Classic car generalButthole edition>Nobody gives a shit about your shitty land barge with a boat anchor in the front, fuck off to /lgbt/ and KYS>Everybody has their own taste, but some tastes are wrong. If you aren't sure if your car is classic or not, it's not. If it’s an american car, KYS>Being made before 1985 does not automatically make a car a classic.>Your Honda Miata doesn't belong here and neither does any american car>Euro made cars only. Fuck off to /lgbt/ with american>Post your classic, your work on it, your hackery, and get advice.>Any and all discussion about REAL EUROPEAN classics welcome, but may not necessarily generate responses; don't get butthurt. Unless you drive a faggot american car your ass probably already hurts from getting fucked like a bitch>Period correct performance > cosmetics.>Metal > plastic.>Classic shitbox > modern shitbox.>JBweld and RTV can fix anything>If you see rust there is more.>Rust and bodywork are the most difficult thing to repair.>Electrical work is easy. If you can’t do it you’re literally more stupid than a nigger>Low oil pressure? Don’t be a lazy piece of shit and fix it. Mechanic in a bottle is a scam>Do NOT buy a classic and plan to pay someone to work on it. You need to be able to do 90% or more of the work or you will go broke.>You will spend twice your budget, unless you have years of experience. If the salty old hands agree, it's true.>Nothing is as easy as it seems>Post only REAL EUROPEAN classics or classic related content or gtfo
Parts should finally be here this weekI can replace my water pump fucking finally holy shit
>>25603031I want to throat fuck you until you choke to death
>>25603038That explains so much
>>25603041What the fuck does it explain you obnoxious disgusting little faggot.
>>25603031>>25603038>>25603041>>25603054get a room faggots
>>25603054It means you want to suck his dick, queer.
>>25603079you would know you fucking homo>>25603083fuck off faggot, no one asked you
Repost since it was late in the last thread. Sand blaster was working great. Unfortunately we got the wrong media for the blaster and the second bags grit is too big for my blaster to properly work. I'll have to come back at it later to finish the job
Classic Car General more like Classic Car Gaaaayyy LMAOOOOO
why is /o/ full of actual faggots?
Pre-war anon here. I just broke a new piston ring for the Packard I8 I'm rebuilding and I want to throw a wrench through the drywall.
>>25603854I only know of LM7bird, twink and this>>25603087 guy
>>25603857custom ring package?
>>25603866These were new old stock, and they're hard to find. This specific engine has been a nightmare. Took me 3 days to get the valve guides cranked out without busting the block.
>>25603928That's rough man. Maybe walk away for a bit and cool down.
>>25604161It's hard to walk away from something when you're working for someone else in their shop
>>25604291This pretty much, lol. Got the rest of them installed, and actually, luckily, had an extra set sitting around that I stole the last primary ring I needed.
>>25603009Yo, since most old cars have burnt out engines that you can't repair anymore would it be smart to start changing out their engines for electric engines?This would be better that to have an old, almost historical, car rot in a ditch somewhere.
>>25605150Nope. Just take it to the crusher. Better dead than red, pinko commie Jewlectric cuck
>nothing came in todayFugg>>25603854Called carfags for a reason>>25605150A motor is part of what makes a car unique, an electric motor can't replicate that
>>25604291Yeah. That makes that a little more difficult. Working on old shit like that for profit sounds like a nightmare.>>25605150No. Turn them into yard art or swap some other engine in them. Electric cars have their place. An antique being electric powered is not that place.
>>25605258>the opinion of a dollfucking incel Nobody cares what you think faggot
>>25603009>>Nobody gives a shit about your shitty land barge with a boat anchor in the front, fuck off to /lgbt/ and KYS What are you trying to say
>>25605675it's just the shitty OP mad by this dilator>>25605301 two or three threads ago
>>25605301>some faggot on a rice burning forum saying some shitYou think your opinion is any more important? Perhaps you should try suck starting a shotgun.
>>25605697At least I’d be strong enough to cock it, weak ass doll fucking broke back kratom junkie cuck. Is that why your bitch dumped your ass and banished you to dollfucking in a rv?
>>25605701I'm sensing a lot of unresolved anger here
>>25605706The "guy" has never been laid. I'd be assblasted, too, if I'd never touched a woman before in my life.
>>25605686Cope and seethe it's been like 10 threads
>>25605711I'm married with a child. I wouldn't bedrudge anyone for forsaking women. Modern women are horrible
>>25605697When you want to fuck the doll so you become the doll
>installing 7” leds in my shitbox to replace old faded sylvanias>retainer ring breaksDammit. Had to order a dorman one and wait a little bit. It’s held in by two screws. It’s really amazing how much shit rockauto has for a 43 year old car though
>>25605701>>25605711>>25605861God damn dude, are you okay? I mean, that's quite a bit of a reach and a lot of assumptions, but, Jesus. Get some help. I didn't know someone could be so assblasted over the mere existence of another person.
>>25605932my comment here>>25605711 wasn't directed at you.
>>25605951Oh, well that's what I get for responding to comments right after waking up.Well, got all the spare metal from the awning jobs moved out of my shop and everything on that side finally organized. Got that guy's yota finished and back to him so the lift is free. Might go out and setup the bronco on it, see how much of a bitch it's going to be to do the pinion angle shims. Anybody ever unpacked the leaf springs or pulled an entire axle out on a 70s Ford? There's no center bolt holding the spring pack together. Does it have a locator pin or something?
>>25605980>Does it have a locator pin or something?yes
>>25605932Zero reach, zero assumptions. You yourself have posted about all those things, dumbass.
>>25605980That's what you get for responding to trolls and being a weird fucking loser, if you just stopped posting it would really help the thread.
