What did you do to your G-Body today 2024

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Cut out more rot. Feels like I’ll never be done but I’m actually getting close.
 

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Clone TIE Pilot

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Put the ignition back together yesterday after performing the valve spring and stem seal replacement a week ago. Cleaned the oil fouling off the spark plugs with a MAP torch to see how well that trick works. It did clean them pretty well visually.
 
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mclellan83

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Tightened up a few bolts on the headers and collector, hoping that solves the exhaust leak. Thinking I'm taking it out tonight so will see if its better
 
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UC645

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Apr 20, 2020
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Finished buffing the roof, however I’m not satisfied with it.
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I had been using some Wizard’s Finish Cut since I sanded this with 2000 grit, but there’s some deeper scratches present that it couldn’t touch. Picked up some Mystic Cut and while the results are better, those deeper scratches are bugging me. Going to sand with 2K again tomorrow and hit it with the Mystic, I’ll only be taking one pass with the 2K though, as I’m skittish over the 2 coats of clear this roof has.
 
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CopperNick

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Feb 20, 2018
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Took advantage of it not raining yet and headed over to the rad shop with the candidate that I had pulled out of storage up on the mezzanine deck. The receptionist was thinking over 2 for the work but the owner came out from the back and we had a chat about the situation. Ended up that they will pressure test the rad and see if it is still viable. If so then it gets flushed and a fresh coat of black paint; about an hour's labor. If not then I pay for the test and head back up into the mezzanine again to dig out the other one so I can try again.


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Sweet_Johnny

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Replaced the transmission gear selector shaft seal, among other things.

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The impact socket and extension were necessary to house the tool that drives the seal into place and give me something to hammer on with a header in the way. The bolt provided for removal was too short to reach anything but I scrounged one up that was just long enough to do the job. The new seal leaks so I'll be replacing it again soon.
 
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mclellan83

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Was headed to a car show last night when my sister called and I had to shut the car off to talk to her since it was running the bluetooth through my radio and she couldnt hear me. Finally she told me my mom took a fall while at PT, so I had to turn back around and go take her to the ER to sit with her all night. Good news was the car fired back up and doesn't seem to have the warm/hot start issue anymore.
 
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gbodytoys

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May 1, 2014
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It's been a heck of a two weeks with these cars:

The Regal, which is has been reliable for the last year or so, suddenly stopped running. It was running in the backyard and when I came out, it was off. My neighbor said it may be fuel so I started troubleshooting and learning:
1. I don't have an in line fuel filter. smh.
2. I got gas from a new gas station, literally a new one.
3. I checked for fuel after the mechanical pump, good. I checked for fuel out of the dual feed line, good. I checked for fuel at the needed adjustment screw, good.
4. The front fuel bowl was still empty, so after spending countless hours reading stuff, I learned what a carb needle was and getting mine out of the Summit carb was a pain. Thankfully, I have spare Holley carbs in the garage, so I stole a needle out of one of those and the car fired right up.

The Monte Carlo also showed me how much of a non-mechanic I am.
1. I bought electric fans and a new aluminum radiator and installed them. I didn't know that "closed" meant open on the radiator coolant drain so while filling it, coolant went all over the floor. Lesson learned.
2. That car wouldn't start either and after hours and I learned that the choke wasn't opening.
3. I also had a Summit Carb on that one and I ended up buying a new 750 double pumper (goodness gracious I didn't know carbs could be so expensive), new fuel pump, filter, dual feed hose, converted to -6an, etc...
 
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UC645

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It's been a heck of a two weeks with these cars:

The Regal, which is has been reliable for the last year or so, suddenly stopped running. It was running in the backyard and when I came out, it was off. My neighbor said it may be fuel so I started troubleshooting and learning:
1. I don't have an in line fuel filter. smh.
2. I got gas from a new gas station, literally a new one.
3. I checked for fuel after the mechanical pump, good. I checked for fuel out of the dual feed line, good. I checked for fuel at the needed adjustment screw, good.
4. The front fuel bowl was still empty, so after spending countless hours reading stuff, I learned what a carb needle was and getting mine out of the Summit carb was a pain. Thankfully, I have spare Holley carbs in the garage, so I stole a needle out of one of those and the car fired right up.

The Monte Carlo also showed me how much of a non-mechanic I am.
1. I bought electric fans and a new aluminum radiator and installed them. I didn't know that "closed" meant open on the radiator coolant drain so while filling it, coolant went all over the floor. Lesson learned.
2. That car wouldn't start either and after hours and I learned that the choke wasn't opening.
3. I also had a Summit Carb on that one and I ended up buying a new 750 double pumper (goodness gracious I didn't know carbs could be so expensive), new fuel pump, filter, dual feed hose, converted to -6an, etc...
Yeah, new carbs are starting to get prohibitively expensive nowadays. Then you start factoring in build quality….

Regardless of who’s it is, open it up and verify that everything is to spec and no passages are blocked. The shelved QFT 650 I’m running got stuffed back in the box because someone at Holley installed a Holley baseplate gasket and not a QFT one. Holleys and QFTs take different gaskets, so the idle discharge ports didn’t get fed fuel.
 
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pagrunt

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Sep 14, 2014
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Small but something, put the plastic fillers that go on the rear bumper bar to support the top of the bumper cover. They were actually in the way moving things around in the garage so on they went & now out of the way.
 
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