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It all started w a conversation with your brother in law...you never know. But if its me, I would definitely do a compression check and if okay, just change the oil, fluids and tune up for now. I would not put another type of engine in there like some peeps.

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Exciting stuff. Removed the trim tonight and took pictures of the cleaned up Transmission. Also learned where to find my build date (seat belts) 9/1970!! Also learned how many were made for each year and VINs. Pretty cool.


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This is the best thing I'll see all year , or I guess your progress will be cool to watch.


I'm glad someone like you got it, love what your doing so far. And I know where to find one if I have a 100k lying around some day.


Thing is perfect.

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So I got the clutch in but my phone died so I only managed one pic..


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Not only did my resurfaced flywheel and clutch kit arrive, but my wheels came in so on my way home from work Friday I got tires mounted and picked up lug nuts. Friday night I installed the wheels and had a friend help with the transmission. After that I called it a night


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Saturday morning I tackled a bunch of little stuff to be prepped for driving...I was so anxious but I took my time. I fixed a plug on the center console and carefully removed the radio, speakers, and unnecessary wires....that radio was a PITA but I'm thankful because I got it out without damaging anything:


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One other thing I had to figure out was why the drivers window was jumping out of the track and not working properly....so I removed the door panel and found this.


Are you kidding me?! Take what looks like a perfectly good door and do hack job welding to try and mount the tracks and regulator?? I don't understand, anyways this will have to wait...


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My friend peter came over and helped me bleed the clutch and then it was ready!!!! So amazing!!!! I drove it about 15 miles to a couple friends houses and then it wouldn't start because I fouled the plugs. Thankfully my friend Ralph had some spares so I could get it fired and make it back home, looking into it it appears I was driving with the choke wide open...tomorrow I will double check and get some more miles in. Because I had to watch my youngest (2) he got to ride with me so that was prettty cool. I must admit driving a RHD came as second nature and it felt so cool...


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I am definitely not an expert....with that said I believe choke lowers the jet. Anyways I followed some advice and made sure the lever inside the car was in the forward position which lifts the jet body on the bottom of the carb. I then used my finger and made sure they were pushed up and now I'm not having issues.


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So I did a thing today. I can't believe how well it turned out!!!!!!!! Next step will be lower and fixing wheel well damage


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what did you use (product and method) to eat through all that oxidation and not leave buffer swirl marks?


I guess it probably shouldn't have turned out that nice then lol......I didn't even remove the dirt or grease I got on it working on the engine and trans...


I used a harbor freight Chicago electric variable speed buffer (maroon one) on the lowest speed "10" with a crappy used pad and Meguiars ultra cut compound (the bottle on the right). I only went over the car once and took a total of 45 minutes. After using the buffer I wiped it off with a dirty terry cloth towel. I probably should've spent more time but after reaching for perfection on the roof and not wanting to stop even though I was beat I decided to do a quickie on the rest of the car...


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