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post #8041 of 8053 (permalink) Old 04-25-2019, 10:45 PM
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Over the last couple of weeks I put in adjustable pedals, installed rear sway bar and links, put in the wood trim window switch plates (compounded and waxed them first), and put in new shoes, hardware, adjusters, drums and wheel cylinders.

Next up is putting in the center console wood trim panel and cleaning and lubing the front brakes.
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post #8042 of 8053 (permalink) Old 05-04-2019, 12:27 AM
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Got the inner tie rodís done on Monday, got it over for an alignment on Tuesday. One of the rear wheels was quite a bit angled, which I could see at the shop earlier. When I got the alignment, the manager there suggested I might want to do a cam kit. He said they donít sell it but would be fine installing it. He told me it would be half an hour labor and then they would re-align as part of their one-year warranty. Checked Rock Auto, the Moog part was $16 plus delivery. Checked locally it was $55 and they had it in stock. Checked Amazon and they had it for the same price as Rock Auto. I have prime end it was delivered last night. Got it installed. It took a lot more than half an hour as they had to enlarge the holes where they took out the old ones. He still only charged me half an hour of labor.

Car feels great with the larger wheels. Much better on the steering with all of the new hardware as well. Before the end of the summer I will replace the coolant, and add electrical sensors for transmission fluid temp, oil pressure, and volts. Gauges are going to be part of the center console that I am building.


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post #8043 of 8053 (permalink) Old 05-09-2019, 09:27 AM
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If you can, maybe update here when you post the write up. Looking forward to it.



Done. Took me a minute to write it all up, I might have gone a little OCD with the research and testing of some of it, but I think it's complete enough to not leave any guesswork at all.


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Visited my old Sable today. Still at the apartment complex of the new owner. No major changes. Magnaflow muffler still on it. Not exactly a little old lady thing.

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Had a screw in the right rear tire that needed patching, so that was fun. Other than that, still just driving her every day pretty much. Taking the fun car out more now that it's warming up though.


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post #8046 of 8053 (permalink) Old 05-16-2019, 06:33 PM
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Our 2nd oldest son had the day off today and our man in the middle had a half day of school so I took half the day off and the three of us went upta camp to recover the SHOs from the barn for the summer. Took the batteries off the tenders, lowered the cars off their jackstands and they fired right up. I love that V8 roar, it sounds like...victory. The boys enjoyed it a bit too much on their somewhat spirited drive back but as we arrived back home unticketed and intact I confined myself to the patented Dad eyes to heaven rueful head shake and as admonishing a "Don't let your mother hear a word about that" as I could credibly manage. Not the first time this week that it occured to me when you're a BoyDad there's less day to day drama but they can be harder to keep alive.
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Our 2nd oldest son had the day off today and our man in the middle had a half day of school so I took half the day off and the three of us went upta camp to recover the SHOs from the barn for the summer. Took the batteries off the tenders, lowered the cars off their jackstands and they fired right up. I love that V8 roar, it sounds like...victory. The boys enjoyed it a bit too much on their somewhat spirited drive back but as we arrived back home unticketed and intact I confined myself to the patented Dad eyes to heaven rueful head shake and as admonishing a "Don't let your mother hear a word about that" as I could credibly manage. Not the first time this week that it occured to me when you're a BoyDad there's less day to day drama but they can be harder to keep alive.
The sounds of spring!
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The sounds of spring!

Ah yes Spring, the season of love when a young man's thoughts turn to...horsepower.
Some old man's thoughts too
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'03 Taurus & '03 Sable wagon. Pulled the console trim off and took it inside to the kitchen to clean. Taurus had only 2 items down in the bottom to fish out, none in the Sable. Saddle soap on leather items for that "leather" feel.


Leather shifter knobs on both. I like to keep the steering wheel and shifter conditioned often. Took rubbing compound to the head lights on both, as they are getting dull.


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Our 2nd oldest son had the day off today and our man in the middle had a half day of school so I took half the day off and the three of us went upta camp to recover the SHOs from the barn for the summer. Took the batteries off the tenders, lowered the cars off their jackstands and they fired right up. I love that V8 roar, it sounds like...victory. The boys enjoyed it a bit too much on their somewhat spirited drive back but as we arrived back home unticketed and intact I confined myself to the patented Dad eyes to heaven rueful head shake and as admonishing a "Don't let your mother hear a word about that" as I could credibly manage. Not the first time this week that it occured to me when you're a BoyDad there's less day to day drama but they can be harder to keep alive.

This post makes me incredibly happy. And it's not even my car!
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