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    Quote Originally Posted by rspears View Post
    Yeah, if it was a numbers matching '72 or earlier Impala, Biscayne, Corvette or Camaro but a Chevette? Sorry, but that's a personal passion that not many will share. Power to you, but restoring a '87 Chevette to original condition just doesn't excite me.


    Or a CORVETTE.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NTFDAY View Post
    Or a CORVETTE.
    Ken,
    It said,
    ...if it was a numbers matching '72 or earlier Impala, Biscayne, Corvette or Camaro....
    Grab another beer?

    Just kidding, Ken, just kidding!
    Last edited by rspears; 10-25-2022 at 04:49 PM.
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    That's funny stuff!

    Today I thought I had the electrical straight, but I forgot to check the wipers.

    Yep, Nope. So wipers are next to troubleshoot.

    Today I fixed the back up lights and fan blower (same fuse) and the blinkers.

    Dug through the stash and found a headlight (halogen even) got it in. Needs new adjusters. The screws are rusty and plastic fragile. Headlights clearly angled badly.

    Picked up trans seals front and back, hope they fit.

    Using the clear paint instead of resin for fiberglass seems to be a win.

    Soaking in vinegar to remove light corrosion is a win.

    Check engine light is on for ever. I pulled the bulb then realized if ever i wanted to look at codes, I think it's the check engine light that blinks. So I put it back.
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    Calling a chevette a vette is tantamount to calling a mid 60's Chevy II a deuce, pure blasphemy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by firebird77clone View Post
    Remember that I could have done signal checks to the ecu? Now it seems like a good idea. .
    At least when I stop banging my head off the wall... the pain stops too!

    Quote Originally Posted by rspears View Post
    This is the stuff that I picked up, medium thick plus activator.
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    Was there some hidden meaning with the stack of newly sharpened knives as a back drop? Freudian slip perhaps? rotflmao!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 34_40 View Post
    Was there some hidden meaning with the stack of newly sharpened knives as a back drop? Freudian slip perhaps? rotflmao!!
    Nope, no hidden meaning or Freudian slip for me. Just a countertop space without regard for the background! If that's Freudian then I'll yield to Dr Freud!
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    hi again guys

    No end to the amusement.

    Water coming in when it rains.

    Passenger side front floorboard and driver side rear.

    Front might be windshield, I ran some clear roofing sealant, we'll see. Rear driver's, IDK.

    I'm thinking two things:

    One: I understand the interior rust.
    Two: a cover would help. I used one for my 78 firebird. It was the only car in the parking lot not rusting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NTFDAY View Post
    Calling a chevette a vette is tantamount to calling a mid 60's Chevy II a deuce, pure blasphemy.
    Or like a four door nomad?

    I had one of those too.
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    Oh, also, the fuel guage is fixed. I dropped the tank completely convinced the sending unit was bad. Turned out it was just the ground. But it did get the dirt cleaned off the tank.

    I pulled the speedometer and gave it a few drops of turbine oil to quiet it down. It helped some. Maybe a few more miles will work the oil in better.

    Almost ready to use it for daily commute. I'm super excited to see what milage it gets.
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