Project Christine slo Hackensteinberg

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Re: Project Christine slo Hackensteinberg

Post by Rope-Pusher » Mon May 07, 2018 11:28 pm

The engine, while I never would expect it to perform well with (or even without) a heavy load, was really bad. I checked it out and found that I had some awful vacuum leaks. While I was following the vacuum spaghetti under the hood I noticed that a spark plug wire was sitting on the exhaust manifold shorting out and I was running on 7 cylinders...no wonder it had been so incredibly lame for a while!
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Re: Project Christine slo Hackensteinberg

Post by potownrob » Tue May 08, 2018 1:04 am

dam nice to see some activity. dam glad i don't have to be doing it. looking forward to seeing the newer lesabre in action. :twisted:
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Re: Project Christine slo Hackensteinberg

Post by theholycow » Tue May 08, 2018 8:55 pm

Rope-Pusher wrote:
The engine, while I never would expect it to perform well with (or even without) a heavy load, was really bad. I checked it out and found that I had some awful vacuum leaks. While I was following the vacuum spaghetti under the hood I noticed that a spark plug wire was sitting on the exhaust manifold shorting out and I was running on 7 cylinders...no wonder it had been so incredibly lame for a while!
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:lol: :oops: 5 cylinders.
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Re: Project Christine slo Hackensteinberg

Post by theholycow » Tue May 08, 2018 8:58 pm

potownrob wrote:dam nice to see some activity. dam glad i don't have to be doing it. looking forward to seeing the newer lesabre in action. :twisted:
I put 130 miles on it today, a wild goose chase getting it registered and inspected. Sure is a smooth ride!
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Re: Project Christine slo Hackensteinberg

Post by potownrob » Wed May 09, 2018 12:36 am

theholycow wrote:
potownrob wrote:dam nice to see some activity. dam glad i don't have to be doing it. looking forward to seeing the newer lesabre in action. :twisted:
I put 130 miles on it today, a wild goose chase getting it registered and inspected. Sure is a smooth ride!
thats right. Sure wish them avalons would come down in value. Modern day Buick would be nice.
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Re: Project Christine slo Hackensteinberg

Post by Rope-Pusher » Fri Apr 10, 2020 8:39 am

Enough of this V-6 kiddie business. Time to put a man's engine in that Buick!

Lotsa guys prolly got V-6 Amish Buicks, but a Straight-8 Buick 5-speed Amish has gotta be rare - never built 'em that way from the factory, right?

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2QYYipgYG8[/youtube]

Just sneak over in the dead of night and take what is rightfully yours.

..., but maybe don't post about putting it in your car, right?
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