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    cantflip Old Jagoff with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    Back to Ohio seems like as good an excuse as any to try Carlisle again... :thumbsup:

    This time stay away from AAA. :rolleyes:
     
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    The Horvaths Young man with a cowboy hat

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    By the way:
    Torque converter bolts will pull forward when you tighten their buddies. Then, if they’re not almost tight, they’ll pull forward enough to strike the engine block, preventing you from turning the engine to get them down to where you can tighten them.
    To alleviate the interference, you must remove the tightened bolts and slide the converter back to make the loose bolts clear the engine again.
    Moral of the story: align the offset holes, tighten the first one, back it off a turn, rotate to the next one, tighten it, back it off a turn, rinse, repeat..
    ..until all four are (almost) snug and in place.
    Then you can rotate it around and torque each one.

    - dad
     
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    LocuMob Fluid Technician with a hat FCBO Gold Member

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    I learned that the first, second and third time. The first time I installed those bolts, I got to do it four times to get it right. Should have gone to the left, I went to the right. :BangHead::BangHead::BangHead:
     
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    70bigblockdodge Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    Always paint the odd flexplate bolt hole before installation. Repeat on TC before trans goes up in the hole.
     
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    cantflip Old Jagoff with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    :rofl:
     
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    The Horvaths Young man with a cowboy hat

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    Not Rush related, but I thought y'all would appreciate this. I was changing the shifter in my new goat (bye bye viper) and had to get home halfway through. This was my solution:
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    LocuMob Fluid Technician with a hat FCBO Gold Member

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    The Horvaths Young man with a cowboy hat

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    I'm doing a lot more driving than I previously was. I simply can't justify an $800 gas bill every month. The goat is awesome though. 18,000 mile all original (but slowly changing) car.
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    LocuMob Fluid Technician with a hat FCBO Gold Member

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    hey @ horvaths if yall get a chance derete somefin out of your inbox i was tryin to msg you and could not due to your side being full.. stupid technology i blame billy gates
     
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    The Horvaths Young man with a cowboy hat

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    Done
     
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    cantflip Old Jagoff with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    Nice driver, I like those except that the Aussie built LS doesn't seem to share a single thing with the US one... stupid metric system. :lol:
     
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    The Horvaths Young man with a cowboy hat

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    Maybe I'm crazy (or simply uninformed) but I thought the LS2 in the gto was sourced from the US. Do you know any specific differences? I know the corvette LS2 has different exhaust manifolds, but other than that :confused:

    P.S. uhoh a gm product is hijacking my thread; please don't ban me:poke:
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    cantflip Old Jagoff with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

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    It appears tis I who is poorly informed. In a corner of the building I spent many years avoiding, they do bad things to a small fleet of LS powered cars. I was told on multiple occasions that the GTO was hard to get correct parts for, but I never personally became involved and in truth have avoided that entire generation of GM product.
     
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    65sporty Old Man with a Hat

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    So what the plan for the Goat? Besides driving and enjoying?
     
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    The Horvaths Young man with a cowboy hat

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    Basic bolt-ons. Heads, cam, headers, midpipes, clutch, etc. First up on the list is new tires and wheels, getting the Ac working, then probably coil overs. Dad may help me make a stone shift knob for it which would be awesome. (He does jewelry as a hobby). Progress will be slow due to my other projects, and this being my daily driver. I may make a thread about it in the off topic section if people would be interested in seeing it.
     
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    I would love to see a thread on it
     
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    The Horvaths Young man with a cowboy hat

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    Mom had no idea how big this toy is.

    - dad
     
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    The Horvaths Young man with a cowboy hat

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    CEBD5F61-A507-4A5D-81DE-2BCFA1D34502.jpeg The bumper looks like a demolition derby push truck.
    Dylan is 6’ 5”.
     
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