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post #2221 of 2237 (permalink) Old 07-17-2019, 04:50 PM
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I probably should have joined in on this thread back in December! Since then...

Repainted the car, stripped the entire interior and put it mostly back together.

Last night, I installed the side vent louvers.

I'm almost there to getting everything ready to go. I've never waited this long to go for a drive to start the season. Hopefully I'll have my small punch list knocked out by the weekend!

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Looks good Recon....APE top?
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Dropped off my 17 year old brand new, never used GT40P heads to the machine shop to get them cleaned up. They will be going on my Blue Print engines short block as soon as I get them back.

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thanks & yes APE top[
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Installed new dash indicators last night and finally got the air bubble out of the cooling system.
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I looked at my knackered MK3 fiberglass-bottomed roadster seats and said, "I gotta get around to replacing them things."

Then I thought about this thread that I started, the longest-running in ffcars history!

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got heads back from machine shop yesterday. nice and clean after dip in hot tank and new seals installed. working on cleaning up the block now for new paint job. hammered out some dents in donor oil pan. wrestled with rear hard brake lines trying to find a good solution bringing fluid from one side to the other.

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Got her cleaned up a bit for the drive to the EAA airshow. Going to be in FFR’s booth for the week!


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Took it out for a drive on the surface of the Sun . After a one hr. run Gauge never went above 185*
And temp on side pipes 30 seconds after shutdown...Was...!
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Got her cleaned up a bit for the drive to the EAA airshow. Going to be in FFR’s booth for the week!
Nice I was thinking about going this year. I am a air traffic controller. I have been working planes in and out of the air show for over 16 yrs and I have never been. Lol maybe this is the year.

As far as what did I do with my roadster? Stared at a incomplete car wondering what's next to get me closer to first start! Lol

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Attached the plates and drove to work for the first time today!
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Attached the plates and drove to work for the first time today!
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I finished the damn thing!!!!! Finished the dash with the new turn signal switch and put it completely back together, put the steering wheel back on, installed the badges, mounted the license plate bracket, changed the oil, washed it, used a clay bar, washed it again, waxed it and drove it to work this morning! I stayed up until 2:30 last night...but it was definitely worth it! MAN, did it turn out good if I do say so myself. Everybody always loves it, but I never had compliments like this morning and early afternoon. This new paint and interior make for a completely new and different car.
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I drove it. 😎
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