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Old 09-07-2019, 01:10 PM
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No trouble now.....just taking too long.
Starting fender flange now.
Taking too long? Now thats my trouble!

Looks like good stuff to me.

Time for me to flog a GP into the next county. Having trouble picking from J or GT. J has gas. I officially miss my A/C.

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Old 09-07-2019, 04:26 PM
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64 here today, down to 59 already with light rain. Had to turn the heat on when we got home form the "new" home... Man, this is weird.
I had 7 friends show up to help move today and we got way more moved than I was hoping... we are staying in the old house tonight, but probably making the official move to the new place tomorrow and staying there.
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I could upchuck. Ruined both A/C compressors. No saving the charge, no having air conditioning again, no even starting the car without a special order bypass pulley. I messed up royal. Pulled the snap ring grooves off the snouts. Nausea setting in, thats more bad than I can stand. Erp. You can find me with my nose in the corner sporting a pointy hat standing in puke. Oh man it hurts worst when you do it to yourself. Dammitman. Head in hands, shaking. The GT still has a compressor.

I'll have to just not talk until I am way past it.
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Old 09-07-2019, 08:06 PM
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I could upchuck. Ruined both A/C compressors. No saving the charge, no having air conditioning again, no even starting the car without a special order bypass pulley. I messed up royal. Pulled the snap ring grooves off the snouts. Nausea setting in, thats more bad than I can stand. Erp. You can find me with my nose in the corner sporting a pointy hat standing in puke. Oh man it hurts worst when you do it to yourself. Dammitman. Head in hands, shaking. The GT still has a compressor.

I'll have to just not talk until I am way past it.
what year Pontiac does this compressor fit
,,is it the supercharged one.
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Old 09-07-2019, 09:20 PM
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what year Pontiac does this compressor fit
,,is it the supercharged one.
99. Yes. I have a plan. Don't like it but I screwed up. I'll make or buy a $40 bypass idler pulley for the GT, put that compressor on the GTP whole and charge it up. That would put me back where I was for probably a hundred bucks and probably last awhile.

Now that I have seen the clutch magnet on the 02, the 99's looks crispy fried black. What I was doing was a gamble but this approach should be more foolproof.

And I'm just the fool to prove it.

I swear I brushed up by closely watching a vid repeatedly. But somehow got it in my head that the snap ring I left in didn't have to come out unless replacing the bearing. Yeah, naw its what holds bearing to snout. When theres family or friends dying and stuff, I do make catastrophic oversights. Thats been proven and its one reason I had an extra compressor.

Sure am wearing one of these but can't quit with the ox still in the ditch. Already been thinking how to make a bypass pulley but for forty bucks it ain't hardly worth cobbling something up. The feeling like a dufus just has to wear off.
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Old 09-07-2019, 10:17 PM
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99. Yes. I have a plan. Don't like it but I screwed up. I'll make or buy a $40 bypass idler pulley for the GT, put that compressor on the GTP whole and charge it up. That would put me back where I was for probably a hundred bucks and probably last awhile.

Now that I have seen the clutch magnet on the 02, the 99's looks crispy fried black. What I was doing was a gamble but this approach should be more foolproof.

And I'm just the fool to prove it.

I swear I brushed up by closely watching a vid repeatedly. But somehow got it in my head that the snap ring I left in didn't have to come out unless replacing the bearing. Yeah, naw its what holds bearing to snout. When theres family or friends dying and stuff, I do make catastrophic oversights. Thats been proven and its one reason I had an extra compressor.

Sure am wearing one of these but can't quit with the ox still in the ditch. Already been thinking how to make a bypass pulley but for forty bucks it ain't hardly worth cobbling something up. The feeling like a dufus just has to wear off.
Sounds like a plan,,it not long till you wont need the Air,that will give a little extra time to make things come together,
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Old 09-08-2019, 08:46 PM
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Mitch, if I was there, and it was getting about sunset on your first day of home being the new digs... I would tap the edge of my beverage container against yours, nod to you and the Mrs and say Man, nice place! While looking around at it and then I'd say congratulations. Many happys.


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Sounds like a plan,,it not long till you wont need the Air,that will give a little extra time to make things come together,
Thanks. Yeah the timing was poor on the bearing failure, temps here have been and are being in the low-mid 90s, daytime high. Seems like the GP dash temp readout has been triple digits by lunch for a couple weeks except rain days. Some days we run A/C at the shop, some not.

I felt it doing chores today. Feel better about the compressor thing too, forgiving myself some after watching a vid about the bypass pulley. Guy says "performance is the main reason to do this" and that he lived where it rarely got over a hundred degrees so there was no need for it. All I heard was performance. Now I am Mister Smartypants, ain't I? You better believe it!

Anyhow my mind kept going to my bolt bins and forageables to make an idler because nobody stocks them and I lust to see the 'P move again. But when youtube guy just whips the idler out of the box and throws it on the studs, I'm like " Self, Do other things. Order pulley." So I feel kinda hands-tied but am trying somewhat to adopt a hobbyist mindset about working on a soul-killing FWD POS. Bodyman flashbacks.

I was wore to a nub after yard work but the GT was too nasty to look at once the yard was done. So it bucket washed her jambs and all to get Dad's tree out of there. Much better.
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No trouble now.....just taking too long.

This would be incorrect........I did say it would take 2 months for these two patches...........




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Well what I did today was to finally get the last of the details on the new shop ironed out.

This has been a nightmare to get this going. I finally got a good contractor to work with me on the project. The timeline still sucks. We are looking at a maximum of 6 months wait. However, This contractor is thinking he can start next month because I mentioned I would Pay in Cash green american dollars if he could fast track the build. He is coming by tomorrow to let me know where my position in line is.

So the bottom line is the it looks like the end of this long nightmare may be over soon. My shop is going to be 30' wide and 36' in length. It will have 10 X 10 roll up doors and a 36" walk in door. Oh and most important it will have 12 ft ceilings. I am having them add a pad in the front that meets my existing concrete driveway. So with a little luck I will finally be able to get back to work on the T. as Brian Martin would say Whooooo Hoooo we be back on track soon. I did note that this month is the 12 month anniversary of stopping the work on the T to get my other place ready to sell. Man O man how time flies.
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64 here today, down to 59 already with light rain. Had to turn the heat on when we got home form the "new" home... Man, this is weird.
I had 7 friends show up to help move today and we got way more moved than I was hoping... we are staying in the old house tonight, but probably making the official move to the new place tomorrow and staying there.
Enjoy the cool weather,,it was 95 here today,we went down the mountain to fairmount around 530 it was 101 ,,down on level ground.
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I did note that this month is the 12 month anniversary of stopping the work on the T to get my other place ready to sell. Man O man how time flies.
12 months ?? really? It doesn't seem that long, but I lose track of time easily. Congrats on getting the building process started. I have to go pick up my building permit paperwork tomorrow too.
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I hate you both!!!

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How is the weather on Tater Hill,,as compared the the Bay.
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Got the passenger side patch going in.






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