new starter arrived today.
got it installed, and confirmed motor spins freely (albeit slowly), and i have spark.
Compression test was horrible, which is to be expected due to how long it sat.
I put MMO in the cylinders when i first tore into it, which likely helped, but the "0" on cylinder 2 has me worried.
car has a 1/4 tank of Kerosene at this point, and i only had about a gallon of fresh stuff on hand, so i'll need to take care of that.
buttoned it back up, and tried starting it, got a couple shakes, which is promising.
unfortunately that's as far as i got, because once again the weather is not cooperating.
Plus my Go Pro took a $hit, and i lost everything i had shot. or more correctly, it didn't actually record anything at all.
At this point, I don't have anyone to help me push it into the garage, so it's stuck in my driveway until it can move under it's own power...
it rained nonstop all weekend, and will likely rain for the next 2 days.
added 5 gallons of fresh fuel to the 1/4 tank of Kerosene, and punched new lugs onto battery cables.
Tried starting it, but no dice.
it stumbled a few times, but wouldn't catch. even using ether...
Engine is rotating much slower than i would expect, so i guess my jump pack isn't up to the task.
even jumping it from my truck was no bueno, so i guess i'll have to give in and get a new battery when i get paid next week.
i can hear a squirting noise when i step on the pedal, so i checked all 4 wheels, and i don't see any evidence of leakage...
while i was under the car changing the oil, i was poking around and noticed that plastic channel that houses the brake lines is wet right under the drivers door /facepalm
Guessing new hard lines are on the horizon.
i hate flaring and bending lines.
made some progress over the last week or so...
Ghost key is installed, and it allowed me to completely remove the mess that has been under my dash...
Best part, the constant dinging is gone. ever since i've owned it, the car has thought the key was inserted, so it would freak out any time the door was open, and the ignition was off...
In other news, i swapped some of the switches while i had the dash disassembled.
i've had these in a box for years, originally pulled them because the print is like new, but at the time i didn't realize there was a darker interior option.
I like the color contrast for the sunroof, and mirror switches.
on the fence for the dimmer and cruise...
I had the car for nearly a year before i figured out what that cruise button was.
my old one didn't light up when pressed.
Cruise always worked, until one day it didn't. went down an crazy troubleshooting rabbit hole testing circuits.
turns out it had always been on, and i had accidentally turned it off while cleaning the dash.