What Did You Do To Your G-Body Today? [2020]

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5spdCab

G-Body Guru
Dec 29, 2019
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Tukwila, Wa.
Began my conversion from heat only, to a factory style A/C, using a factory airbox and A/C dashboard.
I took the day off work to take my wife to a doctor visit. Due to the Covid epidemic, she will not take a taxi or Uber, so I schedule a day off each month to take her myself. I began shortly after 3pm, removed the hood, disconnected engine bay heater box wiring, removed dashboard and heater vents, then back to the engine bay and removed the airbox.
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I believe getting the A/C airbox in will be more difficult than getting the heat airbox out. I may have to remove the fender and/or the inner fender to install it. Tomorrow is a new day, I will find out how far I progress.
 
Texas82GP

Texas82GP

Geezer
Supporting Member
Apr 3, 2015
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Spring, Texas
Began my conversion from heat only, to a factory style A/C, using a factory airbox and A/C dashboard.
I took the day off work to take my wife to a doctor visit. Due to the Covid epidemic, she will not take a taxi or Uber, so I schedule a day off each month to take her myself. I began shortly after 3pm, removed the hood, disconnected engine bay heater box wiring, removed dashboard and heater vents, then back to the engine bay and removed the airbox. View attachment 153385 View attachment 153386
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I believe getting the A/C airbox in will be more difficult than getting the heat airbox out. I may have to remove the fender and/or the inner fender to install it. Tomorrow is a new day, I will find out how far I progress.
That's great progress for one day.
 
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oldsmobile joe

Royal Smart Person
Nov 12, 2015
1,361
113
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Began my conversion from heat only, to a factory style A/C, using a factory airbox and A/C dashboard.
I took the day off work to take my wife to a doctor visit. Due to the Covid epidemic, she will not take a taxi or Uber, so I schedule a day off each month to take her myself. I began shortly after 3pm, removed the hood, disconnected engine bay heater box wiring, removed dashboard and heater vents, then back to the engine bay and removed the airbox. View attachment 153385 View attachment 153386
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I believe getting the A/C airbox in will be more difficult than getting the heat airbox out. I may have to remove the fender and/or the inner fender to install it. Tomorrow is a new day, I will find out how far I progress.
Please keep us posted, I'm planning to do this with my caballero.
 
pontiacgp

pontiacgp

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Mar 31, 2006
28,522
113
Kitchener, Ontario
Yesterday I chased down the voltage drops and the excessive draw starting the engine. Turned out to be a weak engine ground. I rewired the Fast, they say put the power and ground directly to the battery so that is done and the volt reading on the handheld for the Fast is still about .5 volts off so that was a wasted change. After about a 40 minute drive the GP stalled when at idle cause the fan turned on. There was a voltage drop but the battery was good and I'm really thinking the CS144 alternator is the problem when it gets hot. I have read the CS 144 can significantly drop output when hot. The battery is still strong and the engine will fire up again with the fan on and it will run. It seems the initial draw of the fan causes the issue. On the Fast I had increased the idle to 800 from 750 and I turned the fan on at 195 instead of 200 to try to keep the heat a bit lower but that didn't help. I guess I'll be picking up an AD 244 this morning.... :popcorn:
 
pontiacgp

pontiacgp

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Mar 31, 2006
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Kitchener, Ontario
I picked up the AD244 this morning but I was unable to install it cause the 4 pin plug for the CS144 is not the same size or for the 4 pin AD144. I need to pick up a plug for the AD244, I have the wire with the resistor in it for the conversion.... :popcorn:
 
MalibuDavyou5

MalibuDavyou5

Greasemonkey
Mar 2, 2020
174
63
Wyoming
Looks like 2 years ago:
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I’ve hit the spots on the upper left hand side with everything except a sand blaster and it still looks like this
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I might have to make a spot blaster later. Although I really don’t want to start blasting again- I’m still finding sand in places I didn’t think it could reach.
You and I both. I had to seam seal the passenger side Tail light extension and almost the same areas of the Malibu's trunk you did. Also just truck bed lined it too. Angle's where no fun, I am feeling ya there.
 
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MalibuDavyou5

MalibuDavyou5

Greasemonkey
Mar 2, 2020
174
63
Wyoming
Man :cry:. . Right now we are expecting Quarter size hail to come down. Still struggling a bit with the area that I bondo'd up primer wise anyway, trying to get that smooth, it's almost there.

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While I am still sanding many area's down I did repaint the black lines and such in the Grille and put it back on. Front end of the car has a bit of clear coat on it so putting it back on isn't going to hurt. :mad::mad: This weather :mad::mad:, I was hoping to do alittle more today.
 
UC645

UC645

Master Mechanic
Apr 20, 2020
401
93
Kittanning, Pa
You and I both. I had to seam seal the passenger side Tail light extension and almost the same areas of the Malibu's trunk you did. Also just truck bed lined it too. Angle's where no fun, I am feeling ya there.
That crap in the upper left aged in such a way just to torment someone too. I’ve hit it with 80 grit flap disks, acids, and even a grinding wheel, nothing takes it off. Grabbed some Evaporust Gel and a couple of ceramic flap disks today, and that rust is gonna be shown the door tomorrow.

All this because crates were stuffed in this car’s trunk.
 

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