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what did you do in your garage / shop and or driveway today ?


Referencing another recent thread can you pull and photo the windshield washer nozzles and where they mount?

Caught the identity issue.

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norontcan wrote:

Referencing another recent thread can you pull and photo the windshield washer nozzles and where they mount?

Caught the identity issue.


 Sure can. I actually thought of that when I was looking it over after I got home with it today. I'll do that later.



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1966 Strato Chief 2 door, 427 4 speed, 45,000 original miles 

1966 Grande Parisienne, 396 1 of 23 factory air cars (now converted to a "factory" 4 speed)



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For the engine in the 57 I needed to modify the distributor. Being that it has a 671 blower I deleted and locked out the vacuum advance and the mechanical only needs to be 14 to 16 degrees all in by 3000 rpm.

Fab'd up a simple distributor machine to spin the distributor at varying speeds to be able to observe the advance rate. Changed the weight springs to the heaviest I could locate in my junk drawer and lightened the weights. Made a replacement stop, to limit the mechanical advance. After repeatedly lightening the weights I got the advance pretty darn close. 14 degrees mechanical advance that gradually increases and is all in by 2900rpm.  Now to weasel the distributor into place between the stock 57 firewall and blower. That will be an exercise in frustration.

Pic of my contraption.

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Now there's a work of art and a display of determination at the same time. AWESOME!

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My neck was getting sore looking at the picture... here's a new version.

Nice unit Eric, wow!

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1966 Strato Chief 2 door, 427 4 speed, 45,000 original miles 

1966 Grande Parisienne, 396 1 of 23 factory air cars (now converted to a "factory" 4 speed)



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That's cool!

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Put in new pinion seal, new mufflers, polished the wheels, cleaned up the under hood wiring, new diff cover gasket, new valve covers and air cleaner, new transmission and rear end oil, and greased up what was needed on the 66 Chevy II. Also bought a 66 Acadian grill that Ill pick up in a couple weeks. Alignment tomorrow, and then off to PEI bright and early Friday morning. 



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Brought the next one in to strip before it goes to the shredder.

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1966 Strato Chief 2 door, 427 4 speed, 45,000 original miles 

1966 Grande Parisienne, 396 1 of 23 factory air cars (now converted to a "factory" 4 speed)



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Finished stripping parts off the Parisienne wagon. I was running out of energy because it's starting to get hot in the garage after many hot days in a row here.

Then I saw this online and I'm not complaining any more.

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1966 Grande Parisienne, 396 1 of 23 factory air cars (now converted to a "factory" 4 speed)



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In my quest to get the rear squeaking and thumping out of the rear of this 1969 B-body, I pulled the left rear spring,

I have never seen this type of wear before.

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I had an extra,

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I am starting to think that these springs are too stiff for this car.

I am considering going back to regular springs this winter when I do all the bushings.

And yes,

Laying on that cold cement floor felt refreshing biggrin



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Our floor heat in the garage is done through a coil in the forced air electric furnace in the house. Turning on the pump will cool the liquid running through the pipes in the garage floor. I've never tried that yet to see how much it will help cool the garage but if this heat continues it may get tested. The floor will get nice and cold so maybe a couple of fans blowing on the floor will pull circulate some of the cold.

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4SPEED427 wrote:

Our floor heat in the garage is done through a coil in the forced air electric furnace in the house. Turning on the pump will cool the liquid running through the pipes in the garage floor. I've never tried that yet to see how much it will help cool the garage but if this heat continues it may get tested. The floor will get nice and cold so maybe a couple of fans blowing on the floor will pull circulate some of the cold.


 i have a window shaker in the garage that just stays on keeps it nice and cool but better is no humity



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Yeah, I'm really fighting humidity. It's around 60% in the garage and if I run the dehumidifier it just makes it warmer in there. I might just open the door from the house to the garage and put an old furnace fan there. That will pull the dry cool house air into the garage and the heat from the garage into the house. Never done it yet but the temptation is increasing...

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You should get a heat pump. There are a few models out there that the do-it-yourselfer can install. While they may not help you when it's -45 they do a great job cooling. We have two in our home and even when put on just the "dry" setting they really help get the humidity out. Often just lowering the humidity really helps. When I finally get my insulated room finished in the barn I'm installing one. They are pretty cheap to run.



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Hi Todd,What type of heat pump would you suggest to take the humidity out of a 1000 sq.ft. garage.My dehumidifier is running constant.

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I assume your garage is insulated so an 18000btu unit should be fine.

Here's a Senville on Amazon. CLICK HERE

My main heat pump is a Fijitsu and it's been really good after 11 years of pretty much constant use. The province decided to give away free* heat pumps (* using our tax money) this year so we got a second unit in our kitchen, It's a Daikin and according to the installer they are a good unit. I don't now much about the Senville but the reviews seem decent. 



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Todd... do you NOT need a AC technician to install it? Does it not have to be vacuumed out and then the refrigerant is installed?

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Just a guess but most likely precharged unit and lines 



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Has anyone done a self install?

Costco sell a Danby 18000, it is precharged for a maximum length of pipe. Read the reviews on Costco, it may give you some ideas when you buy any of the self installation type. Not liking the Danby based on the reviews. 

https://www.costco.ca/danby-18%2C000-btu-quick-connect-mini-split-air-conditioner-with-heat-pump-and-variable-speed-inverter.product.100980779.html



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Some heat pumps require tech to install and some are for the do-it-yourselfer


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Picked up another grill



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.then I picked this up today.



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That engine would fit nicely in my 94 Chevy 3500

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That engine would fit nicely in my 94 Chevy 3500


 It should have enough grunt. Dynoed at 457 HP and 502 TQ. 



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Perfect! The 5.7 in my truck is getting a little tired. 0-60 times are too long to mention and the oil pressure is lower than it should be. I'm going to have to make a powertrain decision at some point soon- LS, 454, another 5.7?



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