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11-09-2011 10:53 AM Engine rebuild with 1960's hot rod parts
Our early 1970's 400 cubic inch Small Block Chevy is a great torque engine (6.6 liters baby), but I wanted the nostalgic look of a mid 1960's 327 engine. So we traded some parts to a friend for a pair of crusty old 1965 cylinder heads. They're known a "double hump" or "camel back" heads because of the casting mark on each end, which resembles the humps of a double hump camel. They were the best cast iron cylinder heads in the Chevrolet high compression small block line-up (302 - 327 - 350) in the sixties. They're old school and after bead blasting, machining and replacing all the parts they're good as new.

Also, we're using an old Edelbrock four barrel intake manifold with a front oil fill tube and a Holley carburetor. Danny bead blasted the vintage Corvette finned aluminum valve covers to help give it the look. After a little garage rebuild and paint it's looking rather retro.



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11-09-2011 10:48 AM Roadster frame done, Sedan frame painted
Sandblasted the sedan frame to remove the rust. Transferred it from the large rotisserie to the small rotisserie and started painting it.


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10-21-2011 01:18 PM Building a frame for a future car projec
Welded nut plates for body mounts & stops for the boxing plates in the new frame rails. Used the old sedan frame as a "fixture" to properly locate and weld together my future roadster project frame (am I crazy or what, lol).

Finished the roadster frame by welding in boxing plates and crossmembers - FINALLY DONE!


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10-21-2011 01:15 PM Enter Project Mini Bike
Almost forgot, took some time off to build a mini bike with my son. First picture shows what we started with. Last couple show it finished with a cool "Monsters on Mini Bikes" sticker we put on the clutch cover we fabricated.


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10-21-2011 01:03 PM Take it all apart for finish welding
Long time since the last update. Stripped the car down to bare body & frame (removed the engine, transmission, rear axle and suspension, front axle and suspension, steering, etc.) Welded up some spreader bars & mounted the frame to two engine stands, rotisserie style. Finished welding & grinding on the sedan frame. Decided to build another frame for a future roadster (convertible) project while I had the bare sedan frame to use as a "fixture" (see frame pieces up on wall in background pic #2). Ground & fitted boxing plates for the new frame.


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