Well yesterday we did some welding on the muffler so seal it up until we can afford a new one.
And today, although it was not my little car, I did see a poor little black notchie GT broken down on the side of Route 8. I think I've seen the car on campus before but I have never met the owner. I hope it's nothing serious!
I love the Mopar Six-Pack scoop! Looks great! Did your scoop have the mounting flanges on the inside or outside of the scoop??? I found a few with the flange on the outside, but i am not sure if it will fit between the bodylines on my decklid...
Hmmmm....replaced water pump on Son # 1's 87 GT, repaired broken alternator bolt (extracting broken bolts out of aluminum sucks!) on Son #2's 86 GT. Haven't found time yet this year to work on my own cars!
------------------ Gold '87 GT, Black '87 GT, Black '88 Mera, 64 Stingray coupe, '01 Corvette coupe, '03 Corvette coupe & caretaker of son's Yellow '87 GT, & Other son's Red '86 GT, General tinkerer and doer of mechanical deeds
the wife and i took the car for the evening ride she said to me, jim what is that squeek. i am dard of hearing and did not hear anything. parked the car in the garage and pushed down on the rear of the car. wow what a squeek. this the first time i have had a car with poly bushings in it. thay didnot seem to be lubed, if thay did lube thay did not use much. i had someone else work in my car and it look like thay put a front sway bar on my rear with a long bolt and 2 poly bushings on it. it is a good way to get a larger dia. bar on the rear i guess. i need to buy lube. i hate squeekes.
Took my motor out to inspect it better before installing my new BHP racing heads. Ended up disassembling the whole engine to the bare block. Found that it has a reman crankshaft, rod and main bearings all scratched but no damage on the crank, the timing chain had like a mile of slack, the cam bearings look like sand paper, metal particles along with hardened silicone in the pan, a piece of silicone blocking the pick up tube. Order the parts needed to rebuild it and install my upgrade pieces and yesterday I lost my job! I love it!!!!
Drove it too Taco Bell, on the way back it started to sound funny. After much funny noises and a malestrom of smoke, it knocks pretty good. Oil filter ruptured. Put on a new filter and dumped in some fresh oil, I'll drive it till it dies
prepped rear of fiero for cradle drop, dropped rear cradle. but ran into some issues.
1irst issue was i could not get the hoist entirely under the car to lift the car due to my great ingenious self putting two furniture dollys under the cradle.
2econd was the muffler shop i took the car to, to have the hangers welded better than what the PO did, welded them to the hitch assembly. so everything is hanging up by that one hanger. no problem to solve without some help from friends.
I removed the wing on my 88 as one stud (an old original one) came out of the stantion.. My replacement studs are just a bit longer and bigger in diameter so I have to drill out the hole a bit. I'm using Gorilla Glue to stck it in place.
Removed drivers side lower arm, knocked out the ball joint and replaced Replaced drivers side upper ball joint fitted Rodney's zero lash drop links replaced rotor arm and dizzy cap replaced plugs replaced act sensor refitted alternator after having stuck pivot bolt drilled out burped cooling system and fitted 180 degree thermostat
Next to do:
replace EGR tube gasket bleed brakes clean rear calipers (binding on passenger side) drill out broken front sway bar mounts fit aluminium cradle bushings fit rear sway bar MoT (inspection)