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  • Originally posted by Trencher View Post
    Today I put a dope interior paint in and fixed the rust holes with some flex seal, cant wait to chop the top off!

    I need to find a better way to make the back of the seats look better, I spray painted the back of the backseat and it just didn't turn out right
    If you're going to cut the top off, be sure and put a frame under it before you do any cutting so you won't end up with a flexi-flyer.
    Jack Byrd,
    1991 Capri
    1988 Festiva LX, 240K
    1970 Chev C10
    1977 Airstream Argosy MH

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    • Yesterday I made a brace for the engine/transmission cross member. It did it because the front mount location under the radiator rusted out and the cross member was sagging.2nd time this has happened too me.The brace was an easy fan and I will do this to all my festivas as preventive medicine, maybe it's my imagination but it seems to make it corner better like a lower strut brace on a MK1 VW.
      30 + Vehicle projects right now.7 Festiva/Mazda 10 GM IDK how many others,hope that helps explain all the stupid questions/shortcuts/interchanges etc. trying to liquidate so I concentrate on the good ones. Goal finish 1 amonth using as much stuff as I already have accumulated.

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      • Searched for a replacement cap for the windshield washer fill tube. Anybody know of one?
        newport tn
        88 262,000 4spd hit in rear
        91 224,000 5spd daily driver since 2000
        91 81,000 5spd second owner
        90 204,000 5spd
        93 automatic rolled 25,000

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        • Yesterday I took my 91' Red festy on a trip to Eastern Oregon to due a mpg check-----I was amazed---at a steady 65mph-- for a few hundred miles this baby got 49.8 MPG----amazing--- does 41 mpg in town. My secong festy. this red one is a one owner---all service records---perfect body and interior, orig clutch and struts at 305,0000 on the speedo-----a deal at $800. owned by a lady engineer at Boeing. I painted the wiper arms and grill flat black, a fine car.

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          • Originally posted by Boater Bob View Post
            Yesterday I took my 91' Red festy on a trip to Eastern Oregon to due a mpg check-----I was amazed---at a steady 65mph-- for a few hundred miles this baby got 49.8 MPG----amazing--- does 41 mpg in town. My secong festy. this red one is a one owner---all service records---perfect body and interior, orig clutch and struts at 305,0000 on the speedo-----a deal at $800. owned by a lady engineer at Boeing. I painted the wiper arms and grill flat black, a fine car.
            They certainly are great little MPG cars. Maintained by a Boeing engineer eh... should last a couple hundred more K!
            I'm retired from Boeing myself, but not the aircraft engineering part of the business. Saw in todays paper they are consolidating all of the 787 work here in Charleston. The airline building business is really being hit hard by the pandemic, but the military aircraft part of the business is doing really well right now I understand.

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