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Today 01:29 PM
MARTINSR
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Originally Posted by MARTINSR View Post
Years ago I did a '76 Eldorado and it took hour guys to pull the hood, no kidding!

Brian

Um...that's FOUR guys. :roll eyes:

Brian
Today 09:46 AM
mud.man.rj A bit of rope and some small pulleys could have lifted the hood right to the ceiling, otherwise man that is a huge hood.
Today 01:46 AM
silentpoet I think it took me 30-45 minutes. I was careful, but since it still needs paint and bodywork I could afford to let it slide on the fenders a bit. Part of what took so long is I would have to walk around the back to go from side to side when it would hang on something.

What I could have done is maybe put a strap, rope, or chain around it and then used the cherry picker to lift it up. If the paint was good I would have done it that way.
Yesterday 10:22 PM
MARTINSR Years ago I did a '76 Eldorado and it took hour guys to pull the hood, no kidding!

Brian
Yesterday 09:08 PM
John long There are a whole lot of patch panels in that hood.

Good job.

John
Yesterday 07:51 PM
silentpoet Decided I had enough motivation and got the hood off of the caddy in preparation for pulling the motor. It was a bit of a chore for one man, even one as manly as me, but I got it done.


The one above is just after I had the hinge bolts off.


A little more progress.


Creative use of the cherry picker to keep it from sliding too far forward.


Almost all the way off.



There it sits. Tires and wheels are holding it in place. Plus it is kinda of wedged against the wall.


All so I can get access to this 472 cubic inch bundle of problems, work, and wonder. Still trying to figure out which direction I want to go with the motor. And also not sure how I want to pull it, all in one go, or separate engine and tranny. But either way I had to get the hood off.
Yesterday 07:15 PM
Project89
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Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
Worked a little on my truck,Last night adjusted valves for a little more top end ,

But I did not do this ,Honest Officer
haha thats on my list of things to do, they put one out here on the highway that isnt patrolled, next time its out and its safe ill have to go flying past it
Yesterday 06:13 PM
496CHEVY3100 Worked a little on my truck,Last night adjusted valves for a little more top end ,

But I did not do this ,Honest Officer
Yesterday 05:26 PM
silentpoet Aired up my truck tires. Really need a better air hose, told santa about that already. The flexzilla that TSC carries would be nice.

Later I may work on the caddy getting the motor ready to pull. Still debating how to do the pull. Want to pull the tranny too because it needs at least a replacement seal on the back. I have a plan to pull the tranny and motor at the same time. What I would do is pull the caddy just outside the garage and then pull them together. If I leave it in the garage before I pull it, I will do them separately. But either way I want to pull the car out and organize my garage.

I need to make either a lifting plate or engine leveler before I pull the motor. So I might work on that some either tonight or this weekend.
Yesterday 03:57 PM
Newmster Sweet lookin ride!
Yesterday 01:38 PM
Project89
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Originally Posted by 1971BB427 View Post
The chute mount can be very lightweight, and simple, but make sure the chute restraint cord is mounted to a solid point! My mount is a plate with brackets to the trunk pan, but restraint is to a heavier bracket I have bolted across the frame, similar to the way a trailer hitch attaches.

doing it the same way as this on my car

Yesterday 10:56 AM
John long
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Originally Posted by Too Many Projects View Post
That is odd, they come right up on my computer...

Wishing everyone a pleasant Thanksgiving !!!
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Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone,
Same back to you guys and all of the other contributors here. We have so much to be thankful for.

I hope everyone has a blessed holiday.

John
Yesterday 10:45 AM
1971BB427
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Originally Posted by Project89 View Post
chute + wheels with tires mounted up

and on the car





this weekend ill work on fabing the chute mount
The chute mount can be very lightweight, and simple, but make sure the chute restraint cord is mounted to a solid point! My mount is a plate with brackets to the trunk pan, but restraint is to a heavier bracket I have bolted across the frame, similar to the way a trailer hitch attaches.
Yesterday 09:52 AM
MARTINSR Back at you David!

Brian
Yesterday 09:43 AM
496CHEVY3100 Happy Thanksgiving Everyone,
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