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Everything posted by Smartin

  1. The old one is acting up, and the owner is looking to have a more reliable system. We are pretty much going to lean toward waiting until Winter to rip it out and send it to be rebuilt. The front seal leaks and the clutch doesn't want to engage all the time.
  2. Besides sending the old compressor out to a rebuilder, is there an alternative/modern replacement compressor that can be subbed in and still work with the existing plumbing?
  3. Yes, equalizer. Also, if you can't find that nut with the little indent to keep it from walking, just use two regular nuts and tighten them together.
  4. Supposed to have it around the end of the month or first week of August. Crossing fingers
  5. Thank you! I got some more stainless polished and installed today..
  6. The door seals are the new Parts Place latex ones. They fit well, but the fasteners were wrong. Fast forward to today when I installed the A pillar seals...open the box and there is a bag of these...the CORRECT size clips. Hallelujah. Front windshield stainless is polished and installed...sans the cowl piece. That is a real bitch to polish...will take care of it tomorrow.
  7. Just a little bling to keep momentum.. Also, here is a photo of an original push clip compared to one that TPP sent. This is for the door weatherstripping top corners. The new ones are so big that they won't push into the factory holes. So I cobbled together a set from the parts car, and some others from my hoard. Thankfully I have saved some "stupid" stuff like this.
  8. I got the header vinyl and trimmings installed this evening..
  9. Done...pretty much. I am waiting on a convertible top switch...and have to paint the letters on the left side vent.
  10. I started on the instrument cluster this evening....
  11. Have you sprayed starting fluid down the carb to see if it’s a fuel delivery problem?
  12. It is a stencil with transfer tape. One time use vinyl
  13. Pre-priming the oil pump is only needed to be done until you build oil pressure. Any longer than that, and you are just washing off assembly lube from all the journals and surfaces.
  14. Gas tank and all fuel line connections complete, just in time to go visit Dad today...I also added the US Steel stamp for a little flare.😀
  15. Makes you wonder if you could just use bolts and grind down the heads so they look like rivets on one side..
  16. There were plenty of rivets...but they were all still together. Anything that could’ve been unbolted was. So it’s been fun cobbling it back together
  17. The top frame came to me in a million pieces and all the bolts were dumped in a coffee can. I was able to borrow a local club member's loose top frame so I could use it as a model to assemble mine. Thankfully, I had all the bolts and nuts/bushings in the coffee can so I could get it all put together. With the help of my wife, we stuck it in the car this evening. It goes up and down really nicely. One more BIG item off the list!
  18. Windshield is in! Replacement master cylinder came today, so I bled the brakes and adjusted the parking brake.
  19. If you install a new grommet, be sure to lube the new PCV valve before installing in the new grommet....it will want to push through the intake hole and you'll be fishing it out with a coat hanger.
  20. eBay is probably your best bet for one of those.
  21. Top frame bits are painted, along with a few other black bits that I combined on this round of painting..
  22. I was thinking break-in oil like Brad Penn or Gibbs. Has the engine been run?
  23. Auto City Classics came through again today. New windshield ordered Monday and arrived 4 days later. Beats waiting 6 weeks for a broken one from Summit.
  24. I moved the car into the new shop so I can continue assembly in a well lit place...also to free up the "paint booth" to keep cleaning and painting parts as I need them. The windshield I ordered from Summit was chipped when it came...and also was not LOF logo'ed or date coded like I requested. So I'm waiting on a response from them regarding a claim. In the mean time, I ordered another one from Auto City Classics, like I should have the first time. I have started laying out the top frame to make sure I have everything needed to assemble. It's a complete jigsaw puzzle,
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