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« Reply #880 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 #881 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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1977 HardTop T/A: 347 LSx Build,3.905" Wiseco 25cc dished pistons,forged rods, OE crank,BTR Stage 2 turbo cam, ARP Main+Head Studs,

1986 T-Top T/A:
Navy Blue Paint ,Grey/Black interior,140mph speedo,overhead console, LB9/Automatic, 2.77 Posi,  WS-6 suspension, All power options, UMI Wonderbar, UMI Rear LCAs, KYB Excel-Gs, Opened Formula hood,

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« Reply #882 on: January 18, 2016, 02:40:18 PM »
Donor or new project?

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« Reply #883 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 #884 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 #885 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 #886 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 #887 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 #888 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 #889 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 #890 on: January 20, 2016, 10:52:42 PM »
Revising 1980 dash harness for AC and Speedhut gauges.   

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« Reply #891 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 #892 on: January 23, 2016, 03:18:12 PM »
Just bought my next project car... 72 Lemans convertible
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« Reply #893 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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Re: Today I...
« Reply #894 on: January 23, 2016, 04:40:09 PM »
very nice!

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« Reply #895 on: January 23, 2016, 05:50:07 PM »
Finished switching all the interior lights over to led bulbs
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« Reply #896 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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« Reply #897 on: January 23, 2016, 06:23:45 PM »
Shoveled SNOW 

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« Reply #898 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 #899 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 #900 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 #901 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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Re: Today I...
« Reply #902 on: January 25, 2016, 07:05:29 PM »
Shoveled more snow :shock:
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« Reply #903 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 #904 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 #905 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 #906 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 #907 on: January 27, 2016, 08:56:28 PM »
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« Reply #908 on: February 02, 2016, 03:10:29 AM »
Any updates on the LS shaker

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« Reply #909 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 #910 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 #911 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 #912 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 #913 on: February 05, 2016, 06:29:21 PM »
Well, it's officially gone now... :sad:

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« Reply #914 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 #915 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 #916 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 #917 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 #918 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 #919 on: February 07, 2016, 03:26:03 PM »
I'd take a RC-F if it came with a manual.

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