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Old 07-30-2013, 06:48 PM
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Cleaning up Vikingblu

I dont have many pics. Soon, maybe after the weekend.
Dad never installed the outside rear view mirror, due to the misplaced gasket. I find driving on the freeway difficult without the mirror.
So I made a gasket for the long base mirror and rummaged through 3 cans of chrome screws. Found two that fit well, and installed the rear view.
Next the inside rear view mirror is floppy and sags after a few minutes. So thinking about a day night for the inside.
Going to machine polish, glaze and maybe wax the hood. May just use the meguiars final inspection rather than wax. Its super easy and gives a nice luster.
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Old 08-03-2013, 02:22 AM
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Polished and ready to go!
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Old 08-03-2013, 07:29 AM
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What a head turner, beautiful!
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Old 08-03-2013, 09:18 AM
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Thanks Gina. You have all set the bar very high,,, just tryIng to follow suit.
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Old 08-04-2013, 07:58 AM
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Nice!

Great looking round body you have there
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Old 08-04-2013, 12:15 PM
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Very nice.

Luigi says: "Black-wall tires, they blend into the pavement, but these white-wall tires, they say look at me, here I am, LOVE me."
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Old 08-05-2013, 12:20 AM
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Thanks for the likes.
w/w had yellowed slightly over time. Scrubbed them twice.
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Old 08-06-2013, 02:19 PM
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Luigi says: "Black-wall tires, they blend into the pavement, but these white-wall tires, they say look at me, here I am, LOVE me."
Sorry Gina...
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Old 08-06-2013, 03:59 PM
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Sorry Gina...
It's all good, black on the outside has always been my preference!
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Old 09-03-2013, 02:04 AM
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Radiator repair/replace.

I am looking to repair or replace my 1963 Futura 6cyl auto, radiator. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.
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Old 09-03-2013, 07:18 AM
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Replace it with what? V-8 swap or a bigger six or stock? Many ways you can go. I put a EFI 5.0 in mine. Patrick has a built 302 with EFI , and I think Kenny has a bigger 200 six in his. Let us know what your thinking and we can give you some tips.
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Old 09-03-2013, 08:11 AM
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Repair/replace radiator... though i think adding a v8 would be better too
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Old 09-03-2013, 08:41 AM
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My bad, that's what I get for not waking up before I read this stuff...

You could go stock but I upgraded to an aluminum champion radiator. Very affordable and works great...

This is probably a more appropriate response..
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I had a leaky 2-row radiator in my 6-cyl, so I went on-line and found a radiator supplier in Lynnwood, I believe (can't remember the name), that offered shipping. I ordered a "stock replacement" radiator and received a spanking new 3-row radiator. It was a tight fit between fan and bulkhead, but it went in! As I recall it was $100~ish.
It had a crappy pet-cock that eventually needed to be replaced... at a cost of about $65.
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Old 09-04-2013, 11:01 AM
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I'm looking too...

...but after seeing a second Champion on Gene's spring a leak at the mini-regional I'm a bit skeptical of them (this was his second from them). So I'm in shopping mode at the moment too.
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