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Old 07-18-2019, 06:23 PM
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Dropped it off at the paint shop to repair shopping cart damage.
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Old 07-19-2019, 04:13 AM
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Started tearing out the front drums. Springs and shocks tonight.
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Old 07-25-2019, 06:08 PM
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I rerouted the cruise control wire from engine compartment to the transmission. Hope to drill hole through the firewall tomorrow.
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Old 07-25-2019, 06:48 PM
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Installed cowl hood hope to get it painted in the next week.
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Old 07-26-2019, 03:39 AM
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Got the disc brakes, springs and shocks finished....a lot better now. I can practically let go of the steering wheel during a spirited stop.
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Old 07-26-2019, 05:47 AM
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Got the disc brakes, springs and shocks finished....a lot better now. I can practically let go of the steering wheel during a spirited stop.
That's so nice coming from drums to disc.. I often forget how erratic the drums were, pulling to one side all the time..

I recently swapped to drilled and slotted rotors along with Porterfield pads, wow what a difference!!
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Old 07-26-2019, 06:11 AM
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Changed out the stop light switch. The lights were working sporadically. Adjustment of the switch didn't help. Ohmed out erratically. Prices on the switch ranged from 6.87 to over 25.00. Easy fix.
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Old 07-26-2019, 08:07 AM
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That's so nice coming from drums to disc.. I often forget how erratic the drums were, pulling to one side all the time..

I recently swapped to drilled and slotted rotors along with Porterfield pads, wow what a difference!!



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Old 07-26-2019, 03:19 PM
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swapped out the thermostat on the elcamino only to find out it already had a 180* thermostat in it. at least i was able to get the bolts out without breaking them and hopefully fixed the housing leak. i know the housing shouldn't need a gasket but i used one anyways. it has slowly been leaking on and off since i did the water pump.
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Old 07-26-2019, 03:56 PM
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Installed cowl hood hope to get it painted in the next week.
Nice where did you get it. I think that is next for me
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Old 07-26-2019, 05:49 PM
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Hello Got the hood from Lutty's Chevy Warehouse in
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Old 07-27-2019, 05:32 AM
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Installed cowl hood hope to get it painted in the next week.
The hood looks good painted semi-flat and then clear coated with satin. Keeps the glare from the sun down. Lots of cars have had flat black hoods from the factory and yours would too.
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Old 07-29-2019, 06:11 AM
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Added a GPS speedometer module. Iíve got a new transmission and rear end coming for my car and will also be changing the rear tire size. Iím done playing with speedometer gears. I opted for the optional antenna and mounted it to the lower windshield trim at the rear of the right fender. It picked up the satellites immediately and works great. Nice for the tech-toy-type in me to also have elevation, compass heading, and outside temperature available to display. I also added a temperature module for a transmission temperature reading. Whenever I get around to adding cruise control Iíve got an easy speed output to tap now.
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Old 07-30-2019, 05:17 AM
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I've been working on adjusting the transmission modulator and got that good. I also tightened up the inner fender bolts to remove the rattles and squeaks.. Thinking about installing this Stereo 66 Reverb..
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Old 07-30-2019, 07:06 PM
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Just gott'r back from two different shops. First a custom shop, got the headliner and sun visors all done, man they look nice. Then the mechanic for a complete front end rebuild. If it rattled, shake, bounced, rotated, squeaked, or turned, it got replaced! Now she feels like a new ride! And put in a new under hood insulation to finish off some badly needed TLC. I think she's ready for TX!
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