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Old 12-15-2011, 04:36 PM   #2081
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kind of a pain to change the plugs if your dogbones dont have the holes
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I'd imagine it would be. You could probably burn or cut out the old factory rubber bushing and then get a poly bushing that fits the hole.

That'* what I thought about doing to the GP. Aluminum dogbones are $80 ea for that.
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It'* about to be on for the Regal.

Pretty sure the new right side axle is grinding itself into oblivion. That'* the only thing I can attribute the sound to.

Jacked it up last night.
Needs a ps rack (I knew this 2 years ago)
Needs a wheel bearing (Friggin undersized bearings)
Needs a rear engine cover gasket/rear main seal
Needs the trans swapped out
Needs a new right side axle

It should be a very productive subframe drop. Going to do it in the next two weeks.
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Put a new upstream o2 in the buick.also changed plugs,wires,oil n filter,serp belt,lower front ball joints,fixed an exhaust leak ,rotated the tires changed the fuel filter and pulled the drivers seat out had to weld the holy bejuseus out of the frame/track. had to tig weld a plate into the upper aluminum portion and then fabricate a piece of the track to floor bracket that had rusted off and weld it on...feels like a whole new car..and in alot better ahape for my wife to be driving.The seat and o2 sensor were my big concern but i figured sense i was takin it in the shop may as well put it on the hoist n get everything done also buffed the headlights out again..now all i have left to do to that car is tint at least the back windows so the sun isnt on my son when he'* born(the excuse i used with the wife haha)..Also noticed it has the LG3 manifolds or w/e they are.They ones that look just like headers and are larger diamiter thats pretty cool!
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Just got done repinning the wiring for the ECM in my truck. I had to move about 40 wires around for the ECM.
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It'* about to be on for the Regal.

Pretty sure the new right side axle is grinding itself into oblivion. That'* the only thing I can attribute the sound to.

Jacked it up last night.
Needs a ps rack (I knew this 2 years ago)
Needs a wheel bearing (Friggin undersized bearings)
Needs a rear engine cover gasket/rear main seal
Needs the trans swapped out
Needs a new right side axle

It should be a very productive subframe drop. Going to do it in the next two weeks.

My youngest Son is lucky (or unlucky) we do not live by you. I would be strongley encouraging him to apply to be your gopher on this job. Heck, I wouldn't mind being your gopher- lots of great work being done all at once.
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Just did the trucks first oil change, I'm going to need a much bigger pan! I estimated where the oil would fall, and it shot about a foot past that mark.

Waiting for the parts store to open so I can get fluid for the differential and a new passenger door lock actuator.
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Helped a guy swap out a transmission yesterday. Got all done, started it up. No steering. Dang, the rack popped loose of the steering column. Need to drop the subframe a bit to line it back up. What a pain. Did get a lot done though. He put all new mounts, changed the oil pan gasket, new axle, brand new transmission. He gave me his old transmission, and there'* nothing wrong with it. He just got a deal on a built trans and wanted it in.
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Well, I found out that my lock on the fuel door wasn't working, so I fixed that today along with picking up a new thermostat. Tomorrow is going to be the big day though. Going to finally get the new coupler put on along with a tensioner pulley and the t stat.
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Was going to fix the steering on that car today, wont take real long. however, you know what helps make it much easier? The key. I even said, is the key in the car? Yes. So I drove him home, 54 miles away. He'* mailing it to me.
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