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  1. 3 points
    MemphisMan

    W-body.com Southern meetup 2019

    Just for reference, I added a map with a red star marking the location of everyone who has responded to this thread. It might help determine a location that's as centrally located as possible. Just food for thought. I'm still up for Nashville, but could go any direction if it makes it closer for someone else. I'll update the map based on the location in peoples profile as they respond in the thread.
  2. 3 points
    White93z34

    W-body Nationals June 2019

    Sorry for being ~5 months late to the discussion. I'd potentially be down for Erie. Its only 1,5 hours from me. I feel like Erie has been an enigma for years now, lets make it happen. Life's changed since the last Toledo meet I made it to, I could probably make a day trip on Saturday. I'm probably a couple years out from making a entire weekend due to the little one Autocross, I don't care, my shits too old for me to want to really rag on. And lets be honest If I know us, 60% of the crew would be just as happy in a salvage yard (though IIRC Erie's are seriously shit-tier), 35% would hang around and just be content and 5% would have interest in something else (AutoX, Tracks in general, Antique stores, Firearm ranges). But don't let me be a old man and spoil a good time. Like I said I'd likely only be able to make it up for a day trip on Saturday.
  3. 2 points
    MemphisMan

    Junk Yard Thread, Never ending

    Dang! Are you able to see the actual Carfax records, or only how many records are associated with each car? Obviously it would be good to know when they were last registered. Unfortunately, with such a small number of records for each car, I'm doubting they are still on the road. Worst case, razor blades. Best case, in a collection.
  4. 2 points
    SuperBuick

    I still lurk :-)

    Still here...
  5. 2 points
    Mach 5

    W-body Nationals June 2019

    still not sure Im going to have a car ready. Im trying.. but big turbos no good for auto x. that's why they make corollas... lol https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VmZxdbJohrk Im going to say lets just chill... wherever.. just not somewhere seedy where "yall softer than cupcakes" is a common statement. my vote. Toledo. want to go drag racing.. go to Milan. doesn't Erie have a track? Im cool for just chillin.. eatin breads and desserts getting all fat n sassy.. just make a date and location soon so I can get it on the calendar this year. my 2 cents thanks -Jarek
  6. 2 points
    Z34Luminasty

    W-body Nationals June 2019

    *starts packing*
  7. 1 point
    MemphisMan

    Junk Yard Thread, Never ending

    Probably left-over LQ1s that were brought to the line to be put in '96 cars and were never meant to go in the '97s.
  8. 1 point
    The issue on the 2.8 and the 3.1 LH0 I believe is that the intake bolts themselves don't have any (blue) Loctite on them, and the torque spec is a little inadequate. So what ends up happening is when subjected to heating and cooling cycles, they leak along the horizontal plane of the gasket, but don't actually suffer any visible gasket failure. The force exerted by the intake bolts simply isn't good enough to keep everything tight and sealed during the extreme thermal transients experienced during at shutdown. (shutdown = peak temperatures, as there is no coolant circulation). The job was done twice on my (LH0) 3.1 MPFI after leaking LIMs, at around 50k mi (by previous owner), and then again at around 90k mi. The gasket itself that I removed was in pristine condition (and probably could have been safely re-used, although I ended up replacing with a brand new Fel-Pro), and applying a higher torque value and using blue Loctite (or Permatex Blue actually) has resolved the issue for the past ~70k mi. If you buy a brand new bolt kit, they often come pre-coated with a blue thread locking material, but I just re-used the existing hardware (give the bolts a good clean in solvent/brake cleaner to remove residual oil!).
  9. 1 point
    ManicMechanic

    Junk Yard Thread, Never ending

    1G3WH52X3VF300002 - An odd combo of Med. Sandrift Met./Blue cloth. Sunroof, Canadian car. Carf@x shows 3 records. 1G3WH52X5VF300003 - Bright Red/Graphite leather. Engine block heater but no KmH speedo like the other two LQ1 cars. Carf@x showing 2 records. 1G3WH12X6VF300004 - Med. Adriatic Blue/Blue cloth, Canadian car. Carf@x is showing 5 records.
  10. 1 point
    ManicMechanic

    Junk Yard Thread, Never ending

    I think I had the VINs at one time, I will have to look, they might have been on an old hdd that crashed and I lost a LOT that time. Hey, I tried to tag you on FB, someone had posted an oddball Regal in Underappreciated Survivors with those plain-ass wheelcovers we were discussing a few weeks ago.
  11. 1 point
    rich_e777

