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Old 08-12-2005, 02:53 PM
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that's where the battery box was after we scrubbed it.



A shot of the engine bay facing forward.









So yeah, comments/opinions. We're still cleaning it, we just bought a buttload of paint today to paint up some of the components of the engine compartment like the brake booster/master cylinder etc..

We I took out the A/C condenser today because we don't use the A/C pump anymore, it's really going to improve the airflow to the radiator.



Things left to do to the car:

Finish cleaning the engine bay
Paint the engine bay
Assemble engine
Hook up tranny to engine
Drill new holes to fit the 700R4 tranny under car
Install B&M megashifter
Clean up/sand rust spots on car
Repaint rust spots
Reposition back seat
Fix power to the right front seat
Lay new carpet in the trunk

That's about it, soon we'll have the beast running. Next week my dad's not busy at all in the daytime so we're going to be 100% on the car till it's done


More pics to follow within the next few days/week.

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Old 08-12-2005, 03:48 PM
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So what do you think?
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Old 08-12-2005, 08:42 PM
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Hm, must just be wasting my time with this... Don't know why I bother....

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Looks like you are making a lot of progress.Looking good!
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Old 08-13-2005, 10:51 AM
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Thanks, yeah it is coming along pretty well. We have all the engine parts here except for the roller rockers and pushrods.

Today we're going to clean out the engine bay for the final time and start painting parts.
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nice, keep up the good work. because if u start slacing then it wont get done on time like u want it

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Old 08-13-2005, 01:49 PM
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See how the trunk is, we were thinking of doing that up but we weren't sure.

It's just the clear coat that's fading and I've heard that you can buff it and it'll look better.

Any comments on that?
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Looks good!

If you got the the time and money shave the door handles or maybe just the back ones, and remove the ding bumper this will make the side look less broke up,less going on.Are you going to use the air? if not get a non air cover for the heater core cover on the fire wall , this will give you the space to get to your header bolts spark plugs, and you get rid of that butt ugly thing hanging off the fire wall.

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Ahhh , the excitement of your first car,, You and your dad are doing a great job , and having a good time doing it too,, isn't it great to do these things with your dad? the car is really looking good, since this is a old thread from this summer,, you probably have it running by now maybe, ahh ,, just one other question tho,,, does your mom know that you guys are using her dish towels in the garage??? I always get in trouble for that,,
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I like the looks of the valve covers, air cleaner, etc. I like those Thorley Tri-Y headers, have them on my El Camino.

Just a tip, when installing the ceramic-coated headers, I tape them up with duct tape (very thick), so I don't nick them during the install, then peel the tape off afterward. I do inside, outside, and under.

Looking good!
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