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Old 04-14-2019, 10:21 PM   #4531
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changed the oil last weekend
flushed and changed the power steering fluid, had the ac serviced (normal 2 year service items) was gonna do the brake fluid but they just did that when the brake lines were installed earlier last year. and installed a red top battery.

also, I don't know if anyone reads these... but my center display was going bad. the numbers have been getting lighter and I thought the display was going bad. I installed the new battery....display came back to being like brand new. I was completely amazed and shocked. the battery was very old (8 years old) and they told me that it finally needed to be replaced. so I did, and it fixed it, didn't know what one has to do with the other, but ill take it.
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Old 04-15-2019, 08:16 AM   #4532
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changed the oil last weekend
flushed and changed the power steering fluid, had the ac serviced (normal 2 year service items) was gonna do the brake fluid but they just did that when the brake lines were installed earlier last year. and installed a red top battery.

also, I don't know if anyone reads these... but my center display was going bad. the numbers have been getting lighter and I thought the display was going bad. I installed the new battery....display came back to being like brand new. I was completely amazed and shocked. the battery was very old (8 years old) and they told me that it finally needed to be replaced. so I did, and it fixed it, didn't know what one has to do with the other, but ill take it.

I have read several times on this forum about some wild issues that seemed like major electrical problems, that were really just due to an old/tired battery. So that's not super surprising. Something about these cars, they REALLY don't like being low on charge lol. When mine was low, it would cause the RPM's to jump by 1000 whenever I turned the A/C on.
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Old 04-15-2019, 11:29 AM   #4533
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All I did this morning was stare at my brand new built engine/TT combo and wonder, "When will I ever tune it and drive it again". I have ran the engine, checked for leaks and changed the oil to check for any material. Last month I dusted it off, too! lol
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Old 04-15-2019, 11:30 AM   #4534
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Deleted EVAP and relocated my power steering reservoir to make room for the 102mm tb.

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Old 04-15-2019, 01:53 PM   #4535
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Hammered out a catch can bracket.

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Old 04-15-2019, 02:19 PM   #4536
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Worked on re-clearing the rear fenders a bit, I'll have to finish tomorrow. Vehicle work after a leg day workout is rough lol.

Identified where it's rubbing: about the 2 o'clock to 4 o'clock area. There's still some material I can remove. I may not be able to eliminate ALL rub, like steep parking lots will likely still catch. Ideally, however, I can get it to a point where it wont rub just due to a bumpy road.

On another note: learning from my mistake last time... this works MUCH faster with a cut off wheel as opposed to a grinding wheel lol.

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Old 04-15-2019, 03:36 PM   #4537
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Installed dba rotors and hawk pads. Possibly the heaviest stock front rotors of all time lol
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Old 04-16-2019, 02:55 AM   #4538
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Did the annual spring cleaning on my garage over the weekend, so while I had my GTO uncovered and outside, I threw a plate on it and took it for a little spin. Will probably get her road legal this week or next.
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Old 04-16-2019, 04:51 PM   #4539
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Finished cutting the driver's side fender, took off about another 1/4-1/3 inch of material. There's now only maybe a 1/8 inch lip left. The passenger will wait till next week. I probably would have run out of time for the passenger (I go very slow), but my neighbor stopped by for a beer and took up some time anyway. I can't wait to get it done and HOPEFULLY solve the rubbing issue.

I also tackled the broken e-brake issue. I found an alternative solution to drilling through the plastic. I used a 20lb rated wired, and essentially just tied the plastic knob and metal C clamp together with it. Not as pretty, but it avoided any chance of breaking that plastic by drilling it, and it's hidden from view anyway.






That shift boot/knob are on the list of things to do, but won't be tackled until we move and I get an MGW-P
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Old 04-16-2019, 05:55 PM   #4540
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Did a test fit of my 102mm tb and LS3 MAF.
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Old 04-16-2019, 09:01 PM   #4541
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Installed my VMax CNC Ported Throttle Body. Tip in is awesome and much smother light throttle application
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Old Yesterday, 04:43 PM   #4542
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Finished re-cutting the rear fenders. Hit it with epoxy in spots to be safe, then undercoating to protect it. Then I cleaned up while it dried, dropped it down and took it for a test drive. Tried to find the bumpy areas around, took it into a few shopping centers to test driveways, no rubbing! Absolutely excited that I was able to clear these 275's, it must have been just barely catching before.

E-brake tested fine too, even on some hills.

Coolant leak fixed, e-brake fixed, fender clearance fixed, car is now back to 100% road worthy. From here, it's just upgrades and cosmetics.

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