• What did you work on today? (DIY pros ITT)
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Got a $20 tip from a nice old guy who brought in a Bronco II for me to put a starter on. And that also gave me the cash to buy *hopefully* my next ride.
Does hitting a hawk with your car count?
Hopefully it doesn't rain tomorrow so I can change my coolant temerature sensor and that should finally turn off my SES light
Pulled harness out of civic... Time to track down wiring gremlins! [editline]18th February 2012[/editline] Also drove a C5 Corvette for like 30 minutes. Was fun.
Before: [img]http://i.imgur.com/zFRn6h.jpg[/img] After: [img]http://i.imgur.com/YBIGah.jpg[/img]
just finished replacing the front park brake cable on my truck. thinking about selling it for a car. 81 toyota 4wd long bed for a yaris?
[QUOTE=Smoot;34758765]Before: [img]http://i.imgur.com/zFRn6h.jpg[/img] After: [img]http://i.imgur.com/YBIGah.jpg[/img][/QUOTE] ...I don't think that looks better
[QUOTE=Smoot;34758765]Before: After: [/QUOTE] It looks like your front bumper isn't on right, or maybe it's just the angle
[QUOTE=AugustBurnsRed;34759880]It looks like your front bumper isn't on right, or maybe it's just the angle[/QUOTE] This is sort of correct. There is a crack in the front of the bumper from the previous owner that makes it a little lower. It is on my to do list.
Spent the morning changing a throttle cable. Old one just plain stopped working for some reason. we knew it was going out and had a new one on hand so it wasn't a big deal, 20 minutes to swap 'em. [editline]18th February 2012[/editline] [QUOTE=thattaco;34758883]just finished replacing the front park brake cable on my truck. thinking about selling it for a car. 81 toyota 4wd long bed for a yaris?[/QUOTE] Please don't. Firstly that thing isn't worth the metal it's made of. 80s pickups just don't hold value, you MIGHT get $500 or so out of it. Secondly, it's a Hilux. Those things NEVER DIE! You can set it on fire, drown it in the ocean, put it on a 14 story building and blow the building up, ram it into a tree, drive it down some stairs, ram it through a shed, and thunk a wrecking ball into it, and it will still start and drive. Keep it. You will need it when the apocalypse happens.
[QUOTE=TestECull;34764295]Spent the morning changing a throttle cable. Old one just plain stopped working for some reason. we knew it was going out and had a new one on hand so it wasn't a big deal, 20 minutes to swap 'em. [editline]18th February 2012[/editline] Please don't. Firstly that thing isn't worth the metal it's made of. 80s pickups just don't hold value, you MIGHT get $500 or so out of it. Secondly, it's a Hilux. Those things NEVER DIE! You can set it on fire, drown it in the ocean, put it on a 14 story building and blow the building up, ram it into a tree, drive it down some stairs, ram it through a shed, and thunk a wrecking ball into it, and it will still start and drive. Keep it. You will need it when the apocalypse happens.[/QUOTE] But thats the diesel model.
[QUOTE=Del91;34764878]But thats the diesel model.[/QUOTE] The 22R is just as tough as the diesel in that truck.
Got a set of coilovers on my friends Bora today in an hour and a half. Record time! Quite a nice drop: [img]http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/404843_10150535458736012_604591011_9243053_964004465_n.jpg[/img] The driveshaft is making a bit of a racket after the 40mm drop, dread to think how it'll sound after 100mm!
[QUOTE=Smoot;34758765]Before: [img]http://i.imgur.com/zFRn6h.jpg[/img] After: [img]http://i.imgur.com/YBIGah.jpg[/img][/QUOTE] uh what did you do? the only difference i'm seeing is the way you parked
[QUOTE=sam.clarke;34770924]Got a set of coilovers on my friends Bora today in an hour and a half. Record time! Quite a nice drop: [img]http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/404843_10150535458736012_604591011_9243053_964004465_n.jpg[/img] The driveshaft is making a bit of a racket after the 40mm drop, dread to think how it'll sound after 100mm![/QUOTE] My friend took around 8+ hours to put in his coilovers and lower control arms. Snapped the bolt off on one of the control arms and the rubber piece around the bolt (Don't remember what it's called) melted to the bolt and control arm, took forever to get the control arm out. In short, dealing with stupid shit the last owner did sucks. (Put in the bolt wrong or something.)
Ripped apart my dads radio for his truck, trying to see if the potentiometer went bad. Also NEVER get a yaris they are slow as fuck, and so generic it's not even funny my friends girlfriend has one and I'm pretty sure we got passed by a scooter when the yaris was floored. I mean fuck they threw a turbo on it and was only able to achieve 150 on the stock motor(109 stock), my goddamn volvo made 180hp(110 stock) when I threw a 48 trim @ 8 psi on it, It makes more then that now FYI.
