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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #3465 on: October 15, 2018, 02:24:37 AM »
Yesterday my Inliner group made our annual Fall leaf run. Nothing like what you guys have but fun. We wouldn't have any variety of colors if the new rich people did'n plant non-native trees on their big fancy properties. There were around 20 cars and over 30 people.
Today I took the '68 flatbed into Reno and helped my son move.
Pray for me tomorrow. I'm going up on the shop roof to fix the stove pipe. Two stories with no soft landing spot in sight.  :(
« Last Edit: October 15, 2018, 02:28:34 AM by sixball »
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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #3466 on: October 15, 2018, 09:33:46 PM »
Tom, nice pics and weather. Good to see your putting miles on that cool '33.  I always like looking at old buildings, bridges and trying to imagine them in their hayday. I guess I do the same when I stumble onto old abandoned cars and farm houses too. You folks back east already had 200yrs of history when we were just dusty trails and watering holes ;D

Sixball, I hope everything worked out for you up there today. High steep places never use to bother me at all. Now it scares the crap out of me the moment I step off the ladder and onto the bench to change the shoplight bulbs! ;)
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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #3467 on: October 15, 2018, 11:46:33 PM »
Speaking of coolant :; my spouses 2010 jeep liberty has that "orange or pink" crap. After doing a bit of research on it from jeep forums. I'll be switching it to the green coolant. Hopefully it hasn't taken out the water pump yet.

Im also not going to orileys/checker anymore.
I went for a oil filter for the liberty and they told me that was a "special order". Thinking the girl screwed up I asked for the manager and he found the same.
It's a very common engine. :o
Since then, 2 other parts I was looking for said "special order". Too bad. They have a great electrical section. :(
Nothing but Napa gold filters now. 8)
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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #3468 on: October 16, 2018, 07:18:29 AM »
Hate to say it...but our Walmart has the best prices on oil and good selection of oil filters.  I think it cost me about $15 to change the oil (5 qts) and filter on my S10 the other day.  I save the used oil for friends that have used oil shop heaters.
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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #3469 on: October 16, 2018, 08:56:59 AM »
Great pictures Tom, and history.....I want the Mustang!
Tighten it up til it strips, then back it off a quarter turn

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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #3470 on: October 16, 2018, 06:18:54 PM »
Didn't make to to the roof. Fairly good freeze so I gleaned what I could from the garden and got some of it in the freezer. Had to go into Reno and watch the Grand boys this morning and the Astros and Sox are on now. Maybe tomorrow.  :) Maybe not.  :)
 
 Napa Gold & CarQuest regular filters are WIX. O'Reilly carries WIX. Shouldn't be a problem. I worked at O'Reilly for a while until they cut the stock back so far they had nothing for me to use my employe discount on. Every thing except what sells daily is kept air the "hub". We have a new Napa in town it's my go to.

By the way Napa and CarQuest oil in Valvoline, their  regular ignition parts are Standard, and 90% + of your cam bearings are made in Carson City by Dura Bond.
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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #3471 on: October 16, 2018, 08:16:02 PM »
Went to an auction today with a friend and our wives...he was interested in 1968 camaro with 454  with SS badges on it...it had a few issues but paint was ok .....Hugger Orange....failed to get photos, anyway it sold for $21,500...my friend didn't bid on it but ....still was a fun filled day

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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #3472 on: October 16, 2018, 10:25:06 PM »
Ed, little brother and our buddy were just talking about those 67-8 Camaro/Firebirds. We were buying the crap out of those in the mid 70s/early 80s. Non running or motor gone $150-$250 . Running/driving/very little if any rust then. Small blocks $600, 396/400 were going around $800, Firebirds were about $50 cheaper. They were just old cars then.
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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #3473 on: October 17, 2018, 09:32:00 AM »
So true, Sammons! In the late '70's my buddy bought two 1967 Firebirds, running and ready to go for $100. a piece. And a friend of ours had a '68 Camaro that was a show and go car, flawless. He sold it around 1982 for $3,000, and we thought that was a ton of money! In 1980 I passed up a 1968 SS/RS for a grand because I thought it was way over-priced.
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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #3474 on: October 19, 2018, 11:04:23 PM »
Got the stove pipe done and I'm safe back on Earth. I have a vent to replace on the battery shed but it's only 8'.
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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #3475 on: October 20, 2018, 10:25:36 PM »
Took a ride in the Chevy today with my daughter.  We put about 50 miles on the back roads and had a great time.  The biggest smile on her face was when I asked her if she wanted to drive!  She got to drive the car through a covered bridge and stopped to take a picture in front of an old train station in Bennignton NH.
Working for a living gets in the way of finishing my car

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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #3476 on: October 28, 2018, 08:50:41 PM »
Don't see this everyday..wished I took more photos

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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #3477 on: October 28, 2018, 10:12:07 PM »
No, I haven't in a while. My uncle Guy built a very short lived one back in the late70s. He had an old bug and had just drug in a 65-6 Buick Wildcat 4dr with a 401. Thought he would put together a cheap little drag car. (The motor sat a bit deeper than in your pic) He went to fire it up (had it in neutral) and the throttle return spring popped off as he goosed it. In his haste to get it shut off, he knocked it in gear and it  actualy crawled up the brick wall in his little shop.  ;D  Why it didn't fall over on its top...he didn't have a clue. With quite a bit of damage to the front end... he scrapped it. Lol

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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #3478 on: October 31, 2018, 09:59:38 AM »
Realigned the subframe on the 68 camaro with engine and all components installed...

  thankfully it wasn't as difficult as I thought it was going to be .  supported the car and sub, loosened 6 bolts and pryed it into spec as my buddy tightened up the bolts for me everything good now , no more front right wheel well rub !!!



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Re: What Did You do Today - Car Related?
« Reply #3479 on: October 31, 2018, 08:36:57 PM »
Well my 32 has paint on it and now I need to do some wet sanding and buffing, will post some pictures in a few days  :)

 


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