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    Trailing arm rebuild - lots of photos

    Here's where it all starts:.. Poly bushings are garbage, they crumble.... .. So after disassembly and some quality time with the sandblaster we can see how awesome the GM welders got splatter everywhere.... .... After welding up the arm and improve GM's welds and some time with a...
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    C6 clutch master - popped off the firewall

    I found only very few threads across the forums so apparently this does not happen very often. When pushing the clutch pedal the master pops off the firewall, I read that you insert it and turn it to lock it. Pretty difficult to access... how far is it supposed to be turned? Mine turns easy...
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    Cheap poly trailing arm bushings

    OK, I installed these bushings back in 2006 or so, didn't touch the wheel bearing or anything else as that was fine...... had these trailing arms on my 79 for maybe 3-4 years and maybe 2000 miles.... then replaced these with arms that I rebuilt with new bearings etc, JohnnyJoints instead of a...
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    C6 widebody conversion and clutch upgrade

    OK, finally the car runs again..... had to replace the clutch so I got the LS7 upgrade and also installed the MGW shifter (huge improvement) .... harmonic balancer was wobbling so replaced that too.... while I was at it I did the widebody conversion and repainted the car black, added C7...
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    stock heads - new valve seals

    Finally getting around to these, got these heads like 12 years ago from Bob (Bobs77Vet).... he told me they're perfectly fine but the valve seals are bad... well, there was not much of the valve seals left... LOL... the small O-rings were dry rotted and crumbled, the umbrella seals crumbled as...
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    indianapolis ?

    anybody here in Indy? Local guy is selling a Ttop that I want but he doesn't ship.... I have Paypal and will pay for time, packaging, shipping if somebody can go there pick it up...
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    another 79

    just bought another 79, was a good deal so I couldn't say no.... not sure what to do with it yet, might just fix it up and flip it.... using many parts that came off my blue 79....OK, so here we go, finally back into wrenching on C3s ... good stuff.... this came from AL and was delivered two...
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    C6 J55 Z51 package rotors

    it's quiet frustrating: on the Z51 C6 Corvettes GM decided to put only driver side rotors on the car, meaning that the cooling airflow on the passenger side only works when you're driving in reverse... plus it looks stupid...ordered Powerstop KOE 4400 kit from Rockauto, same junk, four driver...
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    My Bad a$$ '79 is finally back on the road

    Well, I did that Grand Am steering rack conversion back in 2016, it was great for about a month, then the steering had play like about 1" so I figured the chinese rebuilt rack crapped out on me and I parked the car and worked on other projects.... fast forwatd to November 2019 - finally wanted...
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    C6 LS7 clutch

    All right, after 85K miles it's time to replace the clutch in my C6, from what I read all over the web the 2005 and 2006 clutches had problems and from 2007 on all LS2 and LS3 Corvettes got the same clutch as the Z06. OK, check for options.... LUK rep set for $250 seemed to good to be true so I...
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    Aircooled VW engine rebuild

    Just assembled this aircooled Beetle engine, new mains, new rod bearings, new cam, new lifters.... It's quiet amazing how simple these engines are - no wonder they run forever .....
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    Still alive, time to think about playing with the Vette again

    Haven't done anything to my '79 in two years .... Was busy rebuilding my new old house and now it's almost time to move in, sell the other house etc .. And finally play with the '79 again .... The manual steering rack setup has developed about the same play that the old box had - one of the...
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    Dodge radiator fan blades - holy crap

    I have never seen fan blades break for no apparent reason ... Must a new low for Dodge's quality standards ... I had to replace the radiator and the entire fan assembly on a friend's Charger because the fan blades penetrated the radiator and ripped the shroud apart ... After this happened I...
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    Weired overheating issue Ford Focus 2.0

    Ok, I bought this Focus with a overheating problem, got it dirt cheap so I figure it's worth fixing even if the head is cracked (that's what the previous owner was told)... I'm not convinced there's anything wrong with the head but here's what the engine does: First off, oil is clean, no signs...
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    Dead battery , jumpstart, crank sensor code

    Now this might be some valuable info for LS1, LS2 etc owners....The battery in my C6 was dead last week, I wasn't surprised since that battery is about 4 years old and the car had been sittingbfor three weeks.... so I jumpstarted the car and drove it almost 100 miles that day, everything was...
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