True Car Nut
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Lethbridge, Alberta, _______Canada._______ West Coast Bonneville Fest ___05,06,07 Survivor___
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Installed the MSD coils and wires!
Everything hooked up well, i changed the gasy oil, re checked my firing order, its all good.
I get in my car, hit the key, turns over for 10 seconds, nothing. I hit the key again it turnes over and coughs a few times, nothing. The third time i put the accelerator to the floor,it coughed then roared to life, the exhaust was thick and WREAKED like fuel, but it went away as the engine warmed up a bit. I let it warm out, forced it out of the garage ( Garage opening faces east, so the does the alley, so u have to back out and crank the wheel all the way over to the right as to miss the Van that is parked facing south. Its very snowy back there, the car had some trouble getting out, but still it got out. I took it around the block twice, WOT at one point, sounds beautiful! Still idles rough, but it always has, im thinkin maybe the IAC.
Anyways so i get the car back in the garage, next week is when i will insure it and put it back into use.
So i bring the Toyota Camry around back, and attemp to drive onto the rear gravel driveway, which is more of a upward slop, the camry got stuck, im like oh great here we go. put it in revers, drive blah blah, tried the rocking method for 20 minutes, no go.
I get the idea to try the van to tug the car out, if i put the van in reverse (rear facing east) in the alley, i can tug the car (front facing south) sideways with the wheel turned to the right in nuetral so it kinda rolls out, turning the front end more East, out of the snow. now, you have to picture this van, its a 1982 E150, Two tone blue and white, Van amera editon. Rusted badly, i get in it, its been sitting in the cold for 5 months, with the battery hooked up, needs a starter. I turn the key once, i hear the grinding starter, after 6 tries it caught, started to turn over, i pumped the HELL out of the gas, it roars back to life. The Brake warning light is on, im like WTF the Ebrake isnt set, turns out the break peadle travels to the floor befor anything happens, it has a leak. So i get the van out in the alley rear facing east, ofcourse it stalls 3 or 4 times doing this. I get a large thick yellow rope, attach it to the heavy *** chrome bumper on the van, the i attached the cord to the tow hook on the front of the Camry, i put it in reverse, the van dies, does this several times, u cant ease into it, its all or nothing, so i put it in reverse, floor the gas, it yanked the car out a bit, broke the rope, van dies right on the spot. I got it running again, chugged it back into its home. Checked the fluids at this point, probally would of been better to do this earlier, no brake fluid on the front end, and about 2 liters of oil.
The car is finally free, and i finally got to go home. Wow, what a day.
So i get home and i find out that my package from SSEi95 (Gordy) has arrived, its the MNBonnevilleclub.com flashlight, Thanks GORD!
So the day kinda evend its self out!!
Damien-they don't make them like this anymore
97 SSEi. 3.2mps,msd,optima,1.9 YTs,245 RE750s,SLP Headers,custom ported SC inlet/outlet, 180 deg, INTENSE pcm,42.5#injectors,255lph pump,custom soilid motor mount, 3.0 mps(maybe), and the nut behind the wheel.