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Old 07-15-2015, 08:00 PM
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He has always had a slow leak from the ps pump and couldn't find it. I found this cut in the reservoir from the mounting bracket.



Cleaned it up and tapped it down. There is another dent that looks like it is almost punctured too, so I welded them both.







I ground down the bracket some too for more clearance.





Then I ran the parts thru the washer and blasting cabinet and made them purdy.



John stopped by and dropped off his new seats.



Then UPS stopped by and dropped off yet MORE parts one of which is new carpet. The old carpet was cut too small and didn't fit well. We need even more width for the raised tunnel.


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Old 07-15-2015, 08:35 PM
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He has always had a slow leak from the ps pump and couldn't find it. I found this cut in the reservoir from the mounting bracket.



.............................Then I ran the parts thru the washer and blasting cabinet and made them purdy.



John stopped by and dropped off his new seats.

Purdy is good. I could stand to see some purdy in my garage.

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Old 07-15-2015, 08:51 PM
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Purdy is good. I could stand to see some purdy in my garage.

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You'll get to that point. You just have a bit more to do than a PS reservoir...
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[QUOTE=Too Many Projects;3235521]He has always had a slow leak from the ps pump and couldn't find it. I found this cut in the reservoir from the mounting bracket.

Yep. I use to see that fairly often.

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Old 07-16-2015, 05:58 AM
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He has always had a slow leak from the ps pump and couldn't find it. I found this cut in the reservoir from the mounting bracket.

Yep. I use to see that fairly often.

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I think I found the reason for the cut. John took the bracket off and put the fasteners in a box. After I had painted the main components. I took the fasteners out to clean and paint. There was only 1 bolt for the front of that bracket. I remember seeing a slight wear on the inside of the front bracket and thinking maybe that bolt was loose. I bet the lack of the upper bolt allowed the pump to move slightly and wear the cut.
A 1/2" longer belt will allow the pump to move away from the bracket too, so I will be looking at that when it goes back on...
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I'm working on spending money. We're buying this today..........



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Hey Bud..... What's the length of those coilovers? Looks like they're fully extended? They look longer than what I've been seeing which is what I need.....

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Old 07-16-2015, 07:57 AM
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I'm working on spending money. We're buying this today..........



Are you working on moving south for the winter ? That's bigger than my house.

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Hey Bud..... What's the length of those coilovers? Looks like they're fully extended? They look longer than what I've been seeing which is what I need.....

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Don't remember the length and yes, the axle is hanging free on them. They are a QA-1 conversion for A-body's. The specs should be on QA-1's website.
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I'm filling in for the guys who aren't doing much.

A friend has his '72 Chevelle here and we are doing a complete drivetrain swap.

The trans is a Tremec 5 speed which necessitated cutting a large hole in the tunnel and installing a panel over it.

The engine has Dart heads and the Hedman headers he got didn't fit worth beans, so they went back and we are waiting on a set of Sanderson's. Also waiting for the driveshaft. I think that should be here this week.

Yesterday we swapped out the 10 bolt axle for a 12 bolt and all new QA-1 control arms.







I was surprised the first time I heard guys say they had to highly modify their trans tunnels on Chevelles to install a Tremec T56, but seems the Chevelle has a smaller tunnel. I put a T56 six speed in my buddy's '69 Nova over the winter, and the only mod to the tunnel was cutting out the support brace to the bottom side of the trans tunnel. Other than that I just cut a small hole for the shifter, and built a new crossmember.
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today i looked at these pictures of all the stuff you guys did
and i tightened up the LH header bolts on the 38
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Back to the PS reservoir.

I assembled it and added the missing bolt to the front of the bracket. Sure enough, the bracket isn't even close to the can now. I didn't need to grind off any of the bracket...





Oh well, moved on to mounting the water pump.



Then I could mount the PS pump. The hooky pressure hose has always bugged me.



So I removed it and put on an extra one I had for my 70 big block. It fit really well and looks MUCH better.



Moved to the alt mount and.....Houston, we have a problem...



Seems he needs to get an aftermarket mount for use with the Victor Jr intake...

I then resigned myself to crawl under the back again and adjust the upper control arms to allow drilling the holes for the anti-hop bars.







Then I picked and PUT AWAY all the tools I had used, swept the floor and generally cleaned the area...

No work tomorrow. I will be at the Street Machine Nationals all day...
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Old 07-16-2015, 09:32 PM
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Well I got the Sunbeam on the ground and all the parts on it and on Craigslist.

My son, well, the Falcon needs the lights fixed, (blinkers only work on a few of the lights) and the brakes checked and all that.....he was working on the stereo. LOLOL

Damn I love seeing him working on it, we went over what a choke does and how the carb works and stuff like that. I had a good time with him out there.

I have to say guys this made me so damn happy you can't imagine. I have a hard time spending money like this, I am not rich and I am "thrifty" too, so spending anything more than a few hundred bucks gets me pretty edgy.

Seeing him drive that car home the other day in the rear view mirror with a smile on his face the whole way, THAT was worth the $2800 to me. At this point, and I honestly mean it, it cost me nothing, because that was worth the $2800. The picture with him standing next to it was the first time he got into it in front of the house of the guy we bought it from. The other out in the country was on the way home, what a cool drive and a memory of that first time with the Falcon coming home.

It's a solid little car and will do him well.

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Cool purchase Brian, I came across a nice falcon the other day but don't know year it is. Can you tell me?

https://www.hotrodders.com/forum/atta...1&d=1437105199

I love Falcons btw.

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Old 07-16-2015, 10:12 PM
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What happened to the Sunbeam?

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