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Re: Today I...
« Reply #9040 on: September 16, 2020, 08:35:15 PM »
Finished up the exhaust.  The extra power is there, a quick banzai run up the Paseo onramp proved that.  But I hope I get used to the new exhaust note - much louder than before!

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« Reply #9041 on: September 22, 2020, 07:05:23 PM »
got my motor and trans installed and tuned up. runs much better without debris and bad lifters..............
cant wait to get some miles on my new clutch and let er rip!
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« Reply #9042 on: September 22, 2020, 08:27:52 PM »
Was yesterday but...
Ordered LED tag lights off eBay since the originals decided their clips should break.  Super easy to install, nice fit and finish, and very good light output:




LED interior lights came in right after:


Glad I went with something brighter after all, the tinted lense cuts it down a lot.
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« Reply #9043 on: September 23, 2020, 06:20:59 PM »
Took the family for icecream.  Fun time.

We see tons of car pictures so here's one with my family.  Goofy daughter in the background  :razz:


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« Reply #9044 on: September 24, 2020, 05:16:39 AM »
Nice, looks like a good time.




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« Reply #9045 on: September 24, 2020, 06:06:32 AM »
x2, its nice that you can get the car out with the family. There was a thread on another forum about going for ice cream. Seems like a popular trip in an old car. My problem is 1. Im lactose intolerant (no thrill for me other than driving :grin:) AND the ONLY ice cream place we have is at a local dairy farm. The road to get there is about a half mile of dirt and gravel. I have been there twice in the T/A but it always needs a bath afterwards :(
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« Reply #9046 on: September 24, 2020, 06:19:48 AM »
I too am lactose intolerant but the lactade tablets work good enough that I can eat it. We have 3 icecream places within 5 minutes of each other (one in each small town). So we actually went to one first but it was packed so we went on to another one. We can really only go to the two as my daughter is allergic to milk (wonder where she got that?) and these two have dolewhip dairy free icecream so she loves that she can participate.
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« Reply #9047 on: September 24, 2020, 06:20:51 AM »
Kerry - I thought you were complaining about the rock chips from the gravel road. Giving the bird a good old fashion bath is fun... ok don't go there I changed the wording and deleted hand, etc. lol




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« Reply #9048 on: September 24, 2020, 07:59:07 AM »
I'm slightly lactose intolerant as I can't drink milk straight, but it's ok if used in cooking or processed into cheese, yogurt, or ice cream.  Though even then I have my limits with cheese and ice cream, but I can eat plenty of yogurt though.
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« Reply #9049 on: September 24, 2020, 10:45:45 PM »
Luke,

Its wonderful you create these wonderful moments that your children will remember fondly.
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« Reply #9050 on: September 25, 2020, 06:23:26 PM »
Ordered NGK wires & boots, NGK V-Power "extended reach" plugs, Wagner 9011 & Hella 9012 bulbs, Mahle fuel filter, fuel line clips & removal tool, Motorcraft oil filter, and Trico beam blades off RockAuto.  Also ordered Redline power steering fluid off Amazon earlier.  So now I just need to pick up oil for the engine, transmission, and differential and maintenance will be fully caught up for awhile.
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« Reply #9051 on: September 26, 2020, 12:01:08 PM »
Picked up a 73 Brewster Green TA.

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« Reply #9052 on: September 26, 2020, 12:06:42 PM »
Im Brewster Green with envy  :-D
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« Reply #9053 on: September 26, 2020, 12:11:54 PM »
Congratulations! Post more pics.
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« Reply #9054 on: September 26, 2020, 02:14:52 PM »
Congrats!!!  More pictures and specs are in order!
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« Reply #9055 on: September 26, 2020, 03:23:25 PM »
Another early 2nd gen? Where are you finding them? I bet I look as much as you do on CL, marketplace, etc.
Anyways congrats.




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« Reply #9056 on: September 26, 2020, 05:07:25 PM »
Another early 2nd gen? Where are you finding them? I bet I look as much as you do on CL, marketplace, etc.
Anyways congrats.

Went to PA for this one. Was about a 11hr round trip. Left home at 7am, got home at 8:30pm. Would've been faster, but had to stop for lunch and multiple fuel stops.  :lol:

I'll grab some more pics tomorrow.
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« Reply #9057 on: September 28, 2020, 11:57:50 PM »
Have my intake off for a gasket replacement and I'm also gonna repaint it, but also took on a side project of blocking the EGR.

Had my buddy saw off the EGR diaphragm as well as the backpressure transducer mounting bracket/sensor and tube, stick weld their bases together, and seal all the holes. It's now a combined, singular blockoff in the same dimensions as the original mated parts so that I can still maintain the same factory clamping system. Just needs a gasket and paint and will look great! Figured I may as well since my BPT was non-functional, anyway.




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« Reply #9058 on: September 29, 2020, 10:14:39 PM »
I ordered some red/yellow conspicuacy tape to apply to strategic portions of the rollbar, I figure every little bit helps with improving visibility.
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« Reply #9059 on: September 30, 2020, 10:39:22 PM »
Today I started day 1 of my 3 day suspension without pay so, with the help of my father, we pickled my original 301 block just incase the idea of all original restoration ever happened to the car. Dad had a couple barrels of diesel but wasn't sure what it was mixed with and didn't want to find out the hard way running it through his tractor. it was perfect to submerge the block and heads

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20200930_151538 by Charles Marson, on Flickr

not shown, because I forgot to take a pic is the lid on that barrel and then the HD garbage bag we stretched over that. Should be good for a little while.
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« Reply #9060 on: October 01, 2020, 05:40:04 AM »
How long can you store a motor in oil/diesel like that? I have never seen anyone do that, but it sounds like a great way to preserve it.

