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Re: Today I...
« Reply #920 on: January 25, 2016, 07:05:29 PM »
Shoveled more snow :shock:
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« Reply #921 on: January 25, 2016, 07:19:36 PM »
Shoveled more snow :shock:

Sorry, gotta laugh.  The woman got stuck with all the snow shoveling this time around. 

I know karma is a b*tch but for now I'm laughing it up.

With that, Today I...  am suffering through day 5 of completely clogged sinuses.  No fever anymore but wow this sucks.  I've tried sudafed, pseudoephedrine, MuscinexC, Zyrtex. Dayquil, Nyquil...  NOTHING will clear these sinuses.  On a whim, I took a few shots of Afrin... FINALLY can breathe through my nose!!  Only problem is I've read not to take this crap for more than 3 days.   Ruh Roh.....
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« Reply #922 on: January 26, 2016, 09:01:20 PM »
You could try smearing a little bit of Vicks Vapo-rub under your nose (i.e.on your upper lip) right before going to bed. That usually helps me if my sinuses are plugged.



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« Reply #923 on: January 27, 2016, 01:14:51 AM »
Eat some spicy peppers/sauce or some wasabi to clear it out, then use a source of menthol to open and soothe the sinus passages.

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« Reply #924 on: January 27, 2016, 05:31:26 AM »
Eat some spicy peppers/sauce or some wasabi to clear it out, then use a source of menthol to open and soothe the sinus passages.

Man... I would something to smoke right about now.  Too bad I quit that stuff years ago.

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« Reply #924 on: January 27, 2016, 05:31:26 AM »

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« Reply #925 on: January 27, 2016, 08:56:28 PM »
Filed my taxes.

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« Reply #926 on: February 02, 2016, 03:10:29 AM »
Any updates on the LS shaker

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« Reply #927 on: February 02, 2016, 05:54:49 PM »
Ready for LS3 orders.  This type uses the blade style MAF sensor and goes over the top like our prototype. 

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« Reply #928 on: February 03, 2016, 06:03:45 PM »
Someone is supposed to be picking the car up Friday. Their brother? had stopped by the day before to get pictures and ask about it and he contacted me yesterday. Seems serious since today was asking about the transmission and saying was wanting to already get the parts to fix it. I'm not entirely sure how to feel.  Hopefully I can find a 5-speed third gen or 6-speed fourth gen to fill the void.

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« Reply #929 on: February 05, 2016, 09:42:55 AM »
Hope it works out, today I drove the car in notice a couple of new rattles in the doors. Friday and driving the Trans Am........perfect day!

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« Reply #930 on: February 05, 2016, 02:50:41 PM »
Thanks, he should be here in the next few hours to get it.  After having so many people flake out it's almost surreal to have someone actually going through with it.  He said on his own he'd give it a good home and that he's been looking for one for some time now, so at least there's solace in that.  I couldn't sleep last night and I'll probably be depressed for the next week or two.  It's not exactly how I wanted one, but I've ALWAYS wanted a '79-81 Firebird and it's just aggravating I don't have the place to do what I want to with it.  I could just hold onto it until then but I don't want it to just end up sitting for who knows how long.  Which I checked Craigslist and that didn't do anything to help, not the first manual bird out there unless I have $10,000+ for a late model fourth gen. :cry:

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« Reply #931 on: February 05, 2016, 06:29:21 PM »
Well, it's officially gone now... :sad:

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« Reply #932 on: February 05, 2016, 07:48:34 PM »
Mmmm. Bumming.  Wasn't looking for a trans am when I got mine,just fell into it, now I don't think I could let it go. Keep your head up something will come along.
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« Reply #933 on: February 06, 2016, 02:55:13 PM »
Today I... started the long, arduous task of sorting out the electrical issues in my basement.  It has been needing to be done for YEARS now, so since I'm waiting on T/A parts, I figured I'd start the next house project.
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« Reply #934 on: February 06, 2016, 06:55:58 PM »
Fired the bird up, let her warm up good, 46 degrees and sun in Illinois in Feb, ....getting itchy to drive :-D

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« Reply #935 on: February 06, 2016, 08:57:31 PM »
Drove the T/A to the local Lexus dealership for research on a possible electric master cylinder.  The 450h has an electrically boosted master and seem to work well.  The T/A looked like a swan amid all those fugly Lexus' grilles...

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« Reply #936 on: February 07, 2016, 06:03:17 AM »
Today I.........really miss driving the TA. Cold and snow please go away.

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« Reply #937 on: February 07, 2016, 03:26:03 PM »
I'd take a RC-F if it came with a manual.

