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SuperCoupe007
03-17-2014, 02:10 AM
Hello Guys and Gals,

Just as the title says we will be holding our first 'wrenching day event' at 35th's Auto's house in California City.
We have almost two (2) weeks to think about what our SC's need, make a list, and get all the parts needed. Let us also do some research on our projects so that when arrive at 35th's house we can make the best of our wrenching time.
Also, this is also to help all of our SC's be ready for the Fabulous Fords Forever Event!
So, I will start the name list along with what projects I would like to do. Add your name and your projects;

1) SuperCoupe007
A. Replace All Vacuum Lines
B. Inspect A/C (Possibly re-charge it)
C. Replace Headlights
D. Reseal Front Parking Lights
E. Inspect Motor Mounts (Double IC rubbing on hood)

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Tommy Turbo
03-17-2014, 03:22 AM
I'll come out, as it's not as far for me as most folks who are further away. Can't say that I need to do anything.

SuperCoupe007
03-17-2014, 04:10 AM
Hey Tommy,

Yeah, even if you don't need to do any work, it would still be cool to have another member handing out.

35thauto
03-17-2014, 08:26 PM
I will have shade/sheltered spots to park & work on the cars. I have Air conditioning parts, refrigerant & gauges on hand. Floor jack , stands , ramps & such. I can polish up head lamps & find/fix vac. leaks on the intakes.

There is a pizza place here & a few other food joints. Autozone & Napa too.

whitebird93
03-19-2014, 05:58 AM
this i can do i will have to start thinking of a list of stuff

Slater85
03-20-2014, 01:00 AM
Anybody ever take a dash apart? I have to change the odometer gear in my cluster and I've read how much of a pain the dash is. I wouldn't mine some help

35thauto
03-20-2014, 01:07 AM
The whole dash? I have removed the instro cluster & it is not bad , no dash removal for that. Do you have another speedometer unit to replace?

Slater85
03-20-2014, 01:43 AM
The whole dash? I have removed the instro cluster & it is not bad , no dash removal for that. Do you have another speedometer unit to replace?

Well in that case my project just got easier, yeah just the instrument cluster, I'm not gonna change the whole unit just the gear that records the miles. I was gonna order the gear from supercoupe performance

35thauto
03-20-2014, 04:03 AM
Sounds good , bring it on by!

Tommy Turbo
03-20-2014, 06:17 PM
I will have to pay attention when you do the cluster gear swap, as my odometer stopped working recently. Wonder if it is similar to the gears in a Chrysler cluster, as several of the clusters in my mopars the odometer has stopped working and I know they have a gear that breaks.

91Tbird SC
03-24-2014, 12:16 AM
Sounds like a lot of fun and not too far from me. But I will not be able to make it cause I have to go to my gf family b-day out in Simi Valley. I'll try to get out of it :p I'll see what happens. Post pictures

SuperCoupe007
03-25-2014, 12:13 PM
The more I inspect the SC for things that need attention, the more items that I have added to my own list of tasks :p

Looks like I will be needing gears for my odometer to, but I will just learn from Slater. Oh!!! We should take a video of Slater's gear replacement process and then we could share it with anyone when they have to do the job! Slater, if you wouldn't mind it would be cool if we could record it, or at least maybe take some pics.

Well the time is almost here and I am gonna start loading up the SC with tools and equipment for our first wrenching meet!!! :cool:

KMT
03-25-2014, 12:37 PM
Looks like I will be needing gears for my odometer to, but I will just learn from Slater.

Seen this link?
http://www.supercoupeperformance.com/Instructions/Speedo%20-%20Odo%20Repair%20Inst..htm

SuperCoupe007
03-25-2014, 12:43 PM
Seen this link?
http://www.supercoupeperformance.com/Instructions/Speedo%20-%20Odo%20Repair%20Inst..htm


KMT:::::: :eek::eek::eek: YOU DA MAN!!!!!!!!!!!! :cool:

The power of speaking :p

KMT
03-25-2014, 12:50 PM
I think the most difficult step is knowing where to locate the speedo needle when done. I remove the tripodo reset shaft so the needle can rotate to a relaxed position and then mark where it rests - just be gentle with it at all times. Practice on a spare if you have one you don't need.

Tommy Turbo
03-25-2014, 08:51 PM
Hey, just realized what's your address so we can find your place?

35thauto
03-26-2014, 04:56 AM
That will help ,

9609 village parkway

california city 93505

as you drive into town you will see the golden arches M Mcdonald's

you can turn at the light before or drive past & turn right at the street

once in the residential area 25 MPH & you will see the cars.

