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Re: The Green Mile is almost to the "will it run" Stage
« Reply #15 on: July 06 2022, 04:52:24 PM »
First attempt at starting, and, it did!

Now to get down to checking vacuum and timing and looking for leaks and so on.  Brake pedal does not seem to have any affect at the moment and I need to make some custom plug wires as the damn headers keep me from using the looms I had.  Let me rephrase that to say my son needs to make some new wires.  Lotsa wiring clean up to be done yet.
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Re: The Green Mile is almost to the "will it run" Stage
« Reply #16 on: July 06 2022, 06:22:01 PM »
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Re: The Green Mile is almost to the "will it run" Stage
« Reply #17 on: July 06 2022, 09:10:43 PM »
us older guys bleed easy now. :O today I tripped over a 100# vice on the floor :icon_redface:Legs and arm look like I have been in a bar fight  :rofl: Things aren't as easy as they use to be.  :rock:

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Re: The Green Mile is almost to the "will it run" Stage
« Reply #18 on: July 06 2022, 09:12:04 PM »
I resemble that strongly lol
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Re: The Green Mile is almost to the "will it run" Stage
« Reply #19 on: July 07 2022, 09:41:37 AM »
No doubt on the bleeding. I used to wonder why my dad was bleeding over stuff. Now I bleed all over the project. Oh well, ain't getting any younger.
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Re: The Green Mile is almost to the "will it run" Stage
« Reply #20 on: July 07 2022, 09:51:24 AM »
my thought process is getting younger. I fit in perfectly with 5 year olds
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Re: The Green Mile is almost to the "will it run" Stage
« Reply #21 on: July 07 2022, 02:46:17 PM »
Nice! Always a huge relief when it fires up for the first time!
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Re: The Green Mile is almost to the "will it run" Stage
« Reply #22 on: July 07 2022, 05:55:28 PM »
Puddle of oil under the inspection cover does not make me smile, tho LOL
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Re: The Green Mile is almost to the "will it run" Stage
« Reply #23 on: July 08 2022, 02:25:42 PM »
and the transmission is puking out oil (apparently from the back of the converter) but until I can get the sob moved, the two qts of transmission fluid off the floor...it did have forward and reverse, find out why it has no brakes, and try to get it on the lift assuming the Buick that has been sitting on the lift unstarted off the lift....then maybe I will have a clue but right now, you can color me totally pissed off.
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Re: The Green Mile is almost to the "will it run" Stage
« Reply #24 on: July 08 2022, 03:53:24 PM »
That's why I love my bikes. Throw a leg over them and go. I don't miss wrenching.
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Re: The Green Mile is almost to the "will it run" Stage
« Reply #25 on: July 08 2022, 04:11:23 PM »
That's why I love my bikes. Throw a leg over them and go. I don't miss wrenching.
I love to wrench. My kids got me a nifty red shade thing as they think it it too hot out there in the sun to be doing it.



I am looking forward to the green mile busting off and going for a cruise! I'm glad when progress it made.
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Re: The Green Mile is almost to the "will it run" Stage
« Reply #26 on: July 09 2022, 07:21:55 PM »
That is pretty damn neat!  Nice to get something useful.  It was 110 in the shop after lunch.

I don't have a clue what is going on with this damn car.  I found a couple of leaks that I fixed today but nothing that would cause a big puddle on the floor.  The Rear main seal? leak is much less today, and all the tranny fluid had nothing large enuf to account for yesterday's leak.  I had a couple of connections that were seeping and probably were worse under pressure...

No fluid in the Master cylinder.  No sign of leakage anywhere...mus t have gone out the back of the cylinder???  I ordered a new MC from Napa while ago.  Adjusted the e brake cable some before putting it on the lift.  It barely fits the lift.  Should have ordered one with wider ramps if I had known the future.
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Re: The Green Mile is almost to the "will it run" Stage
« Reply #27 on: July 09 2022, 11:39:57 PM »
The lift is barely wide enuf to get the Green Mile on it.  Taylor's T almost fits between the tires and my Miata would probably go into the back of it.

If buying a four post lift, spring for the aluminum ramps because the steel ones get heavier every year!
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Re: The Green Mile is almost to the "will it run" Stage
« Reply #28 on: July 10 2022, 12:02:30 AM »
She's a big girl.
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