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11-04-2008 01:37 PM
dlc1979 I like the looks of the valve covers, air cleaner, etc. I like those Thorley Tri-Y headers, have them on my El Camino.

Just a tip, when installing the ceramic-coated headers, I tape them up with duct tape (very thick), so I don't nick them during the install, then peel the tape off afterward. I do inside, outside, and under.

Looking good!
01-08-2006 09:27 AM
Bad Rat Ahhh , the excitement of your first car,, You and your dad are doing a great job , and having a good time doing it too,, isn't it great to do these things with your dad? the car is really looking good, since this is a old thread from this summer,, you probably have it running by now maybe, ahh ,, just one other question tho,,, does your mom know that you guys are using her dish towels in the garage??? I always get in trouble for that,,
01-08-2006 08:52 AM
stinkydidit
Looks good!

If you got the the time and money shave the door handles or maybe just the back ones, and remove the ding bumper this will make the side look less broke up,less going on.Are you going to use the air? if not get a non air cover for the heater core cover on the fire wall , this will give you the space to get to your header bolts spark plugs, and you get rid of that butt ugly thing hanging off the fire wall.
08-13-2005 02:49 PM
Malibu73 See how the trunk is, we were thinking of doing that up but we weren't sure.

It's just the clear coat that's fading and I've heard that you can buff it and it'll look better.

Any comments on that?
08-13-2005 11:56 AM
Nos nice, keep up the good work. because if u start slacing then it wont get done on time like u want it

later,

Dan
08-13-2005 11:51 AM
Malibu73 Thanks, yeah it is coming along pretty well. We have all the engine parts here except for the roller rockers and pushrods.

Today we're going to clean out the engine bay for the final time and start painting parts.
08-12-2005 09:55 PM
redlightning Looks like you are making a lot of progress.Looking good!
08-12-2005 09:42 PM
Malibu73 Hm, must just be wasting my time with this... Don't know why I bother....
08-12-2005 04:48 PM
Malibu73 So what do you think?
08-12-2005 03:53 PM
Malibu73

that's where the battery box was after we scrubbed it.



A shot of the engine bay facing forward.









So yeah, comments/opinions. We're still cleaning it, we just bought a buttload of paint today to paint up some of the components of the engine compartment like the brake booster/master cylinder etc..

We I took out the A/C condenser today because we don't use the A/C pump anymore, it's really going to improve the airflow to the radiator.



Things left to do to the car:

Finish cleaning the engine bay
Paint the engine bay
Assemble engine
Hook up tranny to engine
Drill new holes to fit the 700R4 tranny under car
Install B&M megashifter
Clean up/sand rust spots on car
Repaint rust spots
Reposition back seat
Fix power to the right front seat
Lay new carpet in the trunk

That's about it, soon we'll have the beast running. Next week my dad's not busy at all in the daytime so we're going to be 100% on the car till it's done


More pics to follow within the next few days/week.
08-12-2005 03:52 PM
Malibu73 Here's our redone Harmonic Balancer and Pulley, both hot tanked and cleaned/repainted.



Another view.



A shot of everything.



Here's the heart of the engine, our 350 chevy block, bored .030 over, cleaned and painted.



Here's our old battery box hahahah, it's TOTALLY rusted, we're gettin' a new one obviously



Here's the MeGaShIfTeR from B&M.



Here's a shot I took of our whole garage, yeah it needs cleaning, we're gonna do that tomorrow hopefully.



Here's a shot of our 5 ton hood! :lol: It was pretty heavy though, took my dad and I to move it to it's new spot.

Now some shots of the car:





The engine bay now.
08-12-2005 03:50 PM
Malibu73 UPDATE

Here's some new pictures for you's guy's. We've just gotten the engine back from the shop today and into our garage. My brother and I have been cleaning the engine compartment and it's much improved over the original pictures I think, but it doesn't matter cause you guys post your own opinions anyway



700R4 tranny, completely rebuilt, MAJOR overhaul. $827



Our Edelbrock Performer Intake manifold, hot tanked and cleaned.



Our hot tanked oil pan, it's still a lil messed up but we'll probably paint it anyway.



Brand spanking new Flexplate, the old one was crooked.
07-29-2005 04:10 PM
Malibu73 Update

Most of the engine's done, the machinist is has turned the crank and is now balancing the rest of the bottem end. We had to order a new flexplate because ours was crooked/off balance.

We've just got a B&M Megashifter with ratchet action for our 700R4.

we're getting the 700R4 rebuilt with a 1500 stall.

We've cleaned out the inside of the car and now the mold smell is gone (yay).

We're probably going to go with Fel-Pro 0.015" head gaskets to raise CR.

We still haven't cleaned out the engine bay.

The engine should be done this friday/next monday (as in we can take it home and assemble it)

07-26-2005 09:44 AM
71 c-10 i have never done it, nor seen it done, it's just something i was told by a guy in the chromeing industry
07-26-2005 03:16 AM
Kevin45 Don't coat the inside with grease. Just think about it. All the grease will do is melt and cook. It will not keep the temperatures down, you will have the potential for a huge mess and the potential for a fire from the heat and grease. And if it does coat the inside, it will not soak thru to protect the outside. Now if you had a huge buildup like was on that motor of oil and dirt, then maybe all the heat would not get thru to cook the outside. LOL!!!
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