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Gregthespy
10-12-2009, 06:39 PM
Does anyone local to me have a spare ABS pressure switch and brown ABS relay they would be willing to sell me in a hurry? I know a lot of you guys have spare parts piles and of course I got rid of my spare ABS unit when I sold my 90 SC. My ABS pump won't quit running, and yes... I replaced the accumulator with a new one and the pump is running strong. Just need to get the pump to stop running before it burns itself up :rolleyes:
let me know if any of you have these parts and, even better, could possibly meet me to get them, I'm sick of waiting for the postman and not having reliable transportation. ;)
Thanks guys!

the-big-e
10-12-2009, 08:12 PM
I have both, but it might be a long drive up.....:p

onequiksc
10-12-2009, 11:16 PM
Greg, don't know how much help this will be but...

I have a couple spare relays...you can have one, no $$$ necessary.

Also, the pressure switch is suspect off my old system, you may recall what I went through, ... either the pump or pressure switch is on it's way out. Kind of a big gamble considering the work involved in putting it in...

I don't know how to get the relay to you quick with work etc. for both of us, though Wednesday I have a few hours of wiggle room. If you can wait till the weekend I am willing to drive to you.

Or..I could meet half way on Wednesday. Whatever works.

Gregthespy
10-16-2009, 02:21 PM
Well, I think I have fixed it, just waiting on a second person to help bleed the brakes. It turned out to be the pressure switch on the master cyl.
I actually replaced it with the master cylinder still on the car, just took a little skill working in tight space which I wouldn't have expected it to be different than any other job on this car.:p after thoroughly washing the brake fluid off everything I turned the key and waited to see if the pump would shut off after pressurizing the accumulator, after topping off the fluid the pump stopped:)
I have to thank Flip for supplying me with the pressure switch off an old ABS unit he had laying around from his 89. I would also like to thank Dan for offering to drive that relay down to me, I'm glad you didn't now since it was the switch instead.:rolleyes: but I wouldn't expect any different from you good group of guys!!! Thanks a bunch
I actually ordered the switch and relay from Ed to have shipped and they arrived just a few minutes ago, I guess I now have a spare which is always a good thing! Thanks Ed for getting the parts shipped out to me so quickly;) I'm sure they will get their use eventually!
Hopefully the brake bleeding goes well and I'm back on the road again!
Thanks!

onequiksc
10-16-2009, 07:35 PM
Good to hear Greg, you must be a contortionsit though, to get that switch in w/o removing the unit from the car.

I would like to know the details when I next see you so I'm prepared when it happens to me again!

Have a great weekend bud :)

the-big-e
10-16-2009, 10:24 PM
Me too.....

I know there is a special socket that is used along with some creative use of universal joints......;)

I was even thinking of drilling an access hole in the fender well and putting a rubber plug in it after the install....:p

onequiksc
10-17-2009, 02:06 PM
I was even thinking of drilling an access hole in the fender well and putting a rubber plug in it after the install....:p

Ed, you've no idea how close I came to doing that on mine. I recall reading about someone on Sccoa once doing it, and it sounds like a great idea.

If you do it, you need to post about it.

Man, it's 73 degress here today and sunny, I got to get back out there!

Gregthespy
10-18-2009, 08:34 PM
Well guys, I got to the sensor from underneath the car and gently bent the hard lines away that were obstructing the sensor and used a nifty wrench that I have in my tool collection that grips really good in tight spaces, it doesn't even have to be on the hexed part of the sensor to grab. I inherited this tool from my father and must say that it is one of the best tools for getting stripped bolts out or in this case, hard to align the hex of the sensor to a wrench, It just grabs it!;)
So i ended up not being able to get someone to help bleed the brakes and let the car sit the night. Then the next day I left the house for the whole day on an outing and when I came back in the evening I found my windshield smashed and a few dents on my car:mad::mad::mad: I'm soo pi$$ed and have no clue who would have done such a thing or why, I can't even tell what could have done this because it's such a weird pattern of dents.:confused: So it looks like I've got to fix even more stuff on my car now...:(
I swear... you just can't have nice things anymore and no one respects anybodies stuff anymore... why!?!?!

the-big-e
10-18-2009, 10:00 PM
That just sucks.....:(

I hope you find the JOs that did this....:mad:

SuperChicken89
10-18-2009, 10:55 PM
Then the next day I left the house for the whole day on an outing and when I came back in the evening I found my windshield smashed and a few dents on my car:mad::mad::mad: I'm soo pi$$ed and have no clue who would have done such a thing or why, I can't even tell what could have done this because it's such a weird pattern of dents.:confused: So it looks like I've got to fix even more stuff on my car now...:(
I swear... you just can't have nice things anymore and no one respects anybodies stuff anymore... why!?!?!


