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WooHoo - fuse was out, now my turn signals work. bulbs were burned, now my reverse lights work.
I read another post about slightly lifting the shift lever for starting in park - now that works fine too :-) (although I did already order all the detent plate stuff, so I'll freshen it all up in there shortly).
not sure if i said this one before, but with some coercing, the horn now works too.
I got the tint off all the windows cept the doors, which the glass is cracked in, but I think i can still get the tint off them till i get the glass done here soon.

I have developed several small leaks and the thing vibrates when making right turns, but it will go into Custom Auto (realhotrods.com) here shortly to sort all that stuff. I suppose it's been good to put some miles on it to get some of this stuff to reveal itself after the car sitting for so long.
I really do love it. One of my funnest cars to date.
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Your car looks nice ,I know on the birds I have I had to take the horn apart and clean off the points inside because they sounded like a duck dieing now they work great.The radio I found the speakers magnets get leak after age if it does not sound loud.I put new speakers in and sounds good except it is AM,I did put a FM converter in so I could get the better stations that works if you don't want to go to the newer setup.

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The radio I found the speakers magnets get leak after age if it does not sound loud.I put new speakers in and sounds good except it is AM,I did put a FM converter in so I could get the better stations that works if you don't want to go to the newer setup.
I got a new speaker on the way from BirdsNest, and was thinking about putting this in - http://www.rediscoveradio.com/
anyone used that thing?
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Couple new pics now that I got some of the stuff that was on there off and others fixed:


Also - I think Ray told me they never actually made a spotlight for the t-bird on the passenger side...if that's the case - what should the model and stuff read on the bottom of the light/mirror right where the mount is?
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You lucky devil.... your car has those cool chrome pieces around the tail-lights....

I see, in your postings above, you mentioned the rear tires on my car...
They are 275/60-R15s on 10" wide Ansen Sprint mags.
With a little more backspacing, I'm pretty sure I could fit a 12" rim in there someday.
I cant take any credit for the bodywork on the rear quarter panels.
The guy I got the car from had a vision for the car, and did a fine job in making it a reality.

LONG-term goal is to have a car that will run 11's (but not below 11.5, 'cuz I dont want a roll-cage in it).
Car has a 460 engine, C-6 auto trans w/ V-Matic shifter on the console, 9" rear end with 4.10 gears and a Detroit Locker.
Hurst Roll Control installed this winter. I suppose I should start saving for new tires....cuz I'm gonna punish them this summer. Ha ha HA!

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Hey David
That's one hell of a "nodding dog" on the package tray.
Car looks really nice

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You lucky devil.... your car has those cool chrome pieces around the tail-lights....

I see, in your postings above, you mentioned the rear tires on my car...
They are 275/60-R15s on 10" wide Ansen Sprint mags.
With a little more backspacing, I'm pretty sure I could fit a 12" rim in there someday.
I cant take any credit for the bodywork on the rear quarter panels.
The guy I got the car from had a vision for the car, and did a fine job in making it a reality.

LONG-term goal is to have a car that will run 11's (but not below 11.5, 'cuz I dont want a roll-cage in it).
Car has a 460 engine, C-6 auto trans w/ V-Matic shifter on the console, 9" rear end with 4.10 gears and a Detroit Locker.
Hurst Roll Control installed this winter. I suppose I should start saving for new tires....cuz I'm gonna punish them this summer. Ha ha HA!
Dude that sounds incredibly cool :-) got any more pics you can link me to?
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Hey David
That's one hell of a "nodding dog" on the package tray.
Car looks really nice

Richard
haha, Diesel loves that car. He can look out without standing on anything and when we roll around he normally looks out the back like that. He's loving the tint being gone :-)
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More pics, you say?

I have a thread in "our rides" that sorta documents the trials and tribulations I've had since I got the car in '09.
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