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  1. What did I do to my car today? I put a new coolant reservoir cap on it. I got tired of hearing my Bonneville fart whenever pressure would build up and blow past the worn seal. Drove me nuts trying to figure out where it was coming from, I thought I was just hearing things at first.
  2. Just a comfortable ride. I really don't plan on having anyone in the back and my trunk is empty. This looks like a decent pair, looks identical to the ones I pulled out of there. https://www.summitracing.com/parts/ado-504-527/year/1978/make/pontiac/model/phoenix Just gotta make sure the mounts are the same. Eyelet on the bottom and bar up top. Thanks for the 2 cents Frosty, can you tell I barely know what the f*ck im doing? 😂
  3. Hey guys, I just took out the old rear shocks from the Phoenix. The old ones were those adjustable pneumatic ones that have dry rotted bladders/diaphragms. I'm just looking to get something basic and reliable. Nothing fancy, just for basic grandma driving. I don't know if I should do adjustable again or go with something else? I was looking at something like this but I figured it wouldn't hurt to ask what y'all think.
  4. Son of a bitch... WHY DIDN'T I THINK OF THAT!? I could kill two stones with one bird because that would also allow me to check to make sure the new pump is working properly. Thanks again Two Lane
  5. I thought about that actually, I just installed the new pump today. I'm still not sure if I have a fuel delivery issue stemming from the tank-to-pump line. So it might not work. Now that I'm thinking about it I might just hook a hose up to it anyways and turn the engine over a few times to see if the pump is even pulling fuel from the tank. If it is, I'll run a rubber line like you suggested, if not I'll rig a pony tank of sorts. Thanks for the reply Two Lane
  6. Hey guys and gals, I ordered the pump to carb fuel line, but it won't ship til mid-June. In the meantime I was thinking of rigging a pony tank to get the car running for now. My question is if it's possible at all to have it gravity feed directly to the carb? Will there be sufficient fuel pressure here? It's just a small 2 barrel. I know mechanical pumps only put out like 8-10 psi, so I think It'll work, but I wanted to ask. Thanks all
  7. Yes, the line goes into the front of the carb makes a turn at the waterpump and goes down the side under the alternator bracket to the pump. So if that's the case would I be looking for a fuel line compatible with a 305/quadrajet combo? Thanks for the info y'all. I haven't worked on this car in a few years. I'm a little older, I have some more cash in my pocket, and I have a little more mechanical experience under my belt. (Plus I can weld a little now too). I got sick to my stomach seeing my girl rot away in the woods. Good news, lights and starter still work. Coolant is still full and rich green, oil is full and crystal clear (changed it prior to parking her). Engine fires right up with some starting fluid, but fuel delivery is an issue right now. I think brake lines are gonna need to be fixed and the big ticket item is the transmission. Tranny leaks so much that after 24hrs it wont drive, hopefully its something as simple as seals. Surprisingly 3/4 tires are still full of air lol.
  8. I have a chevy 305 that I'm replacing the fuel pump on. I have the pump out, but the fuel line running from it to the carb sheered off when it wanted to spin with the tapered nut. My question: are there pre-bent lines out there that might fit? I have a old Rochester 2bbl carb on it and most replacements I see list aftermarket holleys or edelbrocks. Or is this just a "get a line and bend it yourself, chump." situation? The other thing I've seen pop up is flexible lines. Are these better or worse than a metal line? My concern would be vibration fatigue and heat, anyone know a thing or two about these? But the ease of installation sounds tempting. Thanks all.
  9. Yeah, and gave Dallas the NFC East title!
  10. The tranny thing I found I think someone was having the problem or similar on an Acadia. If it's inside and outside I think we can safely rule out a dead animal or something inside the system. Have you popped the hood and looked for any obvious signs of gasous leaking/burning, especially around areas that could easily get into the dash/HVAC? Sent from my S60 using Tapatalk
  11. I'll look into it. I wonder if a dye kit will have a bad reaction with the ever so finicky DEX-COOL in the system lol Sent from my S60 using Tapatalk
  12. Does the smell come on if you were to run the blower's with the car off? Maybe try other settings? (Recirculation, external) Does it only come out of certain vents (Windshield, feet, ect) or all of them? That might help you isolate it from being something within the system as opposed to the system drawing the smell from an external source. I just did a some searching and you may also want to check the transmission. Apparently in some cases, burning tranny fluid can have a "propane" smell. Sent from my S60 using Tapatalk
  13. It could totally be a dead animal. Dead stuff has a distinct smell and its not a sulfur smell. There have been times when I've mistaken a rotting mouse carcass that my cat dragged in to be a propane leak. I remember one time walking into my kitchen thinking that the stove was on, but not ignited, only to find a dead mouse under the counter. This is the time of year where all sorts of critters will find their ways into your car. I just had to clean a mouse nest out of the flywheel bellhousing of my tractor. I have no idea how the hell they manage to get into that area. Its amazing.
  14. Possible, but the Giants are in the 5th Seed and Cowgirls and Pats are in the 1st.
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