>>25605720ThisShit sounds genuinely fucking terrible and I can't imagine itHear about the shit my guy friends put up with and god damn dudeI think the sort height thing is the weirdest
>>25605928A late second gen F-body, I just got generic Amazon chinkster 7” LED lamps they’re plug and play
>"new" window regulators arrive>Headlights arrived yesterday>It's gonna be over 100° all week and I can only work in my parents driveway with barely any shadeGuess I'll wait another week till I can get this thing on the road
>>25606059Do you know about the concept of darkness? Or like morning and evening when it's cooler?
>>25606004Are you implying this thread wasn't a giant fucking dumpster fire before I started having a little fun with the trolls? What fucking world do you live in?>>25605996I could post a paragraph on how you've got every one of those points dangling on a 20 foot pole, but I'm talking to an enrage child here so what's the point.>>25606017Yeah it's pretty fucking bad now.
>>25606059I built an engine in a driveway lol come on man
>>25606030Did you cross shop them with the Holley Retrobrights? Pics of your purchase pls?
>>25606074The one where you're a fucking faggot ass loser who constantly feeds the trolls. I guess using a tripcode wasn't getting you enough attention and replies? Why don't you go fuck your rubber girlfriend instead of shitting up this thread?
>>25606090These things were on sale for 90$ the pair when I bought them and they had some warranty I don’t remember if it was 24 months or 36. Figured throwing 100$ at a cheapo set to try it out rather than the holleys or Phillips. My purchase date not cropped so u can see I’m not larpin
>>25606104>so u can see I’m not larpinnah I trusted you. That's a pretty good deal. MY main dislike is the fact you can see the LED elements. But for $90 for the pair its really hard to hate.
>>25606123This dude tossed them on his transam with a hillborn scoop I like how it looks in the day time. I have a bugcatcher on my car so this was a pretty similar vehicle for me to see more or less what my car would look like. Sucks he didn’t post them at night though
>>25606138Do they have an option with the classic warm bright halogen? Not a fan of the more modern "bluish" LED and projectors.
>>25606154*warm bright halogen look?
>>25606154>>25606163Not that I saw, but I didn’t look very hard desu. I was frequently out driving my halogens so I more or less went right for the bright bluish white ones. I also like the way the housing looks in the daytime. This dude ironically was complaining the light pattern doesn’t look right but from his picture he installed them upside down
>>25606123I've seen people drill out the back of sealed beams and install led/hid kits. That way you don't lose the factory look. Kind of nigger rigged, but depending on the reflector inside the housing, it may project okay and not blind traffic. Sometimes it works sometimes it doesn't.>>25606094I actually do post anon half the time, you're just too much of a retarded faggot to catch onto that.
>>25606193I do the same about 20% of the time; I almost exclusively use my trip here.
>>25606062>>25606075I don't mind working in a driveway, I just don't want to cook. And it's still in the 90s in the morning and evenings this week.
>>25606059The temp giving you ptsd flashbacks faggot?
>>25606255Yeah I'm roughly 800 miles North of you and I'm not going to start on my cab mount replacement project til Sunday when it's projected to be in the low 90s for the high.
>>25606259Remember, digging trash out of the river in Detroit with dindus is just like Afghanistan
>>25606286Being a dmv clerk your entire enlistment is the exact same as being combat wounded. Don’t forget to thank him for his service
>>25606255THANK YOU FOR YOUR DMV SERVICE
Got the float level set on my carb. It was too high. I replaced the old plastic float with a new brass one. Tab on old one was visibly bent for a high adjustment. Popped it in. Did a wet adjustment. Perfectly adjusted where it should be according to the book. I'll see how it runs first before putting new jets. It's going to take longer and carb will have to come off several times but I'm doing this one change at a time to get the results.>>25606255Dude, 90s in the morning is just fine this time of year. I was moving metal out of my shop all afternoon in 100+. Once you get in the mental frame work of, "okay I'm just going to be sweating all the time, and that's okay" it's not that bad. It's not comfortable but so what. Sweat is your built in a/c. Just stay hydrated.
>>25606351What carb? 2100?
>>25606351u r ghey boi
Engine bay is fully sand blasted. I'll have the subframe sand blasted and powder coated separately. I'll finish sand blasting Wednesday when I get the trunk area and the door jams. Hopefully it will finally be ready for epoxy primer
>>25606429>Waiting days to paint bare metalYeah have fun with that
>>25606456It stays in the garage. I still have to DA and acid treat the metal anyway
>>25606488Why don't I come by to sandblast and acid treat your faggot face
>>25606502Being correct causes seethe
Fug. TV recommendations? Screen cracked on my old 42" flatscreen I have in my shop. Been wanting to upgrade since I built the place. Was looking at this 55" JVC from Walmart for $268. Seems like a really good deal unless JVC is no longer a trusted brand. I don't need all the insane 4K stuff but it comes with that anyway I guess.https://www.walmart.com/ip/JVC-55-Class-4K-UHD-2160p-HDR-Roku-Smart-LED-TV-LT-55MAW595/832008708?wmlspartner=wlpa&selectedSellerId=0&&adid=22222222228307558199&wl0=&wl1=g&wl2=m&wl3=391065774143&wl4=pla-828796675849&wl5=9026906&wl6=&wl7=&wl8=&wl9=pla&wl10=8175035&wl11=online&wl12=832008708&veh=sem&gclsrc=ds>>256063692150>>25606393Kek. >>25606502Top kek. That actually made me lol.
>>25606351I currently spend 14 hours a day sweating my ass off either on a ship or on a dock, I'll take not doing that on my days off when it's gonna be that extreme.>>25606522My in-laws have newer JVC's in the house we're staying in and they seem pretty good. Nothing amazing, but you can't beat 55" for $250>>25606286It was mostly the meth heads. Dindus who owned boats were usually respectful or never showed up. Meth heads were the violent ones. And mothers who snapped and murdered/suicide with the kids.
>>25606522Can you post your float set guide? Does it also include 4100 levels as well?
