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Old 03-03-2018, 11:46 AM
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Thanks for the patient and kind reply Matt. I wish we could share the beer. :

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Thanks for the patient and kind reply Matt. I wish we could share the beer. :

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Wow. John I found eight jugs that added up to seven and a half liters and took a sip. Wasn't beer, said Pontiac on it and its strong medicine. They call it hot rod, go take yours for a spin and think of me. Beats clinking them together for a toast.

Anxiously awaiting jet black air cake and piping hot fresh manifold stuff.
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and if you backtrack as I just did... re-reading... I was way out of line. Unless you're me. John you would have to know my Mom and her enthusiasm level about the church through the years to understand how maybe I took your comment out of context. I stand by my words and can bear any consequenses. I don't think I'm acting totally without some provocation however. If the guys can see I messed up, I apologize. That praying thing is one of my buttons. I'll share one more frightening private thing before putting my nose in the corner. Currently dealing with a nearly unusable right elbow. Pain overrides judgement. Its all I could do to make the week faking OK. Again, sorry guys. Guess I confused the context from one post to the next. I'll stick to short posts or shut up. Show me the back door and carry on.
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ive decided ima come down another inch in the rear . and a half inch up front , though if i can get my hand on some drop spindles i may do that infront instead of the springs
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Old 03-03-2018, 06:23 PM
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Wow. John I found eight jugs that added up to seven and a half liters and took a sip. Wasn't beer, said Pontiac on it and its strong medicine. They call it hot rod, go take yours for a spin and think of me. Beats clinking them together for a toast.

Anxiously awaiting jet black air cake and piping hot fresh manifold stuff.

Allrighty. Picture on the way!!!

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I also painted my motor and transmission mounts. Just need to touch up the frame before I can install the motor.

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Looking good!

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Just incase anyone has forgotten,,This shows what a great job John has done on this and the entire car,,Thumbs up to you John,,
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Got some exhaust piping done today. Needs welding and the connection at the front still.
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I got out there to the garage, but to grease up the family Truckster. I recently had the rack and pinion changed by a local shop where I have most of the serious work done on it. Between time and pressure, I usually let them do stuff on the family van. Something this big I just don't want to end up with it tied up and we are without a car. That and I HATE doing this stuff, sooooooo I felt it odd that the thing didn't get greased and that is why I did this, you have to pull the wheels and screw a zerk fitting on the lower ball joint to grease it as there is no room there for a zerk to stay. So I did this and greased them up. But as I am doing it I see the boots on the R&P all twisted up! Geeez, this isn't rock science dudes. So I had to correct them, not knocking them too much or I wouldn't have them work on it, but damn guys, it's not that hard to do this.

And guys, is there any magic trick to filling your grease gun without getting it all over the damn place?

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I got out there to the garage, but to grease up the family Truckster. I recently had the rack and pinion changed by a local shop where I have most of the serious work done on it. Between time and pressure, I usually let them do stuff on the family van. Something this big I just don't want to end up with it tied up and we are without a car. That and I HATE doing this stuff, sooooooo I felt it odd that the thing didn't get greased and that is why I did this, you have to pull the wheels and screw a zerk fitting on the lower ball joint to grease it as there is no room there for a zerk to stay. So I did this and greased them up. But as I am doing it I see the boots on the R&P all twisted up! Geeez, this isn't rock science dudes. So I had to correct them, not knocking them too much or I wouldn't have them work on it, but damn guys, it's not that hard to do this.

And guys, is there any magic trick to filling your grease gun without getting it all over the damn place?

Brian
This is why No one touch's my cars.. As for the grease gun Un-screw it just a little pull handle out and lock it out, Un-screw it push the old one out, Put new one in Screw it back together and unlock hand and push in and that's it..
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Pull the plunger out and lock it in the end cap. Unscrew the BARREL from the head. Release the plunger and it pushes the empty tube out the top. Pull the plunger back in and lock it again. Load the new cartridge and screw the barrel onto the head and then back off 1 1/2 turns. Release the plunger to expel the air and then tighten the head. 2 minutes tops and very little mess. I've loaded, literally, 300 cartridges when I was trucking...110 fittings on the truck and trailer...every WEEK.
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Drained the oil on the car. Nice and clean.
Spilled some on the floor draining it into a container.
Wiped spilled oil. Funny, it "stretches" and slides across the floor instead of soaking up easily into a cloth.

Gear oil???????????? I can't smell so no way to know for sure.
Rod knock coming up as soon as I refill? No filter in stock today.
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