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    Those Eos tops were (are) nothing but trouble....

    Those Eos tops were (are) nothing but trouble. There's about a million tings that could go wrong. Every operation is timed. If the module is programmed that, for example, the rear window frame moves...
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    You hit the nail on the head. The warranty clerk...

    You hit the nail on the head. The warranty clerk was useless at the Audi dealer, and then they hired the job out to some outside company and it got worse. That's another thing about new car warranty....
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    The Ford dealer I worked at for 21 years used...

    The Ford dealer I worked at for 21 years used "the book" for customer pay labor times so, it wasn't TOO bad usually. Only trouble is, take a 10 or 15 year old vehicle in this state and you have to...
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    I worked at new car dealerships from 1984-2007...

    I worked at new car dealerships from 1984-2007 (Chevy for a VERY short time, then Ford for 22 years, Audi for 5 years) and then I got smart and GTFO. I will never work for a car dealer ever again....
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    That's what you get for living in Fibland, I mean...

    That's what you get for living in Fibland, I mean Illinois! lol Just to twist the knife:biggrin:, a rave from me. At least the next 4 days, maybe 5, are supposed to be a carbon copy of today, sun,...
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    Don't ask me how I saw Volare taillights on the...

    Don't ask me how I saw Volare taillights on the car. Got a better look today and,,,,,,,,,,,,Aspen, still '78 though (at least the taillights are anyway). Also, a camper at the house next door was...
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    Guess i always bend them so they look all nice...

    Guess i always bend them so they look all nice and purty:D. The long "leg", I bend over the end of the stud and sort of tap it flat against the end and the short leg, I bend the other way slightly.
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    Feel the need to rant a bit,...

    Feel the need to rant a bit, again..........Subject: New car dealers. My Mustang has an open recall for the passenger air bag and trying to get it done is irritating me. The local Ford dealer is...
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    mill3156, you may want to try a PM to 25fbodies....

    mill3156, you may want to try a PM to 25fbodies. Depending on how he's set up, he'd get a regular email to let him know he's got a PM here, otherwise, he may never see your post.
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    The parts catalog I have shows 3815777 for power...

    The parts catalog I have shows 3815777 for power steering and 3815780 for manual steering also. No mention of 3815778 p/n.
    At some point in the early '70's they made the pitman shaft larger on p/s...
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    Those do look thicker in the photo. That place...

    Those do look thicker in the photo. That place has lots of stuff (never heard of it before). Problem is, most of it has no application notes like the year, make, etc. so you have no idea what a part...
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    Can't tell what the thickness of these. They sort...

    Can't tell what the thickness of these. They sort of look like the thinner ones tome but, maybe not?
    https://www.clipsandfasteners.com/9-16-18-SAE-Prevailing-Torq-Lock-Nut-Grade-8-p/a12710.htm
  13. Definitely a project car! I just hope they are...

    Definitely a project car! I just hope they are VERY careful with what appears to be an unbroken grille since '78/'79 Aspen grille's are made from unobtanium which, as you know, is really expensive...
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    I've been following this on For FMJ Body Only and...

    I've been following this on For FMJ Body Only and from what I can gather, there was an accident at a new shop he was building. More details are coming.
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    We have lost a great Mopar guy

    Just learned that Kit Car Phil Lagerquist has passed away today. RIP buddy.
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    The Explorer that was behind the F-body was gone...

    The Explorer that was behind the F-body was gone today and I noticed the Volare has a 3 piece rear spoiler but no 1/4 louvers, just chrome trim. Maybe it's a Roadrunner(?)
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    Well, it appears like that anyways. I'll see if...

    Well, it appears like that anyways. I'll see if anything happens with it or if it just sits there in the same spot.
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    Spotted an actual F-body today

    As it says, I spotted an f-body today. I was road testing a car at work, on the streets behind the shop when it happened. Isn't it weird how even if you aren't looking, you drive past a house...
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    We ran into that once at work on a street rod....

    We ran into that once at work on a street rod. Beautiful braided SS A/C hoses but he had a leak. One where it leaks down over the course of a few months. Put florescent dye in he system and charged...
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    Sticky: Nice unexpected surprise this morning. Stopped to...

    Nice unexpected surprise this morning. Stopped to fill up the 'Stang and saw regular went from $2.79 yesterday, down to $2.59 this morning. I've never seen gas prices drop 20 cents overnight before....
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    You could be right about the hole/hump...

    You could be right about the hole/hump correlation! lol Back yard sinks, front yard gets a big hump,,,,,,,,,,,,,hmmmmmmmmmmm. It all does make me wonder what the ef is going on underground.

    That...
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    Sticky: .................and just like clockwork, it's...

    .................and just like clockwork, it's raining. They said it would start between 3 and 4pm, and the first drops came down at precisely 3:30pm. Typical, JUST typical. On a dry day, I'd be...
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    Many moons ago I was in the too many car projects...

    Many moons ago I was in the too many car projects boat. Had an '81 D150 DD, then the Aspen, along with a '66 Dart GT (273 4 brl, 4-speed, factory disc, etc) and a '66 Dart 2 door post with exactly...
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    Sticky: Hasn't rained in over a week, a new worlds record...

    Hasn't rained in over a week, a new worlds record this year. This afternoon is the gigantic Rapid's cruise and guess what the forecast shows? Yep, 89 degrees and humid which of course means rain and...
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    My next not necessarily OFF season project is to...

    My next not necessarily OFF season project is to hook up the w/s washers. I'll never use them or even put fluid in the reservoir but it's one of those stupid things that bugs me every time I open the...
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