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« Reply #9061 on: October 01, 2020, 09:38:34 AM »
I'd imagine as long as you could keep water out and the evaporation to a minimum it'd last quite a while.
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« Reply #9062 on: October 01, 2020, 02:04:01 PM »
We have done this in the past with other steel items with no issues. Like Casey mentioned, water out and limited evaporation (should be none as it is sealed) it will keep for a long while.
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« Reply #9063 on: October 01, 2020, 09:56:06 PM »
I'm already tired of my thighs and butt sticking to my seat, but I don’t think throwing black cloth seats into a tan interior would look that good.  I tried searching around for aftermarket seat covers on the internet, but they're all leather and/or vinyl...  :(  Not sure what else to do aside from finding a local upholstery shop and spending a fortune for one off tan cloth seat covers. :-?
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« Reply #9064 on: October 02, 2020, 07:37:34 AM »
Do they make reproduction seat covers yet for that you can get to replace the existing old ones?

I agree that it should remain tan in colour!!
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« Reply #9065 on: October 02, 2020, 08:17:52 AM »
Do they make reproduction seat covers yet for that you can get to replace the existing old ones?

I agree that it should remain tan in colour!!
I looked at 4-5 different seat cover vendors and the problem is that none offer cloth, and even if someone reproduced the o.e. cloth there was only ever black with exception to the almost 1,500 Shinsen with blue seats.  I guess everyone prefers leather for whatever reason.

That or maybe tan and black since there're also black portions of the interior, but yeah solid black seats would stick out too much.  Oh well, first world problems and all that.
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Re: Today I...
« Reply #9066 on: October 02, 2020, 08:42:49 AM »
You can have the same barrier effect by just wearing clothes when your in the car :-)
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« Reply #9067 on: October 02, 2020, 10:01:19 AM »
You can have the same barrier effect by just wearing clothes when your in the car :-)
Darryl
Haha, it's when I'm wearing skirts they like to ride up and bunch up so yeah...  Even with shorts my thighs end up sticking to them.  In late Fall and Winter it won't be so bad since I'll bring out the leggings, but until then it's miserable trying to unstick myself and trying to swivel around to get out.
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« Reply #9068 on: October 02, 2020, 10:10:56 PM »
Today I had a another visit from a local Road Runner. He has been poking his head in my shop and checking in on progress. He has showed up a few times over the last two weeks so it is nice to have a visitor during the day!
Jim



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« Reply #9069 on: October 03, 2020, 06:48:10 AM »
You didn't happen to notice a Coyote around there too, did you?  ;)
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« Reply #9070 on: October 03, 2020, 06:49:31 AM »
Jim, I suppose you should change your screen name to Wiley Coyote !! LOL
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« Reply #9071 on: October 03, 2020, 06:51:14 AM »
Casey, they're not that cheap but I had sheepskins in my Benz and loved them. Only problem they are thick and plush and kinda negated the effects of a heated seat though.
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85 T/A - Sold
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« Reply #9072 on: October 03, 2020, 08:30:32 AM »
Today I had a another visit from a local Road Runner. He has been poking his head in my shop and checking in on progress. He has showed up a few times over the last two weeks so it is nice to have a visitor during the day!
Jim

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« Reply #9073 on: October 03, 2020, 08:37:13 AM »
Casey, they're not that cheap but I had sheepskins in my Benz and loved them. Only problem they are thick and plush and kinda negated the effects of a heated seat though.
I'm looking for replacement covers as opposed to slip-on covers, but it seems slip-on might be my only option besides custom one-off replacement covers.  I must be weird for wanting tan cloth.
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« Reply #9074 on: October 03, 2020, 08:45:54 AM »
Today I had a another visit from a local Road Runner. He has been poking his head in my shop and checking in on progress. He has showed up a few times over the last two weeks so it is nice to have a visitor during the day!
Jim

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« Reply #9075 on: October 05, 2020, 09:18:07 AM »
...I spent several hours cleaning up the disk space on the TAC server, and then had to repair the database tables.
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« Reply #9076 on: October 05, 2020, 09:26:04 AM »
^That explains everything, thanks for taking care of us

Was Saturday but... visibility mod!  Now there's no excuse not to see me:



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« Reply #9077 on: October 05, 2020, 09:31:00 AM »
Yes, THANK YOU Mr. Bandit!!
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« Reply #9078 on: October 05, 2020, 10:02:37 AM »
While refinishing my intake in prep for gasket replacement, I went ahead and pulled my valley pan and cracked it open at the welds to clean it the right way... YUCK

I'm pretty pleased with how well I took it apart. Only drilled through two of the spot welds and my buddy knows how to weld so he will be able to put it back together nice and sealed:



Despite that nastiness, my lifter valley is actually very clean.

Gotta say, I think my motor may be a virgin! The intake manifold gaskets I pulled looked like a set of NOS gaskets I see on eBay right now, and the valley pan was sealed with a cork gasket and blue silicon like original. Good to know my engine has possibly never been molested and I'm beginning to think the 86000 miles on the odo is legit!
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« Reply #9079 on: October 05, 2020, 10:29:38 AM »
^Old conventional oil deposits, so much fun.  NOT.  Nice to know it's not been monkeyed with too much though!
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