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Old 12-12-2019, 06:48 PM
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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.

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Old 12-12-2019, 07:20 PM
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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.
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Old 12-13-2019, 05:14 AM
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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.

Great story. You deserve a Scooby Snack after that.


Was Chevy Chase and family in that car?
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Old 12-13-2019, 06:47 AM
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Great story. You deserve a Scooby Snack after that.


Was Chevy Chase and family in that car?
Cheapskate. Daphne would go 3 or 4 snax easy, for that. Ruby, ruby rue!

I looked but didn't see Griswold green on the wagon. Theres a Starsky and Hutch Torino running around though.
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Old 12-13-2019, 03:21 PM
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Saw that wagon this morning, its dark green. Today has been bad so far, right from the beginning. Much as yesterday was good. GT down, brakes. Grape already served two hours today and now has to serve two more but in thick bloodlusty night time city traffic around rush hour. I have my grump on, yep. Ran out of car.
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Old 12-13-2019, 05:24 PM
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I dug my sewing table out today. Hope to get my machine cleaned and lubed tomorrow.


Just call me Trimmer John for the next couple of months.

John

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Old 12-13-2019, 07:08 PM
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Might want to make a new cover for your chair first. That one looks like it's seen it's last days of bean gas....
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Old 12-13-2019, 07:12 PM
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Might want to make a new cover for your chair first. That one looks like it's seen it's last days of bean gas....
You certainly do have a way with words old man.........

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Old 12-13-2019, 07:42 PM
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Such abrasion!

I managed to wear my own down a notch. Christmas party. Home, sweet home. I can go about fixing the GTP this weekend hopefully. The GT munched a rear rotor, it has a monster trench in it. That could mean a few things but teardown first and no spares for rear stuff.

Good to know the only thing bad that happens when I hang the tach at 3,500 for twenty minutes is the header hole gets bigger.

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Old 12-13-2019, 07:44 PM
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John,

That is one serious looking piece of machinery. Can't wait to see what you're going to do with it.
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That is one serious looking piece of machinery. Can't wait to see what you're going to do with it.
Thanks. It is an Adler 267-363. It is an excellent machine. I was blessed to buy it freshly rebuilt from a company in Franklin, Tn.

I certainly have my limitations but can do a pretty good job of straight forward upholstery.

This is the rumble seat for my roadster I did with this machine when I first got it.What a joy it was to make the step up.

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Old 12-14-2019, 08:25 AM
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That seat looks great. Couldn't have been your first upholstery project. Is that car Washington blue?
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Old 12-14-2019, 11:43 AM
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That seat looks great. Couldn't have been your first upholstery project. Is that car Washington blue?
I had a Thompson Mini Brute before. It was a hobbyist class machine and even though it was a walking foot machine, it had a hard time with very thick panels. You can see the old cut out in my table where it used to fit.

The roadster is not Washington blue. It is a late 80's Mercedes non metallic midnight blue. It is a little darker than the Washingon blue.

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Interesting. The last car I did was an MGA and the paint choice came down to the Mercedes midnight blue that you used and Washington blue which is what I went with. They're very close.
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Old 12-15-2019, 03:15 PM
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Whew, man. I been sick since Friday morning but denied it for too long and made it worse. Flawed logic set in during the day and by the time Saturday rolled around it was scary. Today, the GT isn't as bad as I thought and I bought stuff to fix the GTP but thats the best I can make it sound. Gonna take a couple days to catch up to reality.

Looking forward to my intro to upholstery class from John. My favorite solid car color is dark blue. Thats not counting black.
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