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    The overdrive switch on the throttle was sketchy,...

    The overdrive switch on the throttle was sketchy, so I wanted to look into it.

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    All contacts were dirty and loose, leading to poor connections.

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    It's Sunday and thinking of going to the Saratoga...

    It's Sunday and thinking of going to the Saratoga Car Show. Just checked the dates, oops, it's next Sunday. Ok then, I'll get on to the lower control arm.

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    Amazing how many nooks an...
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    Justin, I'm new to this, so I'm sure there are...

    Justin, I'm new to this, so I'm sure there are some critical steps I've missed or messed up. Hopefully my mistakes help others avoid them. Thanks though.:!:
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    Hi Harry. I did wonder if they would stay on and...

    Hi Harry. I did wonder if they would stay on and thought of adding some of that 3M Weatherstrip adhesive (fondly known as "yellow sh*t" or "gorilla snot") :lol:to it.

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    Fuel System: Very nice car. 29 years sitting and you may want...

    Very nice car. 29 years sitting and you may want to go through the consumables. Why not just have your carb gone through? I sent mine out to a rebuilder in Los Angeles and they did a fine job. Good...
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    Time to move onto the right side lower arm. I...

    Time to move onto the right side lower arm. I have to get that broken peened bolt out.

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    I actually drilled it centered.:!!:

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    Well, I learned something, it's not a bolt, but a...
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    Ok, cleaning and painting is dreary, but taking...

    Ok, cleaning and painting is dreary, but taking one day at a time to do parts is slowly getting it done.

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    Leaving the right side upper "A" arm out in the sun to warm up while the bushings...
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    Frame/Springs: Thanks. I'll go ahead and install them. Sounds...

    Thanks. I'll go ahead and install them. Sounds like a good thing.
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    Frame/Springs: Thank you Roger, that makes me feel a bit better....

    Thank you Roger, that makes me feel a bit better. Did handling improve? Is the ride too stiff? Looking to have a nice ride, but not like a 1950's Caddy that floats down the road.
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    Frame/Springs: Hi gang. I received my Precision springs today....

    Hi gang. I received my Precision springs today. Compared to my stock springs, they appear to be about an 1-1 1/2" shorter. Does this translate into a shorter ride height or are the springs stiffer...
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    Sold two sets of wheels yesterday, so I'm flushed...

    Sold two sets of wheels yesterday, so I'm flushed with cash.:!!: I decided to spend it on the Hawk and dropped by to see Carl and Herman.

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    I used the money on these, but it wasn't enough....
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    Moved onto to the overdrive. The solenoid is a...

    Moved onto to the overdrive. The solenoid is a three wire on the old transmission and the "new" transmission is a two wire. Decided to swap out the solenoid and governor for the original ones.
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    I told my wife to, "Be careful, I've got a...

    I told my wife to, "Be careful, I've got a spindle in the freezer." "Which side is it on?" She asked. "On the right". "Ok". My daughter remarked. "Dad mentions a car part is in the freezer and Mom...
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    Thank you, I really need all the luck I can get.:D

    Thank you, I really need all the luck I can get.:D
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    '61 Impala speedo? Project looks great! I like...

    '61 Impala speedo? Project looks great! I like sleepers too.
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    Due to my concern the #2 cylinder compression was...

    Due to my concern the #2 cylinder compression was temporary, I checked it again today.

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    Yep, it's still good. I think I freed up the rings.

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    One front end part is finally clean,...
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    Well, good news! Did a leak down test on it and...

    Well, good news! Did a leak down test on it and it showed leaking in the crankcase. Worried I had a hole in the piston, I put some oil in the cylinder. The pressure went over 150lbs. The other...
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    Yes, I'm hoping it is just a stuck valve or...

    Yes, I'm hoping it is just a stuck valve or broken valve spring and not a hole in the piston. I will do a leak down test tomorrow and then pull a valve cover and check the clearance. On a positive...
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    Exhaust pretty much in and I need to get some...

    Exhaust pretty much in and I need to get some smaller clamps for the tail pipes, they are 1 3/4" and clamp to the hangers. The hangers need replacing and the ones I have won't work. Off to O'Reilly's...
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    More parts came in. 82317 Maybe I can...

    More parts came in.

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    Maybe I can finally install the exhaust.

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    The exhaust wasn't fitting quite right. Plus I still had to install the batwing I had painted so long ago. It was...
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    That would allow the door to come off at any...

    That would allow the door to come off at any rate.:!!:
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    Thanks, that helps. BTW Happy 4th f July everyone!

    Thanks, that helps. BTW Happy 4th f July everyone!
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    I do have a question on the manual wiring...

    I do have a question on the manual wiring diagram. Who has eyes good enough to even read and follow the wiring? Certainly not me. I am thinking of going to Kinko's to have this thing blown up to...
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    I received another delivery yesterday. 82250 ...

    I received another delivery yesterday.

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    Eastwood panel separators, undercoat and a cool tool for the air chisel. You use the air chisel to act as an impact hammer and the tool has...
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    Well, the new header pipes came. 82222 ...

    Well, the new header pipes came.


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    Looks like he reconfigured the pipe that probably had the same bends the previous pipe had. New one is on the left.

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    The pipe on top is a new...
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