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    You can try ESPO for springs, shackles, u-bolts,...

    You can try ESPO for springs, shackles, u-bolts, etc. You'll have to call them and tell them what you are looking for. BTW, ESPO is an absolute joy to deal with, seriously! They don't sell...
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    Sticky: Well, if tradition continues, our weather from...

    Well, if tradition continues, our weather from yesterday should roll through Ohio today or tomorrow. If it does, take advantage because it was absolutely BEAUITIFUL. Honestly I don't think it could...
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    OK, I'll say something. "Something". How's that?...

    OK, I'll say something. "Something". How's that? lol

    You reminded me I've got a whole box of models in the upstairs closet that I built many (MANY) moons ago and haven't looked at in years. ...
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    Sticky: LOL! The weather redeemed itself. About 10am...

    LOL!

    The weather redeemed itself. About 10am the clouds vanished and the sun did it's job. Hit the mid 80's(!) and the wind went away late afternoon. This evening it couldn't be more perfect. ...
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    Sticky: I'm fairly sure it'll turn out to just be a big...

    I'm fairly sure it'll turn out to just be a big cave or something similar. I had a 3/4" thread nut tied to rope so it would have been obvious if it hit bottom. Rope never went slack or light. ...
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    Sticky: The hole and sinking yard are a good 50 feet at...

    The hole and sinking yard are a good 50 feet at least from any building. It's all granite here (no limestone) so I'm not TOO concerned but there must be a cavern or something down there. Some...
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    Sticky: Yeah, that stupid wind! It doesn't know when...

    Yeah, that stupid wind! It doesn't know when it's time to quit does it? Only 50's here today but at least it's sunny and not raining,,,,,,,,,,,for once. Supposes to have upper 70's tomorrow but...
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    Good find! I can't look up the c-body boot but...

    Good find! I can't look up the c-body boot but the Aspen/Volare boot p/n starts with a "2". Who'da thunk it? :)
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    Got the float levels set this morning and a...

    Got the float levels set this morning and a preliminary adjustment of the idle screws done by ear only. Went on a short test rid and think I'm going to like this carb. Only had a short window to do...
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    On the plus side though, at least it's cold out,...

    On the plus side though, at least it's cold out, lol. It's 42, give or take a couple. Boo, hiss......

    So, instead of working on the carb, getting the car(s) all shined up for the season is the...
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    Was all excited to get the Aspen out today to...

    Was all excited to get the Aspen out today to adjust the carb and go for a test ride. There's a word that makes that impossible and it starts with "r". Figures..............................:(
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    Got the car started and backed it out. ...

    Got the car started and backed it out. Preliminary impression is HOLY CRAP! I need to adjust the floats, they're kind of high, and of course adjust the idle screws but,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,the throttle...
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    Sticky: After 2 days with lows of 22 to 25, and highs of...

    After 2 days with lows of 22 to 25, and highs of 30 to 35 and snow,,,,,,,,,,supposed to be sunny and close to 60 today!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! They claim it'll be 70 or above next week. Man, I...
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    Sticky: Looks like a blizzard outside right now (noon). ...

    Looks like a blizzard outside right now (noon). Worst part is, a couple weeks ago it was 80 degrees. No Aspen testing tonight, son of a........................
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    Haven't fired it up yet. Maybe tomorrow evening. ...

    Haven't fired it up yet. Maybe tomorrow evening. This evening looks to be a repeat of yesterday, cold and snow. :(
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    OK. at long last the carb is bolted on and hooked...

    OK. at long last the carb is bolted on and hooked up. Well, except for the throttle cable hairpin. Picked it up to install and,,,,,,,,,dropped it next to the engine. It went through a time/space...
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    Sticky: Turned the furnace BACK ON? Mine haven't been...

    Turned the furnace BACK ON? Mine haven't been shut off since sometime last September. Around here the switch usually doesn't get flipped until June at least. Even then, doesn't mean it will stay...
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    The environMENTALists helped the old type yard go...

    The environMENTALists helped the old type yard go out of business with all the regulations and laws also. I remember spending hours roaming through scrapyards, even if I wasn't looking for anything...
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    Wow, those look like they've been there a...

    Wow, those look like they've been there a looooooooooooooong time!

    We have nothing even close to a scrapyard (salvage operation) around here. Lucky if you'd find anything made in the last century...
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    Pic of the mirror bezel location in the knee...

    Pic of the mirror bezel location in the knee panel. The joy stick/cables don't actually attach to the panel.

    Behind the knee panel there is a mounting hole for the mirror joy stick in the dash...
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    Sticky: Spring kind of disappeared, :( Snowed yesterday...

    Spring kind of disappeared, :( Snowed yesterday and last night (didn't accumulate much) and today there's sporadic flurries and a sweltering 34 degrees. What the you know what?
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    Passenger side has no bump. My car has the...

    Passenger side has no bump. My car has the original doors and came with dual remote mirrors from the factory.
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    Got the throttle cable bracket modified to fit. ...

    Got the throttle cable bracket modified to fit. Then found the bracket I had made, that goes from the bracket to the right rear carb stud (to stabilize the throttle bracket) didn't fit. It...
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    I'll see what I can do about a video. Have to...

    I'll see what I can do about a video. Have to find a way to post it since I deleted my You Tube acct a couple years ago (had my reasons). Maybe today I'll make it out to the garage and get the...
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    Once it's hooked up and,,,,,,,,,,,IF IT EVER...

    Once it's hooked up and,,,,,,,,,,,IF IT EVER STOPS RAINING, a little tire smoke may be in order.
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