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Forum: projects & restorations 04-30-2020, 08:08 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 30,339
Posted By Bricktothefuture
Man - if you want something to swap an engine in...

Man - if you want something to swap an engine in to I'd consider trading my '79 245 to keep this thing all original. I lusted over this back when it was for sale but just couldn't make it work......
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-26-2019, 12:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,026
Posted By Bricktothefuture
Do you have a spare FP relay to throw in and test?

Do you have a spare FP relay to throw in and test?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-26-2019, 08:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,026
Posted By Bricktothefuture
Sounds like maybe a loose/bad ground somewhere?

Sounds like maybe a loose/bad ground somewhere?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-24-2019, 11:22 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 10,961
Posted By Bricktothefuture
I get the other days working from home, and it's...

I get the other days working from home, and it's a great gig so it balances out.

I'm also sort of (in)famous as the guy with the cool old wagon. Work with a bunch of engineering nerds and they all...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-22-2019, 11:05 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 10,961
Posted By Bricktothefuture
I've been commuting from Central NH to Boston 3-4...

I've been commuting from Central NH to Boston 3-4 days a week in my '79 for a few months. 200 miles a day. Will garage once winter approaches. I actually trust the k-jet more than some LH cars I've...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 10-01-2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,240
Posted By Bricktothefuture
How much fuel in the tank when you did the left...

How much fuel in the tank when you did the left turns/bumps? Still wondering if the in-tank pump is dead or dying, sloshing fuel could work the main pump harder and cause some problems?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-28-2019, 07:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 906
Posted By Bricktothefuture
The most important part of moving from 75-80 to...

The most important part of moving from 75-80 to the newer dash is the cluster - you'd need the newer style, preferably an 81-86 with the mechanical speedo. I don't believe the wiring for warning...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-23-2019, 09:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,213
Posted By Bricktothefuture
Ooooh. I know my sway bar is really close to the...

Ooooh. I know my sway bar is really close to the diff cover, have to pry it out of the way to get to the drain screw. Could be it. Would a '79 sway bar be any different from a '93? Don't think I...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-23-2019, 09:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,213
Posted By Bricktothefuture
Springs look ok. I'll see about taking off that...

Springs look ok. I'll see about taking off that block - hoping I don't need to pull the caliper to get to it...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-23-2019, 08:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,213
Posted By Bricktothefuture
What's the rub? Rear end spring noise.

Ok - '79 245, 3.91 rear end out of a 93 I had a shop install 3 years ago. Had both rear calipers replaced 2 years ago. Have always had this intermittent rattle on deceleration, sometimes going down a...
Forum: projects & restorations 09-22-2019, 07:08 PM
Replies: 287
Views: 167,963
Posted By Bricktothefuture
Sign me up! On my third speedo cable in as many...

Sign me up! On my third speedo cable in as many years. Have a rear end from a 93 in my 79 so I could plug this right in.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-06-2019, 08:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,091
Posted By Bricktothefuture
Also worth mentioning when I rebuilt the engine a...

Also worth mentioning when I rebuilt the engine a few years ago I had the shop go first oversize pistons w/flat tops and take .040 off the top. Running k-jet juuust a little rich, ignition timing...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-06-2019, 08:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,091
Posted By Bricktothefuture
Thanks for all the feedback. Thinking I'll end up...

Thanks for all the feedback. Thinking I'll end up going with another 3.73. I want to be able to enjoy this car, and the whine really gets to you once you're an hour in to a long drive.

On a kind...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-05-2019, 02:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,091
Posted By Bricktothefuture
Hmm. I know a 3.91 would mean I'd be around...

Hmm. I know a 3.91 would mean I'd be around 3.3kish at 70 Mph. How would it affect my short first gear? From what I understand it would make it even less useful, right? Total admission that the gear...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-05-2019, 02:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,091
Posted By Bricktothefuture
Running a B w/adjustable gear.

Running a B w/adjustable gear.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-05-2019, 01:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,091
Posted By Bricktothefuture
What's odd is that I can't find a straight up...

