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Classic Car General: Cat Power Edition.

Pasta:

>Cars are considered """classic""" at 25 years old, but a vehicle really needs that certain something to be classic. General concensus: plastic bumpers=not classic, metal bumpers=potential classic.

>Everybody has their own taste, enter if it's of age or rarity.

>Post your classic, your work on it, your hackery, and get advice.

>Any and all discussion about classics welcome, but may not necessarily generate responses, don't get butthurt.

>Any and all classics welcome regardless of nationality.

>Performance > Cosmetics

>Metal > Plastic

>Classic shitbox > modern shitbox.

>It's perfectly fine to use RTV. Ignore the haters.

>If you see rust there is probably more.

>Rust and bodywork are by far the most difficult thing to repair.

>Electrical work is second most difficult.

>The hardest part of an engine swap is getting the wiring sorted out.

>Do NOT buy a classic and plan to pay somebody to work on it. You need to be able to do 90% or greater of the work or you will go broke.

>You will inevitably spend twice your budget, unless you have years of experience under your belt. If all the salty old hands agree, it's probably true.
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>>19122755
Good to be back. Got the starter in the Packard; it should be running this week.
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>>19122771
I'm glad you're saving that car.
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>>19122755
>I accidentally the whole set

Finally getting time to work on my camaro this Saturday switching over to manual steering gearbox, installing kickdown cable and putting in a new transmission pan gasket filter and fluid. Not quite at the 500 mile break-in interval for the brand new transmission but the pan leaks so fuckin much I can't risk it anymore. The pan has a drain plug and gasket/filter kits are 6 dollars so fuck it. Cant wait to take it for a spin with the new ratchet shifter too since it hasn't moved since that day. Alsoooo I have my UTI inbound brief Wednesday and start school next week!
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>itt: EF civics and NA miatas aren't classics

B-baka
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NAMEFAG UPDATE:

THE RAMP QUEEN IS STILL ON THE RAMP
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Finally, ccg is back!

Someone offered me 8k for my TA. It hurt my inner Jew when I said no.

Just out of curiosity, what would happen if I ran motor oil through my power steering? Thicker fluid would leak less, and I'm hoping just having fluid in there would keep the pump from burning up. I gotta wait till june before I can buy more parts.
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>tfw no space for a classic car project
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>>19122947
U wot mi? I've heard of using ATF but never motor oil
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>>19122947
>Just out of curiosity, what would happen if I ran motor oil through my power steering?

it will stop working
>engine oil where you need hydraulic fluid
>trip/name fags
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>>19123005
I suppose I could try that. Power steering fluid just leaks out way too fast. A reman pump from AutoZone is only like $35, so I'm not too upset about it burning up.
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>>19123028
The main problem would be the seals deteriorating
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Oh! On a semi related note. My fiance's car has a leaky tire, so I need to take it one day to get that fixed. She suggested she takes the TA to work that day. I was honestly shocked. She says cause it's small like her juke (vs my taco). I want to say yes, but between the carb starts, lack of rear brakes, or working seatbelts....
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>>19123116
Hold on dude let me cue up my Eddie Vedder playlist....

Oh, where oh where can my baby be?
The Lord took her away from me
She's gone to heaven, so I got to be good
So I can see my baby when I leave this world
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>>19123116
If you let anyone who isn't you drive a car without rear brakes, you're being almost criminally reckless. Don't fucking do it. Just pay for her Uber.
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My great aunt has this 65' Impala convertible she said I could just have. She's a hoarder and it's been parked in her garage for probably 40+ years, but because of this they've lost the title and key. The odometer apparently only reads 33,000 but I haven't been able to confirm for myself yet since I'm only seeing it for the first time this Saturday. What kind of project might I be looking at here?
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>>19123157
>>19123160
I wasn't gonna let her. She's the type that uses 360 cameras to park. Plus no ac or Bluetooth, she'd hate it. I'm just surprised she wanted to drive it. She wasn't always completely in the dark, she used to own an RX8 and got 100k miles out of it without a rebuild.
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>>19123300
Y do ppl do dis?
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>>19123423
do what
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>>19123427
Put a car in a garage and never touch it again. I get it if like the engine blew up and you don't have the money to get it fixed, but if it's truly a 33k mile car, I can't imagine anything went wrong with it
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>>19123531
She's just an old lady. She got another car and just never used this one again
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>>19123541
But for 40 years?
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>>19123599
She's pretty senile now. Also she's a hoarder so the garage door didn't even open until like last week
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>>19122947
Do not do that. Suck the reservoir dry, fill it up with lucas power steering stop leak, and add a tablespoon of brake fluid in it. I'm probably going to get shit all over for this, but it works and it's perfectly safe to do. I've done it on my corvette, bronco, and crown vic. It will seal up everything except the largest of leaks, and will even limp you along on those. It will not work on pressure hose leaks though, only seal leaks.

>>19123157
I keked audibly

Well, got my other valve cover on and my air cleaner. Looks good, but everything else looks like shit. Kek.
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>>19123005
What do you mean "Heard of using ATF"?
pretty much every single auto manufacturer recommends ATF for Power steering, except Honda and GM
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>>19122755
>poor old nigger thinks it's a cadillac
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>>19123626
It's leaking from the front seal on the pump. I just need it to last 2 weeks before I can get to it. It's gone through 3 bottles of stop leak. Barely slowed it down.
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>>19123748
If the stop leak did nothing, then nothing else is really going to work, man
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>>19123626
Looking good, man!

So after the wedding and once I get to my next unit (when I'll get a house with a garage), the TA is going under the knife.

I'm gonna get pic related and swap out the entire front end. But I'm gonna bastardize it.

>Gonna keep the shaker despite it being a flip forward front clip
>Gonna keep dual head lights cause I like the look at night.
I'm thinking of mounting the brights/inner lights in the grill. I know, less air flow, but the lack of inner fenders should really help with air flow.

Then later down the line, LED tail lights.

THEN after my reenlistment bonus, if I can spare the cash; an engine rebuild (mild cam), shorter gears in the back, and a manual swap. Question is, Muncie 4spd or Super T10 6spd?
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>>19123785
Fuck, forgot pic.
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>>19123761
I've got some extra RTV... Maybe I'll just slather it on and see if that does anything
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>>19123794
Dude let me know how that works out for real
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>>19123804
Sadly it'll be the better part of a year... Plus gotta save for a paint job (I love the purple, sue me).
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Anyone know of a good company that has clutches to handle 500+ftlbs that arent a goddamn fortune?
going to be getting my engine back from the machine shop soon and thats still a hangup for the build.
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>>19123300
>no title
time to part it out anon.
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Next thread needs the line:

"No, your Honda Miata doesn't count as a classic yet."
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>>19123864
Not a problem in a lot of states
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>>19123864
actually don't do this, try to find a way to get it in your name and make sure you can get it insured before you work on it. if you can't get it titled, then sell the car for parts or whatever.
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>>19123864
Might end up that way. My aunt is still alive and willing to try and get one and she's the original owner so we'll see
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>>19123866
Should also point out they have their own thread already
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>>19123872
i have titling PTSD i'm pretty sure. i don't want to talk about it.
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>>19123877
If she is the original owner and the car is not currently registered. Then more than likely you can get another title issued
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>>19123852
beautiful truck, anon
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Hi friendos

Bought the Volvo of my dreams, tried to cannonball from Seattle to the east coast, made it 1525 miles.
Seized the engine.
Now need to source a 302.