>>25607234I was mainly going off of this thread. I don't have the actual book. It's specific to the 2150. I set it to 7/8 from the top of bowl, wet adjustment. They were saying for offroad use, a lower level is better. It's also better for fuel economy.https://classicbroncos.com/forums/threads/motorcraft-2150-float-level.138158/
>>25605150>Yo, since most old cars have burnt out engines that you can't repair anymoreThat's pretty much no cars unless there was some catastrophic failure or they're rare enough that you can't find parts, but not rare enough to invest money in making parts. Toasted engines can nearly always be brought back with a relatively easy rebuild+remachine.
>>25607763And worse case, you have the good ol LS swap which is world's easier than an electric swap. Until they make a drop in unit where you're just plugging in an rc car battery simple, the electric swap will always be a meme.
>>25607776>the electric swap will always be a memeI actually disagree. I dispise consumer electric cars, since they're all shitty, gay, internet-connectivity-plagued cuckboxes, but homebrew electric builds definitely have some merit and I think they're cool. If you're pulling apart a functional car to EV swap it, that's retarded, but if you have some blown up old shitbox Packard that you wanna swap to electric, that's cool and takes a tremendous amount of skill and knowlege. They're a meme in that they're too hard to pull off for the average Joe, so they're rare. But when done right, they can be really neat. I won't ever get rid of my 7L V12 gas guzzler though, globalhomo can suck my chode.
tfw went out and bought another project car because the priced dropped from $3000 to $400. Its a 73 Mercury Capri and its been sitting since 1980. I haven't looked yet but if I can't find a new ignition switch and key for it, what should I do? The tweaker types that rented the property the owner had this stored at busted the ignition and some other things (hence the big price drop). My other barn find that didnt have keys I was able to pop the door lock off and get a new one made, but that one didn't have people trying to steal it. I was thinking if I need to I could just wire up some sort of switch panel for starting it, and hide a kill switch somewhere else so it might not get stolen quite as easily.
>carb is back in at a baseline setting>new driveshaft is in>ujoint bolts broke freeNot sure how far I'll get on this right now. Construction guys are spreading more dirt out back and I've gotta watch them. Also have friends coming over later so I doubt I'll get shit done once the beers are open.
>>25607863I can definitely appreciate them, but it's just not a viable option for your average enthusiast. "Just ev swap it bro" is going to be the next LS meme.
>>25607959That's exactly how my Galaxie is. I've got a switch to turn on the fuel pump, ignition, and starter. Honestly I don't think I'll fix it, just relabel things and add a quick battery disconnect.
Aaaaay back in business baby
I think my carburetor needles are just flat wrongI can not get this engine dialed in right for the life of me
>>25609232buy a rebuilt carb that you can just slap on
>>25609232It's not the carbs it's you.
>>25609238Well, my carbs are fine themselves. But US-spec TR7's never came with SU carbs. So the needle choice was a vague guess with my parts guys expertise.The engine is running lean I suspect at idle and on the REALLY high end, just slightly but enough for a stumble on post places. But when I go to richen the mixture and account for it on the throttle the car wants to die. Got a few sets I could try but I think they are all going to be even more lean tapers. Also, I have a sneaking suspicion my carbs are no longer synced for whatever reason so I'm starting from a bad foot anyways.Could try the ole drill trick I have heard about but Im not to that point yetJust frustrated you know?Got pissed aligning/adjusting headlight motors then going in on carbs when already frustrated
>>25609251You know it's really easy to tell if you put your synch tool on them and compare the readings of each carb.
>>25609286Thats a battle for tomorrow.More concerning would be the cause for the sudden changeFor them to be way way out my engine is too smooth
>>25609249Kek based carb told the faggot to fuck off during (((pride month)))
>>25609314So now you're saying they're probably not out of sync? Do you have any idea what you're doing?
>>25605150New electrics are only as viable as they are since the battery can be part of that structure which allows it to be bigger than it otherwise would. Not happening with a classic unless you have something like an EV frame and you just cut the entire bottom out of the classic and drop it over that somehow.
>>25609251So it's got one jet all the way through then? Almost sounds like the needle profile is wrong for the new jets at low speed.
Remember that time when cuckstie admitted to being basically a stolen valor pos
>>25609464No I'm not to the point of basically unscrewing the adjuster nut.I remember this needle being funky the last time. It is what it is, Ill start from square 1 and try dialing it in from there sometime this week
>>25609564Not really, but I do remember that he lives in your head rent free.
>>25609579>"rent free!! rent free!!"Is that your only comeback? Claiming disabilities you don't actually have is a pretty shitty thing to do
>>25609599>>25609604>>25609616Dude can you fucking swan dive head first into a woodchipper please? Nobody gives a shit about your stupid ass boomer articles nobody even replies to you stop spamming the thread with your bullshit
>>25609599>>25609604>>25609616Lol I was literally about to ask who the mystery man posting cool articles is, keep doing God's work son.
>>25609622Fuck off, nigger.
>>25603857are there any affordable brass era cars that arent ford?
>>25609579It's very nice of him in these hard times. Housing is so expensive right now!
>>25609622I've saved several of them like Holley article. kys niggerfaggot
>>25609745I had one of these little guys behind me in traffic the other day I thought it was a camaro in my rear view
I still want to do a Vega project. A modern 4 cylinder, ac, modern stereo would make it an awesome commuter
>>25609591 Dude, he's so far in your head you literally made a post out of the blue just to talk about him.
someone go buy this. lm7 youre closest. FB Link /marketplace/item/1457451578008739/
>>25610097How do I look it up
>>25610127Jesus fuck you should just kill yourself
>>25609751>>25609762>2 litres>DOHC>EFI>racing header>twin throttle bodies>tuned by fucking Cosworth>all for a mere 12hp over my 2 litre, SOHC, return flow, heat exchanged carb fed turdHow do they do it bros?
