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Re: Today I...
« Reply #720 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 #721 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 #722 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 #723 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 #724 on: November 29, 2015, 06:44:25 PM »
Tell her to lay off the burnouts.

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« Reply #725 on: November 29, 2015, 07:43:11 PM »
Just be thankful that you can fix them yourself...




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« Reply #726 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 #727 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 #728 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 #729 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 #730 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 #731 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 #732 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 #733 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 #734 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 #735 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 !
10-4 good buddy :-D
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« Reply #736 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 #737 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 #738 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 #739 on: December 02, 2015, 06:47:24 PM »
What is a cobra 29?
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« Reply #740 on: December 02, 2015, 07:39:08 PM »
I'm guessing a radar detector.




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« Reply #741 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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« Reply #742 on: December 02, 2015, 08:36:54 PM »
Yea the cb's from back in the day were pretty big.
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« Reply #743 on: December 02, 2015, 08:46:30 PM »
I'm guessing a radar detector.
With the way I drive I'm going to need one of those too.
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« Reply #744 on: December 02, 2015, 09:06:32 PM »
I wish I had a picture but when I first got my 71 it had a radar detector from the early 80s mounted above the rear view mirror... big ugly thing that I sold on eBay as a vintage prop... got good money for it although I think it was missing the remote receiver.




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« Reply #745 on: December 02, 2015, 11:11:38 PM »
Found a TH350 out of a '79 Camaro that supposedly was only removed since a PowerGlide was put in, but why go from a perfectly fine TH350 to a PowerGlide and especially in something heavy like a late second gen?  I don't know, sounds off to me.

Also is it bad that birthdays are just another day now?  Meh...  Few more days marks a year since buying the Firebird, so yeah wish I could say something positive there too.

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« Reply #746 on: December 04, 2015, 08:46:34 AM »
Today I..s was driving to work @ 75mph on the interstate (this is typical).  Some a##hole was tailgating me for at least 15 miles.  Finally, the "slow" lane clears up and the a##hole goes to pass me *ever so slowly* on the right hand side.  I gave him the finger because he was tailgating.

Turns out it was a State Trooper. 

What's the song title?  F##K the police!!
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« Reply #747 on: December 04, 2015, 11:26:52 AM »
^I've given you the benefit of the doubt several times.  You have proved to be an idiot.

Why, because I gave the finger to some idiot who was tailgating?  Regardless of the fact that it was a cop, ANYONE else would have gotten that same treatment.
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« Reply #748 on: December 04, 2015, 01:18:44 PM »
I once had someone decide they wanted the driver side of my car because they were too good to wait until the dashed line to enter the turn lane like everyone else.  Luckily I was paying attention, unluckily for him there was a red light immediately after the turn and it spread into two lanes.  Funny, you could tell he was staring straight ahead purposely and couldn't wait for the light to change for some reason.  I just stared him down with a mean look, that probably had more effect than any crude hand gestures could manage. :lol:
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« Reply #749 on: December 04, 2015, 01:44:47 PM »
DeCAff:  I gots to know.  What was the speed limit? 

If I was in the passing lane and someone was following that close for 15 miles, (and I didn't like it or want to speed up and get him off my back) then the solution is to pull over and let him go. 

If he was tailgating that close I should also be able to see if he's a trooper or not.  FWIW, if you were already speeding, the trooper could've written you a citation.

Lastly, if there's a 15 mile+ taligating situation in the fast/passing lane, IMHO it's the guy that acting as a pace car and not letting the guy behind pass that's being the idiot.

just sayin'
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« Reply #750 on: December 04, 2015, 02:01:09 PM »
Guys... wow...

It was 6:30 AM and pitch black.  I could NOT see it was a cop behind me.  If I knew that was the case, of course I would have pulled over and let him through.

I seriously thought it was just some a##hole trying to fly by @ 80+ mph.

But, seeing as how it WAS a cop, if he was in that much of a hurry, why didn't he put his rotators on?

@ 76455sd:  The speed limit is 65 mph.  No one ever pays attention to that.


 
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« Reply #751 on: December 04, 2015, 08:42:17 PM »
My CB was too big for the map pocket , my $5 CB fit in the map packet after a bit of altering! Completely installed for looks only, It was about 10 inches long, cut the back 6 inches off it straight across, Leave approx 4 inches of the unit, used a nice black foam strip on the top and bottom slide it in, you cannot tell it was cut. Use one that the mic cord is on the front of the unit. I figured for $5 not much risk, Hopefully it draws as much attention at future car shows like my 8 track does :grin:

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« Reply #752 on: December 04, 2015, 08:55:06 PM »
My CB was too big for the map pocket , my $5 CB fit in the map packet after a bit of altering! Completely installed for looks only, It was about 10 inches long, cut the back 6 inches off it straight across, Leave approx 4 inches of the unit, used a nice black foam strip on the top and bottom slide it in, you cannot tell it was cut. Use one that the mic cord is on the front of the unit. I figured for $5 not much risk, Hopefully it draws as much attention at future car shows like my 8 track does :grin:

Maaaaannn  I miss having my CB!  I'd love to see pics of the install.
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« Reply #753 on: December 04, 2015, 09:07:19 PM »
Today, I replaced a burned out rear light in my DD.  Whoo hoo, what excitement :smile:

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« Reply #754 on: December 04, 2015, 09:09:43 PM »
I`ll snap a pic tomorrow and post it.

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« Reply #755 on: December 05, 2015, 06:43:36 AM »
I check this post every now and then... but I've never seen so much useless nonsense...
Is't this why people use Facebook and other social media?




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« Reply #756 on: December 05, 2015, 07:26:43 AM »
I check this post every now and then... but I've never seen so much useless nonsense...
Is't this why people use Facebook and other social media?

Hmmm yes agreed, and I myself am guilty of posting some of it. 

I don't have anything car related to add at the moment.
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« Reply #757 on: December 05, 2015, 03:12:39 PM »
hopefully this is the correct type of thing to add to this thread, don't want to offend anyone :P :lol:

Today I.... made a deal on a 79 TA, sooooooooo, in probably 2/3 months I will have one sitting in my garage and can call my very own!!! My mechanic will be rebuilding the motor and the car will get interior lift as well as fresh paint, once all work is done should look/be like a new car (oh and i think he said something about putting a cat on it or something, was a little too happy and maybe didn't understand correctly but he said it will get the car to be faster and add some more power) --- it's a 6.6L 403 Olds with T-Tops, also still has the OG snowflakes, which he will also restore and they will have the color of my choice, super stoked.  8-) (it was last registered with DMV in 97, been sitting ever since)

in any case..... wow, it took some time but am feeling like it was worth it.

also, drove a 95 TA to the mechanic to have it inspected, and I'll be putting in an offer on that one later today as well.... if it happens and the seller takes my offer, well, then i will have a 95 and a 79 TA, and then might already have a buyer for my jeep, interesting day today  :shock:

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« Reply #758 on: December 05, 2015, 04:16:23 PM »
yesterday but anyway, was late for work despite being at work. left my jacket, work bag and wallet on the passenger seat. got out locked the door and walked around to get my stuff and pulled the keys out of my pocket to unlock the door and i had my house keys. with the keys to the bird still in the ignition.  :???: had to wait for the wife to get back in town to bring me the spare key. i cut the lock rods down and added safety caps so they sit flush on the door.
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« Reply #759 on: December 05, 2015, 05:07:14 PM »
Fitted a set of brackets to mount Vintage Air unit to firewall - supplied pieces were pitiful.

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