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ok time to go to the dump have to dump the garbage.today.
back in a few hours.
Don't you recycle?
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wow i didnt know that i had an 81 chevette and an 85 and there was no option of diesel as dad would have insisted on it .
i wonder if it was a us only option .
gm had had a bad run with thair oldsmobile diesel and i think they were a little gun shy about offering it again.


but still check your stash it might be catnip .
Next time I'm at the farm auction, I'll let you check out the stash yourself. I want to stay straight in case there is a bidding war.
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Next time I'm at the farm auction, I'll let you check out the stash yourself. I want to stay straight in case there is a bidding war.
i dont get into bidding wars i wait till theyre done then last second i up the bid , this usually works for me besides i find its cheaper that way .some guys are stupid at an auction they pay mor for used junk than they would for new.
have an amount in your head and be prepared to walk away .
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Don't you recycle?
we dont have curbside pick up there are only 20 farms on the street and its 10 miles long so we go to the transfer station, its a mile away
hell we re cyko everything ,
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read.
that was a fun read. It taught me a great deal about differences between a southern redneck and an upper Midwest white trash (the subject matter of this book).

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First there is not enough leaf spring to handle the suspension.
That's why the shackles are there.


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Second, the bondo on the rear wheel well does NOT MATCH the spackle on the garage.
It's still fresh. It takes a couple of good weather events for the bondo to acquire the proper patina.


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Third, somebody needs to "waller out" the wheel well, eliminating that tacky bondo and providing clearance for the tires.
That should happen shortly after the shackles fail.


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Fourth, Dig, you should have been helping the misses up in the luvette instead of taking the picture.
Do I need to keep pointing out the obvious? I already mentioned the basket of eggs. This pic was taken after returning from the market. She's climbing DOWN from the luvette. Why waste energy when gravity is there (it already has a head start on the jeans) to do the job faster and easier?

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Who's smoking what? My colleague had a Chevette diesel. Put off a lot of smoke.

Diesel Chevette World + Chevette Tech !! Bob Watts

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1978: Slightly modified grille with a grid design, grille and headlight frames chromed, a 5-door model on a longer wheelbase was added, gas cap door added, the 1.4 L engine and "woody" pack were dropped.
1979: Holley 2-barrel carburetor now standard on all models. Front fascia face-lifted. Hood now flat, no longer wraps down to bumper; large chrome grille with new-style square headlights.
1980: Rear fascia face-lifted. Squared-off hatch, wraparound taillights with black frames, turn signals built in with brake light. Round gas filler door now made from plastic.
1981: New style steel wheels, "dog dish" hubcaps discontinued. US models received a new Computer Command Control feedback system on gasoline engines. Pontiac T1000 introduced which shared all body stamping with the Chevette, and had a black grille and standard chrome trim around the side windows. Diesel engine first listed as option in late 1981. 3.36 axle ratio introduced.

1982: Diesel engine now optional (1.8 L Isuzu unit). 5-speed manual transmission now optional on gasoline-powered cars (standard with diesel). 5-door Scooter optional for the first time. GM THM180C (THM200C for diesel model) is now offered as the standard automatic transmission, which includes a locking torque converter for greater fuel mileage.
As mentioned elsewhere, I purchased the '79 Scooter. Liked it so much I went back for the Isuzu diesel model. With the price of diesel lower at the time than unleaded regular and the huge difference in mileage, the diesel actually paid for itself over the life of the car. I was young and foolish though. Unschooled in the ways of the rubber timing belt. At 125K, I peeked inside the upper cover and saw a 3 inch hunk about a third of the way into the belt's width was missing. I buttoned up the cover and we drove it until it broke at 175K. D'oh. That's when I first learned about 'interference engines'.

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As mentioned elsewhere, I purchased the '79 Scooter. Liked it so much I went back for the Isuzu diesel model. With the price of diesel lower at the time than unleaded regular and the huge difference in mileage, the diesel actually paid for itself over the life of the car. I was young and foolish though. Unschooled in the ways of the rubber timing belt. At 125K, I peeked inside the upper cover and saw a 3 inch hunk about a third of the way into the belt's width was missing. I buttoned up the cover and we drove it until it broke at 175K. D'oh. That's when I first learned about 'interference engines'.
they dont work too long after that belt lets go now do they
so how far did you get 2 maybee 3 hundred feet
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they dont work too long after that belt lets go now do they
so how far did you get 2 maybee 3 hundred feet
That would be an optimistic estimate. I thought it would be like the '79. That belt broke and I just put another one on and it drove for years until the shock towers rusted out (NON interference engine). I put a new belt on the diesel and the engine just spun over freely. I took the valve cover off and EVERY bolt that held the overhead camshaft in place was cracked, split or yanked out of the threads of the bolt hole. The cam shaft was bent. I stripped the chrome bumpers and grill off the diesel and put them on the Scooter. It looked a little better.

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