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Re: Mechanic Stuff
« Reply #450 on: July 03, 2020, 04:05:21 pm »
I've been working on this little side project ...



A friend of mine bought as a roller, and paid a supposed VW expert to put a motor in it.
Well, the guy was a hack. It barely ran.

After lots of carb tuning, a new distributor installed correctly, plugs & wires, and a rebuilt muffler, it runs pretty good. It is so strange to drive.

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Re: Mechanic Stuff
« Reply #451 on: July 03, 2020, 05:10:53 pm »
I've been working on this little side project ...



A friend of mine bought as a roller, and paid a supposed VW expert to put a motor in it.
Well, the guy was a hack. It barely ran.

After lots of carb tuning, a new distributor installed correctly, plugs & wires, and a rebuilt muffler, it runs pretty good. It is so strange to drive.



Is the cooling fan setup like a Beetle or is it a flat motor?

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« Reply #452 on: July 03, 2020, 05:11:28 pm »
Is the cooling fan setup like a Beetle or is it a flat motor?

It's a pancake, or whatever.

Like this:

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« Reply #453 on: July 03, 2020, 05:22:46 pm »
It's a pancake, or whatever.

Like this:



Later model. Very nice.

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« Reply #454 on: July 03, 2020, 05:26:07 pm »
Later model. Very nice.

It's for sale.  :winkguy:
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« Reply #455 on: July 06, 2020, 06:20:43 am »
I've been working on this little side project ...

A friend of mine bought as a roller, and paid a supposed VW expert to put a motor in it.
Well, the guy was a hack. It barely ran.

After lots of carb tuning, a new distributor installed correctly, plugs & wires, and a rebuilt muffler, it runs pretty good. It is so strange to drive.
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« Reply #456 on: July 06, 2020, 08:11:11 am »
Your knees are the occupant safety impact crush zone.

Good thing I have fat knees.
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« Reply #457 on: July 06, 2020, 04:48:56 pm »
Had a rough start to a great camping trip over the weekend. 2.5 hours into a 3.5 hour drive the engine on my Suburban suddenly lost power while climbing to an 8300 foot summit. I cooled it off, dropped the camper trailer on the side of the road and limped it into the next town with a loud rod knock. We ended up renting a Uhaul to tow the trailer. That Suburban served us well for 12 years (it's a '99) but now it is off to its final rusting place.

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« Reply #458 on: July 07, 2020, 06:28:36 am »
Had a rough start to a great camping trip over the weekend. 2.5 hours into a 3.5 hour drive the engine on my Suburban suddenly lost power while climbing to an 8300 foot summit. I cooled it off, dropped the camper trailer on the side of the road and limped it into the next town with a loud rod knock. We ended up renting a Uhaul to tow the trailer. That Suburban served us well for 12 years (it's a '99) but now it is off to its final rusting place.

Bummer!!
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« Reply #459 on: July 08, 2020, 03:03:28 pm »
Had a rough start to a great camping trip over the weekend. 2.5 hours into a 3.5 hour drive the engine on my Suburban suddenly lost power while climbing to an 8300 foot summit. I cooled it off, dropped the camper trailer on the side of the road and limped it into the next town with a loud rod knock. We ended up renting a Uhaul to tow the trailer. That Suburban served us well for 12 years (it's a '99) but now it is off to its final rusting place.

Is it a 454? I'll buy it
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Re: Mechanic Stuff
« Reply #460 on: July 09, 2020, 10:46:54 am »
Is it a 454? I'll buy it


Yep, a 454. If you want to tow it 2000 miles I'll make you a good deal on it, if you can pick it up before the salvage yard fixes their tow truck.

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« Reply #461 on: July 09, 2020, 11:59:55 am »
Yep, a 454. If you want to tow it 2000 miles I'll make you a good deal on it, if you can pick it up before the salvage yard fixes their tow truck.

It's so far!  :lockedup:
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« Reply #462 on: July 09, 2020, 12:02:00 pm »
It's so far!  :lockedup:

That's how I felt broken down on the side of the road 2 hours from home trying to figure out how to move a 7000 pound trailer.

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« Reply #463 on: July 09, 2020, 12:03:34 pm »
That's how I felt broken down on the side of the road 2 hours from home trying to figure out how to move a 7000 pound trailer.

