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Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 04:21 PM
Replies: 13
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Posted By 57plymouth
No. It won't.

No. It won't.
Forum: performance & modifications Yesterday, 02:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 232
Posted By 57plymouth
Any suggestions for when the studs you previously...

Any suggestions for when the studs you previously epoxied in place still pop out?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance Yesterday, 02:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 203
Posted By 57plymouth
Brass bristle wire wheel on a bench grinder. ...

Brass bristle wire wheel on a bench grinder.

WEAR EYE PROTECTION FOR THE LOVE OF GOD!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-11-2018, 08:30 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,729
Posted By 57plymouth
They bend at the top. You usually have to remove...

They bend at the top. You usually have to remove the upholstery and foam and straighten the frame at the top end.
Forum: projects & restorations 09-06-2018, 02:53 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 11,556
Posted By 57plymouth
All that work and then he added that cheesy stick...

All that work and then he added that cheesy stick on wood crap?
Forum: projects & restorations 09-06-2018, 10:25 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 11,556
Posted By 57plymouth
Eeeewwwwwwww!!!!!!!!!!!!

Eeeewwwwwwww!!!!!!!!!!!!
Forum: performance & modifications 08-31-2018, 09:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 818
Posted By 57plymouth
Am I the only one that made some from square...

Am I the only one that made some from square tubing? They are not complex, and cost about $15 in materials. Mine bolt in similar to the Yoshi braces.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-29-2018, 01:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 511
Posted By 57plymouth
It's actually called a Brake Proportioning Valve.

It's actually called a Brake Proportioning Valve.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-24-2018, 04:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 348
Posted By 57plymouth
After many wasted Saturdays tracking wires I have...

After many wasted Saturdays tracking wires I have determined that the best thing to do is eliminate the factory radio wiring. Pull a fresh constant and switched hot from the fuse box, run a...
Forum: performance & modifications 08-23-2018, 03:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,092
Posted By 57plymouth
I think you misspelled LS.

I think you misspelled LS.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-22-2018, 08:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 627
Posted By 57plymouth
Chrome spray paint always looks like a bright...

Chrome spray paint always looks like a bright aluminum paint. It will never look like chrome. The cap on the spray paint is actually chromed plastic, not what the paint looks like.

I use it...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-16-2018, 04:42 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 488
Posted By 57plymouth
Just use the diesel mounts and be done with it.

Just use the diesel mounts and be done with it.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-10-2018, 11:19 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 298
Posted By 57plymouth
Coolant Temp Sensor fault code

I have a 1-2-3 code on my 1991 245. The car is completely stock mechanically, no turbo.

The Bentley manual says it is a faulty engine temp sensor. This code comes back every few months. I have...
Forum: projects & restorations 08-04-2018, 01:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 622
Posted By 57plymouth
That interior is incredible! Where did you get...

That interior is incredible! Where did you get it?
Forum: projects & restorations 08-01-2018, 11:37 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 11,556
Posted By 57plymouth
He covered that in the posts. They were custom...

He covered that in the posts. They were custom made by the same people that made the front seat. Probably now an open stock item from the same company since they have the patterns.
Forum: projects & restorations 07-31-2018, 08:38 AM
Replies: 162
Views: 11,556
Posted By 57plymouth
Where did you find a perfect set of brushes for...

Where did you find a perfect set of brushes for the shift bezel?
Forum: performance & modifications 07-22-2018, 08:49 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,141
Posted By 57plymouth
I put Classic Auto Air in my Camaro and I...

I put Classic Auto Air in my Camaro and I absolutely LOATHE AND DESPISE it. It's pathetic.

What's wrong with your stock a/c? Why not fix it? It works fine in my 1991 245 in Columbia, SC.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-18-2018, 10:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,104
Posted By 57plymouth
Let it shift itself. The slower the engine...

Let it shift itself. The slower the engine spins the less gas it uses. Keeping out of overdrive kills economy.
Forum: showroom 07-18-2018, 08:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,516
Posted By 57plymouth
You need the turn signal mount bucket for a...

You need the turn signal mount bucket for a non-airbag car. Then you remove the steering wheel, remove the steering column trim, swap out the signal mount bucket, reassemble the steering column...
Forum: showroom 07-16-2018, 09:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,516
Posted By 57plymouth
Those nice polyurethane accessory bushings don't...

Those nice polyurethane accessory bushings don't hold up. I had a squealing belt, and found the alternator hanging loose. I had a spare bushing from when I misoredered them originally, so I was...
Forum: performance & modifications 07-11-2018, 01:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 842
Posted By 57plymouth
It looks like it's a bear to work on in that tiny...

It looks like it's a bear to work on in that tiny engine bay.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-24-2018, 02:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 731
Posted By 57plymouth
Remember when the small block chevy was first...

Remember when the small block chevy was first released in 1955 and the bores were finished too smooth? Chevy's solution was to slowly pour Bon Ami cleaner down the throat of the carb with the engine...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-24-2018, 02:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 859
Posted By 57plymouth
Changing gear oil won't fix you broken diff. It...

Changing gear oil won't fix you broken diff. It isn't sticking brakes. It's a worn out rear end that needs repair. Just get a junkyard axle and swap it in. You are chasing easy solutions that do...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-23-2018, 04:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 859
Posted By 57plymouth
It's not bad if the axle is out of the car and...

It's not bad if the axle is out of the car and you have a dial indicator on a magnetic base. And you know how to set gear backlash and pattern and pinion nut torque. Otherwise there is a reason a...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-23-2018, 07:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 859
Posted By 57plymouth
Pinion bearing is shot. The noise is the gears...

