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Re: Today I...
« Reply #720 on: November 22, 2015, 09:14:31 AM »
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« Reply #721 on: November 22, 2015, 08:10:54 PM »
Today I... did about 15 battery installs @ Autozone.  Frikken ridiculous.  I literally spent 75% of my 8 hour shift outside, working on customers vehicles.

Then, at the 20 mins of my shift, I picked up one last battery and SNAP!  I felt my sciatic nerve give out.  I almost fell down from the pain. 

We have a Dollar Tree next door so I went and bought some generic acetaminophen.  Even with that and 3 beers, I'm still feeling it.  Even my boss told me I push myself too hard. 

Well, of course the events of today coupled with laying on my cold, cold garage floor (fixing my DD), I'm sure didn't help any.

Meh, I'll be fine in a few days.....
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« Reply #722 on: November 23, 2015, 01:09:35 AM »
You'd be better off taking ibuprofen, it'll help with any swelling at least.  Also acetaminophen is bad for your liver as it is, much less mixed with alcohol.

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« Reply #723 on: November 23, 2015, 06:18:06 AM »
You'd be better off taking ibuprofen, it'll help with any swelling at least.  Also acetaminophen is bad for your liver as it is, much less mixed with alcohol.

Box, no offense, but you are preaching to the choir.  Also ibuprofen does absolutely nothing for me.

So today I... woke up at 2:04 AM to the sound of my house alarm going off  :shock:  :shock:   I immediately grabbed my .357 and cleared the house.

Seems to have been a false alarm.

Irony:  My alarm goes off 1 year to the day that my g/f's mother died.  Creepy.
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« Reply #724 on: November 23, 2015, 03:53:57 PM »
I know what you mean, not even morphine helps with my day to day pain so I said screw going to a specialist every month and all the red tape involved and am just taking muscle relaxers all day along with trying low dose naltrexone in lieu of painkillers since it supposedly helps the chemical imbalance in the brain responsible for fibro.  So far no worse really and seemed like was doing better, but ended up having a bad day today.

Also that's quite interesting.  After my grandmother passed all of a sudden resurrection lilies, of all things, started growing in the yard.

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« Reply #725 on: November 23, 2015, 04:19:37 PM »
Got some small things off today. 
Removed Center spoiler piece, Some A.C. parts theres not much more I can do until I get the Engine/Trans out.  Going to need swaybar and A Arm bushings as those are toast and my decklid is rusted pretty bad in the corners but all those are to be expected.
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« Reply #726 on: November 23, 2015, 05:33:09 PM »
Perfect excuse for poly bushings and a fiberglass or carbon fiber decklid right?

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« Reply #727 on: November 23, 2015, 06:04:40 PM »
Perfect excuse for poly bushings and a fiberglass or carbon fiber decklid right?
Yeah, going for solid body mounts w/ bolted down SFC and poly bushings for the front end.
Rust repair will just be a bondo job for now, not like anybody is going to see under the spoiler.
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« Reply #728 on: November 23, 2015, 11:06:37 PM »
If it's just under the spoiler can cut out all the rust with a Dremel and seal it with fiberglass to hold you until you're wanting to lay down a good paint job.

That's ok, I wish I could find a transmission since no one wants the car unless they're wanting to trade their truck for it.  Haven't heard from the guy with the Accord in two weeks so I guess he changed his mind, go figure the one thing I've been offered I'd trade for.  I'm tired of using my brother's Durango, which if anything I guess at least it hasn't been sitting all the time like it usually does...

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« Reply #729 on: November 24, 2015, 04:26:47 PM »
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« Reply #730 on: November 24, 2015, 05:07:21 PM »
If it's just under the spoiler can cut out all the rust with a Dremel and seal it with fiberglass to hold you until you're wanting to lay down a good paint job.
It doesnt look bad in this picture but its there.

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« Reply #731 on: November 24, 2015, 05:59:57 PM »
Hit it with a wire wheel or brush then can use rust converter before patching the holes.

