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Yesterday 09:40 PM
Dave57210
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Originally Posted by Rip VW View Post
Dave, Are you selling the 544's? I owned one once and loved the heck out of it till a motorcycle sideswiped me and took the drivers front fender off and screwed up the suspension. I would love to build one with a nice mild V8. I love thoes cars. Ah but reality says gotta finish the T before I start another one.
Yes. Both the 544's need new homes. One is a 64, seized engine but otherwise good. Other is a '61, was going to be parts car if needed. AND have a 2.0 version of the redblock, complete with 5 speed trans for it, and one more spare 1800 engine.

I saw one at Monroe swap meet a couple years ago disguised as a slightly smaller '48 Ford, complete with Ford badging and a small block Ford under the hood. Had a LOT of guys wondering how much work had gone into the chop/channel/section/and overall shrink to make it. (They were assuming that was actually a shrunken 48 Ford )
Yesterday 08:36 PM
cerial Watch the balancer on the GTP I have separated a couple of the 2 piece ones having them hanging on by belt tension almost hitting the frame.

I mark all of my 2 piece balancers with paint or a chisel to easily check during a oil change if they have rotated.
Yesterday 08:24 PM
cerial Bought a 02 caviler on the cheap to flip. Grabbing, trailing, dropping, and bringing the trailer back killed most of the day.

The radiator for the 01 2500 should should show up tomorrow so I went out with the intent of just quickly shooting some penetrating lubricant on the bolts.

A hour or so later I have the ac condenser just sitting in there and the radiator ready to pull. I am going to try to save the ac parts to sell as I don't run ac on most of my piles. But if it comes down to the thing giving me headaches I will fold it up to have it come out easy.

I don't want to pull the radiator and get transmission and oil all over the place until I have the new one ready to go.

Turns out someone upgraded to a larger (factory) duramax transmission cooler(in front of the condenser) at some point. But the power steering cooler looks to be stock. Not damaged just really rusty. 19 years and 300k it is still going strong. It is not that terrible expensive and I will add that to the parts to buy list as a preventive maintenance measure. But I will do it later as I really want to stop using my nice 1/2 ton for stuff this beat up 3/4 ton should be doing.
Yesterday 08:07 PM
idrivejunk





It was a Grand Three today. But I was just out cruising and passed an oh, about 1990 Chevy truck that was on fire.

Eyebleach-



So flashy. Don't hurt yourselves staring at her. She is more like one of Gidget's friends there. Packing a bit more va-voom if ya know what I mean.

So I put some groceries down her neck, spun her around the dance floor and made her holler by the time it was over. Prior to that, I made short work of the operation pictured above. Mainly by convincing myself that the set-aside-but-connected compressor should stay with the subframe when lowered. The GT got a wash job and grease gob down the side removal but is back to no compressor and now also can't get any refrigerant to go in. I suspect the self sealing can but thats neither here nor there. Shop and home have A/C.

All in all, a fine weekend. I did have a realization whilst under the GTP. And did smirk at the lung when I popped the hood, but it dawned on my that durn near every silly mistake I have made, aside from work ones that is, have been pretty well contained to GTPs. Stands to logic... they are a cheap clunky mainstream package blessed with just a bit much engine for what it is. Since Uncle Sam is buying half, I am getting the trans done soon as I work up the nerve.
Yesterday 07:00 PM
Rip VW
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Originally Posted by Dave57210 View Post
Thinning the herd (a bit)
Sold my '56 F100 project truck today.
Now to get the matched pair of PV544's to new home(s) and see about finding someone to adopt my son's Miata that has been sitting for two years after it was rear ended.
Maybe even find a buyer for my '93 LS400 as well, as soon as I get my '07 LS460 back from body shop.

Dave, Are you selling the 544's? I owned one once and loved the heck out of it till a motorcycle sideswiped me and took the drivers front fender off and screwed up the suspension. I would love to build one with a nice mild V8. I love thoes cars. Ah but reality says gotta finish the T before I start another one.
Yesterday 06:40 PM
Too Many Projects Today was "plant" day. I started stripping the sod around the whole area we want to clear, but it was taking too long and too much energy, so I stripped it off a 48" diameter area and started digging. The top 6" was wet, heavy clay before I broke thru to the sandy soil under it. There was a LOT of dirt on the tarp for a 48" wide by 24" deep hole. The wife ended up hauling all the clay over to the house in a wheel barrow.
Anyway, we went to Menards and bought 3 3/4" plywood panels and kept moving them ahead of the forklift to get the tree 70' out into the front yard. The burlap root ball of the tree weighed around 800 lbs.
1 in the ground and other to go. We had to fence it right aaway, as deer LOVE to eat young white pine and we have a large herd around here. Then I still need to strip the rest of the sod, put in a border and mulch...
Oh, and there is still the maple to plant...
Yesterday 06:31 PM
Too Many Projects Been a busy weekend for us. Yesterday, we drove 180 miles RT to buy 2 white pines and a maple tree.
Yesterday 02:29 PM
57Nomad
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Originally Posted by cozwurth View Post
A few years ago I was following a thread on another forum where a guy was building a no-frills SBC 302 powered Vega. Non-resistor plugs, some sort of solid core wires, forget the actual ignition system. It would induce a misfire and CEL in his neighbors Taurus if both were running in the driveway. Did the same to other cars on the road, too, I think.