[QUOTE=Soldier32;34773400]uh what did you do? the only difference i'm seeing is the way you parked[/QUOTE] I removed the molding on the doors.
[QUOTE=The Jackal;34773768]Ripped apart my dads radio for his truck, trying to see if the potentiometer went bad. Also NEVER get a yaris they are slow as fuck, and so generic it's not even funny my friends girlfriend has one and I'm pretty sure we got passed by a scooter when the yaris was floored. I mean fuck they threw a turbo on it and was only able to achieve 150 on the stock motor(109 stock), my goddamn volvo made 180hp(110 stock) when I threw a 48 trim @ 8 psi on it, It makes more then that now FYI.[/QUOTe] my truck only had 95hp when when was new, 31 years ago. i would be happy if it is at that now. plus who buys an eco car to fly? but was up to 85mph on the test drive. was really quiet and steady. if i wanna go fast i have the motorcycle and it still is kinda slow. i am past the age of speeding everywhere. hell i have done 140mph in my old lexus several times, dont care to do that anymore. the one i am looking at is a base manual. no way am i getting an auto.i want to drive a volester normal and turbo before i make my decision. working on the mustang i keep, sport line springs and modified bumps 2.25 drop all the way around, i think its almost too low. before [img]http://www.customtacos.com/gallery2/data/500/medium/0015.JPG[/img] after [img]http://www.customtacos.com/gallery2/data/500/medium/0062.JPG[/img] [img]http://www.customtacos.com/gallery2/data/500/medium/0016.JPG[/img] and today it is snowing got about 2inches down right now. cars gets covered back up,for winter.
[QUOTE=Smoot;34774938]I removed the molding on the doors.[/QUOTE] oh thanks i see it now.
[QUOTE=TestECull;34770540]The 22R is just as tough as the diesel in that truck.[/QUOTE] This is true. [editline]19th February 2012[/editline] As posted in General, replaced my CTS, a whole lot less hassle than I thought. And my check engine light is gone! Put 2 pints in my Transmission too because it was pretty low. I think I probably only needed a pint and a half though. :\ [editline]19th February 2012[/editline] Oh and I changed my headlights too. At $15.00 a bulb... One of my high beams was burnt out, and my driver side head light looked like it took a rock. It had a hole in it and was starting to fill up with water, so it was bound to burn out soon too. I was just gonna replace the two, but I bought two bulbs and it turned out the low beams and the high beams have different connectors on the back. :\
[IMG]http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y99/aqua-lover/IMG_20120219_174013.jpg[/IMG] Finished replacing the clutch on this Saturn I just bought. Overall not that bad of a job, I found a perforated axle boot while doing it, but that's basically the only surprise. Managed to do the whole thing without dropping the subframe. I just have to deal with replacing the rusted muffler and it'll be driveable on a daily basis. Not bad for a $700 car and a couple hundred bucks in parts. I think the previous owner was looking at an $800+ bill for having the clutch replaced and decided it wasn't worth it. These cars generally go for around $1500-$2000, so I can spend a lot more money before I start feeling upside down. Eventually the headliner needs to be dealt with and two of the plastic body panels need replacing. The fender has a small hole, and a rear quarter panel has a big hole that was filled in with bondo and poorly painted. Now the paint's cracking off and the bondo is deteriorating. I don't know why you wouldn't just replace the panel, it unscrews and comes off in about five minutes. Easier to spray a whole panel than to screw around with filler.
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Yea the 22r is hard to kill. Timing chain guides are the weak link. Stock is plastic. I have metal for lc engineering Always like the Saturn anti dent fenders. They don't dent the shatter.
Been spending all weekend on my bike, Suzuki RMX 50. Got my license today woooooooopity wooooooooop. :D
Put The roll bar on the comanche, it was just sitting in the bed in the other pics. Also my phone auto changes the to Tue
22r are a upgraded version of propane forklift engine.
As far as outdated Toyota engines, I've always liked the 3T more than any R series motor. Hella hemi
[QUOTE=ThermalArc;34793396]22r are a upgraded version of propane forklift engine.[/QUOTE] So? The 300ci I6 in my F150 is just an upgraded tractor engine. Doesn't change the fact that it's a damn good motor, and the same goes for the 22R. Just because it started out life as a forklift engine doesn't mean it's a bad unit. Hell, an industrial heritage often makes for engines that last and last and last and bloody last. 300,000 miles is not uncommon for a well maintained 22R.
PASSED SMOG! Now all i need to do is get the header wrapped and then it can all go on
Just move to valencia county, and never worry about smog or noise or anything like that again.
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