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Re: Today I...
« Reply #880 on: January 03, 2016, 09:46:52 AM »
Because of global warming, today I took the subframe of my 73 out onto the snow covered lawn here in Anchorage, and pressure washed 43 years of grime off of it. Normally it would be 10 degrees outside, but today it was in the 40's.

Same here.  Very mild winter. 
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« Reply #881 on: January 03, 2016, 02:17:45 PM »
Nothing new outside of having someone that's dropped by before drop by again because they lost my number, that and they have RX-7s and a Miata to trade.  I could go for another Miata I'll never drop the top on.

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« Reply #882 on: January 03, 2016, 02:52:50 PM »
Got the passenger side spindle, spring, upperand lower control arms off. Now I have to start cleaning and prepping them for paint. :)
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« Reply #883 on: January 07, 2016, 05:00:05 PM »
Well, tomorrow afternoon I may be sans Firebird. :-|

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« Reply #884 on: January 07, 2016, 09:37:46 PM »
Today I... went to work (what else is new) and when I got home, I realized my inspection is up this month!  CRAP.  This gave me some motivation to find my exhaust leak.  Turns out the exhaust pipe to muffler gasket I got from the DEALER was bad!  $12 for a gasket that didn't even last 3 months.  So I did what I could with that, then threw a tune up into the womans Jeep.  She needed spark plugs real bad.  They were so worn that the spark gap was 0.060 - should have been 0.040!  After that and an oil change with Mobil 1 oil and filter, topped off all the fluids, checked the tire pressure... should be ok for another 5000 or so miles.
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« Reply #885 on: January 10, 2016, 07:16:06 PM »
Yesterdav I spent the day with my grandson. We went to the Delmar train museum.When we left there we went to see some real train engines.

 
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« Reply #886 on: January 10, 2016, 08:48:37 PM »
Yesterdav I spent the day with my grandson. We went to the Delmar train museum.When we left there we went to see some real train engines.



You look young for being a grandfather.

Today I... went to work for 8 frikken hours.  I'm leaving for an out of state work site tomorrow so I'm going to be down to one job for awhile  :-D  :cool:

Also, when I answered the phone at one point today, it was absolute PROOF of why weed is, and should always be, ILLEGAL! 

I won't type in all the details of the phone call, but I will say that the guys voice slurred, he was taking deep breaths in and out, and it took a good 5 seconds for him to get out the next word he was trying to say.  I could definitely hear the "high" in his voice. 

So wrong, so disgusting, and so depressing that people have to smoke that garbage.
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1976 T/A 400, 4-speed swap.... 

Check out my resto thread:  http://transamcountry.com/community/index.php?topic=48626.0

It's all trial and error until something lines up...

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« Reply #887 on: January 10, 2016, 09:00:27 PM »
Thank you,  I have 3 grandchildren that keep me shape when they come to visit. But by the time they leave I am exhausted. Especially when we are watching all 3 at the same time. I want to ride the 4 wheeler, I want to play pool, I want to play ping pong, well you get the ideal. :lol:     

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« Reply #888 on: January 11, 2016, 04:50:14 PM »
Bought a CB antennae and hooked up the CB. Bandit Run ready!
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« Reply #889 on: January 11, 2016, 10:28:57 PM »
Refined the prototype LS3 scoop airbox for production.   Another much bigger vendor showed great interest in this product so we changed a few things so it will work.



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« Reply #890 on: January 12, 2016, 10:59:46 AM »
That's really cool! Right now my shaker is mounted to the hood, but the plan is to mount it to the  engine this year.
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« Reply #891 on: January 12, 2016, 10:20:32 PM »
Well not today, but Sunday I finally had a chance to take the '79 out for a short drive   :-D  I think the last time I drove it was in August.     
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« Reply #892 on: January 13, 2016, 05:54:23 AM »
I won't type in all the details of the phone call, but I will say that the guys voice slurred, he was taking deep breaths in and out, and it took a good 5 seconds for him to get out the next word he was trying to say.  I could definitely hear the "high" in his voice. 

So wrong, so disgusting, and so depressing that people have to smoke that garbage.
Almost as bad as the people that depend on readily available and legal alcohol.

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« Reply #893 on: January 14, 2016, 05:26:35 PM »
I won't type in all the details of the phone call, but I will say that the guys voice slurred, he was taking deep breaths in and out, and it took a good 5 seconds for him to get out the next word he was trying to say.  I could definitely hear the "high" in his voice. 

