Saturday, August 28, 2010

NOS Hub Caps

There are 3 less early NOS T3 hub caps in the world as they were just placed on the car. It took me twenty years to find them. Finding the 4th has been illusive.

It is just amazing how flawless they are. The convex shape, with the scratch less chrome, perfectly reflects images almost like a fish-eye camera lens.

One detail that I appreciate is the reverse side of the cap. One can see the "machining scars" necessary to create it.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

The Seals Leak

Washed the car for the first time today. I was watching very carefully where the hose water wound up with all the brand new installed seals

The interior, for the most part, had a few drops on the inside movable windows.

The front spare tire area had a major amount of water in it even with the new hood drainage hose installed. I am not sure I will be able to fix this.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Front Fresh Air Vent Trim

I have had this set of aftermarket front trim for many years. Decided to install it. It has its drawbacks but because of the rarity I think people should see it.

Here is the article on

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Made It To the Top Of Mount Rose

Drove to see if I could get the T34 out of the Tahoe basin via the high Mount Rose pass.

No problems! The car cruised up the steep grade in 3rd gear with no overheating or engine breathing issues.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Flaps and Plates

Been waiting to get those T3 mud flaps on the car for a couple of weeks. It wasn't as easy as I thought to install them.

I do have genuine T34 flaps but the rubber appeared to be on the fragile side. Instead of mounting them on the car I decided to preserve them for possible future duplication.

My Nevada license plates, with the Lake Tahoe theme, arrived! If you can't read them click on the picture.