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well i had a buddy come in with an 89 supra real good condition and he asked to do the body work and paint and of course i agreed then i kinda started digging the looks and then i drove it my fox body went to a new owner and i wanted it so we talked he told me to give him a grand and today i threw some epoxy primer after i did some metal repair to it and im really digging it my new soon to be daily driver here is some pics




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I finished up some maintainance on the Rambler. I ended up pulling the carb and cleaning it out, had a bunch of junk in the bowl. I had forgotten that I had removed the fuel filter (don't remember why) and never put another one. So I got a fuel filter and installed it, pulled the carb and disassembled it and then I installed the rebuilt idler arm and adjusted the clutch.

I LOVE this car! It is so cool to work on, no BS, just bolt and un-bolt no fighting no computer BS, I love it!

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I can't believe how nice it drives with that rebuilt idler arm! It made a world of difference I had blamed it's sloppiness on the steering box. It's still worn out but that idler arm was the biggest issue by far. Sweet!
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Sorry to hear about your back, but it sounds like an L-5, or S-1 herniation. Been there, I still have some nerve problems and numbness in my left leg because i put it off too long to give in and have the surgery. But the good news is, I was pain free and walking a few hours after the surgery it is a relatively simple procedure with only about a 1" scar. I wish you the best and hope that everything goes well.

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Thanks Kelly. From the MRI that I had done Nov. 12th of 2011, I found that I have degenerative disc disease between L3-L4, L4-L5, L5-S1 and bulging discs between every one of my lumbar vertebrae, Why the surgeon only wanted to give me injections, is beyond me. He came highly recommended by other guys, that I go to church with, that he did spinal surgery on. The surgeon wouln't see me again without a new MRI, so now we'll see what he says. I'll let you guys know......Allan
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Thanks Kelly. From the MRI that I had done Nov. 12th of 2011, I found that I have degenerative disc disease between L3-L4, L4-L5, L5-S1 and bulging discs between every one of my lumbar vertebrae, Why the surgeon only wanted to give me injections, is beyond me. He came highly recommended by other guys, that I go to church with, that he did spinal surgery on. The surgeon wouln't see me again without a new MRI, so now we'll see what he says. I'll let you guys know......Allan
Damn that's tough stuff, I am so sorry to hear it. You know what cracks me up about your post though? How much we learn about the medical field when when it's about US. My God, you would know none of those terms, but then we are FORCED to learn, CRAP. Hope you can get on the right track.

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After driving the Rambler to work today, I am so damn happy with how good this thing drives with the rebuilt idler in it, wow what a difference.

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After driving the Rambler to work today, I am so damn happy with how good this thing drives with the rebuilt idler in it, wow what a difference.

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Well i finaly got my yard mowed today for the first time this year,also mowed garden to get ready to plow for my garden.miss those fresh vegtables.tiered of store bought ,dont taste the same.Started putting tiller on the tractor and as always it srarted to rain,seems to happen a lot lately.cant wait for watermelons ,here is one of 7 i growed last year ,saved seeds i will be planting again this year,,for size comparison compare to my boat batteries,.
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Well it is not typically what we see on HRBB but thought some would like to see the absolute distruction of a polaris snow mobile piston and head when the crank seal is leaking air badly. Leaned out the mag side cylinder and this is the result. She made on evil sound at 8200 rpm to 0 rpm in about 5 seconds, 90mph to 0mph. Sad thing is I went through two pistons and two heads before I knew what the cause was. The thing is finally back together and I am back on the trail. Payed my dues with this sled let me tell ya.

The one pic shows what was left of the crank seal, it is on top of the piston, man it was simply gone
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I finished up some maintainance on the Rambler. I ended up pulling the carb and cleaning it out, had a bunch of junk in the bowl. I had forgotten that I had removed the fuel filter (don't remember why) and never put another one. So I got a fuel filter and installed it, pulled the carb and disassembled it and then I installed the rebuilt idler arm and adjusted the clutch.

I LOVE this car! It is so cool to work on, no BS, just bolt and un-bolt no fighting no computer BS, I love it!

Brian





I can't believe how nice it drives with that rebuilt idler arm! It made a world of difference I had blamed it's sloppiness on the steering box. It's still worn out but that idler arm was the biggest issue by far. Sweet!
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I finished up some maintainance on the Rambler. I ended up pulling the carb and cleaning it out, had a bunch of junk in the bowl. I had forgotten that I had removed the fuel filter (don't remember why) and never put another one. So I got a fuel filter and installed it, pulled the carb and disassembled it and then I installed the rebuilt idler arm and adjusted the clutch.

I LOVE this car! It is so cool to work on, no BS, just bolt and un-bolt no fighting no computer BS, I love it!

Brian





I can't believe how nice it drives with that rebuilt idler arm! It made a world of difference I had blamed it's sloppiness on the steering box. It's still worn out but that idler arm was the biggest issue by far. Sweet!
last try today still no picture
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Well - today was time for "preventative maintenance"

I learned in past years that when spring comes, my pool can go from "lookin' good" to a solid dark green algae-infested swamp in 2 days when the temps go up, so I decided I'd get ahead of the curve and hyper-chlorinate it.

So, pour in a couple of gallons of chlorine plus dumping a bunch of "pucks" into the skimmer boxes and turn on the pump - which sat there humming furiously and (after about 10 seconds) started to smoke. No pumping, no anything. Just humm and smoke. This is a 2 HP motor!

So tackle the issue. Two hours later, the pump is freed up. the pump motor can be turned and new seals are installed in the filter trap box (catches BIG stuff before it goes into the sand filter). Now it's purring like a kitten again, the pool is smelling of chlorine and a potential catastrophe is (I hope) headed off.
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I pulled the front clip[ off my '83 GMC to make pulling the 350 a bit easier (it's going into my '53 R130 for now) The body is pretty much toast and I just bought a '92 GMC 4X4 Saturday to replace the aging beast.
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Well it is not typically what we see on HRBB but thought some would like to see the absolute distruction of a polaris snow mobile piston and head when the crank seal is leaking air badly. Leaned out the mag side cylinder and this is the result. She made on evil sound at 8200 rpm to 0 rpm in about 5 seconds, 90mph to 0mph. Sad thing is I went through two pistons and two heads before I knew what the cause was. The thing is finally back together and I am back on the trail. Payed my dues with this sled let me tell ya.

The one pic shows what was left of the crank seal, it is on top of the piston, man it was simply gone
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So tonight I started on the transfer seat mounting. This is where it will be.



The framing in position.



And this is my plan, to make it as hidden as possible and what seemed to make the most sense was this. I am putting holes in the rocker where this piece will have sleeves welded to the bottom of it. The sleeves will have a stud at the bottom that will run out the bottom of the rocker for a nut. The metal will be held with flat head screws and it will all be under the threshold moulding.



I have an extra couple of threshold mouldings so I have one that I can punch holes in so it will look stone stock other than the two holes which I can run plugs when the seat isn't in it if I want. But the seat frame will have 5/8" studs that will go down into the sleeves holding the seat there. I think this would be strong enough just the way it is but I am thinking the studs will have a couple of gussets too. It will go in and out in a jiffy.

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