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 I've occasionally had dreams where it turns out some car from years ago is still mine and i just have to pick it up.

Today I went with my youngest son to reacquire his 1965 he sold almost  15 years ago.

It has been in a barn in Otsego for ~13 years

There was also one they did not want to part with that may look slightly familiar to you allrolleyes 



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Always a wonderful thing when a Family member returns home.

Congratulations.

nanabeers

Karl



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Cool! How rare is that?



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We got the brakes done today.
Working on getting it running, we have fresh gas to the carb, a coil checks out, cap, rotor, condenser, points and plug wires look good (were replaces a few months prior to storage)
There is no spark to the plugs.
They are reddish at the tips.
Since they are cheap and easy Nathan will replace them
Should that fail, what it the next thing to check?

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I would first check for spark at the coil. Then you know if you have to go farther back, or check rotor, cap, and wires.

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thanks Larry
We did try pulling the coil wire to see if there was a spark there, didn't see any, but not sure it was the correct wat to check.

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I would check the points, could have some corrosion on the contacts. Be sure the points are closed, short across them to ground with a screwdriver, if the coil fires when you remove the screwdriver the point are bad.



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We decided to go with a major tune up, as the parts were from when He first got the car and got the car running.
it was nice to see it moving again, sort of a time machine.



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YOU HAVE BEEN SIGHTED!!!nana

 

195th and Ipava, near Lakeville north H.S.

 

Lookin good!

Karl

 



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YOU HAVE BEEN SIGHTED!!!nana

 

195th and Ipava, near Lakeville north H.S.

 

Lookin good!

Karl

 LOL, thanks Karl,

at this point the car is hard to miss, but even as is it gets a lots of looks, waves and thumbs up.

Nathan is looking forward to keep working away on it as time allows

Gave him some tips on wet sanding and buffing (from my vast experience on the 71 after your tutoring) 

Hope to see you again some tine soon. 


 



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Great to see it came alive for you guys.



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POP Cruise.jpgNathan's Tempest made its return to the Pan-O-Prog Cruse Night!
it took a bit to get there but was a lot of fun!

His middle daughter has been lending a hand with the work on the car too thumbsup



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Split view.JPG

 

As I have learned there is a lot that can be done with old paint to make it look better than it was.
Here is Nathan's car with one side wet sanded (as needed) and cut with course compound



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Saw it again on Dodd Blvd by Lakeville North a week or so ago.


Yes, much can be done with buffer to shine up.
Removing oxidized material IS the first step.
Unfortunately the paint failure is all the way through to primer.
Keeping it indoors when not in use and regular applications of polish/wax will help maintain the "survivor" look.

Old but maintained is really popular right now, and cost effective.

Keep focusing on the mechanical and safety items as you are,
If you have not already, upgrade to dual master cylinder on brakes not a bad idea.

Great to save the "more door"
There is a Two door post driver in north Farmington i see once in a while

My actual favorite on that body style would be a 64 GTO 2 door post in the pewter they had.
A friend of mine had one, i drooled over it regularly "back in the day"



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