junkyardjeff

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  1. junkyardjeff

    It looks like the Ohio winters won this battle

    It just has to last through the winter and then its a parts car.
  2. junkyardjeff

    It looks like the Ohio winters won this battle

    Yes 4 years is quick for a oil pan to go,11 years killed my 89 and it had most of the paint on the frame when I bought it and a weekly wash that had underbody spray would have helped to keep it going much longer which I did not do.
  3. junkyardjeff

    It looks like the Ohio winters won this battle

    Since I have all the manuals I am trying to stay with a 89 and there is a very nice one in southern California,there is one a little north of me that needs a trans and will look at it if its still there when I get back from Florida. The inner walls of the frame is where the rust is and still is 3 sides that are not affected yet so I think screwing some angle iron will help keep it from flexing and letting the rest go,I am also going to see if my welder will do any good and it only has to last me this winter. I would love to find a 89 from out west that needs a engine or trans and have it shipped in but I will see what is out there over the winter.
  4. junkyardjeff

    It looks like the Ohio winters won this battle

    My sister and brother in law live in your state and had a S10 Blazer get very rusty in about 5 years,I thought it was a problem in the northeast but has gotten bad around here too.
  5. junkyardjeff

    It looks like the Ohio winters won this battle

    I am going to look at the scrap yard for some angle iron and use self tapping screws to reinforce the frame,I hope to get enough time out of it to find a body to put the engine and trans in. I have a truck that also has holes in the frame but not as bad and can get a few more years out of it.
  6. junkyardjeff

    It looks like the Ohio winters won this battle

    This one had a hole in the bottom of one rocker panel at 10.000 miles but since it was not driven much I presume mice could have made nests in them causing the rust there but that liquid salt done the rest,I had to pull off the trunk trim to repair holes and nothing was sprayed on the insides of the quarter panels so I presume most of the car did not get anything.
  7. junkyardjeff

    It looks like the Ohio winters won this battle

    It had been rustproofed by the dealer but they missed a bunch and its very rusty,when I bought this car 10 years ago it was advertised as having 110,000 miles but in reality it only had 10,000 miles and no one knew it. It had sat outside and looked like a typical 18 year old car but the interior looked like no one sat in it but it had a heated windshield so all I thought was winter car,I know I will never get that low mile of car for what I paid for it again and wish I would have treated it much better but I thought it was a 110,000 mile car.
  8. Got my old 89 Ford crown vic back from a old girlfriend after having it for about 4 years,it needed some minor work and have been tinkering with it all summer but doing the last thing on the list I noticed a large hole in the frame that was not there 2 years ago when I installed a used trans for her. I knew its days were numbered but was hoping to get a couple more years out of it but it looks like I will have to find another body to put the drivetrain in,I do have a idea on something I can do to reinforce the frame but will see what I can get at the scrap yard.
  9. I bought a 65 country squire off the original owners that sat for a few years,when I got it running it smoked a bunch so off came the valve covers and what a mess I found so I cleaned what I could and almost did not make it home when I drove it to get a out of state inspection. Since it needed all new freeze plugs I found another engine and when I pulled the pan from the original the pick up screen was completely surrounded with sludge and suprised it got any oil,it had plenty of oil pressure when cold but nothing when hot.
  10. junkyardjeff

    Long Winter's Nap

    We had freezing rain the other day here in Ohio and they put the liquid salt down,going to drive the sunliner to Daytona Beach over thanksgiving to a car show and then it will be put away for the winter and hope to not have to deal with snow on the way home. Was hoping to figure out the gas mileage on my 37 Chevy p/u since I got the speedo close to accurate but will probably next spring too.
  11. junkyardjeff

    Point Deduction for PCV Valve on Y-Block Ford Engine

    If you are worried about point deductions do not put a PCV system on it,when my 55 sunliner gets a Y block again its going to to get the early 60s factory PCV system and have the original road draft tube blocked off and be on there just to look original. It had a different road draft tube then the 57 and later Y blocks where it is on the block down low up front and I can use both and the PCV system will be behind the carb and out of sight and one would have to go looking to find it.
  12. junkyardjeff

    Point Deduction for PCV Valve on Y-Block Ford Engine

    I would bet that if you used factory parts some judges probably would not notice it,
  13. junkyardjeff

    Killing time during the winter

    Nothing new but thinking on downsizing a little by selling my 66 ford truck and bronco and finding a non running 65 galaxie 2 door and using the 4 door for parts since its really not worth fixing the body. Have not been down your way lately,I just do not get out like I did before and stay local but will be heading to Florida in a few weeks.
  14. junkyardjeff

    Killing time during the winter

    I did not have the extra money to come out and play so I had to stay home.
  15. junkyardjeff

    Point Deduction for PCV Valve on Y-Block Ford Engine

    They had a PCV around 62 and have gotten the parts off a 63 or 64 truck in the junkyard,would be a easy swap in a 57 T bird since it probably has the same valley pan as the ones with the PCV and if using factory parts might not be that noticable.