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HEARD ENGINE POP THEN NOTICED OLW OIL PRESSURE AND GAUGE IRRATIC. GOT HOME AND CHECKED OIL LEVEL AND FOUND 2QTS LOW. FIRST OIL CHANGE AFTER BREAK-IN SO NOT TOO CONCERNED, SOME OIL USE COULD BE NORMAL AT BREAK-IN (BEING POSITIVE). AFTER START UP OIL PRESSURE NORMAL AND NO ABNORMAL ENGING NOISES.

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Well I started today with the goal of getting the leaf springs off to replace the bushings. The bolts won that battle, but I got a case of the "since I'm here"s and ended up stripping and painting the

My car came with factory 8 Track, but the player was DOA. I wanted to keep the look, but integrate Bluetooth. So I bought a board on eBay that can easily power the 4 speakers. I hogged out the guts of

As a kid, I offered to help my older Brother's friend fix his leaking PS hose on his '56 T-Bird. Not knowing that the PS hose is a special hose, i replaced it with a length of gas hose. As soon as he

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Just cruising along minding our own business when BAM!!! The LAWS show up.

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Got the car back tonight, got my new vent from Don and going tomorrow to put the rear louvers on.

 

Adams time for sure..You need the Americana carnuba..http://www.adamspolishes.com/p-423-adams-americana-premium-carnauba-paste-car-wax.aspxPut on 1 coat a day for 3 days..:cool:

Stand back & drool...Sun glasses required for sure ..Just let me know R..

LOVE OF BEAUTY IS TASTE..THE CREATION OF BEAUTY IS ART

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Got the car back tonight, got my new vent from Don and going tomorrow to put the rear louvers on.

 

Adams time for sure..You need the Americana carnuba..http://www.adamspolishes.com/p-423-adams-americana-premium-carnauba-paste-car-wax.aspxPut on 1 coat a day for 3 days..:cool:

Stand back & drool...Sun glasses required for sure ..Just let me know R..

 

MAn does this stuff apply itself after making me a sandwich and getting me a cold drink:huh:

 

 

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Adam's Americana Premium Carnauba Paste Car Wax

 

Adds Unbelievable Depth in Gloss and Paint Clarity

Super Easy to Use Paste Car Wax

America's Favorite Made in the USA Car Wax

Long Lasting Paint Protection

 

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Got the car back tonight, got my new vent from Don and going tomorrow to put the rear louvers on.

 

Adams time for sure..You need the Americana carnuba..http://www.adamspolishes.com/p-423-adams-americana-premium-carnauba-paste-car-wax.aspxPut on 1 coat a day for 3 days..:cool:

Stand back & drool...Sun glasses required for sure ..Just let me know R..

 

MAn does this stuff apply itself after making me a sandwich and getting me a cold drink:huh:

 

 

Dimensions:10oz

 

Price: $69.95

Quantity:

Product Ratings: (5.00)

 

 

 

Adam's Americana Premium Carnauba Paste Car Wax

 

Adds Unbelievable Depth in Gloss and Paint Clarity

Super Easy to Use Paste Car Wax

America's Favorite Made in the USA Car Wax

Long Lasting Paint Protection

 

 

It also exfoliates and moisturizes. Great stuff.

Steve

 

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Dang Roy, your car looks great in that garage shot there!!

 

I spent three days replacing my interior panels.

Last year I scored some rear panels (the ones that go left and right of the rear seat, I dunno what they call them) from a donor car.

Those panels were blue, so I had to dye them white first. I had the paint mixed to match the white of the new repro door panels.

Now those new repro panels were a major PITA.

No holes for the chrome door opener and accuracy of fit is virtually nonexistent.

It was impossible to line up the holes in the doors with the fastening clips, so I resorted to double sided tape to get the panels to stick to the doors. Works great! :cool:

 

The good thing is that I finally got rid of the speakers in the rear panels and relocated them to the doors.

 

Looks good, all new, clean white panels with no speaker cutouts!

Now I gotta do the seat covers, because they look really crappy now.

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It also exfoliates and moisturizes. Great stuff.

 

I hope so because if I pay that I will need a soft A$$ for somebody to kick/kiss

 

Come on R..After all the $$$$ you spent on that car your gonna cheap out complain about the best wax thats going to take the finish to a new level. :huh: Kinda like buying a $5000.00 suit for your self than complaining about paying for a haircut on the night you wear it. And it would cost you less anyway since I give the members a discount.. Guess turtle wax is good enough rofl

You forgot to put this in your cut & paste and all the reviews just to be fair..Plus you have nothing to lose..try it don't like it you get $$$ back PLUS 10%

 

Similar grade waxes are selling for $100, $175 even $1,500, but none of them will out-shine Adam’s Americana. We back that claim with a 110% money back guarantee

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1. Vince on 10/6/2011, said:

 

First and foremost: don't be "put off" by the price: This is worth every penny and then some!!! I can't stress enough the ease of use and actual pleasure that you get when waxing your ride with it... doing a silver Ford FLEX literally made a neighbor stop and say that it looked better than one sitting in a showroom at our Ford dealer up the road... and then using it on top of Brilliant Glaze on my black paint was an EASY way to get the molten onyx effect! Unreal! I can't wait to do my huge polishing session just to get to the AMERICANA "phase" of the job! And, the value of this is incredible. It may just last forever, it seems. Now get waxing!

