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    Those are NICE!!! 😎 Love your car Pete! and it just keeps getting better! 😎

    Thanks!  I’m thrilled to have a full set of the mats.  I should have unpacked the bulkhead mat and snapped a photo….that’s been unobtainium forever!

    I’m excited for Juan….he’s going to have one of the first early Ghia’s restored to stock with the correct rubber floor mats in it.  You guys will probably need to source a carpet kit for the rear seat parcel area only.

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    I got my bulkhead and floor mats from Luis yesterday, Juan.  They’re nice!  Can’t wait to see yours in grey (mine are “green”).

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    That’s a good looking car.  It has it’s flaws but I’m surprised at $7500 that you still own it.

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    That’s a nice looking dash….

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    Email sent…thanks John.

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    No can do; on daddy duty since wife is working.

    Who builds your transmissions?  NC shop?

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    John in a couple of weeks you will receive a Floor Mat set (grey color) and Sound absorber Under-Mat floor from Low Light Werks, Could you let me know when you receive them.

    Juan…maybe Luis from LLW has told you something different, but last I heard the sound absorber under mat set is delayed while he tries to get a few more orders for them.  My floor mat kit shipped yesterday without them.  I would guess that the under mats will get to KCW well before they’re ready to install them, so hopefully no worries there, just don’t want you to be alarmed if they only receive the floor mat set.

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    I’ve driven the Ghia to work every day except Monday his week; it’s performed perfectly.  Really a blast to drive.  It makes a good bit of power, probably more than I expected from a hot rod 36’er, and the carbs/exhaust have a great sound to them.  I need to get some GoPro video of it.

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    in reply to: Willbur's 65 SO42 #26337

    Nice job, Will!  Engine looks clean.

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    Definitely has the look….turned out great.  Someone is going to get a nice little cruiser lowlight!

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    in reply to: Willbur's 65 SO42 #26184

    Full show. Sanding sealer on tins…takeing up TWO benches…one in each shop.

    Hopefully his bus is pushed outside and blocking at least one shop roll up door too? 🙂

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    Thanks for that, Josh!  It sounds like your car had many of the same symptoms as mine.  So far I *think* my issues have been caused by foreign debris and a lack of fuel pressure.  I’m not sure I’m getting hot enough to boil fuel; engine issues would emerge shortly after start no more than a few minutes into a drive, all while under load.  Fuel pump has been cool enough to touch as well.

    When we towed my car to the body shop it had about a 1/4 tank of gas in it.  Engine was pulled so fuel line was plugged.  At the body shop we noticed the smell of gas and saw a constant drip and the clamp was tightened down.  However when I got it back it was empty, and fuel wouldn’t flow through the line…I guess it slowly leaked out until it got to the bottom, pulling whatever sediment into the line in the process.  Using a vacuum bleeder I think I’ve pulled the fuel line clear.

    On Franz’s recommendation I did pick up a 6v fuel pump, but for now holding off on installing it.  I’d like to exhaust my options with mechanical pumps, though I like how yours is more of a backup….something worth considering.  I’ll see how it performs over the next few weeks.

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    in reply to: Mikes Dual Cab #26155

    Chris started stripping the front floor. Looks like it was rusty and they buried it in bondo them rinolined over it.

    Hold up….so you’re saying that’s not a legit repair technique?  The broke high school version of myself respectfully disagrees. 🙂

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    I’m not an expert at resurfacing the valves. That guy you found probably will do a better job.

    I’m not convinced there’s a problem with the pump.  I’ll snap a photo of the bottle of gas (if I still have it) that was in the vacuum pump after using it to open up the pan fuel line; fine, rust colored stuff.  There is a chance there’s some crap in the pump not allowing the suction/discharge valves to seat properly, and if it’s possible to flush that out it may work just fine.  Keep in mind the fuel delivery did seem to work well right out of the gate initially…I’m not sure it would have done that if the pump valves weren’t seating from the get-go.

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