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Old 04-20-2022, 11:21 AM
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Looks and sounds great Jake!! Now it runs as good as it looks!
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Wow !! The pics at the airport are way cool !! The car looks great...
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----You have it nailed, Jake! The wheels, the drivetrain, the lack of an SS hood (which I love). A beautiful semi-sleeper. It's so cool that you resisted the trmptation to slap a hood on your ride. So many others have it's rediculous. There are probably 6-cylinder Chevelles running aound with SS hoods.....Bill S
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As I just posted in the thread about replacement washer pumps, I ordered a replacement windshield washer pump assembly from Ground Up and will take my time rebuilding the original to avoid further down time. This past Sunday I replaced the spark plugs for the first time in 20 years. Today I purchased a new NAPA RR165 distributor cap (black with the copper terminals and still made is USA) along with a new rotor.
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My reproduction washer pump arrived over the weekend - so I swapped it out this evening. Not a bad repro part - does not have the Delco Remy stamp on the bottom of the stamped steel base and the plastic cover is slightly different. I was able to swap the original cover on the repro unit for now.

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Also swapped out a throttle return spring to hopefully cure an issue with not returning to normal idle (weak spring). Slowly but surely getting things dialed in.
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FYI on wiper blade inserts for these old cars which are getting harder to source.......NAPA carries a "classic" replacement line. This line includes an assembly with the rubber insert already installed on an arm blade that sorta-kinda looks correct - from far away. Not going to pass any judging, but fine for a generic replacement if you need the whole assembly. I bought a set and just removed the insert and then re-installed the rubber insert on my original arm blades. They are only $10 each. Maybe other solutions out there - doing a quick Google search of the reproduction parts houses for 16" 72 Chevelle wiper blades yields results for a reproduction assembly from Ground Up for $17 each plus shipping which usually runs $25. This was quick, easy, relatively inexpensive and looks great.
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Finally put some miles on the Chevelle this weekend. Given all of the new replacement/rebuilt parts I wanted to slowly extend the miles away from home before I committed to a longer trip. I've primarily been doing a 5 mile loop around the area I live for testing and have had no issues. Last week I took it to a cruise night locally which was about 10 miles round trip (that's when I found the A/C issue). On Friday the wife and I took a longer run up to Clinton, WI for dinner - about a 50 mile round trip with no issues. With that under our belt we drove it down to my parent's on Saturday for Father's Day which is about 120 miles round trip. Ran great with no issues - so I think we're good. Nice to enjoy as it was intended.
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