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Lots of progress today:
resealed trans pan again
Changed oil
Replaced door strikes
Reshimmed starter because flex plate was making contact with Bendix gear under hard acceleration
Installed flex plate cover
Replaced grommets on grill
Adjusted valves again
adjusted parking brake
Made throttle return spring bracket
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Pretty much 12 hours in the garage.






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Excellent job. It really turned out nice, and the color combo can't be beat! Nice work, that's for sure!!! Congrats.
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Doesn't look like that POR 15 engine paint held up too well to the heat, damn it, I was hoping it would be better. Car looks great, are you going to run trim rings on the wheels?
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Excellent job. It really turned out nice, and the color combo can't be beat! Nice work, that's for sure!!! Congrats.
Thanks geetee!

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Paint came right off... next will be a thin coat of vht Pontiac blue. Also have some others to try. I'll figure it out eventually. Haven't decided on trim rings yet, I might run some down the road but kind of like the looks without them...
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After a substantial amount of bending, beating, filing and polishing I was able to make the dual gate cover from Ames fit properly and operate. Shifter will need to be re-chromed...


Finally got center console assembled with backlight working properly as well.


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Waiting on tax returns to purchase interior parts, on hiatus from the car until then. Been pretty cold here as well.
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Waiting on tax returns to purchase interior parts, on hiatus from the car until then. Been pretty cold here as well.
I wish I would get a tax refund, for I have not seen one of those in over 20 years. I feel you on taking a small hiatus, with the holidays and putting out fires at work, my car has not progressed much this month either.
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remote mirror

Flambeau, did you ever find a remote mirror? (I thought I saw one of your postings looking for one) I was lucky- there was one in the trunk when we got the car, all grungy and covered in primer- cleaned it up, got the correct bracket, gasket and inside retainer (about $45), took a chance and installed it. Was nervous about cutting that new door panel... after HOURS of research and not really getting the exact location where to put it on the panel, I took a chance and installed it. It's one of my favorite additions on the car.
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No luck on the mirror yet but I have a member on here coming back home sometime in January that is going to sell me one. No line on one until then. Definitely got lucky on yours!! If anyone has a really clean one chime in.
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