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Maintenance on the 73 Road Runner


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Oct 15, 2022
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The Road runner has been sitting in the shed for about 3 years now. Had a trans am in the garage that needed a few things sorted out. I got it out, put the trans am in the shed, put gas in it and it fired up pretty quick. Gave it a quick wash job and went to town. When I got back popped the hood and had a nice thin film of oil coming of the A/C compressor ( yep I used it on the way home). Of course it sprayed over the belts and new hood pad, front of motor, Grrr. Ordered a front seal.

About 15 to 20 years ago I redid most everything under the hood, including the A/C. I don't know why it decided to spray down everything but got it apart.


New seal, ran a vacuum for about an hour.

Plenty of good freon. Blowing 38 degrees now, ambient is 78, 24% humidity, good to go.

It's not a concours restoration but it looks decent.

I decided to wax it since it probably hasn't been done in at least a decade (or more). It is all original paint and there are quite a few spots where it is rubbed off, door dings and parking lot scrapes but this way I can drive it and not be too concerned about it.

Waxed up, parked in the garage, I think I will drive it tomorrow.
That looks amazing for original paint. Enjoy your cruise.
Nice car, and nothing better than cruising a classic car with some cold A/C!
Yep....great looking car. Enjoy the cruising. :thumbsup:
The original paint looks awesome.
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