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2. Douglas on 7/8/2011, said:

 

Simply amazed at how smooth and easy it applies; like a liquid wax AND the shine is like a hard paste wax. Best of both worlds The only way to go. My car in the afternoon shade looks deep & wet and pops.

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3. justin on 6/28/2011, said:

 

Incredible product! Best wax I have ever used! You will be amazed at the results! It is nice to see a high quality product live up to it's claims! Great work Adams!

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4. Christopher on 5/24/2011, said:

 

Once again Adams hits a home run. This paste is easy to apply, easy to remove and the results are amazing! The absolute DEPTH that this wax gives you is undeniably amazing and it's beating out 100 dollar a jar waxes all day long! I've found it lasts a long time too. Not quite as long as equal applications of their Machine Super Wax, but about two applications of this to one of the MSW. I use Americana on all my vehicles. (boat, wave runner, two motorcycles, a car and two trucks) It works equally well on all of them. Keep up the great work Adam and team. If you love Adams Buttery Wax, you'll leave your wife for Americana...

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5. Michael on 3/29/2011, said:

 

Best wax that I have ever used. Ads amazing depth and is easy on/off...Worth every penny.

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6. Timothy on 2/13/2011, said:

 

Awesome product, easy on & off, smells great 5 stars it's the real deal.

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7. Dan on 1/11/2011, said:

 

I was hesitant to buy a $70 wax at first. So I bit the bullet and got a tub. I always used liquid waxes in the past so I didn't know what expect. This past wax is super easy to apply. It takes 20-30 minutes to haze then you wipe off. Don't let haze too long otherwise it is a little hard to remove. The results are outstanding. For those that think it is too much, here is a breakdown. The Americana is $70. You will get at least 35 waxes out of a tub if not more. That's $2 per coat of wax. It is a great value for the results you get.

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8. Eric on 12/19/2010, said:

 

I have tried many different waxes from the store and even online and they don't compare at all to Americana. This stuff smells great, goes on and easy and comes off easy. Its not a product that you have to work out of your paint or use a detail spray to aid in removal. This wax is so easy you will want to wax again and again. You will get that waxing excitement back that you have been searching for. Do not let the price fool you. Think about how much money you have spent on the X brand waxes and such and how many times did you use them? How easy were they to use? This wax is not one you will let sit on your shelf to collect dust!

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9. Doug on 10/26/2010, said:

 

Goes on fast and easy, comes off fast and easy, looks incredible, and endures on the paint. The depth of your paint will be revealed with Americana. Black is amazing, Red is killer, and the metallics have new depth and dimension. Even my Mom's '90 accord coffee metallic paint looks great with it. I don't know about you, but when I finally get time to work on the finish, I don't want to waste my time with difficult application or removal esp. with substandard results. The Americana will give you stunning results in less time than you can imagine. And you apply so little of it that the tub will last a loong time.

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10. Michael on 10/10/2010, said:

 

Easy on easy off. Great results. This stuff goes a long way. I suspect a container will do several hundred cars.

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11. Rick on 9/3/2010, said:

 

Hands down the greatest wax I have used in my limited experience. I like to try other waxes but I always come back to this one. Its easy to apply, easy to remove and what it leaves behind is nothing short of amazing.

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12. Brad on 8/31/2010, said:

 

Americana is a bargin. At first it seemed a little pricey for car wax, but the results speak for themselves. It's bar none the best wax under $200. You can spend a lot more money on a wax that won't give you nearly the same results. Grab a can of it, you won't be disappointed.

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13. Jason on 8/27/2010, said:

 

There are a lot of lofty claims about Americana and some very shiny pictures to back them up here but none of that cured my skepticism. I bit the bullet and got Americana even with my doubts and to my amazement it really is worth every penny and then some. I've never seen my car look that nice and the number of compliments I have gotten has skyrocketed. It really is a pretty special wax, not to mention it is durable, and one jar will last a very long time.

