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Old 07-21-2005, 07:11 PM
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a stall converter will make all the difference in the world, nice choice on dress up parts.

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Old 07-21-2005, 08:45 PM
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Lookin' good I like the grey v/c's and air cleaner, it'll look like a factory muslce car in the 60's! Got any more pics of the car? What color is it gonna be?

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It's going to remain the same colour you see in the above pics. We're not going to repaint it due to money constraints and such, plus the fact that we might get a Camaro next year so...

The color is a Green from a 1948 Ford pickup, it's got perl mixed in as well to finish it off

It's got little sctraches and dinks everywhere but it really looks good when it's washed.


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Yeah we decided to go with the 1500 stall, I think it'll work out great
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Old 07-22-2005, 11:45 PM
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Old 07-22-2005, 11:51 PM
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I used to have a 75 Landau.I had the rear side windows covered on the inside and out. Had some rallys on it and squated in the front.It had an awsome rake to it. Those wheels look cool on it too. The coated headers? or are they just chrome? They look real sweet regardless.Have fun with it man.
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Old 07-23-2005, 12:22 AM
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The headers just got coated, they are a 50/50 mix and are 50% rust resistant and 50% heat resistant
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Old 07-23-2005, 05:31 PM
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Well, we just found out it's got a 2.73 rear end in it. We're going to put a 700R4 tranny in it and in 4th gear at 60MPH we'll be turning 1600RPM's

Man that's sweet.
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Old 07-24-2005, 12:58 PM
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Anybody else have any comments?
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Old 07-24-2005, 08:01 PM
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damn all those sexy parts man i should get my big block pontiac going i want 500 hp 450 ft lbs outta 467 mmmmmmmm big block power
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Old 07-24-2005, 11:29 PM
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i was once told if you take some wheel bearing grease and stick it inside your headers( like take a glob and stick it in each port) before the first time the headers are run it coats the inside in a way that keeps them from coloring and geting all gross lookn. The guys rod we were talkn to this about had some nice lookn pipes on it aswell and was co owner of balitmore chrome in MD...
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Old 07-25-2005, 11:13 PM
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I've never heard of that before, but these are coated headers now. Not a bad idea though, might be worth trying.
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Old 07-26-2005, 03:16 AM
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Don't coat the inside with grease. Just think about it. All the grease will do is melt and cook. It will not keep the temperatures down, you will have the potential for a huge mess and the potential for a fire from the heat and grease. And if it does coat the inside, it will not soak thru to protect the outside. Now if you had a huge buildup like was on that motor of oil and dirt, then maybe all the heat would not get thru to cook the outside. LOL!!!
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Old 07-26-2005, 09:44 AM
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i have never done it, nor seen it done, it's just something i was told by a guy in the chromeing industry
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Old 07-29-2005, 04:10 PM
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Update

Most of the engine's done, the machinist is has turned the crank and is now balancing the rest of the bottem end. We had to order a new flexplate because ours was crooked/off balance.

We've just got a B&M Megashifter with ratchet action for our 700R4.

we're getting the 700R4 rebuilt with a 1500 stall.

We've cleaned out the inside of the car and now the mold smell is gone (yay).

We're probably going to go with Fel-Pro 0.015" head gaskets to raise CR.

We still haven't cleaned out the engine bay.

The engine should be done this friday/next monday (as in we can take it home and assemble it)

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Old 08-12-2005, 03:50 PM
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UPDATE

Here's some new pictures for you's guy's. We've just gotten the engine back from the shop today and into our garage. My brother and I have been cleaning the engine compartment and it's much improved over the original pictures I think, but it doesn't matter cause you guys post your own opinions anyway



700R4 tranny, completely rebuilt, MAJOR overhaul. $827



Our Edelbrock Performer Intake manifold, hot tanked and cleaned.



Our hot tanked oil pan, it's still a lil messed up but we'll probably paint it anyway.



Brand spanking new Flexplate, the old one was crooked.
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Old 08-12-2005, 03:52 PM
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Here's our redone Harmonic Balancer and Pulley, both hot tanked and cleaned/repainted.



Another view.



A shot of everything.



Here's the heart of the engine, our 350 chevy block, bored .030 over, cleaned and painted.



Here's our old battery box hahahah, it's TOTALLY rusted, we're gettin' a new one obviously



Here's the MeGaShIfTeR from B&M.



Here's a shot I took of our whole garage, yeah it needs cleaning, we're gonna do that tomorrow hopefully.



Here's a shot of our 5 ton hood! :lol: It was pretty heavy though, took my dad and I to move it to it's new spot.

Now some shots of the car:





The engine bay now.
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