    W-body.com Southern meetup 2019

    Well since I mentioned it I feel I should start the thread to share thoughts and ideas, but foremost I dont want to plan anything near the date of or close to the actual 2019 W-body meet up most of the guy do up north in case some of you crazy Canucks want to venture this far south, ya`ll more than welcome of course. I`d love to be able to make it up north but I really cannot justify a 12-14 hour drive to hang out for a few hours and then drive back. Well until the Vert 100% aligned anyways the coupe has an overheating issue on long drives. Theres a few members that expressed some interest in a more southern location so lets see what ideas we might come up with. If the schedule were wide open I`d recommend Nashville TN on the weekend of May 3rd-5th only because that the huge GoodGuys car show and If we rolled up in a convoy we`d definitely get some attention from the classic car community . Some of you guys have been through before and can vouch for the tourist attractions and restaurants, as a lifetime local I know several awesome places, several JYs around, a weird car museum, Nashville speedway might let us on their track for a few laps, lots of parking at my place for a gathering around the bonfire/cooler/grill or can always hang out at the lake doing the same thing. I dont mind if we choose a more centralized locale for everyone, just tossing the idea out there.
  12. 1 point
    digitaloutsider

    W-body Nationals June 2019

    Drive down to Texas, we'll go find some clapped out Century in a parking lot and park next to it and claim it's a meet. Which isn't much different from some of our actual meets.
  13. 1 point
    Imp558

    W-body Nationals June 2019

    You're a member. If you'd like to start a thread to gauge interest in a southern meet there might be one. It would be cool if we had something southern.
  14. 1 point
    Imp558

    W-body Nationals June 2019

    Al, how many rooms are we generally looking at? I'm going to scout motels and would like to know approximately what my power of negotiations is like.
  15. 1 point
    Imp558

    Muffler heat shield

    I've got 4 or 5 black Dickies jumpsuits that I pull over my clothes. The dirty layer just gets wadded up in a bag when I'm done and I look like a cool special ops guy. Disposable baby wipe packs are pretty bitchin to take to the wrecking yard too.
  16. 1 point
    55trucker

    Muffler heat shield

    Greg, as far as I know all the 1st gen shields would be the same. The left side for some reason was never fitted with one.
  17. 1 point
    They just get torqued down. There is no adjustment. Put both the rockers and the pushrods back in the exact same places they came out of (the 60 degrees use two different length pushrods). Do you need to replace the intake gaskets because they're leaking? 50k miles is pretty low to have those gaskets leak, especially on a Gen 2 motor, which don't really tend to have issues.
  18. 1 point
    jiggity76

    New to the site!

    So let me just say, MemphisMan is the man for countless reasons but he found this part on Ebay and texted me bringing my attention to it and I couldn't believe my eyes! A 91-94 CS HUD unit! After inspecting it, I can confirm that it is an NOS piece and has never been installed. The screw tabs have never been tampered with and the maroon cover is perfect along with the rubber seal that goes around the perimeter of it. Also, you can see the outside and inside lens/mirror is perfect, no scratches or fogging. The inside has no dirt, dust, or any debris at all! Incredible! It came in a very nicely packed box and was enclosed in a sealed bag. I would have never known about it unless MemphisMan said something and I'm forever grateful to him. The best part, I only paid $36.15 for it including shipping! There was and I'm sure still is a NOS HUD unit still out there that I posted somewhere here. The guy wants $1000 for it! Thank you Memphis! Your the best!
  19. 1 point
    Ok, thank you. I'll start the search. Hope your doing well my friend. By the way, this just came in the mail the other day. An NOS one that was very hard to find and I probably overpaid but I love it.
  20. 1 point
    I want to go to Nashville again and this sort of meetup might be just the right excuse. Maybe he has avoid highways or tolls on?
  21. 1 point
    It's right under 10 hours for me. Count me in, I'd make the trek out to Nashville. Just wouldn't be in the Regal.
  22. 1 point
    K&R

    W-body.com Southern meetup 2019

    Branson/Springfeild, Mo is a big car enthusiast cities. There are shows there all the time and route 66 runs right through there. Not as exciting as Nashville, but a idea for a future southern meet.
  23. 1 point
    AL

    W-body Nationals June 2019

    I do like the idea of having a single discussion page though. I'll post the link to the forums on FB
  24. 1 point
    Imp558

    W-body Nationals June 2019

    That would be ideal but realistically it will all happen on fb and we here in the actual community will have little to say. I checked there a couple days ago and no mention of my alternate city. I've tried to coerce it further this way to shave some driving off to make it more accessible to members from the south. Facebook didn't revolutionize social networking, it killed it.
  25. 1 point
    vipmiller803

    DIY Smoke Machine for Vacuum Leaks

    Yea output volume is obviously a concern. I think the air volume is actually my limiting factor. The smoke is very dense.
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