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 Post subject: Re: Long sitting '71 1800... what should I look at?
PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 10:54 am 
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One of the big issues is that I just don't fit in it. I'm on top of the steering wheel and the seat is moved as far back as it goes. It's meant for someone slim and under 5'8", IMO. I suppose I could move the bench back...

I also removed the eyesore front plate bracket and threw it in the hatch- every bolt on it was seized except one and snapped off. Nothing new hardware couldn't fix if someone else wanted to, but I'll leave it off- I feel like a monkey could have devised a more sensible front plate situation.

Also discovered the rear hatch light and glove box door light still work, haha.

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 Post subject: Re: Long sitting '71 1800- Now runs, trying to troubleshoot.
PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 2:08 pm 
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Would love to see some updated pictures of the car?

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 Post subject: Re: Long sitting '71 1800- Now runs, trying to troubleshoot.
PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 2:55 pm 
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Honestly, it looks exactly the same right now, minus the front plate bracket being missing. :/ Nothing has changed the way it looks, all the work done has been not really visible cleaning and mechanical work.

Wish I knew if I could pull the fuel pickup out without dropping the tank...

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 Post subject: Re: Long sitting '71 1800- Now runs, trying to troubleshoot.
PostPosted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 9:31 am 

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If you would enjoy the car more with a manual transmission, I'm starting the KE3/5spd. conversion of my wagon and could sell you the pieces to convert yours. Flywheel, 4spd. transmission and driveshaft. Let me know if your interested.


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