ReinCarNation

Visit our community sponsor

Thanks Thanks:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Page 8 of 9 FirstFirst ... 6789 LastLast
Results 281 to 320 of 352

Thread: Hope To Be Home On Sunday Once Again!

  1. #281
    RoadRacer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    San Antonio, TX
    Posts
    743
    Post Thanks / Like
    Great to hear Steve!
    Aerodynamics are for those who can't build engines - Enzo Ferrari

    FFR33 coupe #997, ordered 2/20/17, delivered 4/15/17, build thread
    Planned: 350SBC, TKO600, hardtop, no fenders/hood, 32 grill, 3 link, GT500 wheels

  2. #282
    Itchief's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2017
    Location
    Southern WV
    Posts
    247
    Post Thanks / Like
    Steve

    That’s great news I hope that your moms health continues to improve I know that you are happy to see her back home

    Rick
    #8475 Complete Kit Delivered Nov 2014, started Nov 2015, Street Legal Apr 2016, Paint and Interior Completed Aug 2017, 390 BBF, March accessory kit, MSD Atomic EFI and Ready to run, TKO 500 with MidShift kit, hooker headers, 3 link, track lock with 3.55, sway bars, power steering, wipers, heater

  3. #283
    David aka Ducky2009 Ducky2009's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2016
    Location
    Lilburn, GA
    Posts
    278
    Post Thanks / Like
    Glad to hear she's home and on the mend Steve. The car will come along in due time.
    MK4 Build #9035 Delivered 2/17/17, First Start & Go-Kart 6/2/17, Licensed 9/1/17
    Paint - Lightning Blue Metallic, No Hood Scoop, No Stripes
    Coyote Engine & TKO-600. Solid Axle, 8.8-3.55, Power Brakes, Dual Roll Bars
    Heater and Glove Box, Drop Trunk, Wipers, Radio, FFR Vintage Gauges W/GPS Speedo
    Build Thread: http://thefactoryfiveforum.com/showt...MK4-Build-9035

  4. #284
    Steve >> aka: GoDadGo GoDadGo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Location
    Slidell, Louisiana
    Posts
    2,388
    Post Thanks / Like
    Blog Entries
    1
    It's been a long week with my Mom & Niece both in the hospital at the same time, but both are now out and back at their homes.
    Tomorrow my game plan is to get the driveline together with hopes of installing it Sunday.
    Go Dad's Got To Go Hang With Granny So See Yall Later!

  5. #285

    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Chapel Hill, NC
    Posts
    1,785
    Post Thanks / Like
    Steve-

    Sounds like pretty good news all around; very pleased to hear it!

    I look forward to some pictures of driveline 2.0...

    I hope all goes well, install is uncomplicated, and maybe even a second first start!

    Regards,

    Steve

  6. #286
    Steve >> aka: GoDadGo GoDadGo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Location
    Slidell, Louisiana
    Posts
    2,388
    Post Thanks / Like
    Blog Entries
    1
    Things are improving on the home front for both Mom and Niece.
    Actually sleeping home tonight for the 1st time in weeks.
    It's been this way since my engine came home.
    I did make some headway, but not much.
    At least my dogs still recognized me!
    The three cats did too!
    Last edited by GoDadGo; 03-11-2018 at 08:39 PM.

  7. #287
    Brandon #9196 TexasAviator's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2016
    Posts
    498
    Post Thanks / Like
    sounds like you have your priorities right Steve. God bless you and your family. The car will come along nicely in time.
    F5R9196 Hand built 347 475hp EFI | T5Z | LSD 3.73 3-link | Power Steering | Power Brakes | Vintage Air | 315/35ZR17 & 275/40ZR17 NT555
    Real men don't use instructions, son. Besides, this is just the manufacturer's opinion on how to put this together. ~ TIM ALLEN
    Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, BS, UIW San Antonio, MS

  8. #288
    Steve >> aka: GoDadGo GoDadGo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Location
    Slidell, Louisiana
    Posts
    2,388
    Post Thanks / Like
    Blog Entries
    1
    Things are improving on the home front for both Mom and Niece.
    Actually sleeping home tonight once more.

  9. #289
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2016
    Location
    Boyertown, PA
    Posts
    511
    Post Thanks / Like
    Glad to hear everyone is on the mend steve.

