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Re: Today I...
« Reply #1200 on: April 01, 2016, 08:38:07 PM »
I want to say it's the same size as a billiard ball.  Back story my childhood was Japanese rpg's and animes, but now I can make witty Pokemon remarks while driving. :lol:

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« Reply #1201 on: April 01, 2016, 09:28:41 PM »
haha, you could get along with my friends on my motorcycle forum, they keep going off with the pokemon references :lol:

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« Reply #1202 on: April 01, 2016, 10:13:03 PM »
My first thought of it was a minion. LOL

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« Reply #1203 on: April 02, 2016, 07:31:20 PM »
My first thought of it was a minion. LOL

Oh jeez!  HAHAHAH!!!!

Today I... did some more electrical remodeling in my basement.  I don't know what the guy was thinking, who did the job before me.....  but OMG I must have torn out at least 300 feet of wire already.  It's all a cluster-F of different color/gauge wire everywhere, no junction boxes, and bad splices everywhere.

I'm surprised the place didn't burn down 15 years ago.
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« Reply #1204 on: April 02, 2016, 07:49:36 PM »
My first thought of it was a minion. LOL

Oh jeez!  HAHAHAH!!!!

Today I... did some more electrical remodeling in my basement.  I don't know what the guy was thinking, who did the job before me.....  but OMG I must have torn out at least 300 feet of wire already.  It's all a cluster-F of different color/gauge wire everywhere, no junction boxes, and bad splices everywhere.

I'm surprised the place didn't burn down 15 years ago.
Welcome to the electrical version of my Trans Am! Have fun ;) lol
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Re: Today I...
« Reply #1205 on: April 02, 2016, 08:10:48 PM »
My first thought of it was a minion. LOL

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« Reply #1206 on: April 02, 2016, 10:09:19 PM »
today I.... am officially a TA owner, my first one evaaaaaaaaa :) more to come shortly, of course including pics!!! and already 170+miles under my belt in the new ride!!!

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« Reply #1207 on: April 03, 2016, 04:05:27 PM »
kali_74TA: Congrats!


Today I..... pulled into a gas station to get gas. While pumping, a truck pulls up on other side of pump. The guy gets out walks over and says "Is that an 80?" I said yes it was. He said I could tell by the bird. Not to many people can identify a car year just by the bird. It could easily have been the more popular 79. So today I .... was impressed.
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« Reply #1208 on: April 03, 2016, 08:44:57 PM »
Cleaned random dash components like the cigarette lighter, headlight and wiper switches.  Ground off rust on the guages and carefully applying some clear-coat.  Stripped the paint off the metal surround on the 4-speed boot.  Cleaned the etching primer off the rubber boot that the previous shop over-sprayed on it.  My wife tacked the taillight harness.  Not an easy job, so great to have her on board with all this.  Painted and clear on the air cleaner cover.  Not happy with the results, so might strip and try again.

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« Reply #1209 on: April 03, 2016, 08:49:02 PM »
Thanks Rickard!

Today I... cleaned the hall out of the TA, both on the inside and outside - looks good, found stuff that needs to be fixed and did something to the driver side mirror and is kind of not flush, looks like i'll have to take some parts off the car to get into the mirror screws on the inside to try to fix it (for a fact i know there was a loose screw on the inside of the mirror when i moved the mirror away from the car a bit)

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« Reply #1210 on: April 03, 2016, 09:07:37 PM »
...found out the bondo on my lower quarters was an inch thick.... no joke.

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« Reply #1211 on: April 03, 2016, 10:59:36 PM »
^At times I think Bondo should be illegal.

Adjusted the hood again, my OCD knows no bounds but at least it's perfect now.

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« Reply #1212 on: April 04, 2016, 05:07:45 AM »
Installed my stereo and speakers and powered up the electrical system for the first time since i have owned the car (about 7 years) and to my amazement the clock started ticking away!

