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Old 01/10/2018, 12:02 AM   #31
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Very nice Neil! Stephen, Im envious that Neil is doing your car!
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Old 01/11/2018, 12:09 PM   #32
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It was a looong drive but totally worth it. I love that it is getting the kind of attention to it that I could never afford it--due to not having a garage. I would be more adventuresome in tackling more things if i had a garage for over the winter months...I've tackled a few things in the past and it has proven very rewarding upon completion but I haven't the space to try more...or the confidence.

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Old 04/06/2018, 06:27 PM   #33
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Re-doing Stephen's C/S air conditioning. The old system was kaput. I gathered a new plenum, new heater core, new evaporator, seals, and vacuum switch. There's no way the old original system could have worked. It also has a new rotary compressor, expansion valve, condensor, drier, and freon hoses.

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Old 04/07/2018, 09:53 PM   #34
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Very cool (pardon the pun)...compressor didn't come in black?
So, obviously a lot of new parts under the hood....I never did notice that the oil cap/vent is new!!
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Old 04/08/2018, 01:44 AM   #35
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Neil,
How are the black and red cars coming along?

This getting older ain't for cowards. - John Mellencamp
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Old 04/13/2018, 07:49 PM   #36
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I have not touched the red CS yet. The black CS is 99% done at the paint shop. (Its only been a YEAR)
Stephen's CS has taken a lot of time & work.
I also have a '68 convertible to re-do the electrical & interior.
I'm building a 30 X 40 shop in my back yard, as my 20 year airport contract terminates in September, so I need a new 'playroom'.
(I'm going to re-retire and play with Mustangs.)
Marty asked if I'd have one done for the 50th anniversary. Not likely.
Peggy & I just returned from Florida- we attend the Sun-N-Fun airshow/exposition every year. (Rained 4 out of 7 days this trip)
Here's my current herd of 'Honey-do's and photo of my new playpen.

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Old 04/14/2018, 10:04 AM   #37
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You certainly don't have "idle hands".

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Old 04/15/2018, 02:14 PM   #38
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That garage is going to be awesome for you!! And only steps out of the house! Can't wait to see pics of it.......So sorry Doug has been such a jerk!!
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Old 04/15/2018, 08:47 PM   #39
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Final A/C servicing, and wouldn't you know- a freon leak on a brand new hose. The green highlighted spot is visible using a black light. Classic Air will make it right, but still...

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Old 04/15/2018, 09:00 PM   #40
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My guilt levels are rising like the global temperatures....steadily....:embarass
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Old 04/15/2018, 09:52 PM   #41
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Stephen;
1.) Global warming is a myth.
2.) You are not responsible for manufacturer's quality control.

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Old 04/16/2018, 04:57 AM   #42
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That is one of the toughest and most frustrating fixes when it is the new part that is bad. You go crazy checking everything else because it can not be the new part you just installed, Wrong!

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Old 04/17/2018, 09:17 AM   #43
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That is one of the toughest and most frustrating fixes when it is the new part that is bad. You go crazy checking everything else because it can not be the new part you just installed, Wrong!
Marty: In this case, it might be somewhat easier to accept seeing as ALL pieces of the A/C system have been replaced. It surely doesn't make it any easier to accept. I remember working on power steering with Steve and when it was all put back together and we started car and turned the steering wheel we had leakage!!! I couldn't have been more frustrated at that moment!
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Old 04/22/2018, 07:28 AM   #44
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Marty: In this case, it might be somewhat easier to accept seeing as ALL pieces of the A/C system have been replaced. It surely doesn't make it any easier to accept. I remember working on power steering with Steve and when it was all put back together and we started car and turned the steering wheel we had leakage!!! I couldn't have been more frustrated at that moment!
Stephen
P.S. Neil is a Saint-in-waiting!!
Two consecutive power assist valves that were bad, NAPA didn't have any more in stock and Stephen had to head home. I felt like I'd failed him, but what can you do when new parts fail and you're under a time constraint.

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Old 04/25/2018, 10:35 AM   #45
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Two consecutive power assist valves that were bad, NAPA didn't have any more in stock and Stephen had to head home. I felt like I'd failed him, but what can you do when new parts fail and you're under a time constraint.

Steve
You did not fail me Steve...the parts did.

I got this piece of advice long time ago: You do what you can with what you've got in the time you're given...
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