  10. #290
    Steve >> aka: GoDadGo GoDadGo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Location
    Slidell, Louisiana
    Posts
    2,388
    Post Thanks / Like
    Blog Entries
    1
    Came home to get clothes, visit my house and see what you all have been up to lately.
    Grandma Go-Dad is improving but still requires 24 X 7 care.
    Niece improving, but also needs 24 X 7 care.
    Dark Side Dart MK-4 Still On Hold!

    PS: My brother has been burning the candle at both ends so say a prayer for him and his daughter if you all don't mind.
    Last edited by GoDadGo; 03-20-2018 at 07:59 PM.

  11. #291
    Steve >> aka: GoDadGo GoDadGo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Location
    Slidell, Louisiana
    Posts
    2,388
    Post Thanks / Like
    Blog Entries
    1
    Hey Gang, Guess What!

    We put a computer at my Granny's house so I'm back online.
    Things are slowly improving on the home front so I expect to finally swing some wrenches on Saturday.
    Hope you all are well and if you are a Christian to please remember that this is Holy Week and Easter is only a few days away.
    May God Bless The World, Especially Our Factory Five Extended Family!

    Steve

  12. #292
    Papa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2016
    Location
    Parker, CO
    Posts
    1,091
    Post Thanks / Like
    Steve,

    It's good to hear things are progressing down there in swamp land, USA. It's been a little boring around here without you.

    Dave
    There are 10 types of people in this world;
    those who understand binary and those who don't.

    My Build Thread: http://thefactoryfiveforum.com/showt...ter-Build-9754

  13. #293
    Brandon #9196 TexasAviator's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2016
    Posts
    498
    Post Thanks / Like
    Steve, well said.
    Happy Good Friday, He is alive and has promised us new life and life more abundantly! John 10 10
    F5R9196 Hand built 347 475hp EFI | T5Z | LSD 3.73 3-link | Power Steering | Power Brakes | Vintage Air | 315/35ZR17 & 275/40ZR17 NT555
    Real men don't use instructions, son. Besides, this is just the manufacturer's opinion on how to put this together. ~ TIM ALLEN
    Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, BS, UIW San Antonio, MS

  14. #294


    Not a waxer
    Jeff Kleiner's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Bloomington, Indiana
    Posts
    3,473
    Post Thanks / Like
    Good to hear that things are returning to normal Steve---well, as normal as things can be in a household that puts Chevys in Cobras

    Jeff

  15. #295
    Steve >> aka: GoDadGo GoDadGo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Location
    Slidell, Louisiana
    Posts
    2,388
    Post Thanks / Like
    Blog Entries
    1
    I just started swinging wrenches once more.
    Expect to get the driveline together so that it can be installed.
    It has been a long and arduous journey for our family, but things are progressing slowly.

    Yea!
    Last edited by GoDadGo; 03-31-2018 at 12:22 PM.

  16. #296
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2013
    Location
    Stafford Virginia
    Posts
    248
    Post Thanks / Like
    Great news!
    JR
    MK4 complete kit #9059 ordered 1/19/17 delivered 3/23/17, 2015 IRS, Fortes/DART347,TKO 600, hyd clutch, P/S, 12.88 wilwood brakes front and rear, high back kirkey seats, heater/defrost and vintage gauges
    First start and go-cart 4/11/18

  17. #297
    Steve >> aka: GoDadGo GoDadGo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Location
    Slidell, Louisiana
    Posts
    2,388
    Post Thanks / Like
    Blog Entries
    1
    No wrenching will be done today since today is the day that the Lord has risen.
    We did a trial fit of the driveline yesterday and the Dark Side Dart is sitting in the car right now.
    The plan is to pull the engine sometime this week and make a few minor changes to make the car more serviceable.

    Happy Easter Everyone!
    Last edited by GoDadGo; 04-01-2018 at 06:42 AM.

  18. #298

    Average Moderator
    Garry Bopp's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Covington, Georgia
    Posts
    1,034
    Post Thanks / Like
    Steve,

    Happy Easter! The Lord is risen, indeed!

    Glad you are back to wrenching! May your "bowtie" always be Ford blue!

    Funny story ... I was at a car show several years ago and this lovely hot rod had what was obviously a small block Chevy motor ... with Cobra valve covers??!!

    Garry
    I sure miss my coupe!

