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Thread: What Did You Do to Your A-Body Today?

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    I think you'll like the ceramic pads. They are so much quieter as compared to semi-metallic. My semi-metallics always like to squeal cold first thing in the morning. Irritated my silver fillings. LOL Love my Ceramics now.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Skip View Post
    I think you'll like the ceramic pads. They are so much quieter as compared to semi-metallic. My semi-metallics always like to squeal cold first thing in the morning. Irritated my silver fillings. LOL Love my Ceramics now.
    Quote Originally Posted by Skip View Post
    I think you'll like the ceramic pads. They are so much quieter as compared to semi-metallic. My semi-metallics always like to squeal cold first thing in the morning. Irritated my silver fillings. LOL Love my Ceramics now.
    I didn't have any noise before, just the pulsing and tons of brake dust to make my hubcaps look dirty all the time. I am kind of worried that both sides outter pads wore a little more then the inners, but all my pins were freely loose and moving in the rubber bushings.

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    Think maybe you have a bad calipers?? When you put the car in Neutral, can you push it fairly easily or is it hard to push? My neighbors '93 Olds was driving us crazy trying to figure out why it kept eating up front pads. The right front caliper would hang up just enough to keep the car from rolling freely but it would do it only on a hot caliper. That's how we found it. One of those intermittent things that just serves to drive you crazy. He took it to 3 different shops and none of them were able to fix it. We found it by accident when we were trying to push the car forward to chalk the wheels and it wouldn't move.
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    Replaced my drivers door mirror. Its been broken for about 10 yrs now from hooking it on the garage while backing out in a hurry. Stupid Haynes repair manual forgot a few steps in the process too, lol. Had to drill out one screws since the mounting plate got fairly mangled... nothing a hammer, vise, some aluminium blocks and patience couldnt fix. Next up is the rearview mirror if i can ever find the mounting tab, lol. Oh, also charged up the a/c for the season.
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    Did one thing today, small, but it's effective in making the car look a tad better as well as protecting the interior from the sun. 35% window tint.

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    Next I have to repair these two annoyances...already ordered the headlight



    This one I think will be a little harder to track down


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    Nice car!!!

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    She's growing on me, got plans for a AC retrograde install next week and looking forward to alloy rims & paint job in the future. Already have gotten a few compliments

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    Quote Originally Posted by paratrooper54 View Post
    She's growing on me, got plans for a AC retrograde install next week and looking forward to alloy rims & paint job in the future. Already have gotten a few compliments
    Make sure you read David's work with a different A/C retrofit.

    https://www.a-body.net/forums/showth...ighlight=r152a

    The A-body is not a particularly good candidate for an R134a retrofit, IMHO. GM switched to a parallel flow condenser a pusher fan to get proper performance.

    Our '92 had a lousy R134a conversion (only cooled into the 50s) done at a GM Stealership. They installed a brand new GM / Delphi compressor and left the original accumulator/dryer because of a seized fitting (appears they flushed around the a/d). I made it work properly after we bought it. David shows a more efficient (conversion cost and HP to operate) way to do it.
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    I jacked it up and removed the pass front tire, removed plastic engine guard, and cussed at the crank bolt.
    I'm trying to replace my crank sensor
    What a pain

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    1/2 drive 3-4 ft breaker bar an a socket all from the top of the engine bar

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    I got a 3/4" impact and hammered for 10 minutes till it came off, now trying to figure out how to install the sensor

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    Look on the forums through the search and if you search for you tube thread with turbokinetics (David Allen ) he runs though some tips and tricks for that sensor

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    One gross mis-adjustment of the sensor with a single rotation of the engine WILL destroy the sensor on the pre-93 engine. I used a piece of an AC/Delco oil filter box as the feeler gauge with the crankshaft balancer vanes in the sensor, then tightened the sensor adjustment.

    There used to be a picture of it on here, but I was a Photobucket user. If you wanted to PM me, I'd be happy to send the picture to your e-mail address.
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    Thanks for guys for the advice.
    I installed the sensor (just guessed at the gap) still no start, checked the injectors with a nod light, light flashed.
    Checked spark the good old fashioned way with starting fluid, no start

    I unplugged the icm and plugged back in it started and died, unplugged and plugged back in again and ran fine.
    I couldn't see any issues (corrosion or dirt)

    Pain in the ass ghost problems...

    By the way anyone know what's up with Photobucket? I haven't used a forum in a few years but we all used Photobucket...

    Sorry to get off topic

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    Quote Originally Posted by CorvairGeek View Post
    Make sure you read David's work with a different A/C retrofit.

    https://www.a-body.net/forums/showth...ighlight=r152a

    The A-body is not a particularly good candidate for an R134a retrofit, IMHO. GM switched to a parallel flow condenser a pusher fan to get proper performance.

    Our '92 had a lousy R134a conversion (only cooled into the 50s) done at a GM Stealership. They installed a brand new GM / Delphi compressor and left the original accumulator/dryer because of a seized fitting (appears they flushed around the a/d). I made it work properly after we bought it. David shows a more efficient (conversion cost and HP to operate) way to do it.
    Thanks, checked out the link...probably more work than I want to do at the moment. if the 134 get's me into the 50's in Colorado I'll be happy...hell it's only really hot here maybe 3 months out of the year.

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