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Offline peterro

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Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
« Reply #1575 on: January 23, 2011 - 07:25:12 pm »
Took the AC heater box apart. Plenty of things to fix since my car didn't originally have AC and the box had the vacuum lines cut amongst some fiberglass problems. Now I'm going to clean up the box and get the core and condenser to the radiator shop for testing.




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Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
« Reply #1576 on: January 23, 2011 - 08:33:15 pm »
Dutch-
A few degrees above zeror and youre working on the Cuda!?
Dude, it's in the fifties here and I'm complaining  :crying:
If you move to Oklahoma, you can make a few extra dollars working on my car
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Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
« Reply #1577 on: January 23, 2011 - 10:10:03 pm »
pulled the alternator and the starter.
Replaced the tired mini starter with a remanufactured unit. I wonder if the mini starters have a tough time with large high compression engines?
I think I'm going to see if I can get the alternator rewound.
Autozone could only tell me it was putting out about 10 volts.

Also found out my steering coupler clamp was easier to access from below with the starter out, so I was able to pinch it back on, and also saw I was missing a bolt on the bottom flange of my left header, so I replaced that.
Finally I think I located my power steering leak. Can anyone tell me about the red clamp in the picture (left center), if that type is any good for a high pressure line? Doesnt look like it. I'm almost positive thats where the leak is (right where the hose meets the nut), since I saw a drop fall on the housing about 2" below that nut.

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Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
« Reply #1578 on: January 23, 2011 - 10:34:15 pm »
It's ZeroF or 32' below freezing here and I spent 4 hrs in the unheated garage fitting the lft trunk extension to the new floor and cutting out the lft 1/4 striker pillar and drilling the spot welds out of the used one that's going in and fitting it for welding. My sons pulled the cyl.head/turbo assbly and rear disc brake axle out of the poor old Dodge Spirit they finally managed to kill. The beer doesn't seem to warm up too much, I can vouch for that! :screwy:

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Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
« Reply #1579 on: February 07, 2011 - 01:57:50 am »
Took the fish out to run some errands around town...  slipped out of my parking spot a bit with all the ice on the road...  :misbehaving:
Note the new passenger side mirror.  :)


Painted the hood pin mount black.  Prepping for pinage...

Replaced my "white" driving lights...  with amber ones... oops, those WERE amber... a long time ago...


Alan
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Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
« Reply #1580 on: February 07, 2011 - 08:49:05 pm »
good for you al . i see ya took care of the trans problem and cooling issue. hope it worked out all right for ya. :2thumbs:
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Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
« Reply #1581 on: February 07, 2011 - 09:39:46 pm »
good for you al . i see ya took care of the trans problem and cooling issue. hope it worked out all right for ya. :2thumbs:
Hi Bill!  :)  The car did fine for a over an hour but crept up to a bit over 200 deg. before I headed home.   I had a LOT of stop and go around town and it was a hot day.  Not too worried.
How's the build?  Going to Spring Fling?

Alan
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Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
« Reply #1582 on: February 07, 2011 - 10:34:17 pm »
build is going great have to take a break for a while . hmmm spring fling  ill have to see how things are going at that time but as for now i am planning for it.
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Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
« Reply #1583 on: February 08, 2011 - 03:33:46 pm »
What are you doing .Dam am trying to get warm it was -30 and -41cc  whit the wind today to cold to do any thing after my mail run done i come home and try to warm up.Hope summer get here sone i miss playing in the garage .
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Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
« Reply #1584 on: February 08, 2011 - 07:47:30 pm »
Pushed 8" of snow & ice off the car covers, let her get some air & sunshine & ran it for 20 mineuts to charge up the battery, 1/2hour of car time in the last 4 or 5 weeks :'(  2 more months & the insurance goes back on! It's gonna be a long 2 months! Rich.

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Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
« Reply #1585 on: February 12, 2011 - 05:38:45 pm »
I installed ( finally!) the front Hotchkis sway bar, and made sway bar tabs for the A-Body LCA's.  Not a big deal , but when it's snowing and blowing outside it somewhat takes away my will to get some work done. No heat in the garage.
Brad
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Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
« Reply #1586 on: February 12, 2011 - 06:56:23 pm »
I'm in the process of repairing my transmission crossmember.  :22yikes:  :working:





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Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
« Reply #1587 on: February 13, 2011 - 04:19:17 am »
I'm in the process of repairing my transmission crossmember.  :22yikes:  :working:


1. You're a brave soul!
2. You do good work!
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Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
« Reply #1588 on: February 15, 2011 - 08:08:04 pm »
put my transmission back in and turn the key :burnout:
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Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
« Reply #1589 on: February 15, 2011 - 08:57:50 pm »
Crummy weather is back here again. Looks like rain this week end.

Sure was nice having 70 plus degree weather last week-end.

Looking into welding engine crate legs bolted to a pallet to the engine mounts.
Transport the engine on a pallet to the dyno unscathed.
Mike, Fremont, CA.