I have many Volvo's that are old and shitty, but this one I feel is legit enough. And the engine is seized so that has to qualify
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Fixed radiator
>exhaust leak
>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Iqr0L4bUms
hopefully the exhaust manifold just loosened from the pipe and I don't have to get a gasket
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So I washed and waxed the car on Sunday and went to visit some family, at my parents place.
Took my grandma, grandpa and parents for a few rides and they loved it
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>>19123938
better pic
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thwarted by mosquitos and crossmember getting corvette servo into 700r4.think i have zika now.
need to lower trans like 2 to clear body". FRUSTRATED by the bloodsuckers would prob need to loosen column shift and TV linkage, and an exhaust hanger too. was able to get servo cover and snap ring off easy enought but the rest of the servo pin assembly is too long to pull out
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>>19123965
dude just buy bug spray and bug light and maybe even a bug zapper if you're feeling feisty.
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>>19123904
thanks, goddamn money pit but im too far in to stop now
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>>19123938
It's nice to see a small block chevy, thanks anon.
Hope your leak is just a loose nut.
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>>19123884
You don't even need titles for cars older than 20 years old in my state
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>>19123986
what state? can i come over?
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>>19123890
That's what we're gonna try and do, although the DMV can be a pain
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>>19123864

DONT DO THIS
>Vermont doesn't title any vehicle older than 15 years.
>You don't need to live here to register a vehicle here, you just need to go to the DMV in person with a bill of sale.
>That registration can be used to get a title when ownership is transferred to another state.

Our dmv doesn't give a fuck as long as you pay.
No title is not a problem, buy a plane ticket
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Any good place to get parts for a mk2 triumph spitfire in socal
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Last thread i was talking about getting some shady guy to pick up my donor truck in his truck. Get a load of this. I found the picture. Im also in the picture with the black jacket
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>>19123983
np, just a 307
yeah me too
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>>19123872
>>19123995
The car is in New Jersey. I'm currently in PA
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>>19124009
Dafuq. Let me get a better pic
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>>19123938
>>19124015
I fear I've scraped the ground with it too many times and its bent
damn I really hope that didn't happen
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>>19124023
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>>19123986

O where are you?

Vermont dmv doesn't give a fuck. I've registered two different vehicles to two different people on the same trip with the same agent and she didn't bat an eye, I was shitting my pants though when I realized I had to sign as my buddy on his credit card and then turn around and register a car to me that I already gave her paperwork for... I thought I had enough cash to be "my friend", but I had to use two different cards and sign as two different people. It was bad. She didn't care.
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>>19123991
Georgia, all you need is a Bill of Sale and you're good to go.
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>>19123882
So:

>Your Honda Miata doesn't count as a classic yet; you're better off in that general. We know what we've got.

I like that.
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>>19124048
you know i was actually thinking of moving to georgia to attend georgia tech and also work for a government agency in the area. what do you think of that idea?

and just to stay on topic... pic related was fun to move with 3 wheels and a wheel dolly.
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>>19124070
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>>19124073
What would you study at Tech?
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>>19123926
RIP. 302 swap is a good choice. I've seen a 262 with one.
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>>19124107
>running anything other than a Jumo 004 in your 262
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>>19124091
mechanical engineering, with an emphasis in aeronautics systems or propulsion (fluid dynamics). one of my life's ambitions is to be an astronaut engineer for a private space company like spacex, as silly or farfetched as that sounds.
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>>19123803
Coastie, staaaaahp. That's not how rtv works.

>>19123785
Thanks.
Shouldn't you save that money and put it towards all the other problems you have?

>>19123866
I can live with this. The way it was worded before sounded condescending. At this point we need it in the pasta. Somebody comes in at least once every thread asking about miatas.

>>19123926
It has a factory 302? What year? How did you lock the engine?

>>19123938
If you absolutely can't fix it, exhaust rtv will work.

>>19123942
That is one big beautiful bitch.
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>>19124107

Oh, the hard part is done...
The Rockies were a lot of fun.
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Any of you ever used POR15 products? I am planning on prepping my frame and other rusted metal and covering it up with POR15.
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>>19124122
Well Lockheed Martin operates out of Marietta, GA and Hunstville, AL and hires a significant portion of their engineers from Kennesaw State and Georgia Tech. So you've if you go to either of those schools you've got a good shot with them and obviously other big names. Give it a shot.
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>>19124132
I mean... I've used rtv to seal a leak from the outside....

And I'm hoping to have those issues fixed before the wedding.
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>>19124171
if it has surface rust, then POR15 away. If it's clean metal, POR15 won't work as well
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>>19124171
finish your metalwork, don't be lazy. save up some dough for a welder if you don't have one and thank me later. pull the body off the frame and go nuts with the por15 once you've finished metalwork, do it right once and you'll never have to worry about it again.
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>>19124179
lockheed would be a really neato gig.
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>>19124132

>4.10 gears, 59 to 60
>1525 miles in, 19 miles.east of Fargo
>Hear knocking noise, wtf, pull over
>Pop hood, its the mehanical fuel pump. It still runs, just louder than I'd like and disconcerting
>Look on phone, no shit there's one in Fargo
>Turn around
>Same song and dance for 2 miles
KNOCKKNOCKKNCOCK
>Panic, clutch in
>Silence, pull off 94
>Smoke coming out of passenger valve cover, starter doesn't turn the engine.

It's not factory, I did a fair amount of wiring, changed oil, and messing before I left.
Gotta sell other cars before I dig in, but they're nearly done. It's carbed, it really should be hard.
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>>19124202
I only wanted to cover the frame and surface rust areas, all cancer is coming out of the car and new metal welded in.
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>>19124179
Lockheed also has a facility in central florida. Robotics r&d/electronics production.
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>>19123852
Have you looked at south bend clutches? They're supposed to be the best for diesels.

>>19124187
Yes, sometimes that will work but for gaskets only. Do you understand the difference between a seal and a gasket? Rtv going on the inside of a seal is big no no.

>>19124218
Damn that sucks. You made it pretty far though. So it's a Ford 302 swapped in? Do you know what caused it yet?
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>>19124073
Stay away from Atlanta & surrounds. NW Georgia is redneck heaven
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>>19124247
>Have you looked at south bend clutches? They're supposed to be the best for diesels.
unfortunately they dont make one for the 440 big block
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>>19124236
I just listed Marietta and Huntsville as they seemed more relevant to his interests. They produce the C-130 in Marietta among other things and they do space shit in Huntsville
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>>19124187
Are the power steering pump, reservoir, and gearbox the same from the Camaro to the Pontiac?
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As far as the miata thing goes, drac and coastie summed it up the best in the last thread. Should any of this be added to the pasta? The whole miata thing is taking up entire chunks of the threads at this point.

