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  1. A fully charged battery is 12.6v, so you need to get it charged up. It also drops a lot when cranking, how old is the battery. Probably not a direct cause but EFI and ignition systems don't like low voltage. Things get wonky when the voltage drops too much
  2. Why do you think you need to? Last I heard your car was running properly
  3. Painter was buffing today. He said the roof was a challenge. Said he wished his Chevelle looked this good
  4. Bend the tab down slightly. That will close the valve later and allow more fluid to enter
  5. Yeah, that's a good way to get hurt
  6. So I cut again finishes and all ground down I had some surface rust appear in the rear frame rail. I tried to use some Eastwood liquid rust remover but it seemed to make it worse. So I brought the panels outside and used the 90# pressure pot to quickly clean them off 150#s of Black diamond and here it is Brushed on some epoxy primer on the frame and the rear valance. I think I am ready to put it back together. It's still not quite the way I want it but I have gotten to the point where I don't really care. I figure I won't be able to see it from the drivers seat. So I am going to keep pushing forward. I really want to finish color before it gets too cold
  7. So ten month later, an update I have been working on other projects, one of them being Cody's new truck So I started by doing a pulling slit this to reshape the curve and had to rework this bracket above the exhaust outlet Added in some metal to reshape the curve Stitched it up and voilà!! It's wrong The curve under the tail light trims is inconsistent, too big in the middle
  8. I don't know either. The fan does ok because the shop isn't very big with 8' ceilings but everything in the shop has a layer of dirt on it but the paint has almost no trash. He does fog the shop up pretty good when he really gets going. I think there is a lesson in here somewhere. I am not quite sure what it is yet. Maybe instead of a booth, I should just drape the rest of my shop to keep it clean, wet the floor and spray away?
  9. Thanks Chas We have both grown a lot during the process. It's hard doing a project like this during the "Testosterone years" but I think we are through the worst of it. We are hoping to have both cars ready for Zcon 2020. Have you considered coming over for it? I would be glad to pick you up somewhere...
  10. I have welded a good many shut. Not really that hard. Just little short burst and let it cool between welds
  11. I come down on the cheap insurance side of the debate on the rod bolts. If the budget allows I go ARP
  12. Yeah, he's started to get that way but he's ready for the bleeding to stop. This painter really doesn't charge what he needs to and told me he is going to quit painting for the most part once he finishes what he has in the shop. He will just focus on metal work repairs. which is sad because he does a really nice job.
  13. He started buffing this week He says it looks like an "orange mirror" We will see if Cody can get it running before Zcon 2020
  14. So he paints in a 2 car garage, where he also does filler and metal work with just a window fan for ventilation He wets the floor down but that's it and I swear he has way less trash in his paint than I do in my plastic booth!! .
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