody bolt faces are a mile from parallel.
(and no I aint bent em over they came like that but I was screwed for time etc - they have worked fine but started to move a little).
Brakes were pretty average despite discs all round and Wilwood twin brake cylinder box.
Found it wasn't ending up like this diagram and too much bias towards rears.
It says balance bar adjustment, but really it's all at the pushrod length.
Adjusted so that they end up like diagram and not even - much better response and front pulls up sharp.
The brake lights failed/blew fuse the other week so replaced switch.
Put fuse in, wires went hot and fuse blew.
Traced it to a design fault in the evergreen 59 Caddy tail lights.
The bloody two live feeds up to the bulb aint shielded.
It's all so cramped in there one of the spring things went wobbly and had been touching the metal body.
Bit of insulating tape and lights a gogo.
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