I bought my 1969 Silver Shadow (SRX6826) in May of this year. It was love at first sight but now the honeymoon is over. My love for the car is no less. I just have to now look past the perfect paint, new leather and carpet, polished wood - and start fixing the warts, scars and inoperative do-dads. This is kinda like washing dishes after the honeymoon. Anyway, I am a physicist and a classic/exotic car restorer, in my limited spare time, and find the repair work as much fun as driving. (Sounds kinda silly now that I've written it down.) I also enjoy sharing the hobby.
My car has low oil pressure when hot but that doesn't bother me really. On the hottest days it still circulates enough oil at idle to be safe. At road speeds, its fine. My rear hydraulic pump ticks a bit, more so when cold and first started. The self-leveling moans at times, so it needs to be bled - again. But all-in-all, its a good car.
My present course of work comes in two categories; mechanical repairs and cosmetic repairs. The mechanical repairs, beyond those mentioned above, include rebuilding a few of the electro-mechanical servos (like the heater fluid flow servo), perished mounts on the A/C blowers and that ticking hydraulic pump. The cosmetic repairs include putting a fresh coat of vinyl finish on the dash and console, installing the radio and speakers, and replacing the facia across the top and to the right of the glove box. I have sourced a replacement piece and will install it shortly. Oh yea, I also need to disassemble, clean and lubricate all the seat motion machinery as nothing really moves now.
I hope to share the progress and restoration work in stories and pictures. Right now, I have only the previous owner's marketing pictures uploaded but you're welcome to view them. They're at: http://www.aubard.us/RR
Rick Lindsay / Houston, Texas USA