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Old 09-28-2014, 01:29 PM   #621
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I got lucky, I have a lift lol. I was going to do it on the ground over the weekend, but I ended up having to work all day Saturday. The sucky part is I can only work on the car over my lunch break at school during the week. So a book time job that takes 5.9hrs is going to take more like 10 maybe more.
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Changed oil in both today. The people who designed the 2.8L V6 are retards. The oil filter is impossible to remove without dumping oil all over the cradle and catalytic.
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and yourself., lol. i have had a bunch with that design and dove them all 2-300k and did every oil change cussing. not till the 06-07 redesign to 3500 did they change to something smart. unless you have a sbc or 3800 somebody put some thought into
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LOL, Next one I get, I'm going to take a picture of the coolant filter that sits on the side of the engine directly next to a frame. Along with 3 oil filters and 2 fuel filters on the same engine.
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on a truck?

the big diesels we have have huge single filters, the oil one i cant wrap two hands around. but they are well engineered so you can do it over a big drain pan. alot of them two fuel filters but one is normally more of a water separator.
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Yeah, medium-heavy duty trucks are a lot easier to work on. I had to do a trans service on one with a Allison trans last week, waaaayyyy easier than having to drop a pan to change a filter. C-15'* are kinda a pain to change the oil filters on though. It'* a little tight on some of the trucks. About 1/2" on any side and the steer axle gets in the way. Still easier than my Dodge 1/2 ton though (stupid shorty headers...)
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Not a whole lot going on with the Tbird yet. So far I have been going through the wiring. I have been cleaning grounds and replaced a few wires. Also put dielectric grease on everything. It'* amazing how cleaning a few switches and connectors can bring an old car back to life.

All fluids have been accounted for except for the power steering fluid. The reservoir is empty. Not sure what that'* about because all other fluids were full and clean even the oil. I still have more work to do obviously, but I am having fun messing around with this car. I was excited when I got the radio to work today. It was like going back in time listening to AM radio. lol

The door ajar light works!


Getting her home.


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That bird does not look bad to be so old, it just needs a lot of TLC to bring it back to life, I have always loved seeing old cars like this brought back, rather than to be scrapped!
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Nate looks like a fun project! Just throw some PS fluid in there & see what happens..
Soon you will try to start it. I assume you have not got to pulling gas tank etc yet & starting it.
I assume you have or soon will remove spark plugs and put some oil down each cylinder. Try to crank by hand yet?
Wish I was there..I would help ya out..on whatever I could..
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I see mucho sand blasting in the future.

You got yourself an nice project Nate, wish I could come over and help ya out.
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