The past week in Car repair

Have you done so much to the car today that it just doesn't fit into one section, or are you too damn lazy to split it all up? Either way, this is the section for you.

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Briano1234
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Re: The past week in Car repair

Post by Briano1234 » Mon Jul 04, 2016 2:58 pm

Try that in my garage, 97 out, I have the door closed and 4 500 watt Quartz lights on......
But there is a semblance of order in my chaos.
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Re: The past week in Car repair

Post by Calimus » Tue Jul 05, 2016 8:27 pm

Ha, not a chance. I'll stick to my 8ft shop lights that don't add any extra heat thank you. I certainly put a dent in getting the garage cleaned up and in an order that resulted in more usable space. Not bad for just shifting crap. This coming weekend, I can actually go to the dump, so that will hopefully result in even more space.

On another note, the cabby did well yesterday and nothing sprung a leak I'm happy to say. Still, fluids need to be changed and suspension work is a must before Cristine can start driving her around with any regularity.
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Re: The past week in Car repair

Post by Briano1234 » Wed Jul 06, 2016 7:22 am

Finally got the Handle on the TOP. So the top is basically installed, Just have the seals and Window glass to put in....
Found the Secret of the newer style (cost effective) cable.
Got half of the interior installed.
So a Beneficial day.
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Re: The past week in Car repair

Post by Briano1234 » Wed Jul 06, 2016 7:23 am

PS, the Crabby looked wonderful in the sunshine.....
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Re: The past week in Car repair

Post by Calimus » Wed Jul 06, 2016 12:22 pm

Thanks Brian. Hoping she sees a lot more sunshine in the very near future.
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Re: The past week in Car repair

Post by Briano1234 » Wed Jul 06, 2016 8:52 pm

Finally Finished with the Top..... Learned a ton of stuff.... Don't look too bad, maybe tomorrow I will take it out in the sunshine or Rain and get some pictures.... From Blue and white to Blue an tan...

Any one want a White Vinyl ez-on top?
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Re: The past week in Car repair

Post by Calimus » Thu Jul 07, 2016 10:34 am

Excellent Brian. Can't wait to see the finished results. As for the top, sorry we are sticking with Grey, it seems to suit the car so much better than black/white.

Ordered the coilovers yesterday to help with the front suspension & ride height. Next weekend should be very productive for the cabby. New control arms, ball joints, coil-overs & fluids. Who knows, it's might even get an actual bath, lol.
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Re: The past week in Car repair

Post by Briano1234 » Thu Jul 07, 2016 10:50 am

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Re: The past week in Car repair

Post by Calimus » Thu Jul 07, 2016 11:59 am

That's looking very sharp there sir. Nice job
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Re: The past week in Car repair

Post by Briano1234 » Thu Jul 07, 2016 3:56 pm

TYVM sire notice it's home away from home......
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Re: The past week in Car repair

Post by Calimus » Fri Jul 08, 2016 10:29 am

Irish Autoparts!
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Re: The past week in Car repair

Post by Calimus » Thu Jul 14, 2016 7:59 am

So the coilover's arrived yesterday. Pulled the old front suspension out and get the coilovers in. Adjusted the coils to about halfway threaded up the shock body, put the car on the ground and yea, car was on the ground almost. Just enough wheel gap to get my fingers between the tires and the fender. While it looks awesome, that's a bit too low.

So today after work, I'll start the process of adjusting the coils up some more and try to get it to a good ride height that hopefully still has some dampening and doesn't jar the spine too much. I won't be putting the rear coils on at this time. The rear suspension was always in great shape and sits right where I want it. So I'll wait till for another day down the road to mess with those.
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Re: The past week in Car repair

Post by Calimus » Thu Jul 14, 2016 10:36 pm

Got the coils adjusted up so the car isn't on the ground anymore. However, I neglected the camber adjustment so now I have to reduce some of the very negative camber I have going on. The good thing is, the coils held up against both mine and cristine's weight on a very short test ride over some bumps. No more rubbing!! We'll see if that continues after the camber adjustment, though I suspect it should.
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Re: The past week in Car repair

Post by Briano1234 » Tue Jul 19, 2016 9:57 am

Cool, been out of town for a few days, spotty internet, and no Phone carrier in the area.... Nirvana.... Gee was this what it was like in the 80's?....... Glad it worked for you, oh, and the 2 month old o2 sensor Crapped out on the ride..... DAMN.....

Need to redo the struts on the blue one, after they are free.....
Briano

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Re: The past week in Car repair

Post by Briano1234 » Thu Aug 04, 2016 10:08 am

Got the last emission test ever for the 92.....It Passed........now to straight pipe it, and put the cat on the blue....YEAH YEAH YEAH BABY......
Briano

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