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    12-04-2021, 03:26 AM
    Where would the mirror even pull the temperature from? I assume on newer cars there's an additional wire that sends that data which a Box won't have.
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    12-02-2021, 08:22 PM
    The question for the Boxes is who still makes a decent white wall?
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    12-01-2021, 04:14 PM
    Lutrova replied to a thread Cold Start Slip in Transmissions
    I believe the filter can cause 3-4 shift problems because one of the bolts runs next to a valve or something that handles that shift. But I doubt the...
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    11-30-2021, 08:24 PM
    Lutrova replied to a thread Cold Start Slip in Transmissions
    That makes sense, at least in my own totally ignorant opinion. The way it's only transferring partial power coupled with the turbine-like noise...
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    11-30-2021, 08:01 PM
    I can buy that, but in this case what must've happened was no leak at all, or at least not nearly as much as I thought. I think some coolant must've...
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    11-30-2021, 12:09 AM
    Lutrova started a thread Cold Start Slip in Transmissions
    I know I had mentioned this issue before in my TC's main thread, but I thought it might be worth splitting into its own discussion. Back in May I...
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    11-29-2021, 10:32 PM
    I don't know anything about the engine stands at the Auto Craft Shop, but I did see their hoist is an old Pittsburgh. Hopefully it's one where the...
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    11-28-2021, 10:56 PM
    Having an engine leveler looks like an important part of the puzzle. I spoke today with the guy who runs the Auto Craft Shop and by his comments I'm...
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    11-28-2021, 07:15 PM
    I'll give the carbon-filled threads a shot, just because I'll have the engine out and I don't know if I may someday have to reinstall that crossover...
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    11-27-2021, 04:43 PM
    Good to know about the PS and AC, and about the flex plate bolts. The PCV valve, grommet, and screen were the first job I did on this engine. They...
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    11-26-2021, 04:02 PM
    I had done one engine mount. The passenger aftermarket one fell apart on me during install. Vacuum lines have been done, as has everything involving...
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    11-26-2021, 02:28 AM
    While under the car last week I noticed coolant drops from freeze plugs on both sides of the block. There was no coolant on the ground, though, so I...
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    11-23-2021, 02:49 AM
    Cross caster is -0.6*. I think the spec actually allows for +-0.75* between them, and I'm sneaking in right on the lower limit. For each wheel camber...
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    11-22-2021, 04:28 PM
    Made the trip to Barstow this morning for an alignment. They saw me right away. I watched from the parking lot, the guy doing it never touched the...
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    11-21-2021, 04:56 AM
    Thanks. The guy at the Auto Craft shop said it looked like I'd purchased a new arm. I doubt the paint will hold up as well as something from the...
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    11-21-2021, 03:23 AM
    The service manual says 6-10 lb-ft on the pan, 16-20 lb-ft for the extension housing, and 80-120 lb-in for the filter. I somehow have two lb-in...
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    11-20-2021, 02:35 AM
    I decided to go with the next size down for the o-rings. They're a bit more snug now, so I guess I'll find out soon if that was the right call. ...
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    11-19-2021, 04:39 AM
    Well we'll find out soon just how much those lower bushings play into the ride. I can see a tear on one of them for the passenger lower arm. Driver's...
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    11-18-2021, 06:02 AM
    All four ball joints have been replaced. Used the air chisel at the shop to take out the upper joint rivets. Went a lot faster after I discovered you...
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    11-16-2021, 05:49 AM
    Having that fourth, overdriven gear really makes a difference. Makes me wonder how a Barge would perform if you threw an AOD in it.
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    11-12-2021, 06:18 AM
    I'm taking the upper control arms into the auto craft shop today to grind out the ball joint rivets. They don't have the special tool to do the upper...
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    11-12-2021, 05:55 AM
    Trans dipstick tube o-ring has been replaced. Despite how far up there that bolt is, it's not that difficult a job. I believe it's a 16mm bolt, but...
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    11-10-2021, 07:04 PM
    The splines were definitely wet. Most of the fluid has run off to the very end, and I've tried drying them a bit as well. I also don't believe fluid...
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    11-10-2021, 02:47 PM
    Made some progress on this project yesterday. The driveshaft has been painted. It's not my best work, but it at least looks better than the gobs of...
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    11-08-2021, 07:57 PM
    The car had less than 70,000 miles when I bought it, so it makes sense that these would be original joints falling and not replacements. Just got...
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    11-08-2021, 04:31 AM
    Thanks, Vic. I managed to get the spindle free and out of the way, still connected at the tie rod. Nearly got away with keeping the rotor on, but the...
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