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« Reply #938 on: February 07, 2016, 08:35:25 PM »
Today I... did some more electrical work in my basement.  Only got juiced once, lol.
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« Reply #939 on: February 07, 2016, 09:16:15 PM »
I'd take a RC-F if it came with a manual.

Then go buy one.

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« Reply #940 on: February 07, 2016, 11:36:42 PM »
But they don't come with a manual, autotragic only.

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« Reply #941 on: February 08, 2016, 01:29:36 AM »
Today I... did some more electrical work in my basement.  Only got juiced once, lol.

That's not bad for a day of electrical work :)

I once grabbed the copper end of a wire that I was sure had been turned off at the fusepanel.. well I had turned it on and off so many times that day during the troubleshooting that I forgot it was on - got a nasty burn-mark on my fingers after that experience, and it was a couple of days before the arm muscles soreness wore off..
 
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« Reply #942 on: February 08, 2016, 09:05:21 AM »
Today I... did some more electrical work in my basement.  Only got juiced once, lol.

That's not bad for a day of electrical work :)

I once grabbed the copper end of a wire that I was sure had been turned off at the fusepanel.. well I had turned it on and off so many times that day during the troubleshooting that I forgot it was on - got a nasty burn-mark on my fingers after that experience, and it was a couple of days before the arm muscles soreness wore off..
 

Same thing here, lol.  In my case it was a 220 line.  I'm lucky to still be here.
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« Reply #943 on: February 08, 2016, 11:20:19 AM »
Today I... did some more electrical work in my basement.  Only got juiced once, lol.

That's not bad for a day of electrical work :)

I once grabbed the copper end of a wire that I was sure had been turned off at the fusepanel.. well I had turned it on and off so many times that day during the troubleshooting that I forgot it was on - got a nasty burn-mark on my fingers after that experience, and it was a couple of days before the arm muscles soreness wore off..
 

Same thing here, lol.  In my case it was a 220 line.  I'm lucky to still be here.

We have 220V and 440V to choose between when we get juiced.. So I am also happy it was a 220 that got me :D

 
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« Reply #944 on: February 09, 2016, 06:17:55 AM »
Speaking of which, yesterday I... continued my electrical project in my basement.  I pulled the mother of all bonehead mistakes. 

Keep in mind, the 220 line for the dryer was the first thing I fixed/relocated.  I threw a load in to be dried...  hit the button... nothing.  GRRRRRR now what??  I checked and rechecked all the connections and verified 220 volts at the plug. 

Hmm, must be a problem with the machine.  I opened the door and there was a sock stuck in the door.  DOH!!  Worked fine after that. 

Lesson:  don't work on things when tired.
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« Reply #945 on: February 09, 2016, 01:47:48 PM »
It's not the voltage that'll kill you, it's the amperage.  Taser guns are a good example of this, they're usually around 50,000 volts but only a few milliamps.

Still shopping, I did find a LS1/T56 hardtop Z28 on LS1Tech but it would have to be some 500 miles away.  That's the only way I'd take a Camaro over the Firebird would be to get a hardtop.
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« Reply #946 on: February 09, 2016, 05:18:40 PM »
Finished all of the wiring for my LS swap. Also wired and tested the controllers that now run the stock speedometer and tachometer. All good. Just have to remove the rear suspension and fuel tank, clean, paint and then install the new fuel tank. Run the fuel lines and then vroom, vroom!!
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« Reply #947 on: February 09, 2016, 05:45:11 PM »
Got a 1970 RS Camaro under it's own power for the first time in 38 years.   



Lotta work  :shock:

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« Reply #948 on: February 09, 2016, 05:55:55 PM »
Wow, that's cool. Do you have a thread on that car?
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« Reply #949 on: February 09, 2016, 06:36:02 PM »
Happy Mardi Gras, y'all.

I did a chance to have a winter "crankup" and got the Redbird up to temperature, plus my Mark VII and the fatcat.
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« Reply #950 on: February 09, 2016, 07:25:43 PM »
No thread - Dale does not post stuff like that.   We had this up on the lift 2-3 years ago doing some work.   About 15 years ago he had an uncle die in a diving accident.   Gordy was quite the unique individual and left the car to Dale.  Dale had to decide between a project car (Camaro) and the running 72 GTO; he sold the Camaro.  Dale's mother was fighting cancer and had found the Camaro in a dealer lot and bought it as a Christmas present.  It was a mess: crappy paint, cheap 12:1 pistons, 305 cam, junk heads, non-functioning 3 speed trans., no drive shaft etc.  The idea was to get it driving while she was still with us - unfortunately we failed but she did hear it run.  We are still sorting thru issues: the 6 mile drive from his houses was with minimal power steering, leaky exhaust, no turn signals, etc.  The punch list is kinda long but we are hitting it hard.

