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Old 03-29-2017, 09:24 AM   #3121
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'99-02 the coolant gauge is a dummy gauge and isn't an accurate portrayal of what's actually going on. For whatever reason I guess GM thought it was a good idea to get rid of an actual functioning gauge, though I suspect it's for the same reason Mazda replaced the Miata's functioning oil pressure gauge for a dummy one: People brought their cars in wondering why the gauge was moving around all the time and what could be done to fix it... Also in the case of the F-body sitting still on a hot day it's easy to knock onto 240 so of course that'd have people freaking out and bringing the car in thinking something was wrong as well I'm oh so sure, so GM put in a dummy gauge so everything is A-ok 210 no matter what...
So how do we get the gauge to read accurately?
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Old 03-30-2017, 11:52 AM   #3122
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Drove it! First time in several weeks that the weather has been clear. Parked near Daytona Sunrise C7 in the parking garage.
Sorry for the crappy cell phone pic. Anyway, good day.

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I finally got all the rat droppings cleaned out of my '68 bird after i got behind the dash. Waiting for the universal GM 21 circut wire harness to come in and be one step closer to getting this thing back on the road again
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Shane, awesome looking bird. I really like the way the wheels fit the fender wells. What diameter and width are those rims?
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Old 03-30-2017, 09:23 PM   #3125
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End of last year, the town was painting new lines in the road. "Someone" didnt know what they were doing and painted a line in the middle of the driving lane. I didn't notice it till too late, and drove over it.


I was not pleased to see the mess of splattered paint inside the pass side wheel wells


This week I removed all the wheels and painted the inner fender areas, with a black undercoat spray.
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Old 03-30-2017, 09:30 PM   #3126
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End of last year, the town was painting new lines in the road. "Someone" didnt know what they were doing and painted a line in the middle of the driving lane. I didn't notice it till too late, and drove over it.


I was not pleased to see the mess of splattered paint inside the pass side wheel wells


This week I removed all the wheels and painted the inner fender areas, with a black undercoat spray.
Nice paint job. I would really like to see the "Before" picture too!

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Shane your car is gorgeous! cant tell in that pic though what splitter are you running?
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Old 03-31-2017, 08:34 AM   #3128
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Nice paint job. I would really like to see the "Before" picture too!

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I was so mad at the town, and what I saw when I got home that night, I wanted the problem gone and nothing to remind me of what it looked like.


It was horrible...and that off white splashed painted inside the wheel wells. I should have taken the front inner fender to the town to show them before I cleaned/painted it.
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Old 04-02-2017, 08:14 PM   #3129
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Put on Texas speed 1 &/8" headers. Magnaflow cat back with electronic cutout. Changed oil, plugs, MSD plug wires. DROVE IT like I STOLE IT.
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Old 04-03-2017, 11:11 AM   #3130
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I drove it to work! first time in 4 months.
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Old 04-03-2017, 02:38 PM   #3131
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So how do we get the gauge to read accurately?
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Here's a thread I found on getting it to work for '99-02 cars:
https://ls1tech.com/forums/general-m...tructions.html
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Here's a thread I found on getting it to work for '99-02 cars:
https://ls1tech.com/forums/general-m...tructions.html
Ok, thanks!
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Old 04-03-2017, 03:41 PM   #3133
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I started mine and was showing it off to my father in law since I just bought it this weekend
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Got some new toys for the ole bird. Just waiting for those 243 heads to come back from TEA after getting their stage 2 port job.
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Wired some lights into the t-top holders. My camera only saw the brightest areas of light, the whole trunk well is nicely lit from the white led's. No more struggling to store the tops after dark!
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Stopped by BMR yesterday and picked up some goodies (Thank you Eric).





Some progress on reassembly today

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Old 04-07-2017, 10:52 PM   #3137
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OnA Fan,

What's a 1LE Elbow?

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What's a 1LE Elbow?

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It is an internally smooth air intake elbow for LT1 cars, without the sound baffling "donkey dong" extension at the bottom. Provides slightly better air flow.
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Old 04-08-2017, 07:24 PM   #3139
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Whooped a Stang on I-20
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Loganvilledude. Keep carrying the torch. Good "W".
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