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Old 12-29-2008, 09:26 AM
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Hey guys, update time...

Got some needed parts for Christmas. Motor mounts, tranny mount, shim head gaskets (.015), torque wrench, isky cam #201278, some Lunati valve springs, and Comp Cams double roller chain setup. I'm just lacking a flex plate and harmonic balancer to complete my motor.

Did some body work. I shaved the vents on both sides, but kept the indention behind the vents, which I like.

I drew out a template

Cut the crescent moon shapes and test fitted.

Then cut the shape out of some 22 gauge sheet metal

Cleaned up the weld area with a 40 grit disk.

Tack welded it in place. I would've welded it up some more but there was a bit of rubber that sealed the vent in there... It caught fire a couple times, slightly. So I did enough tacks to get the job done.

Ground down the welds flush.

A little body filler.

Some block sanding, little filler, block sanding....etc.

Hit it with some primer. There's still some little pits so I'll have to go back and work with it some, but it's pretty much there.

Same for the other side. Still a little work to do.
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