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Just wanted to say Thank you for all the post. It's a great job you have done. As a 68 owner I love this thread.
Thanks! I always love to hear that people are enjoying and/or gleaning info from the thread!
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The test drive went well and the Transgo shift kit gives a firmer and much more consistent shift. However, when I came home Thursday night there was a small puddle coming from the tailshaft seal which I didn't replace because it's fairly new... So back up it went and swapped it out after fabbing a 2x4 seal driver.



Then off to the local cars and coffee Saturday morning.

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I actually just reused the metal tube through cast iron header. I may look into the other route under header via motor mount
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Look at this gem I got on eBay! Allegedly 46k original miles removed from 68 HO and put into storage in 1989. Amazing condition with lots of little extras, like the ashtray fiber-optic and an excellent fuse box!



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Sidetracked on a CT90 resto, will be back for the interior and undercarriage work soon!Click image for larger version

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After ages of cerium oxide and other polishing I finally bit the bullet and replaced the windshield. Made a huge difference! Even had it etched with the Soft-Ray logo. Had some rust to address around 6 o'clock.

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Went to a show at the blueberry festival in Brewton AL this past weekend.
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Beautiful car.
Factory radio delete? Didn't see the antenna anywhere....
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The test drive went well and the Transgo shift kit gives a firmer and much more consistent shift. However, when I came home Thursday night there was a small puddle coming from the tailshaft seal which I didn't replace because it's fairly new... So back up it went and swapped it out after fabbing a 2x4 seal driver.


If you are having trouble operating you parking brake cables then you can try a different routing. The automatic cars had the forward cable routed under the forward edge of the cross member and through that hole in the rear of the cross member.

Manual trans cars were a little different than autos.....the cable ran over the cross member.
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Factory radio delete? Didn't see the antenna anywhere....
Yeah I shaved the antenna during the resto, the hole was worn out and I didn't like the look. Current iteration when I get the new OEM radio mailed to Aurora is a marine soft antenna ran up the A pillar and not visible from the outside. I'll report on it whenever that happens! Also, I'll check the routing of that parking brake cable when I'm back under the car in the winter, thanks! When I bought the car I believe it was a cable dog leash.
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