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Old 05-16-2019, 12:08 PM   #481
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Dammit man. Looks like me and the 10 bolt are going to be hanging out and drinking beers together for a while.
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Old Yesterday, 07:06 AM   #482
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Maxed out free space on Flickr has really bummed me out for posting. No pics no care lol


Guess ill do a little catch up.

Fresh rearend was installed and has been working fine since late May, had started working through small details car needed. Tuning etc. Had car running/driving/shifting better than it ever had since I've owned it. I wanted to get dome lights working and some relays installed for the rear tailgate glass to get a full 12 volts in hope of making it work better reliably. I out sourced that work, and it turned in to a snowball of apparently my fuse box was not appropriately wired to go to circuit it listed. So he moved the box up right under my gauges under dash and did a significant re-work to make it serviceable as well as correcting lots of bad terminations and making each circuit go to what box was marked.

After missing Street Machine Nats and 1 autocross event. Pushing into a 3 week stint at his house. Car wouldn't run without a jumper wire in box, and efans not functional, speedo not working correctly, trans wouldn't shift or lock converter.

Got it home, and basically has been radio silence from guy to help get it fixed. So I dropped car off June 17th, got it back on July 6th. And its been sitting in garage collecting cobb webs since because it pissed me off that I had a running /driving car and now I don't. So I kicked off home projects and let it sit.

I have some pretty amazing friends in my circle, and one of them came by while I was at work. And we had spent maybe 6 hrs together weeks before that messing with it. We knew we needed an ignition run/hot and hadn't found where that was missing. He found that pink behind my gauges cut and going to nothing. So he connected it back to ignition switch and car is back to going again.

As of last night I put fuse box back together, inner fender back in, wheels back on. And test drove to make sure I had transmission function. all checked out. I had previously went ahead and rewired my efans from scratch. So as of now, my know problems are:: Speedo bangs around about 20mph within range of where speed is at. I need to find the wire off the trans harness to connect to taillight wiring to make backup lights work, now with full 12v to tailgate my halfassed repair on gear gave up the ghost, and unrelated to wiring-driver head gasket is leaking.

I had registered to do AutoFest in Kodiak TN in late Sept to run an autocross event and finally get to meet Adam, and Jeff. I had basically given up on that, but maybe... maybe if I focus. I can get headgaskets done and try to make that happen still.
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Old Yesterday, 08:07 AM   #483
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Come on, head gaskets are a Saturday (or less) of work! Pop heads off, clean up, cinch back down! Get er dun!

PS - we just nailed down our hotel. Staying at Fairfield Inn across from the Smokies Stadium. Thursday night to Sunday morning. You need to come out, the trip over to the Dragon's Tail is going to be great!
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Come on, head gaskets are a Saturday (or less) of work! Pop heads off, clean up, cinch back down! Get er dun!

PS - we just nailed down our hotel. Staying at Fairfield Inn across from the Smokies Stadium. Thursday night to Sunday morning. You need to come out, the trip over to the Dragon's Tail is going to be great!
Funny....I traded the SS because I didn't want to deal with head gasket problems........
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Old Yesterday, 08:44 AM   #485
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Come on, head gaskets are a Saturday (or less) of work! Pop heads off, clean up, cinch back down! Get er dun!

PS - we just nailed down our hotel. Staying at Fairfield Inn across from the Smokies Stadium. Thursday night to Sunday morning. You need to come out, the trip over to the Dragon's Tail is going to be great!
I probably need to go ahead and do hotel. And if I can't make it, cancel it
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