So wrong, so disgusting, and so depressing that people have to smoke that garbage.
Almost as bad as the people that depend on readily available and legal alcohol.

To some extent, I agree on that.  I down a few myself every now and then, but I sure as Hell don't wake up and take shots. 
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Re: Today I...
« Reply #894 on: January 14, 2016, 07:06:57 PM »
Reserved a room for the Nats.

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« Reply #895 on: January 15, 2016, 05:06:05 AM »
Started swapping out my incandescent bulbs to leds,really liking the crisper gauges at night

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« Reply #896 on: January 15, 2016, 03:45:14 PM »
I spot a gear lever, gimme. :P

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« Reply #897 on: January 15, 2016, 08:08:14 PM »
I spot a gear lever, gimme. :P

LoL! Same here!
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« Reply #898 on: January 17, 2016, 02:48:22 AM »
End of the year it's getting the boot! TKO time!! Woop woop
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« Reply #899 on: January 18, 2016, 01:41:29 PM »
The LT-1/Auto Z/28s have caught my eye now, and they're not too bad with $1,100-1,500 for a driving example.  I looked at a '94 that'd been smashed  in the nose and needs a new bumper, hood and driverside fender but the guy wanted too much for it. I'll get one here in about 3 months or so.
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« Reply #900 on: January 18, 2016, 02:40:18 PM »
Donor or new project?

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« Reply #901 on: January 18, 2016, 02:50:44 PM »
Donor or new project?
as a daily driver. Only requirements are Z/28 and T-Tops.
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« Reply #902 on: January 18, 2016, 04:38:17 PM »
Well there are plenty of 4th gen Z28s and Trans Ams with T-tops and automatics for comparatively little money and in decent shape.  It only becomes a headache if you're like me and will only buy a 6-speed car and preferably without T-tops at that.

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« Reply #903 on: January 18, 2016, 04:51:47 PM »
Well there are plenty of 4th gen Z28s and Trans Ams with T-tops and automatics for comparatively little money and in decent shape.  It only becomes a headache if you're like me and will only buy a 6-speed car and preferably without T-tops at that.
I'm changing my requirements slightly in that there needs to be no doors and back damage.
After checking around it seems like the blue '94 is the best one. All others needs trans or interior or went off the road and hit a guardrail and tore off a door..etc
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« Reply #904 on: January 19, 2016, 12:43:15 AM »
'93 was the only year with MAP instead of MAF, and then Opti-Spark was revised and a vacuum vent added in '95 or '96?  The Camaro especially I rather have a LT1 car, the Firebird I like both but I lean more towards the LT1 though.

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« Reply #905 on: January 19, 2016, 08:03:51 PM »
'93 was the only year with MAP instead of MAF, and then Opti-Spark was revised and a vacuum vent added in '95 or '96?  The Camaro especially I rather have a LT1 car, the Firebird I like both but I lean more towards the LT1 though.
the Vented Opti was introduced in '95. I scraped a spot of thick bondo off my trunk pan and guess whats under the layer of bondo? A patch work of galvanized sheet metal patches that are rivited together on top of the old metal. Turns out most of my trunk pan is galvanized sheet metal. At this rate the car will need a full blown restoration before I even think about driving it.
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« Reply #906 on: January 20, 2016, 06:09:18 AM »
What's worse is what can be hiding under the exterior sheet metal at this point...  That's ok, if I ever manage to sell the Firebird I'm not sure if I want to bother taking a chance on a fourth gen as it seems like constantly the T56 of all transmissions has issues because for some reason people have to beat the hell out of their car.

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« Reply #907 on: January 20, 2016, 10:00:42 PM »
What's worse is what can be hiding under the exterior sheet metal at this point...  That's ok, if I ever manage to sell the Firebird I'm not sure if I want to bother taking a chance on a fourth gen as it seems like constantly the T56 of all transmissions has issues because for some reason people have to beat the hell out of their car.
.  I'm not sure there is any sheet metal at this point....case in point my passenger rocker. Full length front to back of pure bondo. I was doing some body work and found bondo on the doors and thats what scares me, if I find out the full extent of it I'll probably need new doors too before I can drive it.  I saw an LT-1 Z/28 with T-Tops for $1,700....missing 3rd,4th and 5th gear on its T-56.
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« Reply #908 on: January 20, 2016, 10:52:42 PM »
Revising 1980 dash harness for AC and Speedhut gauges.   

