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Old 06-24-2013, 06:18 AM   #14491
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People actually do that... Really, it's like, I need this part but I don't know what it's called. Okay, what does it do? Don't know. Uh... What's wrong with the vehicle? Oh, it just doesn't run right. Right, and what year is it? I don't know. Then they always revert to something like, "Maybe it's the spark plugs. Do you think it could be the spark plugs?"
Hmm......it seems like you might have been in a car parts store when I was trying to buy a part.

How's your truck doing?
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Old 06-24-2013, 06:23 AM   #14492
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Hmm......it seems like you might have been in a car parts store when I was trying to buy a part.

How's your truck doing?
Still broken and I'm still not sure what I'm going to do about it. I'd really like to put a new engine in it I just don't have time or money for that. but I definitely don't have the money for a new car either. I may end up just rebuilding the top end again.
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Old 06-24-2013, 10:54 AM   #14493
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Still broken and I'm still not sure what I'm going to do about it. I'd really like to put a new engine in it I just don't have time or money for that. but I definitely don't have the money for a new car either. I may end up just rebuilding the top end again.
See? I knew those awesome mechanical skills would come up sooner or later.
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Old 06-24-2013, 12:25 PM   #14494
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Exactly Scott.

Healy is the name of the 'town' there.
Couldn't remember the name of the town. We were just up there last summer.
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Old 06-24-2013, 02:38 PM   #14495
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People actually do that... Really, it's like, I need this part but I don't know what it's called. Okay, what does it do?
In this case, the handful of parts was once a compression release.
Retrieving the broken parts confirmed my hard starting theory.

All of the broken parts were removed.

I drilled and tapped for a small coverplate and put the 'knocked out' piece back in with JBWeld.

Although it remains hard starting, it is working fine.

I should problably get the parts and crack the case again, but the task is not as rewarding as it could be.
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In this case, the handful of parts was once a compression release.
Retrieving the broken parts confirmed my hard starting theory.

All of the broken parts were removed.

I drilled and tapped for a small coverplate and put the 'knocked out' piece back in with JBWeld.

Although it remains hard starting, it is working fine.

I should problably get the parts and crack the case again, but the task is not as rewarding as it could be.
Now it may be just a guess on my part, but I think I can see why it's hard starting.
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Me too....Cars from the late 60s, early 70s had character , like rolling sculptures. Now they just all look the same to me. Like in the mid 50s they all looked the same. I guess trends come and go. But the late 50s, early 60s, the big fins ruled.....i think their kinda cool.
I agree the cars from the past have so much more style and character compared to the cars of today.
Showing my age here,
I remember all those old hot rods on the streets from the 60s,70s,and some 50s racing up and down the strip all night long,it was quite a show for us kids back then since we didn't have the internet lol


Haha Nothing like the big fins they were boss!!
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Some photos of Hawaii....just got back yesterday.

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