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Today 03:13 PM
496CHEVY3100 And aZ28 and my Dads 88 Silverado, ,,,this one I wont restore just get it running,already had a man try to buy it at the gas station,,and one has already stopped here at the house so I moved it out behind the shed until I get ready to do something with it

It is a 55 1st design and in much better shape than it looks in picture,No rust in floors or fire wall,which is where most of these rust
Today 02:56 PM
Too Many Projects
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Originally Posted by 496CHEVY3100 View Post
I was out riding around today and seen this and stopped and looked at it,,strange thing it followed me home,lol
David, David, David, what would have been strange is if it DIDN'T follow you home...

You're worse than me for picking up strays. When are you going to get to this, with a '55 2 door and a '66 Chevelle to restore ...
Today 02:01 PM
496CHEVY3100 I was out riding around today and seen this and stopped and looked at it,,strange thing it followed me home,lol
Yesterday 07:14 PM
adantessr
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Originally Posted by Rodnit View Post
Just bought 2 new ones, neither had screens...
Should be able to get screens from the hardware store in the garden hose section. Cheaper and easier to replace than the solenoid valves. Just IMHO.
Yesterday 07:11 PM
adantessr
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Originally Posted by rip-tide View Post
You make me laugh ....... you are joking I must assume.. Cause I know you're not talking about my car.

Greg
Not joking. But you know your car. I run a 196 in my T-bucket with 5.7 Vortec and an electric fan. Never gets over 205 even when it's close to a hundred ambient temperature.
Yesterday 09:05 AM
496CHEVY3100 Brought home a couple of projects,,needed the room at the shop..

one thing to remember if it looks like rain,Roll up windows,,lol .
04-22-2017 09:13 PM
Rip VW
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Originally Posted by MissionImp View Post
Sanding, sanding, and more sanding. Have you ever been sick and tired of working on a project but looking forward to working on it again tomorrow?
Every single day!!!
04-22-2017 09:04 PM
Rodnit
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Originally Posted by adantessr View Post
My washing machine hoses have screens at the spigot end. Just saying .
Just bought 2 new ones, neither had screens...
04-22-2017 08:49 PM
rip-tide
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Originally Posted by adantessr View Post
Now for a 196 thermostat. It will run better.

You make me laugh ....... you are joking I must assume.. Cause I know you're not talking about my car.

Greg
04-22-2017 08:23 PM
John long
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Originally Posted by MissionImp View Post
Sanding, sanding, and more sanding. Have you ever been sick and tired of working on a project but looking forward to working on it again tomorrow?
Yup. On a regular basis.

John
04-22-2017 08:09 PM
cozwurth Not much today, just cleaning up and painting a trailer hitch ball mount (fits in 2" receiver) for my bike rack. That, and a bunch of homework. I'll be glad when this semester is over...

Dave
04-22-2017 08:01 PM
MissionImp Sanding, sanding, and more sanding. Have you ever been sick and tired of working on a project but looking forward to working on it again tomorrow?
04-22-2017 07:38 PM
adantessr
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Originally Posted by Rodnit View Post
I was working on the Honey Do list. Apparently, the cold water had hardly any pressure in the washing machine. Actually, any pressure would have been an improvement...

Who knew? Replaced the valve.....

My washing machine hoses have screens at the spigot end. Just saying .
04-22-2017 07:34 PM
adantessr
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Originally Posted by rip-tide View Post
After work, spent some time cutting and finishing things up..



* perfect *



Fitting it together, making mounts and the hose reliefs. Great fit covers the radiator core, nice clean appearance.



Greg
Now for a 196 thermostat. It will run better.
04-22-2017 07:15 PM
rip-tide
And now for the rest of the story

This morning, paint dried, installed the shroud for the last time.




















Started it up, now sucking air from all sides of the core. Even feel air moving on the front of the firewall. This was a good upgrade.


Now time to get rid of those awful jet coat headers and side pipes, a big mistake.


**Road Trip**
Know of a really cool speed shop down south, in McDonough, GA. ;-)





Two hours later, some wrenching, and we now have chrome headers and side pipes. Great finish, fit was right there, a quick drive through the neighbor hood. Once at running temp parked and went over the header bolts when cooled.

So tomorrow Iíll put the hood on go for a ride and call it done

Greg
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