• What did you work on today? (DIY pros ITT)
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This one's a 360. My sister had an identical truck, but it was a short bed, and had manual windows.
Manual windows are fine by me. Power's nice but I don't need it. Yours have the automatic?
Of course. The manual transmission option was few and far between on the V8 models.
All the power windows broke on the durango, and then the back two started working again. The front passenger eventually fell inside the door, so we were forced to try and replace it. We bought a whole new motor and track off of ebay for $50 and it didn't take us too long to get it all replaced and working like new. We never got to the drivers window by the time it was sold, though. That made drive-throughs a bitch.
[QUOTE=bradley;34953904]Of course. The manual transmission option was few and far between on the V8 models.[/QUOTE] I wish you the best keeping it working, then. The '96 minivan we have is sitting parked because it's got no fourth gear anymore and the tranny fluid is burnt. It's hardly been abused, maintenance records are immaculate, and it only has 160,000 miles. Worst part is that's not the first time it's had transmission problems. It's been Schrodinger's Transmission for six months now, caught between a state of working and broken the entire time. Fucking ultradrives...I have half a mind to try to stuff an A555 manual down in there, but then I remember how much of a bitch it is to work on that van. On the bright side, if I remember correctly, your Ram has a close relative of the Torqueflite 727, which is a reliable unit, if slushy.
I'm going to change the sparkplug on my dad's 97 4runner this weekend (sparkplug, as in: removing the tranny for a rebuild) will be fun
Fuel line burst on my volvo yesterday when I was about to leave work, had to leave it at my shop overnight. Came back this morning and removed the old line and put a new smaller one(read:bitch to put on). Realized the only ratchet I brought with me was broke and still fixed the problem. After that was fixed it sprang another leak and then I fixed it too. I got gasoline in my hair and I didn't want to smell like gas before my shop opened. So I walked over to ace hardware and washed my hair with hand cleaner in a sink. What a fun day.
Cleaned my friend's 2004 Kia Rio engine bay, painted it, and well, after a good bunch of work, it gave this : [IMG]http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/1796/20120302225701575.jpg[/IMG] Pretty proud of it. (Not my car though, my friend's one as said)
Holy shit they've come a long way in engines. (Hyundai/Kia)
[url=http://postimage.org/][img]http://s18.postimage.org/gny0x8cvd/IMG_0150.jpg[/img][/url] i made a mess
this is one retarded looking air intake.
[QUOTE=ThermalArc;34973023]this is one retarded looking air intake.[/QUOTE] it had a cold air feed but that was a piece of crap
Does the cone that covers your cone actually do anything? Other than the obvious feeding it cold air while you had the feed on the end of it. But because it's not there anymore, it just looks like it would hinder performance
Compared to the previous air intake i would say its better [I]I'll take a picture of what was originally there,[/I] cant use a cone, heatsoak etc etc. But at some point Im gonna put on a bettercold air feed and have it fitted properly
Just got done with some tinkering on my dad's 84 F150. When we started it ran like it had a Comp 268 cam in it. Real rough idle, no power, difficult to keep running. Afterwards, it runs as smooth as a Tesla, starts instantly, idles like a dream, and wouldn't even think about stalling at random. The problem was a leak in the brake booster, and our solution was to merely cut two inches of the hose off, plug that with a large bolt, and drive it without the booster. It still stops just fine, it's just got manual brakes now. Just like my '85. We also did some tinkering with the cap and rotor, filing some corrosion off and muttering to ourselves how it needs new ones whenever we can afford to buy them.
Yesterday it my friend's Rio, as shown on the last page, today was the finishing of my own engine bay. Gave this : [IMG]http://img52.imageshack.us/img52/7824/20120303150531787.jpg[/IMG]
It looks great
Seafoamed, and changed my sparkplugs today. Might change my oil tomorrow if I've got time. I'm gonna be moving tomorrow so I'll see. Don't have much stuff so it shouldn't take too long. [editline]3rd March 2012[/editline] No pictures of the Seafoam, but I'm told by onlookers that the smoke was glorious. I don't think I got enough in though.
[QUOTE=Del91;34983775]Seafoamed, and changed my sparkplugs today. Might change my oil tomorrow if I've got time. I'm gonna be moving tomorrow so I'll see. Don't have much stuff so it shouldn't take too long. [editline]3rd March 2012[/editline] No pictures of the Seafoam, but I'm told by onlookers that the smoke was glorious. I don't think I got enough in though.[/QUOTE] Not enough? Put the whole can in the vaccume line. Shits crazy.
I pussed out and only put a little at a time, and then didn't feel like standing there for 10 minutes sucking it up so I just stalled it out. Next time I will though. I don't think my neighbors like me anymore anyways.
When I seafoamed my car, I did it in the goodwill parking lot because I can and when smoke was pouring out, some lady was panicking in her car behind like waving and screaming at me I just waved and smiled
Went to look at the Bricklin SV1 that my dad got. We got to the place and it is actually under lock down for an estate sale because the guy's dad who died owed back taxes out the ass. So we can't actually get the car and the guy fucked us over (or almost did, anyways). My dad was p cool, when we pulled up he was all "oh no it's all locked up...... Let's sneak in, son", so we hopped the gate and went back to look at the car. :) It was a fucking awful site. I almost cried. The Bricklin that was complete a couple years prior, when this deal began, was now this: [t]http://atomic.uirpg.com/files/IMG_20120303_131426.jpg[/t] [t]http://atomic.uirpg.com/files/IMG_20120303_131437.jpg[/t] What body panels were left were destroyed, every bit of glass was gone, and it was rotting away. One of only 1100 SV1s left and it's already practically dead. But I did keep a piece of it, as something of a trophy for seeing one of the many rarest cars in the world. [img]http://sphotos.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ash4/428284_357070584327854_100000747462026_1104263_1799208317_n.jpg[/img] Probably the rarest badge I'll ever hold in my hands, from the only car to ever sport it.
Removed left and right fenders Removed left and right inner fenders Removed radiator Came to accept that i probably need to find a new fuckin cab ARIZONA AHOY!
Fuck I want that badge so I can cut off the "brick" part and put it on my volvo
roof rack delete
[QUOTE=T3hW1nn3r;34989253]Fuck I want that badge so I can cut off the "brick" part and put it on my volvo[/QUOTE] The badge alone probably costs more than the whole Volvo :v
What is this Bricklin, and why have I never heard of it. Also, that car...I dunno it looks like someone just threw parts together. It doesn't look like a real car. :v: [editline]4th March 2012[/editline] Probably because of the hood. [editline]4th March 2012[/editline] [img]http://www.diseno-art.com/images_2/Bricklin_SV-1_open.jpg[/img] Whoa. Is that a water spout? [editline]4th March 2012[/editline] [quote]1975 Bricklin SV-1 was rated by TIME in the series The 50 Worst Cars of All Time[/quote] ahaha
It was actually a magnificent little car, but the government (who funded the project) breathing down Malcolm Bricklin's neck forced him to rush production. Had he had some more time, he could have fixed the issues with the doors, which was the major flaw. First vehicle (and maybe only) in the world to have actual powered gullwing doors, though, I do believe Jap pointed that out to me. It was like the corvette, a fiberglass two seater sportscar, V8 RWD. But it was cooler -- Gullwings, weird styling, Canadian... It was a great car that didn't turn out to be as great as it should have been, and I think that's why people call it a "terrible car". It wasn't really as bad as people make it out to be.
Why is Canadian a plus? :v:
Yeah, just from the bits I read in the Wikipedia article, it sounds like it died before it even had a chance. I guess it takes more than money to make cars. It takes lots of money. :v:
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