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Today 08:57 AM
1971BB427
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Originally Posted by Northstar T View Post
Played with more stainless trim today. polished and then installed the windshield trim and fin edge molding.
Man, I sure love those 2dr. sedans! Great looking Chevy!
Yesterday 07:32 PM
Northstar T Played with more stainless trim today. polished and then installed the windshield trim and fin edge molding.
Yesterday 07:17 PM
matts37chev
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Originally Posted by 1971BB427 View Post
Are you just putting a roof on it, or will you close in the sides also? I'm contemplating putting a tin roof and sides on mine, and I think I'll use metal studs to help support the roof and side below. I figure I can cut away the sides of the metal studs at the ends, so they lay flat on the canopy's frame.
Not right away, but if we get too much sideways rain, I might change my mind.

Today after the football game, I switched out the daughters snow tires.
Also, my son bought a used strut tower brace that ties the 2 sides together for his new 240sx.
after he sanded it, I ran it across the polisher.
Now we wait for the mounting brackets to get back from the powder coating shop (along with his wheels)
Yesterday 05:51 PM
Newmster
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Originally Posted by Dave57210 View Post
That's why we live here.

I grew up in Manitoba, have lived in all parts of Canada from Montreal west, including Ontario, Sask, NWT, Alberta and now BC

And by the way - it's not all perfect - plus one and raining & windy feels a lot more miserable than -30 in "Winterpeg". You can't dress for it, you can't warm up, even turn the heat up to plus 25 and you still feel chilly.

But I do have bananas and palms in my yard!
Haha ya nice.. Frozen rain here today. Brutal. Cold, slippery as heck. uhh
Yesterday 05:02 PM
1971BB427
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Originally Posted by matts37chev View Post
I got a chance to work on my carport remodel yesterday,
But I came up short on screws, 2 pieces of roofing from being done with the roof
Are you just putting a roof on it, or will you close in the sides also? I'm contemplating putting a tin roof and sides on mine, and I think I'll use metal studs to help support the roof and side below. I figure I can cut away the sides of the metal studs at the ends, so they lay flat on the canopy's frame.
Yesterday 04:59 PM
mud.man.rj Thanks for the offer on parts, it has the stainless fuel rail. It is a strange place when you have no idea it may be there but makes sense with the fitment of a v8 into the chassis, tight for sure. Have the car traded later this week, just waiting for the plenum boot to the t body, has a big crack in the bottom of it so bad vacumn leak. Traded my 86 Monte big blk car and Caddy for a 2007 Pontiac G5 car car the daughter, an 82 S10 1/4 mile v8 truck and an 86 short box Chevy 4wd w a small blk, 4spd manul w 6" lift on 35's. Good eal all around, like to have a truck so will have 2, one for the street and one offroad. Bought momma a low km Escape so she has 4wd, but have to buy the other twin daughter a newer car now too, oh well in time. All fun in hotrodding.
Yesterday 03:05 PM
Northstar T
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Originally Posted by mud.man.rj View Post
Changed the starter on my wife's Caddy Northstar engine, under the intake, great place but not actually that bad to do, just like anything first time, go slow and think about the reverse steps.
Since I sold my Northstar T a couple months ago I have a few un-needed parts laying around. a spare starter and intake among them. wish I'd known you needed the starter. I would have donated it.

Does your engine have the stainless steel fuel rail or the plastic one? plastic ones were recalled a long time ago but many were not changed. I have spares if you need a stainless one of those also

seems like a weird place for the starter, but if you think about it it's well protected from both exhaust heat and water etc. very dependable actually.



Cheers,
Russ
Yesterday 02:45 PM
Dave57210 Lots of cars put the starter up & out of the way under the intake
V 6 & V8 both. In fact any V-configuration engine in make makes & models of cars (V6,8,10,12, 16 etc)
For long-term life & reliability (of the starter) it's a lot nicer place than down underneath, where it is exposed to road splash, etc

Not 100% sure, but I seem to recall reading that Mercedes puts it there, ditto BMW, Lexus, Infiniti and others like Ferrari, Maserati. etc. (I know that my V8 Lexus has it there.)
Yesterday 02:24 PM
mud.man.rj I didn't know either, battery is under the back seat also, interesting car, believe it has 6 computors too, yep time to trade it off while it still works great at 220 kms.
Yesterday 01:36 PM
Too Many Projects
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Originally Posted by Newmster View Post
Under the intake. Wow. That's crazy.
NO KIDDING !!!! I had no idea the starter was in the engine on those motors. That is just bizarre...
Yesterday 12:35 PM
Newmster Under the intake. Wow. That's crazy.
Yesterday 12:19 PM
mud.man.rj Changed the starter on my wife's Caddy Northstar engine, under the intake, great place but not actually that bad to do, just like anything first time, go slow and think about the reverse steps.

Yesterday 10:09 AM
Northstar T
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Originally Posted by silentpoet View Post
Not much actual work. I did bring in my new cherry picker Friday night. Then Saturday I looked a bit at the engine and intake manifold to see if I could make a lifting plate with stuff I had on hand. And just now I figured out how to do it with what I have. Or I could wait and buy one of those two ton levelers from harbor freight. Not sure which I will do.
get a leveler. best thing since sliced turkey. I'm a cheep arse, so I built my own from an old scissor jack screw and some scrap steel, but buy or build, you won't regret it.
Yesterday 09:58 AM
Newmster Moved my frame rails inward and tack welded. Just waiting for axles to be resplined then can throw the rear end in and finish welding.
Yesterday 08:39 AM
Too Many Projects Just bringing an amazing restoration to light here. I don't see him posting much in this section.

http://www.hotrodders.com/forum/my-l...ct-339121.html

The local Chevelle Club did a tour/meeting at a local guys shop. He runs a '66 Chevelle in King Street class. Nice guy and really nice cars/shop.

Link to his car featured in Car Craft mag.

1966 Chevy Chevelle - Prozac - Car Craft Magazine
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