[V8] New Silver '90
cheshirecatsbox at gmail.com
Thu Oct 15 18:35:36 PDT 2009
Never mind, I found the thread. The subject title is "Where's Dave Kase?".
I'm going to test the bomb functionality (as soon as I find the
instructions) and send it to him if it fails.
On Thu, Oct 15, 2009 at 6:30 PM, Seamus O'Carey
<cheshirecatsbox at gmail.com>wrote:
> I just got home with my new V8 (Justin's old V8). It's silver and has been
> taken care of much better than my pearl car was. It has a lot more miles
> (~200k compared to ~124k), but overall it's in far better condition. It
> sounds like it was garage-kept its entire life, so everything is clean and
> intact (even the headliner!). The seats are actually in slightly better
> condition than the ones in my pearl car, but I'm going to swap them anyway
> so the silver car will have sport seats.
> The main issues are the brakes and the throttle. The ride home was a bit
> freaky due to a combination of brakes that don't work right (see below) and
> the infamous sticky throttle issue. I made it home ok, but I don't want to
> drive it much more until I get both of those things taken care of.
> Speaking of which, the throttle issue is easy of course, but I'm wondering
> if the trouble with the brakes is a weak bomb. He had just had it replaced
> a couple years ago, but it seems like maybe it's leaked since then. If I
> stab hard at the brakes, they'll engage for a second near the top of the
> pedal, but then it immediately goes soft and doesn't engage again until it's
> near the floor. If I press slowly on the pedal it behaves the same, except
> for it doesn't have the initial grab at the top of the pedal. Does that
> sound like the notorious failing bomb trouble?
> Also, I can't find the recent brake bomb discussion in the archives. Can
> someone point me in the right direction or remember what the discussion
> subject was? ><
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