Forgot to get pictures but my buddy came over and lent me a hand getting the axle out of my bronco. Looks like I'm going to have to align the driveline shims to the spring perches on the axle and weld them in place. The locator pins on the very bottom leaf springs are not long enough to go all the way through the shims and into the spring perches. I have a bolt that is the exact diameter of the locator pins. So I'm thinking just use it to center the shims onto the perches, make sure it's straight and Zeus it on. Then the shim is now the new dowel hole for locator pins on the leaf springs.>>25609663It's Dracula. Just so you know. Probably.
>>25610127copy the link and add zuccbook DOT com before the slash.
>>25607959Well done, capris are fucking $$$$ nowadays
>>25610137Apparently I'm not eligible for marketplace or some shit like that
>>25610163You're not eligible to keep breathing if you're too stupid to make a fake facebook to browse marketplace
https://milwaukee.craigslist.org/cto/d/oconomowoc-1975-chevrolet-vega-el/7494094942.html>>25610270i dont have a fb and still browse marketplace
>>25610276Then he's doubly retarded
>>25610270My account is too new according to Facebook. I have to wait as an anti spam measure
>>25610092Not an argument. Cope harder
Welp took 10 min outside and tinkered with the carbsAs my gut said, they weren't that far out of sync.Richened the mixture a bit and the carb isn't acting as bad when using the lift pins but the idle still bogs. Need to crank the idle down by about 300 rpm but that shouldn't be too bad and may take the bogging away. Next I need to deal with my clutch master cylinder situation and get the car driving and see if it still stumbles in the higher gears.Really leaning towards the needles just being wrong but I should be able to do some fine-tuning and get the thing really going. I just needed to walk away.
It's been a good day so far. Got the pinion shims in. Hopefully that fixes the angle and I don't have to do anymore fuckery. About to go set it down and measure it. Probably going to pul my Corvette out later and take it for a drive. I don't think it's moved from that spot since October last year.
>>25609622Trip back on, twink
>>25609622>car board>classic car general>can't post classic cars
Getting my heads back from the machine shop tomorrow for my bumpside 390. A couple more things to do and shes back on the road and I can restart on my wagon project.
>>25611653Damn that oil pan is just asking to get cracked open.
The shim was too much. I decided to cut the redneck lift blocks off the spring perch and start from square 1. Shit's turning intona beating but that's what happens with redneck bullshit
>>25612347That's what you get for having a tiny dick lift, doll fucker.
>>25611984Every boss 9 car that a friend of mine panted would get the baffle cut from the pan, replanished, and have the baffle welded back in. They were all dented on the sump. Lots of the looked ok before being hot tanked. Not so good after it ate the bondo. You’d be wise not to race a guy with a deep sump like that, for money you can’t afford to lose. If he went to the effort to put that pan on, there’s a really good chance that the motor is beast. Got to be careful how you drive.
>>25612672>He doesn't convert to dry sumpNGMI
You know what I never see? Classic full size sedans with roof racks. It's always a compact euro car (VW or BMW) or a station wagon. I was thinking of making the Galaxie my beach cruiser to go surfing while it's still ratty, but I can't find any examples of one with a roof rack. Picrel took some scrolling to find.
>>25612682Seriously, how many dry sump cars have you seen on the street?
>>25612974kek, just a handful. I was just being a memeing ass.
>>25612974I own one. The Mercedes 6.9
>>25612476>faggot that doesn't even have a lift trying to shit on my 11K overhead two-postCope and dilate If you want to be accurate, that's what I get for not immediately turning around and selling this thing in 2016 when I bought it.I could still sell it for profit and start over, but the laundry list is so small with this one that I'm labor ahead at this point to keep it.
>>25613175I think they were talking about the lift on your broncos lift.
>start building a street rod Olds 403 in January>teardown and getting new parts goes great>send heads off to machine shop to get work done>3 months go by and dad and I start to get anxious>4 months in he calls the shop, "they'll be done next week">calls next week, same thing>haven't received a call back in over a month>mfw it has been nearly 6 months since we sent them off, they have the money alreadybros did pops and I fug up
>>25613233Oh, right. Kek. Yeah it is a tiny dick lift and was a shitty hack job. I think this is the last of the redneck bullshit I'm having to unfuck.
>>25613175Your dads 11k two post*
>>25613394I wish anons dad believed in him enough to invest in his future
>>25613306yes. I sent my 390 FE Ford heads off about 8 weeks ago and I'm going toi pick them up tomorrow. I have'nt paid a cent yet. Do the same so you can get them in a timely order.
>>25613306Fuck that sucks dude I got my whole block and head machined in like a month or less and I didn’t pay until after I picked it up
Finally cleaned out the extra junk that came with the 73 Capri, like some 4 lug steelies, an old blanket and some well worn fruit of the loom undies.I knew the interior would be bad but this is nuts. Hopefully I can just swap the drinker side seat to the captain side. The trunk floor has some speed holes in the spare tire well but seems to be decent otherwise. I wanted to see if I could turn the motor over by hand but I got a wrench on the crank pulley and it seemed like only the bolt was moving and not the whole crank or pulley.
>>25613165>On the street = rotting in a yard in unusable conditionGotta love that fagula logic
>>25613306Send them a certified letter stating that you either need the work done or your parts and money back or you'll be taking legal action
>>25613394No it's my mom's
Is there any electronically shifted gm transmission that can swap with a th180/3L30?
toob k member
>>25613841>>25613843whole car for context
>>25613826Alternatively, does anyone know which other transmissions fit the PRV (peugeot-relìnault-volvo v6)
In today's thunderbird news: I realized one of my lifters is bad. I suspected this before but I couldn't tell if it was a lifter or a header leak (which it did have). Now that the exhaust is all new and sealed, I can confirm it's a lifter. Not uncommon for a car that spent 5 years sitting. I did this job on my Cressida before, and it's actually much easier on the SOHC 2.3. Once I realized this I opened up the late original owners folder of paid bills/build sheets to see what parts I needed. Fortunately boport still sells the special HLAs I need for $100 a set. I also learned he had the crank balanced, and had an esslinger windage tray and belt tensioner installed. I've owned this car for about 8 months now and I'm constantly discovering more about it as I look through stuff the original owner kept. Once the lifters are done I still need to upfit to a 3rd generation alternator. Once that's all done, it's dyno time (hopefully) Thanks for reading my bloge
>>25613165Technically you are correct. I was speaking as to basically race cars on the street. That 6.9 is 8:1 compression and made a whopping 249 hp. The only reason they dry sumped it was to make it fit the chassis. Leave it to the nazis to do something like that. It’s a rather expensive and complicated solution. The common things that are dry sump production are Harleys.
