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Reply #30 - Mar 6th, 2012 at 6:04am
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I hear ya. Over the weekend when I pulled the cover off my car, it got hung on a crack in the front bumper and it pulled a huge chunk of it off. a good 3in by 8in strip. I tried this rubber bumper repair kit I had to mend it back and decided to bondo the damn thing flat and cover the entire top with blue duct tape. looks ok from 8-10ft away but up close it's bubba'd to the max. Was just fixin to buy heads, carb and a new cam too. Now I'm not too sure.

Charlie
 
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Reply #31 - Mar 6th, 2012 at 11:11am

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that sucks, I got stuck with my trousers on the stingray decal on the left fender. My trousers is teared apart and now I only have sting on the fender, ray is gone. But that happened some while ago.
 
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Reply #32 - Mar 6th, 2012 at 12:50pm
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I know you were pissed off about that. Just the way it goes.

Charlie
 
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Reply #33 - Mar 7th, 2012 at 3:18am

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well, this nut received a nut in a nutcase today. Now can this nutty nut go on installing the nut.
Nuthing will stand in my way.
 
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Reply #34 - Mar 7th, 2012 at 5:42am
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Good attitude, Theo. Smiley

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Reply #35 - Mar 7th, 2012 at 6:14am
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I always hit the threads with a wire wheel before I re-assemble. especially something old and encapsulated like the pitman arm. I use loc-tite and anti-sieze as much as possible too.

Glad you got it in Theo.
Charlie
 
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Reply #36 - Mar 8th, 2012 at 3:26am

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the nut was perfect, now it's time to change some rubber bushings of the rear suspension
 
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Reply #37 - Mar 8th, 2012 at 5:22am
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Progress.  Feels good.  Right, Theo?

Dale
 
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Reply #38 - Mar 8th, 2012 at 6:21am
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What are you looking at now Theo, strut bushings? Mine were so bad that the tires started tilting on the top. was going to order some but my quick fix worked so well, I forgot I still need them. Took mine off and went to home depot and bought a 6in piece of black rubber dishwasher hose, trimmed it and fit inside the strut and I was amazed at how well it fit. probably going to be a pain to get it out like the stock stuff but I'll go to polly when I get around to it.

So have you balanced the valve and got it back on the road yet?

Charlie
 
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Reply #39 - Mar 8th, 2012 at 10:57am

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Yes Dale, feels good. Today I struggled with the strut rod bushings. Must have been the original since 1973, hell what a job to get them loose...  I also am replacing the spring rubbers. Then I'll mount the steenless steel parking brake set with new shoes.
I let the engine run today and drove the car a few meters/yards (don't have a dutch title yet, can't go on the road for a testdrive)  I balanced the valve with the front wheels jacked up. This only took 1 minute or so...  I'll find out if it's done right as soon I hit the road one of these days.
 
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Reply #40 - Mar 8th, 2012 at 12:02pm
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Theo,

as long as you can turn the wheel all the way each way with the car on the ground and it doesn't fight you then you're probably OK. However, if it starts pulling to the right or the left while driving, I'd check the valve adjustment before I took it to the alignment shop.

I've had my car almost 2 years and never got around to changing the title over. really plan on doing it next week though. Tired of looking in my rearview for cops all the time. Need to do it to get out of the other guys name too. I'l probably be pissed if it was the other way around.

Charlie
 
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Reply #41 - Mar 8th, 2012 at 1:45pm

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With dutch title I mean the licenseplate (number) and the paperwork that comes with it. It doesn't have a dutch registration yet. I'll get it as soon  as the car is roadworthy. ( I drove 2 times to the DMV allready with a special 1 day lisence, and 1 time to a garage with a special garage lisence plate and of ofcourse a few illigal tours, haha)
 
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