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Everything posted by Kilgon

  1. Keep plugging away. You are getting there.
  2. I just finished up installing a electric fuel pump in the tank last weekend. It is working great and is very quit. Small hum when engine is off and un-audible when the car is running even if you have very mild exhaust. I will be posting a How To on the install in the next few days.
  3. Do you see them going out the firewall any where. Looks like they might have been place there as a cushion so the heater box doesn't rub. Here is a diagram of the vacuum hoses from engine compartment to interior. These are for a 71 but I would thing the 72's would be the same or darn near it.71 Engine Compartment Routing.pdf AC - Heat Interior Routing.pdf
  4. I think that craft beer is getting to you. On the first run you posted you have 13.50 at 105. On your second slip you said you were the car on the right. That has 12.23 at 108.75. I read that as 1.27 seconds faster. Either way that's still great times considering the car is not set up for the track. Anyway, hope you are staying cool and dry and still having a good time. Wish I was there.
  5. Glad to see all is still going well. You shaved a second off so your improving. Did you get a chance to see about running the dyno again? Curious to see if the that line being off caused most of the issue.
  6. I feel honor to have my car on Summit's Instagram page. Extra nice to see that it is the lead picture.
  7. Welcome from Ohio. It's going to be very nice looking once done. Make sure you post some pictures after you have it completed.
  8. Went to the Dayton leg of the Power Tour yesterday and met up with @tony-muscle and was hoping to also meet @droptop73 but he did not stick around and left early. Had a good time with tony walking around and talking about our cars and speaking with the vendors. Was extremely hot and sticky yesterday. Could have used a few cold ones. Even though I'm from the area you never get use to this weather. Not having a/c in my car made the drive home a extra long one. The band sounded pretty good. Wouldn't mind getting pulled over by her.
  9. It's the same all over. I helped my daughter and her husband redo their deck last fall. From the time they figured out what it would cost for lumber and when they actually purchased it the prices went up close to 25%. I just purchased some 3/8 fuel line that cost me $1.95 per foot. I still have a receipt from last year where I paid $1.50 per foot. Same parts store. 93 premium has come down some the past week. Was up to $3.97. Now down to$3.49. Going to fill the tank today before it goes back up. Not to bring up politics but with our new leaders raising taxes on corporations to cover their spending spree look for prices to rise. The extra taxes they will be force to pay will be pass on to the consumers by raising the cost of their goods and services. Hard to manage a fix budget in these times.
  10. +1 with Don. Have you verified that you are getting a good spark to the plugs and the timing is right? I would verify one thing at a time. You seem to be focus on a fuel issue since you posted another post asking about fuel pressure. A simple way to eliminate if it's a fuel problem is to spray some starting fluid in the carb and see if it fires up. If it does than I would see about getting the tank drain and some fresh gas put in. Your tank will siphon if you pull the line from tank at the fuel pump or where the hose attaches at the steel line in the engine bay. Might need to pull the carb also and do a good cleaning/rebuild if it is from stale fuel.
  11. Pull the grilles from the top of the cowl and stand on the driver side and shine a flash light toward the passenger side. You might see that the cowl is rusted out above the heater box. Also, you can put a trouble light in the cowl and then see if you see any light from the inside.
  12. Taking the car out tomorrow for a "put it through it paces" road test. If all goes well I will drive it up to Dayton to meet your guys for a day. If not, I'll be driving my truck. Either way I'll be there on Tuesday.
  13. Might stop up at the Dayton fair grounds to meet you guys. I doubt that I will be driving the car. Just completed some work on it and I want to stay local until I know all is ok.
  14. Your link to the file is not working. I would also agree with Fabrice in that it would only take a short time to pull the axles and check the bearings. Also, have you at least pulled your brake drums to see if something came loose or is broken there.
  15. Lets see- Premium Fuel at $3.97 per gallon x 20 gallon tank = $79.40. 20 gal /.5 gallon per mile = 40 miles per tank. $79.40 /40 = $1.98 per mile. I'll take one.
  16. They own stock in the utility company!
  17. Went to a local car show today. Got second place in the70 to 79 class.
  18. Glad to see that you are making "foward" progress and things are going well. Looking forward to your next video.
  19. What can I say except "wow". It's always neat to see a car go through the restoration process. The best part is when you have it completed and get to step back and admire your work and the beauty of the car.
  20. Welcome from Ohio. Very nice looking car. They will turn people heads!
  21. Just a FYI - depending on where you got your panels from you may have to make some modifications to the door clip slots along with some other adjustment to the door handles to get them to fit right.
  22. Bend those out at a 90 and push through the carpet as I mentioned and then bend back flush. There should be some holes in the panel where they will go through. You can see mine bent over in the attached photo. As Mike mentioned they will break if you flex them back and forth to many times.
  23. Look and see if there are some "prongs" that bend out from the back of the trim pieces. You push them through the carpet where it meets the vinyl and then bend them flush.
  24. Welcome from Ohio. Nice looking car. You have come to the right place.
  25. Kilgon

    New guy!

    Thanks for the great input David. I learned something new today. You never stop to amaze me with your wealth of knowledge on our cars. I wonder what a concours GT would be worth?
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