Another day, another dollar.
>>25613851Dude that’s a lot of work for up rather malaise car
>>25614622That's not very much I make a lot more than a dollar for a days work
>>25614712people who say malaise are in the same catagory of people who go to reddit and complain about how their new camaro got assblasted by some weird brick
>>25609622That anal prolapse is bothering you again, eh?
>>25614727You're not cool or quirky anon. Malaise is a colloquial term used by pretty everyone to describe that era of car.
>>25613841>>25613843That looks infinitely better. So muh more space to work on shit. What car is that? Looks like a late 70s ford of some kind.>>25613404He's jelly that a degenerate can afford a shop like mine and he can't, so he copes with, "y-you m-mean your dad's shop!" >>25613481That driver seat looks pretty trashed. Not sure what you're looking for seat wise, but corbeau makes good seats and good seat tracks that all typically bolt right in. I put them in my bronco. Surprisingly they make bolt in seat tracks for a lot of different cars. You can get them with double locking sliders as well.
>>25614726With inflation, a days work is only gonna be worth a dollar soon. Also fuck convertible tops.
>>25614940I see a can of what looks like glue sitting there. What's the process like doing a top on an old car? I only have experience doing them on newer cars. They can be a pain but it's generally just pull screws/clips, install new liner, reinstall screws/clips.
>>25614344Mercury Zephyr >>25614712It is the first generation of Fox body, anything suspension wise that fits a fox mustang bolts to this, including all the LS swap stuff. Plans are an LQ4 with a big single turbo, T56 manual.
>>25614969It depends on the type of top and the age of the car, but they're all a pain, lol. This one in particular was a 3 part top from the 60s, which means you have the rear window panel, the support strips, and the main top body itself that you have to align.There are no pre-located holes or marks, it's basically just a pre-formed sheet of fabric that you have to lay out yourself . It's attached to the car with metal strips that have a rubber backing which you glue and staple onto the top, then bolt those into the car. If you're even the tiniest bit off with your gluing and stapling, it wrinkles like a motherfucker. Once the back strips are glued, stapled, and bolted, you pull the final tension at the front and staple the fabric into the rubber strip on the first bow. I've never put a top on anything newer than 1970, so I don't know how to compare it to newer cars. Good news is that I got her all tensioned up by the end of the day, and it's looking pretty good. I really should have mounted the passenger side strip 1/8" higher or so to give the entire side of the top more tension, but I'm not changing it now lol.
>>25615141>Plans are an LQ4sounds really gay
>>25615240I want to do a vinyl top on the challenger but I'm worried I'll fuck it up
>>25615508They're not that hard, just absurdly tedious. If you take your time and quadruple check your marks and staples before gluing, you'll be fine. Also, get your top from EZ On, since they probably make a Challenger top. Those have all the pre-marks to put you in the ballpark with your mounting bars without having to cut apart the old top.
>>25615550Oh, sorry, I meant a vinyl top for a couple not a convertible
>>25615606Oh gotchya. Still, as with anything upholstery related, it's lots and lots of double checking, knowing your anchor points and taking your time. I did a vinyl top on a Lincoln Town Car and it wasn't too bad. Easier than a convertable top for sure.
I had to install a new convertible top skin on a brand new car once. Sales ordered the top the wrong color guy wanted black they ordered body matching. Top 5 worst experience of my automotive career no doubt having to drill rivets out and shit while trying to catch everything in the shop vac with my other hand, blankets, tape, and crash wrap all over that tiny ass car I’m upside down in. Rekt my back for like 3/4 days
>>25615659I figured it'd be at least a little easier since I don't have to worry about a moving frame. I want to do white top like the car had from factory but my dad wants a gator skin black top
>>25615709Yeah. You just tie in the back trim pieces and work your way towards the front with glue and a big plastic blade to work out the bubbles. It's akin to laying wrap, but much easier and more forgiving. >>25615704Rip
>>25615726will the glue work on paint or epoxy primer
>>25615550God that is so sexy I would daily that for the rest of my life
>>25615746I would hit the paint with some sandpaper to rough it up, just like anything else. My favorite vinyl glue is the Ace brand pool vinyl patch glue, and it seems to stick to damn near anything.>>25615825Yeah, it's really pretty and super solid. Ive always loved Edsels despite the flak they get for looking different. The guy is selling it for $12k if you're in the Midwest, kek.
>>25615836Nah west coast, if I had the cash I'd just buy it and drive it back though.
>>25615836Cool, I'm watching an installation video. Doesn't look like a crazy process
>>25615926I eventually want to do my firebird too
>window regulators I just ordered are in just as bad of shape as my current one>New headlights barley hook up to the existing plugs and are dim as shit>Every time I try to do something simple, I run into a stripped screw/bolt>Just lost a bid on the perfect houseI just want to drive the damn Galaxie and start setting up a permanent workspace!>>25615836Edsels look amazing. Nearly bought a few over the years but they were always in much worse shape than the ad lead on to. One guy wasted my time and said it was a solid driver with just a little rust in the trunk. Got there after a 3 hour drive to find the intake missing (looked like it had been off for a long time) and basically no floors/rockers.
