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Yet another head gasket.

No surprise here: yet another 100,000 mile head gasket failure! Well, it was a little early this time at around 90k. It was stumbling pretty bad on startup with some white smoke and was continually getting worse. It was a … Continue reading

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Exhausted 2.0

Not only referring to myself at the end of the day, but the latest upgrade to the two door Sunbird: a custom, fully stainless exhaust system… I mentioned this was in the works in a previous post somewhere, but it’s … Continue reading

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Wagon work 1.

It’s still in progress, but here’s kind of a halfway update on the work on the wagon. I sanded a bunch of bubbled rust areas all over, sprayed them with some rust converter, and then primered them so far. This … Continue reading

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Welcome, wagon.

I’ve been wanting a wagon for quite a while, and even though it’s not the ideal time for me to pick up another [old/project] vehicle, I threw caution to the wind as usual and got one anyway! Introducing the 1986 … Continue reading

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Side marker upgrade.

So today’s mini Sunbird resto project was to put some new front side marker lamp assemblies in. The originals were all cracked, beat up, and coming apart at the seams. The stamped-sheet-metal-self-threading-nuts that attach them (via plastic studs) are a … Continue reading

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Bird update 9/14

Since it’s been a long time, I’m going to roll all my Sunbird goings-on into one big update. It has of course been daily driven and not had any major problems other than yet some more rust repair and has … Continue reading

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Mustang for sale.

Unfortunately, due to many factors including lack of time, funding, housing issues, lack of use, storage, the fact that it is not a practical daily driver, and so on … the Mustang is now up for sale. This is the … Continue reading

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Shed.

There can be only Shed. An exercise in maximizing space usage and making the most of a small area, Shed began life as an 8×8 kit. Its floors and walls were reinforced and some shelves were added in the rafters.¬† … Continue reading

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Gutility.

GUV: gutted utility vehicle¬© My Sunbird is part daily driven commuter, the occasional drag racer, and also part pickup truck! Below it’s loaded up with a set of 55 gallon plastic drums, and later a 2.0L shortblock which are just … Continue reading

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Solid motor and trans mounts.

In yet another move that makes very little sense for a daily driven street car, I decided to go ahead and replace my completely shot factory motor mounts with solid ones. Every mount was beyond destroyed; they had all dropped … Continue reading

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