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#16 twistedsymphony

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Posted 08 May 2009 - 05:19 PM

nice work man... you're moving faster than I am

though I've been working on electrical stuff and suspension bushings while I wait for some more motor parts... who would have thought a tiny littl hunk of metal would hold me up 6 weeks mad.gif

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Posted 08 May 2009 - 05:22 PM

6 weeks! dammit boy.

brrrrpupupuuu! sad.gif
my wiring is gonna be a pain.

Edited by w2kj, 08 May 2009 - 05:23 PM.


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Posted 09 May 2009 - 12:32 AM

...my day has gotten much better! i got my chevelle 300 deluxe tail lite bezels! they look sweet!

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man i love that look...this is the way a malibu should look! such clean lines...



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Posted 09 May 2009 - 06:08 PM

they rarely build cars with style and flare anymore... most of what's on the road are just shapeless blobs... you know wouldn't want to give the car a distinctive shape less someone might not like it and not buy it.

the 60s are my favorite era for chevy cars personally happy.gif

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Posted 10 May 2009 - 02:25 AM



Man I gotta tell ya…sometimes ya gotta make do with what you have on hand. My radiator of course wasn't a factory original, so like most after market stuff…they don't quite fit and in most areas need "modification" (see my earlier post about my header faux pas.). Well it was fitting right against the radiator support, at the top tank…I damn sure didn't need to be wasting time….I came up with a pretty quick fix though…I had some 1" alum square stock cut the pieces to fit and drilled some holes, had the right length bolts…wal-lah…redneck tech comes in handy when you've got a tight budget for your project.
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Tomorrow I gotta go around and finish putting the rest o' clamps on, install the electric fan, install the solid motor mounts, run the tranny lines, add a fuel petcock for security reasons wink.gif and wire the ignition system.

Oh yeah…about trying to install the radiator upside down…I'd rather not talk about it. Let's just say I wasn't "on my game" yesterday. sleep.gif

The other day I figured out my exhaust system…it is gonna look so trick and be so custom; how you say, S I C K…..well I'll let the cat out of the bag when the time get's nearer.

thanx for y'alls support!


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Edited by w2kj, 10 May 2009 - 02:29 AM.


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Posted 10 May 2009 - 03:35 AM

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Posted 19 May 2009 - 11:34 PM

when; i got a few more things done this past week....i got my electric fan in, i started with the electrical with the headlights and the wiring harness, i put my solid motor mounts in, i got the starter in, the vacuum fitting for the power brakes and the vacuum for the regulator on the tranny, and got the manual steering box in....phew! oh yeah the tranny cooler lines in too.
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next is more wiring...not looking forward to it! of course it means i get to put my sweet gauges in! nice big 2 5/8" gauges.
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Posted 20 May 2009 - 04:45 PM

dude... wiring an old car like that is tit

I help out a friend with an old 66 dart and the diagram for the ENTIRE CAR fit on an 8.5x11 sheet laugh.gif

my engine swap on the other hand blink.gif

I'm thinking I might send it out to have someone else do it for me ph34r.gif

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Posted 21 May 2009 - 09:13 PM

dude....it was easier than i thought....

you gotta remember that i didn't take the car apart several years ago. also i've lost the pix that i took 17 years ago for reference to show me how to put it all back together....

i got the starter in and wired, and every thing fell into line once i found the fuse block and figured where the plugs belonged....i'm working on putting the ignition switch and the gauges in.

i got a wiring diagram that is 8.5 x 17 in. from classic wiring on ebay. that is worth it's weight in gold.

yeah, your swap is a li'l bit complicated....i've been contemplating getting a friend for 30+ years to come up to my house and tie up some loose ends that i think can't get done without assistance.

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Posted 21 May 2009 - 10:23 PM

QUOTE(w2kj @ May 21 2009, 03:05 PM) View Post

...yeah, your swap is a li'l bit complicated...

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'ya think?

that doesn't even include the transmission harness either ph34r.gif
and the reason it doesn't include it is because I don't have one and have to make my own ph34r.gif ph34r.gif

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 11:36 AM

well...it's been two years since i got to do some actually work on my chebby; and an opportunity to post an update in my wip. the hiatus has mainly been due to $$$ or lack of it. we finally started the engine...hell i built the engine almost 5 years ago; installed it in the car about 2 years ago. actually driving it could be this year! (it could've been sooner if i didn't have these damned brain injuries between my own and my bff and his brain injury too!)

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taking shape now...

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i love these custom cut spark wires...

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gauges installed...

we just keep chippin' away at it. cool.gif



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Posted 07 March 2012 - 03:51 AM

we got the brakes bled amongst a myriad of other thing today...next; wiring issues.

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 08:08 AM

Awsome, good luck for you!

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Posted 21 January 2013 - 09:09 AM

i've been chipping away at this project for some time now; haven't really worked on it hard; especially waiting for the texas summers to end. my brain injured buddy; dj; and i can't always get our personal lives to allow us to work on it as often as we would like to. but here is a video showing that we finally got to be able to take it around the block. woo-hoo!

the one wheeled wonder smoked it's first burnout! the video.



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Posted 11 February 2013 - 06:59 AM

Nice!




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