>>25615836>The guy is selling it for $12k if you're in the Midwest, kek.that seems cheap for an open top 50s car. I don't get the period hate for them, well perhaps that they were a letdown, but styling wise they are easily better than GM's overwrought offers that year
>>25615970Uh oh his ptsd from all that paper pushing is flaring up
>>25616015You love coastie so much why don't you just post your love letter to him? You clearly can't stop thinking about sucking his cock!
>>25616045Trip back on, twink
>>25616047STFU you no serve nigger we are tired of your shit posting because you can't get him out of your mind
>>25616059>samefagging this hard Lol typical wiggle attack
>generals arent cance-
>>25616125Rhymes with smorsha shmoxter
>>25615970>window regulatorsYou're probably going to have to rebuild the ones you've got since they're all going to be old and weren't that good to begin with. Expect to have to weld up worn/stripped gears, splines, pivots.
Man the 7 must have been considerably leaner than I thought, guess it's not a surprise looking back.Gotta see what this fucker does on a 70/80-degree day at temp and finish up the carbs from there.
>>25616442Quit guessing https://www.summitracing.com/parts/avm-30-4110?seid=srese1&gclid=Cj0KCQjwntCVBhDdARIsAMEwACnOhxLOF6o31n5pmowNC5YUvhnkzxx-oAfaxutzcsEy_s3XlmyvnSMaAvbSEALw_wcB
>>25616448I can get the car running fine with the lift pins anon kek, it's just been too hot for me to want to get it running right only for them to need to be readjusted on a considerably cooler day.
>>25615347Aiming for 650-700 horse and not wanting to pay for a dart block so I don't have many other options>>2561478578 Mercury Zephyr same as a ford fairmont
>>25616483I owned a 1980 Fairmont Futura similar to that. It was actually in great shape, truly driven by an old lady just to the store once a week. 255 V8 that was laughable by today's standards. Some bitch made a left in front of me when I had the green, and it was written off.
>>25616503this one isn't terribly, no structural rust, just a little floor pan swiss cheese. Perfect bones for a budget drag car
This is a pretty decent patch panel. Only took a bit of hammering not get it to fit. Just need to like up a joint for the butt weld
>>25616059Get who out of my mind?
>>25616270This, I replaced one because it had a stripped out tooth. Installed it exactly like the original but somehow it immediately stripped a tooth and bent the arm to the window, I just ended up welding the teeth on the original and putting it back in. I need to clean and grease the other side before it starts having issues.
>>25616460Normal temperature variations will not make that much of a difference to your carb tuning.
>>25616657You don't think? It's been like 95-100 out the past few days and I figured the variation would be a bit noticeable so I haven't gone wild on dialing it in.Then again I suppose it is a tractor of an engine, so whats a slight change in air density really matter kek
>>25616683I drive from 40-115 degrees and from 1,200 to 7,000 feet on the same tune, only extreme elevation changes make a noticeable difference but even then it's not until at least 5,000 feet probably.
>>25616689Well being in Ohio I am safe from major elevation changes. Suppose Ill drill down on it in the morning. Need to go out for a test drive in the morning and see where I stand anyways.
>>25616691dont stand while you drive your car why do you think it has a seat
>>25616704Because I live for the thrill
>>25616483Aiming for 650 to 700 hp. That will be a good sleeper as no one would suspect it.
>>25617081just that massive thunderbolt hood....
>>25616483>650-700 horse Mercury ZephyrJesus fuck anon, I love your style
>>25606030Based f body bro. My grandpa just gave me an 89 iroc, t tops, 305 auto unfortunately. Idk if its a curse or a gift though ngl.
Just got in some new-old-stock Packard I8 main bearings. Opening original boxes helps me larp that I'm living back in the 50s or 60s working on this thing.
>>25618215Heavy gauge welding cable. 2 or 0 gauge.
>>25617454I'm not keeping the scoop, either ugly patch this hood, or there is a company that makes fiberglass replacements not far from me>>25617739I just want to run 10's in the quarter mile in something that looks like it belongs in grandpa's driveway
>>25618439Same although my goals are more modest. I want to upset kids in financed wrx/sti, civics and golfs
Here's the built head on my 2.3 if anyone cares to see that
>>25619020I almost bought a turbo coupe and had plans for a tricked out boport head and big big turbo. Do you race it? knvys
finally got around to this jobdidn't break any fasteners, thankfullyno idea why one rusted and the other didn't, but the unrusted one was cracked and someone had attempted a repair
>>25617790Who ends with all this old stuff? Do wholesale distributors buy it off of dealers and then keep it stashed away or do you have to troll ebay for boomers with one foot in the grave who hoarded it?
>>25619068That's basically my build.I don't plan to race it. I just wanted a fun oddball street car. My turbos only double the size of the stock one but I can give you a QRD if you're that interested.
>>25619181I’m not that guy but please by all means share it’s super cool
>>25619192It's a long post but you asked for it. The original owner did the following>had the block blueprinted >crank balanced>complete head package by boport, ported, oversized valves, dual valve springs, upgraded seats, guides, retainers, lifters and a 2.1 roller cam>esslinger windage tray>"green top" injector upgrade >fuel pressure regulator>upgraded fuel pump (I suspect)>deleted all emissions equipment It sat for 5 years after the guy died, long story short i bought it. It was running about 20+ psi stock turbo and running pig rich. It also had some dinky looking turbo manifold that was warped and leaking. The manual boost controller was toast and the IAC was bad. I tore the entire stock turbo system out and did the following >custom built garrett t3 from an svo with a 56mm billet turbonetics compressor/housing >gnari ported log style manifold with external wastegate>stinger FMIC with blowoff >875 cc injectors>pimpx megasquirt3 based standalone>aem wideband>custom downpipe and the cat was gutted And she finally runs ok now. At present I have to address a stuck lifter and upgrade to a newer alternator before it can go to the dyno. I'm aiming for 300-400 wheel. Anything more and the transmission is a wear item. Yes an LS probably would have been cheaper.
