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Garage Talk / I need some help from Canada
« on: August 13, 2023, 07:28:20 PM »
Anyone from the Niagara Region of Canada send me a PM. I need help locating a certain vehicle. Thanks

General Discussion / Re: Rare Tuxedo black/Orange houndstooth Z/28
« on: March 20, 2022, 06:02:30 PM »
Have you tried the Ministry of Transportation?

Maintenance / Re: Cylinder Head Repair?
« on: December 28, 2021, 11:10:01 PM »
If you don't want a welding repair there are companies that do mechanical repairs. I worked for one called Metal Locking Service and we did cylinder heads and blocks. They are located in Buffalo, NY, I'm sure there are others closer to you, Salt Lake I think, if they do smaller pieces like that I wouldn't know. Goggle casting repair, cast iron repair, metal stitching or metal locking.

General Discussion / Re: Brake light problem
« on: October 11, 2021, 10:35:31 PM »
I always check grounds first when lights start doing strange things. Try swapping the tail light bulbs from side to side and see if that changes anything.

Garage Talk / Re: Garage door security
« on: May 08, 2021, 04:16:41 PM »
Part of the reason I started this thread was to put out how easy it is to break in. It took me a while to figure out how my garage door dented and pushed in. I may not be the brightest bulb in the chandler but I'm certainly not the dimmest.
Those previous attempts were in western NY 45 years ago all separate incidents. Moved to NC 13 years ago where I started restoring it. No incidents. Move to Ohio in Nov. to a 55+ community, no through streets, they kind of meander wherever. So who knows, may have been one of the landscape workers for all I know. We were down in Fla. when it happened. The car isn't finished so it doesn't go anywhere. I'll look at that Liftmaster 3800 and do what is necessary to make the house more secure.

Garage Talk / Re: Garage door security
« on: May 08, 2021, 03:35:27 PM »
You really don't need that. If you're afraid of break-ins:

1. Remove the pull rope.
2. If you have windows on your doors, cover them up. They have to SEE the latch to pull it. I don't have that problem because I have doors with no windows.

If they're going to break in, they're going to break in!! Just like all car alarms and anti-theft devices. If they want your car, nothing's going to stop them. If they really want in your garage, nothing's going to stop them.


You're a real optimist Ed, but I know what you mean. I've always said that the only thing locks do are to keep the honest people honest. They don't need a window, work until you feel the release mechanism, rope or no rope. I'm more comfortable now knowing that my release can't be tripped like that, it will only release with a straight downward pull. After the door is repaired I want something to prevent or make it difficult to wedge the door and back and dent it again. Force them to plan B. Throw up as many deterrents as you can, cameras, alarms etc. Why make it easy for them. I do appreciate your input.


Garage Talk / Garage door security
« on: May 07, 2021, 05:26:55 PM »
Let me start by asking if anyone has used this product or something similar? It attaches to the top panel of the door and the door header to prevent the door from being pushed in and a coat hanger from tripping the opener release.

FYI. And the reason I'm asking if you didn't know already, 6 seconds to break in.

Yes it happened to me, the only reason they didn't get in was the type of release on the opener. It only releases if pulled straight down, coat hanger won't work. They tried so hard they bent the door panel AND the metal bar that runs the length or the door. I also use the slide bar through the rail and pad lock that as well. Just putting it out here, don't think it can't happen to you. My Camaro was stolen once and recovered and almost a second time, sheet metal screw in ignition switch. It didn't work. Thank you hood locks. This was the 3rd maybe even 4th attempt.

General Discussion / Re: drivers side wheel lock up
« on: March 18, 2021, 04:15:02 PM »
Drum may not come off because it's over adjusted. You'll need to go into the slot in the backing plate and push the self adjuster off the star wheel to back off the brake.

General Discussion / Re: drivers side wheel lock up
« on: March 17, 2021, 12:26:58 PM »
Does it lock up by itself or when you apply the brake? What do you do to release it or will it eventually release on its own? Could be either mechanical or hydraulic issue. Broken spring or pad retainer.

Garage Talk / Muscle Car Museum Closing
« on: January 10, 2021, 01:48:01 AM »
Rick Treworgy is auctioning off his collection. Jan. 22,23. Just in case you need an excuse to visit the Fla. gulf coast in Jan. All Chevys.

Decoding/Numbers / Re: Caveat Emptor...block stamp
« on: January 02, 2021, 12:41:13 AM »
Where is the block stamped, it doesn't appear to be on the deck, no signs of machining, and why would the machinist restamp at the the filter area? When did they start stamping near the filter  and did Tonawanda stamp there also?

General Discussion / Re: 68 with American Racing rims
« on: June 20, 2020, 01:32:15 AM »
What's the tire size and where do the rub? Maybe they're just to wide.

General Discussion / Re: Off topic - Nothing wrong with THESE rotors!
« on: June 16, 2020, 12:56:53 PM »
North Carolina has no inspection for vehicles older than 20 or 25 years. That can be real scary.

Originality / Re: 68 302 pulleys
« on: June 07, 2020, 03:31:22 PM »
Perfect, Thank you

Originality / 68 302 pulleys
« on: June 06, 2020, 10:20:58 PM »
Did the '68 302 pulleys have a letter suffix after the number? 

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