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Re: Today I...
« Reply #760 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 #761 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 #762 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 #763 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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Re: Today I...
« Reply #764 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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Re: Today I...
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« Reply #765 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 #766 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 #767 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 #768 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 #769 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 #770 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 #771 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 #772 on: December 04, 2015, 09:09:43 PM »
I`ll snap a pic tomorrow and post it.

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« Reply #773 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 #774 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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Check out my resto thread:  http://transamcountry.com/community/index.php?topic=48626.0

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Re: Today I...
« Reply #775 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 #776 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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Re: Today I...
« Reply #777 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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« Reply #778 on: December 06, 2015, 10:20:36 AM »
Today, I replaced a burned out rear light in my DD.  Whoo hoo, what excitement :smile:

 :lol:Did the same thing with the wife's Buick yesterday.  Not one person offered up a high five on a job well done. So I moved on.  :lol:
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« Reply #779 on: December 06, 2015, 12:18:47 PM »
Finished this project:

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« Reply #780 on: December 06, 2015, 03:07:35 PM »
^Nice, I planned on doing something similar myself since I have the base gauge package and I'd hate to know the work involved in going to the factory Rally gauge setup.

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« Reply #781 on: December 06, 2015, 03:51:37 PM »
Today I got the AC box off.  All the Vin#s match and the radiator(?) inside the box is dated 9-20-76 which would make sense since its an 09E car. Not sure how I'm going to do an A.C. delete plate but I have an idea.
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« Reply #782 on: December 06, 2015, 05:13:07 PM »


I`m happy with the way this turned out. Breaker 1-9 ,  :grin:


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Re: Today I...
« Reply #783 on: December 06, 2015, 06:12:56 PM »
CB looks good!
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Re: Today I...
« Reply #784 on: December 06, 2015, 06:38:54 PM »
Old Midland 23 channel? My dad had one similar back in the 70's.

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« Reply #785 on: December 06, 2015, 07:46:11 PM »
Thanks, I just couldn`t bring myself to drill any holes or cut up my map pocket. I was glad I found an option. Cheapest improvement I`ve ever had.

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« Reply #786 on: December 06, 2015, 08:29:18 PM »
CB looks nice... a real blast from the past!

So is there still anyone talking on CB's these days?  Still all the wacky lingo?  Or are all the users just a handful of 70's vintage car guys just trying to be period correct?   :P
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« Reply #787 on: December 06, 2015, 09:02:22 PM »
Today I got the AC box off.  All the Vin#s match and the radiator(?) inside the box is dated 9-20-76 which would make sense since its an 09E car. Not sure how I'm going to do an A.C. delete plate but I have an idea.
But how will you have A/C then...? :-?

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« Reply #788 on: December 06, 2015, 09:15:46 PM »
Today I got the AC box off.  All the Vin#s match and the radiator(?) inside the box is dated 9-20-76 which would make sense since its an 09E car. Not sure how I'm going to do an A.C. delete plate but I have an idea.
But how will you have A/C then...? :-?
Most of the A.C. stuff was missing when I got it, I was just told that to remove the heater core you have to drop the dash? If so the A.C. box is going back on.
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Re: Today I...
« Reply #789 on: December 06, 2015, 10:41:40 PM »
I'd at least keep heat for defrost, someone here recently converted to heat only and was still able to clean up the firewall.  Perhaps there's a writeup somewhere.

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« Reply #790 on: December 06, 2015, 11:54:08 PM »
You would run one of these:



http://www.acdelete.com/pages/70-81_F-Body.htm

They run 160 plus 24 shipping.  I have one that needs 2 small holes filled for $85 plus shipping.  I will even throw in a new blower motor and fan

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« Reply #791 on: December 07, 2015, 08:56:21 AM »
Today, I replaced a burned out rear light in my DD.  Whoo hoo, what excitement :smile:

 :lol:Did the same thing with the wife's Buick yesterday.  Not one person offered up a high five on a job well done. So I moved on.  :lol:

Ironically I too replaced a rear brake light bulb on my DD Buick yesterday.  I got the same response.  :grin:
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Re: Today I...
« Reply #792 on: December 07, 2015, 03:51:20 PM »
*golf clap* :lol:

So it's been a year since buying the Firebird, woo...

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« Reply #793 on: December 07, 2015, 08:10:25 PM »
Today I... went by and took some pics of what will be my 79 Kali Blue Bird once it is done  :P

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« Reply #794 on: December 08, 2015, 12:09:25 AM »
You need to update your signature now. :eek:

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« Reply #795 on: December 08, 2015, 12:48:36 AM »
That is true.  :cool:

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« Reply #796 on: December 08, 2015, 08:39:37 AM »
The other day I... Had a friend of mine bring his 96 Dakota over to figure out the no start when cold issue.

This guy knows zero to nothing about car mechanics, so I did what I could.  Although I hate working on Dodge (all junk), I was able to troubleshoot the issue down to either the fuel pump or the fuel pump relay. 

I also saw that someone welded the oil pan drain plug onto the oil pan.  WTF?  It also appears that he took a 55 gallon drum of oil and poured it everywhere in his engine bay. 

Next up is that ever so troublesome CEL light on my Camry (I'll probably never actually figure it out) and then to fix the exhaust on my Dads HHR.  Another piece of Chevy junk.  At least he stopped buying Fords.  :D
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« Reply #797 on: December 08, 2015, 05:17:13 PM »
I'd own a Viper if I had the money, they're all manuals so that makes shopping for one easier.  I wish I could say the same for GM products, Hell even the Mustang isn't too terribly hard to find a manual.  Most Japanese cars are predominantly manual as well.  I miss my Miata, it had just enough power to rotate the rear when you wanted and the transmission being a toploader had good shift feel.  The only thing I didn't like was the fact is was a convertible. :lol:

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« Reply #798 on: December 08, 2015, 06:38:00 PM »
Installed solid body mounts on my LS project. Getting close to dropping the engine in for the first time. I need to find the area that I need to notch for the AC pump.
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« Reply #799 on: December 08, 2015, 08:05:33 PM »
Scheduled a visit to the shop for this Saturday to see the progress on my 77 restoration.  Also, close to developing a means of re-creating the raised bead around the gauges on my dash.  The bead was lost in removing the vinyl.  Once I feel it is perfected, I'll post the method on my restoration thread.

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