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Old 11-06-2018, 07:43 PM   #661
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Trim came in, man does it look good but unfortunately it's made the original look really bad. I'd like to wet sand and buff out the original pieces but that's way far off the radar.





Been driving it to work in between rain. aCar app is reporting 22mpg. I can't get a positive full tank due to the neck design so I haven't been able to calculate it myself.
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Old 11-07-2018, 07:01 PM   #662
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Old 11-27-2018, 09:11 AM   #663
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Nothing really to report, just throwing down miles on it (4,300 so far) and enjoying the cold air power boost. Breaks third gear loose pretty easy now, have to watch getting on it as it kicked sideways during the last ride along, little bit of a pucker moment..

Got a bunch of look good parts coming for it to fill in the holes in the body (stay tuned, Christmas presents), can't wait to finally get that done. Hopefully can start concentrating on the interior after that.

Also ordered a set of flowmaster 3" tail pipes. Got the cyber deal on them, much less expensive then going to a shop or trying to make the summit racing pipes work. I can use the summit tailpipes to make an h or x pipe setup when I get the time. These should fit WAY better: https://www.summitracing.com/parts/f...saAvlzEALw_wcB

Buddy at napa was asking me about my headlights last night. Seems he has put up with a couple of people coming in complaining about their headlights in their older cars not putting out any light. I'd cleaned the contacts on the firewall bulkhead and am using the silverado headlight relays to power the lights. They're bright and white, took a pic last night on the ride home. This is just the low beams.

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Old 11-28-2018, 07:38 AM   #664
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Just a public service announcement for everyone tagging along.

DO NOT USE CHINESE RADIATOR CAPS!!!

I know better. I had a nice Stant cap with the pressure relief valve built into it. When I installed the hood, the pressure relief valve was too high and the hood wouldn't close. I had this cap laying around, it came with the overflow tank I'd purchased. Last night on the way home from work I smelled a little coolant. Popped the hood, cap was on it's way off. Figured I could just push it down and tighten it back. As soon as my thumb hit the cap it blew off, shooting coolant straight up my jacket sleeve. If your cap is loose or leaking, wait for it to cool down. Figured I knew what I was doing. It's nothing life threatening but got coolant in my mouth, sprayed my face, and my daughter was standing at the driver's fender, luckily she didn't get hit. It sprayed all the way up the garage steps and covered the underside of the hood as well. Don't be a dumbazz Hotwire.



Shower really brought the colors out this morning.

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Old 11-28-2018, 09:03 AM   #665
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Dude, that sucks. I had the cap on the SS blow off on me as well. I thought I had waited long enough for it to cool, I was wrong. Worst part was the scalding hot water soaked into my T-shirt that I then had to strip off while in burning pain. That sucked bad.

Glad your daughter didn't get the spray and that your burns aren't worse than they are.
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Old 11-28-2018, 02:02 PM   #666
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Bad deal. I almost always use a towel/rag or something if I question it at all to hopefully divert coolant away if that were to happen.


I had douched my foot with 200* water over summer with a sock/shoe on... that was brutal.. couldn't get shoe/sock off fast enough. definitely hurt like hell.. blistered 2 toes.
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Old 11-29-2018, 07:40 AM   #667
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Thanks guys, I'd never had a cap just pop off like that before. I was bracing for heating up my fingers twisting the cap but was not expecting that much of a energetic eruption. That chinese cap was rated at 16lbs, coupled with the fact I think the car has a chinese rad, tolerances don't match up and the tabs under the cap weren't holding. New napa cap is installed, it's 13lbs, everything is working per normal for now.

Just nuts it took this long before it started messing up, maybe the extreme temperature swings driving it in the cold? Has been in the 20s when I leave out in the morning.
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Old 11-30-2018, 07:36 AM   #668
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Brown Santa is dropping boxes at daily rate!!!

After almost 2 years of ownership, I finally know who built the car. Project NoMoreHoles in action!



Excitement turned to dismay was quick on this unboxing. What in the flying f*ck.. Trying to stay away from Chinese parts is one thing, but seriously?? Going to see if there are any other brands out there and ship these back. I'll gladly spend more than $65 to NOT put these on the car. (notice the gold sticker of absolute quality)

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Are you concerned about quality or where the dollars go?
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Old 11-30-2018, 08:45 AM   #670
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More or less both.. Considering US plants are closing down and one day my job will end up in the Philippines, I'm a little sensitive to these things. Buying a chinese consumable is one thing, but paying $65 for a part made in Taiwan that probably cost $10, then that part is the styling and design of a classic car that you will see every time you look at it.. I don't want that.
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