'71 2800 CS Budget Resto

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Clear a spot for the car in the garage, only to find that it wouldn’t start. A bit confusing as I just drove it on Tuesday.

It caught a few times but wouldn’t fire. I’m in the middle of another project but I’ll check fuel and spark this week. I’ll make sure the plugs aren’t fouled. It took a some persuasion to get it started earlier in the week, but it was sitting for quite a while. Usually if I start it up in the same week it fires right away.

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Just push it it :)
Have you ever pushed an e9 on your own? :D I've done it too many times. There is no good place to put your hands, and the car weighs almost as much as the outback wagon parked behind it. I can hardly push the thing with dollies on the wheels. That is an option, but I'd rather not gas out my garage trying to get the thing started. I'll leave it where it is until I hunt down the issue.
 

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Have you ever pushed an e9 on your own? :D I've done it too many times. There is no good place to put your hands, and the car weighs almost as much as the outback wagon parked behind it. I can hardly push the thing with dollies on the wheels. That is an option, but I'd rather not gas out my garage trying to get the thing started. I'll leave it where it is until I hunt down the issue.
Yeah I have when my starter died, thought it was the battery so had to roll her into a position to jump start :)
Even when you overcome the inertia they still weigh a tonne.
Lucky I know a good physio as I nearly put my back out.
Actually what does a 3.0 CS weigh come to think of it?
 

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Have you ever pushed an e9 on your own? :D I've done it too many times. There is no good place to put your hands, and the car weighs almost as much as the outback wagon parked behind it. I can hardly push the thing with dollies on the wheels. That is an option, but I'd rather not gas out my garage trying to get the thing started. I'll leave it where it is until I hunt down the issue.
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Have you ever pushed an e9 on your own? :D I've done it too many times. There is no good place to put your hands, and the car weighs almost as much as the outback wagon parked behind it. I can hardly push the thing with dollies on the wheels.
Yes! When the car is on wheel dollies I often have to turn each of the 16 wheels in the right direction by hand with channel locks if I want any hope of being able to move it alone. With two people it is barely easier.

I saw this thing on Jay Leno and it looks really interesting for anyone who needs to move a car inside a garage. At about a grand, it's not cheap but it sure looks like it would help a lot with a coupe.
 

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Still no start but easier to push than I recall. I found a source for some battery drain. The tab that disables the hood light is absent. When you push the plunger the ground connection is completed allowing the light to turn on. I removed the plunger switch and taped up the terminal.

Let’s see how long this garage nonsense holds up.
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Administrative post as I wrap up my parts thread:

I’m merging threads and finances and doing a high level inventory of the keeper parts.

Spend:

Budget Resto: $12,560
Parts Car Income: $2,985
Revised Spend: $9,575



This is the main stuff that I kept from the parts car in no particular order, by memory only.
This doesn’t include the 100 zip locks of nuts and bolts and mechanisms.

  • Very Good Complete Dash

  • Very Good KPH Cluster

  • Very Good Door Wood

  • Poor Front Seats

  • Very Good Rear Seats

  • Good Rear Armrests and Center

  • Fair Parcel Shelf Vinyl

  • Good Chrime door strips F/R

  • Good Interioe Brightwork All

  • Good Exterior Beltline

  • Fair Exterior Window Brightwork All

  • Fair Rear Bumper

  • Good Underriders

  • Good Tail Lights

  • Good Fog Light & Panel & Switch

  • Good Rear Subframe

  • Good Rear Disk Calipers/Rotors/Arms

  • Good Vented Front Disks & Calipers

  • Good Master Cylinder & Rear Proportioning

  • Good 3.25 LSD

  • Good IE Adjustable Swaybars

  • Fair Power Steering Rack

  • Fair All Aluminum Front Kidney

  • Good Brass Coolant Tank

  • Fair Driver’s door

  • Good Door Hinges

  • Fair 173 Cylinder Head

  • Good Valve Cover

  • Good Jack

  • Fair Lug Wrench

  • Good Originals shift Knob

  • Good Push Butttons

  • Fair Window Swiches

  • Fair Side Grilles

  • Very Good Ign/Door/Trunk/Glove Locks

  • Very Good Upper Steering Column

  • Very Good German Heater Controls

  • Good Rearview Mirror

  • Good Exterior Mirror Mount

  • Good Wheel Well Elephant Skins

  • Good Early Plate Lights

  • Good Trunk Light

  • Good Fusebox Light

  • Good Fusebox Door

  • Good Front Windshield

  • Good Rear Windshield

  • Good Rear Quarter Glass

  • Good Vent Windows L/R

  • Fair Euro Blinker 1X

  • Fair US Blinker 1X

  • Fair Horns

  • Good Parking Brake Handle
Sheetmetal:

  • Fair Rear Fenders

  • Fair Parcel Shelf

  • Fair Front Arches

  • Very Good Roof w/ Sunroof

  • Euro Fog Template

  • Rear Window Base

  • Front Window Base

  • Other bits

  • Fair 3.0 CSI Badge

  • A good Raised Roundels
Wall art:

  • Good Headlight Buckets

  • Fair Nose

  • Fair Hood
 
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Today I drew a rectangle. Do you know how I know my tail panel has been replaced?

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you are planning on adding the light?
No I figured if I just put the fog light panel on it would look like a light from 15' away. :D

Yeah, a light is the plan. Not a huge priority but I wanted to get the shape down before I shipped off the template.
 
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