Need to feel better about your stupid mistakes? - Ford Mustang Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-07-2010 Thread Starter
PONY Member
V6 Member
4.6L Member
 
Nagakilo's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2008
Location: St. Louis
Posts: 585
 
Need to feel better about your stupid mistakes?

So I was putting the cover on the GT just a few moments ago for a test fit since it's a new cover. To do so I had to remove the antenna. So I take it off, poke the appropriate hole in the cover and slide the antenna through and start screwing it in. I get it loosely hand tight. Take out the wrench, 1/8 of a turn . . . . 1 friggin 8th! . . . .and POP. Broke the screw in the hole and now I gotta go buy a new one in addition to having to remove the broken screw from the antenna hole.

I swear it seems like every time I touch a car, I break something on it. At least I can change my own oil without issues /sigh


2004 Sonic Blue V6 Automatic ~ Daily Driver
(Standard Bolt-On's) 20 MPG
2003 Torch Red GT Convertible Manual ~ Toy
(Looks good, Sounds Good) 20k miles
You make Lemonade, I'll throw the lemons back at your face.
Nagakilo is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-07-2010
PONY Member
4.6L Member
 
lawman77's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2010
Location: cumming
Posts: 411
 
I feel for you,I have days like that also. I was preparing my car to get the windows tinted and while in the back seat getting a dead bug off the speaker cover,my backseat tears in the seam. Now I have to have it repaired. The reason I stopped driving classic mustangs was because I was tired of repairing things weekly. Go figure.


License and registration please.

Current rides:
_________________________________________
2001 Mustang Gt- Performance Red
2004 Explorer Limited - Black
1999 Grand Am -Green
lawman77 is offline  
post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-07-2010
PONY Member
5.0L Member
 
89Fox351's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2009
Location: Austin
Posts: 416
 
days like that call for a beer

i hear you are buying!

89 GT- Don't waste your gas
10 Fatboy Lo- Waste your gas if you want.
89Fox351 is offline  
 
post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-07-2010
GT Member
4.6L Member
 
gostriderblack's Avatar
 
Joined: Aug 2009
Location: Longmont
Posts: 1,806
 
well just becarefull with the drill the last thing you need is a nice deep scratch in ur paint.

cams, and all basic bolt ons, arizen seats, cowl hood, and now my buckets got a hole in it (meaning im broke) but when i fix it ill have gears and some trany work
gostriderblack is offline  
post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-07-2010 Thread Starter
PONY Member
V6 Member
4.6L Member
 
Nagakilo's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2008
Location: St. Louis
Posts: 585
 
lol after just setting the antenna next to the hole and having it work perfectly, I think I'm just gonna find myself some nice strong glue or a small slab of 3m cause frankly. A little kink in the antenna isn't worth risking a big old scratch in a still flawless paint job.

2004 Sonic Blue V6 Automatic ~ Daily Driver
(Standard Bolt-On's) 20 MPG
2003 Torch Red GT Convertible Manual ~ Toy
(Looks good, Sounds Good) 20k miles
You make Lemonade, I'll throw the lemons back at your face.
Nagakilo is offline  
post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-07-2010
SHELBY GT 350 Member
4.6L Member
 
Bullitt5339's Avatar
 
Joined: Mar 2009
Location: St Pauls
Posts: 7,401
 
You have nothing on my last Saturday......

I was putting an offroad H on my car to replace my catted X. Should have been a 2 hour job max. Broke a stud on the passenger's side, and there's no space to drill it with it in the car. So I take both engine mounts loose, pull the starter, take the passenger's side motor mount off, and then get the passenger's side exhaust manifold all the way out of the car to drill and extract the rest of the stud. If you've worked on the exhaust manifolds before, you know how horrible a job taking one off is to begin with.

So I get it off, get the stud out, new stud in, and get the manifold back on, get the engine lowered back down, motor mounts reinstalled, etc. and start to put the H Pipe on, and it doesn't fit right. Have to grind out the mounting flange on the driver's side, and grind the sleeves on the driver's side exhaust manifold for it to fit. Go to tighten up the driver's side flange, and SNAP!!!! one of the studs on the driver's side snaps. Luckily with some heat and vice grips, we can get the stud out without pulling the manifold. It just took a while with the limited space up there.

Get that done, get a new stud put in it, and put the H Pipe on. Go to plug the O2 sensors back in, and of course, they won't reach, so we made some O2 extensions. Get those plugged up, and everything bolted up tight, start the car, and there's an awful exhaust leak. It seems BBK didn't weld all the way around one of the O2 bungs, and because the placement on the BBK H is stupid, we couldn't weld in on the car. It had to come back off, be rewelded, and then bolted back on.

9 hours for an offroad H Pipe install. I've done longtube installs in 8 hours.

So a broken antenna seems kind of mild to me right now......

2001 Dark Highland Green Bullitt
[email protected] naturally aspirated on a bone stock 2V longblock

Under Reconstruction for RS275 Drag Radial Class
Pushrods and Powerglide Coming Soon

If it weren't for physics and law enforcement, I'd be unstoppable.
Bullitt5339 is offline  
post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-08-2010 Thread Starter
PONY Member
V6 Member
4.6L Member
 
Nagakilo's Avatar
 
Joined: Apr 2008
Location: St. Louis
Posts: 585
 
I do believe you win. Though I had issues like that installing headers on my sixxer, and frankly I felt less stupid since it was a more encompassing event. An antenna was just embarrassing to break frankly.

2004 Sonic Blue V6 Automatic ~ Daily Driver
(Standard Bolt-On's) 20 MPG
2003 Torch Red GT Convertible Manual ~ Toy
(Looks good, Sounds Good) 20k miles
You make Lemonade, I'll throw the lemons back at your face.
Nagakilo is offline  
post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-09-2010
GT Member
5.0L Member
 
brendanryan0510's Avatar
 
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: Smithfield
Posts: 1,784
 
i remember when i was painting the trim on my car. it was fadded to i picked up some rustolium flatblack spraypaint and i started painting but i guess i didnt tape off enough because i got overspray all over the side of my car. thank god i remembered the good ol' WD-40 spraypaint trick.

for all those that dont know, if you ever get spray paint on your car, if you clean it with WD-40, it all comes off.

87 Mustang GT Convertible
"WhiteThunder"
209rwhp/297rwtq
Mods: bbk cai, accufab 70mm tb & egr spacer, bbk catted hpipe, flowmaster americanthunder catback.
PARTIAL RESTORATION IN PROGRESS
brendanryan0510 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Closed Thread

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ford Mustang Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a VALID email address for yourself, otherwise you will not receive the necessary confirmation email needed to confirm, validate and activate your new AFM member account.

Failure to provide a VALID email address, will result in the cancellation of your new AFM member account registration.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome
 


Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.1