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Old 12-08-2018, 03:26 PM   #1
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Default Winter car work 2018

When the snow starts falling and and my driving is done for the year, here's what's on the menu for the Winter...so far.
What's on your list?

Engine
Change head gasket
New water temp gauge
Change oil
Clean water jacket
Clean engine
Tranny dip stick
Check tranny fluid
Install engine pans
Remove/Flush radiator
Install radiator sock
Rebuild distributor (modern)


Misc:
Brake anti rattle RF. LF, RR, LR, Ebrake
Adjust brakes
Lube joints
Check rear end
Lube leaf springs
Oil door hinges RF. LF, RR, LR
Remove weld on rear door hinge
Run magnet on fly wheel
Seal roof leaks-DONE
Adjust windshield
Tires - tubes, liners, mount, install beads - DONE
Install front plate

Steering
Tighten steering wheel

Electrical
Modern points
Clean/adjust light switch
Check/repair electrical connections
Starter brush set
Generator Brush Set

Horn
clean/lube horn

Interior
window crank repair - Mac's
Fix dash light
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Old 12-08-2018, 04:27 PM   #2
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Default Re: Winter car work 2018

That is quite a list. Lots more than I do.


Suggestions.


Check differential fluid.


Repack wheel bearings/seal replacement if needed.


Service Fuel System
Check for Gas Shutoff Valve leakage. Flush and completely Drain Gas Tank. Clean - Pencil filter, Gas bowl and screen, Carb Filter. Drain Carb Bowl. Fill Tank with non gasohol Gas mixed with Marine Stabil. Check Float level.


I assume your steering wheel mounts to the Dash on your 31, if not update it.


Check/Clean/Gap Spark Plugs. Check Rotor Gaps.


As long as you have got the radiator off and are changing the head gasket backflush the Block/head, visually check for rust/scale.


Change over to Antifreeze for storage if you are running water in the summer.
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Old 12-08-2018, 04:45 PM   #3
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Adjust valve lash on my AV8
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