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    Steven Hoodicoff
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  1. Hmm, things I've never noticed before... The fenders on this 71ss454 have never been off, this car has never been taken apart, built in Oshawa. Yup those 2 back bumper holes aren't stamped out. It also has dual horns, original harness. The horns I swapped out because the other ones where bung bunged, I still have em. I do agree with Darren, that pedal has a LOT of wear for 3,000 miles. That wire on the firewall below the brake booster is odd, thick red lead going to the passenger side through the loom. I have a circuit breaker on the firewall, but it's for the power bench seat. There is another one for the ign relay for the power windows. This car doesn't have power windows or a power driver's bucket seat. So what is it for? You can see the breaker for the seat on the right side of the booster
  2. This past weekend was quite an interesting one! I got an email from a car friend about a Covid car cruise in Creston BC. Coincidentally, this weekend was right around the 1 year anniversary of me getting the car. Decided to drive the car over to its original home and enjoy the spring scenery. The first pic is ole Doug Zanders' driveway where this car sat and sat all those years. I went up the driveway, heard him working away in the garden. "Hey Doug I got something to show ya!" Him and his wife came down to the bottom of the front yard to get some pics, and a video of it purring away. As I was leaving I decided to get pic in front of the famous Kookanee beer brewery. Turning up the road, I spot another 71ss454 ( I guess they are 10c for 12 in British Columbia) Low and behold I run into Liam and his 71ss! Weird how these things can line up in this world? Getting to Creston is no small feat for an old boat like this. You gotta climb two fairly steep mountain passes. The major pass to climb is called the "Salcrest" or Kootenay pass. It's top altitude is over 5800 feet above sea level with an average grade of 5% reaching to over 8% nearing the top. Even during some of this cooler weather you still gotta pay attention to that temp gauge. The 454 does a really good job of flattening the hills.
  3. It's also nice to have the good weather and friends coming over
  4. I welded in some metal, some filler and just faded the paint out on the original bodyline , bought some time and it's not as ugly as it was before
  5. Been a busy spring , even with this whole Covid thing going on. I took my two weeks off and got a TON of work done to the car. Fixed some ugly rust on the left 1/4, got some proper SS tips and swapped out the 8track player. I'm going to send the AM/FM MPX unit out to get restored at Barry's 8 track repair when the dollar improves. In the meantime I got an OEM looking quadraphonic unit off of EBay. Even got the airshocks back up and running too. Just put in an air chuck behind the plate. The original valve seems to be seized up
  6. Weird, I was just reading up on that car like 4 days ago!. It's gotta be sitting hidden in a private collection somewhere. I believe from what I read is that it's only been with maybe 3 owners its whole life. It was a Dick Harrell conversion. A car that was converted from an LS5 to a dealer ordered LS6 engine, I think the only other things added were the rims and an oil pressure gauge.
  7. Great to have friends with lifts on these rainy November days, needed to change the exhaust manifold donuts and put new studs in, surprisingly enough they all came out with some heat. Didn't have to drill or tap any of em. Other than the driver side floor pan where two seams meet this car is fairly solid underneath, even the exhaust is solid.
  8. Well, with my good luck again, it looks like I scored a really good NOS bumper pad. It's got some marks from being moved around throughout all these years. The story I was told is that it was found at a dealership back in 1982 on a shelf. The threads look like there has never been a nut tightened on em. Does that part # look correct? There is a permanent marker number clearly legible and a slightly legible pencil part number too. I think with a coat of vinyl dye it should look perfect. I'm gonna keep the crusty one on the car, and stash this one away until the day comes to do it all right.
  9. Is it for cassettes or 8 tracks? I'd be interested if its for 8 tracks, PM me some pics
  10. Spent some more time on the work bench tonight. Good thing I have the original AM8track that came out of this car. I've been using it as parts for the AM/FM 8 track. I got all 4 channels rockin now! This was quite high tech in 71! Along with a working heater, gonna be a joy to drive in the fall season VID_20191009_224737.mp4
  11. New decal on the air cleaner, and another full cooling system flush followed with some fresh antifreeze, apparently super cold weather is going to be upon us this weekend, boourns
  12. The 71 is now sporting the blue deluxe seatbelts I accidentally bought from Hector's infamous #montenascarlo. Few years back I was knocked out on painkillers after some nasty nasty dental procedures and bought them thinking they were black... Naturally, a few years later I just had to buy a Monte with a blue interior so I could do something with em šŸ™ƒ. I also shampooed the interior which is why the seats look all blotchy. It actually came pretty clean, other than one spot where the material disintegrated from the sun damage
  13. Mine in my 71 just randomly comes to life, I changed the terminal on the coil to no avail... I'm gonna pay attention to this thread, it's most likely the printed circuit board
  14. I'm neither here nor there, welcome back šŸ˜›
  15. Wow, that's quite the booth you built there! Any compensation from the insurance company??
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