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  1. Beside Dewey doing my booster, I asked him if he could re-plate ( gold ) the res cap, which he did. the ones you can buy online just don't look right. But he matched them up. I asked him what else he could re-plate- he said "send me your hood release assembly". Which I did. Not expensive at all, and the 3 matching gold components really made a difference.
  2. My father, years ago, bought a used 58 T-Bird from a dealer. There was a tag "Built Expressly for Bobby Darrin". We all had a good laugh over it, even the dealer and my father.
  3. Had plastic wrap installed on my new ( 2019) Mustang, only on the front clip/ every thing else got ceramic coating. Have the car 18 months ( garage kept) and have washed it maybe 12 times. The coatings are the best investment I ever made. But the older cars had a much different paint job. You can bring an old finish back to life, in many cases, with some good compounding, waxing, buffing etvc. The paint on newer cars is way different, thinner, with a lot of clear coats. If I had an older car, like my 67 Riv, I don't think I'd use a wrap or ceramic, because I don't think you'd need it.
  4. On my 67, over the course of about 8 years, I freshened up my engine bay with a "rattle can restoration". The booster and hood latch were re-finished ( thank you Boosters by Dewey) but most of the other stuff was done by masking( a lot) and small detail brushes. Not being a good mechanic, I went for painting things in place rather than removing and spraying. Especially things on the firewall, like the wiper motor. Like I've said before, the worse a mechanic you are, the better masker you become. The front engine cover was pulled by my friend, and I painted the AC and gen brackets, and while
  5. I'll try Jason but I always thought the resolution was set in the camera, when I took the pic, which was several years ago. If I can enhance it I will but I doubt it.
  6. Here's some pix of minor rust areas on my (former) 67. Car was in good shape overall- must have been garage kept
  7. here's a few pix of mine- before and after
  8. I think that's the muffler. On my 67 it was rusted at the bottom. They are hard to find, and some people do without them as they were made to suppress noise/vibration when the AC was running ( better to hear this from an expert). I took mine to the blacksmith and we cut off the bottom 2", then welded a new bottom. Seemed to always work well.On the 67 there's supposed to be a heavy rubber "jacket" around it to control condensation. I can see your jacket in the photo; don't lose it.
  9. If you type in "Ozone generator" in a Google search, you'll see the EPA website. They have a lot to say about them.
  10. Darwin Falk sold me one for my 67 a few years ago, but it looked different
  11. Not to be a wise guy, but did you try the old coat hanger and bubble gum trick?
  12. Whenever I see a car that has exploded, I always say to myself " See, that guy didn't know the value of keeping his car in good tune"
  13. In the 60's and 70's, and even the 80's, the only choice the wise guys had was whether to go with the Eldorado, or a less flashy Caddy. But in this day and age, a good family man ( get it?) must balance his duty to his wife and kids while still maintaining an honest business. Like say, the garbage business.
  14. Whenever my 67 was up on the lift, the mechanics would note how rust free it was, considering it was a Philly car and spent it's life in the NE. We knocked around the possibility that, obviously, the car was garage kept most of its life. Who owned Rivs back in the day? People of higher income, many of whom had large homes and garages. At least, it's a thought. In North Jersey, we always pegged doctors with Buicks, wise guys with Caddys.
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