1/3
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>>19124302
The real problem with the Miata is that its still too common to be a true classic. Its a good car and it certainly will be a desirable classic in the coming years.
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i want an f100 short box but they are significantly more expensive than the long box ones

should i just get a long box and stop being a pussy?
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>>19123852
Anon I like the truck but I can't see the Cummins badge
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>>19124302
We could just do what I've been doing since 2008 and ignore the trolls. Idk why people reply to miatafags or the classic coffin cuck
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>>19124363
Why are you so asshurt about the Miata? Why would a 1990 Firebird be classic but not a 1990 Miata?
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>>19124366
Because that generation Firebird came out in 1982, while that generation Miata came out in 1989. Do you have any idea what you're talking about or are you just being retarded on purpose?
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>>19124381
Dont reply dude come on that was obviously bait
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>he disagrees with me
>it must be bait!
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>>19124170
What engine is in it now?
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>>19124366
>asshurt
>Miata

chuckles_in_amusement.jpg
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>>19124321
Did you read all 3 of those? That's literally what drac said for an entire paragraph.
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>>19124132
I love how roomy it is, I have long legs and I can sit in it and bring my knees together and not hit the steering column or shifter, just getting into the glove box from the drivers seat is a stretch
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>>19124445
I was summarizing it without taking an assbackwards way to get there
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>few weeks ago
>get promotiona offerl letter from hotrod magazine: 36 issues for 12 bucks from UTI
>fuck it why not
>today
>drink 2 bottles of wine with my buddy to celebrate
>get home and check mail, got fathers day promotional gear ad (pic related)
>future flashes before my eyes
>see myself working in my own customs shop with my wife running the books and were all wearing pic related
>see the plaque I got today (for leaving the Marines) hanging above my desk in my office
>futures so bright I need shades boys
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>>19124557
This is satire, right?
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>>19124564
Maybe, maybe not guess well find out when I'm slightly more sober and not suffering from exhaustion. It was pretty cool seeing (my last name) on the business shirt might just get one for shits and giggles.
The current name for our shadetree business is DMA/R/4X4 which stands for Drunk Mexican Automotive,Racing, and 4x4. It used to be me and like 7 other dudes from my work who basically had a car club and would sitting around drinking beer and working on each others projects. We had a guy for everything: subaru guy vapenation STI 4 lyfe guy, VTEC guy, 2 4x4 dudes, ford guy, chevy guy, nissan Infiniti guy, myself, and an absolute madman with a twin turbo Audi a4 running nitrometh or straight HEET I cant remember. Eventually we started doing work for neighborhood people but then I deployed for the 3rd time and that all ended
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>>19124607
Still keep in touch with some of the guys, one was my best bud who taught me to wrench but he lost his job at the foreign car shop fell on hard times and had to sell all his tools and is now out of the industry completely. That's the dude I gifted the harbor freight 301 piece set to as a token of gratitude for getting me into cars. It used to kind of be our code at work when we wanted to hang out after and turn some wrenches. "You guys down for some DMA tonight?" And eventually racing and 4x4 got tacked on once everyone's projects started taking off
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Wow, that was probably the easiest thing ive done on the entire car. No wonder this is the go to first mod
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>>19123794
I mean, just because you know you're bastardizing it doesn't make it better
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>>19123300
Fuckin' take it. Change the oil, see if it turns over by hand, then try starting it with a new battery. Cheapest way to see if it's worth your time.
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>>19125092
That's the plan. All my friends who aren't interested in cars says it looks like a piece of junk. I'll show em'
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>>19124334
long boxes are the thinking man's truck. Why else would you buy a truck but to move things with it? They look better also.
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Posting aussie muscle because 4 doors are better
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>>19124247
Yes, but like I said. IDGAF about this thing. So if it slows it down for a few weeks, then I'm ok with any potential damage. Besides, a power steering pump is harty. God knows how long I drove this thing dry.

>>19124293
I'd assume so. The pump doesn't look like anything different from any other GM I've had... Infact, I'm certain it's identical to the Camaro.
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>>19124321
Is it though? I hardly see miatas, but I see a lot of the 80's classics and turd gens.

>>19124334
Yes. Long bed is love man
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>>19124872
Eh, the value was ruined by being a 79 and painted purple. If anything, it'll only help it.
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>>19125825
Dude they're like 30 bucks then!
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>>19125825
You're not understanding coastie, it won't help it at all. That's not how rtv works.
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>>19124405

Seized 302 mated to a t5

>>19124247

Not really, it's vehicle number 6, 9 if you count motorcycles, I have to wrap up a couple things before I dig in. Got 3 240s and a 740, I want to raise this back up to factory height and put the axle from my 4 door sedan under it.

Need to prolly sell the 740 and do some work to my 240 wagon, I blew a brake line rallycrossing it this weekend and it needs a clutch too
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>>19123300
keep it. Im curious how bad the rust is on the underside. surface rust on some panels is no biggie
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>>19123300
Wash it, turbo LS swap it and be the fastest piece of shit on the road
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>>19123300
you either go full rebuild or part it out
>every single part has to come of and will be replaced or cleaned with some nasty stuff
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>>19124772
>"cold air intake"
it even kills power a little
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>>19125847
Hey, aren't you at mobile? I'm here for a flight physical, wanna get lunch?
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>>19123794
This may be the dumbest idea you have had.
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>>19125938
I know, but I don't have any spare time to work on anything for more than 5 minutes. This fucking sucks.

>>19126058
See pic

But yeah...
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>>19126230
I'm currently at the spo office, so swing by if you want. You'll see my TA our front.

How would someone introduce themselves from knowing someone from /o/? Lol
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>>19126239
Ah... There's the Boomer. But a 77-78 swap is perfectly acceptable?
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>>19126348
It'll be a while, but I'll check when I'm done
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>>19126353
not him and only 25 yo but your idea seems like a clusterfuck of bad aesthetic choices
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>>19126353
It's really not acceptable. Not to mention the round bumper will look weird as fuck with a bubble back glass and not the 70-74 flat style.
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>>19126361
Nigga, this is a coast guard base. There are like 5 black guys on base... 2 of which are in my office.

>>19126363
It really just a grill swap, and it's fairly popular. And Cutlass is only like 20.

Pic related is a 79 with front end swap.
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>>19126384
You know what, I completely forgot about the rear window. After looking at some side profiles, it's a decent difference.... Hmm

I also found this thing, thought y'all would get a kick out of it.
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>>19126141
Yea. Its better than no intake ya know
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>>19126418
That actually looks bad ass. I kinda want one
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>>19126418
I shouldn’t be this erect right now.
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>>19126310
Kek

>>19126399
Bro aren't you white though?
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>>19126950
I am. But saying "hey, I'll be the white guy on a coast guard base" is like saying you're an extra in a where's waldo
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>>19125238
>Long bed flare side
>runnin boards
literal perfection
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>>19126353
Body style changed in 75, and no putting batmobile bumpers on anything other than a 77-78 is heresy.
>>19126418
God, its awful

If you want a car just save your money until you find the perfect one. Hell, year one makes reproduction bodies if you have more coin than patience.
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In other news I have been slowly putting together my sub and rear I'm hoping to get my body back from the body shop so I can put it together and paint it. I'm hoping to get it in driving condition by fall but that might just be a pipe dream.
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Sweet check out what I got in the mail guys. Also, I'm officially a former marine now. Guess I just wait till my new boss calls with a start date at the shop
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>>19127132
1:
>Change your I'd to 20goingon60

2: >>19127165
>Is that for the corvair?

3:
>Pics of the Cutlass?

4:
>Feast your eyes on pic
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>>19127336
Gonna grow out the beard and get that tan/odu green hat with the velco flag?
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>>19127435
Beard maybe but only because of the novelty of not being able to have had one the last like 7 years. I've actually been able to grow a full on rocking full face beard since I was like 15 thanks to alpha mutt genetics. But if it's not allowed at work then fuck it I'll be clean shaven. As for tacticool stuff nah man they ain't me at all. Might get some more tattoos now though but like I said I dont know what the standard of appearance is at the dealership. I'd imagine they want us looking and acting like professionals at all times so probably no full sleeve tats
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>>19127417
>is that for the corvair
Homie how can you not Id the same frame and rear end that is on your car.

