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Old 08-03-2016, 05:24 PM   #41 (permalink)
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summary: the good, the bad & the beauty pics

A pro/con summary, and some final pics before putting the car away for a while:

The good:

- minimal rust, super clean
- really healthy engine for the age/kms
- new clutch 20k kms (12k mi.) ago
- good synchros
- 3 year old battery
- summer tires, 1 year old
- winter tires/rims, couple of years old, like new
- new control arms & inner/outer tie rods on one side, 1 year ago
- service history shows that it was well looked after ($5200 in receipts, and that's missing several years)

The bad:

- front end is still pretty loose/noisy (tie rod / steering rack?)
- shifter bushings worn out
- driver's seat is pretty tired (fabric fine, but cushions are flat)

In closing (for now), some...

Beauty pics!















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