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Frosty

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  1. That's always a fun job. The human hand is not meant for those tiny spaces.
  2. I think we will see a lot of models by a lot of automakers delayed because of the coronavirus.
  3. Awesome! So what are you going to do next? Sell it as is and let the new owner clean it up? Fix it up and ask for a few more bucks?
  4. Anyone have a moist towelette for kiwi here !?!?! Kitter liter - aisle one!
  5. I didn't...I JUSTA didn't wanna' blow JUSTA's mind any more than I had to. We also have Jonah Hex! 😁
  6. I agree with SPRINT6. I've not tried it either, however I've read about. I know Jay Leno is a huge fan of this technique as well for many of his cars as well.
  7. Sorry JUSTA. Hex is short for hexadecimal or base-16 numbers. Us computer-types understand binary and how converting to different number systems works. So technically speaking 07EA is a hexadecimal number. We are use to base-10 numbers. All numbers go to 0-9, then 10-19 and so on. Each significant digit or decimal point is a power of the base - 10. 100, 1000, .1, .01 Hex works the same way except it goes from 0 to 15, so we represent the numbers as single characters, as 0-9 and then 10-15 as A-F. So 0-F. So 10 in hex = 16 in decimal. Anyway - most folks need not worry - us computer geeks understand it.
  8. Most OEM stainless window trim can be removed with what I call a J-hook tool. You can probably fab on yourself out of flat sheet metal or perhaps a mate of yours has one. Here is what a commercial one looks like. Basically you slide it along to release the clips underneath the trim carefully. As for the steering wheel. I might be inclined to weld it up straight, use epoxy to repair all the gaps and then sand, primer, paint it a solid complimentary interior color and skip saving the clear acrylic for now. Try to get a replacement wheel from the states when the madness calms down and you have the cash. Like you, I prefer the OEM look versus an aftermarket wheel.
  9. I missed the first two years, been in every one since. I have the dated sign to prove it too. Yeah, I know what you mean. In 2010 I explained to a bunch of guys that were pouring water into the street next to our car club that what they were doing was illegal. They looked at me with deer in the headlight look. I said what you are doing is technically called introducing a foreign substance to the roadway. If God didn't put it there, it's illegal. Secondly by encouraging a burn out one of three things can happen. One - the car can go forward and perhaps hit the car in front of him. Second - the car can go to the right and hit the car to his right. Third - the car can go to the left and hit you, me, and our friends and our cars and perhaps get someone killed. All these are undesirable results. So I'd advise you to stop doing it. I got the "oh I didn't think about that!" response. Clearly....but they stopped which is what I wanted.
  10. Okay - I was trying to make the connection between the data stream and your conclusion. Thanks big guy.
  11. Another Dream Cruiser????? Say it aint' so!
  12. Ummm...doesn't $7E8 indicate the engine data stream and $7EA indicate the transmission data stream and not a particular error code? I'm not arguing with Last Indian's diagnosis but I thought $7E8/$7EA indicated another menu needed to be selected. Just asking....
  13. I got an email this morning. It's time for me to vote once again for the Pontiac Preservation Association's Hall of Fame. This year's nominees are: Ben Harrison Bill Knafel Bill Porter Dennis Kirban Eric White Fireball Roberts George Hurst Jack Humbert Jess Tyree Jim Butler Jim Hand Nunzi Romano Scott Tiemann Tim Dye This is a tough list. I've met Tim Dye and Scott TIemann. Tim is the current editor of Smoke Signals magazine for the POCI and owner of the Pontiac-Oakland Museum in Pontiac, Ill. Scott TImenann is owner of Supercar Specialties in Portland Michigan - which is one of the premiere restorer of rare Pontiacs and muscle cars as a whole. Nunzi Romano, Jim Hand, and Jim Butler are legends in the Pontiac performance/racing community. Jess Tyree and Fireball Roberts were great Poniac race car drivers. Ben Harrison, Jack Humbert, and Bill Porter were Pontiac Designers. Bill Knafel, owner of Knafel Pontiac in Akron, Ohio which sponsored the world famous “Tin Indian” Pontiac race team. George Hurst, of Hurst Shifter fame. Dennis Kirban developed the Kirban Parts Listing may have been the single most influential publication in the GTO hobby. Eric White was a past president of the GTOAA, founder of the Land of Lakes chapter of the GTOAA (MN), and he researched, authored and illustrated “The GTO Association of America’s Pontiac GTO/GT-37, Illustrated Identification Guide 1964-1974, 2004 GTO; 1970½ -1971 GT-37", it is the definitive judging standard for all GTOs for both POCI and GTOAA. He was also my friend and fellow Michigan Widetracker once he moved back to Michigan from Minnesota. Suggestions? I get to vote for three.
  14. Drive around with one and then the other for awhile. See which one grows on you.
  15. I know what you mean kiwi. I live less than an hour from Canada (about the only place in the US where Canada is north, south, and east of you). I have several Canuckistani friends. They are complaining that their price per liter has just now fallen to under $1 Canadian. It's about 79 cents at the moment. I know you'd still take it! But you can understand why they still flock across the border to buy way cheaper American gas.
  16. Gas is down to $1.79 around me as of yesterday. Still a shame that I don't really need any.
  17. Welcome Wyne. Always room for another Lemans in the FP garage. Feel free to ask your questions at any time.
  18. My limited experience with welding has been exclusively tig with a foot control. I'm definitely no expert but it definitely was a god send to have that foot control to manage heat and the bead.
  19. I totally agreed. This coming from the guy who has some of your art work on his front grille.
  20. Awesome - congrats on the great win!
  21. Dude, you are being very resourceful and imaginative in your repairs of that fender without a full chassis and body to mount it to. Kudos to you bro. Time for Speight’s, don't you think?
  22. I thought I'd share with you guys what my Pontiac related presents were for my 60th birthday: First, up - Uncle Milty's book. I first met Milt about 8 years ago at the Widetracker's Dustoff. He was the special guest and he was pushing his Ultimate Bobcat at the time. A lot of you guys know that I began my working career at AC Spark Plug Division in Flint Michigan, so when I found these re-pop signs on Amazon, I knew I had to have them. Last was this sign. Perfect to go with Lucy, my '72 Lemans Sport Convertible.
  23. Royal Rosey Palm Treatments again Joe?
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