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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 10-08-2010, 02:18 PM Thread Starter
 
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I did it!!!!!!

After a month's long negotiations and self inflicted agony (should I.....no, no.... must be practical.........ah, come on... only live once. etc....) I just bought me a 66. I can't remember being this excited and relieved at the same time in a long while. Anyway, I feel more like a real member here now but be forewarned I've never restored a car so the questions will be aplenty. OK first - PHS. Second - What is the best way to start a car that ran perfect but has been sitting for 5+ years?

WOO HOO!!!!
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Congrats!
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Awesome, congrats!!
I'd do the usual, fluid changes, pull the tires and drums check the brakes and the wheel cylinders for leaking and be sure they are operating, check the belts and hoses, if the fuel smells bad, drain it then refill totally with premium. You may get lucky and just drive her with minimal work...
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Nice trigger pull. Questions are not a big deal, alot of helpfull people on here.
Do as Rukee suggested above. I like to pull the spark plugs and put a couple drops of oil in each cylinder and crank it over a few times. I don't know if it does any good, but it makes me feel better than cranking metal on metal. Clean and check the plug gap while they are out. Look inside the distributer cap and see if it is worn or dirty too.
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I agree with the above advice. Congratulations and good luck. Enjoy!
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How about a couple of photos... congratulations!! Look forward to hearing more about the car, and the resto experience.
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i agree with rukee. have fun!


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Congrats but it's been 18 hours since you posted........where are the pics ????????...

Checking all the safety items as mentioned is good but I, personally, wouldn't worry about 5 year old gas. I started a boat my dad put away after 13 years and the stinky old gas was good enough to start. I topped off the tank with fresh and a can of carb cleaner and it runs good...

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Cool, what color is it? I don't know what it was, but something bit me in the butt to get my a*s in gear on my '66. It's been sitting for a few years with engine out. I'll be doing dual projects this winter 1: rebuild engine & reinstall into GTO, 2: Completely remove deck in boat & create modern custom interior. Good luck with your '66, at least your's is drivable, wish mine was. Post up the pictures
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I agree with Mitch about the gas....it'll be fine. Go for it. Yeah....what color is it??? That's important to us "visual" guys!!!
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