That just out right sucks Greg! You can't have anything nice any more. I just don't understand what motivates someone to ruin other people's property. It is events like this which make me distrust people in general. I hope you reported it to the police and they catch the individuals responsible for destroying your property.

Years ago someone decided to key my Cougar right after it was painted. I never understood it then and still don't know why someone would want to destroy another person’s hard work. It just makes no sense to me.

Bryan

onequiksc
10-18-2009, 11:08 PM
I don't even know what to say Greg...any chance your neighbors would have seen/heard something to give a clue. It would be nice in this life for some justice to come to us at times like this.

Keep your chin up.

kamakazie_1
10-23-2009, 09:24 AM
Hey Greg, that sucks dude, I didn't realize the old neighborhood had gotten that bad!!

RJ

INDANGERED_BIRD
10-23-2009, 10:43 AM
that stinks greg you know i am just down the street if you need help to work on the car give me a call and you are welcome to work on it here and use a lift (things like this is why i have not taken my car anywhere yet i think i will shoot myself if i go to the mall and someone keys it just for the hell of it)

sorry again greg if you need anything for your car let me know if i can help
Chris

S_Mazza
10-23-2009, 12:11 PM
Then the next day I left the house for the whole day on an outing and when I came back in the evening I found my windshield smashed and a few dents on my car:mad::mad::mad: I'm soo pi$$ed and have no clue who would have done such a thing or why, I can't even tell what could have done this because it's such a weird pattern of dents.:confused: So it looks like I've got to fix even more stuff on my car now...:(
I swear... you just can't have nice things anymore and no one respects anybodies stuff anymore... why!?!?!

Maybe an alligator was sunning on it? ;) Stinks, though.

Gregthespy
10-23-2009, 04:17 PM
Well I tried my hardest to find out if anyone saw/heard something suspicious in the time frame that it happened and there were no results there. I know that Fl law allows free windshield replacement through your insurance with a waived deductible but that's only if you have comprehensive coverage. Of course I don't because i would mostly be trowing my money away since the car would probably totaled out if anything ever happened to it and I'd probably get a check for $700. :rolleyes:
So I made an appointment with the mobile glass shop to get it replaced tomorrow for $175.00 out of pocket.:mad: I really don't feel like messing with it myself, I hate replacing glass, and this way I get a lifetime warranty if it ever leaks.
The part that I think ticks me off the most is that my brand new upper windshield molding is one of the parts that fell victim of this crap.:( looks like I'll be ordering another from your dealership Chris... that is if they are still available.
The one good thing that this indecent has prompted is it's given me the kick in the butt to start the process of selling this place and buy some real estate elsewhere! In the process of getting pre-approval on a loan before I start shopping.;) Wish me luck!

the-big-e
10-23-2009, 04:35 PM
Good luck.....

From what I've heard, the upper windshield pieces are still available from Ford...

INDANGERED_BIRD
10-23-2009, 08:33 PM
good luck with the house hunting it's the right time :)
i will be stopping in at work before i head to daytona and i will get one on the way
you going to datona tomorrow ?
if so i will see you there

Chris

Gregthespy
10-23-2009, 08:43 PM
Thanks guys, It sure is agonizing waiting on return calls from mortgage brokers:rolleyes: I hope it works out.
I'm not going to be making it Daytona since I've got my windshield appointment scheduled for sometime tomorrow. But I really appreciate checking out the trim for me Chris. Your paint looks incredible, you have something to be proud of there, and I love the color, very nice!

onequiksc
10-23-2009, 11:57 PM
I really hope you can get out of there eventually Greg, the whole situation is dispicable.

If there's any way I can help out let me know, I'd gladly come over next weekend if you need a hand with anything. Don't be afraid to ask.