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« Reply #1213 on: April 04, 2016, 12:32:55 PM »
I like the shifter knob box, have no idea what it is though! My son was into pokemon and my grandson love the "minwins" as he calls them from the movie "pickle on me"
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« Reply #1214 on: April 04, 2016, 12:35:09 PM »
...my engine builder called me a bit ago. He had no bad news which I was kinda surprised about. Said my motor did not look too bad, considering it has sat for 4 yrs or so. Also said he is going to be ready for install into my car first part of May. I need to get my butt in gear to get things ready now.
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« Reply #1215 on: April 04, 2016, 12:37:13 PM »
...my engine builder called me a bit ago. He had no bad news which I was kinda surprised about. Said my motor did not look too bad, considering it has sat for 4 yrs or so. Also said he is going to be ready for install into my car first part of May. I need to get my butt in gear to get things ready now.

that's some nice news, not having something be wrong is very nice!!!!


me...i drove to work (usually commute via other ride share means) and had couple car guys go check my ride out, i started it and ---- LOL ---- alarms went off  8-)

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« Reply #1216 on: April 04, 2016, 02:17:47 PM »
me...i drove to work (usually commute via other ride share means) and had couple car guys go check my ride out, i started it and ---- LOL ---- alarms went off  8-)

Awesome!  Your new ride looks nice and you seem to be enjoying it.  Cheers to that.  :)

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« Reply #1217 on: April 04, 2016, 02:23:18 PM »
me...i drove to work (usually commute via other ride share means) and had couple car guys go check my ride out, i started it and ---- LOL ---- alarms went off  8-)

Awesome!  Your new ride looks nice and you seem to be enjoying it.  Cheers to that.  :)

thank you, and yeah, so far a blast  :grin:

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« Reply #1218 on: April 04, 2016, 04:28:13 PM »
Today I.... drove back from work and well, got home today - had a nice drive but started hearing some squeaking, when i got home and pressed down on the front the car makes squeaking noises, on the back not so much - is it possible that this is due to me power washing the car yesterday? it didn't do any of the noise until today  :-?

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Re: Today I...
« Reply #1219 on: April 04, 2016, 04:41:14 PM »
I like the shifter knob box, have no idea what it is though! My son was into pokemon and my grandson love the "minwins" as he calls them from the movie "pickle on me"
Thanks.  It's a pokeball from the Pokemon series, it's what holds the Pokemon.  Which it shipped out today from Illinois via USPS first class mail, so I imagine it'll get here Wednesday or Thursday.

Glad to hear engine seems to coming along well.

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« Reply #1220 on: April 04, 2016, 04:50:29 PM »
Today I.... drove back from work and well, got home today - had a nice drive but started hearing some squeaking, when i got home and pressed down on the front the car makes squeaking noises, on the back not so much - is it possible that this is due to me power washing the car yesterday? it didn't do any of the noise until today  :-?
Is it a metal or plastic squeaking sound?  If you power washed the wheel wells and/or underside could've knocked a plastic liner loose or removed grease from some suspension bits that are rubbing.

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« Reply #1221 on: April 04, 2016, 04:57:56 PM »
Today I.... drove back from work and well, got home today - had a nice drive but started hearing some squeaking, when i got home and pressed down on the front the car makes squeaking noises, on the back not so much - is it possible that this is due to me power washing the car yesterday? it didn't do any of the noise until today  :-?
Is it a metal or plastic squeaking sound?  If you power washed the wheel wells and/or underside could've knocked a plastic liner loose or removed grease from some suspension bits that are rubbing.

i would say metal, and possibly maybe shocks? since it happens on pressing the car down compressing it...? i did not see any grease or the like fall from the car while washing... hmmm....

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« Reply #1222 on: April 04, 2016, 05:06:33 PM »
went outside just now, and no longer is the noise present, very confused --- lol

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« Reply #1223 on: April 04, 2016, 05:17:59 PM »
I ordered the 2-channel line output converter and 4-channel amp for the 77.

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« Reply #1224 on: April 04, 2016, 05:23:24 PM »
went outside just now, and no longer is the noise present, very confused --- lol
The springs could have moved on the perches, or it could be the shocks if they've never been replaced.