>>19127165
Yo cutlass, is that a WS6 car?
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Anyone know what to do with my old rear end? I've got no bites on selling it (dropped to $100), and none of the salvage places want it. It's currently rolling around in the bed of my truck.
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>>19127507
My bad, hard to do /o/ and work at the same time. Saw an assembly and Cutlass and just assumed
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>>19127517
is it a disk brake rear?
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>>19127417
>liking stock looking cars means you're old
Top meme
>Is that for the corvair?
Coastie.....
>Pics of the Cutlass?
None recent, i'll just post the oldest photo I have on my computer of it.
Just drove it today and I am driving it across the mountains later this month to hike the Appalachian trail, hope it survives.
>Feast your eyes on pic
People with more money than brains
>>19127507
yes ws6 w72 car
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>>19127535
That's what I figured supposeldy those little braces on the front subframe were a ws6 addition so that confirms mine is a WS6 and not a regular T/A with 4 wheel disk slapped on.
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>>19123942
>front wheel drive
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>>19127524
No, drum with 2.75. only thing good about it is that it's a posi
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>>19127535
Admit it man, you're our token Boomer. We love you for that

I WAS WORKING AND ONLY GOT A GLANCE! IM SORRY!!!

I'm not saying I like the Trans Wagon, but it is kinda cool.
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>>19127704
>liking cars that haven't been hacked up
>boomer
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There is nothing wrong with liking stock cars.
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>>19128544
And there is nothing wrong with liking customized ones.... Except for stancefags
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>>19128557
Depends on the customization. Can we all agree that oversized wheels are stupid?
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redpill me on the mach 1
should i get one?
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>>19128557
Trying to make a '79 Firebird look like a '70 firebird isn't customization
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>>19128757
pigfat trash
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>>19128557
>"""Customized"""""
You are no different from stancefags
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>>19128768
a what?
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>>19128780
71 and later mustangs are pigfat trash
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>>19128714
Yes.

>>19128757
They're one of the least desirable gens of mustangs, but I love the fast backs. If you can get one, go for it.
>>19128761
People do front end swap all the time on other vehicles, why is this any worse?
>>19128771
I'm fairly certain an appearance change is not the same as fucking up the functionality of a vehicle
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>>19128794
what's wrong with them
other than having basically no windshield to look out of
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>>19127704
I'm with Cutlass 85% of the time, I like my cars as original and non hacked up as much as possible. I dislike LS swaps... no offense other firebird dude. However I do enjoy making a car yours as in different hood styles like SC bro or the wheels on mine (hate the snowflakes) or even the purple paint on Coastie's T/A.

>>19127686
Ah rip, sell it to some poor sod who needs a posi for his 'marrow.
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>>19126964
Bruh, he said "while" not "white".

>>19127165
Are you doing an entire frame off resto?

>>19128757
I like them. I don't know if they're worth anything though.
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Fucking '71-'73 is less Mustang than the mustang ii. Bite me.

But I still love them. The styling is just so fantastic, and I absolutely love the Grande.
http://image.mustangandfords.com/f/9544418+w650+h650+cr1+st0/mump_0404_06_z%2B1973_ford_mustang_grande%2Bbrown_exterior_side.jpg
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>>19128823
Finally someone else understands what I've been saying all along
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>>19128757
71-73 is my favorite years, call me a weirdo. Go for it tho, they're cheap as fuck but not for a mach 1
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>>19128809
They're larger and heavier than the earlier mustangs AND have choked engines
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>>19128834 who said that an engine couldn't be unchoked, lol
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Hey /ccg/, looking to get my first "classic" car. I've a choice between an 89 buick, and this 82 lebaron. I wanna know the consensus on those chrysler k cars, since the lebaron sale was referred to me by a guy and what seems to be a bunch of kcar fanatics.
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Okay, 79sccamaro, we're gonna do this a drawer at a time. These are just my basic tools. I have a ton of specialty shit that would make this process even longer. All that specialty stuff will come along in time, and you'll figure out as you go what you need.

Wrenches. I have a shit ton. I love wrenches. This is a mix of cornwell, snapon, bluepoint, gearwrench, sk, and pittsburgh. To start off you'll probably want a regular set of wrenches. The Pittsburgh works well enough. You may want to upgrade eventually to snapon but they will do for starting. I highly recommend a set of long ratchet wrenches. I got mine from cornwell. They come in very handy.
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>>19128809
Pig fat mostly.

>>19128815
So where do you sit on the front swap?

I haven't gotten any interest in it at all sadly.

>>19128816
Yaaaaa.... My bad.
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>>19128856
I know you're looking for baby's first classic, but those car scream poor fag. Look into something older.
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>>19128815
>i dont like. Ls swaps no offense to the other firebird guy.
No offense taken, i actually agree ls swaps are overdone. i would have loved a 400 and a manual tranny but i was able to get my hands on this engine and auto trans and soon drive this car. I wouldnt have been able to afford a 400 or a manual so im proud of what i got
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These aren't all of my pliers, just most of them. I highly recommend getting a plier set from snapon. If you spring for more than the basic set, like the long needle nose and stuff, at least get them from one of the other big name trucks. Do not buy pliers from harbor freight. Cheap pliers do not hold up over time. Get a set of big and small files from harbor freight to fix your fuck ups (eventually you'll need a tap and die set too if you stay in this business. Fuck ups do happen. Dont cheap out on this). Get a set of chisels and punches from harbor freight. I got my big crescent wrenches and picks at sears. Those massive channel locks you see at the back are harbor freight though. They work and were like $10. That's the only one I would recommend from there.
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>>19128865
Not a fan, only acceptable one I can see is say a split bumper on a full bumper camaro or something around the same year like if you wanted to make an SS, Z28, or Trans am clone. But making one look like a certain year then it's a no from me. However if you wanted to make a 74 look like a 70-73 then go for it because the only difference is the front end... if that makes any sense.

>>19128887
I feel you, cheap speed is also pretty nice too!
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Going to be changing spark plugs, points, and coils out tomorrow. Then it'll be about a 2 day ordeal to get everything back in tune
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I got my screw driver set from snapon. You don't want to cheap on those. Harbor freight wont last. Any of the big name trucks will do. I like to choose snapon for all the main basic shit because their stuff is the best and it's almost guaranteed that wherever you work, there will be a snapon truck to warranty your tools. The main basic tools will break the most because they get used the most. Matco is way fucking over priced, I would recommend not buying from them unless it's something on promo that's a good deal.

My allen/torx set in this drawer is mac. I also have a two prong trim tool from them that I love. Mac makes good stuff and it's pretty fairly priced, way cheaper than snapon. Only problem with mac is, it's hit or miss if they're going to be around. Buy stuff from them that won't usually break. I also have an allen socket set in that small blue box in the picture. For torx sockets, get them from somewhere other than snapon, they are just too fucking expensive with those. I bought a set of tamper proof torx in bluepoint brand and they were good, but it was just tamper proof. I don't know if harbor freight torx are any good.

I have a set of snapon prybars and mac pry bars. Harbor freight ones won't last, you need to spend some money on those. I have snapon hammers, but you don't need to do that. Go to home depot and buy two ball pein hammers, small and medium. Make sure they are composite handles, wood will break very quickly. Get a mini sledge hammer also, with a composite handle.

