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Old 02-21-2018, 08:15 PM
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Happier when my buddy came over and gave me the thumbs up.

Even happier after getting it up on the hoist....you guys can't imagine how nervous I was about the hidden compartment and the rockers as John couldn't get eyes on them because of the four post lift.
Man that does look spiff! My bad, I thought it had dumps not tailpipes. Sorry if I had you on pins and needles about rust, but that compartment was less rusty than the rest of the vehicle on them I saw too. All good, and good for you. It was glass beds that were my primary concern based on the grey 68.

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Old 02-21-2018, 08:21 PM
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Refreshing to hear mention of an Eddy carb in a positive light. Heres inspo for you:



I spent a half day scrubbing rust inside the 59 left front body mount pocket and didn't get all my floor pieces screwed in so will build suspense yet another day.
Yep....that's the direction I would go.

You know, this car will be ready for a frame off by the time my hot rod is done....interesting how things work out, eh?

And since it would be off the frame already, it would be time for that swap.
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Road trip; picking up the car. Not me driving, I'm holding the camera.

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Did John get to drive it First,,
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Thanks.

Happier when my buddy came over and gave me the thumbs up.

Even happier after getting it up on the hoist....you guys can't imagine how nervous I was about the hidden compartment and the rockers as John couldn't get eyes on them because of the four post lift.
Yeah, that looks nice. Isn't it fun getting a really clean car from down south ? I love going south for cars that don't need everything from the door handles down replaced. It sounds good too..
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Old 02-21-2018, 11:46 PM
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good fun on the rack to get this wheel house out and then cut the quarter. If you look at the wheel house it's pretty excessive. They didn't want to replace it and it was folded over and mangled, so it was a nice 8 hour ticket for a couple pulls and hammer and dollying. My only concern is that this quarter is the kind that's like a door skin in which it wraps around the edge, so if it's not perfect the quarter follows. There will have to be a little mud in that area regardless. Tomorrow I weld in the quarter and start on another one.

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Old 02-22-2018, 04:11 AM
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Did John get to drive it First,,
Nope. I didn't even drive it til I got home.
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Old 02-22-2018, 04:14 AM
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Yeah, that looks nice. Isn't it fun getting a really clean car from down south ? I love going south for cars that don't need everything from the door handles down replaced. It sounds good too..
Yes. Mechanical work only sounds a lot funner than rust work.

I gotta get busy though. I have an appointment at the beginning of April in SC. Road trip....again. Hopefully, this time she'll be driving herself instead of being towed.
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Wow, thats a nice dang car,Puggs
I still say all you have to do is roll the window down it looks pretty cold no need for A/C
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Old 02-22-2018, 05:35 AM
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Got tired of asking my buddy for his sharp bit to make holes in rear bodies/quarters and made my own. Easy peezy.

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did some work
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Yes. Mechanical work only sounds a lot funner than rust work.

I gotta get busy though. I have an appointment at the beginning of April in SC. Road trip....again. Hopefully, this time she'll be driving herself instead of being towed.
Better take a couple pails of race gas along! Unless your piston tops look like ashtrays. Or you want them to. Hi-perf 327 heads + road trip= I gotta refer back to John's words about a 350. Wait, John has a 402 on the side, doesn't he? Hmm Last thing I want to do is discourage. But I have had engine trouble a couple states away and thats never fun. This is my way of saying "whats your compression ratio" without saying it because its probably unknown, at least at this point.
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Better take a couple pails of race gas along! Unless your piston tops look like ashtrays. Or you want them to. Hi-perf 327 heads + road trip= I gotta refer back to John's words about a 350. Wait, John has a 402 on the side, doesn't he? Hmm Last thing I want to do is discourage. But I have had engine trouble a couple states away and thats never fun. This is my way of saying "whats your compression ratio" without saying it because its probably unknown, at least at this point.
Don't know compression ratio. If it has flat tops which is likely, along with the slightly lopey cam, she may be a real guzzler.

Only thing that matters is MPG on a long trip. This I can determine easily enough.

Got to give the driveshafts some spins tonight and count the turns.
If it has some really low gears. I'll be driving the Infiniti.
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Was not planning on going to the shop today ,I have my 88 chevy in for a new AC compressor went out,,

But then Kelly sent me this picture of a Challenger that came in yesterday
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Was not planning on going to the shop today ,I have my 88 chevy in for a new AC compressor went out,,

But then Kelly sent me this picture of a Challenger that came in yesterday
It looks good. What did it come in to the shop for?


I spent about 3 hours sandblasting today. That is about all I can stand. Motor and transmission mounts are ready for paint.

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