Ironically the Accord guy messages today asking if I still have the car, but still doesn't have the title back yet.  Then before then someone messaged about coming to see the car to buy it, but they're about 100 miles away in Montgomery.  Honestly I'd rather sell it for cash so I can buy something closer to my liking, otherwise I'd rather find a transmission eventually to make it operational again and keep it.
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« Reply #732 on: November 24, 2015, 07:10:14 PM »
Hit it with a wire wheel or brush then can use rust converter before patching the holes.

Ironically the Accord guy messages today asking if I still have the car, but still doesn't have the title back yet.  Then before then someone messaged about coming to see the car to buy it, but they're about 100 miles away in Montgomery.  Honestly I'd rather sell it for cash so I can buy something closer to my liking, otherwise I'd rather find a transmission eventually to make it operational again and keep it.
I'm going to remove the decklid and do rust repair and primer it as the same time with the other removed pieces fenders, hood, bumpers, spoilers.
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« Reply #733 on: November 24, 2015, 09:51:35 PM »
Today I...  had a customer at Auto Zone ask me if we take food stamps as a form of payment  :sad:

What is this world coming to?
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« Reply #734 on: November 24, 2015, 09:59:51 PM »
Got the Bumper brackets off
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« Reply #735 on: November 24, 2015, 10:32:52 PM »
Fired up my Monte with the LS2 for the first time today! Man, did that feel good.  :cool:
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« Reply #736 on: November 25, 2015, 03:11:26 AM »
Nothing gets one ready for some responsible and legal motoring like firing up a new engine. :cool:

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« Reply #737 on: November 25, 2015, 10:51:18 PM »
Fired up my Monte with the LS2 for the first time today! Man, did that feel good.  :cool:

Oh dang I bet that was freakin awesome :-)


Today I... put the factory replacement Denso double platinum spark plugs in my DD.  I notice zero change in how it runs. 

Also, I topped off the antifreeze and now the heat doesn't cut out when idling.

Lastly, I put a wheel bearing in my fathers HHR.  Finally, an easy day of wrenching. 

LoL now my g/f's Jeep is acting up.  Will this bs EVER stop??
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« Reply #738 on: November 26, 2015, 11:03:39 AM »
Well, actually, yesterday I and a friend picked up my engine and delivered it to the restoration shop.  Then went through the piles of parts that were collected during the move from the previous shop to see just what was there and what was missing. Another friend helped me that has parted out dozens of FBs, to identify, bag and catalog the randomness.  Long day, but a fun and happy one.
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« Reply #739 on: November 26, 2015, 02:43:21 PM »
today i.... finally replaced the lift gate supports on my jeep (no more getting hit on the head every time i open it)

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« Reply #740 on: November 26, 2015, 06:04:42 PM »
LoL now my g/f's Jeep is acting up.  Will this bs EVER stop??
No, it never stops.  Then when you think things are fine and dandy you have a catastrophic failure and you're without a car for half a year or more.  Best part is that it's a never ending cycle of crap because Murphy is up your ass 24/7.  This is why people are Amish, they don't want to deal with the nightmare that is modern living.

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« Reply #741 on: November 29, 2015, 08:40:04 AM »
Speaking of catastrophic failures......

Here's what failed on the woman's Jeep:



I don't think I need to explain what happened here.  I did manage to find a new rear at the JY.  It was drum though.  I had to convert it to disc.

Grrrrrrrrrrr.
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« Reply #742 on: November 29, 2015, 06:44:25 PM »
Tell her to lay off the burnouts.

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« Reply #743 on: November 29, 2015, 07:43:11 PM »
Just be thankful that you can fix them yourself...




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« Reply #744 on: November 29, 2015, 07:54:25 PM »
Today I drove the '99 1500 over to a friends house. Good God that thing needs a lot of work, at 45mph it feels like the Impala at 85mph. I'm wondering when its just going to fall apart completely especially if it gets driven again this winter. You should see how the leaf springs are bowed in around the axle.
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« Reply #745 on: November 29, 2015, 09:12:14 PM »
Speaking of 1500's I had someone offer me a '91 standard cab with a 5-speed but didn't say what engine was in it, and on the same day I had someone offer me a giant smoker.  Then today I had an offer of a '97 Lexus GS300 on dubs and then a PT Cruiser.  Honestly I fail to see the grey area in "I'll only trade for two door cars with a manual transmission."
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« Reply #746 on: November 30, 2015, 01:22:22 AM »
I just literally had someone offer me a primered '98 Civic coupe, I applaud them on reading though.  Thought about it and if the 1500 by whatever slight chance has the 350 it might not be too bad if I were to lower it at least four inches then put on 17's and a camper shell.  What's sad is if I were into trucks I could have my pick more or less, I've just never really liked anything outside of sports cars and muscle cars.  I wish the Accord guy would finally get the title since it appears that'll be the best offer in regards to something I'll halfway be ok with.  Hell I wish I could find a manual trans to convert it or at least another TH350 to put into it so then I could just keep it and fix the few things here and there that need done.

