Late Monday evening after coming home from work I decided to assemble the dash together (I’m waiting for new parts to fix the dash lighting) and go for a drive. I had the insurance still valid for a couple of days, the snow was mostly melted and the streets were completely dry. It was about 9.30 pm when I reversed it out from the garage, me and my friend took it to the gas station to add about 20 liters and I think we drove 2-3 hours around the city. It was a truly enjoyable time and I’m extremely glad the weather turned out to be so fine during the wintertime. I even managed to take the car out on Tuesday morning for an hour until some light snowing started and I had to drive home again.
Some bad news too :( As you remember I used to have a problem with the cooling system and I replaced the radiator cap. It seems like the problem is now gone but Tuesday morning I still decided to take a container of anti-freeze with me. It was half-full but I tightened it strong and even put it inside a plastic bag. Suddenly while stopping at a red light, I noticed pink fluid floating over the rear carpet and I was so mad at myself… There was quite a lot of fluid on the carpet and I just drove quickly home to clean it all up. I think I spent hours on it with different carpet cleaning foams but I still haven’t gotten it completely off. Now my options are to try some more inside the car, remove the carpet and take it to chemical cleaning or just replace the carpet.
NEVER CARRY CAR FLUID CONTAINERS IN YOUR CAR WITHOUT PUTTING THEM IN A FULLY SEALED BAG!!! At least not in your classic hobby car…
Funnily, I never needed the anti-freeze and it just caused me a lot of trouble.
Currently I’m waiting several parts and items for the Corvette that I’ve ordered from different U.S. shops. A parcel is coming with the headlight switch, main instruments printed circuit and main instruments lens. I’m also waiting for the Shop Manual, Owner’s Manual and a 1979 C3 Sales Brochure :)