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Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
« Reply #1755 on: August 27, 2011 - 08:30:21 am »
It won't be me doing the work. I'm really hoping my mechanic will work overtime on this axle bearing this weekend.

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Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
« Reply #1756 on: August 27, 2011 - 12:30:53 pm »
Little bit of detailing and cleaning her up for the Cruising Downtown event next week: http://www.cruisingdowntown.com/.  Should be a lot of fun.  I hope to take a lot of photos.  :picture:
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Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
« Reply #1757 on: August 27, 2011 - 12:33:19 pm »
It won't be me doing the work. I'm really hoping my mechanic will work overtime on this axle bearing this weekend.




Oh, that's a bummer.   :swear:  How's the bearing bore in the axle housing?

I hope you get that taken care of.  :2thumbs:
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Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
« Reply #1758 on: August 27, 2011 - 01:41:40 pm »
How's the bearing bore in the axle housing?

It's about 1/16 of an inch oversize.  He has a spare 8 3/4 housing that we'll be using. Little did I know what was going on when I drove back from Columbus to Canada - lucky to get home or what.
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Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
« Reply #1759 on: August 27, 2011 - 03:43:56 pm »
Always thought the dash panel lights were on the dim side.........So I installed a lite bar.........It has a little LED light in the mount and I put one on each end to add more light.  Ths light only emits from the bar kind of like you need to look at a thermometer......one way.......so I angled the output towards the instrument panel.  I used pressure sensitive velcro to attach in 4 places. I will wait until tonight to see the real effects but in the garage, I turned the lights on and actually saw illumination.......in the daylight.    :woohoo:
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Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
« Reply #1760 on: August 27, 2011 - 07:11:52 pm »
It won't be me doing the work. I'm really hoping my mechanic will work overtime on this axle bearing this weekend.



Yikes! I need to go through and replace my rear axle bearings. Pretty sure they are originals  :eek4:

Guess I'll "have" to acquire a press  :icon16:
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Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
« Reply #1761 on: August 27, 2011 - 10:23:10 pm »
Well I checked my panel lights...............You can see all the guages and the engine isn't even running.......I can drive at night now............... :burnout:
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Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
« Reply #1762 on: August 27, 2011 - 11:41:55 pm »
this weekend everything's locked up in hope of surviving this hurricane  :faint:

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Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
« Reply #1763 on: August 28, 2011 - 07:03:45 am »
Great idea Dave.  :cheers:

I'd love to do that to mine, although, I think I just need to get any light working first...

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Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
« Reply #1764 on: August 28, 2011 - 08:57:19 am »
Well I checked my panel lights...............You can see all the guages and the engine isn't even running.......I can drive at night now............... :burnout:

I like the additional LED light bars, but your original lights were dim because you have the factory lights for a STANDARD dash.
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Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
« Reply #1765 on: August 28, 2011 - 09:03:09 am »
I like the additional LED light bars, but your original lights were dim because you have the factory lights for a STANDARD dash.

 They still sell most of the bulbs for those dash lights at Shucks/O'reilly auto parts stores.

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Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
« Reply #1766 on: August 28, 2011 - 06:21:23 pm »
I like the additional LED light bars, but your original lights were dim because you have the factory lights for a STANDARD dash.

Hey Steve.......I thought I was supposed to have a 4 light bar....................Always a supprise with these cars.....................
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Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
« Reply #1767 on: August 28, 2011 - 07:32:36 pm »
Hey Steve.......I thought I was supposed to have a 4 light bar....................Always a supprise with these cars.....................

Here's my stock Rallye dashboard instrument lighting.  They are cranked up the whole way, engine is shut off, and only the parking lights are on.  Otherwise, I find these to be more than adequate even at dusk.  And I don't think I'd change it.

I'd be curious to see how your LED bar illuminates the gauges.

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Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
« Reply #1768 on: August 28, 2011 - 07:37:55 pm »
Here's my stock Rallye dashboard instrument lighting.  They are cranked up the whole way, engine is shut off, and only the parking lights are on.  Otherwise, I find these to be more than adequate even at dusk.  And I don't think I'd change it.

I'd be curious to see how your LED bar illuminates the gauges.

Wow! that is way brighter than mine.... guess I know what I'm doing next weekend
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Re: What are you doing with your ebody this weekend?
« Reply #1769 on: August 28, 2011 - 08:20:27 pm »
heres my stock setup. barely bright enough, but....I have white face gauges

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