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Old 01-02-2014, 07:20 PM   #1
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wish someone had told me taking the thermostat out of my 289 was nothing but trouble!

Just sayin that 1 stupid screw behing the water spout is a pain in the arse. and after I got it all back on I had a gasket leak, so I had to do it all over again! Hopefully itll work better this time! Any special prayers I should say to increase the odds?
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Hold your tongue to the left
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We took the water pump off the second time too. If this doesn't work this time around I may wait a couple days before going back in the garage because it'll be filled with curses!
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If you use a u joint socket it's fairly easy.
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If this doesn't work this time around I may wait a couple days before going back in the garage because it'll be filled with curses!
Ha! You should have heard me getting the rear trans seal out.
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and keep one foot off the ground, either one it doesnt matter.
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and keep one foot off the ground, either one it doesnt matter.

And squint one eye
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as long as it is the opposite eye from the foot.
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Yep. All the above.....and may need to repeat over and over again. I tried chrome, aluminum, and went back with the cast stock outlet to stop a leak. Good Luck
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Finally got it done. Had a big leak once I hot it all back together a second time, but was able to follow it to a hose, so got that fixed and now I'm hood to go!
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Finally got it done. Had a big leak once I hot it all back together a second time, but was able to follow it to a hose, so got that fixed and now I'm hood to go!
good work you got the voo doo correct.
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you guys could have warned me that I was going to have to sacrifice a disk in my back as well! But seriously alls good now. Got it inspected to today so now its all legal. just got to get an electric fan and figure out where my battery draw is coming from!
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you guys could have warned me that I was going to have to sacrifice a disk in my back as well! But seriously alls good now. Got it inspected to today so now its all legal. just got to get an electric fan and figure out where my battery draw is coming from!

Congrats on the inspection! Save your back!
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you guys could have warned me that I was going to have to sacrifice a disk in my back as well! But seriously alls good now. Got it inspected to today so now its all legal. just got to get an electric fan and figure out where my battery draw is coming from!
that means you got the voo doo wrong, the back pain is your penalty for that.
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Funny thing is took it out the day after my inspection and now a headlight is out! Go figure!
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Funny thing is took it out the day after my inspection and now a headlight is out! Go figure!
ok so now you need to do an indian rain dance, and a catholic exorcism, and then eat a bowl of very spicy chili, west texas red is recommended, and that should end the bad magic.
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