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Today 06:36 AM
MARTINSR Went to work at a new shop yesterday, it's a 30+ minute drive compared to my 10 minute previous one but the shop is way more laid back and the drive is super easy so we will see.
Got home and did a real five minute a day plan job, (well maybe 10) cleaned up and painted these front motormount pieces. The rod you see them hanging on I made Sunday. Welded tabs on the ends and painted it so I could put it up in my side yard and it wouldn't look trashie. I needed somewhere to hang things like this when painted and this worked out well.

Brian
Yesterday 07:53 PM
idrivejunk In case anyone has forgotten...

P O N T I A C !

Threw a rev at a Chev a few minutes ago.

I'm Graping along peaceful-like, MMOB, and here comes a car. Hey, thats a Nova! ( 70? red / white coupe). Had the instinctual presence of mind to simply blip it in drive like I do at underpasses and bridges. It makes a wicked V-WAPP! sound when poked like that. Catches the converter off guard, I guess. But this one was perfectly timed and I got him good.

He dragged brake lights until out of sight. Caught him snoozin and freaked out. Either that, or throttle blips when passing any similar-era ride that looks the part is no longer customary. To me, its a nod. Kinda looked to me like it took as a challenge and he was hunting a turnaround spot. We were under a tree canopy. The echo off his car was sharp.

I am still toting the grin. Laughed for a couple miles after that. In my mind, it was great stuff for a Monday. She's still got it.

It was calm and room temp outside, it would have been a crime to not exercise The Loud One.

455
Yesterday 05:54 PM
idrivejunk
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Originally Posted by cozwurth View Post
Wait... Oz... Brain box... I get it now. DUH! Sometimes I amaze myself. Any-who, daughter and her fiance took the battery to the store and had it tested. They walked out with a new battery and all is as well as can be in the Z-28 world again. And I didn't even get my hands dirty. However, I will be inspecting the work when I get home.

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You guys really make an effort to pick up what I lay down, and don't think I don't appreciate it!
Yesterday 04:11 PM
cozwurth
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Huh, that's the excuse she came up with to stay overnight ...



You'll be inspecting to see if it's even a new battery...
Man... can't even let me have one small win, lol! She had already planned to stay over at her friends place.

I got the brain (dead) box out of the van. Now I just have to wait for the replacement. I opened this one up and took a look inside. Nothing obvious, but I really don't have a good magnifying glass to look at the solder joints. Some look a little darker than others.Attachment 457093Attachment 457095Attachment 457097Attachment 457099

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Yesterday 03:05 PM
Too Many Projects
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Originally Posted by cozwurth View Post
Wait... Oz... Brain box... I get it now. DUH! Sometimes I amaze myself. Any-who, daughter and her fiance took the battery to the store and had it tested. They walked out with a new battery and all is as well as can be in the Z-28 world again. And I didn't even get my hands dirty. However, I will be inspecting the work when I get home.

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Huh, that's the excuse she came up with to stay overnight ...

You'll be inspecting to see if it's even a new battery...
Yesterday 02:40 PM
cozwurth Wait... Oz... Brain box... I get it now. DUH! Sometimes I amaze myself. Any-who, daughter and her fiance took the battery to the store and had it tested. They walked out with a new battery and all is as well as can be in the Z-28 world again. And I didn't even get my hands dirty. However, I will be inspecting the work when I get home.

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Yesterday 02:00 PM
cozwurth
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Originally Posted by idrivejunk View Post
I have wanted to ditch the auto down window function and go manual locks forever. I did go fob free though. Dome light could work like an old car, for me.



But! I was not able to chunk the "MALL module" which is the factory alarm. I completely understand about chick / family cars having to work as expected though. That was me letting my minimalist rant for a moment. I don't understand fancy things. People really trip out on no passenger seat, like thats too wild. I don't see any sense leaving it in, it rattles.



Hope you don't have to hike to Oz with the freaks you meet along the way... to find a "brain" box.
Oz? Nope. Ebay, with a 60 day warranty. Best I could find.

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Yesterday 11:57 AM
idrivejunk
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I'm gonna go out on a limb and say no. All of that crapola passes through that box. I'd love to be able to twist a few wires together and bypass that stupid box, but I'm pretty sure that ain't gonna happen either. In reference to one of your previous posts about ditching it all, I'd love to. But, this is my brides vehicle, and I want her to be as safe as she can be. Being able to unlock the doors before she gets to the vehicle or lock them all with one button is a safety thing for me. Too many nut-cases out there. We don't live in a particularly dangerous area, but anything can happen anywhere.

On yet another note, the Z left my daughter stranded at her friends house last night. Electrically dead. More joy and happiness to follow...

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I have wanted to ditch the auto down window function and go manual locks forever. I did go fob free though. Dome light could work like an old car, for me.

But! I was not able to chunk the "MALL module" which is the factory alarm. I completely understand about chick / family cars having to work as expected though. That was me letting my minimalist rant for a moment. I don't understand fancy things. People really trip out on no passenger seat, like thats too wild. I don't see any sense leaving it in, it rattles.

Hope you don't have to hike to Oz with the freaks you meet along the way... to find a "brain" box.
Yesterday 10:03 AM
cozwurth
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Could a modern aftermarket alarm install potentially restore the functions?
I'm gonna go out on a limb and say no. All of that crapola passes through that box. I'd love to be able to twist a few wires together and bypass that stupid box, but I'm pretty sure that ain't gonna happen either. In reference to one of your previous posts about ditching it all, I'd love to. But, this is my brides vehicle, and I want her to be as safe as she can be. Being able to unlock the doors before she gets to the vehicle or lock them all with one button is a safety thing for me. Too many nut-cases out there. We don't live in a particularly dangerous area, but anything can happen anywhere.

