Well, I'd say, if you want to feature your car, start another thread. Plenty of them available, in fact an infinite number. But I don't mind the digressions.
Got most of the immediate work done over the weekend. Exhaust is now fine, driveshaft clunks a lot less, clutch much smoother. Trans is better with more than a teaspoon of oil in it. My strong belief is the previous owner did zero maintenance in the 15 years he owned it. He also didn't drive it much, so he didn't hurt it. But all the maintenance records are from before 2000, owner before my seller, when it was worked on by Roger's Autoworks in Oakland by my friend Chris, who is good. So I trust all that work but jeez, you have to keep maintaining them. All good now.
Head gasket shows leaks down the block, will have to attend to it at some point.
Got the rest of the alarm out, a lot of wiring. Installed various body seals never put back on after the last paint job. Took it out and stormed up and down 580 yesterday, working well. Very happy to cruise 70-75, and corners very flatly.
PS: it hailed while I was working on it yesterday, which isn't news some places, but it is here. Luckily it was smaller than a bb, not Oklahoma sized hail.
Last edited by Andrew; 02-27-2018 at 08:29 AM.