    F5R1004503SP 2004 Challenge Car, 331 Stroker

    Coupe # 031, 422" Windsor stroker by Southern Automotive (Dash autographed by Peter Brock)***SOLD***
    Unique 427 Roadster, 482" Aluminum FE by Southern Automotive***SOLD***

  19. #299
    Member KenWilkinson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Rotonda West Florida
    Posts
    62
    Post Thanks / Like
    Tools, not sure these are a bargain tho.

    http://kk.org/cooltools/hazard-fraught-tools/

  20. #300
    Steve >> aka: GoDadGo GoDadGo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Location
    Slidell, Louisiana
    Posts
    2,388
    Post Thanks / Like
    Blog Entries
    1
    With some much-appreciated help from my brother (Bernard), son (Brenton), wife (Davey) and wrenching pal down the street (Buddy), we installed the Dark Side Dart 383 & ZF 6-Speed today. Though I've got some additional wrenching to do before we can do our official 1st, 2nd start, I'm very happy to get the driveline back in the car once more.

    Happy Motoring Y'all!

    Steve

  21. #301
    Itchief's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2017
    Location
    Southern WV
    Posts
    247
    Post Thanks / Like
    Steve

    Great news how long before your test ride

    Rick
    #8475 Complete Kit Delivered Nov 2014, started Nov 2015, Street Legal Apr 2016, Paint and Interior Completed Aug 2017, 390 BBF, March accessory kit, MSD Atomic EFI and Ready to run, TKO 500 with MidShift kit, hooker headers, 3 link, track lock with 3.55, sway bars, power steering, wipers, heater

  22. #302
    Steve >> aka: GoDadGo GoDadGo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Location
    Slidell, Louisiana
    Posts
    2,388
    Post Thanks / Like
    Blog Entries
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by Itchief View Post
    Steve

    Great news how long before your test ride

    Rick
    It depends on how things are going with my Mom, but I'm hoping for next weekend or the weekend after.

  23. #303
    RoadRacer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    San Antonio, TX
    Posts
    743
    Post Thanks / Like
    Quote Originally Posted by GoDadGo View Post
    With some much-appreciated help from my brother (Bernard), son (Brenton), wife (Davey) and wrenching pal down the street (Buddy), we installed the Dark Side Dart 383 & ZF 6-Speed today. Though I've got some additional wrenching to do before we can do our official 1st, 2nd start, I'm very happy to get the driveline back in the car once more.

    Happy Motoring Y'all!

    Steve
    You're still doing it wrong. No pictures.. IT DIDN'T HAPPEN. Thought we'd been through this
    Aerodynamics are for those who can't build engines - Enzo Ferrari

    FFR33 coupe #997, ordered 2/20/17, delivered 4/15/17, build thread
    Planned: 350SBC, TKO600, hardtop, no fenders/hood, 32 grill, 3 link, GT500 wheels

  24. #304
    Steve >> aka: GoDadGo GoDadGo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Location
    Slidell, Louisiana
    Posts
    2,388
    Post Thanks / Like
    Blog Entries
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by RoadRacer View Post
    You're still doing it wrong. No pictures.. IT DIDN'T HAPPEN. Thought we'd been through this
    If a picture is worth a thousand words then a video is even better:

    https://youtu.be/-nVDzIjSjh8
    Last edited by GoDadGo; 05-21-2018 at 03:29 AM.

  25. #305
    Member frankb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Location
    Marana, AZ
    Posts
    92
    Post Thanks / Like
    Welcome back to the garage, Dad!
    FFR MK4 #8317, 393 Cleveland, Lunati VooDoo solid roller, CHI 3V heads and intake, TKO 600, Std roadster seats, 8.8 3.55 diff, 17" Halibrand replica wheels, Ford "Magnetic Metallic", silver ghost stripe.

  26. #306
    Steve >> aka: GoDadGo GoDadGo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Location
    Slidell, Louisiana
    Posts
    2,388
    Post Thanks / Like
    Blog Entries
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by frankb View Post
    Welcome back to the garage, Dad!
    Thanks FrankB!

  27. #307

    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Chapel Hill, NC
    Posts
    1,785
    Post Thanks / Like
    Steve-

    Very pleased to hear about most of the Go-Dad family being on the mend! Trying times to be sure, but hopefully the difficult stuff is behind you!

    Sorry to hear about the Camaro. I hope that gets resolved without any issues.

    Also pleased to hear about your progress back on your build. I am sure that feels good after the challenges you have been experiencing.

