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Old 01-18-2017, 08:59 AM   #31
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Lol I've had to put on the blinders and just tackle one thing at a time. I'm getting a little overwhelmed with trying to tackle needs over wants. Headed out to get title work done!
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Old 01-18-2017, 09:12 AM   #32
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Lol I've had to put on the blinders and just tackle one thing at a time. I'm getting a little overwhelmed with trying to tackle needs over wants. Headed out to get title work done!
That has been my biggest complaint. I anticipated buying new bumpers/grille/bezels etc. things that are on aesthetic improvement list... but instead I continue to have to do mechanical repair to keep car rolling.

Right now trans is broke, head gasket leaks, AC compressor is locked up... so aesthetics are still having to wait.
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Old 01-18-2017, 04:04 PM   #33
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I applaud your motivation.

The older I get, the less I have any desire to tackle a project of that magnitude lol.
Hell, I have had to do much much more "fixes/udgrades" on my car than I anticipated doing.
I'm right there with you on this thought process. I really think once I get the V8 into my dime and get it up and running, I am done with projects. At least for a while. I just don't feel like messing with stuff anymore. But at the same time I have had the S10 for close to 20 years now and for the vast majority of those years I've wanted a L31 Vortec 350 under the hood. So before I quit I feel like I need to make this one happen now or it'll never happen.
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Old 01-19-2017, 07:24 AM   #34
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I understand that. Went junkyard running yesterday trying to track down a decent set of seats and picked up the brake brackets for Rob. I didn't enjoy the yards like I normally do, that aggravated me as that was something I enjoyed doing. I did find a REALLY nice set of mercedes seats, heated, cooled, even had some type of pulse button I guess for massaging? Might pick them up, just they were wet from sitting in the car and rain. That might turn into a wiring nightmare though, not sure how much merc info is out there.

Registered the car, now I have a year to get it road worthy, put ins on it, get temp tag, then drive it to the license and theft bureau so they can inspect it before I get a real tag and title. All classic cars from out of state have to run through this before title work is done. Raised a flag for me so I'm just going to invest the smallest amount I can to get it safely/reliably down the road so it can be inspected. Would suck to start dumping money into it and a rollback show up.

On that note I blew $184 at napa getting rotors, bearings, seals, pads, brake fluid, headlight switch, power steering fluid, and hoses. Want to dial the brakes in and get all the safety stuff done before I go any further. Also purchased some AGC fuses, betting I'm going to need them getting into the wiring.

Had to read codes on a neighbor's car, top off his trans fluid, yes I said his.. My welder buddy stopped by to check the car out and catch up on things, diagnosed a couple wiring issues on a 89 F350 diesel, then did a lot of matress/furniture moving for the missus, no garage time. I will be in the garage tonight AND the doors will be closed.
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Old 01-19-2017, 09:16 AM   #35
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was looking @ summitracing tubular a-arms, they looked decent, had delrin bushings, and all the features I could live with, good price, but unfortunately found out they're made in china. NEXT!
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Old 01-19-2017, 10:08 AM   #36
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was looking @ summitracing tubular a-arms, they looked decent, had delrin bushings, and all the features I could live with, good price, but unfortunately found out they're made in china. NEXT!
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Brand-New-64...BYKngK&vxp=mtr

These are what I ended up with, I was VERY skeptical I wanted to go this route. Did a bunch of research on forums etc. They look almost identical to Global West arms. The failure on these is cheap taper stud ball joint. I couldn't find any other complaints/issues/cracks in welds/ fitment issues nothing really.

I work in a parts store, so I intended to use MOG in any arm I bought anyway. So that's what I did. I have almost 7 months and 4000 miles on mine. No problem.
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Those look exactly like the summitracing arms.
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Old 01-19-2017, 05:01 PM   #38
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Those look exactly like the summitracing arms.
There are numerous vendors selling same arms under different labels. All same Chinese stuff. CPP sells them as a economy arm lol.
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Old 01-20-2017, 11:05 PM   #39
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Cool

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And ceramic coated long tubes

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Old 01-21-2017, 08:12 AM   #40
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