On yet another note, the Z left my daughter stranded at her friends house last night. Electrically dead. More joy and happiness to follow...

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Yesterday 07:33 AM
496CHEVY3100 [QUOTE=idrivejunk;4752019]"Long post"? pfft!

I honor the arrows at the store. Its really the only place I go. Pumping gas, no mask. Driving around, no. At work, no. At my folks' house, no. Any time I get out of the car to go in a place, yes. I have been fortunate. Couple weeks back, Dad lost his doctor to covid one day then his Sunday school teacher the next, by other causes.

I can't say I didn't take a moment to think, and to think what people in other jobs must be thinking way more than me... before diving in to waller around in somebody else's (with kids) vehicle interior last week. And every time a feller gets a bit dehydrated and feels weak during a hot day, he may wonder whats going on. Is it just the humidity making me pant like a dog?

So just yeah. What you said. Hate to hear that about your Grandmother, David. Dad frequently reminds us that he is aware he has "had a good run". You and Annie take good care of one another, y'hear?

Meanwhile, I'll stack yet another sunset pursuit on Grape's big tall tally now. Talk about good runs, wow we have had 'em. Don't matter if we ever catch it.

Long as we don't catch that. I am very very thankful to have that Nova quarter patch waiting for me and last week's check just waiting until going by the bank is convenient. Very![/QUOTE.



I just got word yesterday yhe Doctor i see every wednesday has contracted the corona virus probably from a patient,,getting kinda scary,,
Yesterday 05:20 AM
Too Many Projects
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Yep, sure did. I got one of those tee shirts when the pass side window quit working. Had the door torn down before I realized that the child lock was engaged. Driver side window worked fine. Got another one yesterday with the door panel/dome light switch fiasco in the truck...
WAIT, I'm supposed to get a t-shirt every time I do something dumb ???
I'd have to have another pole building to hold them all...
07-12-2020 10:11 PM
Dave57210 Wife has a tooth bothering her. Dentist told her that she has to go get a COVID check/test before he will let her into the office, so today we took her for the test. We will know in a day or two if she has been exposed, and if not, then she can get to dentist before the week is out.

Meanwhile, I had volunteered for a testing regime where they check for COVID antibodies. (If you have been exposed or if you were asymptomatic)

That will happen this week, too.
07-12-2020 09:33 PM
Too Many Projects DAMN, you people losing friends and colleagues to this crap is sad and scary. My thoughts are with you and please stay careful.
We only know of 1 family that got it. It is a co-worker of my wife's but they were on home stay and got it from their other family members.

My wife has been working from home for almost 4 months now and is dreading EVER having to go back to commuting for work.

We removed our bent up, groaning garage door on the house today and put up the new one. WHAT a world of difference, not just in how nice and quiet it runs, but the appearance. The old door was Green Bay Packer Green and the new one is Ivory, to match all the soffits and fascia on the house. No pic because we discovered the glass in the new door is single pane with a cheap plastic outline of "prairie" windows. I am in the process of transferring the double paned glass, with the pattern etched into the outer pane, from the old door over into the new. Looks kind of weird right now, so pic when done...
07-12-2020 07:36 PM
idrivejunk
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Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
A Very good idea.especially someone like me with a weakened imune system, Sorry to say my Grandmother ,yes grandmother age 102 passed away last month with the virus,( in Nursing home ), and one of my best friends and his wife contravted the virus last month, and Annette 49 ,his wife passed last week and Jimmy passed thursday,with the virus,,he was only mid 5os and a picture of health,,i agree with you ,Annie and myself wear a mask when we go out and in some places (Dr office also gloves ),, people pleasebe careful it is no joke ,

we only go to limited places no Walmar ,,Kroger or any big stores only our small local store and they are only usually 4or 5 people there and ALL Isles are one way only and social distancing is enforced,,

Sorry for the long post.
"Long post"? pfft!

I honor the arrows at the store. Its really the only place I go. Pumping gas, no mask. Driving around, no. At work, no. At my folks' house, no. Any time I get out of the car to go in a place, yes. I have been fortunate. Couple weeks back, Dad lost his doctor to covid one day then his Sunday school teacher the next, by other causes.

I can't say I didn't take a moment to think, and to think what people in other jobs must be thinking way more than me... before diving in to waller around in somebody else's (with kids) vehicle interior last week. And every time a feller gets a bit dehydrated and feels weak during a hot day, he may wonder whats going on. Is it just the humidity making me pant like a dog?

So just yeah. What you said. Hate to hear that about your Grandmother, David. Dad frequently reminds us that he is aware he has "had a good run". You and Annie take good care of one another, y'hear?

Meanwhile, I'll stack yet another sunset pursuit on Grape's big tall tally now. Talk about good runs, wow we have had 'em. Don't matter if we ever catch it.

Long as we don't catch that. I am very very thankful to have that Nova quarter patch waiting for me and last week's check just waiting until going by the bank is convenient. Very!
07-12-2020 07:28 PM
cozwurth
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Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
Im Sure you checked the Child Security Lock,,to be sure it was not turned on,,

Been there ,done that,Got a Tee Shirt...lol
Yep, sure did. I got one of those tee shirts when the pass side window quit working. Had the door torn down before I realized that the child lock was engaged. Driver side window worked fine. Got another one yesterday with the door panel/dome light switch fiasco in the truck...
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