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Yesterday 02:18 PM
Rodnit
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Originally Posted by sportcoupe View Post
picked up a set of 16" rims for my 09, 3/4 ton dodge. going to clean and paint them for my snow tires. I know the truck takes 17" rims but for a $100.00 all steel i couldn't pass them up. I'll run tires same diameter tires as the 17" ones. I plow in the winter so need 4 studded tires.
I do the same with my RAM. I have different set of wheels for plowing. Mine came with 20s and I use 17s which enabled me to get a taller sidewall and skinnier tires to match the originals. The tires can be studded, but studs are illegal over here, unfortunately.....
Yesterday 01:35 PM
sportcoupe picked up a set of 16" rims for my 09, 3/4 ton dodge. going to clean and paint them for my snow tires. I know the truck takes 17" rims but for a $100.00 all steel i couldn't pass them up. I'll run tires same diameter tires as the 17" ones. I plow in the winter so need 4 studded tires.

did a little busy work on my coupe, took off the calipers and rotors and repacked the bearings clean and painted the rotors them back together. I took some high temp ceramic paint and rolled the edges of the rotors, getting bored i guess. waiting for spring.
Yesterday 11:14 AM
tech69 my daughter's birthday party today at an indoor jungle gym. . Anywho, gonna go work out (it's been a while), go to the goodwill for a nice outfit for the party that i will never wear again, go to the party, and make some strides on my bike. Productive week of work.
Yesterday 10:48 AM
fat tire
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
Good to hear, and see, there were no tunnel mods required. The Camaro tunnel is even narrower than my Chevelle, so it should be a simple bolt in. I plan to replace the exhaust in the near future and would just work around the unit. Like the cut-outs...might have to be talked into them as well...
when I shimmed the shifter out to align the rods. it hit the floor and would not go in reverse. I used a die grinder and removed 1/4" and all is well
Yesterday 10:42 AM
Too Many Projects
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Originally Posted by fat tire View Post
the only fitment issue I had was where the 4 speed shifter bolts on the OD adapter. it has machined bosses and they were recessed just a little to much for the shift rods to line up to the trans. couple flat washers fixed that.
Good to hear, and see, there were no tunnel mods required. The Camaro tunnel is even narrower than my Chevelle, so it should be a simple bolt in. I plan to replace the exhaust in the near future and would just work around the unit. Like the cut-outs...might have to be talked into them as well...
Yesterday 09:39 AM
123pugsy Working on moving even as I type....had to stop for a coffee boost.

What a pain in the as....er.....back.......
Yesterday 09:36 AM
123pugsy
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Originally Posted by fat tire View Post
mine cost $2950. to the door. denny's driveshaft cost me $400. to the door.
each are built to your specs. based on HP and your driving style. street/strip, full race etc.
the tail shaft is removed from your existing transmission. the GV adaptor is added then the OD unit is added to it.
the only fitment issue I had was where the 4 speed shifter bolts on the OD adapter. it has machined bosses and they were recessed just a little to much for the shift rods to line up to the trans. couple flat washers fixed that.
I already had a $1500. polished stainless exhaust system on my car that included a X pipe. that had me a little concerned but it fit, but the OD unit was tight against it. I made a insulated heat shield and placed it between the X pipe and the OD unit.
other that no problem
I havn't had a chance to road test it as yet. waiting for the weather to get better
feel free to ask any ?s I'll try to answer them
Please post back your thoughts on this unit.
I have one for my 4L80E in the Chrysler. Hoping to get a bit of mileage from the rod.
I need to go for a long Stateside cruise to visit some forum friends.
Heck, I may even stop by to visit Henry.
Yesterday 08:50 AM
fat tire can't get the edit to work, but here is some pics. of the GV unit



