Thanks for the info. I have a set of service manuals and couldn't find
anything about the speedometer cable either. Unless they talk about it
in the transmission manual, which I don't have. I'll try putting some
lube down the cable and see if that helps.
As for the climate control, I have one of the rebuilt servos from
Performance Analysis, (George Murphy) that use an aluminum bottom
section that can't crack That at least removes one big failure mode.
It's been doing fine for 18 mths now and he has a guarantee to rebuild
it for life for $100, so I should be in decent shape.
As for cleaning the speedo numbers, I think what I'm gonna do is put it
back in temporarily without the front plastic cover. Since for some
reason it's only the lower 3 digits that are really dirty, I'm gonna
just drive for 1000 miles and clean em as they change! The ones I did
with alcohol came out super.
I've been going nuts here the last week. Decided to fix a bunch of
small things that have been accumulating for about 2 years:
Rain leak in passenger side, that was pooling water in the heater
blower housing - Was coming in from windshield seal, plus fender seam
Rain leak in trunk - Was coming in from rear window seal, gas filler
neck to chassis rubber seal, fuel door lock, and right rear tail light
Rain leak on drivers side, with water traveling to back seat footwells
- Windshield seal crack at top corner of A pillar.
It rained last night and all these passed the final test!
Engine wouldn't shut off with key in cold weather - Now here's a
classic. Since it worked in warm weather, expected this to be the
vacuum diaphragm gizmo on the injection pump. Instead, while fiddling
around, the vacuum hose for it broke off in my hand right where it goes
throught the firewall at a sharp angle. Pretty confident that was the
problem, still waiting for new line I ordered online to show up, but
she shuts off with minimal vac from my hand tester. BTW, I found a
good article online that pointed me to a source for all the hard and
soft vacuum tubing for this car.
Clock died - Fixed that after finding an article online about how it's
usually a failed capacitor, which it was! Trip to radio shack and some
solder and she's ticking again!
Driver Window Regulator Partially Broken so window wouldn't close
straight - Waiting for a kit with new plastic bushings that hopefully
will fix it
Left to go:
Antenna doesn't full retract. Gonna take that appart again.
Rejuvenated it a few years ago, this time will put in new mast.
Cruise control is out: I have a spare amp I pulled from another car.
Gonna try that and/or opening the original and looking for bad solder
I guess a lot of people wouldn't fix a lot of this, but the car is in
super shape, and I love driving it!