Yeah sorry to hear that Steve. I've got 4 of the little furry guys runnin' around here. I'm a big cat fan - our personalities are compatible. They are like family so I can only imagine what your goin' through. I agree with Fred - looks like a happy cat. You did your part well.
WOW a ragtop GEO! Never knew that was even an option! Either way, that top came out MINT! Nice job Freddy!
You could make some big bucks re-doing classics, like any 60's era Impala, et.al.
Greg - what a nightmare your going through there! I absolutely hate when you know what the problem is, and yet the company REFUSES to listen. I've gone through this with internet & land-line phone with Verizon. They always want to blame the wiring in my house ... or have me unplug my modem (or whatever that DSL thing is) as if I haven't already tried all that crap. Seems to be standard business practice today - ignore the problem, then spend tens of thousands of dollars fixing things that AREN'T the problem. Geesh!!
Yesterday was too hot to do any kind of work, so I hooked up with a couple buddies & headed up north on the Roadliner to a mobile dyno guy who was set up at a Harley dealership. Put my Roadliner on there because it was running lean at idle/cruise (fuel injected ... so instead of turning a screw, I have to spend $75 for a dyno run
), & this guy has the latest greatest computer dyno in the state. Gained a couple Ft. Lbs. of torque from 2,800 rpm up to redline, plus cured the low-end leanness that was generating some BIG engine heat. There's alot of metal there ... and let me tell ya - it tosses that heat off BIG TIME! Even in this heat, she still managed to lay down 115 ft.lbs. of torque right to the ground. Take note of the intake air temperature reading on the chart in the pic.
The temp is correct, but I'd bet the farm the humidity is totally wrong! I was sweating buckets, so it was well above the 27% stated!
My buddy beat my 91 HP with his Nitrous injected GSXR1000 crotch-rocket - he laid down a very impressive 184 REAR WHEEL HP!! Without the bottle, still 150 HP! He & I built that engine 7 years ago. Proud to have my fingerprints all over the internals.