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Old 09-08-2015, 01:53 AM   #16
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Hi Mito!
Car's still in progress.
As for my health... I'm fighting with the insurance company to have back surgery.
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Old 09-30-2015, 06:27 PM   #17
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Default The saga continues...

... with some brightness!
On the health front: my neurosurgeon is going to resubmit for my back surgery. He is very hopeful he can satisfy the insurance company regarding necessity. It's tentatively scheduled for Oct. 20. I'll probably be out of work 4 weeks post-op. That will make me eligible for short-term disability insurance from work!!!

On the LNor front, some REALLY GOOD NEWS!!! I went to the garage and LNor was sitting in the driveway! I went into the office and spoke with manager and the owner. (A parts supply salesman was there, too)The owner asked if I'd like to hear the car. What do you think I said in response???
He went into the garage- I thought to get something, but he had gone to the car. Before I left the office, I heard
ROOOAAAAARRRRRRRRRR!!!!!
The sales guy's eyes about pooped out of his head!!!
I got to the car and the engine, while not show-quality, looks clean and was running very smoothly! Once the choke reset, I could hear myself think again!!!
He still needs to install the heater core, do some brake work, and weld on my chrome exhaust tips.
When all is said and done, the total price of all his work- including rebuilding the engine will be...
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wait for it...
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$2500.00!!!!!!!!
This was a very, very good day!!!
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Old 09-30-2015, 09:37 PM   #18
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Hi Jerry,

That's great news!!!

And yes, that is a very cheap price.

Most places here in New York City usually charge between $5,000 and $6,000 to rebuild an engine. But that is for a complete engine rebuild. That's what my neighbor recently paid to rebuild the engine on his 1969 Camaro.

In an earlier post in this thread, you stated that your car had a blown head gasket. Instead of doing a complete engine rebuild, maybe they replaced the head gasket and did some other things to the engine. That would explain the cheaper price.

Changing the heater core is very labor-intensive because it is located in the firewall, next to the evaporator. The dashboard and front passenger seat must be removed to get access to it. That's usually a $1,000 job in and of itself.

Back in the mid-1980s, the heater core in my 1980 Mustang Turbo broke. I had it replaced, and it cost me a fortune. About a year or 2 later, the evaporator broke. I didn't fix it. I just drove the car without air conditioning. Of course, I was a teenager back then, and a broken air conditioning system wasn't as bothersome as it would be now.
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Good luck with your back surgery Jerry, I will also be going "under the knife" Tuesday for a new Hip. I feel your pain !!! literally
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Auggie, they rebuilt the engine. I was in the shop when the block was completely disassembled.
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