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 Posted: 11-06-2016 11:10 pm
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put the battery in, 3 gallons of gas turned the key and it started....

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 Posted: 11-09-2016 05:00 pm
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Took the passenger seat out to change the carpet....found some change, some mouse droppings, a Fleetwood Mac eight track, and a lot of old rolling papers. Life in the seventies must've been good.

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 Posted: 11-09-2016 06:11 pm
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It certainly sounds like it! How was the seat removal process? Any of the bolts stuck solid? Any useful hints and tips? (this is the next job on my GT...)

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 Posted: 11-10-2016 02:13 am
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Nigel,
No real problems....used a 6" hex key socket...all bolts broke free..took about 5 mins Good luck with that GT

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 Posted: 11-10-2016 11:47 pm
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today I pulled the old carpet from the right hand side [driver side for the car's homeland]. It was bad....used a heat gun on low to relax the adhesive [that really helped] and used a putty knife to pry the carpet up from the floor...getting it out from under the center dash pod will not be fun, but it needs to be done.

Also got the fuel fill and gasket installed....silicone grease, patience and a Snap On hose tool are your friend here.

Replaced the broken control lever in the heater...

small things that need to be done

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with any luck I'll actually get the door back on today

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 Posted: 01-30-2017 04:53 am
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OK....door on, dash wood veneered and varnished, hazard switch replaced and rewired, carpet in, seats in, radio wiring fixed and connected

https://www.snapfish.com/library/share?w=snapfish_us&c=snapfish&l=en_US#NMCz3hbl_p2ILrHjKYQxIQ/AUS/27941460266070/SNAPFISH

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took it off the lift and drove it around today. It actually worked. Now wheel alignment

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 Posted: 01-31-2017 11:31 pm
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today continued my carb experiments..
I began with a 45 jet in the cold start, way too lean
took that out and put the 95 back in, way too fat
broke out the pin vise and drilled the 45 to .027", don't know what that is in MM. This worked excellently. Engine starts from dead cold just by pulling the choke out and settles in to a high idle [about 1500].
If I lived where it got really cold, I'd consider going to .029 or .031", but for my purposes this is fine.
Going to register it and continue

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 Posted: 02-05-2017 03:18 am
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Wheels aligned, going to wash and compound it tomorrow provided it doesn't rain.
If I get motivated, I'll even put the carpet kit in the trunk

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 Posted: 02-05-2017 10:43 pm
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washed, buffed, waxed...I did not get motivated to install the trunk carpet.
DMV tomorrow

What does everyone use on the rubber bumpers?  Armor All doesn't really do it....there's always ATF though

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 Posted: 02-06-2017 01:27 am
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 Posted: 02-07-2017 02:41 am
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Took it for its first ride since 2005 today. Put about 40 miles on. Ran at the proper temp, stopped, turned, idled in traffic. 25psi oil pressure hot idle. 50 something at speed.

Couple of observations: It does not like E10 gas. Had been running it on non ethanol up to today. Filled it up and before I got out of the station I felt it, and the idle degraded. Just have to adjust the tune in the carbs a little.

And, the APE rears his simian head once again. The tailpipe hits the suspension stop in the rear. See, I tried to adjust the pipes so they cleared everything while the car was static, BUT the APE welded the muffler to the tailpipe and my choice was have the 2 outlet pipes on the muffler at a 30* angle[not really a good look] or, try to get it to clear and hope. As with all things in my life, hope has led to disappointment. So I'll get the sawzall, cut the muffler off, rotate it and weld it back on in the correct orientation this time.

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 Posted: 02-07-2017 03:02 am
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Glad to see you got it chugging along again.
As for the exhaust, the suspension was never a "hang" it set- up where going over a small bump would make it hit the chassis/suspension/whatever. Instead, they used "compression" bushings/rubber to physically hold it down and also absorb the bump shocking. Some old shock absorber bushings with a bolt and some imagination will help since the original ones are hard to find and frankly did not work very well.
Happy Healeying!

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 Posted: 02-07-2017 03:55 pm
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thanks for the well wishes. Maybe I used the wrong term but the item the exhaust is hitting is mounted to the body above the rear on the left side. I assumed it was a suspension stop. Could be anything. Either way, I can get my finger between it and the pipe, so that's what, 3/8 to 7/16" clearance? Not enough to keep the pipe from hitting as the body moves around. Time to go full blacksmith on it with a BFH and welder

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Sounds like you're making good headway with your JH.  Hope I can get mine on the road by spring.
Cheers,
Dan

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 Posted: 06-01-2017 03:36 pm
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I actually made 1,000 miles use without getting stuck. I call that a win. Continued my carburetor experiments...had some soot on the body of the plugs, not the electrode, the body. I don't like that. Changed accelerator pump jet to a 42. No difference in running, so the 50 that was there was too much. But hey, you gotta start somewhere. Put the carpet kit in the trunk. It starts every time, runs cool, drives straight and get about 27 mpg...what's not to like.

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