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Well, the 61 Sunliner made the event. An unbelievable amount of work went into the last couple of weeks to get what I considered respectible to go as as a "Survivor" with mostly original paint, with the exception of some spray can original color touchup paint to cover the quarter panel replacement. I didn't recieve the paint or Upholstery kit untill Friday, I was working on her all the way till we pulled out of the driveway.

Staging downtown Reno



 

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Thought I might have the only 61 Sunliner at the event untill I heard about this one that went across the block at the Silver auction. Says it sold but don't know for how much.


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It is nice to see pics of your car. It must have felt great to get to drive it around all those cars.
 

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OMG, what is that jacked up car in the background? It's about to mount the back of your convertible!

Apart from that LOL, very nice and thanks for posting them up.
 

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The more I drive it the more I like it.
I'm Getting to trust it more. It still doesn't like slow cruising in traffic, warms right up but doesn't act overheated. Though Saturday night I got caught up in traffic and by the time I got to the hotel and shut it off it puked antifreeze. I've tried driving with the heater on and the second day there I put in an electric pusher fan but didn't seem to help. I'm going to put an aftermarket temp gauge in and see where it is actually running.
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Kind of cool getting hi Fives and guesses as to what year it is. I didn't just sit around in a lawn chair by it all day but when I was there people stopped and showed interest, after all, what else is there to say about a tri Five Chevy or Mustang?
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Yeah I figured it was a gasser, but they look pretty crazy on the street!
Bet it handles those corners like a sponge.
 

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I've never been and did not make it this year yet again, but on my way back down to the SF bay area with the 68 LTD, I saw a lot of oldies returning from the event.

Gotta give you grief for parking in the red zone! LOL!

Sounds like you have a cavitated lower radiator hose.
 

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Hey, the event staff parked me there. Street is closed for the whole week.
I have a spring in the lower radiator hose to keep it from collapsing.
I'll bet that gasser handles more like a stage coach......
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Although I am certain such collectors exist, in general, I do not find that car collectors snobby at all.

I make this assessment based on a number of times when I was driving one of my shall we say "less than pristine" cars (like the 68 4-door I was driving this weekend). Despite that my ride is typicically sub-perior to the other guy driving the flawless oldie next to me, I usually get the old thumbs up.

In short, car people are good people.
 
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