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About TallJohn

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  1. Upholstery Needed

    I just had my seats done on my 64' by Bruce at Triple C auto upholstery. He is a one man show with years of experience. Great job , on time as promised, excellent work, price was consistant with other shops. See his YELP reviews also. Highly recommend. He is in the South area off of Quinta ct.
  2. I'm at my limit of mechanical skill. Although I have pulled motors for and exchange before, I have never gotten into the guts of a motor. I have my car at a reputable local shop who have done the diagnosis. #2 and # 8 cylinders low compression (85). According to them, not heads/valves. They are not pressuring me as they would not be doing the motor work. I have found two local shops thanks to recommendations from ROA members. So I will move forward on it next week. Thanks all.
  3. Thanks Telriv and Kongaman. Pondering my options....Bottomline... it will be done
  4. Thanks for all the suggestions. I will contact Tom Telesco for a third quote and go from there . Thanks again.
  5. Hello folks. Good to meet some of you at the Reno meet. I really enjoyed it. I was wondering if anyone knows of a reputable shop that has experience with nailheads. Preferably western states, California even better. I had a quote for a re-build from a local shop for 10k, $6700.00 from a shop in Indiana. First quote seems high, but maybe that's the going rate. any suggestions would help. Thanks
  6. Ok. Thanks guys. I will leave it alone for now. Get a 64 drum later....
  7. Has anyone changed out the reverse threads on a 64 left front wheel? If so what is the best method to punch back the studs if in fact it is possible? The aluminium wheel seems kind of fragile to be whacking on it. Thanks.
  8. Thanks for the info and photos Bill. going to pick up some 64' centers hopefully on Monday.
  9. Great. Thanks for the info guys. Black they will stay.
  10. Okay. So I picked up the 15" wire hubcab set yesterday, Beautiful shape. My question is about the painted ring under the spokes. Mine are painted black. I have seen some that are painted the color of the car. What was factory? If black, do you know a correct color code or close off the shelf black? I think I will need to fabricate, if possible, correct emblems for 64 which is the "R" , Three hole spinner, small plastic silver tri-shield (47mm). any ideas? Thanks.
  11. Thanks RivNut for the link. Going forward with the buy tomorrow if the guy doesn't flake. Mitch we talked about some 15 " wheels the other day. I already picked a set up. Thanks.I'ii keep an eye on your Craiglsit postings.
  12. Thanks for the info.If I get them today I will contact you Jim. Yes the ones I hope to buy today is the " Spinner" type wire hubcap. Archives say it would be correct for a 64' if it had the "R"
  13. I have a chance to buy a set of good looking original wire hubcaps from a 63' for my 64' Riv. My question is , is the tri-shield emblem replaceable with the correct "R" the 64's had. Looks like OPGI makes a replica plastic center. Before I spend the money I was hoping someone could tell me if it was do-able. Thanks.
  14. Thanks guys . I think I will go with the screws like I did on the rears. Thanks.