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by GMJohnny
Sat Jan 11, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: 2016 Regal Turbo
Replies: 39
Views: 8186

Re: 2016 Regal Turbo

72,210... I took advantage of a 50 degree, January day and did my oil change yesterday. All looks good under the car, and it, per usual, didn't use a drop of oil since the last oil change. I stopped at the local tire store and ordered new summer tires as well. I'll drop the wheels to them today and ...
by GMJohnny
Mon Dec 23, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: 13 Charger Mostmint # 40
Replies: 37
Views: 1993

Re: 13 Charger Mostmint # 40

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BP and the King are on the same wavelength.


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by GMJohnny
Sat Dec 07, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: online videos of whatever
Replies: 168
Views: 34652

Re: online videos of whatever

This guy was really informative and did a great job describing the experience. The technology that goes into F1 cars is insane. I was laughing to myself wondering what this guy would have said about driving the 442 around the race track. Especially the horrible braking, body roll, and tires, and I h...
by GMJohnny
Sat Dec 07, 2019 6:22 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: 13 Charger Mostmint # 40
Replies: 37
Views: 1993

Re: 13 Charger Mostmint # 40

I'm wondering when she is getting the ticking and if it goes away with warming the engine
up. Is this something that just started when it got cold outside?

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by GMJohnny
Sat Nov 23, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: 1966 OLDS 442
Replies: 145
Views: 20583

Re: 1966 OLDS 442

Well I thought about verifying whether the transmission was close or wide for a bit and realized that, if I jack the car up in first gear, we could count the revolutions to figure out which unit I had. BP was over today to use my bench vise and torch kit to remove some u-joints, so I put him to work...
by GMJohnny
Mon Nov 18, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Catching a Golf Ball with a Mercedes
Replies: 2
Views: 133

Re: Catching a Golf Ball with a Mercedes

As someone who golfs frequently, I think there's a ton of pressure on the golfer in
the video. In order to be consistent enough to hit one where a speeding car could
get under it, you have to be pretty darn good!

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by GMJohnny
Sun Nov 10, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: 1966 OLDS 442
Replies: 145
Views: 20583

Re: 1966 OLDS 442

Today I put the 442 into winter hibernation. Prior to the final parking, I changed the oil and greased the front end. (57,198 on the odometer). I've been thinking of ways to gain speed and keep thinking about the trans. At first, I had envisioned going back to the 3.90's and getting an overdrive uni...
by GMJohnny
Sun Nov 10, 2019 5:43 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: 2016 Regal Turbo
Replies: 39
Views: 8186

Re: 2016 Regal Turbo

69,003 … Removed the Michelin's opting for the snow tires. Amazingly, the Michelin's are not at the wear bars, but they are close. They are not good in the snow, as I found out on Friday! With the threat of more lake effect snow in the forecast, I decided not to try that ride again and did the swap ...
by GMJohnny
Mon Nov 04, 2019 6:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Rediculous Customs
Replies: 14
Views: 3084

Re: Rediculous Customs

Pretty certain that it would be cheaper to replace a door than the grille!

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by GMJohnny
Sun Nov 03, 2019 5:05 am
Forum: Projects
Topic: 1966 OLDS 442
Replies: 145
Views: 20583

Re: 1966 OLDS 442

Well all I needed was some cold air and no head wind and, as predicted in the prior post, I was able to touch the 13's yesterday. 13.97 @ 99.18 on my first run & backed it up with a 13.95 about an hour later (no mph due to electronics issues). Discounting a run where I wheel hopped like crazy, m...
by GMJohnny
Sun Nov 03, 2019 4:32 am
Forum: Races, Swap Meets & Car Shows
Topic: TRP 2019
Replies: 63
Views: 2910

Re: TRP 2019

I pulled up to TRP 25 minutes before racing was supposed to start and the place looked vacant. I was hoping that they weren't closed, but pulled to the gate to find Sandy hiding in her ticket booth trying to stay warm. I laughed and asked if they were open and she said I was the first customer! Fred...
by GMJohnny
Sun Oct 27, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Races, Swap Meets & Car Shows
Topic: TRP 2019
Replies: 63
Views: 2910

Re: TRP 2019

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by GMJohnny
Sat Oct 26, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Projects
Topic: 1966 OLDS 442
Replies: 145
Views: 20583

Re: 1966 OLDS 442

The 442 had a good day at the track today. It was just a test and tune, but the weather was favorable - under 50 degrees. Rain was in the forecast around one, but we started racing a bit after 10, so we knew we could get a few passes in with decent weather. The track, after a few cars with slicks on...
by GMJohnny
Sat Oct 26, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 1966 442 ccomercial
Replies: 1
Views: 154

Re: 1966 442 ccomercial

That's awesome! It makes me want to go out and buy another one!

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by GMJohnny
Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:26 pm
Forum: Reference / Tech-Tips
Topic: Lemon Pledge On Your Tires
Replies: 1
Views: 206

Lemon Pledge On Your Tires

I happened to get a detailing tip from a guy on an Oldsmobile forum. Some people don't like the look of shiny tires that you get from Armor-All or Tire Shine. This guy said that he used Lemon Pledge on his tires. I tried it this weekend. It works AWESOME! Very easy to control the spray so it doesn't...

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