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    Portland, OR
  • Interests
    cycling, hiking, walking, home improvement

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  1. Hi Abel, I have a booster that I pulled several years ago from my '72. It needs a rebuild as it was not working when I pulled it. Let me know if you can use for your car. best, Mitch
  2. Love his passion and that wrap...and that quote, “as weird as it sounds, I don’t mind breaking down...” haha
  3. They were threatening to cancel but the rain held off for the first 20 minutes before the drizzle began.
  4. Thanks! Funny, I was waiting for them to get out of the shot but they were just sort of lingering haha
  5. Had to get my cars and coffee fix this morning at a local event in Camas, WA and found an empty spot next to this beast! My ‘72 on the left seems a bit dated but I’m not complaining. Happy first day of summer!
  6. Omg, all this Vega talk has triggered a memory of the 70’s when my dad was a car salesman and had access to cars. He brought home a manual transmission and tried to teach my mom how to drive it with my brother and I in the car as hostages. It took all of 15 minutes for her to completely hate the car, and to never attempt to learn to drive a stick shift. Sorry, now what were you talking about?? 🤪
  7. I bought my '72 from the PO in April of 2010. It had been sitting on his property for 12+ years, covered in moss and starting to rust. I took a chance that it would eventually start and hauled it back to Portland. the car looked decent after a wash though it had a big dent in the passenger door, profound rust along the roof panel in front of the sunroof, and various mechanical issues. After squirting some diesel into the cylinders and hand cranking the engine, all it took was a new battery, a set of points, condenser, new fuel lines and fuel and she fired right up and purred like a kitten. I later added new front rotors and brakes, had a donor roof from a non sunroof car welded in place, and a full Malaga respray.
  8. thanks for all of your help with the site, Steve. the FAQ is one of the few things in life that I can count on and even a few hours of down time has me a bit nervous and panicky haha. stay safe!
  9. For sale is a pair of FTE caliper repair kits. $15 + shipping for the pair. Pm if interested
  10. Thanks for weighing in. Indeed, I was off a few degrees and after rotating the dizzy clockwise just a pinch she fired right up with no stumble, purred like a kitten at idle and ran great on the test drive. Still plan on confirming with a timing light but I think I’m pretty close.
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