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Oh the joys of a daily driver (and no garage)

Yes, it's rough having to fix my only car, with no garage, on top of 2 in. of ice. Just wanted to share some extreme car repair footage.



Hmmm...where's my only 13mm wrench...on ice??
I had to use a hair dryer to free some tools and bolts left from removing my cluch master cyl. a couple days ago.

Got a rebuild kit, and now my clutch feels better than it's ever felt.

Btw, I found the easiest way to do the clutch hydralics. I just filled and bled them out of the car, then installed it. It's much easier to get the air out of the MC that way.

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Got more balls than me. No snow here, but with no garage and temps in the teens, my clutch job has to wait.
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We just got 31-36" of snow here in one storm I feel bad for people in N.W. NewYork who have 120"+ of snow right now...........

try being INSIDE this when it collapsed due to the snowfall. I'll tell you it sucked!

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Great Pic's... Spring's just around the corner.
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A brave man indeed, i have no garage to work in either....i usually take the ride out to my fathers heated garage with lifts . But thats only in the most extreme cases.

Amazingly i have not gotten stuck yet.. (knock on wood). Everything is frozen over, basically driving on a sheet of ice in some areas.







BTW, your car brings back memories of my 924S..

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It's part brave, and part desparation, since I need my car tomorrow. There is a DIY shop down the street, but couldn't get there anyway 'cause of no clutch.

I like those teledials in their original color. I'm kind of thinking of stripping mine and either polishing them, or having them re-powdercoated.
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no fun in ice

Yeah, its a good idea NOT to drive at all if there is snow anywhere with these cars.
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Re: no fun in ice

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Yeah, its a good idea NOT to drive at all if there is snow anywhere with these cars.
Is that your car?!?
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I would rebleed as soon as it gets warm, pick a dry day. brake fluid is really hygroscopic....

your first pic looks like a preview of my day tomorrow.

I can't decide whether to start with the Corrado or the Studebaker. I need to fix something but I'm not sure which I can get back together more quickly

good luck

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I changed front springs on my car under 2" of snow once... in a parking lot. I know how you feel. These cars do well in the snow with dedicated snow tires.... but its still not fun to try and get one out of a snowbank. Just trust me......
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LOL...my heart bleeds for you guys. That really has to stink to have to work on a car in those conditions. I have done it before and have no desire to do it again. It was fifty here today and I thought it was too cold to go work on cars...and of course we almost never have snow....but I still feel your pain.
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Actually, today was great compared to what I got myself into the other week.
I decided to tension my cam and balance shaft belts one afternoon; figured it would take ~2hrs. or so. The weather wasn't too bad (you can just guess what happened...). It somehow took much longer than 2 hrs. Then I had to go somewhere. I didn't get back to it until about 9pm. By then it was about 20 degrees and windy as hell. I had to go out in 10 min shifts to finish it, it was so cold...finally did around 1am. OMG, I have not been so cold, tired, and so pissed I think I would have gone insane if I had to go back out there. What could I do...had to go to school in the morning. The car repair from hell...

I've had bad times before (like putting the cooling system together in the rain), but nowhere near as bad as that one.

I don't know why, but I was laughing my head off trying to chisel my tools out of the ice. It was so ridiculous, it was kind of funny. Even better when the hair dryer came to the rescue...wonder what the neighbors thought.
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Aha! Now I know why I am in GA!
Supposed to be in the 50s tomorrow
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I would rebleed as soon as it gets warm, pick a dry day. brake fluid is really hygroscopic....
Couldn't have been a better day for it. The humidity is like 20%.

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