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Old 02-01-2015, 08:11 PM   #21
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Thanks, I appreciate it. I like to see the modded ones and marvel at the extent to which folks will go with them, but for whatever reason, I prefer to keep them close to stock. There is a fair amount of time and effort involved just to keep the five I have at the moment in good running order. Now that things with my eye appear to have settled down, I'm starting to gather everything I need to install the A6.

I was out scouting places for future calendar shots; I was hoping to get a good clean reflection, but the pond was frozen. Went back later in the day, still frozen. I'd like to catch it after a very heavy rain to see if the pond is full all the way to the top.
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Old 02-01-2015, 08:20 PM   #22
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Thanks, I appreciate it. I like to see the modded ones and marvel at the extent to which folks will go with them, but for whatever reason, I prefer to keep them close to stock. There is a fair amount of time and effort involved just to keep the five I have at the moment in good running order. Now that things with my eye appear to have settled down, I'm starting to gather everything I need to install the A6.

I was out scouting places for future calendar shots; I was hoping to get a good clean reflection, but the pond was frozen. Went back later in the day, still frozen. I'd like to catch it after a very heavy rain to see if the pond is full all the way to the top.
the pond filled to the top, perfectly still, with the trees in the back filled in with green

car is looking great as ever.
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Old 07-11-2015, 10:20 PM   #23
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Cleaned up the F22A6.



Oil pan was clean as a whistle.


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Old 07-15-2015, 11:01 PM   #24
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Very nice! If you're open to visits, I'll have to plan a weekend or something to come down and visit you and your CB collection.
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Old 07-18-2015, 10:27 PM   #25
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Very nice! If you're open to visits, I'll have to plan a weekend or something to come down and visit you and your CB collection.
Come on down. You can peruse my parts collection if you need anything while you're here. I had one member stay the night on a his way across the country.
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Old 07-20-2015, 10:24 PM   #26
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While replacing the rear struts/springs, noticed the brake shoes were down pretty low (only the second set in 330,000 miles). Still plenty of meat on the drums to have them machined.




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Old 08-02-2015, 11:20 PM   #27
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The heart transplant starts:

Prior to starting:


Down to the just the left and right engine mounts:


Engine out (not too bad for 331,000 miles):


Engine bay:


Transmission separated from the old engine:


With the engine out, there appears to be more oil than I expected on the back of the engine (oil pressure switch leak?) and on the transmission (distributor oil leak?). Maybe I could have strung it along a while longer if I had fixed those two leaks. Oh well - it's out now. A lot of cleaning and painting to do before installing the F22A6.
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Old 08-04-2015, 03:14 AM   #28
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So damn clean! It's amazing what they look like with some good cleaning.
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Old 08-04-2015, 11:34 PM   #29
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So damn clean! It's amazing what they look like with some good cleaning.
So damn clean??? The only thing that's been cleaned so far is the new engine - haven't touched the bay or the transmission yet. Looks like I won't get back to it until the weekend, have to go to Cleveland tomorrow for a day or two.

Edit: Doh! I just realized he was probably talking about the new engine, not the old engine/engine bay.

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Old 08-08-2015, 09:56 PM   #30
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Cleaned the transmission today. Not as clean as new, but a heck of a lot better than when I pulled it.



Aug. 14, 2015

Refinished flywheel, new clutch disk and pressure plate:



Chain don't break now!




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Old 08-27-2015, 02:25 PM   #31
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Congrats on AoM, well deserved!
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Old 08-27-2015, 07:44 PM   #32
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Congrats on AoM! I love Ruby, and the fact that you have put so much time and effort into restoring her to OEM perfection! She should serve your family very well for years to come.
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Old 08-27-2015, 09:47 PM   #33
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Old 08-27-2015, 10:17 PM   #34
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Thank you gentlemen!

Been traveling and working a lot lately, so I finally got back to putting things back together today. Note to self - mount the wiring harness across the back of the engine before installing the engine. It is a pain in the neck trying to run the harness behind the engine with it installed. Removed the intake manifold brace and oil filter, then wrapped the harness in one leg of a pair of pantyhose to keep it more compact to thread it across the back of the engine. Installed a new shaft seal in the distributor. Trying to clean everything as I put it back in.
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Old 08-29-2015, 12:29 PM   #35
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My distributor shaft seal was leaking like crazy all over the top of my transmission. Replaced that, and I haven't had to clean off the top of my transmission since.
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Old 08-29-2015, 12:55 PM   #36
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So you finally got around to installing the A6! Great work Paul, now I just need you to come out here and do mine
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Old 09-05-2015, 09:56 PM   #37
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Got the engine in, but all the little bits afterward are taking way too long. I keep getting interrupted by work, stuff at home, moving my mother-in-law, etc. I had to do some work (radiator, oil change, trans fluid change) to the 92 EX my son is taking to college tomorrow.

I did get new front shocks installed in Ruby.



Other stuff done includes new lower control arm bushings, new sway bar links, stripped and painted lower shock forks, all new hoses.

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Old 09-05-2015, 11:54 PM   #38
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Beanstune stamp of approval. I love the Bilstein's.
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Old 09-13-2015, 11:03 PM   #39
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Finally got it put back together. Just have to refinish the exhaust manifold cover. I have another valve cover to redo as well; trying to decide whether to stay with wrinkle black or go with some other color. Currently running on the LX ECM to get it out of the garage (so I can put the Town Car in).



Sept. 14: Drove it to work today; not sure what the difference is (tighter clearances?), but the engine runs as quiet as a church on Thursday. Adjusted the clutch pedal some - it engaged too close to the floor. The Bilsteins feel great compared to the old KYB GR2s, although the new (slightly used) stock springs raised the front end compared to the old Auto Zone front springs. Painted and installed the exhaust manifold cover.

Sept. 20: Installed the PT6 ECM and swapped the wire from the Intake Air Control (valve in lower intake duct upstream of filter box) to the position to operate the Intake Air Bypass (IAB) on the manifold. Still need to undo the harness to run it to the IAB solenoid. Also have to troubleshoot cruise control, it doesn't work since the swap (fuse is good, switch light comes on, but it won't engage). Vacuum and electrical are connected to the actuator.

Sept. 22: Found the rubber stopper for the clutch switch on the clutch pedal missing (now I remember seeing part of it when vacuuming it the other day) so the switch plunger was sticking through the hole in the pedal. One of the plastic retainers for the front fender liners fit the hole snugly and fixed the problem.

Sept. 27: Took it to Cleveland and back yesterday for work. Filled up south of Cleveland, then again when I got home just to check highway mileage - got better than 35 for that short part of the trip (238 miles).

Oct. 10: Had a new windshield installed today - I just got tired of looking at the couple cracks; one right up in front of the driver, the other across the bottom. The guy took $50 off because he couldn't get the new trim across the top of the windshield to sit down on the glass.
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Old 10-22-2015, 07:14 PM   #40
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Reached 1/3 of a million miles today. Had to take a detour to the hardware store on the way home - it hit this as I parked in the driveway - it even went about a third of the way between .3 and .4! I figured I was going to have to cheat and drive around the block to get it just right for the photo. I was contemplating how much of the car is still original parts: body except the quarter panels, carpet, cruise control hardware, AC system, harnesses and fuse boxes, dash including cluster, steering column, some of the door panels(?), rear and 3 of 4 door glass, side mirrors, right side window regulators, auto shoulder belt drives, power brake booster(?), brake lines, calipers, rear wheel cylinders and drums, trunk lining, front cross members, rear trailing arms and control arms, front radius rods and knuckles.



Next major milestone: 400,000 ---- At 12,000 per year, that'll be about May 2021.

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