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what I did today

Postby lowNslow » Tue Apr 08, 2014 5:54 pm

Didn't find a category where this post would fall under.
we should have a "What did you do to your Isuzu today" topic..
Just a wild suggestion :D

Well here is what I did today to my pickup, A tune up.
Next on my list is a Weber carburetor, cant wait!.
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Re: what I did today

Postby JoeIsuzu » Tue Apr 08, 2014 6:10 pm

lowNslow wrote:"What did you do to your Isuzu today" topic..
Just a wild suggestion :D
And now we DO! :)

Others, feel free to join in! I have nothing to add, because mine is getting "overhauled" at the moment. Jerry says the moving parts are at the balance shop, which is "COVERED UP RIGHT NOW". It's gonna be sweet when it gets home. :)

As for the Amigo, I just DROVE it today.

Jack

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Re: what I did today

Postby phil cottingham » Tue Apr 08, 2014 7:24 pm

I checked my transmission oil. I do it every week because it has a leak. Hey wait a minute. This not going to get like a bunch of women on facebook telling every time they go to Walmart is it? haha, Phil

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Re: what I did today

Postby JoeIsuzu » Tue Apr 08, 2014 8:56 pm

phil cottingham wrote:I checked my transmission oil. I do it every week because it has a leak. Hey wait a minute. This not going to get like a bunch of women on facebook telling every time they go to Walmart is it? haha, Phil
Phil, we're way too manly for that. Right?

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Re: what I did today

Postby OzarkDaredevil » Wed Apr 09, 2014 1:16 pm

JoeIsuzu wrote:
lowNslow wrote:"What did you do to your Isuzu today" topic..
Just a wild suggestion :D
And now we DO! :)

Others, feel free to join in! I have nothing to add, because mine is getting "overhauled" at the moment. Jerry says the moving parts are at the balance shop, which is "COVERED UP RIGHT NOW". It's gonna be sweet when it gets home. :)

As for the Amigo, I just DROVE it today.

Jack


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Re: what I did today

Postby JoeIsuzu » Wed Apr 09, 2014 1:25 pm

OzarkDaredevil wrote:
JoeIsuzu wrote:
lowNslow wrote:"What did you do to your Isuzu today" topic..
Just a wild suggestion :D
And now we DO! :)

Others, feel free to join in! I have nothing to add, because mine is getting "overhauled" at the moment. Jerry says the moving parts are at the balance shop, which is "COVERED UP RIGHT NOW". It's gonna be sweet when it gets home. :)

As for the Amigo, I just DROVE it today.

Jack


Where is it?

The Amigo is in my garage. But I'm guessing you meant the P'up. It's in Jerry's shop (or his back yard while waiting for the balance shop to finish with the rotating parts). I gave him a LONG punch-list that included overhauling (and balancing) the engine. He agreed to take on this project, provided I don't get in a hurry. ;) He's projecting a mid-June completion. Then assuming I'm employed, I plan to find a good body shop to deal with the exterior--then an interior shop to spiff it up inside.

Jack

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Re: what I did today

Postby OzarkDaredevil » Wed Apr 09, 2014 4:57 pm

My bad. I meant where's the "What did you do to your Isuzu today" topic..

Maybe I thought a new forum section was added??
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Re: what I did today

Postby Gerald K4NHN » Wed Apr 09, 2014 8:29 pm

He's projecting a mid-June completion. Is that 2014 or 2015 ? :wink:
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Re: what I did today

Postby JoeIsuzu » Wed Apr 09, 2014 8:57 pm

OzarkDaredevil wrote:My bad. I meant where's the "What did you do to your Isuzu today" topic..

Maybe I thought a new forum section was added??

No, one single topic should work fine for this. No need for a section, it's all just one question, open to all to answer. They have almost the exact same topic--"What have you done to your Isuzu this week?" on the PlanetIsuzoo forum.

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Re: what I did today

Postby lowNslow » Sun Apr 13, 2014 11:23 pm

Today I removed the bed for paint.
I also tried some 15x10 steelies and decided to make plans in making the axle shorter.
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Re: what I did today

Postby Gerald K4NHN » Mon Apr 28, 2014 12:19 am

I replaced the seal in the power steering pump this week, two weeks ago I replace the o-ring in the fuel adjust on the IP. Prior to this I did the rear shoes and cylinders. I'm slowly catching of some of the things I've been putting off.
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Re: what I did today

Postby Halden » Fri May 02, 2014 9:50 pm

Changed the glow plugs on the babe magnet! Fired right up!
Something amusing did happen after I changed them. As I was cleaning my tools a young man came up to me (I did this in the dorm parking lot) to offer his assistance which i politely declined and said "thanks for the offer, but I just finished changing my glow plugs, thanks again though" and he responded "I am pretty sure this car doesn't use glow plugs..." ...I could have killed him... I mean seriously... All I did was just look at him and say "yeaaaah, you just go on ahead and keep thinking that" :lol: I should mention the car was running as this short conversation took place.
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Re: what I did today

Postby fen » Sun May 04, 2014 10:25 am

Hey good to hear!! Pretty easy fix huh?
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Re: what I did today

Postby Dpupman » Sun May 04, 2014 10:37 am

Hey, I remember 40 or so years ago being that same young man who knows everything. It is amazing what we forget as we grow older and experienced.
Owner of two gas Troopers, one P'up diesel slowly being restored
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Re: what I did today

Postby Halden » Mon Jun 16, 2014 12:04 am

Did my timing belt on the babe magnet! Had not been done in about 150k or so! Belt was a little stretched. New one is (nice and taught. Interestingly enough the belt didn't crack when I bent it. But it had some frayed spots along the edges
It's not pronounced "Ih-soo-zoo", it's pronounced "It-screws-you"
83 LS Long Bed Diesel
64 Chevy C20 w/ 283 & 4 speed.
05 Sonata with a standard