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Old 01-14-2019, 11:06 AM
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I moved the C3, the C5 and my truck out of the garage while the cracked skylights were being replaced. Might take the C3 out for some exercise later. Its a crisp 39 this morning.
The new skylights are clear and the old ones were just translucent, although its hard to tell in this photo.

Lots more light during the day now.
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Old 01-14-2019, 11:41 PM
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Received my Quick Fuel throttle linkage and ordered my DeWitts HP radiator today.
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Old 01-15-2019, 10:13 AM
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Received my Quick Fuel throttle linkage and ordered my DeWitts HP radiator today.
I tried that throttle linkage. It will not work with a stock breather. It is nice otherwise. Good Luck!
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Old 01-15-2019, 12:39 PM
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I tried that throttle linkage. It will not work with a stock breather. It is nice otherwise. Good Luck!
Thanks for the information, but nothing on my engine will be stock.
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Old 01-18-2019, 11:17 AM
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Doing an OEM front suspension rebuild one side at a time.Newbie being careful. Many, many thanks to DUB for his advice!

So far so good. Got the spring out, got the control arms sitting on the bench.All in all the disassembly went easily - lots of Kroil and patience.

I read many posts about removing the old lower control arm bushings. Don't have a big compressor or an air chisel. Clamped it in my bench vice by the shaft. Just cut away what I could with a razor knife and Swiss cheesed the rubber bushings with a small drill bit. Rocking the arm back and forth let me pick out almost all the rubber. I left the inner remnant of the bushing on the shaft ends to protect them. Started with the rear bushing - the single hole end of the control arm shaft - and got under the outer flange with the tip of a big screwstick and with a few whacks popped it out just a bit. A little more Kroil and a few more whacks and it was out about 1/2". Grabbed it with a big vice grip and just rotated back & forth and it popped right out. Slid the shaft out and the other side was even easier because I could give the backside of the bushing a couple of whacks to pop it out first. Lather, rinse, repeat. Took me all of 20-30 minutes. Zero damage to the lower control arms themselves.

No biggie to many but maybe somebody who is also doing this for the first time will see this.
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Old 01-18-2019, 01:02 PM
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Ordered my new GForce Cross member for my 73, 496, TKO-600 build.
This will allow me to run a 3" exhaust system all the way to the mufflers.
More parts, moving forward.
Planning rear end components, so much to learn, so much money...
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Old 01-18-2019, 01:44 PM
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Originally Posted by OldCarBum View Post
Ordered my new GForce Cross member for my 73, 496, TKO-600 build.
This will allow me to run a 3" exhaust system all the way to the mufflers.
More parts, moving forward.
Planning rear end components, so much to learn, so much money...
Amen to that, Brother!

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Old 01-19-2019, 10:14 AM
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Finally pulled the plug and bought Wilwood MC. Very happy with it. I polished it my self as I bought the plain version and it came out nice.




Also cleaned and painted wiper door actuator. Didn't come out as original but still nice gold color.

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Old 01-19-2019, 11:05 AM
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Wow, the master cylinder came out looking awesome.
Please advise how you did it?
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Old 01-19-2019, 11:07 AM
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Little aluminum polish:
https://www.autosol.com/product_p/1824.htm

and buff it with microfiber towel. Repeat as long as you like until you get a finish you like or your arms fall off!

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Old 01-19-2019, 07:39 PM
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Installed a new coolant overflow resevior since the old one had sprung a leak. Also so far, replaced the left side windshield pillar weatherstrip. Right side to follow later tonight.
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I made a tool to drill the rollbar for the seatbelt-

Looked on line- a lot of different designs to center drill a pipe- most were a V- block and a drill press...

Here's what I did on the cheap-

split ring hanger have them in various sizes at Lowes/HomeDepot I got the 2" and 1 "- so I'm all in for $5!!!

Some aluminum tube I had laying around (about 10mm)- threaded it to 3/8-16

Then cut it so the drill bit would be able to goo through the rollbar.

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Here the back compartment light-

Don't even notice it AND plenty of light.

Now back to wiring...





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Old 01-20-2019, 01:15 PM
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Primoz, nice polish, its amazing what a little elbow grease will do!!! On the actuator, I first sprayed some silver and green in various spots, like a camo effect and then I lightly sprayed the gold to let some of the color first colors bleed through. I don't let them dry so the layers mix somewhat. I love messing with these things. Instant "chromate", not perfect but nice!!!t Ike
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Originally Posted by Richard454 View Post
I made a tool to drill the rollbar for the seatbelt-

Looked on line- a lot of different designs to center drill a pipe- most were a V- block and a drill press...

Here's what I did on the cheap-

split ring hanger have them in various sizes at Lowes/HomeDepot I got the 2" and 1 "- so I'm all in for $5!!!

Some aluminum tube I had laying around (about 10mm)- threaded it to 3/8-16

Then cut it so the drill bit would be able to goo through the rollbar.

Wallah-




Well done Richard. You're a scary dude
LOL.
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Old 01-20-2019, 02:22 PM
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Removed the charcoal canister! Have you ever seen the bolt this long holding the canister? Bubba for sure! Took me a while to screw it out!

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Old 01-20-2019, 05:39 PM
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Installing new carpets

And new front shocks

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Old 01-20-2019, 05:46 PM
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Changed the intake from this...




To this....

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Old 01-20-2019, 07:06 PM
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Changed the intake from this...




To this....

man, if you've already got the hole cut in the hood put it back, bug catchers and tunnel rams look sooooooo good on old muscle/sports cars

why DID you change it? Tired of the twin carbs having you stop for gas every 50 miles?

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Old 01-20-2019, 07:10 PM
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Left lower pad roughly in, having issues with the left lip tucking in, but here is a preview of the leds! And thats with the big shop lights on directly above the car and the Ttops out

leds are direct replacements from superbrightleds.com, been using them for about 14 years and they've always been expensive, and always been worth it

as poorly lit as the interior is, i had no clue there were 30+ lamps in it!

And yes, those are leds in the footwells too


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