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« Reply #464 on: July 09, 2020, 01:13:16 pm »
Reminds me of when my El Camino's engine dropped a valve halfway between Green River and Moab. 40 mile tow = $$$ (AAA only covered like 10 miles), then I had to rent a Uhaul and trailer to tow the dumb thing all the way back to Kentucky.
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« Reply #465 on: July 09, 2020, 02:39:56 pm »
Customer asked to balance all the tires because the sturring wheel be shaking.
Tire teks balance them and send it.
Customer brings back, sturrin wheel still be shakin.
I spend at least an hour looking the thing over, test driving, etc.. Then I find the problem. A bulge in one of the front tires. Fucking tire guys.  :rage:
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« Reply #466 on: July 09, 2020, 07:12:00 pm »
I got a $20-off coupon for Northern Tool. Thinking about picking this up.
https://m.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200715244_200715244
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« Reply #467 on: July 09, 2020, 07:22:50 pm »
Can you apply the coupon code multiple times?
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« Reply #468 on: July 09, 2020, 07:33:00 pm »
I got a $20-off coupon for Northern Tool. Thinking about picking this up.
https://m.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200715244_200715244
Free shipment too.
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« Reply #469 on: July 09, 2020, 08:17:48 pm »
Can you apply the coupon code multiple times?

No, it says "one time use" in the fine print. :huh:
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« Reply #470 on: July 09, 2020, 08:19:41 pm »
But seriously, I'm getting this one

https://m.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200659137_200659137

$69.99 benchtop drill press, with a $10 off coupon. Can't beat that.
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Re: Mechanic Stuff
« Reply #471 on: July 11, 2020, 07:11:47 pm »
Customer asked to balance all the tires because the sturring wheel be shaking.
Tire teks balance them and send it.
Customer brings back, sturrin wheel still be shakin.
I spend at least an hour looking the thing over, test driving, etc.. Then I find the problem. A bulge in one of the front tires. Fucking tire guys.  :rage:

I thought I had balances issues but a tire was seriously warped. But the tire guy caught it before doing anything else....
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« Reply #472 on: July 12, 2020, 07:22:45 am »
I thought I had balances issues but a tire was seriously warped. But the tire guy caught it before doing anything else....

Sometimes my tire guys just get in a hurry.
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Re: Mechanic Stuff
« Reply #473 on: July 29, 2020, 01:14:31 pm »
Why are wipers so expensive? Mid-grade for 2 turns out to be $44.
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« Reply #474 on: July 29, 2020, 01:57:41 pm »
Why are wipers so expensive? Mid-grade for 2 turns out to be $44.

Wipers are a scam. What happened to the $2 rubber refills? They disappeared from stores. And then wiper prices went up to $15-30 each.

Buy your wipers on Rock Auto, but order several pairs so the shipping is worth it.
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« Reply #475 on: July 29, 2020, 02:07:29 pm »
I got a set of Trico Force wipers on Fiesta. Pretty happy. Little airfoils keep the wipers down at high speeds. LOL
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« Reply #476 on: August 02, 2020, 03:52:08 pm »
Lady comes in with a Buick Century. Has already purchased a thermostat and requests that we install it.

Fast forward two months.

Same lady comes in for CEL. Code is for coolant temp below threshold. We find out the thermostat that she bought was a high flow, and cooler temp than factory.

Lady demands that we replace it under warranty.
No, we don't provide any warranty on customer-supplied parts.

But since I can't stand this shit, I just order the correct thetmostat and install it. While I was in there, I noticed the coolant was very low, and the rad hose had a visible hole rotted through it.

Lady flips out, refuses to pay for anything, and demands her car back.

Fuck that bitch. I didn't even top it off with water. Her car was nasty anyway.
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« Reply #477 on: August 03, 2020, 01:36:40 pm »
Why don't people answer their phones today!?
I have three cars diagnosed and written up for parts and labor, but I can't do anything.
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« Reply #478 on: August 03, 2020, 01:39:22 pm »
I'm just going to keep diag'ing shit. Fuck it.
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« Reply #479 on: August 03, 2020, 02:20:13 pm »
I'm just going to keep diag'ing shit. Fuck it.
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