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03-25-2015 05:20 PM
John long
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
So now that you have a running big block, what is the plan for the 396 you have ?

It looks like the skirt, and wheel house panel, could rotate down some at the front to fill the gap at the back ? How does it line up with the EMS panel ?
The 402 was practically given to me by a friend. I am not sure but I may build the car with the 454 and at a later date build the 402 and change them out if the 454 shows any signs of being tired. Too soon to even think about that though.

On your second point, don't go by the rear quarter because that is a hand made piece itself. Also, the skirt will drop down 3/16 of an inch or so once the new quarter is installed and the skirt has a seal added. I probably should have spaced it down with a couple of pieces of stir sticks but did not think about trying to make it look better.

The EMS panel doesn't line up with anything. I have aready trimmed the top off of it. I have removed the door jam area from it and there is a 1/4 inch gap between it and the inner rocker at the bottom. I am going to have to hand make the front sectiion of the wheel well lip to get it to fit the skirt no matter how I position it.......Go figure

John
03-25-2015 05:03 PM
Too Many Projects So now that you have a running big block, what is the plan for the 396 you have ?

It looks like the skirt, and wheel house panel, could rotate down some at the front to fill the gap at the back ? How does it line up with the EMS panel ?
03-25-2015 04:49 PM
John long Finally got back to Old Rusty.

It has been time consuming to get the wheel house in the proper position and trimmed to fit the rear quarter but I am finally pretty confident that it is where it needs to be. Still needs final trimming around it's radius but that is a simple thing.







The wheel well lip is going to fit much better when I get the quarter fitted and the extra thickness of the quarter panel flange but you can see where I am going with the skirt clamped in place for a template.



Since I had nothing to measure from it was very time consuming to get everything positioned as it needs to be. A little more planning ahead could have gone a long way to simplify this operation.

Once I get this wheel house trimmed and a small filler piece added to the rear, I will fit the EMS lower front patch panel........Forward March!!

John
03-24-2015 09:15 PM
Artfrombama
That hydroboost brake unit might be useful too!
03-24-2015 07:08 PM
1971BB427
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Originally Posted by John long View Post
I have to wonder about the carburator on the 454. I know Mitch is right about it being totaly wrong for a chevy but.....Here ara couple of pictures of the engine.





The previous owner put 6 new 16 inch wheels with new BF Goodrich tires on this thing. They must be worth close to half of the 1500 I gave for the truck. All I need are someones's old tires and wheels so I can yard drive it. I do believe I did well here. Clean title in hand also.

John


That's the same carb as the Edelbrock John. Weber built them under both names, and their both aftermarket, and identical. Not an old AFB, the new version. Look at the side of the carb and you'll see "Weber".
03-24-2015 06:55 PM
41'srfun That would be a great buy in my neighborhood any day of the week !
03-24-2015 04:32 PM
John long I have to wonder about the carburator on the 454. I know Mitch is right about it being totaly wrong for a chevy but.....Here ara couple of pictures of the engine.





The previous owner put 6 new 16 inch wheels with new BF Goodrich tires on this thing. They must be worth close to half of the 1500 I gave for the truck. All I need are someones's old tires and wheels so I can yard drive it. I do believe I did well here. Clean title in hand also.

John


03-24-2015 09:50 AM
John long
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Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
John I might be interested in the trans when you get that far along ,no hurry
I will try to make sure we talk before I pull the truck apart. I suspect it will be at least late this fall.

Hopefully you will be back to jogging by then even if you aren't running any Marathons.

John
03-24-2015 09:29 AM
496CHEVY3100 John I might be interested in the trans when you get that far along ,no hurry
03-24-2015 09:26 AM
John long
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
That would be a very unusual and rare combo, as Chev quit using Carter carbs in '65 and never put one on a 454...

Does it have an aftermarket Edelbrock carb ??
As a matter of fact I thought it was. While we were standing there looking at the truck, I mentioned that the truck had an Edlebrock carb instead of a quadrajet and my friend, Melvin, leaned over and looked at it. He said, " Hmm, that says Carter on it. It must be an old AFB."

I have not checked it and just assumed he was correct. We will see.


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Originally Posted by 123pugsy View Post
Geez, I'm getting the DT's here. I need a fix.

At least post a pic of the donor truck or motor or something....
Will do when I go back up there. Going to let the body "rest in peace" in his field. The old girl does have 4 new tires on the back of her, tilt column, so I am sure she will end up being picked over.

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Originally Posted by 1971BB427 View Post
Great idea to buy a donor truck for the engine and parts. Seems the trucks are very reasonably priced nowadays.
True, but this is a real slug of a smog engine. It probably will beg to be woken up a bit someday. For now I am just glad to know I have something that is complete from radiator back.

John
03-24-2015 07:29 AM
1971BB427 Great idea to buy a donor truck for the engine and parts. Seems the trucks are very reasonably priced nowadays.
03-24-2015 03:29 AM
123pugsy Geez, I'm getting the DT's here. I need a fix.

At least post a pic of the donor truck or motor or something....
03-23-2015 09:13 PM
MARTINSR I figured you would come back with photos of the Belair in primer ready to paint after 5 days, come on now!

Brian
03-23-2015 08:41 PM
Too Many Projects
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Originally Posted by John long View Post
quiet 454 and Carter AFB carburetor.

John
That would be a very unusual and rare combo, as Chev quit using Carter carbs in '65 and never put one on a 454...

Does it have an aftermarket Edelbrock carb ??
03-23-2015 08:27 PM
John long Welllll, Just so every one knows I am alive and kicking. There has been umpteen reasons for me not working on the car for the last few days but I did do one thing today.....

I bought a ragged out 75 Chevy dually pick up with a really smooth, quiet 454 in it. It is a running driving truck. It may not be pretty but it is going to have all kinds of parts I need as well as a running, non smoking motor with all the brackets, pumps, manifolds, and Carter AFB carbutator.

I hope to get back to the basement tomorrow. Don't need a motor if I don't have anything to put it in.

John
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