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  • Birthday 08/08/1981

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  1. Thank you for the information, however what I have seen indicates that the cars from his lot aren't in quite good enough shape for what I need.
  2. I'm looking for a 1971 Pontiac Catalina/Bonneville/Grandville/Safari Must have good front clip. Thank you,
  3. That's a good suggestion for a possibility. I'll check into that as well.
  4. Thanks for the responses. That's a good tip about the zip tie, I had never thought of that, however the problem I'm questioning is not whether the shocks are bottoming out but if they aren't compressing enough. I knew they were very stiff before so now I question if with the shorter springs perhaps their firmness is causing problems. I had the car aligned because I had the front end rebuilt. I've had it this way for about 2 years and I just can't stand it anymore. I have ridden in the 90s Impala SS before and they don't ride at all like this, so it is not just me being unfamiliar with the shorter springs' characteristics, however because I am not sure of spring rates I was curious if the symptoms I listed were typical of a spring issue or perhaps a spring issue.
  5. I have a 1978 Caprice Aerocoupe. My 4 coil springs were shot so I replaced them with the closest replacement they make to the 1996 or so Impala SS springs. Now it rides terrible and seems to hit very hard when going over bumps and sometimes bounces very stiff. Are these characteristics of the shocks being too long? I didn't change them and the new springs are lower than the old. I'm curious if that is the issue or if perhaps the spring rates or types of springs I ordered are incorrect.
  6. Thanks for the reply. I followed the flowchart in the shop manual and began testing out under the hood. It eventually led to me, as you mentioned, take the 3-wire plug loose from under the column and run a jumper wire between two wires and then run a test light from the 3rd to a ground and see if it would light up when the button was pressed. I see in the shop manual it shows a blown apart picture of the cruise stalk coming apart but I don't see any way for it to come apart. Is it held with glue? Is there typical, more common problem that goes wrong with these (small wires break or internal button problems)? Since these are hard to find and pretty expensive if you do I'd like to repair the one I have if possible. Thanks,
  7. I have found that there is a problem in the button or wiring in the column of my cruise control setup on my '71 Pontiac B Body. It's the kind with one button on the end of the turn signal stalk. I'm curious if anyone has ever rebuild one of these units and how difficult it is to remove from the column. Thanks
  8. Thanks for the response. I need to know if the carburetor is correct for the engine or if the engine is original type of engine that came with this bike so I can know what type of carb kit to buy. Brandon
  9. Hello, A friend of the family bought a Cushman that is just like the one he had when he was a kid. He asked if I could get it running. I believe it needs a carb rebuild but I know almost nothing about Cushmans, so I'm not sure if it has the correct carb or what kit to buy. Could anyone steer me in the right direction? Thanks, Brandon
  10. The woodgrain is definitely going back on. I just got it back from the paintshop today. Brandon
  11. It is true that the woodgrain was an option. I have the original build sheet to the car. My dad owned a GM dealership and he said it appears the car was almost certainly ordered as a rep car. I like the woodgrain so I'm going to go back original. Not to mention I've already primered and block sanded the car and sanding around ALL THOSE STUPID TABS is an absolute nightmare. The hard part is over now and after all that I wouldn't take those darn tabs off if I had to just leave them there, haha. None of the other woodgrain interchanges. I'm not even sure if 71-72/73-76 interchanges. I know the front fender moldings don't, but I believe, though I'm not certain, that the everything from the front doors back is the same (except for a few years where on the tailgate the molding had reflectors integrated in).
  12. Sorry, I'm not sure what I did wrong. Here's a working link: April May's 1937 Chevrolet
  13. Hello all, I'm looking for the trim that surrounds the woodgrain on a '71 Pontiac wagon and also a cluster that has gauges instead of idiot lights. Thanks, Brandon
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