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I had a new thermostat installed,,,,,seems to be OK now....fingers crossed.....I went to a car show in Hamilton, Ont. Held every Thurs. I saw this nice 71 so took these pics.
 
 
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Just wanted to remind myself, so I'm throwing a before and after....
 
 
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I just want to say while your car Looks awesome finished It looks nice in the blue it once sported.
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Your car looks sharp. I don't recall if you did anything with the interior color? I have a mint black bench seat and rear seat that I'd consider parting ways with.
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Looks awesome now.  It went from a little old lady's Sunday car, to a mean looking street machine.
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Thanks,,,I'm pleased with how it turned out,,,it was in good shape to start with 96,000 miles on it. Had to put in a new thermostat and that's it...so far. Question..I also installed a performance muffler, sounds great..The interior is blue and in great shape, I'm keeping it that colour as it's a big job to re-do it in black. My next project, in the spring once it's out of storage, is either raise the back end another couple of inches, or preferably, install a 4 barrel carb and manifold. Maybe a performance distributor and new wires and plugs.
 
This is after I cleaned out the engine bay,,,not that pretty but works well.
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Paul... What's the deal... I see you're selling, I just saw your ad on Kijiji! Don't sell it man, you'll regret it..
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Originally posted by 74ZebraIII 74ZebraIII wrote:

Paul... What's the deal... I see you're selling, I just saw your ad on Kijiji! Don't sell it man, you'll regret it..
Matt
WHAT??? you can't sell it!
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Originally posted by californiajohnny californiajohnny wrote:

Originally posted by 74ZebraIII 74ZebraIII wrote:

Paul... What's the deal... I see you're selling, I just saw your ad on Kijiji! Don't sell it man, you'll regret it..
Matt
WHAT??? you can't sell it!
 
Actually he can. But the question is WHY???? You put all that work into it and made so nice figured now was time to enjoy it.
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Due to a medical condition, I lost my medical category....I'm a pilot with a major airline. Transport Canada won't approve my medication to fly. I get paid now by an insurance company on long term disability. Soooo, it kills me cause I got this far but could use the money. Unhappy If it doesn't sell it's good too, I'll be fine keeping it. Life could be worse.
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Originally posted by Paul100ca Paul100ca wrote:

Due to a medical condition, I lost my medical category....I'm a pilot with a major airline. Transport Canada won't approve my medication to fly. I get paid now by an insurance company on long term disability. Soooo, it kills me cause I got this far but could use the money. Unhappy If it doesn't sell it's good too, I'll be fine keeping it. Life could be worse.
 
Oh no, I'm so sorry to hear about this. You have built such a beautiful car you deserve to enjoy it! I hope things work out for the best. Take care brother! Wink
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So sorry to hear this. I am fully aware how something like this can really put a financial strain on you. Good luck either way, and if you do sell it, I hope you get a great price out of it.
Joe
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Thanks gents...we'll see how it goes....Beer
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Hope things go well for you also, Good Luck with the sale.
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sorry to hear that paul, hope everything works out and you get to keep the car too! keep us updated
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All the Best there Buddy!
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Thanks brothers,  a large part of me hopes it doesn't sell. And I get my medical category back..Handshake
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Regul8r Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16-January-2016 at 5:16AM
sorry to hear this Paul!
Hope all goes as good as possible medically!
 
As for the car... I sold and got rid of all the NEWER CRAP I HAD!
This old Gran Torino will last a whole lot longer, is more versatile and is actually a whole hell of a lot cheaper to maintain and fix in the long run. Seats 6, large trunk for trips and luggage/groceries AND add a hitch... it will pull a medium size trailer to haul ANYTHING a normal household would EVER need with no issues!
 
Factor in the cost of the monthly car payments, the higher insurance cost and the fact that if ANYTHING goes wrong on your newer stuff it off to the dealer or good mechanic at outrageous hourly rates!
a FULL brand new suspension steering and brakes(minus rotors/drums) and I am in it $500-800? Maybe!
You will pay that to have the front struts replaced on a new car alone!
 
I did some REAL soul searching and scrutinized the numbers when we got rid of the bar and are now living off just VA Disability and Military Retirement. I am a WHOLE lot happier when driving Lola than I ever was driving a newer car!
 
Just think about it and I wish you luck with your future! 
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Paul, prayers that things will work out to your benefit and you get to keep your Tomato. I know how much it would hurt to loose mine!

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Sorry to hear about your situation.  Hopefully things work out for you and you can keep your car after all that work you put into it.
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