Everything posted by DryCreekNurse
I’ve been carefully pulling up carpet and looking inside the dash with sniper mirrors hoping to find a secret hidden build sheet. Like Nicolas Cage on some kind of motor city treasure hunt. Then today Marti museum sent me an email about my VIN matching the Lois Eminger records. What in Great Odin’s beard, they just have boxes of old paperwork that a plant worker pulled out a dumpster 50 years ago? I’ve been trying to wrap my head around the idea that someone had the foresight to save this paperwork.
Heck yeah, this is exactly what I want to know. I don’t want to spend $80 on a set of vintage service manuals online only to find out they’re not going to be helpful. My public library card went to an online format, I’m trying to get my card to work in the new system. I picked up a new 3-ring binder, it’s fabulous and I love it. My spouse is at drill today, so I’m watching Game of Thrones and working on an excel workbook for parts. Painting is probably the only part I’m not sweating over. I hauled it down to my uncle’s place, he’s a painter. I didn’t ask him if he’d do it, I asked him if he’d teach me. I said, “You’re gonna croak someday, and I need you to pass your wisdom down.” He said I have to come over and help him with his roof tomorrow. I’d love to learn how to spray, I’d paint everything if I knew how.
Thank you for all of your condolences. Car people are sentimental folks. I'll tell you what, we never had this in our plans at all. My husband never thought he'd have a Mustang, but he says the more he looks at it, the more he likes it. #1, I'd like it to go "brap-brappp-RAAWWRRR!" and for the interior to not smell like mouse poop. I'd like to be able to put my kids in the backseat and kick it down on the highway and make the kids squeal and laugh. #2, I can not get a handle on number 2 yet. I pulled up the carpet yesterday looking for the build sheets, the floor boards need replacing. I opened the trunk, the trunk needs replacing. I don't think I can even get an estimate with any accuracy. Does it need panels over there or can I get by with skins over here? Can you ever really tell yourself, "No, my budget is $25G, that's it. I have to stop at 25." and follow through? I found about a dollar in change under the seats, soooo.. This is extremely helpful, I never considered that the forum would screen advertisers. Thank you. This has been the biggest worry for me is how do I select online vendors for parts. I really like these wheels.
My car has a cool story, I'm going to need guidance. I bought my best friend's '71 from her estate. She bought it 26 years ago when she was 16 and I was 17. She saved her money from working two summers at Subway. There was five of us that piled into a minivan and drove from MN to Long Beach to pick it up. We all went to prom in that car back in 1996. She died of an aneurysm last summer, her mom decided it was time to sell it. It had been sitting in the woods for quite a while, the tabs are from 2001. I couldn't let it go to a stranger, so I loaded it up on my husband's car trailer and brought it home. So here we are. I don't have a clue where to even start.. I put a jump pack on it, squirted some gas into the carb, jumped the ignition and it turned over and fired. I don't think she was aware of exactly how cool this car was when she bought it. Neither did I until I started really looking at it. It will be in our cold storage over the winter. Spouse said I'm just going to have to chip away at it one step at a time. It's a Cleveland, FMX auto, Vin is a 1F05H.. Any advise would be appreciated very much.