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« Reply #909 on: January 21, 2016, 09:13:06 PM »
What's worse is what can be hiding under the exterior sheet metal at this point...  That's ok, if I ever manage to sell the Firebird I'm not sure if I want to bother taking a chance on a fourth gen as it seems like constantly the T56 of all transmissions has issues because for some reason people have to beat the hell out of their car.
.  I'm not sure there is any sheet metal at this point....case in point my passenger rocker. Full length front to back of pure bondo. I was doing some body work and found bondo on the doors and thats what scares me, if I find out the full extent of it I'll probably need new doors too before I can drive it.  I saw an LT-1 Z/28 with T-Tops for $1,700....missing 3rd,4th and 5th gear on its T-56.
If I had a car to transplant my motor into I'd offer to sell you the roller for cheap.  Yeah it's a pain to find one and it seems like when they do pop up for sale there's something wrong with the synchros and/or gears.  Supposedly the T5, T45, and TR3650 are much weaker but I've seen less Mustangs with gearbox issues and there were a lot more of them made, especially with a manual.  I would've bought a '94-95 or '99-04 but the cable clutch was just too much for my knee.

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« Reply #910 on: January 23, 2016, 03:18:12 PM »
Just bought my next project car... 72 Lemans convertible
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« Reply #911 on: January 23, 2016, 03:52:57 PM »
Nice car Jim, I think you said you were looking for a first gen firebird, but I think you did good with that one.
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« Reply #912 on: January 23, 2016, 04:40:09 PM »
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« Reply #913 on: January 23, 2016, 05:50:07 PM »
Finished switching all the interior lights over to led bulbs
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« Reply #914 on: January 23, 2016, 06:18:05 PM »
Started installing poly bushings in my leaf springs, got the kit from energy suspension with heavy duty shackles - only to find out that their kit does not include the front eye bolts - only the 4 rear bolts were supplied.. Why would they possibly do that when you order a kit with bushings for both the front and rear of the spring?

 
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Greetings from Northern Europe :-)

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« Reply #915 on: January 23, 2016, 06:23:45 PM »
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« Reply #916 on: January 23, 2016, 06:29:41 PM »
  Nice Lemans, a neighbor down the road has a 71 or 72 blue convertible GTO. I don't see it much anymore since he had his pole building built.

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« Reply #917 on: January 23, 2016, 07:00:18 PM »
Nice car Jim, I think you said you were looking for a first gen firebird, but I think you did good with that one.

I have been looking real hard for a first gen, but I couldn't find what I was looking for a suitable price, I saw one or two but they were snagged up real quick. I think I got real lucky on this one. The price was right for a resto project (atleast for me) plus I have always liked the Lemans/GTO.
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« Reply #918 on: January 24, 2016, 08:41:55 AM »
Started installing poly bushings in my leaf springs, got the kit from energy suspension with heavy duty shackles - only to find out that their kit does not include the front eye bolts - only the 4 rear bolts were supplied.. Why would they possibly do that when you order a kit with bushings for both the front and rear of the spring?

Went through that same thing myself during my resto.  Yeah what pain that was.

As for me, Yesterday I was bedridden for 90% of the day.  Had a fever of 100.4 degrees. That SUCKED.  I drank water/dayquil/nyquil all day.  Went to bed at 8:30  :shock: and woke up 13 hours later, laying in my own sweat and shivering... but felt A LOT better!

So Today I... had a good breakfast and might actually try to be productive.

Only bad part is my sinuses are still blocked.  Everyone is telling me to try either Mucinex or Zyrtec.  Those are both for allergies/chest congestion.  What I need is an antibiotic.  Hehe try getting decent medical care when you are 600 miles from home, on business.
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« Reply #919 on: January 24, 2016, 10:20:10 AM »
Sounds like a bad case of manflue - if you see a bright light don't walk towards it :)

Do you remember where you found a new bolt for the front spring eye? Might try ebay uk, as that would save me yet another overseas shipping and handeling fee.. Im starting to think that reason so many shipping companies exist is directly related to the amount of gearheads that keeps shipping large heavy boxes around the world
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