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« Reply #7680 on: May 13, 2019, 07:23:07 PM »
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« Reply #7681 on: May 13, 2019, 07:37:01 PM »
Oh boy, or should I say girl :lol:




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« Reply #7682 on: May 13, 2019, 08:08:27 PM »
Well my mom always accused me of being a drama queen, but I don't know what she's talking about. :-P

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« Reply #7683 on: May 13, 2019, 08:27:47 PM »
LOL Box!

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« Reply #7684 on: May 14, 2019, 07:32:52 PM »
My brother annihilated and embarrassed a V8 Challenger earlier. *Challenger pulls up to stop light next to BMW and revs engine then rolls down window seeing brother's window is down* "Hey that(the BMW) sounds ok, but it could use a bigger engine" my brother responds with "Ehh it's ok, I like smaller engines" *light turns green and brother proceeds to take off normally and after going into second the Challenger floors it trying to blow by him* *brother being who he is floors it and flies by the Challenger and ends up with a bus length or two ahead before reaching the next light* *Challenger rolls up window and you can see the shame, he turns off the main road and speeds off once the light goes green again* :lol:  I figure it must've been just a R/T to put that much of a whooping on it, one would hope a SRT would've been closer anyway.

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« Reply #7685 on: May 14, 2019, 07:42:02 PM »
Well this evening I am sitting on the front deck watching the sun set. Finally got a couple dry days to get the mowing done. Thought i was gonna have to bale it. I really should be working on the truck tilting the bed so I can access the fuel tank and replace the fuel pump and level indicator.  Looks fairly simple, but I need to get the pump out first before purchasing a new one since there are way to many questions that need answered so i get the correct pump. Eh, maybe tomorrow lol.

On an actual car performance note, my son got a go fast package from Texas Speed today. Inside was a cam with a little more oomph, new roller lifters and pushrods along with all the other goodies to upgrade his cam on the GXP. Guess he will be pulling the motor and doing the swap very soon. He needed to replace his harmonic balancer so he figured "what the heck" and do some work on it while its out. I believe he has an LS6 intake (or maybe its the 5.3 truck intake) for it as well that he is swapping out. Gonna be a nasty little LS4 when it done. It sounds mean now so I can only imagine what it will sound like with the cam.  I know I am excited to hear it. I'm kinda living out some of the things I always wanted to do with previous cars but never had the funds to do it lol. 
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« Reply #7686 on: May 14, 2019, 08:10:17 PM »
While he has the engine(and transmission presumably) out of the car should probably look into means of prolonging the life of the transmission.  Or did he have it rebuilt already?  I remember you saying something about him having the transmission redone in one of the Grand Prixs anyway.

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« Reply #7687 on: May 14, 2019, 09:33:48 PM »
He had the one in the 90 McClaren rebuilt and upgraded last year.  He has put a shift kit in the GXP but that won't prevent the inevitable taking place. My guess would be that he'll take it to the same guy when the time comes since he is well known in these parts for knowing the 4T65E-HD. He has a GXP like my son's except I believe his is pushing almost 800hp.
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« Reply #7688 on: May 14, 2019, 09:58:13 PM »
I'd highly consider doing a standalone transmission cooler to squeeze as much life out of it that's left in it, and it'd be nice to have for once it's rebuilt to prolong the money spent there.  Hey that or do a F40 6-speed conversion!

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« Reply #7689 on: May 15, 2019, 07:38:41 AM »
He'll probably do what I did with the truck and put in a larger plate style cooler when the time comes.  I put in a Hayden 679 in the truck to accommodate the added weight of the enclosed trailer and the GTA.  Tranny temps don't go above 200 while pulling the loaded trailer and around 150 empty.  That would work pretty well for him as well with the added HP.  Although he can drive a stick, he's not very proficient lol.  Plus he's saving for a home, so he's TRYING to keep this as fund friendly as possible.

I think he already has a B&M tranny cooler that is similar in size to the Hayden 679 that he should be able to put in.  Here is a pic of the 679 installed on the truck with the factory one taken out and sitting next to it.  Definitely difference in sizes lol.....


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Re: Today I...
« Reply #7690 on: May 15, 2019, 11:29:27 AM »
Today I...

Am officially old, meaning I've turned 40. 

Everyone says I don't look it at all.  Uh huh.......

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« Reply #7691 on: May 15, 2019, 11:37:31 AM »
Today I...

Am officially old, meaning I've turned 40. 

Everyone says I don't look it at all.  Uh huh.......

