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Re: 1978 Freshen up
« Reply #15 on: March 02, 2010, 07:02:49 AM »
Right on!!!

Ddi you get the exhaust on yet or are you waiting for warmer weather?
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Re: 1978 Freshen up
« Reply #16 on: March 02, 2010, 01:19:18 PM »
When you get your exhaust on we need a video!  Looks like you are doing a great job.  Keep up the good work!

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Re: 1978 Freshen up
« Reply #17 on: March 02, 2010, 05:16:32 PM »
The exhaust is not on yet. The cold doesn't bother me at all, but I am in college and am not home so that unfortunately I can't work on the car. Spring break starts Friday at 12:30 for me though so I am hoping to have the engine running and exhaust installed by.... Tuesday ha
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Re: 1978 Freshen up
« Reply #18 on: March 06, 2010, 09:05:08 PM »
Well after 3 months of hibernation I started the bird for the first time today. She started and ran great... in the beginning. After about 15 minutes at idle I revved the engine a little and my dad yelled at me to shut it off. There is a coolant leak somewhere :( . The car was not overheating but something is going on. I am borrowing a pressure tester from a coworker tomorrow to try to pinpoint the leak. I think and am hoping it is one of the intake manifold gaskets, which of course, no auto store around me has so I will need to order. I will post back tomorrow with my findings hopefully.
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Re: 1978 Freshen up
« Reply #19 on: March 07, 2010, 01:48:26 PM »
bad news... the passenger head gasket is leaking right at the back near the oil filter. No matter what I do I can't get it to stop. After all this work I am going to have to take the car into a shop :(
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Re: 1978 Freshen up
« Reply #20 on: March 08, 2010, 01:27:44 AM »
Can't do it yourself?

It's really not that difficult especially if you have a repair manuel to follow
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Re: 1978 Freshen up
« Reply #21 on: March 09, 2010, 06:01:33 PM »
I already did it once and it didn't take, now I am worried the deck is not flat. I would rather just bring it to someone and know it is done right. A local person said he can do it for 300 give or take. He is one of the members on another forum I belong to and has a restoration shop
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Re: 1978 Freshen up
« Reply #22 on: March 09, 2010, 09:45:09 PM »
well that's not too bad
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Re: 1978 Freshen up
« Reply #23 on: March 11, 2010, 08:11:25 PM »
300 isnt bad beats the snot out of 1800 like most cars now adays.
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Re: 1978 Freshen up
« Reply #24 on: March 25, 2010, 09:48:39 PM »
2 new sets of intake gaskets will be picked up tomorrow and this weekend hopefully the car will be running without leaking fluids. I am supposed to have a car show this sunday so I am really keeping my fingers crossed!!!
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Re: 1978 Freshen up
« Reply #25 on: March 25, 2010, 09:50:02 PM »
I didn't mention I did the head gasket myself and now I have an intake gasket leak (I was not able to run the car long enough to see if the head gasket took)
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Re: 1978 Freshen up
« Reply #26 on: March 25, 2010, 10:01:43 PM »
I hope everything works out for you!  You should be able to knock out an intake gasket really quick.  Good luck. 

Any news with the exhaust?

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Re: 1978 Freshen up
« Reply #27 on: March 25, 2010, 10:03:21 PM »
Yeah thats nothing but I ordered 2 sets just in case. I didn't put the exhaust on yet because I needed to take the passenger head/headers off for doing the head gasket. Provided I don't have any leaks the exahsut will be going on saturday into sunday
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Re: 1978 Freshen up
« Reply #28 on: March 25, 2010, 10:05:32 PM »
Yeah thats nothing but I ordered 2 sets just in case. I didn't put the exhaust on yet because I needed to take the passenger head/headers off for doing the head gasket. Provided I don't have any leaks the exahsut will be going on saturday into sunday

Great news, We all look forward to hearing it!!  :)

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Re: 1978 Freshen up
« Reply #29 on: March 27, 2010, 08:27:17 PM »
Today at approximately 7 PM EST I started the car and let it run for about 20 mnutes. At first there was some smoke but by the end everything seemed pretty good. The temperature topped out at around 205-210 degrees with a 195 T-stat. Tomorrow I will be taking the car for its first drive in almost 4 months. Here is hoping everything works out!
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