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by OKflyboy
Sun Sep 22, 2013 6:43 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL INFORMATION
Topic: No start issue after charging problem.
Replies: 2
Views: 2635

Re: No start issue after charging problem.

Thanks for the tips and sorry for not getting back to this right away. (I work away from home). I did get it figured out but it wasn't at all what I expected. It turned out that the splines on the distributor shaft had stripped so the distributor wasn't spinning! A replacement distributor and I was ...
by OKflyboy
Sat Aug 17, 2013 9:28 pm
Forum: TECHNICAL INFORMATION
Topic: No start issue after charging problem.
Replies: 2
Views: 2635

No start issue after charging problem.

Here's the background: 2003 Chevy Astro 2WD. Driving the van to Tucson about a month ago the battery light came on and the voltmeter dropped to 12v. Turned around and got the van home though it completely drained the battery in the process. With a charged battery the van would start but would run ro...
by OKflyboy
Wed Jul 18, 2012 2:29 pm
Forum: OFF TOPIC - We have SMURFS!!!!!
Topic: disgruntled veteran-problems with travel websites
Replies: 7
Views: 2442

Re: disgruntled veteran-problems with travel websites

Hell its even worse for me. I've a veteran but I was a reservist. So not only do I not get discounts now , I didn't get many discounts while I was in either, because Reserve is not "Active Duty". Although I will say when I was in the CAC IDs actually said "Reserve" on them, they have since removed t...
by OKflyboy
Thu Jun 28, 2012 1:28 pm
Forum: LIFT KITS
Topic: Home Brew Lift Kit 95 AWD
Replies: 81
Views: 64419

Re: Home Brew Lift Kit 95 AWD

I have the Autozone shackles, have had for many many months, in fact, just waiting for the time to install them. hopefully will attempt over Thanksgiving break. I'll keep ya' posted, may even start my own thread for it... Any news on these Shackles? I would love to know how you like them... Did the...
by OKflyboy
Thu May 24, 2012 5:04 pm
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: comtemplating downsizing...
Replies: 15
Views: 3414

Re: comtemplating downsizing...

T.Low wrote:$6500!!!

What am I missing? Seems like a $1500 car all day long. What do they get for mpg?
I would have said $2K or maybe $2500 if it was in real great shape. Only Fieros worth more IMO are ones with well done engine swaps.
by OKflyboy
Thu May 24, 2012 3:03 am
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: comtemplating downsizing...
Replies: 15
Views: 3414

Re: comtemplating downsizing...

Wow! For $6500 that had better be one nice Fiero! Yeah, I'm no expert but unless it has a 3800SC or 350 swap, I'd say its definitely overpriced.
by OKflyboy
Thu May 24, 2012 2:52 am
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: comtemplating downsizing...
Replies: 15
Views: 3414

Re: comtemplating downsizing...

Dunno, didn't see a price in your post.
by OKflyboy
Thu May 24, 2012 2:33 am
Forum: GENERAL DISCUSSION
Topic: comtemplating downsizing...
Replies: 15
Views: 3414

Re: comtemplating downsizing...

DO EET!

Fieros are cool. Join us over at Pennock's Fiero Forum when you get her home!
by OKflyboy
Thu May 03, 2012 12:40 pm
Forum: RUNNING ISSUES
Topic: 1998 Safari Van
Replies: 19
Views: 5302

Re: 1998 Safari Van

To be clear, PammieSue was complaining of a sulfur smell immediately before her symptoms begin, which is a usual indicator of a cat problem. However nowhere in my short suggestion did I recommend she delete her cat. AFAIK it is illegal to delete a cat from a system that originally had one in all 50 ...
by OKflyboy
Mon Apr 30, 2012 12:59 pm
Forum: OFF TOPIC - We have SMURFS!!!!!
Topic: Other cool vehicles
Replies: 104
Views: 22802

Re: Other cool vehicles

timelessbeing wrote:Here's an un-Bobbed Deuce, no bed, on eBay for $8K

http://www.ebay.com/itm/360453379311
Actually, that's a M931, a 5 ton. The M35s are 2 1/2 tons (hence the title "deuce and a half").

Here's a decent M35 for $4K:

http://kansascity.craigslist.org/cto/2924803011.html
by OKflyboy
Sun Apr 29, 2012 7:26 pm
Forum: RUNNING ISSUES
Topic: 1998 Safari Van
Replies: 19
Views: 5302

Re: 1998 Safari Van

A sulfur smell indicates a general catalytic converter problem. Poor drivability combined with a sulfur smell usually indicates a clogged catalytic converter.
by OKflyboy
Sun Apr 29, 2012 4:02 pm
Forum: OFF TOPIC - We have SMURFS!!!!!
Topic: Other cool vehicles
Replies: 104
Views: 22802

Re: Other cool vehicles

ihatemybike wrote:They can also be run on waste vegetable oil procured from restaurants.
True, forgot WVO.
by OKflyboy
Fri Apr 27, 2012 3:54 am
Forum: OFF TOPIC - We have SMURFS!!!!!
Topic: Other cool vehicles
Replies: 104
Views: 22802

Re: Other cool vehicles

Wow that is cheap. Fuel consumption must hurt though. Yes and no... You're looking at about 10mpg, 13 tops. However (and this is a big however) they're multi-fuel vehicles. They can run on diesel, gasoline, kerosine, and even used motor oil. (well, a 50/50 diesel/motor oil mix). So there are ways t...
by OKflyboy
Fri Apr 27, 2012 3:43 am
Forum: OFF TOPIC - We have SMURFS!!!!!
Topic: Other cool vehicles
Replies: 104
Views: 22802

Re: Other cool vehicles

My new obsession is a Bobbed Deuce. Basically taking a surplus military M35 or "Deuce and a half": http://i897.photobucket.com/albums/ac179/jqroxy1/photo.jpg removing the rear axle and "bobbing" the frame to create a big-ass 4x4 on the cheap (Retired M35s can be had for about $2500): http://i83.phot...
by OKflyboy
Sat Apr 21, 2012 7:00 am
Forum: FOR SALE
Topic: WHO WANTS A GEM? 2002 AWD LS 56,000 MILES NEW. MINT.
Replies: 37
Views: 6613

Re: WHO WANTS A GEM? 2002 AWD LS 56,000 MILES NEW. MINT.

pickin on the newby. Thats ok I can take it. I have almost 10,000 posts on the ford truck forums so I'm cool. :swords: And in your 10,000 posts over there did you ever notice how a brand new guy, whose very first few posts on the forum are to try to sell something , might be looked upon with a heal...