>>25619276Painless makes a 3g wiring harness that comes with instructions. More expensive then chopping a junkyard one but so easy. You should find a cobra IRS for that thing. Would make a sweet car. That's what I want to do if I ever get another foxPicked up an posi 8.8 for the Zephyr today. Got a 4.10 gear for it, just gotta buy a set of clutches for it.
>>25619327Irs swap is something so far down my list I might not even get around to it. I don't mind having a big boaty comfortable car with a literal boat anchor for an engine if it goes fast and makes boost. I'm actually in the middle of convincing my friend with the cobra to get some 3.73s. Its criminal to me they put a 7k redline modular in the cobra but 2nd gear winds out to 77mph. It takes ages.
>>25619276Sounds fucking badass you should upload a YouTube video >>25619327I was actually looking at getting a painless for my ride too for the modernized fuse box and pass through bulkhead connector and added auxiliary circuits. I could power my efi and msd box and fans all seamlessly through that plus fix a few wiring bugs I still have
>>25618454god bless and good luck, peel them off the pavement.
>>25619276oh shidd you got an SN95 Cobra, too?
>>25619528nvm saw this post>>25619345
Ran into an issue with the headlights. Replaced the old barely working bulbs with new ones, and the new ones are even more dim! The prongs go into the light "socket" or whatever but barely. It looks like the prongs are longer and slightly wider despite being the exact same model as the old bulbs. But the dash lights are hella comfy and idk if I like them more or the rocket style tail lights
>>25619563I’m probably gonna convert my cluster to LEDs instead of the little h9 bulbs or whatever
Took the seats out to vacuum the Capri. Its FULL of mouse shit so I'm gonna have to go hard with the carpet shampooer and vinegar probably (or cut my losses and get a new roll of carpet I guess).The driver seat frame is broken and the upholstery is totally fucked so I swapped the rails between the driver and passenger sides. The passenger side is torn up a little but its mostly intact. The adjustment controls being on the inside will be shitty but oh well. Anyone got any tips for making it not smell so bad in here?
>>25619858Also I found this 1973 10 pence coin and a Capri tag under the seat which I think is really fucking awesome
>>25619563Headlight switch is probably toast. The connection is poor most times and the heat generated melts the connector. You'll be better off buying/making a relay harness so that the only thing the switch has to do is power a low-amperage relay. Also, with the headlights on backprobe the headlight connector with a grounded meter and verify that there's no more than about .01 volt on the ground terminal. If it's much higher, then you'll need to find and fix some grounds
>>25619376>you should upload a YouTube video I have a bunch of clips I can upload this weekend. The 2.3 is kinda memed as sounding like a tractor but I think it sounds badass with the cam. Pic semi related but here's a build sheet from the head work done in 2012. >>25619863Based. I love finding old shit in my piles. In one of my Chiltons manuals there's a Walmart reciept from 1996.
>>25619327Didn’t turbo coupes come with a independent rear?
>>25620342Are you going to have a meltdown over using the word old? It's a Walmart reciept from 26 years ago.>>25620343The mn12 generation was independent rear but before that it was a 4 link.
>>25620255They do sound particularly agricultural sometimes, yes. My Merkur had a 3" pipe straight back from the turbo.
>>25620388I tend to agree that a throwaway receipt lasting 20+ years is old, nobody saves shit like that on purpose
>>25620553I went with a 2.5" all the way. I have a friend with an SVO who advised me to stray away from 3" due to packaging constraints and they tend to sound bad. I'm glad I took his advice personally
What axle should I look for to stick in my shitbox? Criteria are light weight and cost/availability, with the restrictions that it must be reliable at 200 whp and 2200 lbs, and be able to be shortened under 56 inches without custom shafts. Bonus points for stock disk brakes, but not necessary.I'm currently looking at S10 10-bolts, is there anything else better for my application?
This patch fit pretty good. Just need to finish up welding
>>25621281I've seen the ford 7.5 swap done but idk how much fab went into it. I'd check the forums/
>>25621281Toyota SR5 axle. Also, is that a poor man's Corvette?
>>25621785Alternatively an early-mid80s Mazda B2000 axle.
>>25621314that looks warped to shit
>>25621859That's what the Bondo's for, bro!
>>25620553Love that Capri, never forget how lucky you are to own it
>>25620388Nah nothing like that just coming to terms with my own again. Unironically “96 was 4 years ago” feels
>>25621326Can't find much info comparing the Ford and GM 7.5" axles. Is there any reason to use one over the other or should I just grab whatever's cheap?>>25621785>>25621787I guess I didn't list it as a requirement, but I'd rather not go 6 lug. It's hard to find wheels with decent offsets and most of them have enormous center bores so I can't just redrill them for a smaller pattern.But yeah, it's an Opel GT. This one isn't actually mine, it's just a body I had in my shop I used to check the engine fit. Mine's in pretty rough shape.
>>25621281>reliable at 200hpBasically any axle out of any old shitbox lmao
>>25622281Wooden axle off a fucking covered wagon from the Oregon trail
>>25622281>mfw I read accounts of people blowing up the stock axle with stock powered cars>mfw it only made 89 horsepower from the factory
Spent $40 to take my uncle to a car show he said he wanted to go to just for him to act like he wanted to be anywhere else the whole time and stop talking to me so we just left after like 15 minutes and I didn't get to buy the door handle I needed that someone had, how's everyone else's Saturday?
>>25621859It just looks warped because my cut is wonky
>>25622549Went to a car show even with the 7's clutch being on the fritz(my poor synchros)Saw a 1931 Packard and King Midget which were neat
>>25622203>Unironically “96 was 4 years ago” feelsI'm late 20s and so many things that were core to the childhood of myself and most kids my age just didn't exist for zoomers.Like not even being alive before 9/11 and having no concept of what things were like before that. And Im sure i sound retarded to anyone with years on meAnyway, cars yeah
>>25622203>Unironically “96 was 4 years ago” feelAre you me? Except it's '98 for me. Feels bad, man.