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Interesting. Iíve run solid core wires and non resistor plugs on all my vintage cars for years. Never had anything like that. Only one car a 68 Corvette, I canít have the engine running and use the remote garage door opener. The other cars donít exhibit any goof stuff like this. Maybe the fiberglass and itís shape have something to do with it. Been using the phone and no affect on it.
Yesterday 02:15 PM
cozwurth
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Originally Posted by 57Nomad View Post
BBC in 57 Chevy Nomad. No electronic stuff to worry about. Never use the radio/stereo. The whole car is KISS. And not supposed to use the cell phone while driving anyway. No different than over the counter non-resistor plugs. Just that Iím making use of what I already had.
A few years ago I was following a thread on another forum where a guy was building a no-frills SBC 302 powered Vega. Non-resistor plugs, some sort of solid core wires, forget the actual ignition system. It would induce a misfire and CEL in his neighbors Taurus if both were running in the driveway. Did the same to other cars on the road, too, I think.

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Yesterday 02:03 PM
57Nomad
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
OK, what sort of engine/vehicle are you building these for ? Won't the zero resistance interfere with other electronics ?
BBC in 57 Chevy Nomad. No electronic stuff to worry about. Never use the radio/stereo. The whole car is KISS. And not supposed to use the cell phone while driving anyway. No different than over the counter non-resistor plugs. Just that Iím making use of what I already had.
Yesterday 12:21 PM
Too Many Projects
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Originally Posted by 57Nomad View Post
I took apart two sets of Champion resistor spark plugs. Heated the tops to loosen the Loctite and un-screwed the top contact. Then tipped upside down to remove the resistor and spring. Cleaned up the residue of old Loctite on ceramic and top contact. I then cut some #12 house copper wire with insulation removed to a bit longer than the resistors. Bend the copper slightly and file flat the ends of the copper. The bend allows the copper to compress tight against both the bottom of the tips and inside the spark plugs. Re-coat the tip threads with Loctite and screw together tightly seating the tip to the porcelain. Lastly I verified the zero resistance of each plug. I now have made these plugs into non-resistor configuration. I was not able to remove the tips on Autolite resistor plugs to attempt the same. The Champion plugs initially had resistor reading around 5K ohms. There were a couple higher and lower. Now as modified they read zero ohms on the 20K ohms scale.
OK, what sort of engine/vehicle are you building these for ? Won't the zero resistance interfere with other electronics ?
Yesterday 12:09 PM
Dave57210 Thinning the herd (a bit)
Sold my '56 F100 project truck today.
Now to get the matched pair of PV544's to new home(s) and see about finding someone to adopt my son's Miata that has been sitting for two years after it was rear ended.
Maybe even find a buyer for my '93 LS400 as well, as soon as I get my '07 LS460 back from body shop.
Yesterday 11:30 AM
123pugsy Yes, same primer. The flanges and bottoms at rear need hit, so I will thicken up the works. And it will be all one color after. Never know if I will eventually assemble and drive in primer.


The MAF will send an incorrect HZ value to the PCM with the different air flow. What it will do, I have no idea, as I haven't put much thought into it. Sanding today, clean up, pull CURSE in and remove combination valve for warranty replacement tomorrow.
Yesterday 10:43 AM
idrivejunk
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Originally Posted by 123pugsy View Post
Filled in the relief at the oil cap on the snorkelator. Airflow will change, so may need to adjust the PCM settings. Go for run logging data, take that data and cut an paste using a certain percentage to the program file and then flash to PCM. Go for another drive to see what happened, rinse, repeat....my daughter is loving it. Went for a nice cruise last night to "small town Saturday night", as seen in the pic.
If I can follow the logic, it may be rich post taco eh?


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Originally Posted by 123pugsy View Post
Daughter and I had to play sheep dog yesterday to get this little guy out of our yard yesterday and back into the park's forest.
Hard to do with all the fences and keep him from running into the street but we got him fixed up.
I bet that would have been fun to watch. Yesterday I met Mr Frog while pulling weeds and Mr Snake while mowing. Its a good time of year to be a critter I reckon.

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Originally Posted by 123pugsy View Post
Prepping front clip for epoxy......
You mainly just making it grey for looking at to ponder roof and make hood? Izat same stuff only black, thats on it?

Curse is looking sharp. Grape scoffed at you calling her cute, btw... Gidget was cute.



I have it in my head to do the trans shop prep on the GTP today. Nothing to do on the others because I still haven't gotten myself forced into the put self at risk, wait days, then let my purchases sit on the porch all day and forget returns or be an idiot... mentality.
Yesterday 09:40 AM
123pugsy Prepping front clip for epoxy......




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