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eastsideTim
eastsideTim PowerDork
1/27/22 11:04 a.m.
Appleseed said:

In reply to eastsideTim :

You're Welcome.

laugh It's actually pretty good.  I'll leave it in the car for when there's nothing I want to listen to on the radio.

Woody (Forum Supportum)
Woody (Forum Supportum) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
1/27/22 1:38 p.m.

I left my Jag in Kansas City.

I purchased a factory service manual today for a vehicle that isn't even mine.

A coworker of mine has been looking for a 1st gen S-10 pickup as a project. I've been enabling him by sending him trucks from CL and FB Marketplace. Well, on Saturday, I went with him to pick up a pretty straight 1982 S-10 shortbed. Its in pretty good shape with just a tiny amount of rust on the passenger side door. It's a V6 manual Tahoe trim. It has some wiring issues and needs a suspension refresh but its a solid platform to start with.

I found a used, original 1982 Chevy factory service manual on the eBay for a few bucks. I figured since I enabled him to buy a truck, I can enable him to fix it up.

classicJackets (FS)
classicJackets (FS) SuperDork
1/28/22 4:02 p.m.

I have found likely the best example of a Z car that I can afford, having dreamed for ~13 years. Previously driven in the southwest, and brought with US Army member to England before returning to Texas, and sitting for the next 15 years. Texas is quite far from Michigan.

I'm considering taking 3 days and some approved amount of "our" money to go get it, even though it does not make things easier and I don't think my wife believes I'm more than half serious.

11GTCS
11GTCS Dork
1/28/22 4:09 p.m.

In reply to eastsideTim :

At least it wasn't "Frozen".

eastsideTim
eastsideTim PowerDork
1/28/22 4:27 p.m.
11GTCS said:

In reply to eastsideTim :

At least it wasn't "Frozen".

If it were, I'd have let it go right into the trash.

Duke
Duke MegaDork
1/28/22 4:44 p.m.
eastsideTim said:
11GTCS said:

In reply to eastsideTim :

At least it wasn't "Frozen".

If it were, I'd have smashed it to pieces, lit them on fire, and then urinated on them to put out the flames before burying the melted remains on unhallowed ground.

FTFY.

 

Pete. (l33t FS)
Pete. (l33t FS) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
1/28/22 4:47 p.m.

Standard lawyer CYA sticker on outside of the battery cover on a CR-Z.

Pull cover off to access the battery itself, on its cover:

I LOVE how matter-of-fact that is.

Stampie
Stampie GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
1/28/22 5:13 p.m.

In reply to Pete. (l33t FS) :

I love how matter of fact they are then go on to give you the instructions on how to do it.

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
1/28/22 5:33 p.m.
Pete. (l33t FS) said:

Standard lawyer CYA sticker on outside of the battery cover on a CR-Z.

Pull cover off to access the battery itself, on its cover:

I LOVE how matter-of-fact that is.

That's odd. It didn't kill you like it said it would.

Noddaz
Noddaz GRM+ Memberand UberDork
1/28/22 5:48 p.m.

In reply to eastsideTim :At least now I have the soundtrack to Moana.

Is that the one with the volcano song? 

 

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
1/28/22 6:44 p.m.

I impulse bought a set of wheels today.

Pete. (l33t FS)
Pete. (l33t FS) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
1/28/22 7:04 p.m.

In reply to Appleseed :

Relax. You have nothing to worry about.  I'm a professional.

...and I checked the voltage on the bus bar 5 minutes after opening the breaker, and it read 0 volts, so I knew I was okay to continue.

Stampie
Stampie GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
1/28/22 7:29 p.m.

In reply to Pete. (l33t FS) :

It's not the volts that'll kill you, its the current.  At least that's what they told me in Air Force tech school.

Pete. (l33t FS)
Pete. (l33t FS) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
1/28/22 7:52 p.m.

In reply to Stampie :

Well...  Voltage shocks, current burns.  3VDC is enough to kill you if applied directly to the heart.  Edison electrocuted an elephant with DC to promote his AC systems as safer, and it wasn't all that much voltage to do it.

I've been shocked by 12VDC before, sweaty hand between a fender and positive battery terminal.  Bzzzz.

I've also had an MSD fire into my right hand and exit my right thigh to the fender, and I was using thickly insulated spark plug wire pliers.  That one hurt.

 

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
1/28/22 8:00 p.m.

In reply to Pete. (l33t FS) :

This one time, we were all drinking pretty heavy and there was an msd box hooked up in marks 68 torino. We bet him $20 he wouldn't take a plug wire and stick it on his tongue with the car running. 

He was drunker than we thought. Probably the only reason it didn't do a bunch of harm. 

Mark was kind of a dick. We didn't feel bad.

 

But ive gotten bitten by msd sober via my hand. That stuff hurts!

Stampie
Stampie GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
1/28/22 8:15 p.m.

In reply to Dusterbd13-michael :

But Mark won the $20 right? 

Pete. (l33t FS)
Pete. (l33t FS) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
1/28/22 8:21 p.m.

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
1/28/22 8:22 p.m.
Stampie said:

In reply to Dusterbd13-michael :

But Mark won the $20 right? 

Damn straight! We paid up when he quit cussing and we stopped laughing at him. 

Datsun310Guy
Datsun310Guy MegaDork
1/28/22 8:25 p.m.

In reply to Dusterbd13-michael :

There was a video I watched in automotive mechanic training class in high school in 1978 - 20,000 volts under the hood.  Cheesy. 

APEowner
APEowner GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
1/28/22 8:58 p.m.
Pete. (l33t FS) said:

In reply to Stampie :

I've also had an MSD fire into my right hand and exit my right thigh to the fender, and I was using thickly insulated spark plug wire pliers.  That one hurt.

 

I've done that twice.  The second time it wasn't my thigh that was closest to the fender.

CAinCA
CAinCA GRM+ Memberand HalfDork
1/28/22 9:26 p.m.

In reply to APEowner :

Thanks for posting that. I needed a laugh tonight. 

 

CJ
CJ GRM+ Memberand Dork
1/28/22 10:33 p.m.
Appleseed said:
Pete. (l33t FS) said:

Standard lawyer CYA sticker on outside of the battery cover on a CR-Z.

Pull cover off to access the battery itself, on its cover:

I LOVE how matter-of-fact that is.

That's odd. It didn't kill you like it said it would.

It didn't say when it would kill you.

Pete. (l33t FS)
Pete. (l33t FS) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
1/29/22 7:03 a.m.
CJ said:
Appleseed said:
Pete. (l33t FS) said:

Standard lawyer CYA sticker on outside of the battery cover on a CR-Z.

Pull cover off to access the battery itself, on its cover:

I LOVE how matter-of-fact that is.

That's odd. It didn't kill you like it said it would.

It didn't say when it would kill you.

True.  I probably got Covid AIDS ebola from it, or something.

eastsideTim
eastsideTim PowerDork
1/29/22 7:50 a.m.
Noddaz said:

In reply to eastsideTim :At least now I have the soundtrack to Moana.

Is that the one with the volcano song? 

 

I think so.  Haven't made it through the whole disc yet.

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