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Old 01-18-2019, 04:40 PM
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Default Engine bay feedback appreciated

Iím looking for feedback on my engine bay as Iíve got time to ďfixĒ things that arenít correct. I appreciate candid feedback and wonít be offended by anything.

The two two things I know about:

1) steering box needs to be painted black
2) missing sticker on front of passenger valve cover

Anything else?

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Old 01-18-2019, 04:56 PM
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safety clamps should have squared ends
non proper configuration of upper radiator hose stampings
if it's a st louis car, you should have black overspray on your hood hinges
epoxy plugs on carb are not typical
master cyl cap is not typical.
PB check valve is not configured correctly
Finish on your intake manifold bolts and thermostat housing bolts
Air filter should have square mesh on the diagonal

I can study more tonight. Nice looking car....
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You need to get some help!!!!Neat Freak!!!
Question:

Do the studs on your fan clutch which were used to attach the fan to the clutch supposed to be used to attach the clutch to the water pump?

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Originally Posted by 93RubyRedCoupe View Post
safety clamps should have squared ends
non proper configuration of upper radiator hose stampings
if it's a st louis car, you should have black overspray on your hood hinges
epoxy plugs on carb are not typical
master cyl cap is not typical.
PB check valve is not configured correctly
Finish on your intake manifold bolts and thermostat housing bolts
Air filter should have square mesh on the diagonal

I can study more tonight. Nice looking car....
Awesome! Keep it coming. When you say safety clamps should have square ends, what exactly is a safety clamp?

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your missing two stickers on the valve cover. the suffix code on the back of the pass and "built by the #1 team in flint"
missing orange over spray on the w/p by-pass hose and nipple
the top of the heads and intake should be silver color.
the AC hot red wire and fuse should be in the harness clips
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Nothing to add but compliments. Looks great to the novice/normal viewer.
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Awesome! Keep it coming. When you say safety clamps should have square ends, what exactly is a safety clamp?

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the 3/8 spring hose clamps the tips of the tangs should be squared off.

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Awesome! Keep it coming. When you say safety clamps should have square ends, what exactly is a safety clamp?

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Black clamps on the hose going on your PVC. Rounded end clamps came out after 1967 so as to reduce the cuts the mechanics were getting. Your car should still have squared off ends, not rounded.
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Black clamps on the hose going on your PVC. Rounded end clamps came out after 1967 so as to reduce the cuts the mechanics were getting. Your car should still have squared off ends, not rounded.
Got it! Thanks!!
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Originally Posted by Nowhere Man View Post
your missing two stickers on the valve cover. the suffix code on the back of the pass and "built by the #1 team in flint"
missing orange over spray on the w/p by-pass hose and nipple
the top of the heads and intake should be silver color.
the AC hot red wire and fuse should be in the harness clips
thanks!! I do have the one sticker in the back (HT I believe). Regarding the heads and intake, the intake is silver but where the heads attach to the intake (top) is currently orange. Is that are silver? Was it sprayed silver?

Really appreciate learning the details!!

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Your upper radiator clamps are not typical.
Finish on the brake booster is not typical
Missing a ground strap on the front of your ignition shielding
Am only seeing 4 engine harness straps, there should be 6
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Except for the staining/dirt around the intake manifold bolts and front coolant fitting on the manifold, and possible crud between the intake gaskets and valves covers, it looks good enough for the girls i go with.

Do your intake bolts have thread sealer on them? That generally stops oil wicking up the threads.

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Except for the staining/dirt around the intake manifold bolts and front coolant fitting on the manifold, and possible crud between the intake gaskets and valves covers, it looks good enough for the girls i go with.

Do your intake bolts have thread sealer on them? That generally stops oil wicking up the threads.

Doug
Not sure if they have sealer or not. I can easily pull them and apply sealer.

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Originally Posted by 93RubyRedCoupe View Post
Your upper radiator clamps are not typical.
Finish on the brake booster is not typical
Missing a ground strap on the front of your ignition shielding
Am only seeing 4 engine harness straps, there should be 6
93RubyRedCoup,

You are not allowed to see my Engine bay!!!!!:


Compliments to the OP for all your hard work! Nice!!!
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93RubyRedCoup,

You are not allowed to see my Engine bay!!!!!:


Compliments to the OP for all your hard work! Nice!!!
Thanks but I really do want all the feedback. Helps me learn and gives me something to do. Keep it coming!!

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Broken ground clip on upper shielding? Something going on with the clutch adjustment hardware? Brake switch should be natural brass? Nice car.
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'Hi emdoller - Just curious; for what purpose do you ask the question; is this a concours car you're wishing to bring up to factory spec, or is it a car that is used on a regular basis for weekend trips with the missus, - either way if the intent is to try to bring back to original spec as far as possible; it's the little things like consumables that have been replaced over time that stand out; like most of the guys have said about the hose clamps not being quite correct and they also need to be oriented better, and there are a few hoses that look quite "ordinary" too; - depends how far you want to go - do you have access to a factory parts manual ? - that would be a good start - GV

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I can't see much of the battery, but the date sticker should come off.
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Originally Posted by Brian VH McHale View Post
Broken ground clip on upper shielding? Something going on with the clutch adjustment hardware? Brake switch should be natural brass? Nice car.
Should there be a jamb nut on the lower end of the rod? Dennis
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Originally Posted by roadster65 View Post
'Hi emdoller - Just curious; for what purpose do you ask the question; is this a concours car you're wishing to bring up to factory spec, or is it a car that is used on a regular basis for weekend trips with the missus, - either way if the intent is to try to bring back to original spec as far as possible; it's the little things like consumables that have been replaced over time that stand out; like most of the guys have said about the hose clamps not being quite correct and they also need to be oriented better, and there are a few hoses that look quite "ordinary" too; - depends how far you want to go - do you have access to a factory parts manual ? - that would be a good start - GV
Great question. Iíve always found it fun to get things as close to original as possible. I do have access to several catalogs as well as the NCRS judging manual. After I get all the feedback, I will use both to figure out my next steps. So far, everything stated seems like a relative easy fix.

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