THere will be a wood picket fence & a double gate with a drive , pull on into the back yard.

316 two ten 5352

SuperCoupe007
03-27-2014, 11:58 AM
Hey 35thauto,

From what time to what time do you think would be good to turn those wrenches?



OH BTW Guys:::: I think my wife will be joining me, so if you guys can/want bring your significant other along. :D

35thauto
03-27-2014, 02:30 PM
When the 1st one plans to get here. 10 or 11 is great time.

SuperCoupe007
03-29-2014, 09:28 PM
UGGHHH!!!! Looks like my DIS Module went out. I was driving on the freeway when all of a sudden the cluster was showing 0 RPM. The VAC was moving, but very limited and it was bucking like a wild horse when I would press down on the gas pedal.... :(

Looks like I will be scrambling to find a spare DIS module so that I can make that trip tomorrow.

whitebird:::: Key your phone handy cause if it starts bucking or dies. I might need a hand :o

35thauto
03-29-2014, 11:26 PM
I have an extra DIS..... LMK so I can get it to ya...

35thauto
03-29-2014, 11:51 PM
On another note , bring your honey along ,my Wife will be here & will have some food available.

whitebird93
03-30-2014, 12:39 AM
Im out now i have to go into work tomorrow. :(

35thauto
03-30-2014, 04:22 PM
Any one else.....60183

35thauto
03-31-2014, 02:26 AM
Had a great time , fixed a few things , learned some things , ate food , made plans to do it again...... to be continued!!



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91Tbird SC
03-31-2014, 09:47 PM
Man I wanted to go but I was stuck at Ventura for the weekend. SC007 your car looks good with those new headlights and clear corner lense. Hope you guys got a lot done to your cars :cool:

SuperCoupe007
04-01-2014, 11:44 PM
OH YEAH!!!!!!!! :cool:
I had a great time as well, it feels good to be able to work out the bugs on the SC!

1) SuperCoupe007
A. Replace All Vacuum Lines --------------------------- No Need... 35thauto checked them and none needed to be replaced. Just had one loose clamp.
B. Inspect A/C (Possibly re-charge it)------------------- Inspected A/C... Looks like the system has a leak; further inspection will be done during next event.
C. Replace Headlights---------------------------------- WHOA!!!!!!... Looks almost like a brand spanking NEW SC! :cool:
D. Reseal Front Parking Lights-------------------------- 35thauto... You DA MAN for hooking me up with a NEW set of clear corners!!
E. Inspect Motor Mounts (Double IC rubbing on hood)--- Ran out of time... This will be added to the list for next event.

ADDITIONAL ITEMS RESOLVED:::
1) Replaced DIS Module --- 35thauto YOU SAVED THE DAY!!!!! [(** :mad: DARN AUTO ZONE SAID THEY WOULD HAVE MY DIS COME IN @ 6:30 PM ON SATURDAY AND THEN SAY "OOOPPPSS SOMEONE MADE A MISTAKE AT THE WAREHOUSE AND FORGOT ABOUT IT" **)]
2) replaced cosmetic trim
3) Eliminated a vibration I had above 60MPH **Loose drive shaft bolts**
4) Replaced ABS pressure switch for ARC suspension system. As of today (two days since replaced) No more leaks!!! :cool:
5) Removed all four (4) SC wheels and gave them a clean up.
6) Inspected air damn and cooling system. Will have to replace upper/lower radiator hoses for next event


Matt and Rashida (I hope that's how your name is spelled) as always it was nice seeing you guys and thank your hospitality, hosting the meet facility, and for the delicious food!!!!!!

We definitely need more wrenching meets, so lets start planning the next one... :cool::cool::cool::cool:

SuperCoupe007
04-01-2014, 11:46 PM
Man I wanted to go but I was stuck at Ventura for the weekend. SC007 your car looks good with those new headlights and clear corner lense. Hope you guys got a lot done to your cars :cool:


Thanks for the kind words. Well you are in luck my friend, because we are going to try and plan a 2nd Wrenching Meet!!! :cool:

35thauto
04-04-2014, 04:07 AM
The next fix it meet can be here , it will be up to the needs & location of those who plan to go.

SuperCoupe007
04-07-2014, 10:24 PM
The next fix it meet can be here , it will be up to the needs & location of those who plan to go.

Yeah, I agree. The meet, or any meet for that matter, can be arranged at anyone's place. I would have said my place but I don't have place for many cars and my driveway is inclined which is not good for when I use my floor jack :(