I found this link on the web for how to remove and replace the power antenna on the Accord wagons.

The wagon got a massive roof rack to carry the Yurt!

Today I looked around the radiator after driving the car around town. There was some leakage around the cap and a couple of tiny spots around the end of some tig welds. A different radiator cap took care of that leak. Now I have to see if the tig welds keep leaking. I may have to have the brass radiator repaired.

It looks promising that I can carry the yurt on top of the wagon. The mounts for a factory luggage rack make it possible to hold the yurt nicely on the roof. Straps will do the rest.

Today on the way onto the freeway, I hear a clanging as though something were falling out of the engine compartment. I looked back into my rear view mirror and found that there was something bouncing onto the road surface. I had to drive a couple of miles to get back onto the freeway entrance again. But there was the distinctive alternator pivot bolt in the middle of the road. I grabbed it and sure enough mine was missing. I had thought that maybe it was a wrench or socket that I had left under the hood. I carefully drove home and reinstalled it. Whew! Glad nothing else bad happened. I still need to look closely to make sure the bolt did not crack or damage the timing cover.

The AC was evacuated and a couple of ounces of oil were added. Then the R12 was added. The ac temps are great. After an 83 mile run nearly to SF, the car didn’t leak a drop. So tomorrow we head off for a long road trip to do some water skiing. That will test the AC and the radiator since it’s fairly hot there. The rear brakes feel like they could be adjusted a little.

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