Pinion bearing is shot. The noise is the gears clashing.

In other words, time to rebuild the rear axle.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-21-2018, 10:10 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,278
Posted By 57plymouth
The first thing I would change is my mind. ...

The first thing I would change is my mind.

That's a long way to drive a car you don't know much about. At minimum replace every vacuum hose, the brakes and brake fluid, oil, trans fluid,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-17-2018, 04:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,369
Posted By 57plymouth
Pull the alternator and have it tested at Advance...

Pull the alternator and have it tested at Advance Auto. You are making this too hard. If the wiring is good, the alternator is bad.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-16-2018, 04:37 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,742
Posted By 57plymouth
If anyone is interested I have a b21 turbo short...

If anyone is interested I have a b21 turbo short block in my way. It's Charlie's old motor. It's in South Carolina. PM if you are interested.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 06-16-2018, 04:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,369
Posted By 57plymouth
Is the ground wire at the alternator good?

Is the ground wire at the alternator good?
Forum: projects & restorations 06-16-2018, 04:24 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 11,556
Posted By 57plymouth
Looks great. Keep the door sills black because...

Looks great. Keep the door sills black because of stuffing.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-11-2018, 05:16 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,306
Posted By 57plymouth
I pulled that junknoff years ago and never capped...

I pulled that junknoff years ago and never capped it. No problems. Don't worry about it.
Forum: performance & modifications 06-01-2018, 10:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,843
Posted By 57plymouth
That's about a 1-2 hour job. I've done several...

That's about a 1-2 hour job. I've done several since I've had 5 of those cars.

An LS swap is a MUCH bigger job. Plan on about $2-3K for oil pan, headers, STS mounts, exhaust, cooling, trans...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-27-2018, 06:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 858
Posted By 57plymouth
Amber lights are ugly. Always. Go with clear.

Amber lights are ugly. Always. Go with clear.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-23-2018, 08:15 AM
Replies: 9
E85
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Posted By 57plymouth
Sounds like it isn't worth the effort.

Sounds like it isn't worth the effort.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-19-2018, 06:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 426
Posted By 57plymouth
They hit on my hydras. I pitched them in the...

They hit on my hydras. I pitched them in the trash can at NTB when they refused to mount the wheels to the car.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 05-18-2018, 12:59 PM
Replies: 9
E85
Views: 612
Posted By 57plymouth
E85

How fast will E85 eat the fuel system from the inside out on a 1991 245?

Is it worth the bother to figure out what fuel map it would need and get a reflash?

Should I drink less booze this...
Forum: performance & modifications 05-17-2018, 06:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,043
Posted By 57plymouth
Already steam cleaned and painted gold? No...

Already steam cleaned and painted gold? No challenges left.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-30-2018, 06:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 558
Posted By 57plymouth
JB Clear with a small piece of sheet metal behind...

JB Clear with a small piece of sheet metal behind the crack for support. At least, that's how I fixed some map pockets before I found a clean set.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-30-2018, 10:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 460
Posted By 57plymouth
Failing gauges is an indicator of a failing...

Failing gauges is an indicator of a failing alternator.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 04-22-2018, 07:45 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 534
Posted By 57plymouth
Not likely that an exhaust leak after the cat...

Not likely that an exhaust leak after the cat will cause any codes.
Forum: performance & modifications 04-08-2018, 02:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,691
Posted By 57plymouth
Most guys here either go for coil overs...

Most guys here either go for coil overs (Kalphenke) or IPD spings and let it go.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-25-2018, 07:55 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,155
Posted By 57plymouth
Supposedly the Trailblazer SS intake is the best...

Supposedly the Trailblazer SS intake is the best flowing intake. Rock Auto sells it for under $200 new.

I do not know if it clears the hood.
Forum: website & board 03-23-2018, 10:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 953
Posted By 57plymouth
Blue 245 should be its own category.

Blue 245 should be its own category.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-22-2018, 04:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,157
Posted By 57plymouth
In that vinyl area you could add a surface mount,...

In that vinyl area you could add a surface mount, but there is a lot of structure there and the glass is very close.
Forum: website & board 03-22-2018, 12:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 953
Posted By 57plymouth
Ugly, Less Ugly, and the beautiful and...

Ugly, Less Ugly, and the beautiful and magnificent 245. 3 categories.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-21-2018, 07:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,157
Posted By 57plymouth
There is no reason to use an amp if you don't...

There is no reason to use an amp if you don't want to. There is no such thing as damaging speakers by underpowering them.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-19-2018, 07:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,157
Posted By 57plymouth
I use Fat Mat sound deadening. I had a lot...

I use Fat Mat sound deadening.

I had a lot of trouble usubg the stock radio harness. Just bypass or remove it. The two best places for an amp on a 245 are under the back seat or in the rear...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 03-17-2018, 08:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,353
Posted By 57plymouth
I ran a test like this on my last Chevy Cavalier....

I ran a test like this on my last Chevy Cavalier. I ran it over a year. When you realized that I drive 40 to 50K miles a year, that is a reasonably long test interval.

The first 6 months I used...
Forum: website & board 03-17-2018, 08:00 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,800
Posted By 57plymouth
Wrong coast.

Wrong coast.
Forum: performance & modifications 03-17-2018, 07:59 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,658
Posted By 57plymouth
I think I have one in the shop. If you pay...

I think I have one in the shop. If you pay shipping you can have it.
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