after a couple, three weeks of tape repairs, painting yellow then orange, with green trim, tile work, also on the window sills, got done with the bath. camaro is on it's 8th week in the body shop. checked it out saturday. there is a cover on it. it hasnt been touched.
also sat night i said enough is enough and got busy taking the tranny to my 41 Scout apart. 2 hours later i finally got it apart. went almost according to book except for a stuck washer on the main shaft that kept me from getting it out like it was spozed to. hope i gotta couple pics of that in here
fianlly, i was hoping for this day for along time. i was wishing it would be turn key when i picked it up after some $4K for paint, and an additional $400 for the hood and $400 for a console but looks like i will have to have some glass put in it afterwards at my expense. as well as reinstalling some of the door weatherstripping, but, hey, whatcha gonna do? guy in center pic is the painter, Rich Van Pelt who owns Hotwheels auto bod
THREE DIFFERENT ANGLES OF MY MOTOR THAT SEEMED FOR EVER TO FINISH. NOT DRIVABLE YET THO glass/lights out for paint shop). PLEASE MAKE ME HAPPY BY LOOKING AT AND COMPARING TO THE BEFORE PICTURES AT THE BEGINNING OF THIS JOURNAL OF INCOMPETENCE. HEADS: new springs ; new rockers : new pushrods; new screw in studs, check all new valves; notice the time i started: 4/18/04. it is now 7/3/4. jesus have mercy. this was supposed to take two weeks in my mind when i first started!
before port matching the intake (performer) and after port matching (mainly beveling the edges) the heads, and last, a pic of a $400 valve job. 16 Z-28 springs, valves, roto-seals whatever the hell that is, 16 new guides and 8 stainless steel seats, all in the name of keeping the motor all original. BITE ME, so new vortecs are only $520! looks like they've been shaved too, like my babies, uh, well, they are 487 castings: 75cc's stock. about the only thing i didnt do is cc the f'ers.
pics of the parts, lube i'm using, etc. bottom end. doing pistons soon as i check ring gap and install rings on the hyper-yutes. outside in the driveway. hope she no rain! hope i have enough cam lube. notice i smoothed down the sides of all my rods. they all weigh w/in 1 gram.