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  • Deaf Bob
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    Quit smoking 38-9 yrs ago from 2-3 pack a day habit..
    When I DD the flatbed, never needed a lighter socket as all my accessories were run off clips straight off the battery.. Now I have a phone and the flatbed is the only one I got without a working socket..
    Last edited by Deaf Bob; June 1, 2016, 09:39 AM.

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  • silver_bullet
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    install an accessory socket that will not accept a lighter, throw lighter into the scrap metal bin and never allow smoking anywhere near the car! I quit smoking several years ago and never looked back! best thing I could have done at the time!
    Last edited by silver_bullet; May 31, 2016, 05:23 PM.

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  • 74NovaMan
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    Originally posted by Deaf Bob View Post
    Replacement sockets are cheap.. I took bunches out of cars meaning to use them....but. A leak got to them..
    Soooo? Are you loaded up for Power Tour yet?

    Are you still getting another tank?
    Tank is done. Ended up using the first tank they sent anyway. Not packed yet, we're leaving a week from today. Still need to change oil and check out the AC.

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  • Deaf Bob
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    Replacement sockets are cheap.. I took bunches out of cars meaning to use them....but. A leak got to them..
    Soooo? Are you loaded up for Power Tour yet?

    Are you still getting another tank?

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  • 74NovaMan
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    While re-assembling the dash, I started to notice a burning smell. I finally figured out what it was when smoke started rolling from the cigarette lighter. After it cooled down, I noticed that the lighter itself was broken in that there was no spring action left. In other words, it would engage but not pop out. As I recall now, the lighter was in the console when we bought it, not in the socket. Now I think we know why.

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  • 74NovaMan
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    I had been dreading this job after seeing estimates in the 12-14 hour range and I'm happy to report that from start to finish the car was only in the air for 8 hours. Factoring out lunch and a run to town for parts it really only took about 6 hours. Next up was the ACC fuse shorting out issue. This, according to the interwebs, is another know trouble spot. The issue is with the cigarette lighter socket. It's a little hard to see in the picture, but there are 2 tabs near the outside housing of the socket. The upper one you can see quite well, the lower is in contact (possibly intermittent) with the outside of the housing. I pried both tabs in with a screwdriver and reassembled.

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  • 74NovaMan
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    We replaced the muffler and tail pipes while we were in there. I wanted to get an upgrade on this item but the cars have been bleeding us dry. I got a stock style muffler and tail pipes for $70 from Summit. Old Muffler:

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  • 74NovaMan
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    We were unable to find any holes in the old tank, but we know that the system did leak from somewhere, so we proceeded to install the new stuff. I'm short on pics here but here is what I have.

    New pump and tank sock. Funny story, the pump was $43 and the sock was $30

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    New tank in:

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  • 74NovaMan
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    The only things holding the rear end in are: Brake line, trailing arms, e-brake cables, drive shaft, and torque arm. It took us a little over 2 hours to get it to this point. Tank pics:

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  • 74NovaMan
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    We got the new tank before noon on Friday! The tab pictured above looks almost identical on the replacement tank. The one with the damaged box was just a little farther in. The replacement tank also had dents in 2 of the sides (along the seams). We decided to use the first one. There was some debate on the interweb about the need to completely remove the rear end. I can definitively tell you that this is the minimum disassembly required to R&R the tank.

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  • Deaf Bob
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    We sure get some banged up packages. Especially ammo orders!

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  • 74NovaMan
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    Just got off the phone with Summit and they are overnighting me a new tank! Sweet!

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  • 74NovaMan
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    Got the tank, pump and strainer. Also got word from GM that the tank recall was performed on 6/24/94. Not sure why it took them that long to figure it out or if it is even true but it was worth a shot. Unfortunately, the new tank took a hit in shipping. The tab bent over in the pic is supposed to be at about 45 degrees. I hope it will be OK.

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  • 74NovaMan
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    Originally posted by HoosierL98GTA View Post
    P.S. I hope GM2 puts you in a new tank. The first time I pulled the tank for a fuel pump change it took me 14 hours. ( I have it down to 8 now ). Oldest son has a 92 RS that we converted to a 350 T5 limited slip 9 bolt 3.23 rear. I've had alot of fun with these cars .
    Looking like I'll swap out the tank this weekend. Still working the GM recall but I can't wait any longer with Power Tour in 2 weeks. Anyone have any tips on the swap? Thanks,

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  • 74NovaMan
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    I forgot to mention that the stud that was stripped was the drivers front left - possibly the worst one to have that happen to.

    After all that I brushed on some POR15 around the new hole and on the bottom sides of the rust "repair" and we took it for a spin. William is never quite sure he wants the dog to ride with at first, but he eventually warms up to him. He also seemed to enjoy his new floppy hat (we kept loosing ball caps).

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