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    The new calipers were waiting by the door when I...

    The new calipers were waiting by the door when I got home from work. Nice to have NEW vs remanufactured ones that have been bead blasted a million times.
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    Looks like my calipers have been shipped and...

    Looks like my calipers have been shipped and should be here this Tuesday. The roads around my house haven't been salted yet so, there's still hope for seeing if the brake pull is gone or if more work...
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    A rave for once. Last Wednesday evening I heard...

    A rave for once. Last Wednesday evening I heard the "scratch, scratch, scratch" of a mouse in the living room ceiling. 'Tis the season...... I set up a couple traps outside to get them before they...
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    You may as well put them in while it's apart....

    You may as well put them in while it's apart. There's still plenty of camber adjustment and in theory allow for more caster to be dialed in while keeping camber in spec. Later, you'd need to take it...
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    Put the control arm shims in this afternoon. Went...

    Put the control arm shims in this afternoon. Went a lot quicker and easier than I thought it would. Nice working on something with no rust once in a while (unlike M-F at work, lol).
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    Sticky: It's sad when it's early November and we're...

    It's sad when it's early November and we're looking forward to Saturday, when it's supposed to be upper 30's, because it's going to be "warm". Not impressed with this January weather in November....
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    We've got catch cables in the median out on the...

    We've got catch cables in the median out on the Interstate and freeways. Keeps vehicles from ending up in the oncoming lanes when they go off the left side of the road. It's steel posts maybe 4 feet...
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    The control arm bracket shims came today, no...

    The control arm bracket shims came today, no calipers yet.

    It helps reduce brake squeal also if the ends of the lining are chamfered. That brake anti-squeal stuff does work good, if only it...
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    A rant from the snowy, slippery drive to work...

    A rant from the snowy, slippery drive to work this morning. What is it about some people that makes them forget that snow is slippery? The majority were driving accordingly for the conditions but...
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    Sticky: The first frost here was a while ago, like...

    The first frost here was a while ago, like September. Forecast,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,if I posted how I feel about it, using the words going through my head, I'd be banned from the site. The picture says...
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    Sticky: We had frost this morning,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,3...

    We had frost this morning,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,3 inches of it. :(
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    All that stuff is caused by the oil vaporizing...

    All that stuff is caused by the oil vaporizing and getting sucked into the PCV system. Then the heat makes it turn into that gooey and/or crusty stuff. Conventional oil vaporizes MUCH easier, and at...
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    Rant: Overcast with occasional flurries (plus...

    Rant: Overcast with occasional flurries (plus windy and cold) all day until,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,4:15pm when the clouds parted and the sun came out. Yep, just in time to watch set 20 minutes...
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    Reminds me of Tommy Boy. "I can take a dump in a...

    Reminds me of Tommy Boy. "I can take a dump in a box and mark it guaranteed, I've got time, but all you'd have is a guaranteed piece of crap." So true...........
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    Same rant as every year about this time. Now that...

    Same rant as every year about this time. Now that the clocks got turned back especially, it gets dark so flippin' early. I mean, it's 4:45 and it's already getting dark. Another month and it'll be...
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    Problem is, the price of the used cars. Where we...

    Problem is, the price of the used cars. Where we could buy a driveable car for $100 any day of the week (rusty but everything worked). Now I see 20 year old cars with 250,000 miles and they want...
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    The problem with things like calipers is, after...

    The problem with things like calipers is, after they've been remanufactured who knows how many times, parts of the casting get beyond use. When they've been bead blasted a few times, the sealing...
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    Welcome aboard! Door seals for a...

    Welcome aboard! Door seals for a sedan,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,far as I'm aware there are no repops made so, good used or improvise? Someone on here is sure to know more about sedan parts so, stay tuned....
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    Yeah, I never would have guessed new ones were...

    Yeah, I never would have guessed new ones were available or even ran across them accidentally. Guess it pays to know the right people, lol! (Mopars1 in this case).

    I went ahead and said screw it,...
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    Thanks! They do show none available at this time...

    Thanks! They do show none available at this time though.

    However,,,,,,they do have uncoated ones so,,,,,,,,,,,,,order placed. I like the idea of NEW calipers vs. rebuilts with worn out castings....
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    Where did you find your calipers on Ebay? I...

    Where did you find your calipers on Ebay? I looked and looked but didn't see any powder coated calipers listed or find Classic Performance Products listings.
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    Of all the cars still on the road from...

    Of all the cars still on the road from say,,,,,,,,,,1998-2003 in this area, at least half seem to be Buicks LeSabre, Century or Park Avenue. Not sure if the cars were just built better than others or...
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    Rock Auto does show the calipers,,,,,,,,,,,until...

    Rock Auto does show the calipers,,,,,,,,,,,until you go to order them. Then a message comes up saying they're :unavailable at this time and have been removed from your cart". Plan B, order seal kits...
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    Thanks! It shows "ship to home" as in stock or...

    Thanks! It shows "ship to home" as in stock or order in store, which is what I'll probably do. That way I don't have to ship the cores back, just take them along when I pick up the new ones. Hate...
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    Who'd have thunk getting calipers would be a...

    Who'd have thunk getting calipers would be a problem? Carquest, Napa, O'Reilly's,,,,,,,,,,,,not in stock anywhere in the country and no estimated date of availability, pr even if they will be...
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