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    Liz S
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    Hi All,
    We have just bought a 1966 CC from a gentleman in Minnesota, and being new to these wonderful vehicles, we would like to know what to expect. The local great, do it all, mechanic is solving problems with the clutch and flushing systems. We are also buying new, modern tires and conventional rims (still trying to figure out the offsets / backsets). This autumn we want to make short trips around Connecticut and new year venture farther into New England. Breakdowns, while adventurous, are still a big worry.
    Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
    Thanks,
    Sam & Liz S

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    Jess Bressi
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    Advice: replace every item made of rubber if it is older seven years old (tires, brake hoses, vacuum hoses, every hose, etc.), carry extra U-Joints, repair any rust damage before it takes hold, check all wiring for poor or brittle insulation and replace as needed, find an extra Chrysler industrial starter as they are hard to find, if you happen upon a good used transaxle, grab it for spares, get a copy of the “STIM” manual which is a collection of factory and owner repair memos, and when driving and going up hill and turning at the same time, be very gentle with the application of gas or you will break a U-Joint. JMHO, Jess

    Jess Bressi, OC CA
    1974 Side Bath/Rear Bedroom
    19.5" Rims/front disc brakes/3.71 Final drive
    Keep on Cortezz'n

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