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James Robert

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James Robert last won the day on December 12 2018

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  1. Yes, the driver's seat is really good. Overall, the car is nearly flawless, with the exception of the ABS light that comes on and off. These cars tend to squeak and rattle, but I've spent many hours working it over and It is now virtually silent.
  2. Unfortunately, yes. I am moving to a rural area with dirt roads. Not the best for this car. James
  3. I thought I would list this here first, hoping this car goes to someone that will take care of it. 54K miles $4250. James
  4. When inspecting the underside of my 'vert', I've found that some incompetents' lifted the car incorrectly, and crushed the frame gussets under the floor pan. I straightened them out, as well as I can, and find that the car is much more stable, with less scuttle shake. If you have a convertible, I suggest you look into yours.
  5. I must respectfully disagree. 1. Starter motors are cheap. 2. I've never seen "wear" on a flywheel ring, and 3. cranking does not add wear to rings, cylinder walls, bearings, cam 'n' lifters, etc. But, yes, I've found synthetic oils can reduce wear on cold starts.
  6. It just seems too eager to fire up. I guess I shouldn't complain, but it just revves right up with a short turn of the key, and then drops down. I just don't like the fact that the RPMs jump so fast, so soon. I know that's probably normal, but I would prefer a less enthusiastic start, since most bearing wear occurs on initial startup. On my early cars with carbureted automatic chokes, I would crank them for 8-10 seconds before setting the choke, just to build some oil pressure. I still like the idea of an auxiliary electric oil pump, that could be switched on for a few seconds before starting an engine, to prevent dry bearing starts. But then, I digress….
  7. Is 1500 RPM too high for cold idle on 3.4 DOHC? I really don't like the little rattle I hear for that fraction of a second before oil pressure builds when first starting my car from cold. Is there a way to lower the fast idle?
  8. I tried there and looked at hundreds of clips in their catalog, but couldn't find the one I need.
  9. That's why I take them off before I let anyone else touch my lug nuts (pardon the sexual innuendo) I don't want overzealous tire jockeys using impact wrenches on these delicate cosmetic parts!
  10. That would be great, thanks
  11. Yes NOS are expensive. I had a couple missing and bought the cheap aftermarket gray ones and painted them silver. They look good but don't fit quite right.
  12. Got new Yokohamas and rear brakes on the '95 Convertible. Drives nice. The old tires had only 8000 miles on them but were 12 years old, cracked and stiff. Still have to put the lug caps on.
  13. These are what I need. I think I only need two, if you have any to spare.
  14. Yes, the clips in the area where I have put the arrow. You should be able to get the cladding loose by taking just the first couple of nuts off the very bottom. I would be most appreciative if you could retrieve those for me. I'll be glad to pay you for your efforts of course.
  15. I won't be able to get the pics until tomorrow, but I got these from a '94 GP, thinking they would work, but they don't. The ones I need are similar, but are a little longer, with two holes instead of one.
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