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Maintenance Update

As of September 2006, custody of Farley has been given over to the Diplomat community at large.  I had determined that with my growing family and other time commitments that it was not likely that Farley would ever get the time and dedication that he deserved from me.  However, there is apparently some fondness for Farley's future from the dedicated members of the Farley's Page community, and he will now turn into a sort of chain letter of steel born in Detroit, being passed from one person to the next and with each contributing their expertise and abilities as available.  I will continue to support this project financially when able.

April 2011 update by Kevnski3. He wrote, “Farley, FAC and crew (JJJ) made it back to New Mexico this morning,1:00 am. ..Cowboy said they unloaded Farley from the trailer two miles from his house to give the old boy a drive. The muffler fell off, and some hesitation on acceleration. Seems like the plumbers tape didn't hold up. The accelerator pump could be weak. But a good drive overall. Before FAC left my place I told him to replace the front calipers. spongy on the brakes. The brake pedal needs to be lifted off the floor too every now and then, possible master cylinder issues. The accelerator pump going bad maybe from sitting to long, with out much of a work out in the last few years. My bad.”

April 2011 update by FifthAveCowboy (the current owner). “My plans are to start with a tune-up, oil change, carb rebuild, exhaust, etc etc, fix the parking brake, upgrade the rear end (8.25” or larger rear axle), and the radio and speakers. Once I've collected the necessary parts or a parts car to begin the body restoration, I'll begin on that. ... So far the exterior body panels seem to be salvageable, yet have severe surface rust. The vinyl roof will be removed.” 

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Mileage at time of last update (April 2011):   314,838

2004 Estimated Trade-in Value  $0.00 • Retail Value:  $85 (Kelleys Blue Book data before 1979 fell off their chart).

Farley's price when new:  $5,336

Farley's price when new, inflation-adjusted to 2011:  $16,266

Note: Farley could not be sold as a new car in 2011 — no airbags (two required); would not meet side impact or pollution standards; no tire pressure monitors; no third brake light.

Last update: April 8, 2011

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