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Unfreaking believe-able!!!!

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4 inches in last few days...............
We got rained out for most of May here in Cali also... but luckily it's over. 80s as far as I can see and I took my 68 to work today!
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Your lips to Mother Nature's ears!!!

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We got rained out for most of May here in Cali also... but luckily it's over. 80s as far as I can see and I took my 68 to work today!
They are calling for rain every day but two in the next 10... simply amazing.

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21.5 inches of rain... finally 3 consecutive days without rain.................... wait for it............................ the other shoe has dropped... my street will be torn up for the next two months starting on the 13th! If normal practices hold true for our street as others in our neighborhood I won't be able to get in or out my drive for 3 or 4 weeks at some point , we'll have to park on other neighborhood streets - they are doing drainage, curbs and sewers... summer drive time just got cut drastically - bummer.

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List shrinking list is growing again!!!!

1. Vacuum canister loose - turns out it's the canister on the mount not the mount on the fender. Subsequently the mounting bolt holes are nearly stripped (probably happened when body mounts were done)... battery has to be removed first...
2. Mount driver side courtesy light
3. Install seal on A/C vent at heater box - OE was some really sticky stuff I forgot to get - got from a member here.
4. Install OE heater control knobs.
5. Install OE AM/FM radio/new front speaker
6. install OE missing upper Fender bolt
7. Install OE bucket seat nuts/bolts - passenger side - pulling this to reinstall A/C vents etc.
8. Reinstall center console and A/C vents - removed for dash/radio fixes...
9. Driver side fender rattle (damned streets are shaking her apart).
10. Rebuild carb again with better rebuild kit. She bogs down when hot as I hit the throttle - 90 percent sure it's the accelerator pump seal. Need to get info from Bear again.

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Sun = Drive time... been sunny so I've been layin rubber all over town. Only issue, cops are EVERYWHERE!! Can't open her up much... must be some kind of crackdown or budget time...

Had an Airborne bombing the other day... Tech Shine (applied wet) wax did great. light spray of water or detailing spray and a light wipe clears it up. That Tech Shine is great stuff.

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Crazy how shinny it is... Didn't realize how until I saw the reflection in the pics.
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Ah, love that smell....

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Got that out of my system...

Started to work on her again.

when the interior was installed they missed a broken rear seat frame on the passenger side... I took her in the other day and they fixed it (welded) and fixed the bent seat frame. There was over 1.5 inches of space between the cushions.

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Also patched an irritating hole in the exhaust - it was just enough to make a puffing sound. Used a bit of JB Weld, great stuff.

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Some day I'll be done, I don' really believe that...

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Finally got to work on some things... been driving her every time I get the chance. So far this year has been thunderstorms or sun. It's been crazy, July 5th my neighborhood was under water. Luckily we bought on top of the hill not the bottom. three quarters of the neighborhood was under water including some classic cars. Sad.

Headlights have always worked slowly and the vacuum canister had begun to rattle on the fender so I decided to look into it. I found the canister had come loose from the bracket as it was only "pressed" in by some small metal tabs. I figured the tabs would come lose again at some point and I'm not a fan of doing things over and over so I tacked the bracket on the canister and performed a smoke test. The nipple connection is leaking badly and I have another leak on the seem. I'll have to clean it up, address the leaks then repaint.

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Good goin' Dan. It's a lot of trouble, but the FUN is worth it!
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Good goin' Dan. It's a lot of trouble, but the FUN is worth it!
Agreed, now I just need to figure out how to make my car stealthy so I can avoid the plethora of po-po out to get me. It's been pretty hard to open her up so far this season.

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5 inches of rain in less than an hour on July 5th as more info is coming in now!!! Half luck half planned we live on the high side of the neighborhood so we only got a gallon or so of water in the basement, friend down the street not so lucky, 6 inches of muck and mud backed up into their basement... some lost cars with water half way up the windows... 24 inch drain pipes were blasting out so much water it eroded the bank on the other side of the drainage ditch. Army corp has to come in to fix it!!

Betty was cool and dry in our garage... why tell you all that... as frustration mounts on the lack of drive time this year... enough news back to the car channel...

Finished the vacuum canister today. Tested with a hand vacuum pump, don't have the smoke tester here, so it's hard to pump that much volume by hand but it holds what I could pump much better now.

Wet and dry pic to show how much difference between the two states. It almost looks blue with the flash... I used Eastwood UnderHood Matte Black... it's very close to OE so it won't stick out being shinny under the fender looking like it was obviously restored.

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I used epoxy to seal the leaks after using a scrubby to clean off the dirt and old paint in those areas.
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