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Mark Blumer

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  1. My baby in the sunset. 82 Parts car I'm picking up Saturday
  2. Okay good so assuming all the parts are good from the parts car I should be able just to swap them all over and not have to buy anything? And yeah it must be rack and pinion since it's an 82 at least that's what I've gathered from wikipedia. I was also wondering again if the engine is in good condition if you guys think it would be worth swapping over. Mine has 127K and this one has 90K and the 82 is supposed to have a bit more power as well. My engine runs good so I'm not really sure if it's worth it. Although mine has upgraded fuel injectors so it might last even longer than the 90K engine b
  3. It's auto and I have no idea what kind of shape it's in but the current owner says it's good. It has about 90K on it.
  4. Hey everybody, I'm going to pick up an 82 parts car for my 79 this weekend. The main reason I'm picking up the car is for the steering rack as mine is broken. Currently my car has the manual steering system but the car I'm getting has power steering. I guess it has the rack and pinion system. So my question is how involved is converting the system if anyone could link me to a guide or has experience doing this that would be very helpful. The car also has a working motor and auto trans each with 90K. I may swap the motor but I'll be selling the trans for $200 once I get it off for anyone in the
  5. UPDATE: So after I got back home from a week of being away from the car I realized that in fact it wasn't the oil pan gasket at all but actually oil leaking from the head. Unfortunately I had already purchased the oil pan gasket . So Obviously a leaking head gasket. Well I don't have $800-$1200 lying around so I looked around for other fixes. Turns out there is ths stuff called Blue Devil. I found it on youtube and there were a bunch of videos confirming it actually works. So I tried it today and low and behold so far it is holding up fine. No longer is oil leaking from the block and there
  6. Okay thanks a lot people. I might try some of your quick fixes but I'm not sure they will work. Oil is coming from where the pan connects to the block in about a 4-5 inch horizontal spot. I think the oil has just slowly eaten away at the gasket. That is the only spot where oil is leaking and it's pretty plain to see. I will try retightening all of the bolts though. After looking at the fsm I don't think I'm up for engine removal unless someone in my area could help me out. I would take pictures but I'm away from my car until the weekend. I think my neighbor down the street had the same thing h
  7. Okay so I have a small oil leak coming from the right side of my engine during and after driving. It goes away after the engine has cooled. I think I have narrowed it down to the oil pan gasket. I purchased the gasket tonight from the Z store. I read somewhere that in order to take the oil pan off you must lift up the engine. Is this true? I really don't think I have the right tools for this. I have a regular pump jack but how would I lift up the motor with that? Or should I just take it to a mechanic? Thanks!!
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