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Well, just got a few more problems solved with the 'bird. I bought a push starter and 2 wires and found the correct contacts and no longer need to "hotwire" the car to get her started anymore! Yeah me! Anyway, Now its
mostly just the costly stuff like brakes, shocks, alignment, tires,,, etc... but I was wondering, is there some sort of a relay that might be dead in the cruise control? Never had cruise before. But got a new nose, fender, steering wheel (just need to find/beg/borrow/steal/buy a puller to get it off), and then all of my electrical problems will be solved. Oh, and I just bought a part of a cowl inductiion setup off of ebay, partly because the screen that closes off the hood at the top was missing and I wanted it sealed.. anyway... here is the link.. what else would I need to make this work? http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item $48021113
Will all I need is the top air cover with the whole in it and a piece of tubing.. or is there more involved? Thanks.
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Steering wheel puller is about $20 at Sears for a Craftsman lifetime warranty one (I have one of them), or any Autozone can rent you one free of charge through their tool rental program.
Cruise control could be a multitude of things...best bet is to start with the troubleshooting charts in a GM shop manual. Joe--ASE Certified Parts Specialist & 10th Ann.Club Tech Director '80 Carousel Red Turbo T/A, 26k orig. '79 "Y89" 400/4 speed 10th Ann. T/A, 57k orig '84 Olds 88 Royale Bgm 2 dr, 307 "Rocket" (lol), 141k and still going.... '80 T/A project car...
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I've been looking for one of those.. can't seem to find one... any ideas?
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On Wed, 10 Dec 2003 18:35:42 GMT, snipped-for-privacy@Uwplatt.REMOVE.edu puked:

I took mine off by unscrewing the nut just past the threaded bolt and convincing it with a few blows from a hammer. *I* ended up being the steering wheel puller... -- lab~rat >:-) Do you want polite or do you want sincere?
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puked:

Why do that to the steering column? It's acceptable to do to a column your junking. But to damage a good one is stupid. After the mid 90's most steering wheels won't come off that way anyhow. They require special pullers to remove them. Banging on a column full of modern electronics isn't a good idea either.
Then their is the fact the proper tools don't cost very much. You can even get Snap On ones off eBay for under $40.
here's a good example: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item#65934541&category 773&rd=1
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On Thu, 18 Dec 2003 11:50:01 GMT, "Charles Bendig"

