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  • 74NovaMan
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    Changed the oil last night and swapped out the radio (stole the one from the truck project). The radio was shutting itself off and clearing all the presets. Hopefully it was the radio and not a wiring issue. I'm sure time will tell.

    I had been hearing something loose in the drivers door recently and decided to check it out before hitting the road. Apparently, the window motor had been replaced before we got the car and whoever did it did not use very good hardware:

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    The factory uses rivets where you see the pan head bolts. One bolt was completely out, another was missing the nut, and the two remaining were loose. This also explained the jerky window operation we were experiencing.

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  • 74NovaMan
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    We got the Camaro cleaned up this weekend for this years Power Tour. Still need to change oil and check a few thing before we leave. I did pull this nasty stuff out of the master cylinder reservoir though. We should probably do a fluid flush when we get back.

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  • 74NovaMan
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    The Camaro made it home fine. The AC works when its 60 degrees outside. We'll see how well it works when we get some real heat this summer. It was under $300 for the retrofit kit, new dryer, r134a and labor. I should have done it last year before Power Tour.

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  • Dan Barlow
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    Ditto . Miss Paula's trailblazer is in the shop getting a shift cable. Went on youtube to see what all was involved . Still elected to give it a try. Removed to console ........that was an hour . anyway the same shop that rebuilt the tranny a year ago said they would do it for $240 . A $100 more than the cable . Your hired !

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  • DanStokes
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    I know what you mean about having others work on your stuff. As I get older I'm having to get used to that. Truck is at my buddy Dave's shop as I write this, getting his oil and filter and fuel filters changed - he can do it cheaper than I can and besides my shop is full. Still, it feels weird.

    Dan

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  • 74NovaMan
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    The Camaro is at a local shop now getting the AC fixed and an alignment. We are converting to 134a. It's very strange to think that someone else is working on it. Hoping to pick it up tonight.

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  • 74NovaMan
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    We got the Camaro out of storage on March 31st this year. It was apparently, drive a cool car to work day:

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    Went for a nice long drive and out to lunch on Saturday the 1st. It must have been a little chilly for William as he wanted to go for a "blue" car (Nova) ride on Sunday.

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  • corvettedad
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    Originally posted by 74NovaMan View Post

    Thanks for thinking of me. I believe they are different and shipping would be a killer so I'll pass. We are thinking of getting ours redone and painting the grey parts purple. Like this only purple:

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    That's sounds cool. Hey us BS brothers and sisters got to stick together, never know when one of us might run across that one mystical high dollar part that someone has been scrounging the salvage yards trying to find and not know it!!

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  • 74NovaMan
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    Originally posted by corvettedad View Post
    Hey Chris got a buddy down here that is bringing me a stock steel wheel for a spare for my son's S10 and he was telling me he had two wheels from a 88-87 IROC and did I need them, of course I don't but instantly thought of you. Don't know if there the same as on your car are if it's something you'd want? They are 16's, anyhoo just thought I would throw it out there for you are anybody else following your thread. Hope to see you on HRPT.
    Pm me if your interested.
    Thanks for thinking of me. I believe they are different and shipping would be a killer so I'll pass. We are thinking of getting ours redone and painting the grey parts purple. Like this only purple:

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  • corvettedad
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    Hey Chris got a buddy down here that is bringing me a stock steel wheel for a spare for my son's S10 and he was telling me he had two wheels from a 88-87 IROC and did I need them, of course I don't but instantly thought of you. Don't know if there the same as on your car are if it's something you'd want? They are 16's, anyhoo just thought I would throw it out there for you are anybody else following your thread. Hope to see you on HRPT.
    Pm me if your interested.
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  • Huskinhano
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    Thanks a bunch for posting the pictures so I could be there vicariously. I would love to go on a Power Tour one of these days. Lately there's been too much going on at home.

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  • 74NovaMan
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    Glad you all enjoyed the pics.

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    Thanks Chris (& Teresa), the only thing missing is the coronation of the "Busted Knuckle Award"
    I did miss that. Sadly, I have no pics of the ceremony. I do have this one of the morning after of you and Bob's dad headed home:
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  • >>>>head
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    Thanks Chris (& Teresa), the only thing missing is the coronation of the "Busted Knuckle Award"

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  • pintoboy77
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    Looks like a whole lot of fun. Great pix.

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  • Dan Barlow
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    Great pics ! Made my winter 15 min shorter !

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