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« Reply #747 on: November 30, 2015, 06:23:10 AM »
What are driving right now that you are in such a hurry to trade for a rice burner?
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« Reply #748 on: November 30, 2015, 10:25:24 AM »
Those GS300's are pretty cool, and with some wheels they look really good.
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« Reply #749 on: November 30, 2015, 06:21:09 PM »
What are driving right now that you are in such a hurry to trade for a rice burner?
My brother's '01 5.9 4x4 Durango with overdrive locked out.  It gets about the same mpg as the Firebird, on 87 vs 93 at least, but nowhere near as enjoyable to drive.  I happen to like imports, at least the real ones made in their home country as I don't count the ones made here.  The Accord was made over here, but at least it'd be easy enough to turn around and sell so I could get something I like.  I don't know trucks well enough except to know that domestic short wheel base models from '70 and back are popular and that any Toyota truck with a manual is as well.

The GS300/400 from '98-05 isn't bad for a sedan, but if I were wanting another automatic I'd opt for the SC400.  I was offered what I believe to be an early 80's C10 stepside today, if it had been a manual I'd have gone for it.

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« Reply #750 on: December 01, 2015, 08:47:07 AM »
What are driving right now that you are in such a hurry to trade for a rice burner?
My brother's '01 5.9 4x4 Durango with overdrive locked out. 

Meh...  Every Dodge I've ever worked on was a POS.  I can see why you want something different.

On the bright side, at least you know what you want.
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« Reply #751 on: December 01, 2015, 04:16:36 PM »
Well to be free and have some 260,000 miles on it what's a missing gear between friends? :P  Supposedly there's some kind of temp sensor/governor inside the trans responsible for locking out overdrive, but just haven't gotten around to it.

Ye, of course there's certain cars I'd prefer but being realistic most any coupe or liftback with a manual I could live with.  That or if I could ever find another short-tail TH350 to put into it I can go back to my original plan of driving it as is and collect parts for a manual conversion over time.

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« Reply #752 on: December 01, 2015, 07:08:17 PM »
today I.....installed my $5 flea market find 78 CB radio in my map pocket- Breaker 1-9 !

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« Reply #753 on: December 01, 2015, 07:33:14 PM »
today I.....installed my $5 flea market find 78 CB radio in my map pocket- Breaker 1-9 !
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« Reply #754 on: December 01, 2015, 09:45:33 PM »
If a Firebird burns to the ground does it rise from the ashes born anew?  That's my new theory on Firebird restoration.

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« Reply #755 on: December 02, 2015, 06:16:06 AM »
If a Firebird burns to the ground does it rise from the ashes born anew?  That's my new theory on Firebird restoration.

LOL!  The way things are going lately, I'd almost be happy to test that theory for you.
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« Reply #756 on: December 02, 2015, 11:55:18 AM »
today I.....installed my $5 flea market find 78 CB radio in my map pocket- Breaker 1-9 !
I need to figure out a place to mount a Cobra 29 in the '77.
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« Reply #757 on: December 02, 2015, 06:47:24 PM »
What is a cobra 29?
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« Reply #758 on: December 02, 2015, 07:39:08 PM »
I'm guessing a radar detector.




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« Reply #759 on: December 02, 2015, 08:16:35 PM »
Its a Full size CB radio, dont know dimensions on it but its pretty big. Bigger than the console map pocket 
Edit: its not as big as I thought but still just slightly bigger than the map pocket.  I have a spare cut up console I could use and bolt it the passenger side of the console near the bin
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