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Hot Rods Gotta vent...bad day in the garage

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by loveoftiki, Oct 6, 2019.

  1. big duece
    Joined: Jul 28, 2008
    Posts: 5,917

    big duece
    from kansas

    At least you were able to set down and vent, could have been a really bad (fatal) day... 0b8d53fd789e971ea3b487d629ebb461.jpg
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  2. 41rodderz
    Joined: Sep 27, 2010
    Posts: 4,715

    from Oregon

    You can only hope for a lot more good days than bad.
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  3. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 17,699

    from California

    if it was easy everyone would be doing it.
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  4. 54BOMB
    Joined: Oct 23, 2004
    Posts: 2,101


    Just think , some guys don’t do any of this stuff , they just sit on the couch watching tv or whatever, maybe even in a fancy high rise building . They have no idea, zero mechanical problem solving abilities, we’re better than them , aren’t we? I hope so . We’re certainly cooler .
  5. stanlow69
    Joined: Feb 21, 2010
    Posts: 4,328

    from red oak

    If it makes you feel better, I drove 160 miles to a car show today that was 130 miles away.
  6. Stogy
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
    Posts: 16,371


    I've tossed a few wrenches in my day as many times things just don't go as planned...Step back and regroup the thoughts as you attempt to right the wrongs...Easier said than done I know...

    No one ever said building and repairing these Custom Vehicles was remotely straightforward...I choose to farm out many items but yeah when I choose to tackle a certain job and it throws me a curve ball it can put a damper on the day...

    Please let us know when you have got it righted and what you did to get it there and yeah customer service or tech support can be beyond frustrating...fingers crossed @loveoftiki
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  7. loudbang
    Joined: Jul 23, 2013
    Posts: 29,116


    That quip made me LOL, the squeeze thought I was cracking up. :rolleyes:
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  8. ididntdoit1960
    Joined: Dec 13, 2011
    Posts: 941

    from Western MA

    I get it......broke a bolt off in the block, wrestled with a stuck distributor and cut myself deep enough for six stiches......all yesterday.....on the bright side (for you) I sent you a pm, I'll take the radiator!
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  9. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
    Posts: 18,540

    from Michigan

    I hate that guy!......:mad::rolleyes:
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  10. 4dFord/SC
    Joined: Sep 12, 2004
    Posts: 837


    And strumpets;)
  11. thintin
    Joined: Mar 24, 2006
    Posts: 165


    So....i have all my electric splices, eye end connectors, every damn crimp-on connector known to man probably......and, I got em' all in a giant plastic, compartmentalized, clear plastic container/ organizer, ....a harbor fright product(if failing memory serves). It's pretty commendable in all respects, ....even got a real nice black plastic handle on the top to allow for carrying about.......I suspect by now some folks are probably thinking......"dumb ass probably trusted that real nice black plastic handle and it bit him in the ass"................Nope, dumb ass trusted the latch on the giant clear plastic organizer and that ' bit me in the ass...................
  12. change to bell house , engine plate, did go from a 168 tooth flex plate to a 164, you can’t find a 168, especially with a 10.5 bolt pattern. New torque converter too.
    So need a mini starter now for room and it will not fit. It’s not engaging and NPD has 2 versions of that starter AT or MT..of course I got the AT for my C4. Do I try to take it back and get another one to try? Friends say “stupid Chinese parts” I’m sure NPD sells a mountain of them and if they down have a bunch coming back I’m likely to be SOL... anyone have any ideas? Ahhhh good times
  13. 34Larry
    Joined: Apr 25, 2011
    Posts: 1,238


    I Feel your pain and frustration. We all have these days, your not alone.
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  14. TrailerTrashToo
    Joined: Jun 20, 2018
    Posts: 522


    On the way back from Lead Ain't Dead, I passed thru the same point in Tulsa 5 times (southbound, northbound, southbound, northbound, southbound). Took me a while to figure out the detour signs...
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  15. way better than crumpets.
  16. Yea...old cars pretty much suck. Not sure why I like them so much some days. :D
  17. Rickybop
    Joined: May 23, 2008
    Posts: 6,438

    from Michigan

    Yeah, stupid old cars.
    If it was easy...
    You wouldn't experience nearly the level of self-satisfaction when you're done.

    Okay, enough pep talk.
    I think you might prefer answers... LOL.

    I don't know a lot about the Fords. I know they changed stuff a lot. All I can think of is to take your flywheel with you when you get your starter and make sure those suckers mesh nice. I think there were different gears even on the starters themselves. I might be wrong. Hope a Ford guy can help you.

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  18. Rickybop
    Joined: May 23, 2008
    Posts: 6,438

    from Michigan

    You're in Livonia Michigan. If you ever get out around Lapeer, Imlay City, Capac... we're close to Yale... you're welcome to send me a message and spend a little time on the farm here and de-stress a little. We can pet the deer, play with the dogs, ride the Gator around the place, go swimming, clean the barn, build an addition, install my engine and trans...
    You won't be stressed at all when we're done.
    Good luck. Have fun.

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  19. Muttley
    Joined: Nov 30, 2003
    Posts: 18,410


    Those Guys Are Fags.gif
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  20. I've heard that mating Ford motors to Ford transmissions is shit show unless you know they were mated originally.
    That's why I stick with nailheads, hemis, and chevies....:)
    Start the bashing now!
  21. slack
    Joined: Aug 18, 2014
    Posts: 532


    Some days you get the bear and some days the bear gets you. If I was there, you would get a big old hug from a big old dude and it would put everything in perspective. Ahhhh, nirvana.
    it really do be like that.jpg

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