    Hang tough, and we are all thinking of you and the extended Go-Dad crew!

    Regards,

    Steve

  28. #308
    mburger's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2017
    Location
    Punta Gorda FL
    Posts
    240
    Post Thanks / Like
    Congrats on the engine install. Big milestone after all you’ve gone through.
    Mark
    Mk1, Frame #1929 stock 1990 EFI 302, T5, 8.8 axle 3:55, PS, Heidts, heat, fresh air vents, Russ Thompson Turn Signal mod, windshield wings FFR front lower control arms.

  29. #309
    Steve >> aka: GoDadGo GoDadGo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Location
    Slidell, Louisiana
    Posts
    2,388
    Post Thanks / Like
    Blog Entries
    1
    Repower Update:

    THE FOLLOWING WERE INSTALLED OR CONNECTED:
    1. Engine & Transmission
    2. Driveshaft
    3. New MSD Circle Track Adjustable Rev Limiter With High RPM Memory
    4. All Sending Units
    5. Clutch Slave Cylinder
    6. Lower/Main Pulley
    7. New Fuel Line From Mechanical Pump To Carburetor
    8. Dual Engine Grounds
    9. Distributor
    10. New Barrel Keyed Clutch Safety Switch

    NEXT TO DO LIST ITEMS:
    1. Water Pump & Pulley
    2. Alternator & Brackets
    3. Coolant Overflow Tank
    4. Radiator & Heater Hoses
    5. Carburetor
    6. Throttle Bracket & Cable
    Last edited by GoDadGo; 04-22-2018 at 06:54 AM.

  30. #310
    Steve >> aka: GoDadGo GoDadGo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Location
    Slidell, Louisiana
    Posts
    2,388
    Post Thanks / Like
    Blog Entries
    1
    Quote Originally Posted by GoDadGo View Post
    Repower Update:

    THE FOLLOWING WERE INSTALLED OR CONNECTED:
    1. Engine & Transmission
    2. Driveshaft
    3. New MSD Circle Track Adjustable Rev Limiter With High RPM Memory
    4. All Sending Units
    5. Clutch Slave Cylinder
    6. Lower/Main Pulley
    7. New Fuel Line From Mechanical Pump To Carburetor
    8. Dual Engine Grounds
    9. Distributor
    10. New Barrel Keyed Clutch Safety Switch
    11. Carburetor
    12. Throttle Bracket & Cable

    NEXT TO DO LIST ITEMS:
    1. Water Pump & Pulley
    2. Alternator & Brackets
    3. Coolant Overflow Tank
    4. Radiator & Heater Hoses
    Made More Progress! Yea!

    The re-routed fuel line from the pump to the carburetor really worked out well.

    I'm back again taking care of my Mom (Yes, She's Improving) until my brother's shift begins at 8:00 PM.
    Last edited by GoDadGo; 04-22-2018 at 02:53 PM.

  31. #311
    Itchief's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2017
    Location
    Southern WV
    Posts
    247
    Post Thanks / Like
    Glad to hear that your moms health is still improving and that you are getting to work on the car again

    Rick
    #8475 Complete Kit Delivered Nov 2014, started Nov 2015, Street Legal Apr 2016, Paint and Interior Completed Aug 2017, 390 BBF, March accessory kit, MSD Atomic EFI and Ready to run, TKO 500 with MidShift kit, hooker headers, 3 link, track lock with 3.55, sway bars, power steering, wipers, heater

  32. #312
    Steve >> aka: GoDadGo GoDadGo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Location
    Slidell, Louisiana
    Posts
    2,388
    Post Thanks / Like
    Blog Entries
    1
    Wednesday night I'll be back at the house and plan to install the last of the to do list.

    NEXT TO DO LIST ITEMS:
    1. Water Pump & Pulley
    2. Alternator & Brackets
    3. Coolant Overflow Tank
    4. Radiator & Heater Hoses

    Prior to wrench swinging I will be taking Mrs. Go-Dad over to the coast to our favorite dinner dive:

    https://www.theblindtigerbsl.com/

    It will be a late night before wrenching.
    Last edited by GoDadGo; 04-23-2018 at 09:12 PM.

  33. #313
    Steve >> aka: GoDadGo GoDadGo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Location
    Slidell, Louisiana
    Posts
    2,388
    Post Thanks / Like
    Blog Entries
    1
    Haven't made it home this week, but hope to be there on Saturday. (Yea!)

