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    Re: My Hoopty

    I remember this car!







    It looks soooo much better after a bath. There are a number of flaws, of course, like the trim that returns to grey no matter what I do. But on the whole, not a bad little car.

    I had the rear brakes maxed out on the prop valve, and that imparted a vague squishy sensation at the pedal. I backed off a turn and it all feels really good now.

    Also, I figured out my flare fitting problem.
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    Re: My Hoopty

    Motor oil on the black trim makes it look like new...no joking.
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    Re: My Hoopty

    Until it rains?
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    Re: My Hoopty

    Lookin' good there. Keep it up!

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    Re: My Hoopty

    I gotta try that out! I absolutely want my black bumpers to not look gray. When the trim isn't faded it really makes the car look well-kept and more like new. Kind of like show ready.

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    Re: My Hoopty

    I've had a chance to drive a few days now and I am beyond impressed with the new prop valve. I'm almost glad the old one crapped out because it forced me to think outside the box and use this one. The pedal engagement is consistent and precise. The whole system feels tied together in a way it never did before. It's not right to call it a braking system now. It's more like a magic force that stops the car. All four wheels engage at exactly the same time. The modulation is linear and predictable. The feeling of confidence is amazing. I was somewhat disappointed with my rear disc swap before; now it's everything I'd hoped it would be, and more. You simply cannot find braking like this anymore.

    I turned on the AC yesterday to see what would happen and to my astonishment, it blew COLD!!! I know I was experimenting with BBQ gas when I parked it and there's really good chance it's charged with propane. All I know is that it blew COLD!! So either it's propane, or overcharged with 134. I'll rock it and see what happens.

    If anyone cares, the BBQ gas seems to work quite well with older AC systems using expansion valves, like ours. Newer systems using orifice tubes are not so great. The orifice tubes freeze the evaporator, which stops the air flow. Then you have to turn off the AC and let it defrost. I bet changing orifice sizes would work a lot better though.

    Saturday is smog check day. Wish me luck.
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    Re: My Hoopty

    I gotta try one of those for my Scout the rears always locked up I never was able to get rid of it and made it worse with no top.
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    Re: My Hoopty

    Car passed smog and I'm LEGAL again!! Washed the car again today and did a little polishing to bring the shine back.
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    Re: My Hoopty

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr_Snooz View Post
    Car passed smog and I'm LEGAL again!! Washed the car again today and did a little polishing to bring the shine back.
    Well alright! thats great!
    1988 Lxi owner since August 1995
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