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  1. As ghostymosty said, if you go to a top shop that deals with high-end cars, (MB, Porsche, etc), they will do an excellent job. I had a new top installed on mine and I'm very pleased with the results. Haartz still makes a replacement top for the TC and the fit is great. The cost, however is a little steep, but it's worth it. Mine was $2500.00 including a new rear window. Enjoy
  2. If you don't mind a little drive to Frederick, MD., Tate Chrysler still has a TC mechanic employed there. They have three or four TC owners who go there for service. They've been good to me since I bought mine three years ago. Have fun with the TC.
  3. Tim's correct about getting to the spark plugs in the back. I had a similar experience changing the plugs on the rear bank. After putting a blanket on the fender and wriggling about, all the plugs were changed and the car ran just fine. The back plugs are a bear though. Good Luck! Enjoy the TC.
  4. When I bought my TC, the keys were mia. My first trip was to a local Chrysler dealer and they had none of the codes any longer. I then called a locksmith who came to the house and cut keys with no problem. He did have to file down the round head in order to get the key to fit. It works great now. I believe Jesser's keys may still have key blanks for the TC. Welcome to Jesser's Classsic Keys Duane
  5. Great information. Over the years, I've owned several convertibles; the first one being a '48 Studebaker. The all had some of the shakes mentioned even with a frame under them. My wife had a LeBaron and now has a Sebring convertible and they have the shake and jiggle. It is definitely more pronounced when the top is down. My TC does it too! It's part of a convertible.
  6. When I bought my '91, the odometer wasn't working and had to be repaired in order to pass MD inspection. The Chrysler dealer either fixed the odomater in house or sent it out for repair in order to pass inspection. It's now been two years and it's still working fine. Unfortunately I didn't ask how it was repaired. I paid the bill and went merrily on my way. The car gets looks whenever I take it out for a ride.
  7. I don't know if there are differences in the fuel pump or pressure regulator between the 2.2 and the V6, however, the service manual claims that the fuel tank needs to be removed to change the fuel pump. I haven't had the experience yet. Good Luck!
  8. Lots of good info here. If the car works to your liking, I hope you enjoy it. The TC gets a lot of lookers wherever you take it. There aren't too many left. I found mine about a mile from the house and I didn't know what it was until I researched. I'm real happy with the find. What few things I needed to correct/fix were all cosmetic.
  9. Car Chick is very fair with pricing. I don't believe she would sell you something if it wasn't good. I've purchased from her and had no problems.
  10. Check with Andy at TC Parts. He has them in stock and at a good price. I just ordered one for my '91.
  11. Welcome to the Forum! I'm a GM fan as well, but when I saw the TC I now own, it was love at first sight. It's now a member of the family and will be until... The folks here are very helpful. You might want to consider the TC Club of America, (TCA). Enjoy the TC! Duane
  12. I certainly appreciate the work as well. I too am a purist, however, if I was to personalize a car, I would probably do something simiilar. The effects are great! It's ceratinly an eye catcher.
  13. When I found my TC, little did I realize it came with an umbrella and tool kit. When I got the car home and started cleaning it up, lo and behold, both the umbrella and tool kit were there. What a find! Later I found a crystal key at Carlisle, and added it to the collection. I don't believe the TC gets the due it deserves. Yes, it has it's quirks, but what car doesn't? I'll take some pics of the door plate and umbrella and post them to the thread later.
  14. Hi folks, I was doing some looking around for an answer to the odometer problem problem and unfortunately didn't find what I was looking for, however, I did find a website for odometer repair. Here it is: www.odometergears.com. They are a repair shop and claim to be able to repair odometers. There was an article with pictures and instructions on the web, but's disappeared. I believe there was a thread on this site about a year ago. Good hunting.
  15. I retired four years ago and I'm busier now than I was before retirement. Part of being busy is playing with the cars, going to college, and making dust in the wood shop not in any particular order.
  16. I agree! The updated web-site is much better. We had a few nice warm days last week and then the temps dropped like a rock and rained. I believe the temps are on the way back up now. Today was nice and comfortable. I'm ready to get the TC out and have some fun.
  17. When I found my TC two years ago, I looked at all the easy stuff before going through the state inspection. I was pleasantly surprised when it passed with flying colors on the first trip. Check the easy parts first. StudeDude has a good starting point.
  18. If the stainless steel strip that goes across the top (header) of the windshield is good, I would be interested in it. The one on my TC is all scratched and dented. As long as I leave either top in place, nobody can see it, but I like to ride with the top down in the summer time. Thanks, Duane
  19. I replaced my soft top last summer. Find a top shop who can get a Haartz top. It's cloth and is a good replacement. I also suggest a shop that works on high end cars or custom cars. The cost for my top including installation was $2400. It looks great! Good Luck.
  20. I believe LOUZ, My TC, Mad_Bohemian and Yellowdog all have good points and you're all correct. Overall, I really enjoy the forum even though I may not respond often. I consider all of us to be members of an elite group who fell in love with the TC. It's an awesome car! Once in a while someone gets a little owly and we all have bad days. Most of us are willing to own up to it and that's great. The individual who started the dissing seems to take a pot shot in each posting, regardless. I'm not sure he realizes the harm he's doing to the forum. Too bad for him. He's the one who will lose in the long run. Keep up the good work. Duane
  21. We have some pretty strict laws in Maryland as well. When a car is purchased, it has to go through a State inspection. If the odometer, speedometer aren't working, the vehicle won't pass inspection.
  22. The spare tire is an emergency spare (doughnut tire) and the cover material is similar to what the trunk liner is made of. It's kept in the compartment behind the seats. Enjoy.
  23. Hi Roger, I replaced my soft top last year. Unfortunately at the time there weren't any on the forum and I was new to the TC world. I found a trim shop in Laurel, MD (near Baltimore) to do the work and they did a great job. The top itself is from Haartz and is a direct replacement for the original. Haartz probably has ginger tops as well. Is there anyone near Greensburg to do the install or were you thinking about doing the work yourself? I opted to have someone do the work for me so I would have a guarantee. Good luck with the new top. Duane
  24. You bet I do! I installed lap belts on my '56 Ford convertible for safety. My '57 Autin Healey came with lap belts as well. I won't drive or ride in a car without them. Used to work for the telephone company and like the earlier post, safety was of utmost importance. I wish I still had the Ford and Austin Healey, but such is life.
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