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3/9/12 5:57pm - Original Message: 'Its gonna be the Borgeson...'
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Well in the usual Rook fashion I beat this decision to death and finally pulled the trigger today on the Borgeson Steering Unit. I bought it on Ebay and paid $ 650 total (including free delivery to my doorstep). So I will be starting the tear out hopefully by next weekend. 
 
I'm sure you all will sleep well tonight knowing that this agonizing decision has been made....lol
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3/9/12 6:04pm - Reply: 'Re: Its gonna be the Borgeson...'
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Finally a good nights sleep! The suspense has been killing me! LOL  Seriously, I hope this works out and it does go in with a minimum of problems (there's always something!  Ouch ). It should clean things up front significantly! Better get bit ready for that trip to Charleston! (you know you want to go)
 
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3/9/12 7:13pm - Reply: 'Re: Its gonna be the Borgeson...'
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Hey Barry Speaking of trips, my wife and I are going to the Corvettes at the bay in Annapolis on June 16th. We got our confirmation back today....
 


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3/11/12 7:29pm - Reply: 'Re: Its gonna be the Borgeson...'
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You are going to be very happy with the decision. I love not having a oil slick under my 73 anymore. Plus the steering is great once again. 

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3/12/12 6:52pm - Reply: 'Re: Its gonna be the Borgeson...'
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Redwingvette said: You are going to be very happy with the decision. I love not having a oil slick under my 73 anymore. Plus the steering is great once again. 



Tell me about it Brian.......
 
Im going to be using your step by step by step instructions. Thanks in advance.


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3/13/12 9:12pm - Reply: 'Re: Its gonna be the Borgeson...'
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Well the Borgeson came today and I happen to be off tomorrow.....but its supposed to be a sunny 72 here tomorrow and I wanted to go see the paint guy...so looks like a minor delay....for now.

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3/14/12 8:27am - Reply: 'Re: Its gonna be the Borgeson...'
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You just wanna take a ride, admit it!
 
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4/13/12 2:41pm - Reply: 'Re: Its gonna be the Borgeson...'
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Well its all finished....confession time..... I ended up having it towed to the garage owned by a buddy of mine from our local corvette club and had him finish it up for me. He and his guys were super helpful to me and loaned me plenty of tools to do it myself. I pretty much gave up after realizing that I had to remove the headers to get the old box out and felt that with my work schedule and the cruise season quickly approaching that Id let him finish it up and get it aligned.  We ended up putting in a new pump while it was apart. He also took care of the binding linkage in the carb caused by some heavy handed neanderthal (we will not mention any names in order to protect the innocent) who changed out the acelerator pump as well as my PA state inspection.
 
So all in all I got about $1300 invested in the steering upgrade but...no more drips on the garage floor and I cant wait to drive it....


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4/13/12 3:44pm - Reply: 'Re: Its gonna be the Borgeson...'
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Time constraints are the main reason I have some one else do things. I know with any thing that's over a couple of hours it will never get completed! (that and no use of the garage) Glad to see it's done! Now off to the paint shop???
 
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4/13/12 4:25pm - Reply: 'Re: Its gonna be the Borgeson...'
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Probably not this year for paint :( .....Im thinking I might tweek everything and go through my "to do" list, button up all the odd and ends and start saving for a complete repaint next year......


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4/13/12 8:18pm - Reply: 'Re: Its gonna be the Borgeson...'
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Your paint doesn't look that bad, so I would concentrate on the mechanical! You don't want to get stranded someplace!
 
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4/14/12 8:58pm - Reply: 'Re: Its gonna be the Borgeson...'
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The Rook said: Probably not this year for paint :( .....Im thinking I might tweek everything and go through my "to do" list, button up all the odd and ends and start saving for a complete repaint next year......



Are your gauges still bouncing around?
Sure am glad I'm not  one of the next few people getting a tile job estimate from you..... Shocked
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4/15/12 11:25am - Reply: 'Re: Its gonna be the Borgeson...'
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Glad you got the steering taken care of. Hope you get to drive her very soon. 



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73 coupe L48, Flat-top pistons, Performer RPM Heads, Crane Cam and roller rockers, Holley 650 vac sec. Performer intake,
3.55 gear BTO 200-4R trans,
Leather seats, F-body seatbelts, Pioneer CD player
Magnaflow Exhuast System
Dewitt radiator and dual electric fans
Borgeson Steering box
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4/15/12 12:00pm - Reply: 'Re: Its gonna be the Borgeson...'
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1979 L-82, 3 spd auto, car was originally Lt. Beige currently painted Sportsman Red, Doeskin leather interior, 103,000 miles......

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Fuel gauge is still a bouncing, however I did buy a new low fuel circut bulb holder and replacing that is on the short list......dont fear my brother Ebo I wont take out the big wallet hit on next my customer....I gots morals.....but I am looking to do a few extra side jobs.
 
And Brian, I picked it up yesterday and its totally amazing how much better it handles and how responsive its become. Its funny how you can used to how a C3 responds, now I gotta learn it all over again....no complaints though.  You move the wheel and the car moves instantly......no more wet mop steering here.  
 
LOVE IT!!!!
 


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4/15/12 2:02pm - Reply: 'Re: Its gonna be the Borgeson...'
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Rook, post some pics of the Borgeson setup when you get a chance - sounds great!! Thumbs Up

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Kewl......so you may be doing some unexpected drifting......LOL
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4/15/12 6:33pm - Reply: 'Re: Its gonna be the Borgeson...'
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If only that were real! Notice how when both rear wheels were in the dirt it didn't spin out? Try that yourself and see what happens!
 
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