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  • #16
    Ah yeah, textbook breakover angle, haha.

    And great work! Hopefully that means it'll be making it out to Woodward/to the Meet & Greet this year?

    Gone but not forgotten: 1986 Chevrolet Camaro IROC-Z

    "You shall ride eternal. Shiny and chrome."

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    • #17
      That's the hope is to make it out there. I'm also hoping to get it to the Camaro Rally mid May at Tail of the Dragon. Gotta get some miles on it to make sure it's ready for a 10 hr trip down to TN/NC.

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      • #18
        Oh, if it's able to make it down, through and back from TOAD, it'll certainly be good for the M&G!

        Mine is more just under the assumption the computer-controlled Quadrajet actually behaves, so you're probably far more likely. TOAD always looks like a blast - maybe one day I'll make it out there.
        Gone but not forgotten: 1986 Chevrolet Camaro IROC-Z

        "You shall ride eternal. Shiny and chrome."

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        • #19
          Still on jack stands, went to bleed the brakes and both of the rear caliper bleeders were stripped out. New calipers showed up yesterday and installed, one is still leaking at the line so I'll have to play with that today. Fixed up some of the exhaust leaks as well as changed out the Loudmouth "muffler" with one from Magnaflow to quiet the exhaust down just a little bit. SLP Loudmouth would have been cool in my 20s, but it's a bit much to drive around now that I'm pushing 40 lol.
          I also found out the service engine soon light doesn't work. Doesn't come on at key up, and there is an active code for crank learn. Tech2 shows that MIL is ON, yet there is no MIL. So I'll probably have to pull the cluster apart and solder in a new LED.
          All in all, hoping I can get it out to drive at least around the neighborhood to see how things go (no plates yet).

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          • #20
            The Loudmouth is just...yep...it's loud as shit. Loud and raspy.

            The bulb is probably just burnt out...or removed.

            And I had a similar experience with bleeders on my Cavalier...went to bleed the front brakes and the bleeder snapped right off. I bought new (well, reman) calipers for a whole $12 each (at the store, no less, not even online!) and paid the same amount for speed bleeders and put those in my "new" calipers. Those made bleeding so, so easy. I REALLY need to change the brake fluid in the Cobalt, and I'm very seriously considering changing to speed bleeders just for that same ease.
            Gone but not forgotten: 1986 Chevrolet Camaro IROC-Z

            "You shall ride eternal. Shiny and chrome."

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            • #21
              The check engine light on these is an LED soldered to the board, not a replaceable bulb. The only bulbs the cluster has is for back lights, turn signals, high beam indicator, and low coolant level lamp. All other lamps are LEDs on the board

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              • #22
                Ahh, okay - weird that they went out...LEDs don't normally do that, but it is 22 years old, so..
                Gone but not forgotten: 1986 Chevrolet Camaro IROC-Z

                "You shall ride eternal. Shiny and chrome."

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                • #23
                  That's what I thought too. Though, they may have had the LED removed too. I'll know once I get the cluster out. Not high on the priority list though. Still need to get it aligned, AC recharged and tuned.

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                  • #24
                    Making some great progress!

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