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      Moving the seat back further.

      I've got room!!
      So two small mods I made yesterday have*made the car much more enjoyable to drive.*

      1. I trimmed the clutch-foot footrest as someone else had mentioned in another post.* I took...
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      I really thought this was a great idea and had...

      I really thought this was a great idea and had high hopes for it. But I tried tonight and there is actually very little play in either direction. I was able to get it in about 1mm further though....
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      Door doesn't close all the way

      Hey folks-

      I've got an issue where my door doesn't close all the way. It sticks out a couple of mm. I've tried adjusting the striker plate on the sill inwards, but it's inward as far as it will...
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      Thanks! I'd got everything hooked back up before...

      Thanks! I'd got everything hooked back up before I'd read the above comments. I cleaned it out with carb cleaner and then put some 3-in-1 lubricating oil in there to prevent any future build-up....
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      Good news. I fixed this in 13 mins. I'm...

      Good news. I fixed this in 13 mins.

      I'm working from home today and have some training videos I need to watch. I had this just-crazy-enough-to-work idea I thought I'd try. As I sat here and...
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      Not without a serious risk of breaking something...

      Not without a serious risk of breaking something in there. That brownish coil thing would need to come out, and I fear that would break.
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      Getting a fuel sender to move freely

      Hi all,

      After fixing my fuel gauge and filling my tank, I noted that my needle didn't move as I thought it would. I pulled the fuel sender. Externally, it looked fine, but the arm wouldn't move. I...
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      Hey Ron - thanks! I consider that a complement...

      Hey Ron - thanks! I consider that a complement from the king of write ups! :) I'll gladly send over my photos, or you can right-click-download them off imgbb. They're all taken by me. You're also...
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      Fixing P1800S fuel gauge

      So I pulled apart (and fixed) my P1800 fuel gauge the other night, so I thought I'd share some things I learned, as the sw-em data focuses on the 122 fuel gauge. There are some similarities, but...
    10. I recently upgraded to a 63 AMP 1-wire:...

      I recently upgraded to a 63 AMP 1-wire: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B0081S9C16/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1

      I tried to modify my original (not quite factory) bracket,...
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      Thanks for the feedback. Yep, it was a long list....

      Thanks for the feedback. Yep, it was a long list. I just kept driving, and then typing, and driving, and typing and ended up with the novel you see in the OP.

      So, most of my trans issues went...
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      My car didn't come with rear belts (it's a 1967)...

      My car didn't come with rear belts (it's a 1967) I'm not sure about later models.

      To fit my seat back there, I installed two very large and hefty eye bolts through the body of the car, they act...
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      I have a very excited 3-year-old who would like...

      I have a very excited 3-year-old who would like to disagree with you. :)
      https://i.ibb.co/MfkqLW8/IMG-20190814-174137.jpg
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      First week of driving my P1800!

      I've been driving my P1800 daily for a week and a bit now, and so far I'm enjoying it! I've had it up to 65mph where it feels stable, and the longest trip I took was 20 mins to a cars-n-coffee and 20...
    15. Thanks! It's on the to-do list. I'd lost my...

      Thanks!

      It's on the to-do list. I'd lost my feeler gauge (I rarely use it as I have a wheel to gap my plugs) so I just ordered another one that should arrive tonight. Hoping to get that done this...
    16. So, I got 'er runnin! I called two mechanics...

      So, I got 'er runnin!

      I called two mechanics near me that work on these cars, both of which didn't have the time to look at it.

      So, here's what I did. The carb giving me issues was the second...
    17. Ok, so here’s where I am: Double checked...

      Ok, so here’s where I am:

      Double checked everything from SW-EM, and all screws and cables look to be in the right place and all parts move as they should. Car still starts and idles just fine....
    18. Hey Breaker - I haven't had time to get back in...

      Hey Breaker - I haven't had time to get back in to my carbs issue. A few missed emails between Ron and myself delayed the alternator work, so..... of course I decided to start on something else, and...
    19. Hey Ron - While I agree that the issue is the...

      Hey Ron -

      While I agree that the issue is the carbs, the alternator upgrade has been on my to-do list for a while and that box on the shelf has been taunting me for months. By the time I'd read...
    20. Looks like I got some of my terms wrong. I'm...

      Looks like I got some of my terms wrong. I'm running the standard available gas from Exxon, which I guess is E10 or E15. I thought the E## designation was to signify how much gas is in there, with...
    21. Ok, so here's what happened this weekend. ...

      Ok, so here's what happened this weekend.

      First thing I tried was driving with the gas cap flap off. Based on the symptoms, I really thought this was it. I'd recently POR15'd the underside and...
    22. I will. The odd thing is that it ran well before...

      I will. The odd thing is that it ran well before the previous fill up. I drove a couple miles around the neighborhood without issue (including some nice acceleration). That fact usually leads me to...
    23. Awesome advice - thanks. So this past...

      Awesome advice - thanks.

      So this past weekend when I took the carbs apart, I blew compressed air through all hoses and jets in both directions. I too thought something was clogging, but nothing...
    24. This is what I would have thought too, but it's a...

      This is what I would have thought too, but it's a brand new pump and freshly rebuilt carbs. The problem only presented itself after the last fill up.
    25. B18 won't run when warm - potentially an E85 ethanol/gas issue?

      So I have an issue that I've been trying to diagnose for a few weeks now, and I'm about out of ideas.

      Over the winter, I got my 67 P1800 running with the help of 142guy and Ron Kwas:...
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      Ok, so an update. I did some googling and found a...

      Ok, so an update. I did some googling and found a video of a guy who rebuilt his calipers while leaving them on the car, so I decided give that a try, and change out the lines if they got damaged. I...
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      Nice. That's actually the tool I bought! It...

      Nice. That's actually the tool I bought! It seemed the flaring tools that worked with multiple sizes (and ran about $30-$35) had mixed reviews, and the Mastercool had great reviews, but at $300 I...
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      This looks slightly different than the molding on...

      This looks slightly different than the molding on my 1967. Is it?

      Also, when I had my doors apart recently, it looked like my molding was held in by spring clips like these:...
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      Rusted brake lines

      Hi All-

      So my poor P1800 has sat mostly unloved and alone in the garage for the past few months while I've been consumed with a project at work that has taken all of my evenings and many of my...
    30. Power door locks, door speakers, and custom door panels

      The P1800 I bought is in fairly decent shape considering that it was in 4-season service from 1967 to 2017. A lot of that time as a daily/only driver, and as an occasional driver for the past 10...
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