Saturday, April 22, 2017

For three days in a row...

Fender hardware...I was so excited when I saw it go up for sale that I didn't pay enough attention to the boxes.  They're all the same part number but made in different eras.  So the contents are slightly different.  The two that are the same will go on the front fenders (because you can see the hardware) and the two that don't quite match will go on the back.

I also picked up a NOS grey rear armrest - super soft, a couple little dents in the surface but otherwise really nice and not crunchy!  Totally forgot to take a picture of it...

I got both of these for $10 so I kind of had to buy them...I spent about 20 minutes trying to clean the caps after my wife took over getting the 3 year old to sleep.  The one that looks like Darth Vader's helmet isn't much cleaner now - I think it's stained forever by whatever happened.

Both pumps are very dirty but don't look like they have a lot of wear on them.  I'll probably clean them up and sell them off.

I was able to get some time in the garage late tonight and I got the brakes through the first 'bleed' session.  I've got a pretty decent pedal now but I think I can get it to be a bit better with at least one more session (maybe tomorrow?).  Once I get a decent pedal out of the brakes, I'm going to switch to the front wheel alignment and use my fancy new alignment plates.  Once that's done, I'll hook up the horn (new horns and relay) and put the steering wheel back together.  Then roll the car into the driveway and wash/wax it before putting the fuel tank back in and firing it up.  I suspect it's going to need some tuning before it can be driven (and I'll need to install the Georgia plate).

Progress is getting made, however, and I am pretty happy about it.

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