Also in this drawer I have my digital 3/8 torque wrench from Cornwell. I love it. But you don't need that yet probably. Eventually though.
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>>19128912
The mods that kill me on the inside are ones where a guy turns a firebird into a camaro SS clone or something of that nature. If there is a just creator these people should have a special place in hell
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Modded things I like on classic cars:
>desmogged engines
>clean engine bays
>vintage performance goodies
>TASTEFUL wheels
>period accessories
>crazy factory interiors

Things I hate
>giant wheels
>air leveling
>"pimp" grilles
>giant brand logos
>street/drag cars that suck for both
>fake accessories

Anyone else care to add to the lists?
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>>19128974
And my most hated thing:
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>>19128860
Damn man you're only using 1/3 of the space of your box
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>>19128979
It's inside pic related:
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Pretty much all my sockets are snapon. They're expensive as fuck, but they will be your most used and broken tool. Even snapon wears out. Save yourself the trouble, buy from them so it's easy to warranty later.
To make it easy in the beginning though, you can buy a set of 3/8 and 1/4 from snapon and get a cheap set of 1/2" impact socket from anywhere. Swivel sockets get from snapon straight away. Don't bother with harbor freight.

I have a set of ratchets from Cornwell and snapon. All the big names ate good. Just make sure you get high tooth count. I bought my 1/2" swivel sockets from mac's lower end brand "expert" because they were cheap and most 1/2" shit works regardless. 1/2" swivel sockets from snapon were outrageous, I just was not going to do it.
Don't bother buying standard size. Everything you work on will be metric.
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>>19128979
You want to see the ultimate boomermobile? Brace yourself, saw this on craigs a few weeks ago
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One other major point of hatred; the "Vatozone gauge special"
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>>19128999
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>>19129005
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>>19128999
>>19129005
>>19129013
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>>19128871
Y'see, the issue with that is that I can't find any local classics near me that haven't been modded to all hell. The only ones I can find unmolested are the poorfag specials
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>>19128981
Because they provide us with fuck huge rousseau boxes here at work. I don't have to cram everything in, I have tons of unused realestate. At home, it's a different story. My snapon box there is fucking crammed.

Last of the basics is power tools. Not everything is in here, a lot is on my cart bit I'll just skip straight to what you should do for starting out. Go to northern tool and buy a 1/2" ingersol rand impact. They're the cheapest there. All the tool trucks typically rebrand ingersol to their name anyway. Don't buy a snap on impact. They're fucking trash. I don't know why, but that's the one thing from snapon that is garbage. Every single snapon impact in our shop has shit out and the ingersols are still kicking.

Go to home depot and buy a a 3/8" electric impact in milwaukee brand. I have just about everything you can buy from them buy for now just buy the big 3/8" electric impact and also get the the 3/8" electric ratchet. I have 1/4 and 3/8 but you probably don't need both yet. I also have the Milwaukee drill and for the longest time I only bought cheap drill bits because I don't want to break expensive ones. I bought a set of good matco bits off the guy who had a stroke but that's because I got them for cheap. If you decide to buy a drill now get Milwaukee and just get some cheap dewault bits.

You may or may not need a 1/2" torque wrench yet. I just got the one similar to what heartbreaker has in his box there. Its mainly for doing wheels and stuff but it usually works for most things. They range in price but I got mine off the snapon guy on promo.

Also, socket extensions get from one of the tool trucks.
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>>19128979
Jesus. The interior of a classic is the best part!
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>>19129046
Let me show you what Hell looks like:
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>>19129063
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>>19129068
>Foose
That man will burn in the wrecking yards...
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https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2380057.m570.l1313.TR12.TRC2.A0.H0.X1970+mustang.TRS0&_nkw=1970+mustang&_sacat=0
can someone explain to me why there is so much price variance?
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>>19129073
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>>19129082
This one is in a 1956 Cadillac.
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This is by far the worst.
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>>19129100
please no
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>>19127597
And what would make you think this is fwd?
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>>19128979
jesus fucking christ
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>>19129100
Good god all of these are fucking atrocious. Why. Why do people do this. Literally chopping up our history.
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>>19129063
>>19129068
>>19129073
>>19129082
Please! No more! These interiors were literally cut out of new cars and stuffed into old ones may as well buy a new car at that point. Its resto mod gone too far
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I can't fathom why anyone would do such a thing. The vintage speedometers, thin steering wheels, retro clusters and consoles are the heart of a classic. With these interiors, at least half of the experience of driving a classic car is gone.

On an unrelated note; what's the consensus on shaved handles and painted chrome?
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>>19129002
As much as I hate this shit Autometer is far from vatozone
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>>19129387
Shaved handles works Sometimes, as well as painted chrome. But I myself, could never paint chrome
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>>19129397
https://m.autozone.com/gauges-and-gauge-accessories/speedometer/auto-meter-phantom-in-dash-speedometer/204437_0_0?aqs=
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>>19129002
man you know damn well how expensive interior pieces are.
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>>19129397
>>19129410
I had Phantoms in my Nova but my install was a bit cleaner
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why cant i find any 74-78 mustangs?
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>>19128816
Yes, 2 years in
>>19129245
That's why I hate (((resto modding)))
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>>19129401
In my opinion, shaved handles only works on a car with plastic bumpers. If it has chrome, the handles look good and are practical.

Painted bumpers look OK if on a late '40s or early '50s bathtub sedans and only if they're lighter than the body color. On '60s cars, they just look wrong.
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>>19129451
With all those things to me it just depends why it was done. If a car has fiberglass bumpers because it's a lightweight track monster and they just painted them body color to look decent that's cool, if a car has shaved handles because it has a $20k HOK Kandy job on it or a black lacquer job that looks like it's 10 feet deep and they don't want to have a handle stuck in the middle of the panel that's cool. If it's just done because the owner wants to KUSTOMIZE it then it will look terrible. Pretty much my stance on any mod. Things done for the right reason are normally cool.
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Lux thanks for all the posts and breakdown of tools I'm probably gonna screenshot all of that. The way its gonna work out for now is ill be using a School Issued Snap On set for class and then at the Dealership I'll have a shop issued Lube Tech set to use too (probably literally just a socket set, screwdriver, pliers, and oilf filter wrench I'm assuming) until I get promoted to apprentice and need to get my own shit so that means I probably have a year or so to learn what I'll be needing and save up to get it.

So I did the math and between work and school I'm gonna be under a car for 62.5 hours a week. Literally going to school full time and working full time is still less than the hours I put in for the marine corps.
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>>19129572
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>>19129712
MFW i have everything listed and im not a pro
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Well here's my current setup for hobbyist use
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>>19129807
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>>19129712
>no PPE

shame on you boys
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>>19129833
In that last pic theres another set of metric and standard wrenches under the harbor freight stuff
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>>19129840
>>19129833
>>19129830
>>19129817
what did all that cost you? looks like you bought it all at once. how big is your air compressor?
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>>19129840
Also have a bunch of speciality stuff shown in this pic plus like a timing light remote starter heat gun pry bars, an electrical kit, and some other knick knacks
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>>19129858
The compressor is the 21Gallon harbor freight one.

I actually jewed the system super hardcore I got this set >>19129861 for 1400$ tax free and free shipping on Amazon on a mega sale (2700 retail) which basically just put the order through to the manufacturer. Then, they lost half the shipment and I called and bitched up a storm because blah blah blah muh veteran muh service (it was veterans day weekend I think, and I had just come back from a deployment still had dirt on my boots). They sent me replacements gear and then the lost box turned up on my doorstep with no signature or shipping label so now I have dubs of all the power tools. I then proceeded to peice together the rest from HF and autozone using and abusing coupons, milfag discount, and my autozone 20 percent discount (30 on holidays) despite the fact I quit like a year ago. All in all under 2k
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>>19129428
If I continue having trouble with the gauges in my bronco, I may have to do something similar. I really don't want to, but the only alternative is a dakota digital cluster for $600 and then I have fucking leds on my classic.

>>19129572
No problem man, if you have anymore questions just ask. And damn, that's ridiculous hours in the marines.

