Some update, set of Lodge plugs are like aspirin, feeling (running) much better.
Some one must have really liked this car at one time as it's body has been repaired and repainted, although not to the highest standard.
The cloth top cannot be original but also looks fairly recent.
Interior is pretty fair, some conditioner should restore the leather as it's a little dry but not gone hard and the seams are still good.
Still trying to track down why the turn indicator is ALWAYS on, even if the key is not.
Need to go to Kinko's and get the wiring diagram printed in a large format for legibility.
Bad flasher can?
Signals do work.
Spica appears to be working fairly well, need to check the rest of the tune as the old plugs were velvet black.
Of course I just HAD to find out where the other end of the vacuum hoses that came loose belongs.
I only find ONE vacuum port on the radiator end of the intake manifold and no other vacuum devices, so no idea why there were two hoses.
Had to pull the air-box for a better look and access to the vacuum port, now the head-ache is back!
Two air-box to spica hose clamps missing.
Unless '79 is very different than a '78 it seems some items have been removed that should not have been.
I believe that the firewall mounted plastic cylinder with wires at the bottom and a button at the top is the fuel shutoff in case of a crash?
Missing and replaced with a relay.
Original fender mounted fuel filter for the Spica, gone, seems small metal filters were added to the hoses instead.
Should be able to use the one from the '78 as with Webers it's not really needed there.
Spica assembly is dirty externally, just annoys me, so I guess the car goes outside for the engine compartment to be cleaned.
At least the gold basket-weave style Ronal wheels I put on look very sharp with the black paint.
A note on the old wheels, even with tires on I can easily tell that they are lighter than the Ronal wheels.
Since they are somewhat vintage 6J which I believe means 6" wide I may have a use for them on my Dio Tipo kit car project.
They do resemble racing wheels I have seen that are claimed to help exhaust air from under the car.
Twin-Cam Hemi, Webers, Headers, Overdrive, Disc brakes, and no emissions equipment to spoil it all. These are gonna be FUN rides!
Last edited by Richard/SIA; 12-23-2016 at 12:13 PM.