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I had my rear springs rearched/rebuilt with new bushings etc. The car still sat low in the rear. I think was part of the original design but couldn't swear to it. As Tom (Scumdog) noted, he not only had the springs rebuilt but also added a leaf. If you want the car to sit more level, I would recommend the addition of the extra leaf. Shocks with a helper spring included, might help a bit, but I haven't seen these in years. Standard shocks won't help raise the rear of the car, no matter how much money you spend on them.
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Hub cap decals? Are these the black vinyl inserts for the stock turbine style wheel covers. I once saw them advertised, but couldn't remember who had them. If these are the ones, I would love to know how they work out.
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I will post a bunch of pictures when I get them!

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Old 01-22-2015, 10:18 PM
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I had my rear springs rearched/rebuilt with new bushings etc. The car still sat low in the rear. I think was part of the original design but couldn't swear to it. As Tom (Scumdog) noted, he not only had the springs rebuilt but also added a leaf. If you want the car to sit more level, I would recommend the addition of the extra leaf. Shocks with a helper spring included, might help a bit, but I haven't seen these in years. Standard shocks won't help raise the rear of the car, no matter how much money you spend on them.
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I agree. I do not want to raise the car, I just hope that those old shocks are holding it up!
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We spent the day at the shop and installed the painted parts, new heater hoses and radiator hoses and changed the cap and plug wires. I cleaned and degreased the inner fenders and mounted the ground correctly to the generator bracket. I also installed a new VR which solved my GEN light issue. Finally, I ran the new harness up to the solenoid and reinstalled the original FoMoCo solenoid. I thought it was bad when I first bought the car and removed it only to find out later the NSS was the issue.

I have a lot more to go but at least it is looking better. It is not the normal restoration process I am used to but we sure are having fun making this a reliable driver.

While I was working on the front the wife cleaned and sealed the the trunk and installed the new liner from Larrys.

Also, today when I got home the USPS had delivered my RediRad (from Amazon Prime 2 Day delivery!) and the extra stereo bezel I bought on Ebay. The RediRad is going in the car tomorrow for testing and the bezel is going to RetroSound so they can take measurements and see if they have a system that will work. I will post more when I get updates.





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Are you going to replace that blue washer bag with the correct red "See-Clear" bag?

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Are you going to replace that blue washer bag with the correct red "See-Clear" bag?

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I just gutted all of the crispy old washer hose line. I have not decided if I'm going to reinstall it or not. If I do, I will replace the bag. I should probably check the pump!
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Old 01-24-2015, 11:26 PM
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If the pump is still there you are lucky. Most times it's long gone.

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John beat me to that! lol... As he said, that mickey mouse washer pump was usually the first thing to go on those Tbirds. If you do not know it, the washer switch is that little switch on the drivers side dogleg off to the left of the steering wheel. If you can find out if the pump works, you might want to buy some new hose and put it into operation.. It would be nice to have.
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Before I just checked, I thought the pump was tied in to the other vacuum pump. There is nothing underneath the battery or near the generator.

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I see your found the info in the TRL about the washer pump. If you don't see anything running off that generator, then it probably fell off years ago, or someone took it off.
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