Archive for April, 2006

While out taking Leo for a lunchtime walk, I once again saw my around-the-corner neighbor outside working on his antique Ford. This time, I decided to go over and introduce myself. Jim is a retired tool and die man who says he has had a passion for Ford Model As since he was a kid. […]


I’ve struck out in the junkyard axles department. The Daytona axle boots were dry-rotted and in tough shape. The LeBaron axles were the larger diameter. I’ve gotten REALLY good at removing axles. I did all the work to drop the swaybar, free the balljoint on the passenger side and remove the axle on the LeBaron […]


You might recall my mentioning that I was having an odd problem with the gear selector not moving fully into Park; the best I could do was Reverse, so my test runs of the engine were all done in Neutral. I had changed over the bracket that the shifter cable attaches to from the TBI […]


I had hooked up the vacuum line to the interior of the car the other night in the hopes of getting the heater control working again. The thing was still stuck on defrost, however. So tonight I got my vacuum pump out and put some vacuum on that line manually. At first, it looked like […]