What Did You Do To Your G-Body Today? [2021]

Chuck Cole

Greasemonkey
May 10, 2017
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Finally had free time and the G Wagon in the same place. Remove the perimeter portion of the roof rack and plug the hikes with some plastic snap in plugs. Then went to town on modifying the rear wing from an air brake to a wing. I used stainless 6mm x 100 threaded rod, flanged nuts underneath and acorn nuts on top.
Looks great!! When the windows rolled down they were helpful to keep the fumes out and so now I hope they keep your rear end squatted down at 150 mph!
 
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melloelky

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Oct 22, 2017
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smiles 😎per gallon this weekend
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Wraith

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Jan 13, 2013
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Spent yesterday consulting my 8.8 guru 64nailhead and playing with lasers and tape measures to no end.......yet. Everything is lined up, just need to push everything out of the way to clear it for welding and this one pain in the butt will be out of the way.
 
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64nailhead

Goat Herder
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Dec 1, 2014
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Spent yesterday consulting my 8.8 guru 64nailhead and playing with lasers and tape measures to no end.......yet. Everything is lined up, just need to push everything out of the way to clear it for welding and this one pain in the butt will be out of the way.
The result will be good once you get the car aligned and pinion angle set.

I wish I worked on a car today - firewood -
All day :( FFFD209D-4276-454C-8C79-431F29FE67C1.jpeg
 
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old80cs

Master Mechanic
Jun 27, 2013
473
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Massachusetts
On vacation last week at the beach house, our last vacation until Christmas sadly but it was a great week off. Got up early and watched the sun rise over Provincetown, one of life's simple pleasures! Spent a good bunch of time just goofing off on the deck with a drink in my hand watching the boats go by. This day tripper lobster boat was out front a couple mornings this week tending his traps, very peaceful and quiet, easy to get into relax mode.

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Got home this morning and had the better part of the afternoon to fool around with so I started up the car and took it to the side of the garage for some sand blasting. I blasted the lower rear quarters, both lower rocker panels, any crusty spots on the rear quarter wheel openings and in and around the two quarter glasses. Those damn window openings are messed up bad. The tops of both window openings are Swiss cheese with a rot hole on the sill on the driver side and a rot hole on the top into the roof drip rail. Gonna stew on it and figure out a plan of attack. Only real solace is this car will never be parked or driven out in the rain again if I can help it. Heck, I'm not sure I'll ever want to wash it again after the new paint job is done for fear of slamming water in spaces it doesn't belong. Have 5 cans of 3m Cavity Wax on the shelf to spray into every crevice on this thing to try and preserve it. My friend and I will be starting back up on the bodywork (rear quarters, roof and door sills) next week if the weather isn't to bloody hot, been a hot dry summer so far and hoping August brings some cooler evenings. 🤞


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MrSony

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Nov 15, 2014
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Des Moines, Iowa
Got bored.
made this
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mclellan83

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Jun 27, 2017
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After work Friday ran out to a buddies place who had what Holley was shipping out that was going to be too late to give it a chance before the Classic, only good thing that came of running to his place was to see his 2 beauties. The part originally didn't change anything, was on the phone with Holley who same as the others disregarded what the other said. He finally asked for a data log, which I ran once and then it stalled out pretty quickly. I sent it over to him and still waiting to hear back on it, after that I tried a few other logs but now it says it won't let me create the data log folder for some reason. And now it went to a new characteristic which is it seems like it drops the fuel pressure and then tries to catch back up. Hadn't done this at all since the gauge has been on, so we changed out the inline filter just in case but still no change
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CopperNick

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Feb 20, 2018
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Good chore that isn't mine or it would be full of skunk sh*t and on it's way back to Holley.




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mclellan83

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Jun 27, 2017
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Pgh, PA
Good chore that isn't mine or it would be full of skunk sh*t and on it's way back to Holley.




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Finally talked to a guy who seems to know what he is talking about, he asked me if it smelled like it was running much richer than it was showing and I said yeah. He says that even if I don't see or hear it there is likely an exhaust leak causing at least part of the problem. He says the o2 reads it saying it needs more fuel and dumps it in throwing off the tune. His second idea was that the fuel pump isn't low enough and possibly burning itself up, gonna do some more investigating and see if that helps
 
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Red78Calais4speed

Greasemonkey
Feb 16, 2013
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Leominster, Massachusetts
I took my 1979 Hurst/Olds out of the garage and ran it for a while in the driveway. I do it about twice a month. It's been off the road for almost 3 years now and is sort of in a project stage. It still needs some brake work to be fully drivable. I cleaned it off, let it "air out" for a few hours, and then put it away.
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In the last picture you can see the yellow posi label that was used on earlier cars and not the 1979 Hurst. I added it because I liked it.
 
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