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« Reply #165 on: June 09, 2014, 03:39:24 PM »

Joe, you did drive it properly , but I wasn't going to turn the traction control off.
 I'd be putting new tires on...... again.

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« Reply #166 on: June 09, 2014, 03:40:10 PM »

No I didn't. You don't know. hehe heee  Grin I wasn't about to push things and break something, I don't know what the rubbing sound is from. Next time I will show you, if you want. Your engine is begging for some performance driving.

EDIT: I wouldn't wreck your tires if you turned off the TC. That dastardly pulsing of the TC due to a slow computer. It's a function of the age of the processing power of the controller.
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« Reply #167 on: June 10, 2014, 02:32:22 PM »

Kevin reprogrammed the computer for me. Changing the TC was part of it.
 I can override it with my foot now, but don't like to unless I'm pulling away from a stop in the rain.
As for the performance driving, I do push it from time to time but the LT1 has been known to make mincemeat out of the 4L60E on many occasions. I had to put a new tranny in my 95 Caprice and it had the L99 (4.3L)

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« Reply #168 on: June 10, 2014, 04:50:45 PM »

Post Cruise News          

Tranny needs re-done to the tune of ~1500 (local guy, not Mr. Transmission or similar) being overlooked by my regular garage guys.  Once that is done, the wipers will be repaired, the rocker arm covers removed, de-greased, repainted, new gaskets, etc.  I hope to have the car back by Saturday.  If not, no Guelph show for me.

 

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« Reply #169 on: June 10, 2014, 05:58:29 PM »

$1500 bucks ! WOW !  Man, that sucks.
It's amazing how fast things can get done but don't hold you're breath for Guelph, however I do hope you will be good to go by then.
I have a small trans leak which is probably the main seal but because of the cost and the amount of work to do it I put in a can of Lucas trans stop leak
and it seems to have slowed it down somewhat.

Good luck !
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« Reply #170 on: June 10, 2014, 06:15:41 PM »

That's terrible Sam! Oh the woes of old cars, we are keepers, not owners.  Bow to the old car and the mechanic. It sure feels nice when they run right though.
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« Reply #171 on: June 10, 2014, 10:12:56 PM »

Dang that's bad news sam.
I had to do a complete overhaul of the transmission in the wildcat a few years ago. It was shot, so while it was open I did everything for peace of mind.
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« Reply #172 on: June 11, 2014, 09:08:04 AM »

Cali is getting a complete "makeover" now that the tranny is out.  No point in going cheap! I plan on putting a LOT of miles on that car   

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« Reply #173 on: June 11, 2014, 12:11:41 PM »

That does suck, but that is a really good price to have your tranny rebuilt.
 I'm hoping to make it to the show on Saturday but I don't want to be the only one there.
I'll cross my fingers and hope everything goes well for you.

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« Reply #174 on: June 15, 2014, 03:49:58 PM »


 I just got back to town. We had a great and relaxing time at the cabin.

 Sorry about the trans, Sam. But I had a strong feeling it was deep in and would require at least removal. But I didn't  want to scare you with the news.

 Gareth, I have the flyers and your cards. I put them inthe car to keep them dry. I'll bring them by tomorrow.

 I'll catch up with the rest later.......

 Mike
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« Reply #175 on: June 15, 2014, 03:57:15 PM »

It's about time you got back Mike. It's been a VERY quiet week with you away. Glad to see you all new and fresh again and ready to get back into the grind.
Welcome back !          

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« Reply #176 on: June 15, 2014, 05:38:01 PM »


 Thanks Ron!

 Yeah, back to the grind is what I'm afraid of, but I wanted to check in and see what was going on with y'all. I'm still off tomorrow, but Maureen has to be back to work.

 I wish we had today yesterday. 11 degrees and with a really cool, raw wind off the lake, we stayed in most of the day. But I got caught up with a lot of my reading.

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« Reply #177 on: June 15, 2014, 05:54:29 PM »


 Just had a shower.....first since last Monday. I was getting just a bit gamey.

 That feels sooooo much better!

 Mike
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« Reply #178 on: June 15, 2014, 06:20:43 PM »

Yeah, it was cool and windy here too. Joe and I did that church cruise yesterday and it really didn't warm up to where I had wished I had worn shorts.
However we had a good day. As usual Joe's car was one of the more popular ones there. I suppose it's the colour and the rarity of it and I think
Joe just loves showing it off. I don't blame him. There always seemed to be a lot of folks checking it out and taking pictures of it all day.
This was the church's 4th annual cruise and was by far the largest attendance of cars yet. Last year was my first one and there were maybe 60 or so
cars there. This year there were over 100. Where else can you go to a cruise with free admission, a free sit down breakfast and BBQ lunch, a dash
plaque and a tote bag. The tote bag was empty but it was a freebee and I wouldn't be surprised if next year the tote bags actually toted something.
One of their church members has his own oval track race car team and had his car there. He fired it up and did a few slow laps around the parking lot.
Another member runs an old school front engine dragster and had that there too. He didn't drive but he did fire it up and assaulted everyone's ear
drums when he cranked up the throttle.
After that Pam and I went to that BBQ at the Warplane museum for the night time air show and BBQ. That was really different but I'll tell you about it later.

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« Reply #179 on: June 15, 2014, 06:38:28 PM »


 Wow! That sounds like a great show.

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