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Another Update

By Bandit_Girl

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Just thought I would let you all know how the car is coming along. I finally got the wheel back from paint and the tires put on. The problems is the wheel studs seem to be a little bit short and lugs barely screw on to them. Definitely not tight enough for me to go taking a joyride or road trip in. No more wheel mishaps for me thanks. Been there, done that. The wheels are currently on it, but only for looks.

After careful consideration, the carbuertor has been replaced with a fully functional one that was given to me as a birthday present. I still have the wiring issue, which I need to get a wiring diagram and trace for. The car has its issues, but I wouldn't trade it for anything. I took new some pics of the wheels and added them to my album. Have a look and tell me what you think. Thanks!

Some Christmas Cheer

By Bandit_Girl

Christmas Cookie Ingredients:

1 cup of water
1 tsp baking soda
1 cup of sugar
1 tsp salt
1 cup of brown sugar
lemon juice
4 large eggs
1 cup nuts
2 cups of dried fruit
1 bottle Jose Cuervo Tequila

Sample the Cuervo to check quality. Take a large bowl, check the
Cuervo again, to be sure it is of the highest quality, pour one
level cup and drink.

Turn on the electric mixer...Beat one cup of butter in a large fluffy
bowl. Add one teaspoon of sugar...Beat again.

At this point it's best to make sure the Cuervo is still OK, try
another cup .. just in case.

Turn off the mixerer thingy. Break 2 leggs and add to the bowl and
chuck in the cup of dried fruit. Pick the frigging fruit off floor...

Mix on the turner. If the fried druit gets stuck in the beaterers
just pry it loose with a drewscriver.

Sample the Cuervo to check for tonsisticity.

Next, sift two cups of salt, or something. Who giveshz a sheet.

Check the Jose Cuervo. Now shift the lemon juice and strain your

Add one table. Add a spoon of sugar, or somefink.
Whatever you can find.

Greash the oven.

Turn the cake tin 360 degrees and try not to fall over.

Don't forget to beat off the turner.

Finally, throw the bowl through the window, finish the Cose Juervo
and make sure to put the stove in the dishwasher.


Progress update

By Bandit_Girl

I have been working on restoring my T/A for a couple of months now. I have had a few things come up (and fly off) along the way. I first had to have the carburetor rebuilt because the secondaries weren't working. After tweeking on it for a bit, they are working now.

As you all know, not too long after that I decided to go for a joyride when my wheel decided it wanted to go on it's own joyride without me. Scariest moment ever! After having the wheel studs replaced and the rotor worked on, it was good to go again.

After that was fixed, it was on to the next issue. I found that my driver's side frame rail was shot. It was rusted completely through do to a gas line leak. I bought new frame rails to put on the car and will be replacing the gas line at the same time.

Next item of business was my leaky wheel cylinder. I was about to go for a drive when I noticed that there was a small puddle of brake fluid around my driver's side rear tire. Upon further inspection, I discovered that the wheel cylinder had sprung a leak. Two days and some help later, it and the passenger side were replaced. It wouldn't have taken so long, but it was so cold here that my fingers were freezing off and the passenger side had a rusted, rounded off fitting that wouldn't come loose. Had to cut it off and replace it. Glad that is over with.

My next order of business is to track down my wiring issues. I currently have no power running to my fuse box. It was working for a while and just up and died. Unfortunately since I have no knowledge on this subject, I will have to either find some help to trace it or have it done somewhere. I would really love to be ale to do all the work myself, but I know I can't do it. Some things are just better left to a pro.

Last but not least are the other restoration issues, I have to try to find almost all of the camel interior parts and headliner that I need to make the car look good as new again. I bought a set of the snowflake rims and have been restoring them. They are pretty much ready for paint now. Once that is done, I need to purchase tires for them. Not sure what size I should go with. I know which type I want, but I have had a couple of people suggest some different tire size that I could go with. I am open to suggestions if anyone wants to throw in their two cents. :D

Well, that is all I have completed so far. I will continue to work on it and get it just right. It will take some time, but good things come to those who wait.

Bad Day for My T/A

By Bandit_Girl

Well, it all started when I decided that I wanted to take the car for it's first "road trip." Was cruising around my town minding my own business when my drivers side front wheel FLEW OFF my car. I was doing about 60 when it happened. Scared the Sh** out of me. Next thing I know I'm sliding across the road in front of two lanes of traffic. I didnt do any damage to the cars body, but I need to see what kind of damage it did to the rotor. I will do a full inspection of it in the morning. Was just a little too shook up to do it when the car and i got home.

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