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Today 10:48 AM
MARTINSR
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
That is the ONLY compressor I will use on these tower aprons. The one thru the tower is a dangerous joke. Now is the ideal time to inspect/replace the bushing on the lower spring pivot.
The entire suspension is being replaced, all control arms with new bushings and ball joints and inner and outer tie rod ends, one strut rod (had to weld the nut on when he banged the curb) and all the strut rod bushings, it's all going to be new!

Brian
Today 10:40 AM
Too Many Projects
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Originally Posted by MARTINSR View Post
Nick worked until 9 last night so I got out there and removed one of the coils and then when he got home we went over what he could do today and how to do it. This spring compressor has sure came in handy over the years. I was told that you can't use a spring compressor on these springs, that there isn't enough room and to go through the shock tower. It sure pays to get good stuff, it was so easy it was crazy with this thing.

Brian
That is the ONLY compressor I will use on these tower aprons. The one thru the tower is a dangerous joke. Now is the ideal time to inspect/replace the bushing on the lower spring pivot.
Today 07:57 AM
MARTINSR Nick worked until 9 last night so I got out there and removed one of the coils and then when he got home we went over what he could do today and how to do it. This spring compressor has sure came in handy over the years. I was told that you can't use a spring compressor on these springs, that there isn't enough room and to go through the shock tower. It sure pays to get good stuff, it was so easy it was crazy with this thing.

Brian
Yesterday 09:14 PM
Too Many Projects
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Originally Posted by John long View Post
So far it is within 1/8". John
1/8th inch is way better than original...
Yesterday 09:03 PM
John long
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
Looks good. You are measuring diagonally to be certain it's staying square too ???
So far it is within 1/8". All the body bolts are in it too but most of them are loose. There is damage on the passenger side from an unkown cause that makes some of the lower inside areas a little funky. When I first tore the car down I found an area that had been heated, apparently, when they were doing a body pull. Since I found minimal bodywork done to the car I wondered if the factory had tried to correct an assembly error. The door gaps are very good on the outside but they are not even on the RH inside at the back of the door. I may end up slicing and dicing the inner quarter later to open up the lower inside door gap.

John
Yesterday 05:41 PM
idrivejunk Nice place Mitch. Cream puff boat too. I'd live there with that... except its probably cold.

Today was odd. Drove the GT to work and it set another DTC. P0650, MIL control system malfunction. Thats a conundrum ain't it? When your check engine light comes on to tell you that the check engine light has a malfunction. Um, OK. Cleared it, didn't come back. Drives great with the oil soaked MAF sensor from the rolled-over engine.

Just waiting for PB to act right. I'll mow and re-try later.
Yesterday 03:51 PM
Too Many Projects
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Spent my day making the front half and rear half of Old Rusty one piece. About 1/2 way there. Door gaps still good.....so far.

John
Looks good. You are measuring diagonally to be certain it's staying square too ???
Yesterday 03:43 PM
Too Many Projects
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Originally Posted by Rodnit View Post
Leaves???!!! Our buds are still "trying" to pop, Mitch. Doesn't help when we're in the 20/30s at nite. Talking 70s tomorrow and 80 Friday... Woo Hoo!
That's all Buckthorn...they leaf out early...
We haven't had an overnight low below freezing in a couple weeks. All the trees are leafing out and I've already cut my grass twice. Temp right now is 71... Looks like Harley weather on Friday...
Yesterday 03:41 PM
John long Spent my day making the front half and rear half of Old Rusty one piece. About 1/2 way there. Door gaps still good.....so far.

John

Yesterday 03:27 PM
Rodnit Leaves???!!! Our buds are still "trying" to pop, Mitch. Doesn't help when we're in the 20/30s at nite. Talking 70s tomorrow and 80 Friday... Woo Hoo!
Yesterday 02:23 PM
Too Many Projects I needed to find a place to get my boat out of the way after getting it running this morning.



The tricky part was wiggling it around my camper and getting it lined up with the ramps. The tires are about 2" wider than the ramps, so it had to be nearly perfectly straight...

Yesterday 12:24 PM
Project89 worked on my xr250r im turbocharging today
aparently when i do manage to blow somethng up which isnt often , i do manage to blow it up good



wristpin broken perfectly in the middle , i bet u i rode the bike around for a good 6 months like that , the motor would knock at high rpms so i just never reved it up high
Yesterday 11:10 AM
Rodnit
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
I was just out and took a crap load of pics and then put the water muff on. It hasn't run in 4 years and it took some cranking to get the gas back up to the carb, but once it stayed running, I ran it at 1200 rpm for 8 minutes to get everything lubed and warm. Now I can hardly let off on the key as fast as it starts !! It is amazing the compression for a 4 cylinder.
Awesome! Hope you get a bunch of interested people....
Yesterday 11:05 AM
Too Many Projects
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Beautiful boat, Mitch! I agree, keep it if you can't get a decent price. I think you're starting at a good price. Hope it works out.
I was just out and took a crap load of pics and then put the water muff on. It hasn't run in 4 years and it took some cranking to get the gas back up to the carb, but once it stayed running, I ran it at 1200 rpm for 8 minutes to get everything lubed and warm. Now I can hardly let off on the key as fast as it starts !! It is amazing the compression for a 4 cylinder.
Yesterday 09:36 AM
OneMoreTime I get this as many times I have ordered parts and they did not work as planned. It is what it is so just roll with it and carry on. glad you got what you needed..

Sam


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Originally Posted by MARTINSR View Post
I have to tell you, I am thrilled with the brakes that came today for the Falcon. When I bought them I was told it was the spindles and calipers, that was it. I got screwed with as they charged me twice as much as they told my regular guy at a local wrecking yard who made the price for me with this yard up in Oregon. When I ordered them the guy said "Ok, you want the left side spindle and caliper" and I said, no it was for both sides, he said the price he quoted my guy was just for the one side. I went ahead and ordered it being I needed them and that was all there was to it, $150 isn't going to change our lives, but getting these brakes on the car could! I called my guy and he was ticked, he said it was a friggin email, and he read it to me right there on the phone, he asked for BOTH sides. Ok, life, I get it, I'll deal with it.

Well the stuff came today and I couldn't believe it when I opened the box as the spindles were complete, dust shields, rotors, brackets, the whole deal. I am thrilled, it's all good for sure! The rotors look like they have a ton of material so they can just be turned, it's all good.

I also brought a tire home and will bring a few more for Nick to see what kind of tire size can fit under the wheel well on the car.

This was a good example of something I will often do, when I buy something on ebay for instance, I accept less than what they advertise. We have all expected something we bought through the mail and it's advertised as better than it really is so we are ticked. Well I have seen my brother do that with items over and over and over, getting all pissed off over this. Seeing this I have always shot lower, if the guy describes the item as an 8 out of 10, I don't hurt myself expecting the 8, I accept a 6 or even 5. Will I be ok if it's a 5? When I can say yes, then I buy it. When the thing comes and it's as he described I am THRILLED, if it's less at a 6 or even 5, I am still happy, you get it? Some times it comes and it's a 9, how friggin awesome is that! It is much better doing this believe me.

It paid off today that is for sure!

Brian
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