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You got your ground cable figured is see/hear.

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Yes I did, and thanks guys!

I did some more work this weekend, I finally installed my "new" emblems, and I redid my upper control arms as well.



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On my 77 I had the upper bushings replaced 3 times and finally had to replace the entire upper arms assembly. The first guy who replaced the bushings had a lot of trouble getting the originals out and some how wallowed out the bushing holes.

A friend of mine and I replaced the lower bushing and I have not had any trouble out of them other than the love to squeak.

If your bushings starts squeaking you can spray them with silicone spray lube, may have to do it a few times and every so many months again there after.

I love the look of your engine bay.


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On my 77 I had the upper bushings replaced 3 times and finally had to replace the entire upper arms assembly. The first guy who replaced the bushings had a lot of trouble getting the originals out and some how wallowed out the bushing holes.

A friend of mine and I replaced the lower bushing and I have not had any trouble out of them other than the love to squeak.

If your bushings starts squeaking you can spray them with silicone spray lube, may have to do it a few times and every so many months again there after.

I love the look of your engine bay.
I still haven't decided if I'm going to reuse or replace the arms in the future, they'll need bushings so it's a 50/50. I've used silicone before too, works great!

I finally replaced my stupid eBay bulbs last week too!



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The tab for the license to lower it to fill her up had been missing for a while. Picked up this fancy doo-dad on clearance at my work, fit perfect!



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I'm pretty impressed with it, no clearance issues either!

I washed the car Thursday, and spray waxed my chrome pieces today. It needed it, bad! Just another opportunity to take a couple pictures...



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The tab for the license to lower it to fill her up had been missing for a while. Picked up this fancy doo-dad on clearance at my work, fit perfect!



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Ok, that's cool. I love seeing cars that fill up from the back

<--- They're holding Root beer! 'cuz I don't drink beer. Unless you want it to be beer...

Bunch o' drunks...
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Alright, I'm tired of thinking I've fixed my water leak onto my driver's floorboard. I resealed part of the cowl to no avail. Where all should I look on these? I'm familiar with the late 80's early 90's firewall leaks, but not the GM's of this era.

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i have the same problem, i had my windshield resealed but still getting water and also getting tired of thinking of what ...

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I may have killed two birds with one stone here!

How so? Heater core blew! Hopefully that's been part of the water leak (doubtful but hoping) and that's where the knocking I've been hearing for months has been coming from too.





I also finally "assembled" my HD tie rods, lol. My driver's fenderwell by the firewall was also full of leaves and some old pliers. Found these while trying to find said water leak, haha.





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Pliers have been salvaged! Haha...



My started was giving me some fits, so I upgraded to a mini starter. I also found some not so good wiring that needed patched...







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I hope your new wire repair was made with a fusible link wire and not standard wire. If you notice that those wires were short to begin with and spliced into the main harness that was done when manufactured. If to much power goes through that part of the wire it is designed to burn out like a fuse and protect the vehicle.
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