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PostPosted: Mon Aug 23, 2021 9:09 pm
The Plastic I use is the plastic for Masking the cars for paint.
Just make an air tight bag over seat frame and cushion with hose from vacuum pump suck it down Pulls the air out of foam works like a champ simple pull vinyl over seat start hog ringing it and trim plastic with a razor.

I use my AC vacuum pump,
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zthEg4v-6-g

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5FI89Lh6Yk

Their is also this trick for restoring old crushed foam using a steamer instead of buying new foam.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hly-d_h8whs


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Got a couple emails one from Summit ARP head bolt kit for Hemi is expected to ship from ARP in Oct 15th!!!!!!!!

The other from Jegs saying they have no idea when Ma Mopar will release Roller lifters but will hold my Back order till Oct!

What a bad Joke
I did get the custom ordered Head Gaskets from Cometic they only took 6 weeks.
I still need to customize the combustion chambers on the heads. I think I have some time to get that done lol I also got a really cool CC'ing kit from Jegs or Summit don't remember which its nice made of Glass guarantied to break first time it gets knocked over lol

But I should be able to get all the combustion chambers all the same CC now, at least that's the plan.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2021 10:07 am
Wow, that is amazing! I never expected it to shrink the foam so much. Thanks for the link, will definitely give that a try.
I bought TMI upholstery, it's not stock, an upgrade that has a stock like look to it. The front seats have bolsters for more support so you need new foam regardless.
I had to wait about 3 months for the hipo exhaust manifold bolts. Something weird going on in the fasteners business.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2021 10:45 am
Ya the Vacuum deal works, I hear guys fighting & cussing new foam from time to time and I mention the idea and they all look at me Like I am crazy and blow me off BUT it works!

ya I don't get the fastener deal myself I called ARP and they said they could muster me up a complete set for $400-$600 I don't remember exactly but it was a lot! about double what I could get it through Summit or Jeg's I opted to order from Summit for half the price and just wait.

The deal with Mopar lifters is the same I could get them directly from a Dodge Chrysler Jeep dealer at Triple the price $1200-$1400 for a full set or Wait? For less than $500 I will wait!
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2021 11:51 am
Yeah I'd wait too. Can't believe how much everything costs these days.

I put the steering pump on and connected the lines to the box. I'm a bit concerned on how close the high pressure line is to the exhaust manifold, an inch, maybe a bit more. You would think they would provide longer lines to get it at least 2-3 inches away. Need to talk to someone at borgeson to see what they say. Don't feel like melting my lines :rolleyes:
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 24, 2021 2:23 pm
You ought to see the one AC line on the Vett Its right up against the one header tube!.
I wrapped the Tube and the hose separately in That area used that special Header wrap Heat tape blanket type stuff (Think its asbestos) That solved my problem any way no way around it with out making Hard lines and custom hoses which at the time was out of the question.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 26, 2021 2:55 am
This Covid **** SUCKS! sick to stomach pounding headaches Hot Cold Sweaty cold chills Short of breath tired low grade fever body aches and it all comes in waves And lingers on and on. When will it end I am tired of being sick and tired.

And I got the dang Shot! :flatten:
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 26, 2021 10:36 am
That sounds brutal, hopefully you start improving steadily. Sounds like you got it bad, would probably be even worse without the shot. It just doesn't look like it's ever going away and a lot of people still in denial about it.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 26, 2021 5:27 pm
Today wasnt too bad so far maybe I am starting to get over this crap
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 27, 2021 10:09 am
Yeah hopefully you're coming out of it. If you have another semi decent day today that would be a good sign.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 28, 2021 3:27 pm
Yup I think I am over it Feeling pretty normal today and had a test which cam out negative Friday.
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