Figured I’d combine these posts, since they are directly related. We took a quickie 2 day vacation down to DC, Saw the monuments and a good bit of the Smithsonian. Before we went down, my dad changed the oil on the escape. Advance was running a promotion that gave a free pair of hoonigan branded “speed socks” with…
Hot damn, that’s customer service Summit. Not that I can really do anything since I still have to wait for Saturday for my pistons to come in (direct from manufacturer), then next thursday to get back from vacation to take them to the shop. Maybe I can change out my motor mounts instead.
Forgot to post the pics I took today.
So as mentioned my engine is going to need bored out, and new pistons to go with it. I have it narrowed down to ordering some nice higher compression pistons to rectify one of the Olds’ biggest problem of a 7.9:1 CR. Might as well since I am spending the money. The question is that only one part number is listed, but…
Work is finally being done.
I was wondering how long it was going to take me to curb these rims.
This is a multi-faceted repair post.
I know some of the oppos on here have some interest in watches. Let’s put it this way: the sears near my house is closing, leading to some interesting sales. Unfortunately, tools weren’t really that discounted:
Vintage grand prix pix, to prove I can do the whole instagram brand management thing
So that 8$ tool that the factory service manual doesn’t mention: absolutely critical.
I like Corvette. Singular.
The only thing I don’t like about my FoST- the shift knob looks and feels cheap. I couldn’t replace the one on the mini, due to BMW proprietary shenanigans.
I hate it. I need to air this out the rest of the day.
I’m getting a new car. Trading the mini in on a new Focus ST
I have a basically completely new brake system, which means the lines were empty. I did bench bleed my master cylinder. I am getting air bubbles hours later. I have to be doing something wrong? I don’t think it should be taking this long. I have tried alternating sides to get the air out. This is for the rear drums.
Comp has this neato camshaft selection software: it displays whatever cam you want as long as it’s a comp cam.
This one needs a bath, though.
See if you can find the new parts:
Other side done. Sweet jesus I am lucky I am not dead.
So finally having the scratch to do this, but not really, am I screwing myself?