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Enzio

Dang it. I was hoping mine would get 3 more inches
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Worked on Dynamat yesterday and today. Still more to go on the doors.
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Enzio

Dang it. I was hoping mine would get 3 more inches
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Spent the day in frustration. I'm trying to adjust the door windows. Does anyone here have any suggestions? For example do you try to make one adjustment at a time or do you loosen all adjustments and hold the window in place while an unnamed helper tightens everything down?
 

LILCBRA

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Spent the day in frustration. I'm trying to adjust the door windows. Does anyone here have any suggestions? For example do you try to make one adjustment at a time or do you loosen all adjustments and hold the window in place while an unnamed helper tightens everything down?

I don't know if I'll be of any real help, but I did mine one adjustment at a time. I started off with the closed height and kept it short intentionally. Then messed with the up/down angle. Once that was set I adjusted the top stops. Honestly, I don't think I was ever able to get my driver side right again. Passenger side isn't too bad though..... :shrug:
 

2Blue2

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Driver side fits poorly on mine too, but am blaming the worn 'roller up' mechanism.
Make sure the back corner is the right height or the window explodes when slamming the door.
 
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Enzio

Dang it. I was hoping mine would get 3 more inches
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Got both windows very close. Happy for now. Will try to adjust one more time before I close up the doors. What do we use for lubricant on the weather stripping?
Tore the dash apart to get after the heater core. (The last time I did this my father was there to help...get more beer.) Here's what that mess looks like.
Yes there's a massive mouse nest.
So I'll replace the blower motor and clean everything up. But not tomorrow. I'm going to relax by discharging firearms.
 

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Enzio

Dang it. I was hoping mine would get 3 more inches
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Did well today. Removed the old heater core and got the new one in the heater box. Everything went pretty well except drilling out the old pop rivets. Now I'm waiting for the replacement blower motor.
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Now to take care of this mess!
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I call this progress...

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LILCBRA

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You were able to get it out without removing the dash?! I've only had mine out when I tore my car completely down, but good to see it can be done without tearing everything apart.
 
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Enzio

Dang it. I was hoping mine would get 3 more inches
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You were able to get it out without removing the dash?! I've only had mine out when I tore my car completely down, but good to see it can be done without tearing everything apart.
Yes. This is the third time I've done it. And, I think it was the easiest. The trick is to place some plastic in the passenger well to catch the antifreeze left in the core itself. (and most of the mouse crap)
 
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Enzio

Dang it. I was hoping mine would get 3 more inches
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I've been working too hard for a retired guy so I'm taking the rest of the afternoon off. Besides it's 83 and the dewpoint is around 70. Really muggy for May in Minnesota. And I'm waiting for a few parts.
Heater core is back in. It went well. Before I put it in I tore out all the old insulation I could reach and covered it with Dynomat. I'm still working on the dash pad and other stuff.

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Yesterday I replaced the heater hoses and today I cleaned up the engine bay. It is cleaner now than ever before and probably cleaner than it'll ever be again. I still have some stuff to do but this is where it's at.
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Enzio

Dang it. I was hoping mine would get 3 more inches
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What are you doing to it? Put on new vinyl? Or do you paint it?
I put new vinyl on mine, but yours look much better :)
Although my dash pad was in reasonable shape it was cracked and bubbled. I bought a wrap from Classic Auto Reproductions and glued it on with the provided silicone. I think it looks substantially better but feels like plastic which it is. You loose the soft feel. Now though, I'm going to need to match the color by painting all the panels in the car.
 

Enzio

Dang it. I was hoping mine would get 3 more inches
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Man it's weird weather. High today of 46. Raining hard all day. I'm typing real slow cause my hands are cold. Anyway, I took care of a problem that's been bugging me for a long time. Because I've got a hydraulic clutch now I can finally close up the hole for the clutch fork. Here's what I started with.

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So I went to the hardware store and bought a small piece of sheet steel, bent it close to what it needed to be. I also bought a heavy 4" rubber plumbing fitting and cut it to match.
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Then after crawling under the car multiple times...
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That is a tight fit with your exhaust...
Good decision to buy the hydraulic throughout bearing, would be much worse with an external hydraulic cylinder. :nice:
 
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