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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    In tonight's conundrum - why would a pressure sensor work when it's not attached to the fuel rail but show an error when connected?


    Adding to the fun. Okay, stepping back, new company, new product and based in Australia.... I have questions so got stopped almost instantly


    hopefully tomorrow I'll have answers and it'll be full go again.

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    Originally posted by fatguyzinc View Post



    theres also taiwanesium, and mexitanium....
    some of the stock welds on a C3 Corvette make them look like subject matter experts...

    but in this case, I'm not sure I'm against a device that deletes automatics.....

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  • fatguyzinc
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    Originally posted by SuperBuickGuy View Post
    .... lol. Chinesium at its finest.


    theres also taiwanesium, and mexitanium....

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    Put the hood on today - to be sure I found problems before I fully committed to solutions.... hood space is as expected

    throttle cable clears (barely)


    oh and a few surprises - it's no surprise I'm voiding warranties


    this is the trans cooler installed in the tank

    took a bit of chopping to get it out

    however once I did my chopping I found something interesting.... notice anything missing here?



    if you said "shouldn't that transmission cooler have some way of keeping the coolant out of that tube.... you'd be spot on. Can you imagine the poor saps who bought these things, installed them, then found coolant in their transmission and their cooling system full of ATF?

    so I have to take back my concern about that tube blocking most of the tank... it doesn't.... lol. Chinesium at its finest.

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    Originally posted by Captain View Post

    Glad you appreciate my Dark Humor !

    You know it's the Little Things that will mess you up.
    It's Not the Mountains that challenge a Journey..... it's the Sand in your Shoes that wears you down.
    I know you will be Race Ready. Your commitment to excellence is evident.
    it comes from getting dead tired of breaking

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  • Captain
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    Originally posted by SuperBuickGuy View Post
    *rant ON*
    watching Hot Rod Garage with Lucky and that chick (oh I'm going to get worse, just hold your hate). They have 3, count them, 3 days to complete a trans swap, front differential swap, and completely rewire the car with Holley Terminator X. This is Fast N Furious level BS.

    3 days. what is that, dog years?

    *rant OFF*

    and her name is Alex and I also think she is a great swap from whatever that guy was before her.

    but seriously. I've only seen that level of lie in Bill Clinton - apparently, HRG said 'here, hold my teleprompter'
    Glad you appreciate my Dark Humor !

    You know it's the Little Things that will mess you up.
    It's Not the Mountains that challenge a Journey..... it's the Sand in your Shoes that wears you down.
    I know you will be Race Ready. Your commitment to excellence is evident.

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  • 2020 mustang
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    Originally posted by SuperBuickGuy View Post

    how are the pictures coming of your projects?
    No updates , so no photo's. Some work Full time plus a part time gig, and sadly don't have the free time to play with their hobby.
    It is why I bought the New Mustang. It keeps the need for speed fix under control till I can get to the hobby vehicles.
    I made the mistake of offering to help a life long friend with his new business and it is turned into a 30 hour plus a week part time 2nd job.
    All, I get to do is order parts ATM and look at them, start them every few days.
    I just don't see why anyone gets bent out of shape over a tv show.
    No idea how you are able to get as much or more done than Dan, he is retired, Are you?
    Last edited by 2020 mustang; January 7, 2024, 12:09 AM.

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    Originally posted by 2020 mustang View Post

    You understand it is tv, you know entertainment, not real life, RIGHT?
    how are the pictures coming of your projects?

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  • 2020 mustang
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    Originally posted by SuperBuickGuy View Post
    *rant ON*
    watching Hot Rod Garage with Lucky and that chick (oh I'm going to get worse, just hold your hate). They have 3, count them, 3 days to complete a trans swap, front differential swap, and completely rewire the car with Holley Terminator X. This is Fast N Furious level BS.

    3 days. what is that, dog years?

    *rant OFF*

    and her name is Alex and I also think she is a great swap from whatever that guy was before her.

    but seriously. I've only seen that level of lie in Bill Clinton - apparently, HRG said 'here, hold my teleprompter'
    You understand it is tv, you know entertainment, not real life, RIGHT?

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    *rant ON*
    watching Hot Rod Garage with Lucky and that chick (oh I'm going to get worse, just hold your hate). They have 3, count them, 3 days to complete a trans swap, front differential swap, and completely rewire the car with Holley Terminator X. This is Fast N Furious level BS.

    3 days. what is that, dog years?

    *rant OFF*

    and her name is Alex and I also think she is a great swap from whatever that guy was before her.

    but seriously. I've only seen that level of lie in Bill Clinton - apparently, HRG said 'here, hold my teleprompter'

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  • Captain
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    Originally posted by SuperBuickGuy View Post
    I caved.... I'm signed up for Optima Challenge in Portland... if for no reason, it gives me a date to get this done by.... and there is a lot left.
    Motivation,
    Self induced DeadLines !!!

    "As our story Builds with Stress and Tension...
    But wait ... Super Buick Guy shows up to the Rescue...."

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    I caved.... I'm signed up for Optima Challenge in Portland... if for no reason, it gives me a date to get this done by.... and there is a lot left.

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    more radiator - tonight's episode, tetris

    started with the real radiator and was pleasantly surprised that it's a bit narrower... still won't go in through the top

    well, it will if you rotate the bottom of the core support

    then the right answer is 'void every warranty'

    taped the outlet to the radiator to test fit

    and finally, it worked.... I pity the fool who owns this next and tries to remove the radiator....

    it's so tight that you have to choose your radiator cap carefully

    but it all fits.

    why did I cut it? the outlet is at the very bottom of the radiator (which opens up another set of issues)

    beside the creative hosework that's coming, it also is over the transmission cooler.... to be honest, I don't know what the Chinese were thinking... the cooler takes up at least 2/3rds of the available space - which, on a car that already has cooling issues... isn't a good idea

    That leads me to what's next.
    but onto the next problem... notice how much further the motor outlet is compared to the radiator?

    I need to get a remote, pressurized reservoir. I'll probably just leave the cap in place. With that said, I need to get the tube out of the side tank. I also have to put a heater return line into the radiator. This is good because that's the line I'll tap for the reservoir.
    Ah the joys of hotrodding

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    and carrying on - laying out the top

    what was destined to be handrail is now a corvette part

    side view

    the part I made yesterday needs some air holes

    drill holes....

    this is where I stopped tonight - trying to picture what the top will look like. This piece is so chopped up and damaged that it's not going back on....

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