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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote californiajohnny Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27-April-2019 at 2:41PM
well the left rear is making some rubbing and creaking noises... had to trim the rear bumper flange a little bit, rubbing sound gone creaking still there, figured it's the spring since i forgot the rubber insulator on it, no big deal pull that strut back out and put it in there, 5 minute job, right?  WRONG!!!
 while pitting it back together i cross threaded the nut somehow? trying to get it back off...took heat twice and lots of impact gun finally it snapped the end of the shaft off in the nut ShockedOuchConfused called around...nobody has a new strut in stock Angry ordered one from o'reileys $104!!! Shocked talk about ripping a guy off! saw the same monroe strut on ebay for $25!!! they claim auto parts mark up is 400% case in point right there! Ouch so i filed the remaining threads and was able to reuse it temporarily using a 12mm lugnut WinkBig smile will put the new one on tomorrow when it arrives....
 creaking sound gone BTW Big smile
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote californiajohnny Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28-April-2019 at 6:13PM
got the new strut installed today, i'll be damned if the tire didn't rub on a reinforcement rib Angry a little heat with the torch and a smack with a 4lbs hammer, works great now Wink
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74 GRAN TORINO S&H CLONE
74 VETTE CUSTOM
90 S10 BLAZER 4X4 LIFTED
77 CELICA CUSTOM
75 V8 MONZA SUPERCHARGED
79 COURIER VERT. SLAMMED
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70 CHEV C10 P/U
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote californiajohnny Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11-August-2019 at 3:40PM
today i had to frame in a couple new doors in a buddy's house and he gave me that 700R4 tranny to go in the farm truck, after i have my tranny guy build it Wink so one day fairly soon the farm truck will have overdrive Thumbs Up
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74 VETTE CUSTOM
90 S10 BLAZER 4X4 LIFTED
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75 V8 MONZA SUPERCHARGED
79 COURIER VERT. SLAMMED
75 VEGA V6 5 SPD
70 CHEV C10 P/U
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote handsofstone Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11-August-2019 at 3:42PM
Sweet!

Let me know when you want to ship the chunk. 👍😉
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote californiajohnny Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11-August-2019 at 3:55PM
ok i'll still need to pull it from that rearend and figure the shipping... probably greyhound due to the weight Confused
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74 VETTE CUSTOM
90 S10 BLAZER 4X4 LIFTED
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79 COURIER VERT. SLAMMED
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Is it 28 or 31? 31 and I need small bearing axles? Is that a dream?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote californiajohnny Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11-August-2019 at 6:46PM
 28 i'm sure? it's from a small bearing 72 differential but the splines shouldn't matter from the bearing size...
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74 VETTE CUSTOM
90 S10 BLAZER 4X4 LIFTED
77 CELICA CUSTOM
75 V8 MONZA SUPERCHARGED
79 COURIER VERT. SLAMMED
75 VEGA V6 5 SPD
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Hey John,
  Nothing crazy here. This is a 1974 Gran Torino Sport. My wife, daughter and I drove it to Florida from Massachusetts back in. 2007. It rained from Massachusetts to the South Carolina border. I did that because some other classic car owner, said that I'd never drive it out of my own neighborhood. He lives in St. Petersburg. It took all day to get it ready for car night. We went to Biff Burger and I parked it next to his 1967 GTO. Once my daughter let it be known that we drove it down, the old timers were all over us. They let me know that as long as I drive it, it will never look any better than it does. I miss that one. Someone offering more money than it was worth has it now. Its still in Massachusetts.
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Thats my awesome wife in the background. We stopped at South of the Border. Thats where my daughter took this picture. It was only 45 degrees that day. 
  
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 huh????
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74 VETTE CUSTOM
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75 V8 MONZA SUPERCHARGED
79 COURIER VERT. SLAMMED
75 VEGA V6 5 SPD
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did some car shuffling last night and today... got 5 cars in a 4 car garage Big smile while taking some pics last night of my collection... i noticed some tweaker bastard stole the large embossed mobil pegasus off my garage AngryAngryAngry
 but i got the torino in the other garage next to the vette... damn it's longer than my vetteShocked
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74 VETTE CUSTOM
90 S10 BLAZER 4X4 LIFTED
77 CELICA CUSTOM
75 V8 MONZA SUPERCHARGED
79 COURIER VERT. SLAMMED
75 VEGA V6 5 SPD
70 CHEV C10 P/U
68 MUSTANG FB CONVERSION
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Originally posted by californiajohnny californiajohnny wrote:

... i noticed some tweaker bastard stole the large embossed mobil pegasus off my garage AngryAngryAngry


he'll be back, put up a trail camera or 5 to find out who it is
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