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    Temp control switch panel acting up

    Here's a video demonstrating the problem: https://streamable.com/38s0x


    Off Switch: Doesn't push in at all
    Both AC Switches : Work fine. Push in and activate AC
    Vent Switch: Pushes in and...
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    Just wanted to say thanks again. I got them on...

    Just wanted to say thanks again. I got them on and they seem to do pretty well. Certainly a hell of a lot better than the 40 year old shocks...
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    Ordering now. Thanks for the help!

    Ordering now. Thanks for the help!
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    Are these the right ones?...

    Are these the right ones?...
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    Shock recommendations?

    I still have factory shocks on my '79 wagon. You can probably imagine how the ride feels.

    I'd planned on getting Bilsteins but I just talked to the guy at Firm Feel and he said they've...
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    Choke thermostat screw broke off

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    So the screw that holds the choke thermostat broke off. I assume I can just drill this out? Or any other suggestions as to how to re-attach?

    Thanks in advance!

    (Carter 2bbl on a 225...
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    Light Yellow or Linen Cream?

    So my '79 wagon (http://i.imgur.com/B1s9e1o.jpg) is at a friend's garage right now. My engine's out (http://i.imgur.com/ytSySHN.jpg) so I'm going to take the opportunity to scrub and rattle-can the...
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    Replacing AC while the engine's out?

    Firstly, forgive me for my ignorance. I'm still learning about this car. '79 Volare Wagon 225.

    So when I first got the car, I had a shop "convert it to R143A" so they could test the system, only...
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    Cool thanks. I'll give it a go.

    Cool thanks. I'll give it a go.
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    Seized lock cylinder?

    My drivers door lock cylinder is completely useless. The symptoms started a couple years ago; whenever it was moist I had particular difficulty getting the key in and turning it. It just took some...
  11. Thanks for all the tips! I'll report back once...

    Thanks for all the tips! I'll report back once I've had a chance to investigate. You guys are great.
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    Oh. Damn. Well, good to know!

    Oh. Damn. Well, good to know!
  13. Water getting in on passenger side (I guess this is an exterior question?)

    So a confession, I'm just a kid... and this is my first older car.

    Okay, now that that's out of the way, whenever we get pretty heavy rain here in Texas (which isn't that often) a bunch of water...
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    I have a '79 but the grill's a bit busted. I like...

    I have a '79 but the grill's a bit busted. I like the look of the '76 so I'd just replace the whole thing.
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    Do you have a picture of your '76 grille? And how...

    Do you have a picture of your '76 grille? And how much would you want for it?
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    Did you manage to get this sold?

    Did you manage to get this sold?
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    The bulbs took care of it. Thanks so much y'all!...

    The bulbs took care of it. Thanks so much y'all!

    Both bulbs were OLLLLDDDD and pretty well borked. I have no idea how the front was even lighting up.
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    Oh damn. Okay simple enough.

    Oh damn. Okay simple enough.
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    '79 Wagon right blinker not working

    Video demonstrating the issue: https://vid.me/ms0E

    Quick description of the problem.
    1) Right blinker indicator on the dash lights solid and doesn't blink.
    2) The front blinker light (on the...
  20. Fan speed switch stopped working. New one gets hot and is temperamental.

    I'm having issues with my fan speed switch (whatever it's called)

    I threw together a quick sketch to explain. >>>> http://i.imgur.com/bu5Xtzp.jpg

    Any help would be appreciated. Thanks guys!
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    The sad state of my rocker panels.

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    It's not to the point where I can crumble them with my fingers, but they're pretty chewed up by rust. I assume they're a lost cause? I don't really know anything about these older car...
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    Sticky: Any suggestions for the best prices on this...

    Any suggestions for the best prices on this Magnum 500/Radial T/A combo? Someone answered this for me a while back but I can't find it on the forum.
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