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68 Coupe Daily Driver - Keeping it running and trying to impove it

Discussion in 'Member's Build Threads' started by janschutz, Jan 5, 2010.

  1. janschutz

    janschutz Corn Hauler

    Engine goes in this afternoon. Cowl cover is done. Most of the body panels are done, even the back sides are painted.. Fiberglass repairs are done and curing.

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  2. janschutz

    janschutz Corn Hauler

    A few more WreckC028.jpg WreckC029.jpg WreckC030.jpg WreckC031.jpg
     
  3. RapidRabbit

    RapidRabbit Well-Known Member

    Looking good!
     
  4. Grabber70Mach

    Grabber70Mach Well-Known Member

    That's looking really good.
     
  5. tarafied1

    tarafied1 Well-Known Member

    nice! so glad they are saving it!
     
  6. janschutz

    janschutz Corn Hauler

    Motor is in and running great. Brake booster is toast, got a new one on order. Hopefully Friday the 13th, it will be ready.

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  7. kb3

    kb3 Well-Known Member

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  8. blu67

    blu67 Active Member

    Everything is looking good, John!
     
  9. janschutz

    janschutz Corn Hauler

    Thanks. They are waiting for me to get them a brake booster before they put it back together. Booster should be delivered by Wednesday.
     
  10. tarafied1

    tarafied1 Well-Known Member

    you're going to get your car back before I get mine!
    They got my quarter panel painted but while they have it, I decided to have them fix the cowl where I caught it on fire...
     
  11. Midlife

    Midlife Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

    What did you do when you caught it? Is this like the proverbial story of when the dog finally caught a car and didn't know what to do?
     
  12. tarafied1

    tarafied1 Well-Known Member

    I poured a big glass of sweet tea in the cowl... but the damage was done!
     
  13. Mach1 Driver

    Mach1 Driver Active Member

    Yeah, sweet tea will do that
    How did ya get fire up there?
     
  14. tarafied1

    tarafied1 Well-Known Member

    I had a cowl leak and had the heater box out and was looking up in there and and found the problem. I repaired that but noticed some light coming thru the firewall. Years ago when I did all the metal work, I patched a spot in the firewall where the apron attaches. I had a gap that was not welded so I broke out the welder and was welding in there. It must have generated enough heat to catch some sealant or sound deadner or something inside the cowl on fire. I didn't see anything while inside the car but when I sat up and looked thru the windshield I saw flames. I jumped out of the car and all that was close was my glass of ice tea. I threw it in there and it went out and I went in the house to get water. When I came back I could see where the paint had bubbled from the heat.
     
  15. Mach1 Driver

    Mach1 Driver Active Member

    Ouch, dang that's a bummer! Well it sounds like all will be better shortly.
     
  16. tarafied1

    tarafied1 Well-Known Member

    I hope so, they took a while to get the quarter panel right. I'm glad it's winter so I don't miss it too much! but it is cutting into my trans swap time
     
  17. janschutz

    janschutz Corn Hauler

    Well missed the 13th done date but I am going to do a test drive today or tomorrow. Calling at lunch to confirm.
     
  18. janschutz

    janschutz Corn Hauler

    Took it for a test drive, I just wanted to keep driving. Needs a few more thing buttoned up but I scheduled to pick it up Friday at 10 am. Stupid phone took blurry pictures.
     
  19. janschutz

    janschutz Corn Hauler

    Picked it up today, Had fun driving it to the office. Now come the tweaks I need to do. Found the gas gauge does not work.

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  20. Midlife

    Midlife Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

    Was the tank nearly empty?

    Probably as simple as the sending unit line not installed on the tank sending unit.
     

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