what did you do to your thirdgen today? - Page 7 - Third Generation F-Body Message Boards


Tech / General Engine Is your car making a strange sound or won't start? Thinking of adding power with a new combination? Need other technical information or engine specific advice? Don't see another board for your problem? Post it here!

what did you do to your thirdgen today?

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 01-03-2018, 12:01 AM   #301
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Posts: 96

Re: what did you do to your thirdgen today?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Evilokc View Post
I colored over it yesterday. it served its purpose by spreading joy to the masses. it earned its rest
I bet you got some strange looks when you had it. Never seen anything like that before myself. Pretty creative.
2 birds 1 Z is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2018, 06:36 AM   #302
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Posts: 217
Car: 1991 base firebird
Engine: tbi 305
Transmission: 700r4

Re: what did you do to your thirdgen today?

rushed home from work to try and correct the coolant leak in the bird. figures I would wait until its 3 degrees to almost overheat the car. I checked all the hoses and they seemed fine. noticed a little puff of something out of the cap. replaced the radiator cap. drove it for 33 minutes without issues. I hope that was the fix.
Evilokc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-04-2018, 05:16 PM   #303
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Posts: 217
Car: 1991 base firebird
Engine: tbi 305
Transmission: 700r4

Re: what did you do to your thirdgen today?

drove the 40 mile round trip to work without any coolant issues. I'm gonna call that fixed.
Evilokc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2018, 11:34 PM   #304
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Posts: 217
Car: 1991 base firebird
Engine: tbi 305
Transmission: 700r4

Re: what did you do to your thirdgen today?

ordered a hood safety latch spring. so hopefully my hood will actually pop up when I pull the hood release.
Evilokc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-05-2018, 11:50 PM   #305
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Posts: 96

Re: what did you do to your thirdgen today?

When my hood is released, it barely raises up. I can't tell either way from behind the wheel. Also, have seen vids where guys can just press their hoods shut with a click. I have to slam mine to get it to latch.
2 birds 1 Z is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2018, 05:49 AM   #306
Member
 
no new tires's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Indy
Posts: 471
Car: 88 IROC-Z
Engine: L98
Transmission: R4
Axle/Gears: 10 bolt 3.42

Re: what did you do to your thirdgen today?

sounds like its out of adjustment
no new tires is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-06-2018, 01:47 PM   #307
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Posts: 217
Car: 1991 base firebird
Engine: tbi 305
Transmission: 700r4

Re: what did you do to your thirdgen today?

once I actually have a spring in there it will probably need some sort of adjustment.
Evilokc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-11-2018, 10:35 PM   #308
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Posts: 96

Re: what did you do to your thirdgen today?

Wanted to drive the Iroc to work Friday, but decided not to, because of the 60% chance of thunderstorms tomorrow. GRRRRRRRRRR!
2 birds 1 Z is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2018, 07:55 PM   #309
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Posts: 217
Car: 1991 base firebird
Engine: tbi 305
Transmission: 700r4

Re: what did you do to your thirdgen today?

received my hood spring today. doing an oil change tomorrow and hope to install it then.
Evilokc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2018, 08:10 PM   #310
Member
iTrader: (4)
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: pa
Posts: 267
Car: 87 IROC
Engine: 350
Transmission: auto
Axle/Gears: 3.23


Re: what did you do to your thirdgen today?

I feel like such an underachiever, lol! Already almost half thru winter and haven't done crap Got a couple extra bucks left over from Christmas, think I'm gonna order a 3.70 gear set this week.
zya5point0 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2018, 08:22 PM   #311
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Posts: 217
Car: 1991 base firebird
Engine: tbi 305
Transmission: 700r4

Re: what did you do to your thirdgen today?

I decided a month or two ago that I was going to dedicate most of my efforts on my truck. I will do whatever needs to be done to keep the firebird running well though.
Evilokc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2018, 08:35 PM   #312
Junior Member
 
hdavis2005's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Eastern NC
Posts: 47
Car: 1992 Camaro RS
Engine: 3.1 MPFI to 305 carb
Transmission: 700R4
Axle/Gears: 323

Re: what did you do to your thirdgen today?

I had my NC inspection done today. Will be getting my tags next week and start driving it again. Need to finish a little body work and into the paint booth. Been a long time coming.
hdavis2005 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2018, 09:26 PM   #313
Member
 
Jbuchanan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Sweet home Alabama
Posts: 283
Car: 1987 GTA
Engine: 5.0
Transmission: Automatic

Re: what did you do to your thirdgen today?

Stripped my other set of crosslace wheels so I can run 4 fronts and have the same offset on all 4 corners. I used our brake lathe to sand the outer lips. Got them primed and painted. I will clear the gold this week and then polish the outer.




