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Old 03-26-2013, 10:00 AM
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Boy if that isn't a good point Henry, how we do things at home and how they would be done at work are to completely different things for that one reason if nothing else, there are families around us along with our own and it isn't right to expose them to this stuff.

When I think of the completes I painted in my garage it sickens me. I can't imagine doing that to my neighbors now, but years ago I did it all the time!

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yeah, it worries me and is a huge concern. The max I do is 16 ounces of poly prime at a time with the garage partially open and the side door open and a fan pointed towards it. I could probably do more but haven't smelled a thing in the house and it doesn't stink up the neighbors property.
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Old 03-26-2013, 10:29 AM
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I remember painting a 70ish Firebird complete in my garage, SS enamel. I taped the the door to the kitchen all the way around, sealing it. And of course my family was to be gone when I did the painting. The next day I could see a dusty overspray around the house! We are talking on the dishes in the cupboards! Lacquer didn't seem to be a big deal as far as the overspray but that SS enamel, holy cow it goes places.

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get into the air ducts? man, that would be a disaster.
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Old 03-26-2013, 12:28 PM
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After it happened I got to looking around and think it got in there thru the attic being that was open from the garage.

Talk about funky, now, I couldn't imagine doing that to my wife and kids! Thinking back, just my 1st wife.......hmmmmmm damn it I missed out on a good chance to get rid of her. Just kidding, geeez

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I remember painting a 70ish Firebird complete in my garage, SS enamel. I taped the the door to the kitchen all the way around, sealing it. And of course my family was to be gone when I did the painting. The next day I could see a dusty overspray around the house! We are talking on the dishes in the cupboards! Lacquer didn't seem to be a big deal as far as the overspray but that SS enamel, holy cow it goes places.

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LOL SO I am not the only one ,mine was in basement,, Hint turn off attic fan, even if doors are taped .
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should have sprayed Imron

Looks like tonight I'll take it easy and look for the e brake parts from numerous boxes-joy! Then I might take off the rear decklid hinges/springs before I do my second round of zero rust. Why paint the hinges on the car when it's nearly impossible to paint the springs? I think it would look much nicer with a nicely painted hinge on top of a nicely painted wheel house instead of some dry spray crap cause I was too lazy to take off the hinges.
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Finished up the mounts for my ladder bars, and got them welded into the car. Also finished stripping the heater and all the firewall insulation. Then I installed my extra support plates on the inside the firewall to back the frame braces.
My fenderwell headers finally came in, so tomorrow I'll pick them up and pit them on my mockup engine. Then I can do the mockup of the Mazda truck steering box, and maybe fab up mounts for it.
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My fenderwell headers finally came in, and I got them mounted to my homemade mockup engine today. Afraid they are too close to the tires with the engine against the firewall. These are Tri 5 BBC headers, and the Falcon needs more room, so I got out the sawzall and chopped the firewall out.
After setting the engine back 2.5" into the firewall I have plenty of clearance, and it will also help up front with radiator clearance for the 454 Chevy.


The fenderwell headers do have a strange issue. The pass. side is wider than the driver's side by 1.5"!! Plenty of fender clearance on the driver's side, but very close to the pass. side lower fender drop around the collector. I'll have to trim the return on the wheelwell opening to make sure it doesn't hit.

After clearing the mockup out, I struck up the welder and finished fabricating the suspension mounts. Next step is to actually hang the 454 in and make sure I have clearance for maintenance, and repairs without having to pull the engine.
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My fenderwell headers finally came in, and I got them mounted to my homemade mockup engine today. Afraid they are too close to the tires with the engine against the firewall. These are Tri 5 BBC headers, and the Falcon needs more room, so I got out the sawzall and chopped the firewall out.
After setting the engine back 2.5" into the firewall I have plenty of clearance, and it will also help up front with radiator clearance for the 454 Chevy.


The fenderwell headers do have a strange issue. The pass. side is wider than the driver's side by 1.5"!! Plenty of fender clearance on the driver's side, but very close to the pass. side lower fender drop around the collector. I'll have to trim the return on the wheelwell opening to make sure it doesn't hit.

After clearing the mockup out, I struck up the welder and finished fabricating the suspension mounts. Next step is to actually hang the 454 in and make sure I have clearance for maintenance, and repairs without having to pull the engine.
That 2-1/2 " setback will also help with weight transfer to the rear wheels.
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Yea and make for some great wheelies.
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My fenderwell headers finally came in, and I got them mounted to my homemade mockup engine today. Afraid they are too close to the tires with the engine against the firewall. These are Tri 5 BBC headers, and the Falcon needs more room, so I got out the sawzall and chopped the firewall out.
After setting the engine back 2.5" into the firewall I have plenty of clearance, and it will also help up front with radiator clearance for the 454 Chevy.


The fenderwell headers do have a strange issue. The pass. side is wider than the driver's side by 1.5"!! Plenty of fender clearance on the driver's side, but very close to the pass. side lower fender drop around the collector. I'll have to trim the return on the wheelwell opening to make sure it doesn't hit.

After clearing the mockup out, I struck up the welder and finished fabricating the suspension mounts. Next step is to actually hang the 454 in and make sure I have clearance for maintenance, and repairs without having to pull the engine.
AWESOME stuff right there folks awesome stuff!

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Old 03-27-2013, 08:41 PM
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AWESOME stuff right there folks awesome stuff!

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Thanks Brian!
Wheelies would be great, but not sure I can get hooked up good enough to lift a BBC's weight, even with the setback and aluminum heads! But it wont stop me from trying!
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Old 03-27-2013, 09:17 PM
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All you need is weight distribution. My brother had a 59 Chevy Wagon back in the early seventies, it was raised a foot over stock. It had leaf springs on the rear with the axle under the springs and raise spindles on the front. Our dad got it for him as it was a trade in at the dealership he worked, he got it for $750 and it was a darn nice car, all new paint inside and out, it was nice. Anyway, he use to be able to pull the front tires off the ground with a few throttle pumps! People would crap when he opened the hood to the stock 283 with a two barrel and three speed with overdrive.

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Old 03-27-2013, 10:19 PM
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Nothing exciting there (still working on the drywall at my sister in laws place) but something hit me today at work, I need to put my Bermuda bell in the Rambler. I bought this many years ago for the truck and it was fun, just a little ding dong like sound. They were popular in the 30's and up as a foot operated device that you bolted to your floor on the underside and you hit this pedal that was going thru the floor that would ring the bell. Mine is electric and I could have sworn it didn't work. So tonight I unscrewed it off the ceiling of the garage where it has been hanging and hooked it up to a battery and DING DONG, it works like a charm. I need to pick up a horn button (I know I had one but can't find it, natch).

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