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  1. I haven't driven it yet, but it sounded good in the garage. When I got to the inside of the car I started it up to run the A/C while I was running the leads. It is really muggy. Finished about noon, ate lunch, took a nap, watched "Fort Apache" with John Wayne and Henry Fonda [would have liked to be on the set with those two and listened to their political differences]. Pounded around on the computer, vacuumed the Red and now will take it for a spin to see how it is "on the road". If I really like it I will order two more harness's for the other two Reatas so I can just swap the unit from car
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  2. Interesting setup Dave. only problem is your pedals are on the wrong side...........lol ( couldn't help myself )
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  3. Oh come on,,,,,,,,,,some say this site is for PURIST only, why would a PURIST attend Woodward? hehe Dale in Indy
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  4. A 1987 Cadillac 4dr Brougham sedan, black with pearl grey upolstery.vin# 1g6dw51y6h9720642 was stolen from a 82 year old couple who purchased the car new in 1987. Car was stolen out of diner parking lot in Brooklyn , New York on August 1, 2015 while they were having dinner. Any information about this car will be greatly appreciated ,contact George @ 718 372 6120 or reply to this post Thank you, 32stude
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  5. It was tapered as beat I could tell. I used a roll pin to put back in so it accounted for the taper. It had alignment dots on the bottom of the shaft.....presumably to help align the gear and shaft so the pin holes line up.
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  6. I see two parts cars - by the time anyone would give the low mileage one a good paint job and do what ever else it needs you would be far better off buying a clean original and have less money in it and ultimately a better car. A clean original shows car and pride of ownership, you can never get that back with these, rode hard and put away wet, no pride in ownership for these poor things in many many years
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  7. Just finished the install. I tapped into the rear speakers, ran the ground to the EBCM screws. I then took off the rear trim behind the seat from just behind the passenger door around to the upper brake lights/pass through door. Fished the power wire and the remote bass switch wire through the opening under the rear speaker, tucked these wires under the rear deck carpet and down into the channel of other wires. Removed the kick panel on the passenger side and ran the wires in the loom of wires over to the center console ending in the fuse box. Tapped into the cigarette fuse, mounted the remote
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  8. Two problems with those ebay items: 1) they are from New Jersey 2) some of the pictures show a silver zinc plated appearance...those are the ones that are no good; the rubber does not stick to the metal and the rubber is not compatible with oil. Thankfully I was not far from home when mine gave out (gushed out)...a few weeks later and I would have been 2,000 miles from home.
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  9. Don, Your theory about trying to start the car, leaving it for some time after soaking things down internally with gas (fresh or old) and not starting may indeed have been the start of the troubles. How do I know? That is exactly what happened to my 58 Limited! I put the car in storage in running condition and the building owner where it was is a car guy. He liked my car and at times started it up thinking it would be better for the engine and keep the battery up. Guess the very last time he tried it she would not fire and he just left it and didn't bother to tell me. Mind you this was over ab
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  10. It will be interesting to see if you find more evidence of that. Hopefully you can salvage the guides since, as it has been widely reported, the original guides are already hardenend and it is not a good idea to replace them.
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  11. Yes, I replaced the water pump shaft....the water pump is done.....only thing left to do is replace the distributor. But having found the upper pin sheered off I need to fix it. I don't know when it was sheered. It may have been sheered off for years but just didn't matter.....or maybe that is why the car was parked for 10 years? I will try as you suggest with a small drill bit. BTW I used a Dremmel tool to grind the peen off one side but still could not move the pin. If it is tapered then there is 50% chance I ground off the wrong side. Funny that you said I've not been lucky lately...
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  12. I switched sides. HAHAHAHAHAHA
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  13. Awesome! Glad you are satisfied. Can't wait to see it back together.
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  14. Thanks to Lancemb for selling me a nice set of 1957 wheel covers. They look great! I have new plastic inserts on order to really make them pop.
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  15. Just need some creativity. WWMD? (What Would MacGyver Do?)
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  16. Thanks All Found one in our local junkyard rebuilt.
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  17. The original thermostat in the Mitsubishi 3.0L is prone to failure. They literally break apart on the bottom and end up completely useless as a result. Install a STANT 195 degree thermostat. There are 2 models, regular and HD. Either one is good.
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