Mar 16, 2012 update to the Shelby GT 350 project car

Leaks and Squeaks

When the repairs are simple and not too difficult, everyone wants to get under the hood.
This car has it all: It’s comfortable and drivable yet fast and stylish. Even the sorting was going quickly.
We had problems with an improperly installed washer and a faulty ram, but both were remedied in short order.

Soon after our return from Texas, an annoying squeak invaded our Shelby’s interior.

Next up for our Shelby GT 350 project: dealing with a couple of power steering leaks. On our tour of Texas, the valve body developed a leak caused by a washer that had been installed backward. This was a simple mistake on Orlando Mustang’s part, as they rebuilt the unit for us; they quickly remedied the situation and fixed the leak.

Another leak developed in the power steering ram. We had just installed a new one from NPD, and when we informed the company about the problem, they instantly sent us a new unit—no questions asked. They also sent a call tag to pick up our old one. We were impressed with their customer service yet again.

Soon after our return from Texas, an annoying squeak invaded our Shelby’s interior. The solution for that problem: lubricate the latch that holds up the fold-down back seat.

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