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Old 02-12-2011, 12:40 AM
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Same seat, different pattern, as my old goat had.....

miss that car...it was a cool ride in it's day.....

NO, miss the kids being young and the grins it generated.....and some of the back seat comments....

shame I wasn't military and could maybe take them up in a Navy jet....

oh well.....

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Old 12-24-2011, 10:25 PM
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Well.... my mechanic is now my EX-mechanic. After several weeks of his friend at the machine shop not doing anything with the car I finally ran out of patience and got the local police involved. I had to DEMAND that my car be returned without further delay or excuses. I got tired of the apathetic B.S. my mechanic was handing me and on top of that him telling me that there was no profit left in it for him as he was now doing it the second time "on his dime". What a load of crap.....
I finally got the car back and asked him if it was OK to drive home - he said yes but the bastard didn't have the courtesy to look me in the eye, I guess I had insulted him by getting the police involved.

A day or two later the missus and I take the car out for an evening spin. We get on the highway and are cruising through a construction zone when the car completely shuts off, lights, motor, everything.... then there is a sizeable explosion and the car comes back to life. I drive home and put the car in the garage. A day or two later I discover that the wiring harness melted to the inatke manifold and shorted out. Nice job my EX- mechanic asshole did....
Over the next few days I replaced the engine harness and went over the engine compartment, all of the nuts and bolts were just about hand tight, no more. On top of all of this I still have the lifter tap that I took the motor back after the rebuild for.

Long story short - my missus is a LAWYER (OK Gene - shut up for just a minute or two longer) and she is pissed that the mechanic did me dirty - so we sue his butt in small claims court and recover some money for the lame ass job that he and his machine shop buddy did. The asswipe from the machine shop didn't even want to tell me what parts were in my motor or what cam I have - supposedly his trade secrets - we all said BULLSHIT and the judge agreed.

After all of this settled down I took it upon myself to rebuild the oil pump, check the oil pressure with a hand held gauge, install the correct oil pressure sending unit and confirm that the dash gauge was reading properly. I also drained the 20w-50 that the machine shop had in the motor and refilled with 10w-30. Bye bye lifter tap!

So here's some pics - but nothing from the engine build.

Here's the old oil pump plate - badly worn. I installed a new set of high volume gears and a booster plate. Now oil pressure is 75 psi at start up and 35-40 psi at cruise, 20 psi at hot idle.


Here's the shorted engine wiring harness.
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Wow...what a load of BS! Ya, it is a load of greif you had to go through, but I am happy that it turned out in your favor.

And all the shit work they did.....jeeezzze.
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the 10w30 fixed it ? wow..... great mechanic, great shop...... good to hear you can now finally drive and enjoy the car....
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Old 12-25-2011, 01:19 AM
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That burnt harness looks SO familiar from God knows what car in my past...if not my Goat, my '72 Lemans, if not that a friend's Buick Skylark vert....

dejavu all over again....

Hate to say it, but that's a classic as why I do all my own work, and so do my old circle of friends from years ago....

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If I had the time, space, equipment and skills...... I would do it all myself. Unfortunately space and equipment restrictions will not change any time soon so I have to pay so called "professionals" to do a lot of my work.

More updates coming soon. I have the Strato-bucket seats installed, the interior finally looks right.

I took the Buick to the track about 2 or 3 weekends ago - it's a slug. First - I can't plant the wheel (singular), I have a 3:08 open rear and it won't hook up, all I do is sit and spin. My first pass was 18.5 seconds, after that all of my passes were around 17.5 seconds. I was able to shave a tenth off of each pass when I got into the 17's. I have come to the speedy conclucion that the Buick is my boulevard cruiser and the 'Vette is for going fast and cruising too.
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If I had the time, space, equipment and skills...... I would do it all myself. Unfortunately space and equipment restrictions will not change any time soon so I have to pay so called "professionals" to do a lot of my work.

More updates coming soon. I have the Strato-bucket seats installed, the interior finally looks right.

I took the Buick to the track about 2 or 3 weekends ago - it's a slug. First - I can't plant the wheel (singular), I have a 3:08 open rear and it won't hook up, all I do is sit and spin. My first pass was 18.5 seconds, after that all of my passes were around 17.5 seconds. I was able to shave a tenth off of each pass when I got into the 17's. I have come to the speedy conclucion that the Buick is my boulevard cruiser and the 'Vette is for going fast and cruising too.
Sounds familiar....I came across a 12 bolt Chevelle posi rear for like 300 bux, years ago, needed work, fixed it, and so 321 ratio for many years....

the mods I had on that tow car Goat were extensive, actually the final mod was the DPFI in installed in '91.....jeesch, still have that induction too...

looks like hell, but runs like a raped ape....

If you lived closer, I wouldn't mind working on it with you....

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My Christmas present to myself. A custom billet aluminum grille.

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the 10w30 fixed it ? wow..... great mechanic, great shop...... good to hear you can now finally drive and enjoy the car....
Yes, the oil was too thick. I agree, great mechanic, great shop. Now they are in the history books. I'll only put up with so much shit before I run out of patience. In the meantime I have found another local garage for auto maintenance, they are professional, friendly and efficient.
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not all are crooks.... unfortunately it's easier to find the bad shops..... that grill looks sweet, any pics of it on the car ?
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