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    Aspen and Volare Super Moderator aspen79's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Locomotion View Post
    Yea, I was shocked when I started working on my Aspen wagon after racing a Dart Sport since 1999. F-bodies definitely have more room than A-bodies. They even use E-body small block headers. I use TTI, but others should work too. Nice not to have longitudial torsion bars to work around. But they are wider, so less side room in the trailer.
    I went with the Schumacher ceramic coated headers. Fit like a charm and using their gaskets, they have never leaked the slightest bit.

    A 383 gives a little more wiggle room, being a bit narrower and shorter. I had to modify the recirc duct on the firewall to clear the valve covers. Previously I had stock one and those were OK but the MP ones were about 1/8" from the duct and don't even ask about the rear lower bolt before the modification, lol.
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    1979 Aspen Sunrise 500". Bought in 1987 with 72,000 miles and a mighty E24 California emission 90hp leaning tower of power/4-speed
    1996 Dakota with a torque monster (not) 3.9L V-6 and automatic owned since 1998. Now demoted to winter duty
    2008 Ford Mustang V6, the new summer daily driver

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    After 10 years the rims needed a little refresh.

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    I like the white walls. LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by 77rr2x4s View Post
    I like the white walls. LOL
    Super wide whites
    1979 Aspen Sunrise 500". Bought in 1987 with 72,000 miles and a mighty E24 California emission 90hp leaning tower of power/4-speed
    1996 Dakota with a torque monster (not) 3.9L V-6 and automatic owned since 1998. Now demoted to winter duty
    2008 Ford Mustang V6, the new summer daily driver

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    Haven't done really anything on the F except,,,,,,,,,,,,drive it(!) One nice thing about a drought, plenty of opportunity to drive a car that will melt if it gets wet Getting very close to passing the total miles from all of last year (which was 666). Up to 635 and it's going to work with me again tomorrow, another 30 mile round trip. About friggin' time. Last 4 years it rained at LEAST every other day all spring, the whole blasted "summer" and most of the fall. Lawn crunches when I walk on it but at this point, don't care! lol
    1979 Aspen Sunrise 500". Bought in 1987 with 72,000 miles and a mighty E24 California emission 90hp leaning tower of power/4-speed
    1996 Dakota with a torque monster (not) 3.9L V-6 and automatic owned since 1998. Now demoted to winter duty
    2008 Ford Mustang V6, the new summer daily driver

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    Yesterday, I found out why the horns in my 1980 Volare weren't working: the previous owner was creatively using the horn switch to operate the windshield washer pump! He unplugged the horns and ran the switched hot wire around to the washer bottle (apparently there is a problem with the standard washer switch). I corrected the horn wiring and ran the washer pump wire under the dash where I connected it up to the fuse box through a rotary switch of my own. Now I just need to investigate why the standard switch isn't working...

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    Wow! That`s a first for me. Never seen or heard of anyone making the horn button a washer switch. I guess he could have left it hooked up to both and washed the windshield and honked the horn at the same time. LOL

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    I got my F back from the sunroof installer which reminds I should probably start thread about my car outside of the Welcome Forum.

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    I was stripping the black paint that was on my volare gas tank. I used aircraft stripper in the can and that was nasty. I used it but then I bought the spray can and it seemed to work as well and not smell as bad. Still have to strip some more. Any ideas on what to paint the tank with? The tank is not good enough to just clear coat I don`t believe. I have some tank tone from Eastwood but that scratches off very easy.
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    Way back when I had my 76 I first sprayed it with Eastwood's tank tone paint.
    I found it to be too thin and watery looking. So I had my neighbor shoot some car enamel and the finish was great.
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    Add some stainless gas tank straps & call it a day.
    I think the paint code used on the tank was for a mid 2000's Dynasty wheel cover paint.

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