    Will get after those last 4 items on the list and will also test fit a new hood that we just purchased for Baby Go-Dad's car.
    His car got backed into so his new VFN Smooth 3" Sunoco Hood just arrived at Camp Go-Dad-Go yesterday along with his new OEM/Fender.

    Hood Link:
    http://www.vfnfiberglass.com/932001camaro.htm

    Baby Go-Dad's Ride:
    https://youtu.be/q7sEYGTyEn0
    Last edited by GoDadGo; 04-27-2018 at 04:02 AM.

  34. #314
    Steve >> aka: GoDadGo GoDadGo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Location
    Slidell, Louisiana
    Posts
    2,388
    Post Thanks / Like
    Blog Entries
    1
    Just got the Day Shift (Mrs. Go-Dad) to relieve me.

    Finally heading to the house to see if the dogs still recognize me and to see if the Dark Side MK-4 is still waiting on it's water pump, pulleys and alternator.

  35. #315
    Steve >> aka: GoDadGo GoDadGo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Location
    Slidell, Louisiana
    Posts
    2,388
    Post Thanks / Like
    Blog Entries
    1
    Done!

    1. Water Pump & Pulley
    2. Alternator & Brackets
    3. Coolant Overflow Tank
    4. Radiator & Heater Hoses

    Now It's "Header Time!"

    NOTE: The Two Dogs The Three Cats Recognized Me!
    Last edited by GoDadGo; 05-05-2018 at 05:11 PM.

  36. #316
    Senior Member cv2065's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2017
    Location
    Orlando, FL
    Posts
    247
    Post Thanks / Like
    One time I rebuilt an engine 3 times due to metal in the pan. Engine ran great but couldn't figure it out until I realized that I had the wrong timing cover for that particular year block and the chain was grooving out the top of the cover, so I feel your pain and excitement. I'm sure 2nd time will be the charm for ya Steve! Can't wait to hear it fire up!

  37. #317
    Steve >> aka: GoDadGo GoDadGo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Location
    Slidell, Louisiana
    Posts
    2,388
    Post Thanks / Like
    Blog Entries
    1
    I didn't to work on the Dark Side MK-4 this weekend since things were a bit rough weekend at Camp Granny!
    We did manage to install baby Go-Dad's hood yesterday and got things aligned so his hood on the car and out of our back den.
    The best things that happened is my three nieces all got their Master's Degrees in the land of the Ologies:
    Criminology, Psychology and Kinesiology so two start work on June 1st while Ms. CSI NOLA will be heading off to Georgia to work on her Ph.D.

  38. #318
    Member frankb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2014
    Location
    Marana, AZ
    Posts
    92
    Post Thanks / Like
    Congratulations to your nieces, GoDad!
    FFR MK4 #8317, 393 Cleveland, Lunati VooDoo solid roller, CHI 3V heads and intake, TKO 600, Std roadster seats, 8.8 3.55 diff, 17" Halibrand replica wheels, Ford "Magnetic Metallic", silver ghost stripe.

  39. #319
    Steve >> aka: GoDadGo GoDadGo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Location
    Slidell, Louisiana
    Posts
    2,388
    Post Thanks / Like
    Blog Entries
    1
    Hope to be home this weekend since things are getting a bit better at Camp Granny.
    My wife was able to take her out yesterday for a little outing and she had a blast.
    Hopefully we can get her to a point where she only needs us here at night.
    Evenings are tougher on her more so than the daytime hours.

  40. #320
    Steve >> aka: GoDadGo GoDadGo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Location
    Slidell, Louisiana
    Posts
    2,388
    Post Thanks / Like
    Blog Entries
    1
    1. I made it home for a while and was able to mock up the new header collectors with the Expert Assistance Of My Pal Darrell-Darrell!
    2. Traded in my bike on a new truck, nothing fancy (Ram Tradesman Work Truck With Power Window) since I'm a simple man with simple needs.
    3. Made my buddy Brion happy and sold him the Go-Dad-Go Corvette to $2,000.00 just to aggravate his wife because I have that effect on her.
    4. The attached is an old video of the car that will be departing this week so I hope he has fun with it: https://youtu.be/svZX2BMSDEs
    Last edited by GoDadGo; 05-21-2018 at 03:29 AM.

Page 8 of 9 FirstFirst ... 6789 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Clever Turn Signal

Visit our community sponsor