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Re: Made good progress this weekend

#16 Post by Bruce69Camaro » Fri May 04, 2012 6:11 am

Wow, your going to need a schematic to follow where all those lines go too :smt005

Looks real good :thumb:

Is there a projected date to when the motor comes to life?

AND most importantly, is there any battle wounds yet to the paint?

I got a small one but I feel much better knowing that the wait is over.
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Re: Made good progress this weekend

#17 Post by John_Heard » Fri May 04, 2012 7:06 am

No battle wounds to the paint yet, it's coming though...

Don't have a projected start date, far too many things left to make a guess at that yet. Hopefully I'll have the oil system finished this weekend and headers on.

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Re: Made good progress this weekend

#18 Post by John_Heard » Mon May 07, 2012 8:39 am

Got the oil system finished this weekend, going to redo one fitting that I'm not happy with but other than that this project is pretty well wrapped up. Wiring is up next...

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Re: Made good progress this weekend

#19 Post by Bruce69Camaro » Mon May 07, 2012 9:04 am

Wow John, that looks really good :thumb: :thumb:

Only thing is, I'm hoping that isn't a Ford motor in there, because I see a distributor up front.... :smt005

You know someone was just bound to say that.

Is the tranny and driveshaft all hooked up to the rear?
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Re: Made good progress this weekend

#20 Post by John_Heard » Mon May 07, 2012 9:24 am

Trans is in, need to hook up lines & stuff. No driveshaft yet, I need to change the rear gear yet.

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Re: Made good progress this weekend

#21 Post by MOKANRACER » Mon May 07, 2012 10:07 am

That looks really sweet,,"WOW" I came by a couple times, but never caught ya with your garage door open. One day ..

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Re: Made good progress this weekend

#22 Post by supernova » Mon May 07, 2012 10:12 am

Looks good John!!!!
What gear are you changing to?
Blackhoodmafia!!!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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Re: Made good progress this weekend

#23 Post by John_Heard » Mon May 07, 2012 10:18 am

Roger - I usually don't leave the garage door open, we're running a clean room operation here don't ya know? lol..

Chris - I'm still hum-hawing about gear. Depends if I can talk Marty out of one his new Lock Up Converters. hehe

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Re: Made good progress this weekend

#24 Post by supernova » Mon May 07, 2012 11:32 am

Are you not running a lock up converter now?
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Re: Made good progress this weekend

#25 Post by John_Heard » Mon May 07, 2012 11:41 am

There's only two guys with one of those bad boys both ADRL Pro Nitrous, and no, I don't have one.

Are you happy with your gear now?

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Re: Made good progress this weekend

#26 Post by Bruce69Camaro » Mon May 07, 2012 11:48 am

Hey John, off the subject, but have you heard from Peters lately? The last thing I knoew his motor was running and that's it.

After that he fell off the face of the earth again.
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Re: Made good progress this weekend

#27 Post by supernova » Mon May 07, 2012 12:14 pm

I just put the completely rebuilt tranny back in this weekend and the converter was sent off and changed in a big way. The gear will definitely help move the car but the converter was so tight that it would hold the motor down and not accelerate. I bet it will now!!!!!!
Testing Friday night...........
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Re: Made good progress this weekend

#28 Post by John_Heard » Mon May 07, 2012 12:31 pm

Mike's alive and kicking, he hasn't been on the Internet much lately. I would think he should be very close to being ready to go test. I think he was going to wrap up the toe-in settings on the car this weekend.

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Re: Made good progress this weekend

#29 Post by Bruce69Camaro » Mon May 07, 2012 1:00 pm

Well if you talk to him, tell him hi and to get his pansy butt back on the site.
We want updates and pictures.
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Re: Made good progress this weekend

#30 Post by Carolina Kid » Mon May 07, 2012 1:18 pm

Hey John, car looks bad ass for sure!
I thought I'd read somewhere that you were gonna mount the oil tank inside the front fender on the drivers side. Nothing wrong with where its at, just wondering.

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