What's odd is that I can't find a straight up walkthrough on swapping the rear axle anywhere. Lots of videos/articles on welding your diff, etc, but no clear step by step stuff.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-05-2019, 12:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,091
Posted By Bricktothefuture
First I've ever heard someone say this, very...

First I've ever heard someone say this, very cool. I spent a decent amount to rebuild the head, go first oversize flat top, etc. I know I -should- rev the hell out of it but there's that built in...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-05-2019, 09:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,091
Posted By Bricktothefuture
Tall rear end in an M46 Kjet car?

My '79 originally had a 3.91 in it, was toast when I bought it. Had a tech install a used 3.73 from a 93 that's been loudly singing me the song if its people for a while now. Have tried fluid...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 09-03-2019, 01:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,240
Posted By Bricktothefuture
Could a clogged fuel filter or struggling in-tank...

Could a clogged fuel filter or struggling in-tank pump be causing the main pump to work harder than it should and cause issues?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-30-2019, 07:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,204
Posted By Bricktothefuture
Brand new oil separator and o ring seemed to fix...

Brand new oil separator and o ring seemed to fix this. Still need to do some highway driving to be sure but it's leaking an occasional drop instead of a torrent...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-27-2019, 09:40 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,114
Posted By Bricktothefuture
Had that happen to me two weekends ago. If you're...

Had that happen to me two weekends ago. If you're pressed for time a hair dryer works well.
Forum: events 08-26-2019, 01:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,289
Posted By Bricktothefuture
Hey redblockpowered - was great meeting you. I...

Hey redblockpowered - was great meeting you. I had the Cimarron Red '79 245. All three cars from your crew were great.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-26-2019, 11:01 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,242
Posted By Bricktothefuture
I had some gasoline odors I couldn't chase down -...

I had some gasoline odors I couldn't chase down - finally ran new lines to the charcoal canister and it took care of it. As far as the Pontiac pump - yikes. I'm guessing that required modifying the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-25-2019, 08:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,204
Posted By Bricktothefuture
Half moon seal is good and dry. Will investigate...

Half moon seal is good and dry. Will investigate hose but at that point I might as well just put in a new breather box while I'm in there, right?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-25-2019, 07:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,204
Posted By Bricktothefuture
Sorry, the engine is an 81. I kept the vented...

Sorry, the engine is an 81. I kept the vented valve cover so I have the best of both worlds supposedly. Definitely cleaned the entire breather box to what I thought was a good point.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-25-2019, 07:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,204
Posted By Bricktothefuture
WTF PCV Oil leak?

Trying to figure out a really weird intermittent oil leak on my '79 w/b21F.

Noticed the leak after an oil change a few weeks ago. Had just replaced intake manifold and cleaned oil breather box by...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-23-2019, 03:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,718
Posted By Bricktothefuture
Could the fact that things improve with the meter...

Could the fact that things improve with the meter connected point to a bad ground somewhere?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 08-12-2019, 08:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,242
Posted By Bricktothefuture
I kinda prefer it on my '79 - really makes me...

I kinda prefer it on my '79 - really makes me turn and check before changing lanes as opposed to a quick glance at the mirror.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-30-2019, 10:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,274
Posted By Bricktothefuture
https://media1.tenor.com/images/b14e60b42957509ce5...

https://media1.tenor.com/images/b14e60b42957509ce5be3f8bf28d8e28/tenor.gif?itemid=4956349
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-28-2019, 02:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,739
Posted By Bricktothefuture
Rich can suck it. I got my ‘79 from him and he...

Rich can suck it. I got my ‘79 from him and he straight up lied about half the stuff on the car. Payment for any parts would be tied to a brick thrown through his front window.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-28-2019, 09:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,739
Posted By Bricktothefuture
Yeah! I'm gonna check it out soon. Talked to him...

Yeah! I'm gonna check it out soon. Talked to him on the phone, seems like a cool guy. It's about a 2.5 hour ride.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-24-2019, 09:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 728
Posted By Bricktothefuture
Aw crap. Thoughts on going 50/50 gear oil and...

Aw crap. Thoughts on going 50/50 gear oil and Lucas stuff?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-24-2019, 09:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 728
Posted By Bricktothefuture
Narrowing down rear end noise

I think I have this figured out but want to ask the pros.