>>25622265Miata or RX-7 IRS swap? If you're going to have to weld new mounting pads on solid axle, you might as well fab mounting points for an IRS.
>>25622549Should have kicked your uncle in the nads the laughed and called him a fag after he was writhing on the ground.
>>25622635Is that copper sealant holding up so far on your exhaust mani?
>>25622672I haven't run boost through it yet but it's held up fine so far
>>25622635>>25622637Official theme for that feel https://youtu.be/XvziPPpryv0By the end of my career, there were 18yo kids in my platoon who weren’t even alive when 9/11 happened getting ready to go deploy to the same desert shithole their fathers did
>>25622703Ayyy fucking loved that song. Damn....
>>25622569Why don't you fix the clutch?
>>25622774Don't have the pump to reverse bleed itOtherwise, I don't think I can get all the air out of the systemHopefully, that solves my problemsProbably going to sit down with the car Wednesday or Thursday and just get all the small things that are broken in order
>>25622203>>25622635>>25622637I still have a hard time not seeing anything from the 1980s as anything but an "old shitbox" and my Cadillac is still a "20-something-year-old beater" that I would pick up as a "dead dad car" and drive until the rust got too bad.Shopping for parts to fix my '09 Lincoln and having to find it in a drop-down menu showing it as 13 is still hard to wrap my head around.
Got the trunk all sand blasted. There's some pretty deep rust pitting I'm going to need to get out with an acid treatment
>>25622916>working on 02 Camry for customer >120k miles say they just picked it up for 2500$ >man what a great deal. You did good anon this car will probably run forever if you take care of it >yea nah I’m just driving it until I can get something newer, I mean it’s already 20 years old it’s gonna start falling apart lol >20 years old >20 years old >2002 was twenty fucking years ago
>>25622969My brothers truck is 30 years old now and we've had it since new march of time is a bitch
>>25622661Thought about that, but the miata has a 5" wider rear track even with much higher offset wheels. welding some tabs on an axle is less work than narrowing an IRS.
>>25622829What the fuck I guarantee you you can bleed the system without some fucking reverse pump
>>25622969>born in 1999>got 1996 fseries ive had since I was a kid>some kid in a parking lot is pointing at it to his dad and calls it "old truck"
>>25623111meant to say 1995 but whatever.obd1.
>>25622969It doesn't feel that long ago. I remember being in Iraq in '10 and '11; a lot had changed in that time, but everything seemed to stagnate after that. I'm not sure what year it feels like anymore.Sometimes I feel like it's the start of the Depression and we're struggling with businesses being complete dumpster fires in every regard.
>>25623153I cant shake the notion that its 2007 if it wasnt for all the fuckin touchscreen phones around
>>25623179That's about when it feels like for me, too. All the new strip malls I saw in 2011-2012 are deserted, foreclosures are up, everyone is driving beater cars; it feels like it did in 2007 with all the stores going back to 2007 hours and 24/7 being a thing of the past.No more working second shift and shopping at 3:00 AM.
>>25623053You could, maybe - but could a homosexual do it?
>>25623237Lm7 could and he's a homosexual
>>25623264If he's not smart enough to clean and tune a carb he's not smart enough to bleed a clutch, he's just a bolt on parts monkey who doesn't even understand basic diagnostics.
>>25606429Better paint it body color and not rattle can black like a lazy fucker.
>>25622966You just sandblasted it. You're only going to make the already thin metal thinner with an acid treatment. Not like Mopars of that era are known for garbage gauge sheet metal or anything
>>25622265How about the rear out of a 240sx ? It’s and fairly narrow.
>>25623237>>25623264Huge difference between a homosexual and a faggot, but both end up in hell
>>25623053I would have thought the same thing, I suspect I know where the air is, but I have spent way too long trying to bleed it traditionally so I hear good things about reverse bleeders just werking so Ill try it.>>25623264He's a considerably better mechanic than I kek>>25623179Personally I am ready for 2008 all over again
>>25623924Sand blasting is the only way to really get rid of the rust, otherwise it'll just come back years later down the road. Also the sand I'm using is a really fine grit so it doesn't take away much material
>>25624433>I already removed the rust with sand blasting so now I need to acid treat it to make the pitted areas thinnerRetard.
>>25624441The acid is a surface prep
>>25624447The sand was the surface prep. Wiping with acetone after and using an etching primer negates the need for acid. Plus you're going to have to use a neutralizer which you then have to clean with water and soap and then wipe it down with acetone to finally be ready for paint. It's an unnecessary and detrimental step.
>>25624459The blasting leaves residue. The acid removes the residue and any rust that was missed during the blasting process. When the acid dries it's sanded with 80 grit and ready to shoot
>>25622265For 200 HP there doesn't seem to be much of a difference. Just get whatever is cheapest/you can get parts for.
Ignition is totally fucked (not by me for once) and it turns out the new lock cylinder I got is wrong and won't fit my Capri.Now what? How do I "hotwire" my own car? I've never had to do this before and I'm still waiting for my shop manual to get here so maybe it will have some basic wiring diagrams so I can figure out how to get switched 12v power.
>>25624488>I'm literally retarded and can't even understand things explained to me in a basic wayYeah sounds about right for someone who can't do basic diagnostic work
>>25603009What fresh hell is this>>25624820>>25624820
>>25624127It's 60 inches wide, stock axle is 52
>>25624705Looks like you're going race car switch panel like a true nigga Key on, accessory power, fuel pump and starter ran to separate switches should do the trick. You just have to find the circuits
Newport is coming along.
It's been slow going but he's consistently working on it again.
From the sounds of it, they just have the stripped body left to paint. They're doing all the jambs for free, so I guess I can't complain too much about how long they've been taking.
>>25611653>>25611658My dream car