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LouZ

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  1. Hey 89 tc, In case you didn't know. The Dodge daytona seats were by Recaro, They are very nice and fit right in to replace the TC seats. If you can find leather ones they will be better seats than the TC ones. and you can always use that Leatherique systen to clean them up and redye them to match the car... Lou
  2. Hey David, I grew up with a typical NYC attitude. "Tell it like it is, & if you don't like it, Tough. I don't have time for this". I am very proud to have learned the local way of smiling when you tell someone off. Altho I never actually use that "Bless Your Heart" in actual conversation. I can remember to use it in my writings. I still chuckle when I think of that thing I wrote to start this thread. Lou
  3. For a guy from New York City, I do that southern charm thing pretty god, don'cha think?
  4. Hey Bob, I haven't stopped laughing since I posted it:D
  5. Hey guys It's entertainment time again.!.! Well I guess it's my turn to field the negative wrath of " mr short fuse ". Bless his heart,. It seems like he does have that problem. But I Gotta Tell Ya. It's hard to take somone seriously when they call you Stupid and don't know how to spell it. Now to the crux of my statement: A negative person always seems to find a reason to not be helpful to another; Whereas a positive type would have posted the link and would not have had any thought of "Copyright", or any thing else that would hinder the basic helpful attitude inherent to most of us... Y'All have a nice day now & enjoy, Y'Hear,, Lou--
  6. Hey guys It's entertainment time again.!.! Well I guess it's my turn to field the negative wrath of " mr short fuse ". Bless his heart,. It seems like he does have that problem. But I Gotta Tell Ya. It's hard to take somone seriously when they call you Stupid and don't know how to spell it. Now to the crux of my statement: A negative person always seems to find a reason to not be helpful to another; Whereas a positive type would have posted the link and would not have had any thought of "Copyright", or any thing else that would hinder the basic helpful attitude inherent to most of us... Y'All have a nice day now & enjoy, Y'Hear,, Lou
  7. jderden, That seems awfully silly. Did anyone give you Copyright privledges when you copied it for yourself.?? The intent of this forum is to share. There are no "Copyright" rules. This is not a "Bureaucratic extension of homeland security. It is just: FRIENDS HELPING FRIENDS. Lou
  8. Hello, I am sorry; but no I do not I do not have enough spare time. Send some pictures and I will advise. Lou
  9. Hi Larry, I noticed there seemed like there was some kind of interferience created when the reset was used. Thanks for the explaination. I still don't know what is the best grease to use on the plastic gears. I have been using Lubriplate. Can you recommend anything better. ~ ~ ~ That also includes the plastic gears on the Top Pull-Down. TKS, Lou
  10. Sometimes problems are caused by design or manufacturing deficiencies. In this case it was an excess. The plastic gears are a molded reinforced plastic that we sometimes refer to as Nylon. They run very well without lube. The factory used a grease that hardens like a rock. Between the gear weakening with age, and the oil drying out of the grease base causing it to harden. The gear is broken. I do not know what lube is best to use. Lou
  11. I thought I had done this on one of the previous threads; but I couldn't find it. I use leatherique treatment system www.leatherique.com Probably 1 quart of each will do nicely. I buy it by the gallon, because I use it every year to treat & clean the leather. The Rejouvenator is just what the name implies. Put on a pair of rubber gloves, In hot weather work a good wet coat into the leather. Close up the car and let it cook in the sun. Repeat the next day, and the 3rd day adding to the wetness of the leather treatment as necessary. It is very important to let the interior cook in the sun with the car all closed up. Leave the car closed in the sun for 3 days. Put the top down, get a pail of warm water, some towels, & those rubber gloves again. Wring out a wet towel, & scrub one section of the leather, then wipe it with a dry towel. continue until the interior is completely done, You can redo this multiple times until you are satisfied you have removed all the residue that the treatment floated out of the leather. Using clean towels, scrub with "Pristene Clean". and wipe. Again you can do this as many times as necessary to be satisfied the leather is in fact clean. That is a