New from Michigan!

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  1. Pee_jay

    Pee_jay New Member

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    Hey everyone. I've been lurking the forums for awhile now, I decided to make a proper introduction as I'm getting things going with my SN95 sixxer. To start off, I have a 1996 V6, automatic. Pics from the day I got it.

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    I somehow managed to trade my old 97 Ranger for this, straight up. Car only had something like 148k on it, so not too bad at all. I've done a fair bit of work to it, including a head replacement caused by a clogged catalytic converter (which let me to go ahead with dual exhaust ), and also replacing the transmission. Wanted to go with a 5 speed, but the original automatic failed on me one day so I had to make something happen fast.

    Today the car is sitting for the winter. Michigan is terrible with keeping cars in good shape, mine has managed to keep rust to a minimal. Current project is finishing up the rear main seal replacement, and then installing a transmission cooler so that this one lasts longer. Haha. Plan on starting a build thread soon too, so keep an eye out

    Thanks for looking ✌
     
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    Welcome to the site.
     
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    DeepList Administrator Admin SN95 Supporter

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    Thanks!
     
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    Welcome from just south of you in northern Indiana! I hear ya with the weather I'm ready for spring!!


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    Can't wait for it! Only have a few more things to finish up and the car will be ready to daily drive again. Hopefully I can get some track time too, never been out before so I'm looking forward to that.
     
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    Very nice ride! Welcome
     
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    Thanks everyone!
     
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    Just want a post a quick update and get some opinions.

    While the car is parked i decided to tear the brakes apart since one was leaking. I found that two of the guide pins on the rear calipers were locked up. One I couldn't even break loose..

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    They're looking a little rough. I've priced new parts put to be around $50, which isn't bad for safety's sake. My question is though, can the ones I already have be cleaned up and reused? Or should I just go ahead and buy a new set of brackets and pins?
     
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    New. No reason to chance it for as cheap as it is to replace.


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    Thanks for the input. Planning on getting the parts Thursday then. I'm going to look at a parts car tomorrow morning. Hoping to do an interior swap, and maybe learn to dye and repair leather.
     
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    I tried to salvage my pins and brackets once when one froze up. I figured I could make last to get it home...........

    ......nope, froze back up 5 miles down the road!!! Lol

    Good luck with the parts car!!!


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