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Reinstalled the vacuum canister... I hammered the mounting holes flat in and effort, hopefully, to make the mounting tighter in the car to eliminate movement/noise. I didn't hammer the mounting tab flat, just the hole that the bolt had "torn" in the tab.

So far so good, it is VERY tight on the fender liner now. The paint job looks nice with it tucked a way in its home.

I spent an hour or so looking for rattles and such. I found the driver side fender bolts on the drivers a-pillar and near the firewall under the hood loose. That stopped an annoying fender rattle on our rough Ohio roads. I also found some smaller bolts and screws loose under the hood. While under there I did some housekeeping - detailing under the hood.

Also found the center caps of my wheels are loosening up again... When I burn off more rubber and need a rebalance I'll rework the center caps.

I tested the brake fluid, it looks pretty good for the amount of use to this point. I'll most likely re-bleed the entire system later this summer.

The search continues for screws/bolts for here... I might quit screwing around with one off fixes and buy a master hardware kit... probably save money in the long run. I have a number of "wrong" hardware bits on my rig.

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Also found the grommet for the fuel tank vent has fallen apart, inserted a temporary grommet so the tubes don't bang until I get a replacement.

*67K miles... Under Construction* :)

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Went to NPD today... ordered 69 GTO with Hideaway headlights body hardware kit... brought me a 68 kit and insisted it was correct because I needed a 68 kit when I clearly saw him right down a 69, which I ordered... then they brought me a 69 w/o hideaway headlights kit, then they brought out the right kit then proceeded to argue about who's fault it was that the boxes were miss-marked and who they were going to blame instead of taking care of the customer who had been quietly waiting for almost 30 minutes for this soap opera to unfold. I left empty handed after I heard them say, "let's just swap stickers".... who knows which kit I would have ended up with, what a joke. I called Ames and had a kit ordered for pick up next weekend at the Pontiac Nationals in less than five minutes!!

Still not missing this...
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Lookin forward to some racing in a week... I know, wrong manufacturer but you get the idea!
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*67K miles... Under Construction* :)

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Hope to meet you face to face this year Dan. I know you have a lot of followers in this forum. Anyone else going to Norwalk?

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