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

Longroof79

Rocket Powered Basset Hound
Oct 14, 2008
11,067
113
Gainesville, Fl
Jack,
I had issues trying to get the strobe light bar to stick to the windshield in my daughters Jeep. I stopped by the local body shop and the owner told me to buy a 3M primer pad. Its a little package with a sponge brush inside thats coated with an adhesion promoter for glass. Never heard of it until he told me about it. Its only a few bucks. I saw them on Amazon but I was able to get one at the local body shop supplier. It worked 100000%. The bars been up for months. The double back tape really sticks to this.

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Jack,
I had issues trying to get the strobe light bar to stick to the windshield in my daughters Jeep. I stopped by the local body shop and the owner told me to buy a 3M primer pad. Its a little package with a sponge brush inside thats coated with an adhesion promoter for glass. Never heard of it until he told me about it. Its only a few bucks. I saw them on Amazon but I was able to get one at the local body shop supplier. It worked 100000%. The bars been up for months. The double back tape really sticks to this.

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Mich,
Thank you for the useful information. I always knew that there was a better solution out there. After all, the glass shops have got to be using a good heavy duty product. I suppose with using the 3M adhesion promotor you can use any product with it. Loctite, 3M, Permatex, etc.
That might make the difference in the long run. I'm getting sick and tired of going out to the car and finding the mirror hanging, or on the floor.
 

pontiacgp

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Thread starter
Mar 31, 2006
29,201
113
Kitchener, Ontario
I messed around with this Fast EFI, it seemed no matter how much I tweaked it would still try to compensate for fuel at the wrong times and on deceleration it was poping in the exhaust which means it's lean. I figured the parameters in the brain must be off so I rest the system told the brain it's a 400 instead of a 355. The A/F is better and more stable, it idles nicer and starting it up cold it does not stall without feathering the gas pedal and \i have not changed any of the default settings . With the set up with the 355 I had increased the fuel on cold starts, increased the cranking fuel but I still had to add a little gas with the gas pedal or it would stall. I even had the idle A/F setting down to 12.9. and I upped the fuel pressure a few lbs...... :popcorn:
 

Rktpwrd

Comic Book Super Hero
Feb 2, 2015
2,893
113
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
i pulled the front wheels to clean and polish them and upon inspection the front end before reinstalling them i noticed the lower ball joint has begun ejected itself out the bottom of the control arm.timing's everything..
I had that start to happen on The Juggernaut’s lower ball joints in the stock arms way back when once too. Not sure of the cause, perhaps the LCA metal stretching and expanding. Pressed it back in and threw a couple of tack welds on it for good measure.
No problems after that until I upgraded to RideTech’s StrongArm LCA’s.
 

pontiacgp

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Mar 31, 2006
29,201
113
Kitchener, Ontario
i pulled the front wheels to clean and polish them and upon inspection the front end before reinstalling them i noticed the lower ball joint has begun ejected itself out the bottom of the control arm.timing's everything..

that is one reason why I like my screw in ball joints
 

Rus

Greasemonkey
Oct 7, 2016
179
93
Queensbury, NY
I got the new led dash lights all installed and working. She is looking great and getting ready for inspection next week.
 

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5spdCab

G-Body Guru
Dec 29, 2019
691
93
Tukwila, Wa.
i pulled the front wheels to clean and polish them and upon inspection the front end before reinstalling them i noticed the lower ball joint has begun ejected itself out the bottom of the control arm.timing's everything..
I seem to recall that someone else gave a warning only a couple of months ago about ball joints that come loose or disconnect.
 

Ribbedroof

Comic Book Super Hero
Supporting Member
Jan 4, 2009
3,660
113
Wellston, OK
Swapped the sloppy 605 box for the sketchy MCSS box. Seems like it's going to be alright.

No pics because 1) I never remember to take pics as I go, and 2) it isn't pretty like all the other girls

Hopefully this week it'll go to alignment and get some minor exhaust rework and MAYBE actually be ready for it's first real drive. MAYBE.

Going to have to weedeat the trailer out of the north pasture, and check the brake ground wire, seemed iffy last time I moved it.
 

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