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  1. So, I am bringing this 4 year old thread back from the dead. I've been overseas, working, and Ava has been sitting in my back garage. I've returned at last, and I need to get her gone. The local junkyard will give $200 for her. If someone here wants her whole, and can pick her up while either restoring her, or giving other cars life through her parts, that would be cool. If not, I will consider if other people need parts before she goes to the scrap yard
  2. Are you replying to me, or the other two people who've hijacked my thread?
  3. I've taken it down to a body shell on a chassis. Fenders and front end off, broken glass removed and 2 tons of rodent defecation blown out. I'll be honest; I am starting to regret having started. Plus the driving force behind doing this (my father) recently passed away. I am seriously considering letting someone else take this on; If someone wandered by with some money and promised to take it away, I might be tempted.
  4. I have reached the "perfect storm" of "not working on the car. My work has kind of overtaken my life, but that's good in that it increases money available. #2 cylinder still is stuck as all get out. Penetrating oil now goes through all the others freely. So there I am.
  5. Thanks! I can use any information I can get! Drew
  6. There is hope. I've found a car guy who is willing to do the machine work on the engine. Also, the level of penetrating oil is going down in all cylinders (I think beyond evaporation rates.) I take that as a good sign.
  7. I am stripping everything off the engine when I get to it, and trying that, before I pull it.
  8. Had a completely awful weekend; lots of busy at work, plus financial news that made me realize just how limited my ambitions need to be on this project. So, I walked into the garage tonight, and noticed that damned trunk sitting open. Ever since I was a child, I remembered that the trunk had been held closed by wire, as the latch didn't work. When I got it to my place, I threw away the wire and just propped the trunk open. Tonight, in a fit of annoyance, I decided to try to fix it. I took the latch off the trunk lid, being extremely careful not to strip out the screws, and did so on two o
  9. It looks like someone buggered up several of the piston tops prying on them, so some of the pistons need to be replaced anyway. BTW, I reread my entry, and what I meant to say is "around here" as in where I live, not on this forum. I've heard some things that make sense here. Either way, I need to watch my spending on this machine, so it's okay to take some time doing this part.
  10. My older brother and sister used it as target practice for rock throwing back in the late 60s. :mad: My guess is that the bulbs just twist in the direction of the slots to remove? Or do you push them in and twist? I sadly like the look of the old coppered reflectors. Which means the headlights wouldn't be very effective, would they? 6 volt power means everything is much more sensitive to resistance, right? And it's a positive ground, if my research is correct. I have not really done much to unstick the motor. #3, 5 and 6 are letting WD40 past, though, and I believe #1 is starting to
  11. Due to lack of time and funds, didn't really do much, but took some pictures of stuff we've talked about and/or I have been researching. That ignition coil is evidently big bucks to replace. The headlight bulbs are 2331s, fwiw. The license plate light is a must replace, as you can't shine white light to the rear in Iowa.
  12. I notice that Andy Bernbaum's advertises having all the parts I need. How reliable is the online catalog as for parts accuracy and availability? The gentleman at Old Car Lenses warns me that one cannot count on sizes being correct just based on make, model and year. He recommends actual measurement of the lens "door" before ordering. His prices are a touch higher than Bernbaum's as well. Thoughts?
  13. That is an excellent link, sir. I am enjoying looking through it, and have already learned a ton.
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