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 on: June 06, 2018, 09:21:12 AM 
Started by WashiestSnake - Last post by WashiestSnake
I have unfortunate news. My car blew it's head gasket there were signs earlier that it was going south but I didn't pay attention to it. When I changed my spark plugs I saw that the threads were rusted due to condensation in the cylinder. I ended up changing the valve cover gasket as I saw it was leaking and might of been the culprit. I believe my thermostat must have broken or something as when the car overheated it was almost immediately. I ended up pulling off the highway the second I saw it, but it was too late the head gasket was toast. I'll end up redoing it, with a Comedic Gasket and ARP Studs. After that I'll probably get a aluminium radiator and new 180f thermostat to make sure it doesn't happen again.

 on: June 06, 2018, 09:11:12 AM 
Started by ShaneOss - Last post by ShaneOss

 on: June 06, 2018, 01:39:14 AM 
Started by pilotlars - Last post by pilotlars
I'm not used to that, the yards here have NO idea which vehicles they have nor which parts. I have to continually drive over and walk around looking for certain cars. My Capri had the lower left stone shield and nothing else. I bought the rubber radiator air seal piece for under the bumper but don't see how it attaches. Some of my lower bumper is torn off. There's also no splash shield at the forward edge of engine (behind the right front wheel) so the crankshaft pulley and belts are exposed. I don't like that.  There's a lower right stone shield for sale on ebay, I may get that too. I've also seen one that seems to connect the bumper to the underside of the car.

 on: June 05, 2018, 11:10:07 PM 
Started by ShaneOss - Last post by Rocketman
Yeah, thats an awesome shot. I'm jealous.

 on: June 05, 2018, 11:06:35 PM 
Started by Greg_B - Last post by Rocketman
I do the same thing as Gaz. You have to play with it a bit before leaving the car to find the balance point, it's not real hard, but it is awkward. The transition to the ground or other resting place is trickier.

It is not the task if you have a bad back.

There's been a handful of photos here over the years of folks who have built lift mechanisms into the ceiling/loft of their garages, unfortunately the photos are likely lost due to Photobucket's shenanigans :(

 on: June 05, 2018, 11:02:12 PM 
Started by pilotlars - Last post by Rocketman
It might help you locate a vehicle at a junkyard, at the very least - you could then call the yard and see if they have what you need (even if the part isnt listed). It's a pretty handy site.

I think there are two splash guards that sit on the left & right side and a center one, that spans between the two. It reaches from the bottom of the rad support to about the back of the oil pan, if I remember right.

 on: June 05, 2018, 07:47:49 PM 
Started by pilotlars - Last post by pilotlars
That link didn't show anything.

 on: June 05, 2018, 07:26:46 PM 
Started by pilotlars - Last post by pilotlars
There's a teal one driving around here that i see a few times a year. if I ever see it parked i'll shimmy under it. There are none in the salvage yards here. I'll check the link you sent but I'd still like to know what goes under there.

 on: June 05, 2018, 02:02:39 PM 
Started by Pappy T - Last post by Pappy T
That's why I asked ! Do have a well seasoned mechanic looking into it , will check it out and maybe as a last resort ..if need be, remove tank . Should not be hard to drop considering it was replaced almost 2 years ago . Will keep posted as to outcome , maybe learn something new !
Thanks !!

 on: June 05, 2018, 01:05:10 PM 
Started by Greg_B - Last post by Greg_B
I did find a hoist system, but have to make it work.

May sound strange but where is the balance point for your head? 

Front to back direction.

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