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« Reply #1225 on: April 04, 2016, 05:25:45 PM »
yeah, not sure - i'm planning on going over to a friends house maybe this coming weekend and we can check out in more detail as today at work wasn't the right time to do any of that.

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« Reply #1226 on: April 04, 2016, 09:19:34 PM »
today i...fixed driver side mirror, which was loose - not too bad of a job, but could have been easier for a mirror.
also, fixed (temp electric black tape) home style the arm rest, it was beat to hell and broken to hell and back, tape has done the job and for now it's fine, and looks like nothing is wrong.

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« Reply #1227 on: April 04, 2016, 09:32:57 PM »
Not much is really easy on these cars, especially if it involves opening the hood.  That's ok, at least they're reliable if treated and maintained properly.

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« Reply #1228 on: April 04, 2016, 09:59:11 PM »
i was a bit surprised how much it had to go off to finally get to the mirror itself, but feels good to get it done.

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« Reply #1229 on: April 05, 2016, 06:54:38 AM »
Not much is really easy on these cars, especially if it involves opening the hood.  That's ok, at least they're reliable if treated and maintained properly.

Seriously?  Have you looked under the hood of these space ships today?  You can't even see the engine before removing all the BS plastic covers.  Then you can't fix anything w/out a special computer. 

Such BS.
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« Reply #1230 on: April 05, 2016, 08:18:01 AM »
Not much is really easy on these cars, especially if it involves opening the hood.  That's ok, at least they're reliable if treated and maintained properly.

Seriously?  Have you looked under the hood of these space ships today?  You can't even see the engine before removing all the BS plastic covers.  Then you can't fix anything w/out a special computer. 

Such BS.

I think they are talking about 4th gens.. guess they are also more spacship like than the 2nd gens :)
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« Reply #1231 on: April 05, 2016, 11:04:58 AM »
I rather deal with plastic covers over my engine than the firewall. :mad:  That's ok it's all in the pursuit of weight distribution and handling.  Not all new cars are terrible, the engine bay on my brother's '12 Genesis Coupe 2.0T is actually not that bad at all and is better than some 90's cars.  Of course that's the only example I can think of right now.

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« Reply #1232 on: April 05, 2016, 12:12:50 PM »
So been driving around and the longer I'm driving the more noticeable the squeaky noise is.... :(  Assume it's probably the shocks, very noticeable going over bumps and the like.

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« Reply #1233 on: April 05, 2016, 01:42:02 PM »
Waiting on Body Bushings to get here....
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« Reply #1234 on: April 05, 2016, 06:58:15 PM »
I just finished up priming the back and sides of the center spoiler, I have no idea how the previous owners managed to break it as bad as they did. Probably backed into something or something stupid like that, un even fiberglass repairs along major cracks makes even layers of primer a hard thing to do.
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Re: Today I...
« Reply #1235 on: April 05, 2016, 07:56:22 PM »
Replaced the female plastic seatbelt sleeves. Another dreary day of Illinois weather 38 degrees..... :-(

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Re: Today I...
« Reply #1236 on: April 06, 2016, 01:15:46 PM »
New shift knob arrived. 8)

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Re: Today I...
« Reply #1237 on: April 06, 2016, 01:30:46 PM »
Today I... continued the endless search for a truck.  Since what I want doesn't exist (unless I go Ford *shivers....* ), I'm compromising on automatic for longevity, but it has to be a 5.3L, floor mounted range selector, extended cab, Z71, and lowest mileage possible. 

Oh and no womens colors - neither on the exterior nor interior.  No green, silver, tan, beige, red, gray, or gold.

I'm one picky S.O.B., aren't I?
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« Reply #1238 on: April 06, 2016, 01:44:17 PM »
New shift knob arrived. 8)


Looks good, I'm looking at some options too and actually saw this one on eBay.

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« Reply #1239 on: April 06, 2016, 01:59:05 PM »
Nothing on the cars, but today I sat back and admired how far the car hole has come.
Since these pics I've sealed the floors in 2 pack.....can't wait to get all the toys and memorabilia back in....





Made up 18 low voltage down light from old oil drums
And came up with the speaker idea below.



Image below is after staining the concrete with lawn food.....

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