>>19129712
I have to disagree with some of this. For starting as a professional, that list is not the best guide.

>>19129840
All of that isn't half bad for starting actually. Some of it needs upgrading for professional use though. It's crazy. You think your tools are good until you start using them for ten hours everyday. You discover very quickly why a lot of pros pay the premium for snapon. Nothing more frustrating in this business than having unreliable tools. They more than pay for themselves in a short amount of time.
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>>19129956
Yea I've always heard that, and experience it myself a little bit already I mean just going to 72 tooth harbor freight "pro" ratchets was a great revelation. Cant even imagine what snapon must be like. Figure I'll do the old "if u use it enough to break it, but a snap on one" probably sockets ratchets and screw drivers. and then anything thats a onesie and two-sie use tools I'll stick with my current setup then re evaluate if/when it breaks. And yea dude we were gettin like 90-100 hours a week pretty steady for months on end. When you're working that much suddenly the "full benefits, housing and salary of the marine corps" that re-enlistment counselors like to rub in your face so much becomes utter horsehit, I could literally have worked 2 full time jobs and just buy benefits and still work 10-20 hours less while earning probably triple.
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>>19130004
That sounds like a pretty good plan to start with. The military sounds pretty not worth it.
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>>19130092
Inb4 I turn this into milfag general but it's actually not a bad gig, but everything is on a case by case basis depending on your unit and change of command. My entire first year was training/schooling which was awesome. Learning to do all the cool shit u see in the commercials shooting every weaponsystem and then going to a trade school, all the while having zero expenses and pocketing thousands. Then came my first duty station which was fuckin awesome: played semi pro football and won a championship undefeated and made the all star team. As far as work went they didnt really need a guy in my occupation at that unit so I got to just tag along helping the diesel mechanics, and usually with the grunts just crosstraining and learning. I got to be a mortarman, machine gunner, scout, all kinds of cool stuff. Eveuntully this made me super valuable because certain rules said u had to take an electrical optical technician out with you on ops incase the turrets go down and the infantry platoon sergeants started picking me for everything because I could double as an infantryman in their squads when not doing technician shit. That was cool as fuck I was basically the stormtrooper in the oldschool battlefront game that came with the shotgun and solder torch. This earned me two deployments and a fuckton of skills and training the nerds in my MOS dont normally get. Then I got to be a security augmentation forces MP and got to go to a 4 week crash course on law enforcement shoot pistols shotguns and tasers then given a badge and gun and hit the road for 9 months. Lots of cool shit. After that I was back in the maintenece bay again but this time I ran the parts depot and learned how to use Oracle to order and stock parts plus document labor and debrief parts, basically service writing. All this time I had awesome friends and superiors worked kick ass hours and had tons of respect and admiration because I was great at my job(S) and generally just a badass motherfucker
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>>19130146
Cont.
I had seniority, I had the deployments and ribbons to back it up (keep in mind its peace time now so noone goes anywhere). I was going to college online, hitting the gym every morning, swimming during my lunch fuckin living. Then one day in late 2016 I checked my email and I had orders to a new unit. This is where it all went to shit. New boss is a complete retard. New chain of command doesnt look out for our morale or wellbeing at all. Got tasked out to do menial labor like landscaping and grounds beautification all the time or bullshit like standing post all night (bear in mind at this point I'm an NCO with 3 years time in service doing this shit with 18 year old boots), the hours start piling on every week, missing meals, missing workouts, start developing health problems due to lack of sleep and nutrition from being stuck in a cave 17 hours a day (worked in an armory with no exterior light or air). The command declares "working weekends" the norm so it's a 7 day work week every day. And blah blah blah. Basically it all went to shit. Things didnt even get better on my 3rd deployment because once again my occupation wasn't needed but rather than let me join the line troops they stuffed me under a navy chief in the kitchen chopping carrots for 15 hours a day 4 months straight no breaks. Which is why I got the fuck out.

Had I stayed in my first duty station I would for sure been a sergeant by now, for sure reenlisted and for sure been happy as fuck. With those hours and perks I was averaging about 27 dollars an hour (monthly net/time spent at work) where as in new unit I was working way more hours but making the same since its salary so I averaged 10 bucks an hour. It all depends man. I know dudes who got stationed at maintenece only battalions where they literally 9-5 it with a 1 hour lunch and weekends off just working on fixing equipment. They love life and pickup rank super fast. Meanwhile my workaholic battalion killed my career.
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>>19130205
Last post I swear

The ungodly hours coupled with lethally unhealthy lifestyle basically crippled any chances of career advancement. I didnt have any time to workout and literally missed every cafeteria meal for 2 years due to work so I survived on ramen and protein bars, no time to cook at home, no time to do the required advancement courses to become a sergeant (its mandatory to get promoted but the command would never send me because "it's too busy right now here at work we cant spare anyone, maybe when things are less hectic". Even to GET OUT was a giant pain jumping through hoops and shit and the command STILL fucked me. I had 57 leave days saved up to take a nice long terminal vacation and they screwed me out of 32 of them. Those are now sold back at a discount so basically I lost like $2500 on my way out the door. The saving grace is the GI Bill, VA home loan, and the fact that I'm claiming the absolute fuck out of all my health issues and taking as much as I can from the VA in disability for all the damage done.
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>>19129428

Is that a Hurst Vertigate? How are they on the street?
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>>19130256
Kinda looks like a b&m megashifter/starshifter
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>>19130266

Yeah I don't see the separate reverse lever now. Stick looks like it has Hurst stamped on it though.
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>>19130256
Yeah, I really liked it, but nobody will ever figure out how to drive your car, you can take that as a good or bad.
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>>19130286
It was tucked against the bench seat.
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>>19130286
That's what I was looking for too that crazy little revere throw lever. Your right about the stamping though. I still havent driven my megashifter yet hopefully this weekend I'll get to, but I'm putting in a kickdown cable anyways
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>>19130295

Got it. I heard the pull handle to get it back up though the gears would always rattle and thats why most guys pulled them back out.
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>>19130304
It rattled at low RPM cruising, but I guarantee you could fix it with some butyl tape, I never did because everything else in the car rattled anyway
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I can confirm what 79scbro is talking about. I now work 745-330 (get off at 1 on every other Friday) with an hour lunch. I'm going into a job where the sterotype is "MSTs go to lunch and don't come back". But I can guaran-fuckin-tee there are plenty of non-rates needling a deck of a ship 14 hours a day and stuck out at sea, with their "home" being the size of a coffin making the exact same pay as me. Hell, they probably make less cause they don't get BaH and have to share a dorm room when not underway.
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>>19130234
>tfw i spent my enlistment going on boondoggle "deployments" to Japan, Thailand, and the fuckin' Bahamas

seriously wouldn't even call what i did work. more like fucking around with tools.
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>>19130375
Its what my cousin did in the airforce. No shame in it fuck it, and guess what we got the same benefits so who's the real retard? (Protip he drives a 79 supercharged camaro and identifies as a guy) what kept me going the whole time was thinking "goddam this is gonna look so good on my applications for police" which I'm not even doing anymore so fuck it lol. If I ever did went to go back to that though my DD214 is air fuckin tight booooooiiiii, I got Enduring Freedom in Jordan and Inherent Resolve (location and mission classified). Yupp thats right they classified it and gave me the GWOT E and a star on my GWOT lmao
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I fixed generators, forklifts, A.C. units, and everything else that entered the motor pool when I was in Iraq; it was amazing how Vietnam era generators ran flawlessly with regular servicing and maintenance.
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in the '90s, people thought of sixties cars and older as classics
in the '00s, people thought of seventies cars and older as classics
in the '10s, people still think seventies cars and older are classics, but not eighties or nineties.
we're almost in the 2020s and you all haven't moved on from your seventies boomer midlife crisis mobiles. Why are you holding onto this specific generation of cars?
I just got classic plates for my miata because I know it will piss off you retards.
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>>19130615
Because 80s had a massive shift in aesthetics. Therefore not classical.
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>>19130441
>>19130405
When my life was in the shitter i was going to join the navy as a nuclear tech assistant (i got a 96 on the asvab so i qualified) but i took an auto class at the CC and turned my life around. Any idea what would have happened if i went into the service. Sorry for the blogpost
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>>19130635
It's also because 1979 saw the start of the car as a "transportation appliance" and in a few years it was the general consensus.