'79 245, M46. Had a newer rear end from a '93 put in a few years back.

I get a good whine from the rear end of the car over 40MPH,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-17-2019, 01:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,321
Posted By Bricktothefuture
A few more photos. ...

A few more photos.

https://i.imgur.com/bi8oKa3l.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/RubCZPGl.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/ICjVRgZl.jpg
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-17-2019, 01:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,321
Posted By Bricktothefuture
Found the last NOS one at a shop... worth the...

Found the last NOS one at a shop... worth the wait. Now I need nicer quad round bezels to match. Wish I hadn't sold a NOS set years ago...

https://i.imgur.com/UEBoazQl.jpg
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-15-2019, 09:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,290
Posted By Bricktothefuture
Apologies for not having a chance to dig in to...

Apologies for not having a chance to dig in to this yet. I think Art nailed it though - the extra blue white would normally power a fog light, which I don't have.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-13-2019, 02:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,290
Posted By Bricktothefuture
Iíll double check... odd.

Iíll double check... odd.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-12-2019, 06:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,290
Posted By Bricktothefuture
Yep, I brought over the whole relay. Removed the...

Yep, I brought over the whole relay. Removed the direct wire from the junction to the headlight switch and went completely with the new harness, relay, and switch. Relay is Bosch 0332015006, correct...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-12-2019, 11:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,290
Posted By Bricktothefuture
update - everything works with the blue/white...

update - everything works with the blue/white wire from the relay disconnected. Not sure if this serves an extra purpose on the 89?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-12-2019, 10:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,290
Posted By Bricktothefuture
'89 headlight harness in '79

One last thing to pass NH inspection.

I got tired of exploding and overheating light switches in my '79. Pulled an entire headlight harness from a known good '89. I can't find the correct wiring...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-12-2019, 08:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,166
Posted By Bricktothefuture
Got the new caliper on, bled the system twice,...

Got the new caliper on, bled the system twice, reseated the brake failure switch, and brakes feel great now. Will bleed again after some driving, but I feel 100% confident in this car now. Thanks...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-11-2019, 04:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,020
Posted By Bricktothefuture
Just left the yard. Trashed tan leather. Oh...

Just left the yard. Trashed tan leather. Oh well...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-11-2019, 02:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,166
Posted By Bricktothefuture
It was rebuilt incorrectly, yeah. Learned a lot!

It was rebuilt incorrectly, yeah. Learned a lot!
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-11-2019, 02:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,168
Posted By Bricktothefuture
and MAN that pic of the car on fire. Sympathies.

and MAN that pic of the car on fire. Sympathies.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-11-2019, 02:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,166
Posted By Bricktothefuture
Not really embarrassed - first time working on...

Not really embarrassed - first time working on brakes and it was a defective unit. Half passenger side, half driver's side. Lousy way to learn my way around the system but I learned! Picking up the...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-11-2019, 02:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,168
Posted By Bricktothefuture
I daily drove my '79 245 20 miles each way to...

I daily drove my '79 245 20 miles each way to work for a while. Do a thorough stage zero tune up to make sure you're at a good starting point.

Wash it frequently in winter to keep the salt off,...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-10-2019, 02:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,020
Posted By Bricktothefuture
Might have a lead on a green '81 245 - guy at the...

Might have a lead on a green '81 245 - guy at the yard says the seats aren't tan, more of a saddle brown. Anyone know what interior color would pair with a green '81?
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-10-2019, 12:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,020
Posted By Bricktothefuture
I know, I know. Just had a glimmer of hope that...

I know, I know. Just had a glimmer of hope that there was something on a shelf collecting dust at VP...
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-10-2019, 11:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,020
Posted By Bricktothefuture
Found a photo from before my paint guy covered it...

Found a photo from before my paint guy covered it up. 52917.
Forum: maintenance & nonperformance 07-10-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,020
Posted By Bricktothefuture
Anyone know this upholstery code?

Sticker with my code is long gone. '79 245 in Cimarron Red with chocolate brown interior. Looking for original brown stuff to restore this to its former glory. Paint code is 125-1.
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