Yesterday 08:31 AM
fat tire
gear vendor

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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
I'm interested in seeing that process. I have a Chevelle I'm considering a GV for instead of butchering my, now, painted floor for a 5 speed.
mine cost $2950. to the door. denny's driveshaft cost me $400. to the door.
each are built to your specs. based on HP and your driving style. street/strip, full race etc.
the tail shaft is removed from your existing transmission. the GV adaptor is added then the OD unit is added to it.
the only fitment issue I had was where the 4 speed shifter bolts on the OD adapter. it has machined bosses and they were recessed just a little to much for the shift rods to line up to the trans. couple flat washers fixed that.
I already had a $1500. polished stainless exhaust system on my car that included a X pipe. that had me a little concerned but it fit, but the OD unit was tight against it. I made a insulated heat shield and placed it between the X pipe and the OD unit.
other that no problem
I havn't had a chance to road test it as yet. waiting for the weather to get better
feel free to ask any ?s I'll try to answer them
Yesterday 08:00 AM
Too Many Projects I'm interested in seeing that process. I have a Chevelle I'm considering a GV for instead of butchering my, now, painted floor for a 5 speed.
Yesterday 07:42 AM
fat tire finished up the loose ends of my gear vendor instillation
01-20-2017 11:14 PM
MARTINSR Soooooo, no five minutes yesterday or the day before. Wednesday I took my wife on her Christmas present night out to SF to the Orpheum Theater to see a play (Finding Neverland) and we didn't get home until midnight. Then last night I was dog tired and didn't get out there. Not only was I out till midnight we got lost going to the play and walked quite a bit in the pouring rain before the play.

So there are my excuses. The show was outstanding by the way.

Tonight I got out there for a little while and cut out the rust and made the patch panel for the hole. The gap at the rear corner really isn't as bad as it looks.

Brian
01-20-2017 09:46 PM
tech69
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Originally Posted by John long View Post
LOL, How about a tutorial on what to do and not to do when buying and selling on Ebay. Just kidding but here is an interesting example of good and bad practices.

I decided to to a search using only the words chevy convertible.

I came up with a listing that said "53 Chevy Convertible rear window" It made no mention of 1953 or 1954. The word quarter window was not used.

Bottom line is, I was able to buy parts cheaply because I searched with terms that were slightly different from the "norm" and the seller lost out on opportunities because he did not use multiple words to describe his listing.

I bought these two platable quarter windows for $25 bucks a piece and the run tracks for $10 a piece. I have seen worse ones sell for $150.

I was probably the only bidder just because the seller did a poor job of writing his listing.

John

try spelling it wrong on purpose. Sometimes they'll do that too and you might get it really cheap cause they have the impression that they can't sell it. It's like preying on an old lady with the T bird. j/k.
01-20-2017 09:02 PM
Too Many Projects I bought NOS end pieces of the lower paint divider for my "66 Chevelle a week ago for a decent price. I asked if the seller had the center piece. Their answer was discouraging "we don't and haven't had one for a long time. The last one we saw listed was $500". Wednesday night I came across a listing for a 1966 Chevelle lower grille molding. Well, there is no such thing and it turned out to be the center paint divider I wanted. I bought this NOS piece for $265 SHIPPED to my door....
01-20-2017 08:36 PM
MARTINSR
Quote:
Originally Posted by John long View Post
LOL, How about a tutorial on what to do and not to do when buying and selling on Ebay. Just kidding but here is an interesting example of good and bad practices.

I decided to to a search using only the words chevy convertible.

I came up with a listing that said "53 Chevy Convertible rear window" It made no mention of 1953 or 1954. The word quarter window was not used.

Bottom line is, I was able to buy parts cheaply because I searched with terms that were slightly different from the "norm" and the seller lost out on opportunities because he did not use multiple words to describe his listing.

I bought these two platable quarter windows for $25 bucks a piece and the run tracks for $10 a piece. I have seen worse ones sell for $150.

I was probably the only bidder just because the seller did a poor job of writing his listing.

John

Oh hell yeah, how about common misspellings! My brother does a lot of business on ebay and has bought and sold stuff that just blows my mind all because he got it do to a poor listing.

What I like to do is search with a very broad search like "Rambler" period, just that. I do this in "advanced search" and then click on "time: newest listed." I then save that to my favorites and check it every morning. You are seeing the very newest stuff listed, often it's a "buy it now" and you get the killer deals before anyone sees them!

Brian
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