Pic related is the best selling car in America in 1985; the Chevrolet Cavalier with the 88 HP I4.

Ten years prior, the best selling car was an Oldsmobile Cutlass with a 350 V8.

The crux of this came in the '00s, when attitudes started to switch as people wanted to have fun with their cars since they represented a substantial amount of their income.

It makes any car that's different stand out like a black spot on a white tablecloth; but, those were the exceptions, not the rule. Even until very recently, early '50s cars with flathead I6 engines got no appreciation. You still see that with /6 engines today.

To go back to the Miata example; it's a car that didn't suck in an era of shit, but it's nothing that was revolutionary or groundbreaking. It specs out within spitting distance of an MG.

Exceptional vehicles like the Mercedes AMGs, Buick Grand National, DeLorean, BMW M cars, etc. are considered classics; but, just barely and critics are quick to point out the lack of horsepower and poor acceleration compared to modern cars.

To understand wht so few cars from a 30-year span are disregarded, you have to realize that most were shit both aesthetically and mechanically. Many '70s cars are still seen this way, too.

Some of these cars may not be seen as classics until they become so old that they're deemed classics by default; it took the Model T until the '60s for this.
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>>19130797
>To understand why so many cars from a 30-year span are disregarded, you have to realize that most were shit both aesthetically and mechanically. Many '70s cars are still seen this way, too.

Can't type at 3:00 AM...
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>bored
>no real work left to be done on my car
>can't drive it because waiting on a driveshaft
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i was thinking about getting one of these but god damn do i hate that bumper
do they make good after market bumpers?
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>>19131849
No
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>>19129037
Where are you
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>>19129024
Someone is gonna have to tell me what is boomer about this. It's not my style, but it doesn't disgust me either. What is going on?
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>>19129037
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>>19131946
Love these little guys. ~6-8k for a good one is pretty steep for me though for what's essentially a fun car only.

>Unrelated:
Are warm hubs on a 4x4 normal? I just recently put brand new Warn hubs of my truck after it grenaded a hub + spindle and pulled me across 3 lanes of traffic.

Curious if the new setup should be warm to the touch too? Super paranoid about it obviously due to the last time. My other hub is pretty much ice cold by comparison and while the new one isn't scorching hot it's noticeably warmer and gets warmer depending on if I'm doing hiway/city driving.

Not making and hub or clicking noises so I'm not sure about it.
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>>19131979
6-8k would get you a showroom quality one. You can get a daily driver one for like 3-4k.
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>gloves
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>two weeks ago, the weekend was incredibly warm and sunny for the season
>next one was shite
>previous weekend was literally the perfect spring weather
Classics season has begun here in Frogistan, time for carspotting. Shame I was too retarded to grab my phone last time because there was some neat stuff I spotted in town, and it's just the beginning of the long spring and summer
>a fucking prewar Citroën Traction with the physical indicators instead of blinkers
>quick peek at a Citroën SM which makes a fucking absurd noise when it passes by
>Peugeot 304 convertible (the one james May had in the last TG episode for those not versed into frenchboxes)
>a Simca Aronde pretty clearly still being worked on ; a lesser known frenchbox from the late 50s/early 60s
>a blue original DS that a guy has actually been DDing forever
>an old London Taxi Cab, possibly from the 70s? wish I had taken a pic to dig in but I'm a retard
>a Morgan that might be brand new or 35 years old, all I know is these things sound fucking great and look better in person than they do on photos
I'll probably go boxspotting again this weekend if it's still so warm and sunny, and not be a retard this time. Mehari season should come any day now.
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>>19132158
Please do post more
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Why does the rear window on 70s camaros look so ugly? It's completely out of line with the other windows. Looks hideous.
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>>19126399
Wait you're black Coastie?
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>>19132215
I threw louvers over mine and I like it better, but then again 79 is a weird year for everything. I absolutely hate the fuckin berlinettas of the late 70s. The droopy nose, lack of rear spoiler or ground effects and rear window make it look like less camaro and more like a jaguar with fetal alcohol syndrome
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>>19127535
What's that red car on the right?
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>>19132217
Only part of me ;)
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>>19128804
It's not any worse, it's still just as bad
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>>19132236
>jaguar with fetal alcahol syndrome

the whole point of the body styling for the second gen was to make it look like a European sports car especially in the mid to late years of the second gen.
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>>19132265
Which is precisely what I hate about it. We went from the proto pony cars of the 60s to the split bumpers spoilers and wheel flares and hood scoops to a euro Nancy mobile with 150hp. Good thing the 3rd gen reverted back to being king of the trailer park mullet rides. Still haven't mounted my rear wheel spoiler kit unfortunately.
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>>19132284
Turd gens were styled to look like ricer imports
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>>19131849
They make tucked bumpers
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>>19132252
I can put a little black in you ;)

T. Black Coastie who also likes T/As
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>>19132302
No lo creo timoteo
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>>19132302
Speaking of which though, I got to see one of These babies in mint condition out in Okinawa. Shit was pure secks
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>>19130717
You would've most likely committed Chinese checkers dude. Nuke is probably the worst job in the military
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Who else owns an electrical nightmare?
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>>19132249
1969 cornet 500 convertible, it was my brothers first purchase but has been untouched since he bought it. Got it for 2k at a junkyard didn't realize it was rare until later.
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>>19131979
>for what's essentially a fun car only.
I DD'd one for some of my high school years and it was the most popular commuter car in the early 60s.
You can pick one up in good condition for 3-5k normally.
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Learned something new today, for all their bullshit smog and gun laws California did one thing right. They absolutely stacked the fuck out of Automotive Mechanics pay and compensation laws. No wonder everyone around here wants to be a mechanic right out of high school
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>>19132158
You see any mint Peugeot 404s? They make me rock hard
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I took a ride in a c3 corvette the other day and it just felt slow, like my modern 4 banger could out run it. He gunned it and just nothing, no high revs or anything. Seems like it was shifting fine however, just no kickdown. I know old cars are slow but I would have thought they had more gut.
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>>19132516
Reporting in.
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>>19133009
>drive a smog corvette
>wow why is it so slow!
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i fucking hate rust
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>>19133038
>that rust
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>>19133034
Don't be a nigger anon, theres slow and then theres 120hp 4 bangers could outrun you slow, I just wondering if it's meant to be like that or if somethings wrong with the transmission.
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>>19133009
Sounds about right hes probably got 170 hp at the crank
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>>19133050
seeing as its probably an absolutey choked SBC backedup by a slushbox yeah it should be slow.
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WTF do F bodies not have drip rails? Opened my door and it just fucking waterfalled into the cab.

Gonna put something like pic related on it... Also I can leave the window cracked so I'm not getting into an oven.
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>>19133169
Mine has some
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>>19131979
First off, holy shit that sounds terrifying. Second, what truck? Warn hubs have been the industry standard for medium and light duty trucks since the 50s. My 78 bronco has them and I just put a new set in.

