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    I think about it this was small bandaid on your car vs a huge dent and broken tail Houseing etc .:: overall more damage to there car then yours my friend . I'm so glad you got to go there and happy your saw Freiburger . Glad you had a great experience as well as completing a great project you started to finish .



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    Quote Originally Posted by Duke George V View Post
    So I instead get to seethe with impotent rage at some random dickhead who can't be bothered to even leave a note saying "sorry I hit your car" or even "why the fuck was your car parked in my way".
    Been there. At least you have one person to console you. I got nailed at the laundramat years ago when I was plumbing the house (no water). Someone backed into mine, and took out the corner. I didn't bother with the insurance either.

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    Daniel
    Kaiser George IX: 1996 Buick Century Special wagon. 213-SFI. 178k miles. Never gonna give you up, never gonna let you down. First documented LX9 swap in an A-body! Click here to read my build thread!
    Goldilocks: 1992 Buick Century Special sedan. 204-MFI. 108k miles. Will be the wife's car soon.
    Susana: 1993 Buick Century Custom wagon. 204-MFI. 121k miles. Garage ornament. Waiting for the L27.

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    Appreciate the video, still love your wheels. I see you gave up on the Century only, gas hood strut too.
    Last edited by CorvairGeek; 02-12-2017 at 04:49 PM. Reason: So I make sense!
    Jerry

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    I did too corvair I replaced 5 in 10 years gave up on it broom handle stick for a while then Ciera good prop . Only thing the 94-96 hoods for the Buick are heavier than the olds Ciera .

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    16" Grand Am SE wheels with Nexen 225-45 tires. I bought them for occasional racing purposes, since the shorter tire changes my effective final drive from 2.97 to 3.16. Hopefully that will let me pick up a tenth or two on the strip.

    I may go back to the yard and grab the other two and put on some tall tires for the rear, like 225-60, give the car some old school rake.

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    Looks good Daniel !!

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    Minor update.

    I don't know if I mentioned this, but my yellow '92 sedan had some interesting kludges when I bought it. One of them was a toggle switch that powered the fuel pump. Since it was literally lamp cord going straight to the battery, it needed to go. I found out that the reason that switch was there was that the relay and fuse had gone out. Why someone would go to the effort of hot-wiring the pump instead of replacing a $10 relay that took less than five minutes, I'll never know. The problem lie in the fact that they directly wired the fuel pump to the battery and switch, inside the tank. This pinched the o-ring that seals the top of the tank where the sender goes, and allowed all manner of outside air and water to get in and rust the inside. As a consequence, it clogs filters every few weeks and has eaten three pumps.

    I bought a new tank and sender from Rock Auto and slammed it in today. I didn't take pictures, because I'm sure most of you know what it's like to pull and replace a fuel tank. Hopefully that's the end of that issue. It damn well better be.

    Also, since I didn't want to soak myself in coolant, I hired a mobile mechanic to replace the water pump. The gasket had been leaking for a while, and with another Las Vegas summer approaching, keeping the engine cool is a priority. $211 was totally worth not having to do it myself.

    Speaking of keeping things cool, I got a hold of this:


    All-aluminum radiator to replace the plastic one. It seems to be put together pretty well. Only cost $100.












    I will be installing it tomorrow most likely. I will take a few pictures of that though. I have a 2500 mile road trip planned for spring break, so making sure I don't end up on the back of a truck in Bumfuck, NM, is kind of important.

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    Daniel,

    That is one super awesome radiator. That should keep things really cool!

    Ken T.

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    Lightness + shorter front tires = over 1/2 second improvement in ET. No mechanical changes. Before and after.



    Also, on today's edition of "Inappropriate Burnouts"...


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