After 63 days, the Plymouth is home again with a shiny rebuilt engine, among other things.
And the dash is back together.
Engine rebuilt, new hoses, oil, filter, plug wires, etc.
Engine & engine compartment painted
Replaced dashboard voltage regulator
Replaced Fuel gauge
Repair/replace dash wiring
Replace turn signal cam
Install 4 speakers
Replace horn ring
Replace/repair temp control cable
Install new trunk, door locks
Fix driver's side door (drifted closed & bit people)
Repaired/replaced tailpipe strap/bracket
Replaced pass side front grease cap
few kinks though: the convertible top rear window glass hangs up on
the rear seat speaker, so I need to either find one that fits the
speaker well better, remove it or find a way to mount it on a diagonal
so that it slips into the speaker well better. Also, the gas gauge,
which worked at the shop when I picked up the car, had failed again by
the time I got it home. The speedometer, which had been fine, is
now twitching at speeds under about 25, and when I floored it in a
long, empty stretch behind the local Target store, it only got up to
about 20 MPH, when I KNOW I was going much faster than that. Sadly, the
clock in the dash didn't revive, either. The new engine runs a bit
rough and feels kinda strange, but that may be due to needing to be
broken in. But all in all the car is vastly improved and I'm happy with
It's a bright spot in an otherwise really, REALLY shitty month.