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Old 02-13-2012, 06:24 PM
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Great job Jim! Looking forward to seeing your work and attention to detail in person!
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Great job Jim! Looking forward to seeing your work and attention to detail in person!
Fly on out here for SITM in June! May be able to drum up an OB for ya!
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Suburban on stand-by?
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Jim, that thought has crossed my mind!
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Jim,
Great pics, write ups, info, etc!!

Makes me feel like I should do my own 79 #070 blog!!!!

Missing her more and more every time I see you post!
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BTW, I have the same intermittant problem with the door lock on my pass side as well.

Mine seems to be related to temperature. When it's warm out (like 70 plus) it works normallly and slaves off the driver's lock. (open and lock) When it's cold out (40's or below) it turns just a bit, but not enough to lock or unlock the door.
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Originally Posted by Landseer View Post
Suburban on stand-by?
You know there's always somethin' brewing.

Originally Posted by pcar928fan View Post
Jim, that thought has crossed my mind!
Oh yea! Might have an OB onslaught at SITM this year!

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...Makes me feel like I should do my own 79 #070 blog!!!!
You should! #070 has always been and inspiration to me, going way back to working thru the LED interior lighting together.

And thanks for the continued support!

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BTW, I have the same intermittant problem with the door lock on my pass side as well.

Mine seems to be related to temperature. When it's warm out (like 70 plus) it works normallly and slaves off the driver's lock. (open and lock) When it's cold out (40's or below) it turns just a bit, but not enough to lock or unlock the door.
This makes sense to me. Mechanical friction and binding of the lock mechs due to age (and aged goopy lubes) can easily overcome the vacuum actuator's ability.
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Very impressed I was yesterday at a local auto repair specialist. This guy really works magic, and does PDR, paint repair, interior repair, etc. Kindof a jack-of-all-trades, with a work van to match.

He fixed the driver seat bolster and 5 other small tears/rips, here or there. You'd be hard-pressed to find them. Def. will be using him again!

After watching how he did it and the equipment used, this is something to be left to the pros.



Cleaned a few bit while waiting. Almost finished prepping the center console for reassembly.



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Jim,
They did a fantastic job on the side bolster!!

I had the same type of company fix my pod on the GTS. (You cant tell there's been any repair) I have the same side bolster tear (damn PO!!), and plan to have the same company do the identical repair you had done.

Keep up the great work on her!!!
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WOW! Great job!!!
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Originally Posted by Chuck Schreiber View Post
Jim,
Great pics, write ups, info, etc!!

Makes me feel like I should do my own 79 #070 blog!!!!

Missing her more and more every time I see you post!
Chuck,

Did you have a different OB than Silver Bullit or is that one gone from your collection???

I have a Silver Bullit coming... '78 #295 (Euro of course), Jim will see it and have it all looking and running good (though it already runs pretty good!) before I get it here to TX!
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Originally Posted by Jadz928 View Post
Very impressed I was yesterday ...
Jim, you have turned into Yoda my friend

Great job with the stuff btw.
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Jim, you have turned into Yoda my friend

Great job with the stuff btw.
Well, he is OB-Yoda... Though I really want to call him OB-WAN! Jim is the man when it comes to these VERY early cars!
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We made some good progress today!

Kevin focused on the flushing the coolant, and tearing down the water bridge and oil filler.
I focused on instrument cluster R&R, and gutting out some rusty coolant bridge bolts.

Notables would be the early 78 speedo gear is not servicable (?)!
And looks like we got a timing belt change in our future (sprockets look good, however).

It was a good day, getting dirty. Thanks for you help Kevin!











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Good work Jim! Those bolts look NASTY! I wonder what #295 will have in store for you?!
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