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#31 WNYTractorTinkerer OFFLINE  

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Posted July 16, 2015 - 10:35 AM

BTW-  The battle is being won today..  Cut the dipstick tube down where it wasn't a crusty & rotted mess and threaded a long M8 bolt into it and warmed the block up with the fire wrench and it loosened up and it begrudgingly came out in one piece.. :dancingbanana:

 

Both manifolds are back on and tight and I am awaiting the arrival of the kit in the mail..   :watch_over_fence:


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Posted July 16, 2015 - 01:30 PM

It makes me feel a bit better to read of another ones woes in between my own.



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Posted July 16, 2015 - 03:50 PM

The bracket arrived and it took all of an hour to get the O#$&&%#$@#$!%^& screws and the bracket installed between the engine and the firewall' which is about an inch behind the head..  A lot of swearing and profound stubbornness by me won the battle!  PITA to Nth degree would be an understatement..  Put all the thing-a-mabobies back on along with the whatzitsand didn't even have any spare parts left over!  Started it up and not a whisper of a leak.  How refreshing that all the BS involved paid off.  

 

Now back to Ford Bashing:

 

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Posted July 16, 2015 - 04:24 PM

Glad you got it back together and working. Mine will be in tomorro so I'll get mine done as well. Had to remove both of the shields on mine just to get my hands back there and have room for a wrench.At leash when I pick up the kit It'll be ready to install.


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Posted July 16, 2015 - 04:39 PM

I shouldn't have opened the hood ,,,,,, the bolt heads looked good , then took a closer look ,,at lease 3 broken bolts !! Sh## !!!!!
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Posted July 16, 2015 - 08:19 PM

Thought maybe I could help since I have four GMC's but my newest one is a 1991--- and my oldest one turned 60 this year. I did go through some similar struggles with my daughters Toiletota recently though.

 

Glad you got it going!

 

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Posted July 21, 2015 - 12:10 PM

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Posted July 21, 2015 - 12:43 PM

 

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Yes but as the price of the Fords came down more and more people bought them until sales records were set. 

I do remember GM coming out with the Corvair and Vega which might have been a close second.  :smilewink:


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Posted July 21, 2015 - 12:57 PM

You forgot the all powerful Chevette!!


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Posted July 21, 2015 - 08:10 PM

Didn't you need to use a spreader bar special tool on some of those earlier GM manifolds in order to get the bolt holes aligned?



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Posted July 21, 2015 - 08:46 PM

Don't make fun of Chevette, those 1.6 engines are still powering watermen's crabbing boats around the Chesapeake Bay forty years later.
Ford had such great sellers as Versailles, Blackwood, LTD 2 LX, 90's Capri, etc... They all made junk, they all make good vehicles.
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Posted July 21, 2015 - 09:45 PM

You forgot the all powerful Chevette!!


My cousin was given a chevette in exchange for some work he did back 20 years ago. My cousin dont care so much about what he drives. He drove that chevette for many years. Maybe 17 years? The body gave out LObefore the drive train.
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Posted July 21, 2015 - 10:02 PM

They all made junk, they all make good vehicles. 

 

One can only hope that we have progressed past the junk part. 


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Posted July 22, 2015 - 06:13 AM

One can only hope that we have progressed past the junk part. 

We wish, but yesterday a 2008 Ram with 90k miles came in for state inspection, both rear wheel openings were rusted badly, and that's very common for the '02 - '08. Not picking on Dodge, Nissan, Toyota, Ford and GM all have their issues. They're way better than 15-20 years ago, but they ain't perfect.


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Posted July 22, 2015 - 06:52 AM

I saw a nice 51 Chevy P/up last night that was in awesome shape..  They seem to last longer than the new stuff huh?


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