Jbuchanan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2018, 09:57 PM   #314
Supreme Member
 
NoEmissions84TA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: Meriden, CT 06450
Posts: 1,151
Car: 84 TA orig. 305 LG4 "H" E4ME
Engine: 334 SBC - stroked 305 M4ME Q-Jet
Transmission: upgraded 700R4 3400 stall
Axle/Gears: 10 bolt 4.10 Auburn Posi

Re: what did you do to your thirdgen today?

Great work.
NoEmissions84TA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-12-2018, 11:05 PM   #315
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: so cal
Posts: 116
Car: 89 tta
Engine: turbo v6
Transmission: 200r4

Re: what did you do to your thirdgen today?

nice i like the brushed look.
instro84 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2018, 12:20 AM   #316
Member
iTrader: (3)
 
LsxMatt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: New York
Posts: 370
Car: 86 Sport Coupe
Engine: 5.3 LM7
Transmission: T56
Axle/Gears: 4th gen 3.42 posi

Re: what did you do to your thirdgen today?

It’s not so much what I did today, but what I’m about to do... This arrived the other day.
LsxMatt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-13-2018, 10:57 PM   #317
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Posts: 217
Car: 1991 base firebird
Engine: tbi 305
Transmission: 700r4

Re: what did you do to your thirdgen today?

Quote:
Originally Posted by LsxMatt View Post
Itís not so much what I did today, but what Iím about to do... This arrived the other day.
to quote Joe Dirt.. "DAAAANNNG"
Evilokc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2018, 01:12 PM   #318
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Posts: 217
Car: 1991 base firebird
Engine: tbi 305
Transmission: 700r4

Re: what did you do to your thirdgen today?

did an oil change yesterday. probably the first one its had in 5 years. added some cleaner to help de-sludge the motor. its leaking somewhere. looks like it was near the filter so I'm hoping the oil change fixed that but I'm not sure yet. after the oil change was done I spent some time cleaning off the oil on the undercarriage so I will be able to see where its leaking from.i was pretty happy at the condition of the underside of the car. yes it had oil on it but other than that it was pretty nice. no rust or torn up sections.
Evilokc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2018, 02:19 PM   #319
Supreme Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: So. Ohio
Posts: 1,814
Car: 88 Camaro
Engine: L98 350
Transmission: 700r4


Re: what did you do to your thirdgen today?




Be sure and clean the inside of the bead where the tire seals. Looks a bit crusty and sure will leak sometimes.
tom3 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2018, 03:48 PM   #320
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Posts: 217
Car: 1991 base firebird
Engine: tbi 305
Transmission: 700r4

Re: what did you do to your thirdgen today?

had the car out running errands and noticed a small puddle under the car. very small. it didn't look like oil though. I popped the hood and I believe I'm still leaking powersteering fluid. the steering box is COVERED in fluid. not positive where its coming from but I'm going to start looking for it. happy that I didn't see any oil leaking though. maybe that's fixed.
Evilokc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2018, 03:52 PM   #321
Member
 
Jbuchanan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Sweet home Alabama
Posts: 283
Car: 1987 GTA
Engine: 5.0
Transmission: Automatic

Re: what did you do to your thirdgen today?

Quote:
Originally Posted by tom3 View Post



Be sure and clean the inside of the bead where the tire seals. Looks a bit crusty and sure will leak sometimes.
Thanks for the tip! It may sound crazy but I think I will put them back on the lathe and sand the inside and the backside. Contemplating either coating or painting the backside as well. Any thoughts or ideas are welcomed.
Jbuchanan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2018, 07:21 PM   #322
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2017
Posts: 96

Re: what did you do to your thirdgen today?

Polish the lip & the barrel. Black or dark barrels make the wheel look dirty back there. Paint the laces black.
2 birds 1 Z is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-22-2018, 11:53 PM   #323
Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Posts: 217
Car: 1991 base firebird
Engine: tbi 305
Transmission: 700r4

Re: what did you do to your thirdgen today?

well looks like I fixed my oil leak. that's always good. now I just have the stupid power steering leak. 100 leaks down 1 more to go.
Evilokc is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
what is this plug? Evilokc TBI 6 08-03-2017 10:51 PM


Go Back   Third Generation F-Body Message Boards >

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Advertising
Featured Sponsors
Vendor Directory

1982 Camaro '82 || 1983 Camaro '83 || 1984 Camaro '84 || 1985 Camaro '85 || 1986 Camaro '86 || 1987 Camaro '87 || 1988 Camaro '88 || 1989 Camaro '89 || 1990 Camaro '90 || 1991 Camaro '91 || 1992 Camaro '92


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:13 AM.


All content copyright © 1997 - 2014 ThirdGen.org. All rights reserved. No part of this website may be reproduced without the expressed, documented, and written consent of ThirdGen.org's Administrators. We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.
 
  • Ask a Question
    Get answers from community experts
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: