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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-26-2020, 06:31 PM Thread Starter
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Introduction, and a bit o' my history

Hello. I'm Jeff, and I'm a car junkie.

Bad AA reference aside, I'm here for information prior to purchase. I'm optimistically about a year away from purchase (new house needs to be built first, NOT leaving a PMC out in the Wisconsin weather).
My automotive history includes, but is not limited to: ownership and repair/restoration of numerous Cadillacs ('61 to '92), Mercs (W123 diesels), Four CitroŽns (CX25GTi, 2CV, SM, 7BN Traction), and a load of other "treasures" both chalk and cheese, as the saying goes. Never a PMC, yet.

I feel my mechanical skills are up to the challenge, as the only system I have not tackled yet, is the setting up of a differential. I've rebuilt engines (in process with one right now), transmissions (loads of TH400s), HVAC climate control (Cadillac and others), and specialize in electrics, not quite electronics, though a lot of that is replace the whole unit. I'm also quite conversant with CitroŽn hydraulics, and could argue that I actually understand those.

Other talents include: welding (all general processes, specialising in TIG), fabrication, woodworking (furniture, cabinets, etc, etc.) and repair of just about everything. The only thing I don't really fool with is Air Con recharging, just don't want to buy the tools for as little as I've needed the service. However, some indications of my particular obsession with repair are my 36 yr old washer/dryer, 70 yr old fully automatic toaster (with 100 yr old backup toaster), as well as every vehicle save the wife's being over twenty years old (up to the 57 year old truck, because Wisconsonites apparently need a truck).

Further, I realise the necessity of a factory service manual, and have a cabinet stuffed with them, both for current vehicles, and a few I just never sold with the cars. Always felt that the folks who screwed the things together just might have a notion of how to repair the fool things.

That's enough boring folks for now, I'll probably just hover in the background for now, until the time is ripe to purchase, and that purchase will likely be a Silver Spur, colour undecided, save it won't be green.

Thanks for being here at the end.
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 01-26-2020, 08:34 PM
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Welcome to the forum Jeff.
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Welcome Jeff. Spur is the way to go. The Bentley/RR workshop manuals are all available from the eighties and earlier online and make the mainteance job a lot easier and systematic than guessing what you're dealing with.

1988 RR Silver Spur
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