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23 Jan 2016 18:08 - 23 Jan 2016 18:09 #2187 by oestek
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During our inspection, we found a pinhole in a coolant passage on the intake manifold, so we welded it up and ground it smooth.



We sprayed several coats of Eastwood high temp engine paint which is blended with their nano ceramic material. We sprayed the engine the correct 1970 Pontiac blue, and then polished up the chrome valve covers.










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23 Jan 2016 18:09 #2188 by oestek
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While the engine was out of the car, the crew pressure washed the engine bay and did some minor detailing under hood.





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23 Jan 2016 18:10 #2189 by oestek
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The customer wanted a serpentine belt drive system and a smaller more modern compressor, so we installed one along with the new hoses, belt, and compressor.






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23 Jan 2016 18:21 #2190 by oestek
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The steering column was very loose on this car, so we set it out for a replacement tilt gate which regulates the various tilt positions.



Back in the shop, the crew reconnected all the wires and hoses and got the car ready to run again.

Repaired and painted intake manifold.






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23 Jan 2016 18:21 #2191 by oestek
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Soon, the car was ready to fire and run again.





We installed the rebuilt steering column, made a radio upgrade, and drove the car. It drove pretty well, we verified the original ride height per the customer's request, and have the car realigned.




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23 Jan 2016 18:22 - 23 Jan 2016 18:23 #2192 by oestek
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There was a conspicuous creaking and clunking every once in a while, which turned out to be a crack in the front frame horn from a previous repair or stress. This was a relatively simple repair, as we re-weld the frame, but it was kind of hard to diagnose.



At this point, we recharged the air conditioning and found that the original expansion valve was not performing properly, and we did not have air-conditioning discharge temperatures as cold as we would have preferred. Replacing the expansion valve did the trick.



After that, we reinstalled the hood, installed a new air cleaner foam seal, and this GTO was ready to return home.




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