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    [General] It's really hard to compare 2 old cars. Their...

    It's really hard to compare 2 old cars. Their condition is very affected by how they are taken care of. One measure is to compare what they cost new and what the market considers they are worth now....
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    [Heat & A/C] At this point you should check the functionality...

    At this point you should check the functionality of all of the actuators to make sure they are moving to the correct positions when you move the mode switch. Make sure the mode switch isn't hissing....
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    [General] The tag probably had the key code and/or the vin...

    The tag probably had the key code and/or the vin #.
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    [General] Sounds like you have a plan. Also sounds like you...

    Sounds like you have a plan. Also sounds like you can do the majority of necessary work, and that certainly keeps the costs down. Get Espey's book and check out the big ticket items like the frame...
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    [General] Borrowing money to buy an old car is not the best...

    Borrowing money to buy an old car is not the best plan. Let's say you got that $45K loan. Is there any money left over to fix the inevitable stuff that will go wrong with the car, even a refurbished...
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    [Transmission Auto] The "kickdown" switch is only to force a...

    The "kickdown" switch is only to force a downshift upon WOT at the appropriate vehicle speed. Disconnecting will have no ill affect but you should try to get it to work. If it is stuck it can prevent...
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    [Fuel] If, pushing on the throttle arm reduces the idle,...

    If, pushing on the throttle arm reduces the idle, the quadrant link (the short link between the throttle spool and the throttle arm) is worn. You can adjust it to force the throttle arm all the way...
  8. [Electrical] You must use stand-offs (spacers) if the tweeter...

    You must use stand-offs (spacers) if the tweeter cones project above the frame. Or find speakers that don't project. Easy enough to do the front speakers once you remove the seats. Four nuts each,...
  9. Thread: Oil leak help

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    [Engine] It can also be the clutch slave cylinder leaking...

    It can also be the clutch slave cylinder leaking brake fluid or a combinatio0n of all of them. Check the level of the motor oil, clutch fluid, and transmission. Clean up everything and watch where it...
  10. Thread: Ground power

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    [Electrical] Typically you always disconnect the the source or...

    Typically you always disconnect the the source or the higher voltage first. While it may not cause any harm disconnecting the battery first, the power to the charger should be disconnected first. As...
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    [Electrical] There is also a self ejecting connector that the...

    There is also a self ejecting connector that the emergency services (ambulances & fire trucks) use. When you start the motor it pops the plug off. In California where you don't get so dirty that is...
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    [General] The face mask was a nice touch. Maybe a name...

    The face mask was a nice touch. Maybe a name badge on it saying PAUL.
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    [Frame & Body] If you don't stop the area from getting wet you...

    If you don't stop the area from getting wet you get more rust. These products, for the most part, encapsulate and convert the surface of the rust to a less oxidized form and they do stop further...
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    [Frame & Body] Should be smooth under the paint. Flat black...

    Should be smooth under the paint. Flat black spray paint. On trucks you have to learn how to drive using the side mirrors only but they are usually very large and you don't back up much. I say as...
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    [Fuel] You could also be losing voltage across the...

    You could also be losing voltage across the inertia switch and the ground circuit. The other thing to check is the plug up inside the washer bottle bucket. Make sure you had the recall done on the...
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    [Frame & Body] To remove the paint you would use some Bronze...

    To remove the paint you would use some Bronze Wool and some Windex. You really should have a rear view mirror though. The side mirrors don't do a whole lot. if you put the mirror back the adhesive...
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    [General] To use a gas analyzer you need the hose adapter...

    To use a gas analyzer you need the hose adapter hook-up per the procedure on D:04:01. The Workshop Manual actually doesn't use the dwell meter to set the mixture, it is only used to confirm the...
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    [Fuel] From your comments it sounds like the problem is...

    From your comments it sounds like the problem is intermittent. It would be more likely to be an electrical problem than a fuel problem. A bad (contaminated) O2 sensor is usually less sensitive and...
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    [General] Large swings indicate 1 or more cylinders not...

    Large swings indicate 1 or more cylinders not firing properly. Could be spark plugs, bad injector, that kind of thing. To minimize dwell swings you must get every cylinder as balanced (matched) as...
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    [General] Not only must the engine be warmed up, every...

    Not only must the engine be warmed up, every other adjustment MUST have been done (and done correctly) and any worn, old, tired parts should have been replaced. The mixture adjustment is only then...
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    [Transmission 5-Speed] After all is said and done, buying a running "D"...

    After all is said and done, buying a running "D" will be the cheapest way to go to get a running car. Once you start modifying, any budget goes "out the window". 1/2 way through you don't have the...
  22. Thread: A/C Compressor

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    I wouldn't get too worked up over some aluminum...

    I wouldn't get too worked up over some aluminum flakes. They could just be from original manufacture and never got cleaned out initially. I would flush till they no longer come out. The Nitrogen is...
  23. [Frame & Body] It deteriorates over time allowing the Tee...

    It deteriorates over time allowing the Tee section to drop. When that happens the doors rub on it when they open and close. The fix is to replace the foam. Also make sure it is centered so the gap...
  24. Thread: A/C Compressor

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    If you can get it, the proper flush is R-11. It...

    If you can get it, the proper flush is R-11. It comes in a small pressurized can with a hose. Any A/C supply will have it. Anything else could leave a residue. Since you saw metal, it is important to...
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    [Brakes] Yes and yes. They are more for brake squeal then...

    Yes and yes. They are more for brake squeal then actual rattle but if you hear the pads clicking this will fix it too. If the pads are worn they should be replaced. Make sure the pads can slide in...
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