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Randy 01-05-2016 01:07 AM

Randy's update
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Got got wind of a parts car about an hour and a half up the mountain in Julian, it started raining but I still went because it has a great deal I got two bumpers and a door with glass in great shape for $100 for all of them, I had to take them off by my self, the gentleman Jim thats his name he did help me, hand me a wrench or two, got diabetes just like me so we had a lot to talk about, bad back, trifocals getting old not doing stuff and what not. Its was wet,cold, tires flat on one made difficult getting under, I got WD40, that door kick my butt, thank goodness he had more tools than I brought, that extension was much needed and magnet oh I needed that a time or two I could not keep it on the socket falling in the door, how much does that door weigh that's what I wanna know, I forgot my back brace, I wasn't thinking about anything but saving a boat load , Jim had the im sick of looking at it story... and to my surprise yesterday put on new battery cables to starter they where rotten and fried or both, the starter works the engine turns over, I'm a happy camper!!

Dan Leavens 01-06-2016 09:58 AM

Randy good score and it is starting to come together:)

Randy 01-08-2016 07:07 PM

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what is this hole under the tar-like stuff on the bottom of the trunk? Like a drain or something. But it was covered with thin material. Looks like maybe it should have had a drain purposes?? Packed full of dirt. and the tar stuff had to chisel off ?

Randy 01-12-2016 12:15 AM

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I just noticed that my license plate is 63 that's weird.
look at that face you gotta love it.

Randy 01-12-2016 08:53 PM

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Had little time today got fuel pump out, why would rebuild kit cost as much as to get one outright ? compatible w/fuel blends,I learned about here on the Square thank you.
and ? is there a tip about getting it back in seem as to be spring loaded,

jopizz 01-12-2016 10:35 PM

I don't trust a lot of the rebuild kits I see. You don't know how long they've been sitting around. Certainly Ethanol can wreak havoc with the diaphragm and gaskets if they aren't compatible. It's easier just to buy a new pump. It depends on where the cam eccentric is on how easy it is to install. If the eccentric is in the right place it's a snap. If not you may have to turn the crank slightly or press down on the pump to get the bolts started.


Randy 01-13-2016 01:16 AM

Funny I just saw a post of yours talking about fuel pump.
..install I need to turn engine a bit, Check that last bolt was in a bind to the end. thank you.

Randy 01-14-2016 08:08 PM

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Nice sunny day, got it up on blocks, rear bumper off, that was no small feat, made list for tools I need a bunch more! and my rear cowl if that what it called?is not so good,

Randy 01-14-2016 08:26 PM

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...........................My Garage!

Randy 01-24-2016 10:31 PM

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I found a very in good condition much needed upper back outside panel assembly.
its was (and still is) up the mountain hour 1/2, 4200 feet. with the help of Jim we two old farts in back brace's. had to move three non working vehicles one BIG truck, it took most of the day and we where pooped, cold, get dark, so we wrapped it back up,
so it sits till I get back up there. I have all the Parts eng., trans., doors everything except windshield, dash with gauges it was nice to. Now I think I'll stop looking and get to doing. you know whats funny is the parts car body is in better shape, dmv something and cost of it. and sick of looking at it. so he started parting it out. lucky me... lets see I'll need a welder, what ever it is they cut out body parts with, wait maybe YouTube class on welding. ha! just found out tomorrow is the day going back up .!
I get the hood,and trunk to O got to remember the air filter and what goes around lights. long day going up ride with Jim down then back up help him move some stuff and park trailer get back home clean up and pick San Diego which is little over hour away thats A day.

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