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08-17-2019 05:37 PM Update
Haven't been keeping up with what is going on. Home work/upgrades/repairs. I have been involved in a drag racing program (you can keep up with that on FB on the Diamond R Racing page). And thrashing to get the car ready for summer cruising. Let me say sorry to those of you who have followed this adventure.

The good news. The car is together, insured, and tagged. I have driven it to one event, the gearhead gathering here in Guthrie in July. Had a good time and it was great to drive the car.

The not so good news. The AC hasn't been charged yet. I am re-thinking the TH350 / 3.42 rear gear. I haven't had a chance to calibrate the speedo.

The really not so good news. I have been hunting a power steering leak that is still driving me nuts. I have an oil leak that I am hoping was a valve cover gasket issue. Hopefully fixed the issue but have not had a chance to verify. The VDO gauges may have been compromised sitting in the non-climate controlled garage and frequently exposed to metal grinding. The sealer on the head bolt threads may have been insufficient.

Hopefully the car will make several of the fall events and the problems will get sorted out. I will post updates. If the car can be driven and enjoyed I may just call it done. Paint and interior would be nice. Time will tell.


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04-18-2019 09:53 PM Getting Ready for Gearhead Gathering
Set the toe so it will roll a little easier.

Installed quarter windows.

Added hold-open springs to right hinges and rubber pad to limit strap for right door. Installed right door.

Determine locations of tweeters and cut hole and installed right one.


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04-17-2019 10:37 PM More Assembly
Trunk wiring is probably at or above 90% done. Fuel pump relay, circuit breaker, and impact switch installed. Maxi-fuse holder installed. Solenoid installed. Stereo chassis installed and control cable run to the dash area. Tailights and back up lights installed. Tag light and third brake light wired.

Rear fenders installed. That means the fuel filler has to be installed on the right fender. I need to find a better way to make this connection.


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04-16-2019 11:22 PM More Assembly
Cleaned and painted the steering shaft.

E-brake is completely installed and seems to be adjusted correctly.

Installed the trunk lid.


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04-15-2019 08:42 PM Gas Tank is In
Made certain the fill neck, pick-up/return/vent fitting, and the sending unit were installed correctly with gaskets and tight.

Installed the cushion strips on the body and the straps.

Installed and wired the fuel pump.

Installed the tank including sending unit wiring and vent line.

The wiring harness is in from the dash to the back of the car. Currently the fuel pump, fuel sending unit, and trunk release actuator are hooked to the harness. The manual trunk release cable is installed and operational.


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