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14. Brandi on 8/27/2010, said:

 

Watching the video makes a person wonder if this is "too good to be true" and I am here to tell you ...it's everything Adam claims to be! I would have never thought I'd spend so much money on my detail supplies but when you do it right and get an amazing product, you can't go wrong! I would much rather spend a little more now and get the results one would ever imagine than spend less and get BLAH results (not to mention you need to use more of the X product than you do Adams). Americana Wax is the first bar paste wax I have used in a very long time. The process is very easy and the shine is off the charts! You will not be sorry you made this purchase!

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15. Robert on 8/25/2010, said:

 

Do you know why people stare in amazement at cars? A beautiful, gorgeous, slick, and amazing paint. What is needed to achieve this is Americana. Some say $70 dollars no thank you but I will never use another wax even if another brand does a 2 for one sell. Quality and value once again from Adam's. Hello people if it doesn't blow you away there's a 110% guarantee. Did I mention it smells yummy but don't eat it please.

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16. Ryan on 8/25/2010, said:

 

I have used every over the counter paste and liquid wax that there is and after using the Americana Wax I was amazed. The shine that it gave to my cars were absolutely phenomenal. It is so easy to apply and remove. It is literally effortless to wax my cars now. This 1 tub of wax also goes an incredibly long way. If what you are looking for is a high end wax that will really make your cars paint POP then this is the way to go. It is worth every penny..

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17. Sean on 8/25/2010, said:

 

Great stuff. Yes, it is pricey, but you get what you pay for! It lasts forever, and is a cinch to take off. Unless you let your girlfriend wax her car with it, and she gives the whole car a 1mm coating of it. Taking that much off sucked. But we both learned our lessons. Beautiful shine. I also really like the applicator that comes with the Americana. I can't recommend it highly enough.

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18. Paul on 7/24/2010, said:

 

Tremendous product! I was hesitant to spend the money, but after seeing the results and how much I have left I wish I had bought it sooner. Easily puts other 'premium' waxes to shame.

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19. Todd on 7/6/2010, said:

 

I have been using Adams products for about 3 months now and could not be happier. I was a little hesitance on the Americana as I was not a fan of paste wax in the past...... boy was I wrong. This stuff is SO easy to use and the results are absolutely amazing. I would recommend this product to anyone that wants their car to shine better than anyone else's!

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20. Randy on 4/16/2010, said:

 

I have never spent this much on a paste wax. As always, I was not let down by Adam. This stuff is the icing on the cake. It is very easy to apply and remove. I love the depth, and wet look that it added to my paint. I know I am 110% satisfied.

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Q, That did not pop up on the link/screen that you gave me. I copy and pasted the whole page:huh: I know what you are saying, but man that is high to me. On the other hand I would never pay 5000 for a suit and you have seen my pictures I never pass on a hair cut but I can promise it wont see Turtle wax though LOL.


Well off to the garage to put my rear louvers on and hopefully tonight to take her for her maiden local drive in car show:D Oh I forgot to mention somewhere along the ride to the body shop I had one of my hood inserts blow out:@ so now she looks like she has a cold, you know one side of her nose is stopped up LOL

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Q, That did not pop up on the link/screen that you gave me. I copy and pasted the whole page:huh: I know what you are saying, but man that is high to me. On the other hand I would never pay 5000 for a suit and you have seen my pictures I never pass on a hair cut but I can promise it wont see Turtle wax though LOL.


 

I was exaggerating on the suit to make a point.. I know it won't won't see turtle wax any day soon..Cause you have the Adams BUTTERY I sent you lollerz So at least throw a coat or 2 of that on VERY good but not as good as the Americana You know what R ? How bout this..Let me send you some Americana..try it..Then let me know..

 

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Replaced a leaking power steering hose. I had to get the neighbor to loosen the one end (I do not have an impact wrench) but otherwise was an easy job an no more PS fluid spraying on the exhaust to smoke. :(

 

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Well I finally get to post something...... So I go pick up the alternator. Then I notice a rounded off bolt on one of the brackets, I need to replace that while I'm in this,.... then i notice.. well the bracket could use some new paint...then i notice well....another bracket..well it could use repainting too....and then I noticed that the fan....hmmm it needs painting too..............

 

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Q, That did not pop up on the link/screen that you gave me. I copy and pasted the whole page:huh: I know what you are saying, but man that is high to me. On the other hand I would never pay 5000 for a suit and you have seen my pictures I never pass on a hair cut but I can promise it wont see Turtle wax though LOL.


 

I was exaggerating on the suit to make a point.. I know it won't won't see turtle wax any day soon..Cause you have the Adams BUTTERY I sent you lollerz So at least throw a coat or 2 of that on VERY good but not as good as the Americana You know what R ? How bout this..Let me send you some Americana..try it..Then let me know..

 

 

Hey I'm game. I gave my buddies all the Adams quick detailer for Christmas, now they are wanting to order when they run out. Oh and just put a couple of coats of the buttery stuff on before I checked the computer.