INDANGERED_BIRD
10-25-2009, 01:06 PM
Greg stop by my work with your car i would like to see it and maybe i can help you get some of the other work done you said you need the roof painted i have some stuff leftover from my car although i dont think i can get the paint to match :D:D but i have the rest of the stuff

Chris

Gregthespy
10-25-2009, 03:55 PM
Thanks everyone for the concern,
I got the windshield replaced yesterday and was really pleased with the service I received form the mobile glass installer. If anyone needs a windshield replaced I recommend Safelite auto glass, the technician even repaired a small spot of surface rust I had on my lower windshield mounting surface, and sealed it. As well as a life time warranty on the labor. So if anything that was a nice surprise to see that attention to detail.
Thanks Chris, I'll stop by there someday after work one day, but I'm not sure that it's only the roof that needs paint now, the sun damage is rapidly taking effect on the rest of my body panels. I'm thinking a full paint job will be needed, just not any time soon. $$$ = :o
I don't think the SC is going to be seeing a whole lot of attention in the near future as it looks like my life is going to be heading in the direction of home ownership which we all know will be a strain on finances for a while. If all goes as planned and I can find a good daily driver the SC will be taken off the road and parked to lessen daily wear and tear.

Flip
10-29-2009, 08:24 PM
in the direction of home ownership

Greg,
That is great news, nice time for home buying if you can swing it. Lot's of good buys out there. Which side of town are you looking at?
Flip

Gregthespy
10-29-2009, 09:18 PM
Greg,
That is great news, nice time for home buying if you can swing it. Lot's of good buys out there. Which side of town are you looking at?
Flip

Found a property out on the East side of town that I'm extremely fond of, 2.5 acres, nice big barn with a big loft and a back patio off the back of the loft overlooking the wooded half of the lot, fully fenced with a dividing fence for the barn and 6 stables, which will probably be converted to workshop space. Totally rebuilt 3/2 with new appliances, hardwood floors and tile. (although I'm actually more excited of the prospect of the barn! lol) We'll see if I can get through all the financing B.S. and sell the place I'm in now...
Here's a pic of the backyard from the back of the house...:D

http://i101.photobucket.com/albums/m68/gregthespy/1812%2010th%20Street/PA251118.jpg

INDANGERED_BIRD
10-29-2009, 09:49 PM
very nice:) i hope it works out for you Greg

Chris

Flip
10-30-2009, 12:30 PM
That looks great hope it works out for you. The Barn looks great lot's O space to store stuff. Always thought the perfect house would be a small 3 bedroom, 2 bath house with a 10 car Garage. :D

onequiksc
10-30-2009, 01:19 PM
Killer Greg! Beautiful.

...Can I live in the barn???:D

kamakazie_1
11-01-2009, 09:58 AM
Nice, way to go Greg... that looks familiar!!

RJ

SuperChicken89
11-01-2009, 10:44 PM
Very nice Greg! I hope it works out for you.

Bryan

Sweet90SC
11-15-2009, 02:06 PM
:eek:... Are you telling me somebody did bodily damage to the 89 Greg... I will frappin KILL!!!...Oh I hope you find them...All I need is an address..:mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad: Son of a B&*^%$#$%^ *%$#@^%#$

the-big-e
11-15-2009, 06:41 PM
Hey Rick......

How's it going.....

Flip
11-16-2009, 06:52 PM
Greg,

Never saw the post about the SC getting damaged. Very sorry to hear about that, hard to have something nice with certain people around. :mad:

Hope it was not damaged too bad.

Rick,

Hope you are doing better...

Flip

SuperChicken89
11-16-2009, 11:10 PM
Rick.... Whats going on? Hope you and the family are doing well.

Bryan

Sweet90SC
11-25-2009, 03:58 PM
Hey Eddie, Flip and Bryan and all...Not doin too bad. I had my right hip replaced in early September..hurt like hell... But I still have to have my left one replaced. I am scheduled for surgery on January 7th.. Sooo wish me luck. After that I should be able to start getting my life back and getting back into the swing of things.. So hopefully next year I can get back with the club..Find another SC... and start making some more meets again.. Till then I'll check in every now and then. Greg man I'm really upset about the car man..Thats a crappy thing for anyone to do.. I'm really sorry man..

Rick

the-big-e
11-25-2009, 04:11 PM
I know that hip surgery sure can hurt.....

When I was doing my clinicals in orthopedics a few months ago, we did a total hip.....

Be glad you were put to sleep......:p