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  • Brooksey ·
    There have been alot of questions on horns and some great replies, could you make a sticky about horns please, thanks
    Custom Jim ·
    I'll look, but I don't think I have any pictures of the torsion rods on my trunk. It's raining here currently but if it clears up, I'll see if I can get some pictures for you.

    The one you have does look bent but who's to say. It could have been that way originally.

    Jim
    jmaroto ·
    Hi Jim;

    I remember you have a 68 also and helped me with the exhaust routing, now I need your help again. I posted this also on the Body and Interior Forum but not responses so far.

    I'm working in the trunk of my project this weekend. Bars were in front seat when bought the car. I can see clearly one of the bars was repaired near one end. I have seen very few pictures of this kind of bars not installed and all of them are square bend in one end. I was wondering if this are the wrong bars for my car or if are bent incorrectly due to fatigue. I know the 68's have some odd parts but not sure.

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    I can confirm as they are the bars don't hold the trunk lid. I build the installation tool and when trunk moves up or down bars fly out of the place.
    Custom Jim ·
    Look too how well the crimped on end is on the wire. I have a picture of a terminal crimped onto a wire and while mechanically it looks good it probably isn't electrically. Corrosion adds resistance.
    What I've done too is strip back a little of the wires insulation close to the crimped on end and then connect up a jumper wire to it and to a good ground. I've also ben careful with a straight pin to poke through the center of an insulated wire and then connect up a jumper to it.
    If you do drop the tank, you should be able to do some more tests on the sender when it's removed from the tank.
    Jim
    shirbon ·
    yeah, the first thing I had done was clean the groung wire back by the tank and it made no difference. I guess I will drop the tank and test, something I was hoping to avoid - LOL
    shirbon ·
    JIm, in reading through some old posts about fuel gauge issues, if i ground the right terminal of gauge to ground and gauge goes to empty and goes back to full when disconnected, and same result at trunk connetcor, dont that mean wiring is good at least to trunk connector and gauge is good and the problem is likely sending unit . Thanks.

    steve
    shirbon ·
    JIm, in readint through some old posts about fuel gauge issues, if i ground the right terminal of gauge to ground and gauge goes to empty and goes back to full when disconnected, and same result at trunk connetcor, dont that mean wiring is good at least to trunk connector and gauge is good and the problem is likely sending unit . Thanks.

    steve
    Jbargelt ·
    Hi Jim-
    I had a SOA as a teenager that was on the cover of Dec 85 Nova Times. Car was totaled in 1986. Fall cleaning at my moms lead to discovery of original GM Factory
    Decals my dad had painstakingly tracked down in 1984-85. Triplicates of individual stripes for most of body panels. 1 set of boots for hatch prob only ones left in original boxes. New Hood emblem etc. if you know of anyone interested my number in Tacoma WA is 253-973-7275. [email protected]
    dlezama ·
    Hi Custom Jim!:
    I know its been a long time since youve posted. I ran into your 2006 pics of a 74 4 spd Nova shifter boot. It a long stretch but, do you have one, would you be willing to sell? Pm me! Best regards!!
    Daniel
    wcjames01 ·
    My 194 or 230 straight 6 has crazy bad rings and is knocking and burning the hell out of oil. ( BIG WHITE SMOKE!!!) I have found a 292 straight 6 out of a 1985 Chevy truck. The guy said that it has the smog crap that would need to be taken off. He also said that he thinks the motor mounts are a little different. What is the difference between the 2 motors and how much trouble will it be to drop it in?? Will it bolt up or not? Ultimately....., Will it be a nightmare???? Got to know quick before it's gone this week.

    PLEASE SOMEONE HELP ME OUT HERE!!!:(
    Thanks Guys,
    Scott1964 ·
    Looks like it might rain this Sat. for the Havana races. Packing the wife and daughter up and going anyway. I'll be on the far side of the track in a dark green 64 Chevy II. Stop by and say Hi. Scott Schumm Manito, IL.
    Raymond ·
    Hi Jim,I have a problem with my fuel gauge,I have a JAZ 16 gal cell with a 90 ohm sender and a Autometer gauge,my cell is plastic. My gauge reads full even with nothing in it,wiring is correct and it's grounded,is there something else to look for? The sender is a JAZ 8.5 tube type,with ign off the gauge returns to empty. Car is a 64 Nova......thanks,Ray
    7T4-SOA ·
    Hello Jim, how are you these days? Anyhoo, I was wondering if the vinyl landua top on our SOAs had seams and where were they located? I got my car without any on, so I wasn't sure. My car is finally going to the body shop for body and paint. I have the decals on my desk. Destination date of completion is expected around Sept. 1st. Later and have a nice day. Gordon.
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