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General Discussion - Intros / Re: 2006 Chevy HHR project
« Last post by sixball on Today at 10:51:26 AM »
WOW! it sounds like your heart was in worse shape than the '92 GMC.  :o Glad they got it fixed in time. Glad you are back with us.

I have an '89 GMC 2500 in the yard my boys & I drove to death still has a good engine & tranny but the rest is coming apart. There is a '99 Yukon that is a good driver yet but the block is broken where the starter bolts on. This summer I gave a '92 Suburban to our neighbors at Tahoe. I hope it got them through this winter. I bought a 2007 Silverado a couple of years ago it has well over 200,000 miles and runs & drives great, All of these are 4x4s and used hard. It is amazing how long these can last and what they will take. Then there is the '70 Blazer that needs some TLC.
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I like the direction you are going in from top to bottom!
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General Discussion - Intros / Re: 2006 Chevy HHR project
« Last post by EDNY on Today at 08:23:11 AM »
Great hearing from you..thanks for the update.  You are getting great mileage out of your vehicles and they are pre-LS engines. You must live in a rural area like me, 20 miles to the city!  I once had a 1988 Astro van that went over 300,000 but the body rusted out and being a uni-body the suspension mounting points became dangerous.
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General Discussion - Intros / Re: 2006 Chevy HHR project
« Last post by chopper526 on Today at 12:26:15 AM »
Glad you are doing better Coley, and it's good to have you back. You sure wring the miles out of your vehicles!
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General Discussion - Intros / 2006 Chevy HHR project
« Last post by Coley on March 25, 2023, 06:23:46 PM »
Hi, It has been a long time off for me to be on here.  2 year ago I went through open heart surgery with 4 bypasses and a valve repaired.  Quite an experience.  They told me I had had a heart attack, but I never knew it.
6 years ago my wife bought me a 1992 GMC (my initials) Sierra with 159,000 miles on it.  I don't usually get an old Chevy until they have over 100,000 miles on them.  The last 3 I ran to over 375,000+ miles each.  I have been a mechanic for most of my life and  am now 80 years old.  This old GMC now has over 325,000 miles on and has been one of the best I have had.  Illinois rust has just about killed it as far as the cab and box are concerned.  The cab only has only one body mount left.  I drove this truck without doing anything to the engine except change oil and filter.   I hate to junk it, but I found another vehicle that I have been looking at for a while. It is a 2006 Chevy HHR with 229,265 miles on it.  Bought it for $500.00 and have been doing front brakes, minor rust repairs etc. The interior is in very good condition.  A young lady drove it mostly highway miles for the last 100,000.
We will see how this works out.
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General Discussion - Intros / Re: Steering Problem
« Last post by Coley on March 25, 2023, 06:01:04 PM »
I bought a used 1960 Corvette that had had a big block in it.  I put a fuel injected 302 Engine in it and it ran fine ...until I drove it in the rain.  It was all over the road.  My friend with an alignment machine took a look at it and aligned the front end.  Still drove bad in the rain.  He checked the rear end housing and said it was toed out!!  Pulled it back to specs and the car was like a new vehicle.
Just a thought.
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Members Builds - Stocker -Streetrod - Ratrod - LowRider / Re: 1930 Buick V12 build
« Last post by Essex_29 on March 25, 2023, 04:48:08 PM »
I like the Quadrajet carbs, A couple cars that I had ran great with them. They're pretty big
too, I heard they are something upwards to 800 cfm, so good for some performance stuff, even,
if you get them sorted. I was going to use them on this build, but my intake is so short that two
of them would have looked out of place.

 I started my day removing the exhaust primaries and loading them in my trusty rusty Chevy wagon
and hauled my load to a friend who's better at TIG welding than I am. I thought they looked so
nice, being so many, that I just had to snap a pic of them.



The very first parts I bought (several years ago) for my next hot rod project was a couple Brittish
oil bath air cleaners. I like the cool stickers, and will try to get something similar for them
when they're painted.



I cut the throats off of the air cleaners and made a couple standard bases to fit the Edelbrock
carbs. Sadly they are too close together, so I had to cut about an inch off the side of each  air
cleaner. I'll weld them together to a unit. They're fully functional now, but I'll use paper
elements if I can find any that I can make fit.



I think the oil bath filters will boost the oldtimey engine look that I am going for.
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Members Builds - Stocker -Streetrod - Ratrod - LowRider / Re: 1930 Buick V12 build
« Last post by EDNY on March 24, 2023, 09:32:58 PM »
FYI If anyone needs quadrajet parts..I have a collection of them as parts units.
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Early Chevy/GM Discussion / Re: 1937 Chevrolet 216 CID Fuel pumps
« Last post by EDNY on March 24, 2023, 09:29:49 PM »
If you still have the original pump have you thought about buying a rebuild kit for it?  When I was in my high school shop we used to rebuild those pumps regularly.  The kits are available - even ebay has them...pretty easy R&R project as I remember.
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Early Chevy/GM Discussion / 1937 Chevrolet 216 CID Fuel pumps
« Last post by Chevy490 on March 24, 2023, 08:36:49 PM »
I have had trouble finding a mechanical fuel pump that is any good for my 1937 Truck. I replaced the original mechanical pump about 6 months ago with one from Jim Carter Truck Parts in Independence Missouri. It installed readily and worked good. However when I tried starting this seldom used truck a few months later, the pump ceased functioning and would no longer pump gas. It had less than one hour of total operation. (I confirmed everything else was ok by temporarily hooking up an electric pump) I contacted Jim Carter and they have yet to respond to my 2 emails and  phone messages. ( I guess they do not actually live up to the 100% customer satisfaction they advertise.)  I then purchased 2 Carter brand (no relation to Jim Carter Truck Parts)
pumps from Rock Auto of which neither worked. (returned one & got another) It appeared there was too much free play in the pump rocker arm/levers for the cam on the camshaft to actually push far enough to pump gas.  I doubt there is anything wrong with the cam/eccentric in my engine as everything worked fine for years with the original pump from 1937. ( I replaced it only because it was slightly leaking- not because it was not pumping gas.)  Any suggestions? Know of replacement pumps for 1937's that actually work? I want to keep everything original and not use an electric one.  Thanks
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