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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old Jun 21st, 07, 4:19 PM Thread Starter
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Figures nothing ever works out right for me..

Today right before my 1pm lunch hour, I ordered the rest of the stuff I needed for my motor to be assemble, Oil Pan, Pickup, Pump, Timing Chain, and Cover........I was happy, its actually going to become a reality....

An hour later...

I am driving the Chevelle back to work, because two days ago something electrical in my 95 took a crap....Well right before I pull into the parking lot at work I hear an all too familiar nose... turns out my front driverside tire is flat. Wonderful.. now where to get the money to pay for that. It is a BF Goodrich G-Force tire 255/40/17's. Yeah...for me.. Its 100 out side and I get to 1.) figure out how to get the car home 2.)Find a place that will have that tire (if it cannot be repaired) in stock around town. Thats not going to happen.

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Re: Figures nothing ever works out right for me..

If you didn't tear a hole in the sidewall it should be able to be fixed at least temporarily. My luck is I usually tear a hole in the side wall. I have a like new 38 inch offroad tire as planter. It even had half the side wall covers in tread and got cut above that.

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Re: Figures nothing ever works out right for me..

Put some duct tape on it.

I know someone that did this and limped their car home. Might've been luck on their part though.

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Re: Figures nothing ever works out right for me..

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Put some duct tape on it.

I know someone that did this and limped their car home. Might've been luck on their part though.
Reminds me of the time the trans drail plug fell out of my Geo Storm when I was in the middle of no where... Walked an hour to the nearest gas station to buy ATF, back to the car, I found a marble in the glove box, and some duct tape behind the seat... Put em together, and BAM, you got a new drain plug...

That's too bad ChaosEnvy. I've been in that situation all too many times... I bet it will be fixable. I ended up stabbing one of my G-Force radials in the side wall with the tire machine trying to get it off... I was sad.
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Hang in there! That stuff happens to me too.
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post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old Jun 21st, 07, 5:07 PM Thread Starter
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Hang in there! That stuff happens to me too.
May not have the cash to replace the tire for a week or so, hopefully a patch will suffice.


On a positive note, guess I don't have to worry about ordering those parts for my motor anymore.
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May not have the cash to replace the tire for a week or so, hopefully a patch will suffice.
I'm sure a patch will be fine... With less than 100 miles on the new tires I put on my old 71, the quarter marker trim piece fell out of the car, and then I backed over it... Man that sucked... How's that for bad luck? I went and had the tire patched, and it's still working to this day 2 years later! Doesn't leak at all...

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Re: Figures nothing ever works out right for me..

No such luck on the tire patch... The entire circumference of the tire where the side wall meet the treat was split open on the inside. I kept wondering why the air compressor wasn't filling my tire up. Now, I can't find one anywhere in town.

Its a 255/45/17 Gforce T/a

I have only found 245/45/17, but I can only afford one right now.

this sucks royally... Big D
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Well... I guess I lucked out a bit.. after running down to the tire shop, he looked threw some used tires and found a Falken ZR Rated tire in 245/45/17 and gave it to me mounted and balanced for 40.00. Guess that'll door for limping around when necessary.

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Happy Happy Joy Joy....

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Welp, if the tires are as old as that quote I understand why it's flat. Quit watching re-runs of Ren and Stimpy and go get some new tires. Seriously as was previously mentioned, if you didnt tear the sidwall you should be able to patch it. good luck.
Edit: whoops didn't see you're most recent post.

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post #11 of 12 (permalink) Old Jun 22nd, 07, 12:12 AM Thread Starter
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Welp, if the tires are as old as that quote I understand why it's flat. Quit watching re-runs of Ren and Stimpy and go get some new tires. Seriously as was previously mentioned, if you didnt tear the sidwall you should be able to patch it. good luck.
Edit: whoops didn't see you're most recent post.
Ren and Stimpy is awesome..... I have the search for stinky on tape......

Stinky!!! Stiiinnnkky! Where are you stinky?
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Ren and Stimpy is awesome..... I have the search for stinky on tape......

Stinky!!! Stiiinnnkky! Where are you stinky?
YOU IIIIIDIIOOT!!!!!!

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