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PostSubject: well its back together.   Mon Dec 15, 2008 2:01 pm

got the futura fixed and back on the road finally. little too cold to drive it during christmas right now since it has no heater. but no big deal. now i just need a battery i dont have to jump start it off with. maybe santa will bring me one.




anyone else getting a fairmont gift for christmas.
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PostSubject: Re: well its back together.   Mon Dec 15, 2008 2:45 pm

Have ya been naughty or nice ?
Whats wrong with the heater ?
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PostSubject: Re: well its back together.   Mon Dec 15, 2008 10:57 pm

dont ask me if ive been naughty fag!!!!! jk

oh yeah and what heater? lol. its a race car Rolling Eyes not really. i will post up the whole story in a bit.
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PostSubject: Re: well its back together.   Tue Dec 16, 2008 12:55 pm

LOL!

I have a brand new heater core in my race car, but no heater hoses lol.




I dont think i am getting a thing for my mont for xmas. But after xmas the parts buying begins Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: well its back together.   Tue Dec 16, 2008 8:00 pm

Futurama wrote:
got the futura fixed and back on the road finally. little too cold to drive it during christmas right now since it has no heater. but no big deal. now i just need a battery i dont have to jump start it off with. maybe santa will bring me one.




anyone else getting a fairmont gift for christmas.
It doesn't get cold in Texas.
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PostSubject: Re: well its back together.   Tue Dec 16, 2008 10:00 pm

Next stop Kdale

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PostSubject: Re: well its back together.   Wed Dec 17, 2008 2:15 am

Bought myself a really nice z7 for christmas. 800 bucks. Will post pics when the weather and my camera decide to cooperate lol!
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PostSubject: Re: well its back together.   Wed Dec 17, 2008 3:49 pm

this all started with a buddy of mine. said buddy of mine is no longer a buddy. i use to let him race to car since he always helped me work on it and use his tools that i didnt have. we went to the track several months ago and he launched the car and when going into 2nd gear it seemed the was no power. he said he would fix it when he got time. he started cheating on his wife, got a divorce and shacked up with the slut he was cheating with. he then refused to fix it and the friendship was lost. after a few months of sitting, i finally diagnosed that it was indeed the clutch. this is after having to take a sawzall to the driveshaft because it was completly stuck in there and would not move. affraid
this made me think the tranny was locked up WHICH PISSED ME OFF because i have a Gforce racing T5. I got the tranny out, took it to the guy that built it for me and he said it was fine, and that my clutch was bad. i go back home and find that the clutch disc is welded to the flywheel and had to use a crowbar to get the fucker off. flywheel had to be turned .40 which is not a real good thing to do or so i have heard.
at this point i a BROKE and can barley afford a clutch, and finding a cheap 26spline clutch is impossible. i got lucky and a friend found me a clutch fronm a parts store. THIS is the scary part. the clutch is NOT a autozone/carquest/store brand clutch, but it CAME in a carquest box. my friend could not tell me where he got this MYSTERY clutch so i am scared to race the car with it in there. but i needed to get the damn fairmont back on the road so i went ahead and installed it.



as it sits right now everything is ok dokey, i took it out for a little drive and every thing seems fine. i still neeed to finish breaking it in and also get it up to 70-90mph and make sure there are no odd vibrations that wouldnt normally be there on a 30 year old car with solid mounts on everything.
I have decided to break the car in VERY throughly and then go ahead and push my luck at the track. AFter all i would rather the clutch break than anything else so if it goes it goes and i will save up and put something better in by the spring. but who knows, this IS a valeo pressure plate and disc so i am thinking it is the generic RAM/ford racing clutch that you get from the speed shop. only time will tell if it can hold up to a 408W Suspect




Jerry H. wrote:
Next stop Kdale

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you aint lieing. soon as i get the clutch broken in .
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PostSubject: Re: well its back together.   Wed Dec 17, 2008 11:43 pm

Futurama wrote:
this all started with a buddy of mine. said buddy of mine is no longer a buddy. i use to let him race to car since he always helped me work on it and use his tools that i didnt have. we went to the track several months ago and he launched the car and when going into 2nd gear it seemed the was no power. he said he would fix it when he got time. he started cheating on his wife, got a divorce and shacked up with the slut he was cheating with. he then refused to fix it and the friendship was lost. after a few months of sitting, i finally diagnosed that it was indeed the clutch. this is after having to take a sawzall to the driveshaft because it was completly stuck in there and would not move. affraid
this made me think the tranny was locked up WHICH PISSED ME OFF because i have a Gforce racing T5. I got the tranny out, took it to the guy that built it for me and he said it was fine, and that my clutch was bad. i go back home and find that the clutch disc is welded to the flywheel and had to use a crowbar to get the fucker off. flywheel had to be turned .40 which is not a real good thing to do or so i have heard.
at this point i a BROKE and can barley afford a clutch, and finding a cheap 26spline clutch is impossible. i got lucky and a friend found me a clutch fronm a parts store. THIS is the scary part. the clutch is NOT a autozone/carquest/store brand clutch, but it CAME in a carquest box. my friend could not tell me where he got this MYSTERY clutch so i am scared to race the car with it in there. but i needed to get the damn fairmont back on the road so i went ahead and installed it.



as it sits right now everything is ok dokey, i took it out for a little drive and every thing seems fine. i still neeed to finish breaking it in and also get it up to 70-90mph and make sure there are no odd vibrations that wouldnt normally be there on a 30 year old car with solid mounts on everything.
I have decided to break the car in VERY throughly and then go ahead and push my luck at the track. AFter all i would rather the clutch break than anything else so if it goes it goes and i will save up and put something better in by the spring. but who knows, this IS a valeo pressure plate and disc so i am thinking it is the generic RAM/ford racing clutch that you get from the speed shop. only time will tell if it can hold up to a 408W Suspect




Jerry H. wrote:
Next stop Kdale

Jerry H
you aint lieing. soon as i get the clutch broken in .

I recomend a Spec stage 3 for your car. It's a little pricey, but you wont be disappointed.
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PostSubject: Re: well its back together.   Thu Dec 18, 2008 1:02 am

thats exactly the clutch that melted. i think i will steer clear of it again.
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