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I'm happy for you, mine has never run better than recently, cruised it up to Lime Rock CT with my brother for there fall festival event. Winding through the mountains along the river, down shifting and passing anything in front of us.

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So I took Doyle out for a little cruise tonight. SO much fun! Things start to get pretty serious in 3rd gear about 4000rpm! I didn't have enough road for that, so had to back off! 

 

Beyond that, such a blast to drive! I even got a little brave and did a couple of lower rev launches. One up my driveway (it's pretty long) and it kept spinning until I let off. Definitely has the making of a tire smoke machine, but I will say it was pretty well balanced and both tires were looking for traction (the right a little more than the left), so that was kind of impressive. 

 

Above is the fairly well detailed engine bay. I do not have the A/C belt on as of the moment the hoses are leaking, so it does no good to have it hooked up...plus the top is down and the weather is cooling off! 

 

The front 2 radiator mount bolts are not rusty, that is a coating or something on them. I tried to take care of any other obvious stuff if it was too nasty. Some "patina" remains. The valve cover has been stripped and re-painted, but the intake is stock. I did not use a dressing on the valve cover like I did on the intake. The pictures make it look more glossy than it is.  

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9 hours ago, Hemi Dude said:

Turn your radiator cap around.

I hate you.... ;) 

Funny enough I played with the oil cap to make the pentastar as straight as possible...I frigging missed the radiator cap! Uggh..

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Listen Reaper, 🤣 I’m listening to NASCAR ‘The Morning Drive’. 😩 Everyone crying about Kyle B. 🤭 I think your engine compartment looks “GREAT”. You have kept us posted on nearly every bolt turned. I hope you will really enjoy this unique car, you did a great job!

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8 minutes ago, Hemi Dude said:

Listen Reaper, 🤣 I’m listening to NASCAR ‘The Morning Drive’. 😩 Everyone crying about Kyle B. 🤭 I think your engine compartment looks “GREAT”. You have kept us posted on nearly every bolt turned. I hope you will really enjoy this unique car, you did a great job!

Thank you, sir. I appreciate it. As long as the weather holds I will be taking it to a local car meet this Friday night. I've been there before with it, but not with the top down and looking quite this good.

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I reinstalled the right side door belt trim and I FINALLY got the antenna working correctly AND picking up stations! I finally replaced the mast with the old unopened surplus aftermarket one I found (original price was $62!). Once I figured out how to put the little adapter part the factory uses...badda-bing. I also ordered a signal flasher that works with LED's so hopefully I don't have to hack the harness. 

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Tonight went fantastically! Doyle drove perfectly, no more shaking at speed. The radio sounds good enough with the top down. I even had 2 people that were genuinely interested in the car. One guy had a very nice yellow 240Z with triple side draft carbs on it. It sounded and looked good! He really liked the TC in turn. Another guy was trying to remember what it was called and knew it wasn't common, but didn't know how uncommon. 

 

In all, it was a decent turn-out and the whole night was well worth it! Looks like there's an upcoming MOPAR show around the 25th I might go to. 

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On 9/7/2021 at 11:04 AM, Reaper1 said:

Thank you, sir. I appreciate it. As long as the weather holds I will be taking it to a local car meet this Friday night. I've been there before with it, but not with the top down and looking quite this good.

Hey Reaper....there is one issue with my Sony head unit..it only has one blue remote out cable ( which connects to the amplified sub ) I dont even know if I can hook up 2 devices on one remote out cable....but if I would, the antenna would probably be up all the time! unacceptable....so..I was thinking of a specific antenna switch..any ideas how that would work?

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Yeah, you could simply tap into the factory relay behind the radio with a switch that provides the 12V instead of the radio. If I am not mistaken the stock radio will retract the antenna unless the radio receiver is being used. I don't know of any aftermarket head unit that does that. Yes, you can absolutely hook up more that one thing to the "remote power" wire. Each head unit is different on how much amperage it can handle, but we are talking about a relay, so, milliamps. I finally got mine all working, but I ended up using the stock antenna and the aftermarket mast that is out of production. So, I guess I sacrificed $60-ish on a power antenna that is now basically trash because I've taken it all apart an everything! LOL Oh well...we all learned! 

 

As for where to put the switch, that depends on your creativity, willingness to take things apart to customize and things like that. I made a custom switch plate for my '88 Shelby Z that was hidden in the ashtray compartment, for example. 

