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Re: 1996 Mr.Pink

Posted: Tue Feb 22, 2011 10:49 pm
by bonecrrusher
Oh snap - yeah I know how brittle aluminum is - I snapped the threads right out of the head when tightening down a 3400 head one time.... LOL.

Engine bay is looking good - will you be replacing the factory stickers?

Re: 1996 Mr.Pink

Posted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 8:34 am
by woody90gtz
I learned the whole "torque spec" concept when I bought my Camaro. I actually broke an ear off the carb pad on my intake manifold...whoops. That's when I learned you don't just crank everything down as tight as you can get it. hahahaha

Re: 1996 Mr.Pink

Posted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 8:39 am
by MY91GT(Z)
looking good so far jon it looks like you have your work cut out for you

Re: 1996 Mr.Pink

Posted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 9:53 am
by DTMAce
woody90gtz wrote:I learned the whole "torque spec" concept when I bought my Camaro. I actually broke an ear off the carb pad on my intake manifold...whoops. That's when I learned you don't just crank everything down as tight as you can get it. hahahaha



LOL

Hence that nifty invention called a torque wrench, and the idea of a tightening pattern. :P

Re: 1996 Mr.Pink

Posted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 10:20 am
by woody90gtz
DTMAce wrote:
woody90gtz wrote:I learned the whole "torque spec" concept when I bought my Camaro. I actually broke an ear off the carb pad on my intake manifold...whoops. That's when I learned you don't just crank everything down as tight as you can get it. hahahaha



LOL

Hence that nifty invention called a torque wrench, and the idea of a tightening pattern. :P


To be 18 again...hahahaha

Re: 1996 Mr.Pink

Posted: Wed Feb 23, 2011 5:47 pm
by scannerman
that's a hella lot of work. good luck.

Re: 1996 Mr.Pink

Posted: Thu Feb 24, 2011 8:34 am
by 3X00-Modified
Updated list of items to fix...

-AC compressor is leaking
-PS lines are leaking
-Inner and outer Tierods
-Seal firewall
-Paint with bed coating
-Paint strut towers Raspberry... And no i dont think I'll be replacing the stock sticker, it is just the AC one anyways.
-Replace Blower Moter and box, already painted box.
-Replace Heater core
-Drill tap/helicoil head for exhaust studs... Torque or not the threads are just tired, I've never pulled any threads out of the head they are just not as deep as they once used to be... Plus anything requiring decent torque should be helicoiled on an aluminum part as well.
-Quick Glance through trans, Possibly replace drive chain.
-Replace Valve cover Gaskets and gromets
-Get new wires
-Re-locate NOS solenoids
-Re-Loom parts of wiring harness
-Check/replace ball joints

So yeah... I got a decent list to do.

But I also just did this on Tuesday. (keeping the Race car out of my topic)

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Re: 1996 Mr.Pink

Posted: Thu Feb 24, 2011 12:39 pm
by 99GaGT3X00
3X00-Modified wrote:Updated list of items to fix...

-Inner and outer Tierods
-Replace Valve cover gromets
-Check/replace ball joints

So yeah... I got a decent list to do.

nice sized list you got there. wanna squeeze my car in while your at it :lol:

i need an outer tierod on one side. may do the ball joints too since i already have the new ones.

i really should get some new valve cover grommets. no telling how old the ones i have on there now are. $6ish at rock auto, looks like i'll be picking some up.

Re: 1996 Mr.Pink

Posted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 9:17 am
by 13's or bust
Jons not the only one rushing lol, im trying to buy a motor and trans while having no income because I dont have a job anymore. So im trying to sell parts to get enough money and while still finding a job. So hopefully by bfest itll be in and running. Got a bunch of parts still needed. Ill update my thread.

Re: 1996 Mr.Pink

Posted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 10:33 am
by 3X00-Modified
I'll be sealing up the cowl and doing the firewall this weekend hopefully... And maybe installing the heater box, but I'm NOT happy with how the paint came out, so I may strip it again and re-do it.

Then I may attack the heater core...

I also realized that I have a bunch of the parts I need on the red car... For example the AC compressor is good on that to my knowledge, as well as the Power steering lines... so I may luck out on a few of those items. Sat may be a good day to pull them to so we'll see.

Re: 1996 Mr.Pink

Posted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 3:21 pm
by woody90gtz
3X00-Modified wrote:I'll be sealing up the cowl and doing the firewall this weekend hopefully... And maybe installing the heater box, but I'm NOT happy with how the paint came out, so I may strip it again and re-do it.

Then I may attack the heater core...

I also realized that I have a bunch of the parts I need on the red car... For example the AC compressor is good on that to my knowledge, as well as the Power steering lines... so I may luck out on a few of those items. Sat may be a good day to pull them to so we'll see.


You still have that carcass sitting around? haha

Re: 1996 Mr.Pink

Posted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 9:14 pm
by 13's or bust
do you ever drive the red car anymore? lol

Re: 1996 Mr.Pink

Posted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 11:17 pm
by 3X00-Modified
It's missing a few vital parts to run so no... I still have it because I have not had a chance to strip it yet... once thats done then yeah it's going bye bye.

Re: 1996 Mr.Pink

Posted: Sat Feb 26, 2011 10:52 am
by woody90gtz
3X00-Modified wrote:It's missing a few vital parts to run so no... I still have it because I have not had a chance to strip it yet... once thats done then yeah it's going bye bye.

haha

You've got a dead car outside your garage and you call me a redneck! :lol:

Re: 1996 Mr.Pink

Posted: Sat Feb 26, 2011 1:33 pm
by 13's or bust
so are you going to be selling parts from it? i havent seen pictures of it in a long time, does it still have the gauge pod or is that in pinky?