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Forum: Lounge Yesterday, 07:10 PM
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Posted By njsteve
I can see it now: Here's comes the Corv-Aztek

I can see it now: Here's comes the Corv-Aztek
Forum: Mopar 11-29-2022, 09:15 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,687
Posted By njsteve
And the shiny, clean diff with the 3.54 gears all...

And the shiny, clean diff with the 3.54 gears all reset and ready to go.
Forum: Mopar 11-29-2022, 09:12 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,687
Posted By njsteve
Here's the main pinion bearing. Notice how high...

Here's the main pinion bearing. Notice how high the roller is in the first photo. And then how low it drops in the second. Now compare them to the third photo next to the low mileage pinion. You can...
Forum: Mopar 11-29-2022, 09:09 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,687
Posted By njsteve
Picked up the 3.54 diff today. Total cost was...

Picked up the 3.54 diff today. Total cost was around $750. More than half of that was the bearing kit and seals.

Looks like Blackstone was right on the money. It was devouring the bearing rollers...
Forum: Lounge 11-22-2022, 08:37 PM
Replies: 510
Views: 129,526
Posted By njsteve
Hijack continued...My 635 was a 1981. Amazing...

Hijack continued...My 635 was a 1981. Amazing automobile (except for the A/C that would instantly freeze up the evaporator and nothing would come out of the vents.) But zooming on the interstate with...
Forum: Pontiac 11-22-2022, 04:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,579
Posted By njsteve
This actual engine was just shipped to Australia...

This actual engine was just shipped to Australia and is destined to go into the prototype SD455 Trans Am magazine test car. It was found down under ten years ago by a guy who just happened to find a...
Forum: Lounge 11-22-2022, 04:20 PM
Replies: 510
Views: 129,526
Posted By njsteve
Back in the 1980's I had a grey market 635 CSI...

Back in the 1980's I had a grey market 635 CSI Sharknose Euro car in Polaris Silver with black BMW Motorsport stripes. Coolest commuter car on the planet. I used to drive it from New Haven to Boston...
Forum: Lounge 11-22-2022, 01:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,267
Posted By njsteve
I remember around 15 years ago here in NJ, in the...

I remember around 15 years ago here in NJ, in the middle of winter, some PETA boneheads released an entire poultry farm's worth of birds...right onto the trail that led to the interstate. All the...
Forum: Lounge 11-20-2022, 10:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,220
Posted By njsteve
He may have some scans I emailed him a few years...

He may have some scans I emailed him a few years ago but the album is sitting here on my bookshelf. I got your PM, thanks. :beers:
Forum: Lounge 11-20-2022, 01:02 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,220
Posted By njsteve
I have the entire restoration album and all the...

I have the entire restoration album and all the magazines it was in, including HotRod, Guide to Musclecars, Musclecar Review, etc., from 1985 to 1987 or so. It was an amazing car. No rust underneath...
Forum: Mopar 11-19-2022, 01:48 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 22,928
Posted By njsteve
Helephant all the way, baby.

Helephant all the way, baby.
Forum: Lounge 11-19-2022, 01:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,220
Posted By njsteve
Goodeye! Yes it is. Had to stop there for a...

Goodeye! Yes it is. Had to stop there for a break, on the way back from Meeyami Beech. A non air conditioned, 24 foot uhaul truck and trailer with that 50 mph governer kind of took forever to get...
Forum: Mopar 11-19-2022, 12:55 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 22,928
Posted By njsteve
Can't afford the two so I'll either trade her in...

Can't afford the two so I'll either trade her in if they give me a decent price (with the sales tax credit, too) or sell her outright. She has all of 1,113 miles on her now.
She's a rare piece -...
Forum: Mopar 11-18-2022, 01:04 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 22,928
Posted By njsteve
The order is confirmed by Dodge on their tracking...

The order is confirmed by Dodge on their tracking website. So that's at least a confirmation that the order is in process.
Forum: Lounge 11-18-2022, 12:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,220
Posted By njsteve
I think I see another one of my old cars: 1971...

I think I see another one of my old cars: 1971 440+6 Four speed Cuda ragtop. One of five produced. Two fender tags of options. All born-with drivetrain. It was ordered with every option you could...
Forum: Mopar 11-16-2022, 09:53 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,687
Posted By njsteve
The machine shop called me today. He pulled apart...

The machine shop called me today. He pulled apart the diff and found that pinion bearing race had some marks in it.

He asked if I used synthetic diff fluid and I said yes.
He then asked if the...
Forum: Mopar 11-14-2022, 12:40 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,687
Posted By njsteve
At least for the moment I have my wall art nice...

At least for the moment I have my wall art nice and clean and ready to hang up. It has been soaking in Purple Stuff for the past 5 days. It cleaned up nicely. Awaiting the report from the machine...
Forum: Lounge 11-11-2022, 07:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 939
Posted By njsteve
I just use an old T-shirt doubled-over with a...

I just use an old T-shirt doubled-over with a magnet in it and push it into a large funnel.
Forum: Lounge 11-11-2022, 01:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 939
Posted By njsteve
If you are going to reuse the stuff after this...

If you are going to reuse the stuff after this job, make sure you strain it through some fine cloth to get all the iron residue out of the liquid. If you don't, it keeps working on the iron in...
Forum: Lounge 11-10-2022, 02:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 939
Posted By njsteve
Such a good student you are! I'm getting...

Such a good student you are! I'm getting verklempt here.
Forum: Pay it Forward Classifieds 11-10-2022, 01:33 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 559
Posted By njsteve
Sold

Sold
Forum: Lounge 11-09-2022, 11:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 232
Posted By njsteve
Diesel doesnt turn to varnish but it does absorb...

Diesel doesnt turn to varnish but it does absorb moisture and get algae in it which can destroy injectors, pumps etc. That's why they have water traps/drains in the fuel system.

And older diesel...
Forum: Mopar 11-08-2022, 05:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 492
Posted By njsteve
I think that's the car!

I think that's the car!
Forum: Mopar 11-08-2022, 02:08 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 22,928
Posted By njsteve
I think it may be called something like "passive...

I think it may be called something like "passive unlocking"?
Forum: Mopar 11-08-2022, 02:16 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 22,928
Posted By njsteve
Yes, they supposedly issued a update to the...

Yes, they supposedly issued a update to the security system but dealers have no clue how to do it. It blocks any duplicate key fobs from be initialized.

One thing every owner should do is disable...
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