I guess I should have clarified that my steering column wasn't full of modern electronics... -- lab~rat >:-) Do you want polite or do you want sincere?
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: > : >Well, just got a few more problems solved with the 'bird. I bought a push : >starter and 2 wires and found the correct contacts and no longer need to : >"hotwire" the car to get her started anymore! Yeah me! Anyway, Now its : >mostly just the costly stuff like brakes, shocks, alignment, tires,,, etc... : >but I was wondering, is there some sort of a relay that might be dead in the : >cruise control? Never had cruise before. But got a new nose, fender, : >steering wheel (just need to find/beg/borrow/steal/buy a puller to get it : >off), and then all of my electrical problems will be solved. Oh, and I just : >bought a part of a cowl inductiion setup off of ebay, partly because the : >screen that closes off the hood at the top was missing and I wanted it : >sealed.. anyway... here is the link.. what else would I need to make this : >work? : >http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item $48021113 : > : >Will all I need is the top air cover with the whole in it and a piece of : >tubing.. or is there more involved? Thanks. : > : >-- : > : >Well catch ya later, : >-KITT : >1985 Blue Camaro 2.8L w/ T-tops : >1988 Blue Firebird Formula 5.0L w/ T-tops : >(Still looking for a Black '82 T/A w/ T-tops!!!) : > : > : > : > : > : > : > : : Steering wheel puller is about $20 at Sears for a Craftsman lifetime warranty : one (I have one of them), or any Autozone can rent you one free of charge : through their tool rental program. : : Cruise control could be a multitude of things...best bet is to start with the : troubleshooting charts in a GM shop manual. : Joe--ASE Certified Parts Specialist & 10th Ann.Club Tech Director : '80 Carousel Red Turbo T/A, 26k orig. : '79 "Y89" 400/4 speed 10th Ann. T/A, 57k orig : '84 Olds 88 Royale Bgm 2 dr, 307 "Rocket" (lol), 141k and still going.... : '80 T/A project car...
Don't forget jcwhitney. They've got an assload of just about every tool you could need.
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As I stated, any Sears store. Mine has loads of them and they are like $20, I think I paid less (I had some coupons or the Craftsman Club paper). Lifetime warranty, and it's made by K-D for Sears (good quality).
Can't beat it with a stick..
Martin: Whitney likely sells imported crap. Joe--ASE Certified Parts Specialist & 10th Ann.Club Tech Director '80 Carousel Red Turbo T/A, 26k orig. '79 "Y89" 400/4 speed 10th Ann. T/A, 57k orig '84 Olds 88 Royale Bgm 2 dr, 307 "Rocket" (lol), 141k and still going.... '80 T/A project car...
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: As I stated, any Sears store. Mine has loads of them and they are like $20, I : think I paid less (I had some coupons or the Craftsman Club paper). Lifetime : warranty, and it's made by K-D for Sears (good quality). : : Can't beat it with a stick.. : : Martin: Whitney likely sells imported crap. : Joe--ASE Certified Parts Specialist & 10th Ann.Club Tech Director : '80 Carousel Red Turbo T/A, 26k orig. : '79 "Y89" 400/4 speed 10th Ann. T/A, 57k orig : '84 Olds 88 Royale Bgm 2 dr, 307 "Rocket" (lol), 141k and still going.... : '80 T/A project car...
Awww....Joe....you wound me. <sniff>
'Cept for my alltrade crap items, everything I've got is either craftsman or thorsen
If it makes you feel any better, the last purchase I made was a full set of deep well 1/4 metric impact sockets.....from SEARS. ;)
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Up till about 1995, Craftsman sockets and the like were made by Stanley in various plants around the country.
Since that time K-D Danaher has made most Craftsman stuff. A bit less in quality, but still acceptable. K-D beat out Stanley on price for the Sears contract and that's why you have K-D supplying Sears. You can just tell by looking at the two items who is making it :).
I have a set of big combo wrenches from Sears and I called the # on the instruction sheet and the recording says, "Welcome to the Danaher Tool Group". That answers that question---Sears combo wrenches are K-D Danaher. LOL.
Almost 100% of my tools I have bought NEW have been Sears (and many used ones have been Sears as well). Exception was the air tools---Home Depot has a lifetime warranty on theirs and I believe they are coming from the same source as the Sears tools (Florida Pneumatic/Fuji).
With that being said I'd say 85% of my tools are Sears Craftsman.
Have to be careful though---Sears carries the Companion line with is Taiwanese crap that LOOKS like Craftsman but isn't warrantied. Make sure you get real Craftsman when you buy :).
Most Craftsman hand tools are still made in the US. I skip anything that's not US made on my tools.... Joe--ASE Certified Parts Specialist & 10th Ann.Club Tech Director '80 Carousel Red Turbo T/A, 26k orig. '79 "Y89" 400/4 speed 10th Ann. T/A, 57k orig '84 Olds 88 Royale Bgm 2 dr, 307 "Rocket" (lol), 141k and still going.... '80 T/A project car...
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Yeah, all of my tools are either craftsman, stanley, or popular mechanics.. but anyway, when I said I couldn't fine (one) I was mentioning the factory manuals.... The only one I have found so far they wanted like 500 bucks... Any ideas?
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www.helminc.com www.ebay.com Dan Bower at snipped-for-privacy@tir.com Dan Klein at snipped-for-privacy@aol.com "Dave's Books" on Ebay.
etc, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc. They are all out there. Joe--ASE Certified Parts Specialist & 10th Ann.Club Tech Director '80 Carousel Red Turbo T/A, 26k orig. '79 "Y89" 400/4 speed 10th Ann. T/A, 57k orig '84 Olds 88 Royale Bgm 2 dr, 307 "Rocket" (lol), 141k and still going.... '80 T/A project car...
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Can anyone help me with the air induction info? I have the hood with my Formula, but the screen that closed off the hole is missing, and Dennis mentioned that it would be easy to do an easy swap to an air induction setup.. well, just bought the main part off of e-bay.. but not sure what else I will need to switch it over? I know I need the lid on the air filter replaced... anything else? Oh and I found and purchased a shop manual as well.. thanks. About the puller, I think I am going to hold off on that for right now since the Formlua is the only functional car I have right now.. over Thanksgiving break some asshole decided to dump a shitload of red christmas sugar in my gas tank of my Camaro.. and while loading it up I didn't notice it at first and started the car.. it ran for about 3-5 minutes before I noticed it dripping out the filler door... turned it off and called the cops. They jsut took my name and left. Had a shop get it and they said the tank is full of it and can't be cleaned, so they were going to replace that.. and if it was full, I am pretty sure it got in the lines and in the injectors and into the engine.. am I right? Why do people have to be like that?
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