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The real cost of a 512TR DIY Major Service

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  1. JIMBO

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    Jim DeRespino
    I did not keep records of the time, so it's impossible to say. When I was in the middle of it, it seemed like forever, but now looking back it seems like a minute.
    I'm sure that applies to life somehow...
    Jim
     
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  3. JIMBO

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    You are a wise man.
    I have one last frame-off restoration to complete, a 1970 Orbit Orange Pontiac GTO Judge convertible (Ram Air IV, 4-speed). It is 65% done. Of course it's been 60% done for the last 10 years until the last 2 months. It's the last car project in the queue currently. That is, except for the 17 ton, 10-wheel drive 1964 M35-A2 military truck (the anti-Ferrari). And the two old scooters. And then again, I want to re-do the engine in my restified 1970 GTO Judge convertible.
    I'd better get to work...

    Jim
     
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  4. MOSS

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    Love it. Sounds like you certainly know what you are doing Jim! Love the vehicles too!
     
  5. Clyde Romero

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    great news on the A/C
    the tint will really help
    jumping in the 512 TR next Monday for a trip to lower GA to race slot cars!
    by the way how was your water pump ?
    yea guys change the belts way to early
    if you drive the car they will go easily 45K
    keep an eye out on your suspension bushing and steering rack
    I did mine at 85K or so
    best of luck DOC
    Clyde 110K and counting !
     
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  6. turbo-joe

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    romano schwabel
    and how long in time? 5 years? 10 years?
     
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