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  1. So, I forgot to buy tickets earlier and now it says none are available, does that just mean I can't bring my car in but can still attend?
  2. Yes, the vat is removed when you choose your location. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Just for reference, my car (1677480) was manufactured on November 3, 1970 and it’s original color is riviera blue. Kenya
  4. My family and I (four people and a dog) will be driving down in my 2002. It’ll be our first time and the longest trip that my car has made. My car was manufactured on November 3, 1970 and I was born on November 3 (not as old as the car though) so it seemed like this would be a good time to make our first trip. Kenya Z.
  5. Hi! I don’t have pictures of mine at the moment, but I can say that it stays on very well and depending on how long you leave it on, it may take off some paint when you remove it. I used a really thin scraper to slide under the tape and most of it came off easily and cleanly, but there were a few spots that didn’t. The appearance of the tape doesn’t necessarily fare as well. After a few years the clear plastic coating started to peel and flake and caused the underlying tape to develop white spots, but again, this took years to happen. Kenya
  6. Without having read your reply I just printed those exact articles and I was going to buy one of his books the other day and instead opted for a different 02 book. My alternator is good, so I've known all along that it wasn't the problem and an original voltage regulator from only one car has worked in mine since mine stopped working, but I know that the new one works in a different car, so the step-by-step instructions in Rob's list are making me think that there was a step missed somewhere. My battery has been moved around a bunch and the alternator has been replaced, so I'm thinking that in haste something may have been overlooked when things were put back together. I think the same probably holds true for my son's car and that we've just gotten lucky that my husband's original 1600's voltage regulator has worked. I'll keep you guys posted.
  7. As luck would have it, I am extremely familiar with our local Napa and that would be super easy. From that post it would seem that I am lucky that regulator does absolutely nothing instead of overcharging. Thank you! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. It was brought to my attention a few months ago that my voltage regulator didn’t work, which wasn’t a huge deal because I wasn’t actively driving the car at the time. It was discovered because my son bought a new one for his car, which didn’t work on his car or my car, it only worked on one other car. The only regulator that worked on his car and mine is the original one that came from my husbands 1600, so that’s the one he’s using. It is now my turn to buy a regulator, since I’m sitting at a mall waiting for a tow truck because apparently charging your battery overnight is not enough to keep you going when your alternator isn’t being charged. I don’t want to have the same problem as my son and end up with a brand new voltage regulator that won’t work on my car, so I’m curious if anyone has ever run into this problem before. The one he bought was a Bosch and the non-working one in my car is a Bosch, that previously worked. Any help, ideas or suggestions are welcomed. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Since Victory is close to me I gave them a call and spoke to Vic and I’m going to go with them! Thank you guys so much for the help! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. This may help: The Pantone colors are a systemized color chart that represents hundreds of colors and various shades of those colors. Each color and shade is represented by a Pantone number. The number is a "recipe" or "formula" of the CMYK colors that are used to create the specific Pantone color. Pantone colors are usually used in print but can occasionally be found in automotive painting. The majority of automotive paint colors use a PPG #. Using the Pantone color, you can try to visually match the Pantone color sample to a PPG # color sample at your local automotive paint supplier and they can mix a test batch for you to try and you would keep doing this until you get the correct color. It can be a long and tedious process, but is usually doable. The easiest thing to do would be to bring a part of the car (trunk lid is easiest to remove) that has the color you are trying to match to the automotive paint store and they will use that to custom mix a match for you. Where are you located? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Thank you guys for the recommendations and the advice, I appreciate it! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Thank you! I knew of Terry’s shop but associated it more with high performance engines and the like, so it didn’t occur to me to just go there. I’m not sure if this is considered over or under thinking on my part.
  13. Hello there, long time reader (lurker since 2004), first time poster. Now that that’s out of the way, down to business. My 1970 2002 has decided to blow it’s head gasket and I need a recommendation for a place to have the head machined. Any and all recommendations would be very appreciated.
  14. "climb in the trunk and have your wife shut you in trick", I didn't know the husband was supposed to get in. I told the husband that I was getting in and I would tell him where I saw daylight. I wish I had known it was supposed to be the reverse. I see a do-over in my future.
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