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Oh, so update...I got the electronic flasher in today...NOPE! Still didn't fix the issue. I even jumpered the connectors backwards at the fuse block as the seller indicated some cars are wired backwards. Still...nope. Works great with regular bulbs. I just ordered ANOTHER flasher from SuperbrightLEDS...I kinda trust them as they know LED stuff pretty well (been around for a LONG time), even though they don't list the correct cornering light for the TC. I REALLY don't want to cut into the harness to put resistors in just for stupid LED's. 

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1 hour ago, Reaper1 said:

Oh, so update...I got the electronic flasher in today...NOPE! Still didn't fix the issue. I even jumpered the connectors backwards at the fuse block as the seller indicated some cars are wired backwards. Still...nope. Works great with regular bulbs. I just ordered ANOTHER flasher from SuperbrightLEDS...I kinda trust them as they know LED stuff pretty well (been around for a LONG time), even though they don't list the correct cornering light for the TC. I REALLY don't want to cut into the harness to put resistors in just for stupid LED's. 

this thing works flawlessly!

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1 hour ago, Reaper1 said:

Yeah, you could simply tap into the factory relay behind the radio with a switch that provides the 12V instead of the radio. If I am not mistaken the stock radio will retract the antenna unless the radio receiver is being used. I don't know of any aftermarket head unit that does that. Yes, you can absolutely hook up more that one thing to the "remote power" wire. Each head unit is different on how much amperage it can handle, but we are talking about a relay, so, milliamps. I finally got mine all working, but I ended up using the stock antenna and the aftermarket mast that is out of production. So, I guess I sacrificed $60-ish on a power antenna that is now basically trash because I've taken it all apart an everything! LOL Oh well...we all learned! 

 

As for where to put the switch, that depends on your creativity, willingness to take things apart to customize and things like that. I made a custom switch plate for my '88 Shelby Z that was hidden in the ashtray compartment, for example. 

thanks, Reaper!  I will try to locate that damn relay and maybe implement a custom switch...look here : https://www.concordaerospace.com/?fbclid=IwAR2_q6OiVvtXQhOH_-COUn-h2SGI4wRIYUMMJbvfXZFEoHEDkVXb4qdCv9w

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Welp, got the flasher unit from SuperBrightLEDs...aaaaannnnnddddd......NOPE! WTF!? How can a solid state flasher give a crap about the load!? Works fine with regular bulbs, but as soon as you take even 1 bulb out...no workie. I am getting frustrated and those bulbs were expensive. Grrrrr...

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21 hours ago, ghostymosty said:

Norton gave me a big red warning screen when I clicked on the link to concord aerospace 

Norton? holy crap...never believe norton...erase norton...do not trust norton...

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OK...I FINALLY got a working combination with the LEDs! It took a bit of fiddling, trying different combinations of flashers, but I got a combination that works! 

 

So, at least for my '89, leave the stock silver one in place on the fuse block and use the one that shelbyone suggested above in place of the yellow flasher that is tucked up under the dash. I tied the ground in with the common ground down by the driver's left foot. It works as advertised! I do like the way the LED bulbs light up the housing. It has a much more even "warmth" to it and of course it is instant. 

 

That makes the last things to fix on the car are the A/C lines and the transmission (3/4 synchro is SHOT, but it can still drive fine...spare will be going in). 

 

This passed Friday I cruised home, top down, Pandora playing and the map application running through Blue Tooth...it was beautiful!

 

I got an invitation to a local car club that has 2 TC's in it. One is a red '91 owned by Bill Sheffer, whom I have tried to reach out to, and I am unsure of the other. I can't make their monthly meet up in October due to work unfortunately. There's a show this coming weekend I am going to try to go to as well. We shall see!

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15 minutes ago, Reaper1 said:

OK...I FINALLY got a working combination with the LEDs! It took a bit of fiddling, trying different combinations of flashers, but I got a combination that works! 

 

So, at least for my '89, leave the stock silver one in place on the fuse block and use the one that shelbyone suggested above in place of the yellow flasher that is tucked up under the dash. I tied the ground in with the common ground down by the driver's left foot. It works as advertised! I do like the way the LED bulbs light up the housing. It has a much more even "warmth" to it and of course it is instant. 

 

That makes the last things to fix on the car are the A/C lines and the transmission (3/4 synchro is SHOT, but it can still drive fine...spare will be going in). 

 

This passed Friday I cruised home, top down, Pandora playing and the map application running through Blue Tooth...it was beautiful!

 

I got an invitation to a local car club that has 2 TC's in it. One is a red '91 owned by Bill Sheffer, whom I have tried to reach out to, and I am unsure of the other. I can't make their monthly meet up in October due to work unfortunately. There's a show this coming weekend I am going to try to go to as well. We shall see!

that just sounds wonderful! glad you got it all done! we should meet up!

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