I remember 40...............8 years ago lol.  Age is a state of mind Decaff..............until you've done way more work than you were supposed to and then "state of mind" is out the window.  Plus, 40 just means you can really say what you feel and get away with it.  At least it was that way with me.  People think I am being sarcastic when I do it, so I get away with it before they realize what was just said to them.  Whatever the case, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
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« Reply #7692 on: May 15, 2019, 11:38:38 AM »
Really? I too would have never guessed it. Happy birthday!
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« Reply #7693 on: May 15, 2019, 12:03:46 PM »
Well, Happy Birthday, Decaff!  It's all downhill from here, but of course you know that.
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« Reply #7694 on: May 15, 2019, 12:13:22 PM »
Happy birthday DeCaff!  For what it's worth my mom genuinely doesn't look her age, so it's entirely possible people are being sincere.

Ha, it was all downhill after 18 for me but that's a different story.  I am working on going uphill though.

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« Reply #7695 on: May 15, 2019, 12:27:42 PM »
Thank you all for the B-day wishes.

FormTA, check your PM's.

EDIT:  The mail just came in today.  It's an ad for hearing aids. LOL wtf.....  I am certainly not deaf.
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« Reply #7696 on: May 15, 2019, 12:36:55 PM »
40 years old? You're still a baby, I would have guessed more. And it's not down hill, you just have to peddle faster to get up hill lol. All kidding aside, you accomplished a lot, got yourself a house and not complaining as much... Happy Birthday.




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« Reply #7697 on: May 15, 2019, 12:43:05 PM »
If it makes you feel any better my brother, a little over 3 years my junior, is already getting stuff from AARP wanting him to join. :lol:

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« Reply #7698 on: May 15, 2019, 01:09:20 PM »
Unless the site is broken I don't have anything new in there...
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« Reply #7699 on: May 15, 2019, 04:35:25 PM »
40 years old? You're still a baby, I would have guessed more. And it's not down hill, you just have to peddle faster to get up hill lol. All kidding aside, you accomplished a lot, got yourself a house and not complaining as much... Happy Birthday.

That's because I don't work at Auto Zone anymore. 

Unless the site is broken I don't have anything new in there...

What the Hell?  Alright I'll try again.
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« Reply #7700 on: May 15, 2019, 06:16:11 PM »
Happy Birthday 'caff. Like was said before, age is a state of mind. I just found out last weekend how many places give discounts for over 55! Woo Hoo!!
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« Reply #7701 on: May 15, 2019, 06:18:25 PM »
Guy im doing a job for showed up today, face all bruised up, bandage on the top of his head and a broken arm. He was working in his garage sat night, and was standing on a small stool reaching for the top drawer of his tool chest (which is fairly large). He lost his balance, grabbed the open drawer to catch himself and pulled the darn thing over onto himself. OOPS!
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« Reply #7702 on: May 15, 2019, 06:56:32 PM »
Guy im doing a job for showed up today, face all bruised up, bandage on the top of his head and a broken arm. He was working in his garage sat night, and was standing on a small stool reaching for the top drawer of his tool chest (which is fairly large). He lost his balance, grabbed the open drawer to catch himself and pulled the darn thing over onto himself. OOPS!

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« Reply #7703 on: May 15, 2019, 10:36:47 PM »
I'm guessing this wasn't a step stool then.

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« Reply #7704 on: May 16, 2019, 01:54:01 AM »
Need to be careful on stools and ladders. A friend at work fell off a 5ft ladder when it broke underneath him, he was only up 3ft but broke his collarbone. Another friend was working in his garage 8ft ladder getting stuff out of the rafters, fell hit his head on the concrete floor. His wife found him and called the ambulance, he died later in the hospital.

We now have a 4ft rule at work, must be able maintain 3 points of contact while working above 4ft or need a harness.
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« Reply #7705 on: May 16, 2019, 05:47:39 AM »
Happy B-Day DeCaff! I'll be joining you in about 9 years

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« Reply #7706 on: May 16, 2019, 07:14:14 AM »
Last Oct one of my guys fell about 8' when the ladder he was climbing slipped (it was not tied off at the top), he broke his heel. He goes in today for another operation to get the thing fixed!
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79 TATA - Lost to Fire!
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« Reply #7707 on: May 16, 2019, 08:45:55 AM »
We now have a 4ft rule at work, must be able maintain 3 points of contact while working above 4ft or need a harness.

As a Safety Coordinator for our facility, I like that rule a lot.  We make sure that when a ladder is involved, that there is a person stabiliizing the ladder below and to keep an eye on the person on the ladder.  I've fallen off of one myself at home and fortunately it was into our hedgerow but it still stung pretty good.

