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Today 07:20 PM
idrivejunk Tomorrow may be Friday the 13th with a full moon but today was real good.

I believe I saw a color in the sunset that I never have, it was a rare deep red.

Then there was this-



To spread the joy,I will share a little story with you...

You guys remember the red '00 Cobra at the shop? The one that got plowed from behind and I fixed. I think part of our project with it was adding the Vortech supercharger. Anyhow our newer mechanic guy got the finishing touches all together with the new ECM.

Footloose walks into my stall this afternoon with that naughty grin of hotrod shock. I never heard a peep from indoors where I was but whoa-hooo did that Cobra just rip the first three gears in a few-foot smokeshow!

This was me-

So a little later I catch wind not of tire smoke, but of the lesson in discretion that most guys learn sooner or later at that job...

Probably not wanting to enter the five lane and between hills highway two or three lanes wide due to being unfamiliar with the vehicle, our man lays the coal to 'er right outta the shop. wAAAApAAAAAAbWAAAAAAApp he drifts down to the stop sign, then heads on out for the shakedown cruise with the little pebbles that stick to the rubber after being manhandled like that.

Welp, long about the time old Hammertoe makes it back, in comes a cruiser of the black and white with big words down the side variety. Ruh-roh!

Somebody was outside with their kid. But the kid probably went Wow!

So the officer does his investigative duty and ledfut tech is able to point at the huffer and say its his job. A brief perusal of the surroundings by the officer only led to his speculations about which cars his unit was or wasn't faster than, and with a cheery grin, off he went.

Christmastime brings out the best.
Today 06:48 PM
idrivejunk
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Originally Posted by 123pugsy View Post
Just didn't like reading the PCM could be shot....
Be a good time to check under the air filter for critter stuff, thats where it sits. I have a spare unit but for GTP. It could get reconfigured while getting a wussy canned tune. Needed crank relearn when I popped the tuned one in the 'P. The level one trans tune is worth having. But also if a guy has a computer for one, and isn't me, that is E-waste. You couldn't give away a pile of free 99 GP PCMs. So if it were that, meh. Shrugs. Unless it gives me problems before I'm ready.
Today 01:47 PM
123pugsy
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Originally Posted by idrivejunk View Post
No MIL when I got in it today. It waited until the next county.

I honestly see it as a nothing code. The lamp comes on to tell me the lamp doesn't work?

Reminds me of how the mobile site here throws up a page sometimes saying "you have no internet connection"...

Huh? But how did I.... There was... Its not.... You just... oh forget it.

Yet another ungrasped concept. Can we have some cereal with strawberries on the box?

Just didn't like reading the PCM could be shot....
Today 01:05 PM
idrivejunk
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Originally Posted by 1971BB427 View Post
Got my '39 stripped to bare metal, and shot with epoxy sealer!



If anything deserves a woohoo, this is it. Look'n good.
Today 01:03 PM
idrivejunk
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Originally Posted by Molon Labe View Post
I've always used cereal boxes for patterns too. They're just the right thickness and stiffness.
I made my driver's license from a cereal box.

Just giving Pugsy some hassle but he don't give a guy much to work with, does he?
Today 01:00 PM
idrivejunk
Quote:
Originally Posted by 123pugsy View Post
That DTC don't sound good. Googled only a short time, so not too sure.
No MIL when I got in it today. It waited until the next county.

I honestly see it as a nothing code. The lamp comes on to tell me the lamp doesn't work?

Reminds me of how the mobile site here throws up a page sometimes saying "you have no internet connection"...

Huh? But how did I.... There was... Its not.... You just... oh forget it.

Yet another ungrasped concept. Can we have some cereal with strawberries on the box?
Today 12:24 PM
123pugsy
Quote:
Originally Posted by idrivejunk View Post
Right on. Your patterns always make me hanker cereal.

What can cause DTC P0650? GT CEL stayed this time. Could it be caused by a faulty coolant level sensor? I had to laugh when I checked the radiator other day... it still has red coolant. Such a young and foolish, slow and mellow, car. lol.

A rear brake started squealing yesterday.



That DTC don't sound good. Googled only a short time, so not too sure.
Today 08:21 AM
Molon Labe I've always used cereal boxes for patterns too. They're just the right thickness and stiffness.
Today 08:00 AM
1971BB427 Got my '39 stripped to bare metal, and shot with epoxy sealer!



Today 07:30 AM
John long
Quote:
Originally Posted by idrivejunk View Post
Right on. Your patterns always make me hanker cereal.

What can cause DTC P0650? GT CEL stayed this time. Could it be caused by a faulty coolant level sensor? I had to laugh when I checked the radiator other day... it still has red coolant. Such a young and foolish, slow and mellow, car. lol.

A rear brake started squealing yesterday.
Pugsy does kind of make you want to go find a banana and some milk don't he?

John
Today 07:26 AM
idrivejunk
Quote:
Originally Posted by 123pugsy View Post
Yep, make em identical works for me............the pattern is ready to go.





Right on. Your patterns always make me hanker cereal.

What can cause DTC P0650? GT CEL stayed this time. Could it be caused by a faulty coolant level sensor? I had to laugh when I checked the radiator other day... it still has red coolant. Such a young and foolish, slow and mellow, car. lol.

A rear brake started squealing yesterday.
Yesterday 03:55 PM
123pugsy
Quote:
Originally Posted by idrivejunk View Post
Oh. Forgot to blurt my commentary that I thot up whilst cowling it-

Concerning situations such as Pugsy's cowl sides / hinge areas:

If side A's pattern produces pieces not in need of a great deal of trimming, I flip and re-use for side B to lend as much inherent symmetry as possible. Plus assure the parts get located in the mirrored spot on the body. But...

If a pattern makes parts in need of substantial trimming, or, if a guy makes the pieces for side A by laying metal against the body then tacking and trimming (in which case theres no pattern), making the pattern off the completed or tacked up side works pretty good.

I guess what I am saying is if you modify A's pattern to match the pieces as you trim, side B goes quicker and is most accurate. IF parts are indeed mirror images of one another.

Just metalwork discussion fodder.

Yep, make em identical works for me............the pattern is ready to go.





Yesterday 12:37 PM
idrivejunk Oh. Forgot to blurt my commentary that I thot up whilst cowling it-

Concerning situations such as Pugsy's cowl sides / hinge areas:

If side A's pattern produces pieces not in need of a great deal of trimming, I flip and re-use for side B to lend as much inherent symmetry as possible. Plus assure the parts get located in the mirrored spot on the body. But...

If a pattern makes parts in need of substantial trimming, or, if a guy makes the pieces for side A by laying metal against the body then tacking and trimming (in which case theres no pattern), making the pattern off the completed or tacked up side works pretty good.

I guess what I am saying is if you modify A's pattern to match the pieces as you trim, side B goes quicker and is most accurate. IF parts are indeed mirror images of one another.

Just metalwork discussion fodder.
Yesterday 12:23 PM
idrivejunk Horseshoes, hand grenades, hot rods... whuts the diff?

Check engine light came on in the GT this morning so I am hoping its the old check engine light control circuit malfunction code. That one always makes me laugh but every so often, she throws it.

About to go use my plug-in HF tool and find out.

I'm just glad that no varmint homes were built in it while my Paw had it. Between warmup this morning and an inexplicably tedious commute, it was running like an hour and a half. Figured I had better leave the GTP inside or else I wouldn't work on it. Well, here it is Wednesday.
Yesterday 10:42 AM
idrivejunk
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Originally Posted by 123pugsy View Post
Match?..... it will be close I hope.
Like these back window panel corners?
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