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Everything posted by Kilgon

  1. Glad to hear your truck trailer connection is ok. Sometimes it's the simplest things that cause the most trouble trying to figure out. I think we all been there at one time or another. What type of trailer did you end up going with?
  2. Welcome from Ohio. Looks like it will be a good car to start over with. Keep us posted as you get it cleaned up and redone.
  3. Very nice and sounds great. The AFR could be an issue of where it is located with your open headers. To test it with out the engine running take the sensor out of the exhaust and wrap it in a rag saturated with starting fluid or carb cleaner. Turn the key to the on position and see if you get a rich reading. If so then remove the rag and it should go to full lean. If it passes then your open exhaust is causing the issue for now.
  4. That's what I was thinking but my 71 doesn't have them. The gas tank straps bolt to the cross member. Don't know what else they could be for.
  5. Really nice looking. So are you happy that you sold your other one and got this?
  6. Good luck. Hope it is something minor that doesn't break the pocket book. Also, if you could post a few pictures of the metal shavings you have found now and what you do find out it could help someone else if they experiences the same thing.
  7. Some of their spray cans are two parts - cap on bottom to activate. Don't know if you are aware but if you don't use it all at one time put the can in the refrigerator and you can extend the pot life a extra day or two.
  8. I was going to mention the windlace but I figure your clips were working for you. You will want to cut that in to about 3" pieces. It will hold the headliner tight and I think it will work better than your clips. If you look at the picture below you can see the windlace pieces holding the headliner and sail panels in place. Get the headliner nice and tight ad then removed a section of the windlace and applied glue and then redo the windlace. Enough said, I'm for sure you can handle it. lol.
  9. Great job as usual. Here are a few tips that might help you out if you haven't finished installing it yet. Make sure you have the pockets in the bows cut back far enough that when you got to stretch the headliner side to side that the pocket sleeve doesn't hit the where the bow connects. Your clips should work but you will needs quit a few dozen to do it right. Just make sure that you have the clips darn near touching each other side by sided or else you will get winkles and waves in the headliner. Put the screws in for the sun visors and the halo (the trim that goes around the top) before you install the headliner. You can then feel them with your finger and make a small slit on the head to get them back out. It will make your life a lot easier not trying to find the screws holes under the headliner if you do the other way around. Take your time and it will look great.
  10. I have a 460 and am running 3" all the way back. Have H pipe and am using MagnaFlow . One word to sum it up - loud - but sounds good. As mentioned above I would be surprise if you could tell any noticeable difference between the 2.5 and 3" unless you were racing or had it on a dyno. I have asportsroof but the bends over the axle are still a pain. The other negative part of going 3" is it is all custom and will likely need to be done at a shop unless you buy enough parts to piece it together.
  11. Well I did a dumb thing over the weekend and left the drivers side window down on my truck. It started raining Saturday night and most of the day on Sunday. I went to get in it this morning to go to the doctors and was greeted by my stupidity. Although my seat was soaked the floor wasn't to bad. I have weather tech mats and it caught the bulk of the water . I would say there was about a good quart or so of water pooled in it. It did overflow and some water went into the carpet but it would have been a lot worse without the weather tech molded mats. Have the carpet and seat drying now. Carpet has a rubber backing so no water laying on the floor pans.
  12. Here is a pic of mine when it was out. Looks about the same. I don't think yours is dented.
  13. A trick I learned a few years ago is to use a couple drops of super glue to hold the thermostat in the housing. The gel type works best. I just use two small drops 180 degrees apart. It will hold it tight and yet you can break it loose to remove the thermostat when needed.
  14. Happy Belated Birthday. I had to laugh at the card. What type of car cover do you have? It looks like the inside is a soft fabric.
  15. Got my new warranty O2 sensor for the air / fuel gauge installed yesterday. The weather has warmed up so I decided to take the car out for the first drive of the year. It felt good to get behind the wheel again and let her run. First Drive of the New Year. - YouTube
  16. Very nice. Its those extra touches that make the difference between "nice looking" and "wow". Also on my wish list for down the road.
  17. Did you say money and finish! With these cars there is always more money to spend on another thing needed so you can finish the car. At least that what I tell my wife.
  18. Great job on your restoration and documenting it. It will give you a great sense of achievement once you are done and look back at what you started with and the work it took to get you to the finish.
  19. Really great pictures. I love old 50's - 60's style type diners.
  20. I had this pm to me last night by 71fast. It seems to be correct with all the circuits and labels. I like Don's because his wire coloring is easier to see at a quick glance. 71fast's diagram is more detail and has current flow arrows which is a big help. Both are great aids when working on the wiring of your car. A big "Thanks" to both of you. Fuse Block Wiring.pdf
  21. The steel bearing is under the turn signal assembly. The nylon is at the bottom of the column. See pics below.
  22. +1 as above. I just had to do that with a bad wideband O2 sensor. Had to cut the wires at the base of the sensor and then send AEM a picture before they would ship a new one.
  23. Not for sure but I think the cigar lighter comes off of #1 according to the schematics. My fuse block also shows the emergency flashers coming off of #1 also. Do know for sure if this is right. Here is a pic of my fuse block from 71 sportsroof. Note the accessory fuse is missing one holder in the middle. Edit - Sorry but I can't get picture to rotate to top.
  24. Just noted you need to edit #181 - it includes the heater. If car has a/c than It uses a 30amp fuse.
  25. Great idea Don. Will make life a lot easier when it comes to tracking or tying into circuits.
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