The car looks tough going down the road - passing new Mustangs, Camaros and Challys the Camaro makes them look like puffed up pigs.


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« Reply #951 on: February 09, 2016, 08:31:09 PM »
No thread - Dale does not post stuff like that.   We had this up on the lift 2-3 years ago doing some work.   About 15 years ago he had an uncle die in a diving accident.   Gordy was quite the unique individual and left the car to Dale.  Dale had to decide between a project car (Camaro) and the running 72 GTO; he sold the Camaro.  Dale's mother was fighting cancer and had found the Camaro in a dealer lot and bought it as a Christmas present.  It was a mess: crappy paint, cheap 12:1 pistons, 305 cam, junk heads, non-functioning 3 speed trans., no drive shaft etc.  The idea was to get it driving while she was still with us - unfortunately we failed but she did hear it run.  We are still sorting thru issues: the 6 mile drive from his houses was with minimal power steering, leaky exhaust, no turn signals, etc.  The punch list is kinda long but we are hitting it hard.

The car looks tough going down the road - passing new Mustangs, Camaros and Challys the Camaro makes them look like puffed up pigs.



That's exactly what they are, too.  Good Job :-)
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« Reply #952 on: February 10, 2016, 10:49:09 AM »
It's not the voltage that'll kill you, it's the amperage.  Taser guns are a good example of this, they're usually around 50,000 volts but only a few milliamps.

Still shopping, I did find a LS1/T56 hardtop Z28 on LS1Tech but it would have to be some 500 miles away.  That's the only way I'd take a Camaro over the Firebird would be to get a hardtop.

Yeah I know, but our 440 lines has twice the amperage of our 220 lines.. So still glad to only get hit by the "smaller" line :)

Go for the LS1, they are pretty cool.. And just think of it as a roadtrip :)
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« Reply #953 on: February 10, 2016, 04:01:37 PM »
A road trip I'll have to convince someone to take me on. :P

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« Reply #954 on: February 12, 2016, 10:14:58 PM »
Gave my wife a dozen orange/maroon roses, a box of chocolates and a card.......a card with two tickets taped inside.....two tickets to friggin' AC/DC next weekend in a Suite at Scottrade Center  8) :P :shock: :-P 8)

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« Reply #955 on: February 12, 2016, 11:24:36 PM »
Newbe here. Great forum. Getting ready to paint my 73  TA and was wondering if anyone had advice on the fender flare welting. Is it best to paint on the flares or on a piece of metal and then installed carefully on the flare so everything gets covered. Picked this 73 up last year. Viper blue with "viper stripes". Looks to much like a friggin camero for me. This is my fist TA but have had a 1st gen since 1986. 15 years old then
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« Reply #956 on: February 13, 2016, 05:25:42 AM »
Welcome to TAC, looks like you have a great bird there, I would start a new thread in the lobby and post pics. My 72 is the same color as yours (which I will be change to lucerne). As far as the welting, its best to paint off the car using flex paint.




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« Reply #957 on: February 13, 2016, 07:13:21 AM »
Yesterday I... swapped out the front passenger side rim and tire on my Camry.  I SLAMMED into a curb the other day.  That bent the rim.  Caused all sorts of problems.  darn snow.

I was able to find a pristine full size spare at a junkyard.  Not a matching tread but oh well.

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« Reply #958 on: February 13, 2016, 10:38:13 AM »
That sounds like my yesterday sort of.  I did an alternator swap in the parking lot of an Advance Auto parts store.......not voluntarily.  Was heading home from work with the Mrs in the Sierra Denali and the battery light came on and the volt meter started to drop.  I knew the Advance was a few miles away so i made a quick detour and when i pulled in their parking lot i lost all the gauges so i pretty much knew what i was going to be doing for the next hour.  Fortunately they had the sockets i didnt have with me to do the job and got out of there fairly unscathed. Their stock replacement ended up being damaged so i got the 160 amp version and it bolted right up and it really wasnt that much more.  They charged the battery for me while i was doing this and luckily it didnt damage the battery although i will probably pick up a new one at work this week just to be on the safe side. Great way to start the weekend. :lol:
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« Reply #959 on: February 13, 2016, 03:08:40 PM »
Well it's been a week and I'm tired of car shopping already.  :-x

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