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Old 05-21-2014, 06:32 AM   #81
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The 70-81 decal mostly come in left side/right side cut right down the middle and it ends up 45"x45". I got mine from benini designs. Ive seen another company called down the road graphics that is also a less expensive alternative to one of the GM licensed decals.
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Old 05-29-2014, 07:56 AM   #82
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Finally back to more parts coming in to my garage.....this time in the form of a oil pressure sensor...

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Old 05-29-2014, 05:42 PM   #83
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Installed it and by the looks of the old one.....with as much gunk was around the base of the threads.....it wasn't torqued in right. I was able to hand loosen it off the car. Bolted in the new one and the leak is gone and the last of the oil has FINALLY burned off the exhaust. Time for fresh air and static oil pressure. Beer time!




Next job is a complete oil change with some added Marvel Mystery Oil to keep the heads clean because I found out they are new (just received the receipts). Then a full can of parts cleaner will be sacrificed to clean the leaking oil from the past
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Old 06-01-2014, 12:14 PM   #84
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Got some other "attention to detail" jobs done today:

First up was the ABS system and new lines


Next was the PCV lines that run behind the intake....lot of oil and crud on this sucker...allowed me to clean up top a bit too. Added bonus was the factory GM tags

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Old 06-03-2014, 08:11 PM   #85
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Saw your thread and gotta say keep up the work on the car and it will look good. Also is the Amistad Dam still dry or has is gained some water? Haven't been to Del Rio since 4 year ago since I moved to the Houston area.
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Old 06-04-2014, 06:29 AM   #86
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Saw your thread and gotta say keep up the work on the car and it will look good. Also is the Amistad Dam still dry or has is gained some water? Haven't been to Del Rio since 4 year ago since I moved to the Houston area.
The Damn has gained water. Ive only lived in Del Rio for about a year but from what Ive gathered from locals, its gotten better.
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Old 06-04-2014, 05:04 PM   #87
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Love lifting this b*tch


Got the pans clean this time around. Probably going to drop them both to inspect the wear of the engine and transmission



Frame is amazingly clean and rust free...literally none!


Had to feed my inner VW lover this today though
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Its cleaning up pretty nice. Keep it up.
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Old 06-05-2014, 09:01 AM   #89
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Moved my *** back to the *** of the car



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Old 06-05-2014, 02:53 PM   #90
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Finally an oil cap! I wish I could beat the P/O for all the ghetto **** he did to this car....like shoving a rag down the oil filler neck
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Soooo now sh*t gets expensive.....blew a damn head gasket
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Old 06-13-2014, 09:41 AM   #92
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Shes finally back home and doing better
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Tackle that unsightly and dangerous crimped hose this morning. Looks a lot better
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Old 06-13-2014, 08:01 PM   #93
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Lots of progress man, lookin good!
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People ask if I have plans....DUH! Cleaning and degreasing the rest of the bay and under side. Also found a source for a Ram Air hood from my girl's cousin who used to have a Trans Am


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And by the way....the duck is back and bigger than ever!

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And from a fellow Veteran to all others.....Happy Military Appreciation Week
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Old 06-15-2014, 03:02 PM   #96
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That Gunk degreaser did great! Also tried some "Purple Power" and re-oiled my K&N filter
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Old 06-22-2014, 02:20 PM   #97
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Got a lot of sh*t done since my internet went down from a storm

For starters that "new" freeze plug that was put in blew out almost causing another overheat. Thankgod its a small town for me to walk home in.

Got some Purple Power from O'reillys and went to work:




Tackled the driver seat and the difference is amazing!
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Old 06-27-2014, 11:13 AM   #98
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So this has become my burden so far....hopefully getting that done today



On a lighter note though....my cig lighter finally works again
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That a lot of work into a car that would never spend a dime on. Props to you for enjoying it.
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That a lot of work into a car that would never spend a dime on. Props to you for enjoying it.
Everyone has the love for the WS6 or LS1 builds but I figure since I found a really clean V6 base, itll make it easier to turn into a DD while I hunt down a 98+ V8. Got to finish this one first though.

Update: That fresh meat!
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