I just checked the home page that says April 20 was when they were introduced, So if your car is 04B, that’s April, 2nd week for production. Looks like you have one of the first ones so you will have to restore it and not use it for parts! Curious to see how low the body number is.
You will not find hood springs, but you can find a set of used hinges with springs that may be better. If the back of the hood stays up when closed, that indicates worn hinge rivets and there are places that do a great job of rebuilding them. If the hood won’t stay up, maybe new rivets will help, and they will check your springs.
Here are the latest photos of my Jet, I cleaned it up and put some 15″ wheels on for now to make it drive able. Rebuilt brakes, distributor, cooling system, etc. and it runs real good, turbo works also. The color is very rare and kind of a love it or hate it. But once I got used to it, its actually starting to look good. Is something wrong with me?
All vacuum and boost gauges work the same with a copper coil inside that expands and contracts, so it should be cheap to get fixed. I have an extra one but it does not work and I am trying to fix it.I think the coils get clogged.