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Yesterday 08:01 PM
Leakie
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Originally Posted by nunattax View Post
any pictures of the finished job leakie
I will try to get some pics tomorrow, nunattax.
Yesterday 05:40 AM
matts37chev
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Originally Posted by Leakie View Post
Wow, that sure beats the 37. You have to pull the shell to take the rad or the grill out.
I have noticed that a few of the radiator manufacturers will list one for the 36, skip 37, and have one for the 38.
I haven't had time to see what the difference between the two is.
Yesterday 12:36 AM
nunattax
37/38 brake pedal

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Originally Posted by Leakie View Post
Yeah, I had to do the same with mine, a couple of 90 degree bends by a friend with a machine shop got it to the right side.
any pictures of the finished job leakie
05-03-2015 10:35 PM
Leakie
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Originally Posted by matts37chev View Post
On this car the grill just has screws through the slots holding it in.
With the hood unbolted and taken off, the rad just pulls forward a little and then straight up.
I don't know if all of them are that way, but this one is.
Wow, that sure beats the 37. You have to pull the shell to take the rad or the grill out.
05-03-2015 07:19 PM
matts37chev
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Originally Posted by Leakie View Post
I noticed from your pics that you still had the grill shell on the car with the radiator out. Is that possible with the 38's? Does the grill come out from the front?
On this car the grill just has screws through the slots holding it in.
With the hood unbolted and taken off, the rad just pulls forward a little and then straight up.
I don't know if all of them are that way, but this one is.
05-03-2015 06:39 PM
matts37chev
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Originally Posted by nunattax View Post
got some stuff done over the weekend.finished up a floor mount plate to mount the column to the floor using the original mounting points where possible.made a mounting for the nose of the truck ,got it welded and gave it a shot of paint. tightening the mounting bolts should be easier now.got some 1.2 mm shims cut to go under the nose to help alignment,lazer cut stainless steel.
Nice work, I didn't get anything done on my car.
To much other stuff going on today.
05-03-2015 05:48 PM
Leakie Yeah, I had to do the same with mine, a couple of 90 degree bends by a friend with a machine shop got it to the right side.
05-03-2015 02:14 PM
nunattax
37/38 thread

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Originally Posted by Leakie View Post
Hey nunattax, is that your brake pedal or clutch pedal to the left of the column?
well spotted.its the brake pedal but its not finished yet.it will be on the right of the column when its finished.the swing pedal is cut from1/2 inch plate and i wont be able to bend it in a vice,but i know a man with a press who will bend it no problem.i wont finish the throttle pedal till ive that sorted


also need a return spring on the brake pedal and an adjustable rubber tipped stop
05-03-2015 12:24 PM
Leakie
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Originally Posted by matts37chev View Post
Ok so my kit shows up and it's just a regular AN adapter fitting.
So i am going to put in the Borgesen pressure reducing shim kit that came with it, and call it good.
We will try that for a while and see how it drives.

I took off the aluminum waterpump pulley and the other brackets, because I just can't put it back together without running them across the buffer.
So now I am taking stuff off instead of putting stuff on

But I did buy my new lower rad hose, some better hose clamps, and some 90 degree fitting s for the trans cooler hoses to hook to yesterday.

Today I am going to try and finish screwing with the aluminum, start putting it back together.
I just need to put the shim kit into the P/S pump.
You got it apart so now is the time to do it! It will look good when you are done.
I noticed from your pics that you still had the grill shell on the car with the radiator out. Is that possible with the 38's? Does the grill come out from the front?
05-03-2015 12:19 PM
Leakie Hey nunattax, is that your brake pedal or clutch pedal to the left of the column?
05-03-2015 11:19 AM
nunattax
37/38 thread

got some stuff done over the weekend.finished up a floor mount plate to mount the column to the floor using the original mounting points where possible.made a mounting for the nose of the truck ,got it welded and gave it a shot of paint. tightening the mounting bolts should be easier now.got some 1.2 mm shims cut to go under the nose to help alignment,lazer cut stainless steel.
05-03-2015 07:57 AM
matts37chev
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Originally Posted by matts37chev View Post
Will this work on the newer pumps?
Somebody figured out that my pump looks to be off of a 82 4cyl. Camaro.

I just ordered a kit from Art Morrison that has both the pressure reducing spring kit and the flow reducing fiiting.
But it is a 6 - an fitting. So will need a different end on my hose.
I am trying to figure out if I can fit a regular V 8 pump in my fancy bracket.
Ok so my kit shows up and it's just a regular AN adapter fitting.
So i am going to put in the Borgesen pressure reducing shim kit that came with it, and call it good.
We will try that for a while and see how it drives.

I took off the aluminum waterpump pulley and the other brackets, because I just can't put it back together without running them across the buffer.
So now I am taking stuff off instead of putting stuff on

But I did buy my new lower rad hose, some better hose clamps, and some 90 degree fitting s for the trans cooler hoses to hook to yesterday.

Today I am going to try and finish screwing with the aluminum, start putting it back together.
I just need to put the shim kit into the P/S pump.
04-30-2015 08:36 AM
Leakie Heck, I didn't even realize that they made a 4 cyl Camaro. Yuck.

Probably best to check with the people you got it from, they will have all the answers.
04-30-2015 05:41 AM
matts37chev
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
My '38 was the same way even after a proper alignment, so I installed a pressure reducer. It slows down the reaction a little and makes the effort a little firmer, which helps the "twitchy" feeling of ANY movement of the wheel, turning the tires. Much happier with the steering stability now.

Mustang II Power Steering Flow Valve for GM Pump, 2 GPM - Speedway Motors, America's Oldest Speed Shop

Will this work on the newer pumps?
Somebody figured out that my pump looks to be off of a 82 4cyl. Camaro.

I just ordered a kit from Art Morrison that has both the pressure reducing spring kit and the flow reducing fiiting.
But it is a 6 - an fitting. So will need a different end on my hose.
I am trying to figure out if I can fit a regular V 8 pump in my fancy bracket.
04-29-2015 06:00 PM
matts37chev
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Originally Posted by nunattax View Post
what diameter are your pulleys on the crank and on the p/s pump.i have a 6 3/4inch pulley driving a 6 inch pulley on the pump.if you are using the 7 3/4 inch crank pulley to drive a 6 inch pulley on the p/s pump you could be spinning the pumpextra fast creating a lot of oil pressure all the time.(just a thought)
my crank pulley is about 6.75" and my P/S pulley is about 4.75"
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