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Old 03-06-2017, 02:28 PM   #101
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Just one. Someone's wife gave him a curfew and he had to leave before he finished up the other one...
Since I'm too exhausted to rub it in, you win this round.

Looks good, do you have a tentative schedule of milestones left? Did you start putting fluids in? Is your start up pump built?
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Old 03-06-2017, 02:43 PM   #102
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Since I'm too exhausted to rub it in, you win this round.

Looks good, do you have a tentative schedule of milestones left? Did you start putting fluids in? Is your start up pump built?


Milestone Schedule: When I get around to it, it'll be done.


Power steering fluid - In


Brake fluid - In, but need to bleed it. Also, I need to put the rear brakes on the proper side. Found out after I had already put fluid in that I had the bleed screws on the bottom. Oops...


Pump - not yet...
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I ripped the steering column apart and replaced the hinge pins with oversized units. That actually got rid of most of the lovely Camaro "death wobble" in the column.




Watch out moving the column around during disassembly or this can happen. Luckily I found all of the ball bearings and it went right back together.



I have two videos showing the before and after difference in the wobble, but, I'm going to have to look up how to insert videos.
Thanks for the tips. I really have to do this. I have been driving aggressively with bad seats for so long (hanging off the wheel), and I tilt the wheel every time I get in and out of the car. I finally have great seats, but...well, it's time.

Probably the easiest way to upload video, is to just put it on YouTube and post the link. I am interested to see how substantial the difference is.

I also have heard that the new oversize pins will themselves loosen over time, so I wonder if some type of fastener could be tapped into the boundry between metal pin and aluminum column, to preemptively lock things in place before it becomes an issue again.
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Wow. Yours was really bad. Mine moves maybe half that much. I think I would be scared to drive if the wheel was that loose. Impressive improvement afterwards for sure. I'll bet that just that change will make it feel like you swapped in a Porsche 911 GT3 rack, by way of contrast. Thanks!
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Old 03-07-2017, 04:15 PM   #106
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Wow. Yours was really bad. Mine moves maybe half that much. I think I would be scared to drive if the wheel was that loose. Impressive improvement afterwards for sure. I'll bet that just that change will make it feel like you swapped in a Porsche 911 GT3 rack, by way of contrast. Thanks!




It was definitely an, um, experience to drive it. Especially at highway speeds...
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Didn't have it drilled, this time. I have had that done in the past. It sucks!


On a side note - between updates - come to find out the emergency room didn't actually remove the metal from my eye. They actually pushed it below the surface. Fortunately, I lucked out and it popped back to the surface. I went to have it removed (again) and while drilling it, I heard a guy who had been an ophthalmologist for over 20 years say "well, I've never seen this before"! Part of the rust ring/scar tissue broke of and slipped under the cornea and lodged into the flap where I has lasik surgery done 17 years ago! Two days later I ended up in a cornea specialist's office in Louisiana to get cut into (yet again) to finish removing the metal I have had in my eye for @ a month.




This has been a friendly public service reminder to always wear FULLY ENCLOSED GOGGLES while grinding!!
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On a side note - between updates - come to find out the emergency room didn't actually remove the metal from my eye........
Damn!!!

Glad you got it all resolved, but......DAMN!

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I'm sorry man, that sucks. I got acetone in my eyes once, when a dispenser tank pump malfunctioned (went right around my prescription glasses). If you know what alcohol feels like in an open wound, just imagine that x10--in your eyes. I immediately flushed my eyes at an eyewash station. The acetone container says to seek immediate medical attention, and I was afraid I'd lose my vision, so I had to get my eyes flushed with these tiny tubes at the emergency room--which turned out to be more painful than the acetone (WTF?!). But all of that sounds like a day at the beach compared to what you went through. (My vision is fine, BTW. Hope yours is back to normal soon.)
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