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Old 05-08-2012, 12:29 PM   #61
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Does ur dad restore more than just trucks?
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Old 05-08-2012, 05:23 PM   #62
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Check the flanges where the cat back joins with the cat. I currently have a rattle and it's because one of the flanges split due to corrosion.
Okay thanks, I'll take a look and see. Don't really trust myself with muffler work so I might just take it in to an expert.

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Not sure if it's a myth, but your fan has a viscous coupling that doesn't like to be laid down for prolonged periods... I hang my spare on a nail on the wall so it sits as it does in the car....

Of course it could be just a myth.
Thanks for the heads up, I went and put it on a nail just in case. I imagine 2 days wouldn't do too much damage...

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Does ur dad restore more than just trucks?
Restoring trucks is just a hobby for my dad, he runs a farm market so he only has time in the winter. He's got his work cut out for him too, think he has 5 trucks in stock, and he's still working on his 34' Ford he's had since he was 14. Guess that's the downside of being a perfectionist...


Went to the local bmw dealership to inquire about some parts... $280 for a distributor cap!?!? I asked her to double check and she told me she could do $200...
Anyways, back to the shop, hopefully I can get everything back together again by Thursday.

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Old 05-08-2012, 10:26 PM   #63
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Everything's almost back together again now.

Tomorrow just filling up coolant and ATF, changing wheels, putting in new spark plugs and taking off the hardtop
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Old 05-09-2012, 09:53 PM   #64
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She's alive!

Can't believe the difference; idles smoother and revs higher. Lots more umph in general.
Really like how the rims look too.
Just have to deal with this rattling now, haven't found any clear indicators on the cause yet.
After that I'm not sure what I'll occupy myself with, especially with school winding down.
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Old 05-09-2012, 10:37 PM   #65
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Looks like decent body. Nice buy dude.
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Old 05-09-2012, 10:55 PM   #66
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next step... drop?

congrats! looks great!
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Old 05-10-2012, 07:42 PM   #67
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next step... drop?

congrats! looks great!
Hmm maybe, there happens to be a pretty massive wheel gap atm, especially on the front tires. I don't really have any problems with the suspension atm, maybe cause I've never experienced anything else, but I think suspension might be a touch expensive with a muffler and brake rebuild looming.

The tachometer started working again after the repair, but now it's dead again. Any idea on what causing this?

I'll get some better pictures soon...
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Old 05-11-2012, 09:26 PM   #68
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Finally got the top down! Feels awesome. After an utterly necessary wash I'll fix up the few little things the have been frustrating me and start looking at the muffler and brakes.
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Old 06-02-2012, 11:37 AM   #69
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Ran into a bit of trouble
Started the car yesterday morning and there was a loud grinding noise, looked inside to find metal shavings scattered in the engine bay. I was terrified that there may have been interference in the valve train. Took everything apart and found that the cam sprocket had come loose and when it wobbled it had begun to grind. Found the proper torque value for the cam sprocket and hopefully everything is going to work out. The timing belt marks still line up so I'm hopeful. Tomorrow I'll put it all back together and see how she runs.
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