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Mountain man
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PostPosted: Mon May 08, 2017 8:01 am    Post subject: Re: "What did you do with your Thing today"? Reply with quote

Put new tires and wheels on her. Pricey up worth it.
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PostPosted: Mon May 08, 2017 7:42 pm    Post subject: Re: "What did you do with your Thing today"? Reply with quote

Those tires are great! Maybe something tough like that next time for mine.

I changed the oil on my 73 over the weekend. It barely moved last year because of a new baby but this summer I plan on having a lot of fun with it. Also cleaned the air cleaner, new fuel filter, and some misc odds and ends that made for a good Friday. I swear the top has soaked up half a bottle of armor-all and could still take more.

Found a mystery toggle switch under the left side of the dash, time to look closer at the wiring diagram. It was painted over when the car was rebuilt 20ish years ago and many of the wires are orange now as well so tracing that is going to be interesting.

Brakes are next, all the parts are collected I just need another free weekend to do them. The belt in the 8-Track broke so that has to come out now for a good cleaning and rebuild, now that I have done before. I admire the skill and knowledge of the users on this site, I'm a computer engineer by day and this car is a great adventure into something new for me.
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Dan Scully
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PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2017 11:08 pm    Post subject: Re: "What did you do with your Thing today"? Reply with quote

Well I do live in the High Desert. Wink


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PostPosted: Wed May 10, 2017 6:17 am    Post subject: Re: "What did you do with your Thing today"? Reply with quote

While the engine was out (had the tranny rebuilt) I decided to add a MST serpentine belt system. The theremostat for the shroud's flaps was missing, so I decided to pull the shroud to see what else needed work.
I ended up replacing the old loovers/flaps with a newer set I had and put everything back together. With everything back on the engine I gave the fan a spin to make sure it wasn't rubbing on anything.

I didn't expect it to rub, as it wasn't rubbing before I took the shroud off and I had left the generator and fan bolted in place.

I was wrong. The damn fan was now rubbing somewhere on the shroud. Confused

So, the shroud is now off again and this time I've also separated the generator/fan to find out where it's rubbing.

One of these times I'm going to to a job/repair and everything is going to go as planned, with no problems.

Fat chance that will ever happen Razz
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PostPosted: Wed May 24, 2017 8:35 am    Post subject: Re: "What did you do with your Thing today"? Reply with quote

Got a 2'' narrowed and adjustable bug beam installed
Took her to the European Experience show here in Savannah
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PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2017 3:29 pm    Post subject: Re: "What did you do with your Thing today"? Reply with quote

Tranny and engine are back in. Installed a MST serpentine belt system and my old Mallory Unilite distributor. Just waiting for the new, shorter clutch cable. I also splurged and bought a new exhaust system from Vintage Speed.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 05, 2017 10:32 pm    Post subject: Re: "What did you do with your Thing today"? Reply with quote

Put some carpet in the back to keep the dog from sliding around. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 5:41 am    Post subject: Re: "What did you do with your Thing today"? Reply with quote

I drove my Thing for the first time this summer thanks to family events of all sorts. I modified my ad to include the Bimini top and highback seats, but I will install one or both next good weather break I get, and I may just keep Thing. It sure was fun buzzing around with it again.
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