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    moper Well-Known Member

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    Ok, figured it out. Pulled the alternator and bracket, and then the heater core "module" off the heater box. Now to finish I sticking the intake valves...
     
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    Three now-unstuck intake valves later...lol. Now turns over with compression in all holes, but still won't quite make enough steam to run itself... So I'm pulling the plugs and squirting oil in the holes with the hopes it will help get it to make it's own steam... So close I can smell it...lol.
     
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    Also, the protusion at the rear of the trunk lid is different in shape to the '64-'65, it's more square.
     
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    Well, I admit defeat. The engine would not run. Over the term of sitting untouched I think the wrist pins froze up. It's now very, very tight to turn. So the engine's coming out. I'll fix the engine, detail the engine and bay, fix the couple rust spots, and make it more presentable over then next couple months between the other jobs I have.
     
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    The '66 Wheelcovers are one year only as the valve stem hole is in a different location then later years and the cooling slots were different too.
     
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    live4theking Old Man with a Hat

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    Sorry to hear that it came down to all of this.
     
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    No biggie. I do this work all the time. Just my first Imp...lol. I will probably need some help sourcing a few things: carpet, headliner, and weatherstrips for starters.
     
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    From five feet away, they look the same. That's all that matters.
     
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    Ok, I'm wrapping up the Falcon project and back to the Imp... I pulled the engine some weeks back to be repaired aand allow me to detail the engine bay and engine. So while I'm working on those and fixing the rust... Does anyone have sources for the rubber door seals, a headliner, the carpet, or the windlace set?
     
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    Very Nice Le Baron ! Got any pics of the Rear seat "Embossed" in Leather Eagles?
     
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    detmatt Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    I wouldn’t be surprised to find out if the carpet is the only thing you find new...
     
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    First things first... The engine's apart and parts ordered for it. Splash shields arrived. I found listings for carpets, windlace, a complete weatherstrip set, and material for the headliner, and a listing for a headliner. Not that I've actually tried to order them... Or they're correct...lol. But I did find listings.Still looking for the washer bottle.
     
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    So any ideas on what other brand wheels might interchange with Imperial 5x5 wheels?
     
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    They are 5-1/2" bolt pattern wheels. GM 5-bolt 1/2-ton truck wheels swap.
     
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    Ok. So they're 5.5", not 5"? I've got a few friends at a local truck recycler... I'll have to go drop by. Thanks Patrick.
     
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    Wollfen Old Man with a Hat

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    Chevy road wheel

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    Sorry I kept forgetting the picture...lol
    This weekend I located the source of the water leaks and had to do some rust repairs to address them. Also got the engine bay almost cleared to begin the refinishing, readied the master cylinder for it's rebuild, and pulled the windshield trim.

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    Love that Eagle ! I have been looking for some seat skins with those eagles if anyone has some lying around.
     
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    Engine's on the running stand. Should be running tomorrow!
     
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