So let me get this straight. After driving, one is cold and the other gets warm? And the one that gets warm is the one that exploded? I honestly don't know what temp is normal, ive never checked mine. Truck is undrivable at the moment too. I'd wager they're supposed to be the same temperature though. What all did you replace when it blew up? Are you sure the hub isn't partially locked or fully locked? Only other thing I can think is if you cranked a wheel bearing down too tight or have a spindle bearing going out or spun a bearings race or something.
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>>19133169
Please do not
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>>19132192
I don't really have any (unless you want photos of my C3 which isn't even a classic :^) )
That said I'm working at Le Mans for the month, I'll probably drop by the museum at some point during a day off. I've been there a while ago and it's full of great and some quite rare stuff, I can dump it in here once I get to it but it's all going to be phone pics.
>>19132928
Old Peug are not that common, especially compared to Renault and Citroëns that were made in greater numbers or Simcas that are quite older but have a very dedicated community even now.
Which is kinda sad because they're breddy gud.
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>>19133177
Drip rails or visors?
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>>19132736
Fuck yeah man, great score
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>>19133316
Theyre kinda like rain gutters on houses
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>>19133501
I'd like to have them... Thank God my seals are good
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Put it up for sale. Going to see what happens. If i keep it, black steelies and lowering the rear end.
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I figured someone here would like this

https://mobile.craigslist.org/cto/d/1965-sport-fury-runs-perfect/6590454256.html
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>>19133267
I thought they made almost 2 million 404s
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>>19133733
Thing is, a lot of the common cars of that era went to the scrapeyard after two or three owners, aside from the ones with a dedicated "fanbase" and/or a long production run (see the big Citroëns, 2CVs, 4L).
Also when it comes to Peugeot in particular, a lot of their sales were in North-Africa for a while.
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>>19133216
I replaced everything, spindle, every bearing, hubs, race, basically everything but the axle.

One is luke warm and the other is warm but not as much. It's the one I replaced that's warmer so that's why I'm a little worried about it.

Dodge W250. Dana 60.
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>>19133803
Possibly didn't add enough fluid or something is keeping as much from getting to that hub?
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>>19122755
What car
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>>19133592
Ad?
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>>19133865
1962 catilina 421 Swiss cheese car
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>>19133852
Maybe will have to check it out tomorrow. GOing to lift it to double check the hub is disengaging too.
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>>19133874
https://kansascity.craigslist.org/cto/d/1967-gmc-2wd-3-4/6586565257.html
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>>19133994
Not serious about looking or anything but I'm curious...could I drive this back to Houston without issue?
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Alright... I found the most RETARDED Boomer out there... I'll give you a teaser because I want to wait till the next thread to post it.

>Copart
>Chevelle
>Trade
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>>19134005
51 year old truck, but if you don't drive like a maniac it might. Other than the brakes failing, which i repaired, it hasn't given me any other major issues.
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Not ccg related but I may or may not be stranded here at UTI about 50 miles from home. So starting yesterday I noticed my Durango (2000, 5.2L) leaking coolant. It only does it after I shut her down from a long drive. When I start her back up the water temp will be abnormally high just past midway on the gauge and stay there until I get moving. Engine rpm is directly inversely related to temperature, the faster I go the cooler she runs. If I catch traffic itll start creeping up past the midway point on the gauge. From what I could tell getting underneath the car and also from looking over the top its dripping down around the top of the crank pulley. Using logic I think it's a faulty water pump shaft seal since that would account for it sealing under rpm but then leaking at idle or off. also I've been hearing belt squeal from part throttle/ off idle which I would assume is from play in the shaft. I've lost quite a bite of coolant but I have 2 gallons of distilled water and maybe a quart of antifreeze in my trunk. Going back home the sun will be down and there shouldn't be traffic so I should be able to stay in the rep range that keeps my water pump sealed the whole way home. Thoughts?
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>>19122755
That looks like the wildcat at hershey park
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>>19134016
Next thread better disqualify the Honda Miata. We've made it abundantly clear why.
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>>19134211
is it going to be a permanent addition to the pasta?
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>>19134230
It should be; yes. They have their own generals.
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>>19134159
I'd take more water and loosen the radiator cap so no coolant pressure. Run the heater so you know that you still have coolant flow.
If your cooling system is the kind that only draws coolant into the engine as it cools off (you put coolant in a reservoir with a radiator cap on it), then you have a problem since you can't top off the system.
Don't try driving it home if you have an alternative.
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>>19133803
As long as it isn't steaming hot, I wouldn't worry about it. How well did you grease everything? Only thing I can think of other than a bearing being too tight, would be not enough grease. Did you pack the bearings well and add enough extra grease inside the hub, surrounding the bearings?

>>19133852
Gear oil doesn't lubricate the hubs. It is sealed within the axle housing. Only thing lubricating the wheel bearings is axle grease.

>>19134159
You're probably low on coolant by now. Might be the cause. Also did you check your fans?

>>19134211
Whats the joke with "honda" miata?
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>>19134454
>Whats the joke with "honda" miata?
prolly because we're all boomers that think it's the same thing.

also nice get.
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pure sex
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forgot pic
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>>19134552
>when wheels used to look good.
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>>19134552
I agree rally II is the best looking rim ever made.
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>>19134621
That looks good. Is that on your car?

>>19134458
Most of actually aren't boomers but everybody else probably thinks we are.
>454
Thanks not letting that go unchecked, I didn't catch it.

On a car related note but not ccg related note, for a few days I've been dealing with a throttle cutting out issue on a customer's car. No codes so we have nothing to go off of but data. I was able to setup out wireless obd antenna, that feeds data to our consult 3 laptop, as wireless recorder. So that when the vehicle acts up, I can just press the cruise control cancel button on the steering wheel, it records everything, then downloads the data back to the laptop when I reconnect it. Pretty freakin sweet, makes my job a lot easier. Been driving this car home every night.
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>>19134458
Yes; that's the joke, and it combines two general here as well, so, it's a double win.
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>>19134770
>That looks good. Is that on your car?
No, my duster is a piece of shit right now, i hope it'll look like that next year, it has the same paint underneath a thick ass layer of rattlecan.
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>>19134866
We all hope our classics will look good someday. I really want to do paint and body on my bronco but it won't be useable as an offroad truck anymore. Oh well.
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Fixed most of the car parts relating to the CIS, brakes, relay, tires, gas tank, fuel pumps, headlight, buff and wax
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I've got an interesting little item that I'm going to sell; not a car, but an accessory, that I'll post in the new thread.
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>>19134454
Honestly wouldn't know, never had a 4wd.

>>19134159
I think you'll be good. Just keep an eye on the temp and all.

Any idea what could be causing a misfire? It's the cylinder on the driver side, closest to the nose of the car. I know there is spark coming through the wire, but has no effect on the idle if it's attached to the plug or not. All plugs, wires, rotor, and cap are all new.
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my 200 six short block is back from the machine shop

I've got an itty bitty cam (206* .420" 112*) to throw in it.

I wanted to run 9.5:1 comp but I've realized ethanol isn't going to be practical in the midsouth.

Head hasn't been touched yet. I've got 302 valve springs and a weber 32/36 for it.

What compression range should I shoot for running 87 octane with flat top pistons?
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>>19135125
it won't knock at 9.5
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>>19135121
Did you actually confirm the spark with the plug still attached or are you guessing?
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>>19135186
>>19135186
New thread
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>>19135149
depends. if he has open chamber heads it might.




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