Got my rear louvers on, like the look but not how the dont cover the window all the way to the bottom. Oh and went ahead and lowered the rear 1 inch and will see where the front settles over the summer and work on it this fall.

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My ventilation system wasn't working right, it wouldn't come off defrost and there was no heat. I checked some vacuum line diagrams and found that A) the line going to the heating valve motor was not hooked up, and B) the vacuum line going to the manifold wasn't hooked up, either! I got both installed at the right places. Now I can change the ventilation from defrost to floor, but not the upper vents in the dashboard (A/C and Hi/Lo). So I took out the trusty old vacuum gauge:

1) At the heater valve motor I'm getting ~15" of vacuum in A/C mode, 0" in all other modes. With the engine warmed up the heater lines at the water pump are warm, but not at the valve. Obviously, the valve is closed which means that I have a bad valve motor. I'll be ordering one soon.

2) At the motor that switches air to the upper vents, I'm getting more than 15" of vacuum. If I push in on the motor arm, sometimes it will hold and I get air flow, sometimes it will spring back. Another bad solenoid.

3) Also, I found that I don't have the A/C vacuum reservoir. I hooked up the vacuum line directly at the manifold tree. So I have to buy the reservoir as well.

 

Still, I'm pretty stoked that I got all that figured out and the fixes are pretty easy. Now I just have to troubleshoot the "temp" idiot light issue and fix the interior surface rust. Progress!!

Steve

 

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Made it out to the local drive in show for the first time in MY car.:D The car performed as it should have, flawlessly! Had to laugh on the way home a new Shelby was beside us at a red light, we kinda eyed each others car, light changes I ease off as easy as I can in mine, he lags back, on up the road he eases by me, we hit a straight and I ease back by around 50-60 mph, he pulls up beside me, the girl in the passenger seat kinda nods her head, he tached it up, down shifted and left about fifty feet of black posi-traction marks as he eased off. I just smiled and told Stacey see told you..............:D

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Oh I almost forgot if anyone on here wants to order the Billet intake air vents

"cowl covers" dont waste you time, they are way to big! Again a beautiful product but useless:@ So another returned Item to Cali with another couple hundred dollars tied up:@:@:@:@

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Looked like a great turn out for so early in the season. Oh and sounded

like fun with the shelby too. Cruz ins are a great place for me to destress.

 

 

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Sounds like a lot of fun, Roy. Thanks for posting up the pics. How many 71 - 73s participated?

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i washed it! Looks good. I also put down a deposit at a local shop to have the top replaced so that's on order.

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73 Convertible - 351C/4V CC heads/4bolt/forged flat tops/comp 270/rhodes/mallory unilite/tri-power/hookers/glasspacks/c6/3.50 limited slip/Gear Vendors/Global West sub frames, strut rods and shelby style traction bars/ Rear sway bar/tilt steering (not original)

 

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Sounds like a lot of fun, Roy. Thanks for posting up the pics. How many 71 - 73s participated?

 

Actually one more but I would say around 150-200 cars. Guess everyone has cabin fever, some came through but did not stop because we were out of spots. That number did not include the imports which park out front in their own little group.

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Took it out on the race track and burned a half tank of gas :)

 

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I LOVE THE SMELL OF CAM 2 IN THE MORNING! SMELLS LIKE..... VICTORY!!!

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Just cruising along minding our own business when BAM!!! The LAWS show up.

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Got to work on my pile this weekend! Yay!

 

Yesterday, I forgot the camera but got the 'new' forward fuel tank bracket separated from the piece of trunk pan that Don cut out of the donor car. Bead blasted it, and popped holes into it to plug weld onto the floor pan. Also made a patch to bridge the gap of from the trunk's weatherstripping channel to the tail light panel. Cleaned up a few other things that are helping me get closer to getting the new quarters on.

 

Today, I welded in the bumper braces, the forward fuel tank bracket, and seam sealed the trunk area. Ran out of time, otherwise I would've Rust Bullet'd the whole thing and been done with it.

 

Here's the weatherstripping channel 'patch' I made. Still gotta grind down the welds and make it pretty.

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Here's the fuel tank bracket just before welding on. Turned out awesome and much better than the one from my car.

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Since I ran out of time, I also ran out of time for more pictures... except this one which I took earlier. OK guys - what are these things? Since my trunk pan literally came out in pieces, I have no idea where they go. They look like some kind of exhaust hanger brackets to me - but I'm at a loss. Anybody have a picture or sketch of where they go?

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Next weekend, I should have the trunk area Rust Bullet'd and maybe one of the quarters on. We'll see - I'm going to make sure I spent plenty of time lining 'em up - certainly not the place to half-ass it.

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