Thursday, January 30, 2014

Lessening Cabin Noise

While trying to lessen cabin noise I put carpet pads under the back seat, which helped, and also installed the shift tower insulation after discovering this:
Similar to a hole in the floor, you can actually see the road when you remove the shifter boot. The OE item was inexpensive but not quite a precise fit.
I'm not sure the cabin is quieter because of the insulation but I will have to drive the car further to really test the theory.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

The Defroster Vent Rides Again

This morning, on a day that dawned dreary, cold, and damp, I gave a couple of people a ride for fun. The passenger side winshield fogged as uaual, since the defroster vent has never worked. I thought, well, why not see what the problem is and fix the issue. It took a minute to realize that the hose from the heater box to the vent was missing. And I happened to have a couple of hoses, sent to me courtesy of Sr. Barbieri. So... maybe one of them would fit? Sure enough, one appeared to be the correct item and now I have stereo winshdield defrost action. Amazing.
It has a small dent in it but doesn't leak air.

Friday, January 3, 2014

Jack 'er Up

Got the car up on jackstands again today. Another great Christmas gift!