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  1. OEM Clock Ford Clock instructions https://www.rccinnovations.com/Instructions/Clock.pdf
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  2. I have a saying -- "Putting on the uniform is above and beyond -- what they do after that, is astonishing ." If you are from a forces family or been in service directly -- shout out My dad Below - pilot flying Vulcan's out of Waddington, Lincoln, UK. Flt LT Clarke
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  4. I briefly felt that way when I got into my latest project. Decided that declining ability to do the tasks coupled with higher standards justified letting the pros do the work. If you enjoy the results, you're still a genuine car guy!
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  5. End of day 3 is showing stunning results. And it's not done yet as there is more to go. I'm afraid I'm unable to replicate what is seen by the eye with a digital picture. Especially one from a flip phone. But here are 2 examples of passenger rear quarter (couldn't decide which one to post)...
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  6. Dude, both the tiny exhaust leak and motor mount sound like possibilities. Any chance you could secure your phone in the engine bay to take a recording while letting the clutch out while in gear and listen to your recording and compare to the previous ?? Safety first !!!
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  7. OK, long shot number two. I don't know if you have headers or exhaust manifolds, either way look for a small hole in a header tube, leak at flange or crack in manifold. Chuck
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  8. USAF, 1973-1977, avionics tech. Sorry, no pictures, I was too busy fixing broke d--k F-4s and B-52s. Chuck
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  9. On my Mach1 build I was fortunate enough to have a friend who showed me how to improve my sheet metal welding abilities as well as body working abilities. He also gave me a good starting point for the paint work. The painting part was frustrating, disappointing, and required more determination than I knew I had. Eventually it worked out well but, the learning curve was long and difficult. If you have lasted this long, you are a car guy. Hang in there. Chuck
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  10. U.S. Army, Active Duty 11/1989 - 10/2016 Pic of me in Afghanistan heading out on a patrol.
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  11. Don’t feel like less of a car guy at all. Your totally a car guy! Sometimes we just can’t do everything we want to. I know from experience, been in multiple life changing accidents. But I’m still here and can do enough stuff to make me happy. Plus I can drive my Mustang! I can’t even drive a 4 speed, safely anyway, but I still love driving my auto. I think you have done way more than most people would to restore your car. Good luck with the rest of the restore!
    1 point
  12. I'm sure you are not the only one. Chuck
    1 point
  13. I have gotten some parts from this guy. He is the same guy that made those weatherstrip things that attach to the rear of the fenders on early 71's. He makes good stuff but better dig deep. He has one guy that works full time for him. Both are nice guys but stuff is pricey (even for used). I think he sells a lot to high end restorers.
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  14. For the record, this is what I used on my console: I used the full SEM system from cleaning, prep and adhesion promoter and of course a tack cloth before first coat. The resulting finish on the console is absolutely beautiful including the texture. Frankly it is as nice a finish as any of my previous car projects. Unfortunately it just isn't the right color; it has a purplish tint and doesn't match the existing factory Medium Blue Metallic interior. My car has been inside out of the sun under cover for most of the 45 years I have owned her. The interior (as you can see from previously posted photos) is in fantastic shape. It is clear that the SEM rattle can approach is not going to give me what I need. I will take Eric and Greg's advice and seek a professional match from an automotive paint store. Thanks guys!
    1 point
  15. Disassembled the front brakes, changed the anchor plates, installed new wheel brake cylinders and hoses, got the air out of the system and headed for a test drive. Everything's fine again. All new and functional. Test drive to the next ice cream parlor with a friend, following in a 67 Coupe. As you see I live in a rural area and the way leads very often through the woods. Frank
    1 point
  16. Nothing like fresh paint. Mines pushing 30 years old now. So jealous. Keep up the good work. Nice seeing another grabber green getting its correct color reapplied.
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  17. The Rickster is back from the paint shop!!! And it is soooo disappointing. After 5 months, the Rickster is finally home. I was so excited to get it back, after being delayed by more than 3 months beyond what was initially promised. And from a distance, it looks nice, albeit a good bit darker than what I expected. It's more of a Dark Gunmetal Green than the Dark Green Metallic, but it's okay. I'm not crazy about it, but it is a neat color. Alas, there were so many other problems, that it is going to have to be redone. It won't have to be stripped, but it will need to be sanded, some dings filled (why the paint shop didn't address them, I will never understand), sealed, and then repainted. Apparently, the shop owner who was supposed to be doing the work, turned it over to an employee who did a really crap job. Runs and sags in the clearcoat. Not filling irregularities in the sheet steel. Burning through the clear and paint on the edges in a couple places. Along the upper edges of the front fenders, where they bolt to the frame, they left unpainted, with only some overspray and no clear. And small amounts of rust along the edge? WTF?!! And to cap the stack, along the lower doors and the lower rockers and quarters, the paint is much lighter in color and the clear is, well, not very clear. To answer the question everyone is dying to ask, No, I didn't pay him the final amount, and will take steps to recover the initial payment. I have been talking to another shop who said they can fix it for me for a reasonable fee, with no payment due until the job is done. In the meantime, with the Rickster home, I've been able to get the brakes installed on all four corners, brake lines run, and later today, will shoot some epoxy to finish covering the passenger compartment floor. So, progress is being made, despite the paint shit, er, I mean paint shop, setback. Progress, slowly, but surely.
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