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    A ride the previous owners will never know.;)

    A ride the previous owners will never know.;)
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    Bud, As you might have noticed, it's been a...

    Bud,

    As you might have noticed, it's been a while since I have been on the CAC. I've lost a bit of proficiency in the CAC search department and so when I found the 50th AE website and found this...
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    Is this a new record?

    I picked up a 2003 AE coupe a couple weeks ago, and not having driven a C5 before, the ride seemed good. I have a C3 and had a C6 so comparisons are difficult. Well I just got back from my local...
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    Gerry, Part of the problem was that I expected...

    Gerry,

    Part of the problem was that I expected to see a vacuum tube similar to what was coming out of the sensor and by the looks of what was there, I thought it had been cut. When you pointed me...
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    small success

    I found the thin vacuum tube from the carb and reconnected to the map sensor. I think what may have happened is that it got removed during the valve cover gasket replacement (one of many things in...
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    trouble shooting continues

    Gerry, I appreciate the insights. I'm currently scratching my head again. I pulled the cover off the firewall with the map sensor in there and the vacuum hose is just a short, cleanly cut stub not...
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    No, but it looks like its time to get one. I...

    No, but it looks like its time to get one. I really haven't had the need until now. Everything in the past has been cosmetic or strictly mechanical.
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    Vacuum map sensor code #34 T/S

    OK folks, After enjoying six years of relatively trouble-free crusiing, the old girl is beginning to finally show her age. Here's the history:

    About a year ago: new plugs, wires, dist cap,...
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    Check Engine Light

    I recently replaced plugs, wires, and cap. The old plugs were slightly colder than called for and must have been installed by PO. Replaced with correct ones. Now the Check Engine Light comes on at...
  10. Thread: My 81 !!

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    That's odd! What are the odds of both tires...

    That's odd! What are the odds of both tires being in almost exactly the same position after pulling in the driveway? Tell the truth. You jacked her up and rotated that rear one to match the front...
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    I always wave. If I have enough time, I give 'em...

    I always wave. If I have enough time, I give 'em a wink too when I'm in the C3. My '81 has a lazy headlight and I can get the driver's light to come up and go down before the passenger light knows...
  12. Thread: My 81 !!

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    Nice color! Good lookin' car. I gotta...

    Nice color! Good lookin' car. I gotta ask....when you leave burnout marks in the road, do you call them raybee's shots? :L
    Good luck with the paint job.
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    Extended Winter?

    Just when I thought I reached a peak in my life, I'm going to have to wait some time to drive the new ride. I tore my left Achilles tendon last week and can't use the clutch. :ugh I haven't gotten...
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    Welcome Neal! 81's rock. We don't need no...

    Welcome Neal! 81's rock. We don't need no stinkin' chrome bumpers ;LOL

    Must say one of the best weekends I ever had started in Staten Island. My ship pulled in there for the Desert Storm...
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    Notice: Recently purchased 2008 crystal red metallic LS3...

    Recently purchased 2008 crystal red metallic LS3 coupe. It's my new rocket ship to go along with my 1981 time machine. One from each century!
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    Thanks Patrick for supersizing my ride. You and...

    Thanks Patrick for supersizing my ride. You and Jane Ann are doing a great job. As for the other topic....I took a job that requires me to be out of town a lot. Great job, great pay (spoken "new...
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    Thanks for the welcome. It's been awhile since I...

    Thanks for the welcome. It's been awhile since I last tooled around the forums. Jane Ann, congrats or condolences on being an administrator? I know you love it. I hope to get back on more often. ...
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    Late to the Party

    Well it took awhile, but just added a 2008 CRM coupe to the family. I've had an '81 for the last five years. I don't have words to describe the difference. I guess I'll be splitting my time in the...
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    sad but comical update

    The sad part is I really haven't had a chance to mess with the speedo cable. The comical part is that I went out and bought a 2008 coupe so I didn't have to. The best part is I still have the '81...
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    Here's what I think I know so far. I have the...

    Here's what I think I know so far. I have the cruise option (K35) so I have an upper and lower cable. I disconnected the upper cable from the transducer and when I twist it manually, I can get...
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    Thanks Jrod and Sensei. I will try to get the...

    Thanks Jrod and Sensei. I will try to get the old one out this weekend. My fear is that the plastic gear is tore up. We shall see.
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    Speedo cable

    OK, speedo cable crapped out this weekend. Probably the result of last weeks 3 laps at Darlington and the fact that its 29 years old tomorrow. Question is this cable a stock OTS part I can pick up...
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    Question: I recommend removing the wheels from the car...

    I recommend removing the wheels from the car first. Use a "power ball" for the Mothers application and let dry. There are two kinds of power balls out there and it is personal preference which you...
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    It looks like you may have discovered a new...

    It looks like you may have discovered a new spring centering procedure. :eyerole So tell me Ron, what did it feel like the moment you remembered that you had forget to tighten those bolts? :ohnoes ...
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    Cheech & Chong on 8 track......Oh the memories!

    Cheech & Chong on 8 track......Oh the memories!
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