What did you do to your non-G body project today

ck80

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Maybe a torn ligament, that's what popped in my ankle. If so, gonna have stability issues for a while. May have also torn up the cartilage like me and end up needing surgery(ies?) like me. I just got a referral off base to see what's the latest on mine, likely in it for surgery #4 and I didn't sell much at all.
Very possible. Just to rule out a break needing to be set I saw my GP this afternoon. No clear breaks in anything, but, theyre going to have the radiologist review for cracks. As an initial matter, the bones are good, but, just todays evaluation said it was a minimum of a high grade 2 sprain, maybe a grade 3.

To begin: No walking. Crutches for bathroom visits. No driving, wear a device/brace, not just wrap, once the surface sensitivity can come down to where it is possible. Keep it elevated and unused.

Instructed to follow up for MRI to see ligament/tendon issues with specialist, or, wait and see for few days at my choice
Exactly what my Dad said after buying his first new car. I always planned on buying a brand new Firebird and now that I can afford one they don't make them anymore. RATS!!!!
Just need to find a sub-1000 mile that someone stashed away. Firebird were always nicer than the camaro when it came to the detail work - trim, gauge layout, appearance packages.... and this is coming from a guy who had a 78 z28.
 
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Bonnewagon

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I have a 1968 Firebird Convertible that I have been saving for over 40 years. Right now it has a Pontiac 455 w/Super T-10 manual trans, 1979 TA disc brake rear w/1967 double factory traction bars, 1969 front disc brakes and 1967 RA/HO exhaust manifolds. I need to do the floorboards and quarters. Otherwise it is pretty solid. I guess that will have to do..............:mrgreen:
 
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CopperNick

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For Canadian, check Fortnine. I find they have pretty good pricing compared to US vendors. The other one I'd look at is Royal Distributing - though not sure they do tires though.

I've also used Twisted Throttle in the past as well without issue. Do have to be careful though, Bike Bandit recently went bankrupt and apparently were still taking orders via their website. Ended up with something like >$600k in paid for but unfilled orders
Did manage to pay Fortnine a visit and do a search on their tire inventory. I am now liking the Conties, both for the tread pattern and for the fact that they offer sizing for vintage rides. Only ouch to them is the pricing.


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Ugly1

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Oct 26, 2021
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Very possible. Just to rule out a break needing to be set I saw my GP this afternoon. No clear breaks in anything, but, theyre going to have the radiologist review for cracks. As an initial matter, the bones are good, but, just todays evaluation said it was a minimum of a high grade 2 sprain, maybe a grade 3.

To begin: No walking. Crutches for bathroom visits. No driving, wear a device/brace, not just wrap, once the surface sensitivity can come down to where it is possible. Keep it elevated and unused.

Instructed to follow up for MRI to see ligament/tendon issues with specialist, or, wait and see for few days at my choice

Just need to find a sub-1000 mile that someone stashed away. Firebird were always nicer than the camaro when it came to the detail work - trim, gauge layout, appearance packages.... and this is coming from a guy who had a 78 z28.
That will be a hard find. Had a 75’ camaro was ok as a kid. Now, probably have to crawl out of it🤣. Always liked the looks of the 68-71 range. My first love will always be 68-69 Cutlass though.
 

Ugly1

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Oct 26, 2021
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Lost in the woods of NH
Very possible. Just to rule out a break needing to be set I saw my GP this afternoon. No clear breaks in anything, but, theyre going to have the radiologist review for cracks. As an initial matter, the bones are good, but, just todays evaluation said it was a minimum of a high grade 2 sprain, maybe a grade 3.

To begin: No walking. Crutches for bathroom visits. No driving, wear a device/brace, not just wrap, once the surface sensitivity can come down to where it is possible. Keep it elevated and unused.

Instructed to follow up for MRI to see ligament/tendon issues with specialist, or, wait and see for few days at my choice

Just need to find a sub-1000 mile that someone stashed away. Firebird were always nicer than the camaro when it came to the detail work - trim, gauge layout, appearance packages.... and this is coming from a guy who had a 78 z28.
Sounds like a long summer of not much fun😓. Hopefully you have help getting around. With luck it stays with the quickest way to heal.
 

mclellan83

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Jun 27, 2017
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Added some fluid to the clutch master and then was just going to see about topping off the transmission but decided to do a full flush hoping to fix the grinding. Pretty sure its the clutch going, so gonna start looking into them again. I'm sure I will probably go McLeod double but will see what has changed
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Bonnewagon

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decided to do a full flush hoping to fix the grinding
Did you use the proper Synchromesh transmission oil? I stupidly used 90 weight in my Sunfire 5 speed not knowing that the Synchromesh was critical for spin-down time. I had lots of grinding and gnashing until I flushed it out and used the right stuff.
 

Supercharged111

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Oct 25, 2019
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Added some fluid to the clutch master and then was just going to see about topping off the transmission but decided to do a full flush hoping to fix the grinding. Pretty sure its the clutch going, so gonna start looking into them again. I'm sure I will probably go McLeod double but will see what has changed
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Do you have a remote bleeder? On my Z06 the only fix was the Tick master. Too little too late for 2nd gear, so it's coming apart here shortly.
 
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mclellan83

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Did you use the proper Synchromesh transmission oil? I stupidly used 90 weight in my Sunfire 5 speed not knowing that the Synchromesh was critical for spin-down time. I had lots of grinding and gnashing until I flushed it out and used the right stuff.
I did buy synchromesh but when I went underneath it says to use Dex ATF on the side of the transmission
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