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Re: 69 GTX with 71,000 miles, Spanish Gold [Re: gtx6970] #2957457
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Thanks I’ll check them out. I’ve had good luck at ft Mitchell garage. They seem to get the old car thing.

Right now the car is in Frankfort. I found a place to call, Douglas Wheel Alignment and Tire. Seems to have an independent vibe that might play well with old cars. No idea though. If anybody knows of them please post it up. Thinking if I get the car anytime soon, I need to change the tires before I hit the road. Might be best to have a work day and grease it up while those are getting mounted. I can haul them someplace and do some going over the car while that happens.

All 4 redline radials are here, a pile of service stuff from rock auto made it, the Super Commando pie tin came in today, and the car cover has shipped. I need about one more day in my garage to get it cleaned out and organized from the move and then I’ll be ready.


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Re: 69 GTX with 71,000 miles, Spanish Gold [Re: SomeCarGuy] #2957982
08/27/21 12:26 PM
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There used to be a guy at Ft Mitchel garage drove an orange 65-66 mustang to work every day.

I used to work right down the street at Marshal Dodge. We dealt with the guys at FMG many many times over the years and never a problem

Antique Automotive in Hebron is good as well. But they are not cheap.

Terry Kesselring was the owner . But he passed away a few years back. I heard his brother took over after that. But dont know if the place is the same level quality or not .

BUT,,,,odds are it is.

Re: 69 GTX with 71,000 miles, Spanish Gold [Re: gtx6970] #2958012
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Ron S was driving the orange vert in the parade. I’m not sure if it were his or another guy that I believe passed. They still have 80s dodge tow trucks.


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Re: 69 GTX with 71,000 miles, Spanish Gold [Re: SomeCarGuy] #2960462
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Got the wheels back today. The new tires look a lot different than the old. Notice the shoulder look and also the red line is raised instead of being inset. The ads for the radials appear to me to be using a pic of the bias plys after seeing this.

I was told an interesting tale of how the tires came to be in the first place and litigation related to the cokers selling them. All kinds of stuff goes on behind the scenes in this world.

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Re: 69 GTX with 71,000 miles, Spanish Gold [Re: SomeCarGuy] #2960633
09/03/21 12:47 PM
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Not a bad looking tire.
I could live with the design.


Mine came from Diamondback tires. They area Milestar carcass. But have no name or lettering on the redline side at all. and the red stripe is raised as well.

Mine are 245-60-15 and they ride very nice . I have no complaints.

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Re: 69 GTX with 71,000 miles, Spanish Gold [Re: gtx6970] #2961079
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Did some wrenching and got the car home. It’s even better than I imagined. Could drive it harder today with the new rubber. Wow. And it has so much more to give once dialed in. Lots of very minor stuff to straighten out and it really will be just like a new 1969 car.

Oddity I found was it had a straight grease fitting on a lower ball joint. Went and got a 45 for that. Had to point out to the counter guy I needed SAE and not metric. Went to install it and the wrench wouldn’t go on. Ok, so they sized it up. Pulled out next one and it was too big. So new zerks are metric hex now???

Also put in new vr due to erratic behavior on the gauge. Grabbed an electronic one that has the mechanical case. Found they hadn’t sanded off firewall. Saved old one for spare and now gauge is steady going down road. I suspected this was all due to a bad ground, but wanted a new one on hand. It does quiver occasionally so need to clean bulkhead next.

Had people hanging out of cars while we were going down the road saying nice car. Got thumbs up at the lights. Plus got out at home just as the rain hit. All worked out well.


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Re: 69 GTX with 71,000 miles, Spanish Gold [Re: SomeCarGuy] #2966154
09/21/21 08:47 PM
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Been doing some work as I can. Got tstat changed. Old one was stuck open.

Working on getting rear seat belts in order. Somebody put what must be seam sealer in the holes. Belts are back ordered, Vans had new bolts. Found a yard that said they had the spacers and washers, but it’s rained so won’t get them pulled until end of week maybe. Really an odd little project and just highlights the struggles these days in just getting your hands on even run of the mill stuff.

People see it in the garage and keep commenting on it. It’s more of a draw than I expected.


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Re: 69 GTX with 71,000 miles, Spanish Gold [Re: SomeCarGuy] #2966795
09/23/21 07:25 PM
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That's a great looking car! Congrats!

Glad your patience paid off.


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Re: 69 GTX with 71,000 miles, Spanish Gold [Re: DynoDave] #2969489
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Wipers are sorted out, now think it was a factory three speed car for sure. Found busted connector on the washer pump switch, should have that fixed early next week. Rear seat belts are almost done. Waiting on junkyard small parts to finish it out.

Resto battery is junk. Going to try and keep it alive for shows, have new odyssey on the way. Hope to get it out some next weekend and make a list for the winter. Radio and ac are at top. Need to do a brake tear down and find a weird come and go problem. Felt a strange skip and shake on a couple stops. Believe that’s related to the clunk that happens occasionally.

Other than that it’s wish list stuff, like resonators to kill drone, maybe electronic ignition of some sort. And drive. Just drive.


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Re: 69 GTX with 71,000 miles, Spanish Gold [Re: SomeCarGuy] #2981320
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Had to step away for awhile. Got back to work and have continued to find all sorts of electrical gremlins. BIG THANKS to Devin Duke in OK and Tommy at Parts Hound LLC. Devin has been rebuilding switches like mad for me, while Tommy has sourced a resistor and a replacement connector I needed to replace a melted setup.

I get about an hour a week to work on the car. Have the taillights fixed, dash lights work with jumper and Devin is rebuilding the dimmer to finish that part out, radio now plays, wipers and washer work. Should get blower sorted out when parts from Tommy get here. Need to find the wire for the cigarette lighter to get that going too. Eventually I’ll get to the ac

It’s like somebody has been involved with this car that didn’t really understand how they work. One of first things I did was get the regulator a good ground. Brakes are way out of adjustment. A lot of small things like that have kept it from perfection.


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Re: 69 GTX with 71,000 miles, Spanish Gold [Re: SomeCarGuy] #2981990
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Glad to hear you are keeping after it. up


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Re: 69 GTX with 71,000 miles, Spanish Gold [Re: DynoDave] #3050397
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Things are coming along. Still have quite a bit I want to do to it.

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Re: 69 GTX with 71,000 miles, Spanish Gold [Re: SomeCarGuy] #3052723
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Love it!

I could use some help with my GTX and I see something about yours that may be similar, will PM.


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Re: 69 GTX with 71,000 miles, Spanish Gold [Re: ZIPPY] #3065254
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"Award of Distinction"...very nice! up


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Re: 69 GTX with 71,000 miles, Spanish Gold [Re: DynoDave] #3065291
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Thats a really cool car!


68 twin turbo Dart 8.19 so far
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