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Old 10-24-2017, 08:46 PM
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I didn't get crap done, still getting over this cold or what ever it is. But Nick got his timing chain cover on, using my old heat and cool trick got a broken bolt out of it. I am proud of him doing this stuff pretty much on his own.

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I have Sanderson cast iron headers,mine is attacached about the same way,,it geats really hot when checking the oil

You really find out how hot when you guide the dipstick with your left hand.
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You really find out how hot when you guide the dipstick with your left hand.
I have to do that with mine ,it is a Lokar with a flexible shaft like a speedometer cable so it will make tight turns.
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Did not get far with my patch this morning but spent most of it doing rust war inside the repair area before welding began. Afternoon was spent on the first steps of engine positioning but that was a little hurried due to SEMA prep.

There's a lot of differences between this 389 and the engine to be used, but theres also a trans barely hanging on it and now I can position everything myself, roughly. The pic shows how far back it has to be to get the balancer behind the rack. Anvil photo bomb again.

Soon I will have some sticks of 1 x 2" 16 gauge tubing and plan to make a set of floor braces with those, that basically hugs the frame rails. Then I'll build from there. Fun stuff!
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Did yesterdays and todays five minutes this afternoon. The upper shroud is fitting better.

Just about ready to make the corners.

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Did yesterdays and todays five minutes this afternoon. The upper shroud is fitting better.

Just about ready to make the corners.

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If it were easy everyone would be doing it,,
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If it were easy everyone would be doing it,,
LOL, yup, and if I was quick I might live to finish it!

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LOL, yup, and if I was quick I might live to finish it!

John
You wont have to worry about that ,you might be the next Mathosla,,

get your next project lined up.
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I have Sanderson cast iron headers,mine is attacached about the same way,,it geats really hot when checking the oil
Always check the oil cold, before I go out. Dip stick tube just sits in the block. Uses interference to hold it in place, 20 years that way..

I'm not getting the reasoning for hard mounting to the header ?

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Got that 389 right where I want it. Right now body, frame, and engine are all in the right relation to each other and "floating" on jack stands. Close enough for now! The tubing for braces ended up being 14 gauge.
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Brings back a lot of good memories with the Iron Indians,i had several Tripower Pontiacs ,my favorite a 65 GTO ,tried to find a picture but way too many pictres to look yhru,,(a Cedar chest almost full ) did find this 63 and 65 Grand Prix ,,63 had a replacement 421 tri power and the 65 had a 389 tripower ,
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You really find out how hot when you guide the dipstick with your left hand.
All the big blocks have that tab that bolts to the manifold to hold it. All I did was copy an original. I looked at making the tab shorter for more clearance with the tube ahead of it, but then it gets in the way of the plug wire, so there it is...kind of like taking a re-heated meal out of the microwave....let cool before eating...
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Brings back a lot of good memories with the Iron Indians,i had several Tripower Pontiacs ,my favorite a 65 GTO ,tried to find a picture but way too many pictres to look yhru,,(a Cedar chest almost full ) did find this 63 and 65 Grand Prix ,,63 had a replacement 421 tri power and the 65 had a 389 tripower ,

The 65 didn't print ,taken in 1967 my wifes uncle and family and his 66 Impala in the background..
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All the big blocks have that tab that bolts to the manifold to hold it. All I did was copy an original. I looked at making the tab shorter for more clearance with the tube ahead of it, but then it gets in the way of the plug wire, so there it is...kind of like taking a re-heated meal out of the microwave....let cool before eating...
I agree with you this is an Original chevelle amd it bolts exactly like you have yours.
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I worked on the forklift for a while today,,still wont turn after soaking overnight in PB Blaster,,so today I poured about a half of a quart of 10 wt oil in the cylinders let soak about 10 minutes and then hooked my leak down tester hose adapter ,screwed it in plug hole and applied 40 psi air pressure to see if I cam blow some oil past the rings and loosen yhem ,then I raised air pressure to 100 Psi and turned on valve,,tomorrow after I get the oil cleaned up from the floor and my IPhone where hose blew apart and covered everything on that corner of the shop,,had to quit for today and clean my phone and myself from the hydraulic oil,,,well there is always tomorrow..

Yes I was filming it but my camera turned over and all I got was the light which everyone has already seen,,

if I can load it I have a very short video of what I am trying to do,
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