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Old 01-21-2007, 07:58 AM
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Displaced Arizona rodder signing in, project pics inside!!

I've been sneaking around here for a few days looking at tech info, so I thought I'd better register and say hi.

I'm an Arizona kid (I guess technically I'm an adult, but I wont admit it), finishing up my bach at the UofA in Tucson. Right this second I'm on some student exhange program in Switzerland that seemed like a great idea at the time. I don't regret coming here, but the country is a little too neutral for my tastes (no pun intended). And being here keeps me away from my projects!!!!!

Speaking of which, on to the interesting stuff. My DD is a '92 Thunderbird V8, I've done a handful of things to it. It'll be easier to just post a link to the small HTML site I made for it: '92 thunderbird


But my REAL project car is a 1963 Chevy II. Dad picked it up for me when I was 14 or so. We had to drag it onto a slider bed to get it out of the yard... it didnt even have a rear axle at the time, floorboards were all rusted through, and all the usual symptoms of a car thats been sitting in a muddy AZ junkyard for years. 10 years or so later, it STILL isn't "done." I doubt it'll ever be "done." One of us always comes up with something new to throw at it.

Heres some pics and info.

Front shot, doghouse (tilt front end) and radiator removed.


3/4 shot


View of stacks from inside


Sometimes when you're away from a project for 6 months or more, it collects some dust


older 3/4 shot, just before we pulled the motor and started the intake manifold swap


Older shot of the doghouse off the car, before the hole in the hood was enlarged for the stacks.



Some basic info. We designed and built a new front subframe, incorporating a Mustang II IFS that we pirated out of some junkyard donor. The tilt front end was a natural extension of that project, but didn't occur to us until a year or so later. The floorboards have almost entirely been replaced with new sheet metal. Front bucket seats are out of some Fiero (I forget the vintage), rear bench is stock (and will undoubtedly get covered with a mexican blanket). We designed and fabricated a center console as well. I'm afraid I dont have any shots of the interior right now, but the dash and console have plenty of engine turned and panels and MOON gauges (we've even gone to the trouble to hook some of them up!). Interior currently doesn't have any sort of carpet or door panels.

We actually had it on the road for about a year, but one day we decided an old Enderle mech fuel injection manifold would look a whole lot cooler than the Rochester quadrajet. So it went back under the knife and has yet to emerge. With a little help from MegaSquirt, the manifold is being converted for EFI use.

The pics above aren't entirely up to date, theres a couple more things that've been added since they were taken, but they give the general idea.

Since I'm stuck here in Switzerland for a bit longer, I've got plenty of time to plan out the next few things I need to do when I get back home. Namely wiring the rest of the EFI and ignition components, and finishing the clutch linkage for the Muncie 4 speed that somehow found its way behind the 350 small block while it was down for the EFI swap.

I'm tossing around the idea of building a quick change rear to replace the 8" posi for unit back there now. But thats going to have to wait for a while yet.


At anyrate, thanks for looking. When I get home I'll see about starting a project journal. But in the meantime, I have a couple tech write ups I've done for various other projects on my T-bird and my friend's cars. If I get bored enough (quite likely) I'll post those here.


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Old 01-21-2007, 08:14 AM
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Nova??? What Nova???
All I see is a 59 ElCamino

You really need to send that 59 Elky to me.
'cause Im ready to start another one

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Old 01-21-2007, 04:15 PM
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Nova??? What Nova???
All I see is a 59 ElCamino

You really need to send that 59 Elky to me.
'cause Im ready to start another one

Bryan


Bye the way-----welcome
Heh, I believe the Elky has already moved onto a new owner, sorry to dissapoint

I'll see if I have any other pics of the projects going on in the machine shop right now... theres usually something interesting going on.


(thanks for the welcomes btw!)
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