Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Finger Lakes, NY
My plans for the car are to keep it my whole life. I don't anticipate that i'll put a bigger engine in. But I did decide that i'll change all the fluids before i turn that key for the first time. I have been trying to figure out what to do with all that gas that's in the tank, it's reading 3/4 full, and i figure that's a lot of gas i don't know what to do with! I'll probably pay a mechanic to do the gas tank for me. I'll also heed the advice to put a new sending unit in while it's off, sounds very logical to me!
So far, i've flushed the cooling system, changed the oil and oil filter (i read somewhere that i should put a couple tea spoons of Mystery oil in the spark plug holes before i put the plugs back in, and i did that), spark plugs and wires, new battery and new battery cables. I will drain and put new brake fluid in once i check the break lines and breaks.
The power steering fluid looks good to me, not sure if i should change that or not.
I was going to drive it a little before i changed the tranny fluid and filter.
I was also going to drive a tank of gas before i changed the fuel filter.
After i get her funning, i'd like to get a new coat of paint and some new wheels and tires. I'd also like to put in a good stereo system that is completely hidden and doesn't wreck the interior at all, not sure how to do that yet....
I don't know what kind of upgrades i should make to it. I will have to do some research about it because i really am learning about cars still. Am thinking about disc breaks all around because i think they are better than drums, but i don't know. Also considering electric starter???? Perhaps upgraded suspension?
That's where i'm at and what my plans are. Oh, and i'd love to put it in some shows!!!
Do any of you guys have pics of your cars posted anyplace? I'd love to see yours!!!