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By blueturbofly
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2 weeks ago, this car went inside. threw a battery in it, pumped the gas a few times, and it fired right up- maybe the carb, sitting with fresh gas and fuel stabilizer and other additives did the trick, and i wont have to remove and clean the carb. :P

removed the rh front caliper, for cleaning- it is sticking and running hot. compressed air to push out the piston cup, then carefully remove the clip and the seals, so they can be cleaned and re-used-
the bare caliper was thrown in the heated ultrasonic parts cleaner- cleaned up really nice, has 2 rough spots inside, as well as rust where the seal and clip go into their groove-
my son polished the cup , then the bore-wow they look like new-my son has medical condition that makes him pay very close attention to detail- and if you need a part cleaned, it will be his mission to clean it. he rather enjoys it, and i like including him on the car repairs. that is one of the ways that the wife and i have found his strengths and keeps him out of trouble (for the most part)- he is an adult and can still make his own choices, but rather poorly-

i may remove the other caliper, and let him polish that one as well!!!

didnt get around to the window tint, yet.
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By Walt
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Nice :-)
That you can include your family in to working on your cars.
Much be some valued family time.
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By blueturbofly
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polished caliper piston cup

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not that bad of a tint job, this one had more of a compound curve at the top than the bottom-so had a harder time getting the puckers out of the tint so it would lay flat.
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caliper is back on, tire rotates alot easier now thanks to the caliper being polished internally- :laugh:
one back drum was sticky- a whack with a hammer on the drum and it now rotates freely :P
wife cut up some blue house carpet, for the rear hatch area- the oem fabric is in really poor shape, missing a lot of its blue color, has holes and paint stains on it- its not oem, but looks much better.
need to cut out the tint, where the 3rd brake light mounts-that way its nice and bright. i might have an red led strobe bulb to fit the 3rd brake light- ;-)

its a balmy -21c righ now-🥶 time to finish breakfast, light the furnace in the shop and finish my coffee-

i cant wait for summer to get here , so i can drive this car-i dont want to do a shake-down run when its so cold out.
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