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« Reply #7708 on: May 16, 2019, 12:31:49 PM »
I have to stop laughing at these stories or I might be next.......

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« Reply #7709 on: May 16, 2019, 02:29:38 PM »
The human body is really fragile, hence my overly cautious disposition towards most things that or I'm on edge the entire time anticipating how to react.  It's like you couldn't convince me to stay underneath a car on any amount of jack stands, I'm not even comfortable underneath a car lift.  Don't even get me started on heights, electricity, or chemical exposure.

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« Reply #7710 on: May 16, 2019, 09:09:03 PM »
You know there was this one boy in a bubble...  :-)

Just kidding.  The car on jack stands scares me too. I always throw something big under the car so I'm not the only thing stopping the car from hitting the floor should s stand fail or get bumped.
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« Reply #7711 on: May 16, 2019, 09:42:55 PM »
I'm not THAT bad, but I always act in the best interest of not injuring myself.  Hence why I'll never ride motorcycles, convertibles are dangerous enough.

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« Reply #7712 on: May 17, 2019, 04:52:56 AM »
Self preservation is high on my list as well!
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« Reply #7713 on: May 17, 2019, 06:22:23 AM »
You know there was this one boy in a bubble...  :-)

Just kidding.  The car on jack stands scares me too. I always throw something big under the car so I'm not the only thing stopping the car from hitting the floor should s stand fail or get bumped.

Because that happens all the time........
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« Reply #7714 on: May 17, 2019, 07:13:33 AM »
I have said that a 2' step ladder is the most dangerous. I dont even know if they still make them.
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85 Fiero - Sold
82 Firebird - Sold
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« Reply #7715 on: May 17, 2019, 07:30:39 AM »
I have said that a 2' step ladder is the most dangerous. I dont even know if they still make them.

I've always used a 5 gal bucket...




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« Reply #7716 on: May 17, 2019, 07:33:06 AM »
You know there was this one boy in a bubble...  :-)

Just kidding.  The car on jack stands scares me too. I always throw something big under the car so I'm not the only thing stopping the car from hitting the floor should s stand fail or get bumped.

Because that happens all the time........

Well, it makes me feel better.  I think it's because when I was young and at a junkyard near me a yard guy had a car drop on him and it killed him. During our visit.... didn't see it, didn't want to. Not the same thing though, as they used to chain an engine to the tow truck, lift the car and torch the mounts and have the body drop around them...
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« Reply #7717 on: May 17, 2019, 11:10:54 AM »
Better safe than sorry I guess. It always makes me a little nervous when my car is up on the wooden stands, but I always shake the car pretty good to make sure it's solid before I leave it.

The one pick a part yard near me just cuts the whole front of the car/truck off at the frame and lets you lift the motor or trans out. That's how I had easy access to that 5.3 trailblazer with the 799 heads I picked up a while back.

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« Reply #7718 on: May 17, 2019, 01:35:35 PM »
You know there was this one boy in a bubble...  :-)

Just kidding.  The car on jack stands scares me too. I always throw something big under the car so I'm not the only thing stopping the car from hitting the floor should s stand fail or get bumped.

Because that happens all the time........
It can though, it happened to my father when he had his '81 Trans Am.  Thankfully for some reason someone called which made him slide out from underneath it to go answer the phone, as soon as he answered the jack stand gave out.  According to him it was miraculous intervention since when he answered there was no one on the line, but I think he just bumped the stand as he slid out and it's just coincidence.  Still either way, the stand failed either of its own accord or gave out by being bumped while loaded.

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« Reply #7719 on: May 17, 2019, 03:46:02 PM »
You know there was this one boy in a bubble...  :-)

Just kidding.  The car on jack stands scares me too. I always throw something big under the car so I'm not the only thing stopping the car from hitting the floor should s stand fail or get bumped.

Because that happens all the time........


It can though, it happened to my father when he had his '81 Trans Am.  Thankfully for some reason someone called which made him slide out from underneath it to go answer the phone, as soon as he answered the jack stand gave out.  According to him it was miraculous intervention since when he answered there was no one on the line, but I think he just bumped the stand as he slid out and it's just coincidence.  Still either way, the stand failed either of its own accord or gave out by being bumped while loaded.

Jack stands in good condition and on a stable surface shouldn't collapse.  If there's any "real" load on them it should not be possible to "bump" it out.  It's all about how it's used.  Anything has the potential to fail.  Now relying on pressure like a hydraulic jack is a different story.
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