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55trucker last won the day on April 1

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About 55trucker

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  • Birthday 07/19/1954

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    Oshawa, Ontario


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    A long time a land far away.........
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    Oshawa, Ontario
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    hobbies, hobbies and more hobbies, and ready to retire
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    too old to have a job but still need one

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  1. 55trucker

    Junk Yard Thread, Never ending

    If you go back to this yard & see this car....please inquire as to what the yard will let that strut bar go for? thx
  2. 55trucker

    tilt steering issues

    It sounds as tho you've jammed the gear on the end of the lock cylinder. The gear has teeth that are on 1/2 the circumference. If you disconnect the rod that connects the cylinder to the ignition switch does the cylinder free up? If that's not it then you will more than likely need to remove the set/retaining screw that holds the cylinder into the *bowl* (column) to free the cylinder.
  3. 55trucker

    Where to find proper HEAD BOLTS for 3.1 liter

    Hmmmm........try kit #ES74018
  4. As asked.... do you need this?.......these new are extremely rare & pricey or do you need this?...... the seat rots out more often than the knuckle assembly does, the seat is fastened to the knuckle.
  5. Thought I'd bring this everyone's attention... It's an all Pontiac annual car show for all years, there's no restriction on the age of the vehicle. It's a weekend long event, motels would be on the need list. My son is thinking of taking a drive down there with his Fiero seeing as there will a 35th anniversary dedication to those cars. I might be convinced to bring down the GP..... it's a 2,000km (not miles) round trip for us. for those of you in the general tri-state area this would not be too long a haul for you. It's Aug. 9th - 11th
  6. 55trucker

    Pressurized Injector cleaning.

    I personally don't use these *do it in a can* cleaners, in my opinion the only proper way to clean the injectors is to pull them all & send to a diesel shop and have them cleaned on an injector flow bench/cleaner. Mike, there must be a diesel shop somewhere near you who could do the job. It's not that expensive, the last time I had a set done it was no more than $80 for the 6.
  7. 55trucker

    Found the leak...

    Before you install it give a coating with some undercoating/truck bed liner etc etc to protect it.
  8. 55trucker

    Found the leak...

    Quite some time ago I did have to repair mine but that was due to a stress crack that formed at the weld at the forward frame support, that was relatively simple & just needed a silver solder patch.
  9. 55trucker

    Found the leak...

    Basic 3/4" heater hose isn't molded to the tight 90 degree corners needed to get it around the obstacles that are in the way.
  10. 55trucker

    Found the leak...

    There is a *3.1* engine replacement, you can see it at Rockauto, the difference is the engine end flexible hose, the DOHC hose is shorter, the 3.1 piece hose is molded to a different angle than the DOHC end. It's $34 Can.
  11. 55trucker

    Muffler heat shield

    I wouldn't ask my worst enemy to lie under a car in foul weather to remove something for me, it can wait for a nicer climate.
  12. 55trucker

    Muffler heat shield

    Thx Greg, don't allow yourself to get soaking wet laying under that car if there is still a respectable shield there, this is not mission critical, freezing cold weather is not ideal.
  13. 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.
  14. 55trucker

    Muffler heat shield

    I'm looking for a right side (single exhaust) heat shield, there's nothing wrong with the piece under my car but I'd like install another one over top of the left muffler. After all the work I did under the car last summer I feel inclined to protect the fuel vapor lines & the fuel filler piping from the heat that comes off the left muffler. If anyone might happen to have a shield that is in good condition or if someone comes across a decent one in a salvage yard that's easy to get off please let me know what the price would be. Would not have to be shipped, hope to join you this summer for the W gathering in Erie.
  15. 55trucker

    5 speed swap

    That would be a *possible* resort, issue with the method is after the bolt head has been snipped off & you finally have the front cover removed to get at the timing chain one still has to free the remaining stud from inside the front of the shaft. I'm thinking that the threads are damaged & that's the reason why the bolt will not turn out.