I've owned the car since 2001, but another has taken it's place in my heart and garage!
Olds Rocket 350, 4 bbl., Edelbrock intake, TH 350 automatic, dual exhaust, power steering, power brakes, front discs, factory tach oil and temp gauges, a/c car (not working), power top with glass rear window, convertible top cover, factory 8-track tape player!, factory Super Stock I wheels, fresh BFG Radial T/As--225/60/14 front and 245/60/14 back.
Previous owners (at least two) have rebuilt the engine, rebuilt the suspension, replaced the interior and repainted it. The paint is showing it's age; chips, scratches, cloudiness, with some body filler present. i believe most of this work was done in the mid to late '90s.
I have replaced the following: radiator, alternator, master brake cylinder, battery, starter, cables, plugs and wires, distributor, points replaced with electronic unit, rear transmission seal, pinion seal and differential fluid, headlight switch, convertible top switch, rebuilt the carb, threw a K&N filter in it, and most recently the fuel tank and sending unit.
now the bad stuff:
1) Fuel gauge doesn't work
2) Original dash cut by previous owner for aftermarket radio
3) Hydralic lines for the top leak a bit
4) Well liner for the area that the top folds down into needs to be replaced
5) Rust starting to appear behind rear wheel openings (see pics)
6) A rodent chewed a hole in the rear seat, carpet, and the top (see pics)
I hoped the new tank and sending unit would remedy the guage problem, it didn't. The condition of the well liner allows road noise to resonate from the trunk when the top is up. And of course the rodent damage patch job to the top isn't pretty or proper, but won't leak at 60 mph. Besides, the last two problems can be easily solved by PUTTING THE TOP DOWN! IT'S A CONVERTIBLE! THAT'S WHY YOU WANT IT!
It's a driver, not a show car. But it is all here and would make a good candidate for a restoration or restomod. Or just drive it and enjoy it as I have....
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