full reconditioning treatment. This I do every year. Repairs: I remove the seats, & seperate the backrest from the seat cushion. I also seperate the power mechanism fron the bottom. Removing all that weight makes it so much easier to handle the seats. This is the part where you must wear rubber gloves. The Preperation solvent will dry out your skin to the point it will actually burn it. Sand the area to repair with 400 or 600 wet/dry sandpaper soaked in the Preperation solvent. Then wash off all sanding residue with that Prep stuff. Let dry 3 days........... Any holes, or cracks can now be repaired using a piece of leather, vinyl, or canvas, as a backer under the hole. It will be glued in place with "Liquid Nails". Be careful not to smear any glue on the exterior of the leather. That will dry/cure for 3 days. Use the crack filler to fill in any deep creases or other worn or patched areas. Let that cure/dry for 3 days. Sand repaired areas with that prep and 400 or 600 again. Clean. Now is the time to give any of these spots a second coat as necessary. Repeat as you see fit. Give 3 days drying/curing time between coats, & sand, then clean between coats. (do not try to fill those deep natural creases in the leather too much) Dying: The dye can be thinned with a small amount of water. It can also be tinted with a little of another color. (I thought the Bordeaux was a little too bright red for a 20 year old car. I added a little black, That gave it a slight aged tone that I liked and thought it looked appropriate). Be sure to test mix a small portion first. Then when satisfied, mix it all. I use a brush to work it into the cracks, & seams. Then I scrub it into the leather using a new microcloth polishing pad. Do not put it on too heavy (you can use multiple coats), & try not to use any long straight strokes. I used circles as much as possible. It looked more natural. Do not dye in the sun. It will dry to quickly. Do not allow the dye to get too thick in the folds. If you pay careful attention to the folds they come out very nice.. Good Luck, Lou
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  13. There are a bunch of pics and info on page 12
  14. I would not want to pay that much either; but LA is high price neighborhood and because the clearcoat is in the faded/ peeling catagory, the hood must be stripped to bare metal. The only Clear Coat I know of that matches the quality of the original is some german stuff, also in that neighborhood, Good Luck, Lou
  15. I'm not leaning toward that controller either. I'm thinking loss of electrical power, ( bad wire or connector). Good Luck, Lou
  16. When you buy the KYBs be sure to get the KR2 model Struts #KYB235902, Strut Mounts/Bearings #KYB5M5003 or maybe it's #KYBSM5003, (a little smudged), Shocks #KYB343164. The Kub units will tighten up the suspension movement just enough to eliminate the inherrent "TC Sloop"; but not enough to make it harsh. Good Luck, Lou
  17. Wayne, How about the fuses in the relay box. Also check the wire connections under the relays & fuses there, they carry a heavy electrical load and get hot & melt.. Jf you are not getting juice there check the fuseable links. They are bundled together just behind the battery... Good luck, Lou
  18. Hi Tom, Thanks nice looking car. Good Luck, Lou
  19. Hey Alan, I'm good, all parts functioning as good as could be expected.Just that Stiff Neck Syndrome from the arthritis. The few problems that were discussed here were either answered better than I could have.; or I didn't know the answer. This cantankerous old soul almost jumped into that childish nonsense that went on over the use of the word "meds", and again recently over what is added to a thread. The extended cold spell must have cooled me off so much, I just let it go, hoping the children would get over it, and play nice.. How are those sweet little girls of yours, Did you guys have a good Christmas. I do miss that red 16V. I know I would have hurt myself. I just love to grit my teeth & hang on..... Lou
  20. I'm thinking he just figured, "89 Chrysler, It will be a total, Bye ! ! ! ! ! ~ OR ~ Many of these shops today let the adjuster work out the price and work from there.. Ask around, If you don't know anyone just stop one of those people you see on the street with a fancy modified looking car and ask them for a bodyshop suggestion. ` or ` just take a ride and stop at all of the body shops for an estimate... I hope you had "Collector Car" type insurance on it with an aggreed value. That will put you in a position to demand a higher value than the 1st offer. Like I said before.. Good Luck
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