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Old 10-14-2012, 10:33 AM
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You know Pugsy that is one of the reasons I had to get out of the shop and go into the office a few years ago my right arm was really showing it's age after 30 years of swinging a hammer. When I did a door skin, holy cow I could barely move my arm for a while afterwards.

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WHOOOO HOOOO, double WHOOOO HOOOO!

I got the top pump all in and buttoned up, the rear seat in, I couldn't wait to do anything else, I HAD to fire it up and take it for a drive!

I haven't driven it in 10-12 years and I have to tell you a flood of memories came back to me. Driving it around SF and over the GoldenGate when my oldest kids were just little, my first dates with my wife, it was a blast!
First moving under it's own power.
First time getting gas (last time it was about $1.50 a gallon)
First time with top down photo out at the parking lot of my High School! Where right now I am headed for a 40th birthday of the school celebration (I was there the second year).
Did I say WHOOOOO HOOOOO!

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Congratulations awesome car!
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You know Pugsy that is one of the reasons I had to get out of the shop and go into the office a few years ago my right arm was really showing it's age after 30 years of swinging a hammer. When I did a door skin, holy cow I could barely move my arm for a while afterwards.

Brian
Ya, I'm getting up there and work in the office now too.

I cheated and brought out the air planisher. It stretched the material in no time.

Passenger side headlight plate now tacked in.
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Gosh damn that thing is looking good! Amazing work, I dig it so much. Creating something that didn't exist the day before, how cool is that!

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Old 10-14-2012, 12:30 PM
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Congratulations awesome car!
Thanks so much, the car means a lot to me but way more to my kids.

Funny story, I may have told this before so bare with this old man. But when I was first dating my wife we were in Half Moon bay at the beach and as I left and pulled out onto Hwy 1 I nailed it to get up into traffic and it went sideways a little. She hadn't ever been around hot rods or anything like it and her hands went out to the door and dash and said "Don't do that". I said I'm sorry and we went on with the day. While out at dinner I said to her "Just so you know when the car went sideways back there I was in complete control, I have been driving hot rods and studied it even, that was nothing to be worried about but I won't do it while you are in the car ever again".
She was fine with this and it wasn't long after before she would be sitting in the passenger seat with my two kids in the back seat, top down spinning donuts with their hands in the air squealing like they were on a roller coaster.

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Old 10-14-2012, 11:49 PM
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Thanks so much, the car means a lot to me but way more to my kids.

Funny story, I may have told this before so bare with this old man. But when I was first dating my wife we were in Half Moon bay at the beach and as I left and pulled out onto Hwy 1 I nailed it to get up into traffic and it went sideways a little. She hadn't ever been around hot rods or anything like it and her hands went out to the door and dash and said "Don't do that". I said I'm sorry and we went on with the day. While out at dinner I said to her "Just so you know when the car went sideways back there I was in complete control, I have been driving hot rods and studied it even, that was nothing to be worried about but I won't do it while you are in the car ever again".
She was fine with this and it wasn't long after before she would be sitting in the passenger seat with my two kids in the back seat, top down spinning donuts with their hands in the air squealing like they were on a roller coaster.

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Ah! Youth, I miss it LOL!! My wife didnt grab anything she just punched me in the shoulder a few times!! LOL

Its a realy nice car Brian: Chris
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Old 10-15-2012, 10:56 AM
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Ah! Youth, I miss it LOL!! My wife didnt grab anything she just punched me in the shoulder a few times!! LOL

Its a realy nice car Brian: Chris
Yea. I get punched in the ribs occasionally when we are on the bike still.

Pugs, Do you have pictures showing the transition of the work you are doing to the Chrysler body. I am having trouble visualizing the whole car. I love what you are doing.

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Here's a before and a couple of after pics. This was some time ago but gives the basic idea of where its going.
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Went and checked out a 77 Camaro today, Its all in primer, has a new L88 fiberglass hood on it with hinges and latch, new fenders installed but no inner fenders with wheel well headers, new quarters installed but not finished out, 3" x 15 ansen sprints on the front and 10" x 15on the rear new Micky Thompsons on the rear, fronts (nothing special), new dash pad,slapper bars, interior is diamond pleted crushed velvet looks good just a small cut on the corner of the back seat, console is nice but I never saw one like it, blue print on the 327" 2 bolt main engine is" bored over .125" pistons are forged 14 to 1 Jahns Fly cut .085" steal crank, pink flooting pin rods rods, girdled mains, fully balanced assembly, Hastings racing file fit cast rings, heads are different then the print states, 5.13 to 1 posi and gears 12 bolt. I offered 1400 dollars and he took a deposit and will except payments. I was really suprised!!! My jaw was on the ground I tried to hold it in and keep from giving away my surprise! I asked what trans was in it and he said a 200 out of an 80s Buick I told him I didn't want it and he asked if he could have it if he knocked another 100 off and I agreed. I looked at the frame before signing the agreement and it was nice gusseted and connected in all the right spots! The bumpers are like new! and it has adjustable coil overs! put in a battery and it runs great the cam has been changed to a 292 h Comp the old cam was a custom solid lifter 312 duration 680 lift ground by General Connetics.

The wife and I were smiling all the way home, The guy is a great person to know, hes an auto shop teacher, and is into antique snow mobiles! He also has a T-bucket rod, a 55 Chevy, 3 other Camaros, a 58 chevy pick up hes working on for his wife, and acres of parts we talk for hours! So I had a great day and have another project and met a new friend! So now I have 3 going at once. The 77 vette, the 79 Z 28, and now the 77!!! LOL I wish it was TV Where their done in a week LOL it takes me a week to loosen and remove frozen bolts and broken bolts!!!!!!


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Old 10-15-2012, 01:52 PM
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Congrats on the new project.
Sound like you made out OK.
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Well i put some time into the car got home @ 7:45 today got the old heads off and covered the engine and im closing the shop until tomorrow night where i will a few issues anf when i get the heads back i should i have the bews cam and lifters in place and im readt to go
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Sounds cool Jester!

Get a little bit done every day Monster, in no time there it is and your driving it!

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Went out to spend my 15 min. on the gasser, which turned into a couple hours. The electric fuel pump had a small leak from the end plate so I removed it to see what was up. The seal looks like a flat rubber seaal with an O ring built into it, and it doesn't seal well.
I got out the rubberized gasket material and clamped it to the end plate, then cut it to match and drilled the holes. After that I put some ultra black RTV on the gasket and seal, and bolted it back on. Seems to be holding now, and stopped the leak.
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Speaking of fuel leaks I am smelling one as I drive the Rambler but can't find a damn thing! I open the hood while the motor is running and rev it, I see nothing, I leave it, I see nothing, I have looked all over the pump, carb, I see nothing.

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Speaking of fuel leaks I am smelling one as I drive the Rambler but can't find a damn thing! I open the hood while the motor is running and rev it, I see nothing, I leave it, I see nothing, I have looked all over the pump, carb, I see nothing.

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That was what I had going on the gasser! It smelled of fuel whenever I parked it in the garage, but I couldn't find a leak. It took a month for the leak to get bad enough to make a spot on the concrete about the size of a .50 cent piece.
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