Fascinating information, much appreciated William.
It actually is very hard to get the perfect ANGLE when trying to show short distances. I would say use a stick rule, or a 1 foot or 3 foot ruler. They are flat, and can lay down without curvature of a standard tape measure. But no matter what, you can't show the measurements at EACH end at the same time accurately if the item is more than 3 or 4 inches. It gets worse as the item gets longer. You can only show one side accurately at a time. At least that's what it seems to me. So you have to show the finished distance, and hope for the best.. DThat's what I tried to do with my pics. I made it so you could see the correct distance, but you can't see where it starts as well.
Happy 4th to eveyone.
The starter solenoid has been working perfectly with the lighter spring for a few weeks now. I got the silver grease in the mail but haven't used it on the connections yet because the car is running well and now is the time to be driving the car. The weather is too nice to spend in the garage working on it.
Lynn, not all government workers are bad.
I know not all Gov workers are bad. Just easy to make fun of them.... like making fun of lawyers, right? And I do that too.
There were very minor dents just in front of the pinion snubber, but nothing bigger than a pencil eraser. I worked them out when I was detailing the floor, and did not have to use any filler.
Yes, I now know the 1 70 tank was first week of Aug. Just didn't know at the time, and probably would not have used it anyway because of the dented up bottom.
Owning an 08A car has made me take special note over the years when I see one. Seems that dated components are all over the place. I have seen an 08A car with a May dated engine, as well as one with an Aug. 2 dated engine. Engines, alts, distributors and trannys are all over the place, especially transmissions.
Also, 08A is when they started using the mylar vin decal in the door. I know my car should have received one, but it didn't. The John Berry car, which probably rolled out the same day, did get the sticker.