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Messages - Pyro6

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IHADAV8 Playground / Re: Road trip
« on: October 18 2018, 05:26:16 PM »
It was my Buick Rich, the wiring harness was out.

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IHADAV8 Playground / Re: Road trip
« on: October 17 2018, 02:41:08 PM »
What time did you get on the road?

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IHADAV8 Playground / Re: Saying good bye
« on: October 12 2018, 06:04:27 PM »
He's doing a show at the American Music Theater near me. They say he scheduled it specifically so he could go to Hershey. I must have just missed him, he was driving around in a Stanley Steamer in the area I was looking for a 58 Chev for a friend. I have pictures on FB from a friend of a friend. I'll try to put them up here.

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General Buick Tech / Re: starter does not turn over
« on: October 11 2018, 10:52:30 PM »
Earl, crawl out from under that stack of lesbians you used for a bedspread, (could that be a breadspread?) and let the O2 filter back into your brain!

There is no neutral safety switch on a Regal.  It's purely mechanical and if the key goes to Start, it is working.

Following what Tmhyer stated above, connect a meter to the battery and turn the key to start.  If the voltage drops significantly, you have a bad cell. A battery with a bad cell will usually turn the lights on, but the voltage will drop a lot when the key goes to start and puts a load on the battery.

If it does not, then you appear to have a bad starter unless someone loosened your battery cable to the starter, or such.

Note that there is one other faint possibility. Some times the ignition switch on the column can either go bad, or it can slide a 1/16" if the mounting bolts are loose and the car will refuse to start when the key is turned....so, before you unbolt the starter, jump from the battery cable post on the starter to the small post on the solenoid where the purple wire connects. If the starter engages and starts to crank, the starter is okay and the purple wire from the ignition switch is not getting powered when the key is moved to Start.




So the purple wire at the starter should get battery voltage (12v or so) when key is in the crank position?

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IHADAV8 Playground / Re: Saying good bye
« on: October 11 2018, 10:24:25 PM »
I got the salvage title in the mail and scanned it to the insurance company immediately, as instructed,  only to receive an automated reply the adjuster won't be back in until Monday. So me and the Eagle are going to Hershey tomorrow to unwind. Jay Leno just might be there.

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General Buick Tech / Re: The Oil?
« on: October 04 2018, 10:28:54 PM »
I get a kick out of those that use good oil and cheap out on the filter

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IHADAV8 Playground / Re: Saying good bye
« on: October 02 2018, 05:39:56 PM »
I don't know Earl, I didn't get the impression they were interested in negotiating. And after this last month I don't know if i could take it. I've fielded so many opinions about the whole thing, this solution is a godsend.


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IHADAV8 Playground / Re: Saying good bye
« on: October 02 2018, 06:56:38 AM »
Not being parted out, water never got into engine

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IHADAV8 Playground / Re: Saying good bye
« on: October 01 2018, 06:33:11 PM »
Another solution has come up. I applied for the salvage title today which I won't see for another week. Than I can submit it to the insurance company for payment. Let's put it this way, I welled a bit.

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Canada / Re: Hagerty in Ontario
« on: September 29 2018, 07:06:47 PM »
I wouldn't let it out without your money. They are liars in my experience with that type. Get your money first. Then they can have the car. I wouldn't even call them one step up from a Craigslist buyer, they are right there with the craigslister.

Just trying to get one over on ya. They probably already have it sold and the buyer is chompin at the bit.
I'm getting that same feeling

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Canada / Re: Hagerty in Ontario
« on: September 29 2018, 10:13:43 AM »
I'm having an unpleasant experience with Heacock. Their anxious to pick the car up before I get paid, plus I'm waiting for certified mail that has forms that need filled out.

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IHADAV8 Playground / Re: Saying good bye
« on: September 24 2018, 06:10:18 PM »
Thanks Dave, I always look forward to seeing you and Deb. Out of all this BS, i collected a bunch of good friends. Mentioning friends, the Hershey show is in a couple of weeks, the anniversary of Charlie's death. I'd be jumping on a plane soon to get away if he was still around.

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IHADAV8 Playground / Re: Saying good bye
« on: September 23 2018, 03:51:32 PM »
Cleaning out the car is a sadder day than I expected.

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IHADAV8 Playground / Re: Saying good bye
« on: September 20 2018, 09:05:40 PM »
If it wasn't for the mess I have at the shop and the legal garbage that is going along with, i would agree. I'm pretty much at the end of my rope.

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IHADAV8 Playground / Re: Saying good bye
« on: September 20 2018, 08:51:08 PM »
How much to pay for the salvage title and keep the car?
Unreasonable. Call me.

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