Long time no update! Things have been pretty hectic, but such is life. I've had time recently to get a few items addressed and get the car back together. She's finally at a point where I'm confident in taking her out and still be able to tinker in the garage - for now.
Yesterday my father surprised me with a visit at my house and had the chance to take him for a ride in a car he hadn't been in, or even heard running for almost 20 years.
It was also the furthest I've driven the car since I've had it "street-able".
A few gremlins found during that trip:
-Front, passenger brake caliper is hanging up and making noise. When I pulled back in my garage the rotor area was smoking a great deal.
-Sounds of a vacuum leak when I roll onto the throttle heavily. Also when I pulled it back in I didn't feel as if I had power brakes, so hopefully the line just came off, more than likely under the carb.
But oil pressure was good and the motor sounded healthy (aside from what I hope is a vacuum leak). No oil or fluids on the ground, temp also stayed around 175* cruising around, laying on the throttle a little.
Items still on the to-do list:
-I replaced the taillights with a set of LED from Dakota Digital, no longer have working turn signals. I'm sure the flasher relay needs to be updated to electronic since I'm running LED lights now.
-I still need to cut out and replace the trunk pan. I ordered one last year from Summit and the delivery date kept getting pushed further and further; so I cancelled and have yet to order another.
-Cut off factory rear coil mounts and replace. I have the material for this and will probably do this when I cut the trunk out. I'm not going with the factory set up since I'm running QA1 coil-overs. Basically going to weld pipe between the frame rails with tabs so the coil-overs can be bolted on.
-Remove and rebuild the rear (Eaton posi with 3.55 gears)
-Replace the water pump, steering box & pump.
-Possibly going to remove the mechanical fan and go with dual electrics.
-still need to work on the interior (although both Corbeau LG1 seats are in and surprisingly very comfortable).
-I'd like to install a tilt steering column.
A fair amount of work to be done and really just need to make the time to get out in the garage a couple of hours a week. Just way to many projects and I have an addition being built that's draining all my funds
I'll try to get some more images / "glam" shots to share with everyone.