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Old 06-16-2019, 11:37 PM
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Is that pic from last year, or does he have another Miata ?
He got another Miata!

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Old 06-17-2019, 04:23 AM
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Now I don't want to hurt anybody's feelings but here is proof I have really good friends in high places.

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Man, I guess you do.......nobody gives me jelly beans..........
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Old 06-17-2019, 04:34 AM
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Old 06-17-2019, 05:35 AM
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Sure is.

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My 88 Chevrolet came with 1157 bulbs and I was constantly changing bulbs,,so I changed the curcit boards it the tail lights to use the flat plug in3057 that helped a lot but when I restored the truck I switched to LED parking light and tail lights these are sealed beam and come with replacement housings for $19 each,much brighter and last for ever I am very happy with them.
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I refinished my '38 grille with Chrome in a can... it was flat black primer when I got it. a quick blast in the cabinet to clean it and I have a silver grille...



I'm deciding on one of a few colors of mag wheel paint. Thinking i might go with the "steel" color that looks like bare steel.

I picked up the top trim, and the Chevrolet emblem that also goes above the grille Sat. I did a quick test fit to the opening on my one piece fiberglass frontend and can't believe how far off the opening is! The top trim is almost an inch too long vs. the opening! So it will need to be opened up towards the rear to get the two top trim pieces to meet together at the point of the hood.
Then there's the shaped of the top opening where it rounds down to the trailing corner. It's off also, and will need material removed to allow the grille to properly sit in that opening. after
I'll do some more checking and marking after I get the filler bars welded in today. Then I'll make up a template to mark out the opening, and carefully open up the hole to match the stock grille. I'll have to seal the raw edges with resin once I remove material, and see if I need to add any glass on the back side to allow the trim a base to sit against.
I've heard these glass pieces can be ill fitting, but this is really a surprise to be this far off!
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Old 06-17-2019, 11:22 AM
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Damn. Again? (flat tire) Welcome to Monday.

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Old 06-17-2019, 02:28 PM
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another of my treasures.

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Damn. Again? (flat tire) Welcome to Monday.

My '69 Suburban is a flat tire magnet! And every time it's cost me a new tire! I've replaced 3 rear tires in a little over 2 years! All in almost new condition when they got a darn bolt in the tread each time! And each time right on the corner of the tread where the tire shop says they wont fix them. Really frustrating and expensive to replace those 295-50-15 tires!
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Old 06-17-2019, 04:13 PM
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Shoveling gravel under the porch....oh joy......


On the plus side, I got the new alternator on and the volt gauge is rock solid at 14.5. Did not fluctuate once on the test start.
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My '69 Suburban is a flat tire magnet! And every time it's cost me a new tire! I've replaced 3 rear tires in a little over 2 years! All in almost new condition when they got a darn bolt in the tread each time! And each time right on the corner of the tread where the tire shop says they wont fix them. Really frustrating and expensive to replace those 295-50-15 tires!
I think I would start buying the road hazard insurance...
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Damn. Again? (flat tire) Welcome to Monday.



Bummer,,
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Old 06-17-2019, 07:31 PM
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When its just me and metal, or my cars, everything is natural and lovely. It was that way today as always but EVERY other minute of the day was a battle for every step. I didn't smooch my home after work but I told it I sure missed it.

For all you tire sympathizers (tip o' the hat) I submit the latest item for the schrapnel heap-





Well, you little pipsqueak! What the hell is that, a cheapo rolled pin? Man, that sucker was lodged like a snow skier with a busted leg.

Finally dug enough to snag it with sidecutters. Yes, it was a whistler. Almost looks like a butt crimp connector. I better go air it up the rest of the way. Now if thats not sufficient posting and fuss over one flat tire... and I thought I had my plugs but had to borrow...

for the exclusive and spellbinding Paul Harvey type details, visit my work thread.

David I wasn't sure which bulb number to say. Whichever one is same as 1157 but with the newer style blade type of socket. Any of that spray chrome works for me in tail light housings although white might be best. Beats dull aluminum like whats on the lugnuts, axle ends and bearing caps, and wheel rims on my Lucite covered 68 'bu.

Anybody mind if I hit that 69 action again?











Hope this lands on page 69. If not... I have the next 3 pages covered also.
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Alternator you ponder?


Yes, driving home around 10 PM Friday from a local cruise in, the lights were fluctuating like on the TACH clip I posted. I thinks to myself, something is really screwy here.


It took all of 30 seconds from the time I finished this thought when I hear a growling noise and the volts steady up at a lower rate on the volt gauge. Must be a bearing on the way out. Shoot for home. Noise gets worse and squeals like crazy. Then stops. Right on. Almost home and a ghost growling away under the hood when I pull up the driveway. The belt jumped off and was still running all the necessities. Unbelievable.


So I made a new pulley for the tensioner as the factory job was slightly thinner then the belt.
Got a reman alternator to fix the Christine light fluctuations.




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I wondered if you flipped or stashed it. You thinking its gonna hatch if you sit on it long enuff or what?
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