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Sunday, January 26, 2014

First World Problem

So I turn the 1971 Mustang over today in preparation for a car show at work Thursday. On the plus side, the Holley electric choke seems to be working for once. "Mary" has always been cold natured and a choke that works is a blessing!

On the other hand it seems that working these controls is less than optimal now. 









That is a stock photo from the Interwebz. My controls still have the felt covering the levers. I could not get full heat to the floor vents. Sigh.... A vacuum motor is stuck or dry rotted. Of course, THIS motor is not readily accessible. 








































Number 7 on the hit parade up there! 

No matter. If that is all I can complain about on this ride, I am blessed. I know everything about this car from this date:




I will fix it! 














 






11 comments:

  1. Nice problem to have, I'm thinking...

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    1. Thanks Shepard! I'll take care of it.

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  2. Good on ya! I so hate getting into anything behind the dash like that, and that includes the vacuum systems that do climate control magic. You're a better man than I.

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    1. ML, trust me. The older stuff is MUCH easier to work on!

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  3. I'd buy three at that price these days...

    Dann in Ohio

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  4. GRAON.....I've spent too much time upside-down, on my back, under a dash!

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  5. Oh hell, that is NOT going to be fun, upside down, stuffing yourself under the dash... I'm too old for that...

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    1. NFO, I might just pull the whole thing out and replace the heater core, the box and the A/C evaporator if I'm going to the trouble. The A/C has been off line for years.

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    2. That would make sense, as you are keeping the car. Because once you drop all that stuff, there WILL be other things that are found either now or later...

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