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Today 07:59 PM
Too Many Projects I changed the trans filter and fluid along with the engine oil and filter on the Malibu I bought for my son today.
Trans fluid is supposed to be good for something like 100,000 miles and then you rebuild the trans. There isn't a dipstick to even check the level. What complete bull****. I measured the fluid that came out of the trans and replaced that amount with new and then did the "procedure" to check the level warm and running in park, just like the good old days, except this required a few more tools than pulling the stick out. The fluid was dark and smelled old/slightly burned but the pan was quite clean, so I think the trans will live for quite a while longer than if it had been left alone. I will change what I can drain out again in 10k miles and refill with fresh.
Today 07:38 PM
496CHEVY3100 I read an article in Rod and Custom a few years back,it said to soak header gasgets in bathtub overnight before installing them (wet ) The White Mr Gasket fiber type, but don't over tighten the bolts,so I tried it on my Z28 they have been on 10 years or more no leaks,,i think most might be overtightning and warpping flange,,

I use dead soft copper gaskets on the headers of my truck and aluminum on the collectors ,never any problems
Today 07:24 PM
Rodnit
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Originally Posted by 123pugsy View Post
I don't understand why I read so much about header bolts coming loose.
I run stainless bolts with non squishy type gaskets and they never get loose. Maybe I made my own gasket from the high temp Felpro sheet? Hard to remember 10 years later.

Maybe I have good luck?
Not usually.
Mine are stainless and were always coming loose. I'm using a 3ply aluminum gasket that Mitch recommended. Hadn't had the gaskets in long enough to see if the bolts still came loose. Now I know they won't!
Today 06:41 PM
123pugsy
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Originally Posted by Rodnit View Post
Got the rest of the header bolt locks on. The ones that were left were the ones that had to be ground on some to make them fit. At least they're all on. I don't mind them as far as looks. They don't stand out at all. Most people probably would never see them....... Now they should never loosen up...... In theory....

I don't understand why I read so much about header bolts coming loose.
I run stainless bolts with non squishy type gaskets and they never get loose. Maybe I made my own gasket from the high temp Felpro sheet? Hard to remember 10 years later.

Maybe I have good luck?
Not usually.
Today 04:58 PM
Rodnit Got the rest of the header bolt locks on. The ones that were left were the ones that had to be ground on some to make them fit. At least they're all on. I don't mind them as far as looks. They don't stand out at all. Most people probably would never see them....... Now they should never loosen up...... In theory....

Today 04:49 PM
John long
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Originally Posted by whinny View Post
Kinda feel sorry for bbs wife/ partner, she must put up with a lot,lmfao



Later gator
Russ
I do believe she must be a very good woman......:

John
Today 04:44 PM
whinny Kinda feel sorry for bbs wife/ partner, she must put up with a lot,lmfao



Later gator
Russ
Today 01:49 PM
123pugsy
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Originally Posted by boothboy View Post
What's a "Short Stuck"? More Canadianese? Is it something you order at Timmy's?

BB

Ha, ha, funny boy.

The short form, stuck.
Today 01:37 PM
boothboy
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Originally Posted by John long View Post
Don't pay him no mind Pugsy. Some people like him until they get to know him.

John
Moi?

BB
Today 01:17 PM
John long
Quote:
Originally Posted by boothboy View Post
What's a "Short Stuck"? More Canadianese? Is it something you order at Timmy's?

BB
Don't pay him no mind Pugsy. Some people like him until they get to know him.

John
Today 12:50 PM
boothboy
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Originally Posted by 123pugsy View Post
Yep. Hydro-Electric.
Must have originated from getting juice from the rivers.

Hydro for short stuck.
What's a "Short Stuck"? More Canadianese? Is it something you order at Timmy's?

BB
Today 11:55 AM
123pugsy
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
In Canadian speak, hydro is electric inspection...not water ?
Yep. Hydro-Electric.
Must have originated from getting juice from the rivers.

Hydro for short stuck.
Today 11:41 AM
Too Many Projects
Quote:
Originally Posted by 123pugsy View Post
Got the range hood and face frames I made almost two years ago out, and started installing them.
After I get the hood wired, I can call for final hydro inspection next week.
In Canadian speak, hydro is electric inspection...not water ?
Today 10:59 AM
idrivejunk
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Originally Posted by cozwurth View Post
The mower runs and cuts again. I ran it this evening, confirmed that all of the safety switches are operational, and went out in the yard to do a little cutting to heat up the oil a little. Changed the oil & filter tonight, and will grease all the zerks, and clean it up to list it for sale tomorrow.

I went back out to the Dixie Chopper dealer this afternoon as well, and got some numbers on the 60" cut Magnum HP with the EFI Kohler. Looks like a decent mower, but I think I'm going to pass on it. I also looked at a SCAG 61" Patriot this evening, which is what I think I'm going to go with. They made me an offer that would be tough to pass up. I think it's a better mower than the DC anyway. More expensive, too, but overall a better mower I think. It should last me for quite a while.

Dave
Glad the mower is back like it oughta be. I'm hearing the new mower talk and wondering if by chance you had given any thought to a custom build. Dad built a riding mower that used an engine for each blade and mounted them to the deck. Just food for thought, but it might actually be sensible if given serious consideration. The cost would be light and the parts, features, and capabilities could be just like you like.
Today 10:29 AM
123pugsy Got the range hood and face frames I made almost two years ago out, and started installing them.
After I get the hood wired, I can call for final hydro inspection next week.

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