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Old Apr 19th 2014, 7:04 am
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Pulaski,
this isn't you trying to save money by only buying 3 tyres is it?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JZUDzNrvarc
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Old Apr 19th 2014, 7:09 am
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I found this web site that has lots of old Top gear episodes uploaded plus all sorts of other car related videos

http://www.streetfire.net/
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Old Apr 19th 2014, 12:49 pm
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Originally Posted by Vimto
Pulaski,
this isn't you trying to save money by only buying 3 tyres is it? .....
How dare he do that to a Mustang?
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Old Apr 22nd 2014, 7:26 am
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Warning! Long, probably boring post alert. Feel free to skip it if intelligent enough :

Clutch NOT done. Between Easter being Saturday at the in laws and a last minute Sunday Easter dinner at dads....

But I've got it out, replaced the tranny and rear engine seals and oring on the speedo sender, got the ujoints and greasable pivot ball stud in, cleaned it up a little...

The throwout bearing is definitely bad, clutch & pressure plate look 'OK', pilot's a bit messed up (probably a result of no tail bolts!), flywheels' beautiful. Was also missing a bellhousing bolt. All bolts are getting a drop of Loctite blue on install.

Decided to leave the input shaft bearing alone. There was an 1/8" or less play.

Whoever installed the newer cat did an amazing hack job. There's got to be 6 joints all welded terribly and leaks. I cut the whole thing out and am debating my move - I need 1 more echeck before I can leave the cat off (though I 'd rather have it on) so do I monkey with it now or just install a straight pipe to get it back on the road and do it later? I've got 11 months before the echeck, probably the straight pipe.

One note. The service manual says pull the gearshift lever off. BUT there's still a stub bit of shifter that you have to remove from the tranny that is not mentioned in the manual, it hits the floorpan and you can't slide the tranny back far enough. As I didn't know what re-installing it entailed (Chevys' manuals direct you to different manuals for bits removed if you know what I mean) I just cut a slot in the floor so the tranny could slide backwards. I kinda hated to molest it but there it is. Hopefully I'll need another clutch waaaay down the road anyway

Still can't find the slave and clutch MC so that'll be a job for another day, like when I go oh THERE it is! D'oh.

All I need now is the pilot bushing puller and back together it goes. So strange, all the bolts come out like they should and no rust in eyes. A dude could get used to this.

Btw Exedy clutches (what I used) is Asian and it shows. A page included in the kit has a pictorial on 'proper handing procedure' that cracked me up for a while:

http://www.exedy.com.my/proper-handling-procedure.asp

It also included a sheet of stickers that included a small sticker of the little pressure plate guy smiling his big anime smile similar to step 5 but doing a thumbs up, I stuck that on my nephews' toolbox along with a small regular sticker.

Further monotonous updates as events warrant.

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Old Apr 22nd 2014, 8:07 am
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*Haynes* Replacement is the opposite of removal.
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Old Apr 22nd 2014, 8:46 am
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Whoop! There it is

I gave up on them long ago, factory manuals on ebay FTW!

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My brother's new toy.
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My brother's new toy.
Beautiful.
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Old Apr 23rd 2014, 12:43 am
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Originally Posted by Cardienscarf
My brother's new toy.
Very nice!
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Old Apr 23rd 2014, 8:34 am
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Originally Posted by Cardienscarf
My brother's new toy.
Very nice indeed!
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Old Apr 24th 2014, 12:41 am
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Originally Posted by Cardienscarf
My brother's new toy.
Nice! Do you get to drive it?

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Nice! Do you get to drive it?

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Not yet…... My brother's an excellent driver so going out with him is quite thrilling! She has a growl rather like a tiger.
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Old Apr 24th 2014, 7:44 am
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Originally Posted by Cardienscarf
My brother's new toy.
That is gorgeous. My husband says my Mustang V8 is wasted on me as I drive like a pussy! 5 years ago he complained I drove like a maniac!
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Old Apr 26th 2014, 12:44 am
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I'm not the biggest fan of Corvettes, but this update on the Bowling Green sinkhole just about made me want to cry. Just scroll through the before and after pictures, with captions enabled.
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Old Apr 28th 2014, 1:49 am
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Finally, I was able to get rid of the millstone that was my old Suzuki over the weekend. A $1,200.00 quote for a head gasket replacement was the straw that broke the camel's back. Especially given it would only have been worth $1,600.00 fixed ...

So off to the dealer we trotted on Saturday morning and after six hours (it was a bit busy) I drove off with a brand new Chevy Cruze. Yeah, nothing fancy but it was an up-level trim with an RS option package so I like it. Plus it's red and everyone knows red cars are faster. It's just a rule. Also, we got a package where I won't have to pay for any oil changes, tyre rotations, fluid top-ups or filters for 75,000 miles and I get one set of brake pads per year and three full brake replacements free for that 75,000 mile period as well.

Nice to be done with worrying about where we are going to come up with repair money for the old one. Even though we can't really afford the new one
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