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I'm running out of excuses.....

#1 Post by Bruce69Camaro » Mon Jun 04, 2012 11:05 am

Yes that's right, I'm running out of excuses as to why my car has been down to the track yet, but I guess that's a good thing, huh?

Here is a current picture of it, all the trim is on, except for the louvers on the quarters, which I'm not sure if I want to add them yet? Other than that, it still needs to be wet sanded and buffed.

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The tranny was just rebuilt and it's a good thing it was, so much for it being "just rebuilt before I got it", the clutches and steels in the forward drum were, well lets just say, they were there and there was only three of them.
We had the piston milled down so that we could add a total of 5 clutches/ plates, so we feel a lot better now.

I hoping to get the tranny back in the car by the end of this week and I know it seems far away, but I'm shooting for Sept to be the time when we take it down. I still want to go back over all the small things to make sure everything is good and tight and working correctly.
If I'm able to run a high 10 on the first day down, I'll take everything mean back that I said about Nova's and Chris.... lmao2:
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Re: I'm running out of excuses.....

#2 Post by wikd69 » Mon Jun 04, 2012 2:01 pm

Bruce69Camaro wrote:Yes that's right, I'm running out of excuses as to why my car has been down to the track yet, but I guess that's a good thing, huh?

Here is a current picture of it, all the trim is on, except for the louvers on the quarters, which I'm not sure if I want to add them yet? Other than that, it still needs to be wet sanded and buffed.

Image

The tranny was just rebuilt and it's a good thing it was, so much for it being "just rebuilt before I got it", the clutches and steels in the forward drum were, well lets just say, they were there and there was only three of them.
We had the piston milled down so that we could add a total of 5 clutches/ plates, so we feel a lot better now.

I hoping to get the tranny back in the car by the end of this week and I know it seems far away, but I'm shooting for Sept to be the time when we take it down. I still want to go back over all the small things to make sure everything is good and tight and working correctly.
If I'm able to run a high 10 on the first day down, I'll take everything mean back that I said about Nova's and Chris.... lmao2:
That thing turned out awesome !!!! Will need noisy video when you get it rolling under power :) :thumb:
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Re: I'm running out of excuses.....

#3 Post by Bruce69Camaro » Mon Jun 04, 2012 2:12 pm

Thanks Harry.....

Keep this a secret, I know of an aluminum headed big block being built right now that is going to be sitting in my car one day....but don't tell Chris, he'll get worried :smt002
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#4 Post by wikd69 » Mon Jun 04, 2012 2:50 pm

Bruce69Camaro wrote:Thanks Harry.....

Keep this a secret, I know of an aluminum headed big block being built right now that is going to be sitting in my car one day....but don't tell Chris, he'll get worried :smt002
No worries, I think you secret is safe. I don't believe Nova owners can read. :smt003
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#5 Post by John_Heard » Mon Jun 04, 2012 3:25 pm

Looks real good Bruce!

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#6 Post by wikd69 » Mon Jun 04, 2012 5:25 pm

John_Heard wrote:Looks real good Bruce!
"No worries, I think you secret is safe. I don't believe Nova owners can read." ^^ See what I mean Bruce ? :smt003 :smt003 :smt003
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Re: I'm running out of excuses.....

#7 Post by Hitchcock » Mon Jun 04, 2012 8:50 pm

Damn, that thing looks really good. I vote to leave the grills off the quarters.
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Re: I'm running out of excuses.....

#8 Post by supernova » Mon Jun 04, 2012 8:55 pm

lol LOL LOLLOLLOLLOL
Blackhoodmafia!!!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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Re: I'm running out of excuses.....

#9 Post by Bruce69Camaro » Tue Jun 05, 2012 5:34 am

Thanks guys for the kind words but I'm not sure what Chris is saying though, it must be a Texan thing :smt005

On a side note Harry, I'm not going to pick on John because "he's got the power!".

Actually got the tranny under the car and was getting ready to bolt things in when I decided it would be a lot easier to hook up my braided steel tranny lines at this point, so I took it back down and hooked up the lines. Then I had to go get my daughter at work, so hopefully tonight I can finish things up.

Hitch, I'm kind of in agreement with you on not putting the louvers back on.

Hey, where's Rob? :scratch:
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Re: I'm running out of excuses.....

#10 Post by BracketNova » Thu Jun 07, 2012 10:49 pm

I say use the foam tape to put the louvers on...if you decide to. Then if you hate them no bigee, pull them off.


Oh we can read...we just aren't scared of Camaros.

My Nova dipped into the 10's with it's 402...so I would assume a camaro could do the same :smt064
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