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Old 01-10-2015, 09:54 AM
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I purchased new vacuum actuators and hoses for the headlights and wiper door. The previous owner had taken all vacuum components out for headlights and put electric in for lights and left nothing for wipers. Also purchased correct 4sp shifter it had a hurst shifter in it which I hated ( the Stars had to align to get the thing in reverse, because it didn't have a T handle to lift to put into reverse.

What did you guys and gals do?
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I cleaned it up with Griots Speed Shine. Due to my wife needing the Avalanche and her Monte Carlo at a Chevy dealership in the city where the alternator died, I had to use it as a daily driver.

Would not have been so bad if it had not been 10 degrees out during those couple days!!

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Mine is stored in a barn in sub zero weather. Warm thoughts are all it's going to get for now!
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Quadrajet rebuild with a full kit from Cliffs High Performance. Cliff is fantastic and I actually found I had the wrong gaskets installed from the previous owners rebuild. Cliffs baseplate and air horn gaskets were correct and the car runs 10X better. Carb was '73 factory replacement.
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I'm going to change my cap and rotor in a few minutes.
I've developed a stutterlike a miss and I'm suspecting cap and rotor.

If that ain't it then??????

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I grinded my headers to Fel Pro 1205, next will by my Edelbrock 2701
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I grinded my headers to Fel Pro 1205, next will by my Edelbrock 2701
Fun stuff!
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Old 01-10-2015, 01:32 PM
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Fun stuff!
Yes I like it, for me, it is what it is all about in the winter time, when I can't drive.

My engine is getting this winter:
AFR 195
Comp Cams 12 466 8 (EFI Cam, I have EZ-EFI 1.0 in the car)
Comp Cams 1.6 Rocker Arms
Comp Cams hydr roller lifter (853-16)
1 5/8" headers
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Old 01-10-2015, 02:47 PM
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I'm going to change my cap and rotor in a few minutes.
I've developed a stutterlike a miss and I'm suspecting cap and rotor.

If that ain't it then??????

Problem solved

Runs like a freakin' top again.
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Originally Posted by John Ulrich View Post
Mine is stored in a barn in sub zero weather. Warm thoughts are all it's going to get for now!
Isn't this the truth
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Old 01-10-2015, 03:55 PM
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Originally Posted by John Ulrich View Post
Mine is stored in a barn in sub zero weather. Warm thoughts are all it's going to get for now!
Mine is not in sub zero temps, but I like having the winter months to wrench on the car and don't have to be in a hurry cuz the sun is out and I am missing out on good quality behind the wheel time.
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My son and I put my Christmas presents in.... the windshield pillar & header trims, and T-top center pads!
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Old 01-10-2015, 06:28 PM
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I removed the body last Sunday and finally started disassembly today. Removed the gas tank, brake lines, fuel lines misc. clips, mouse nest from inside the frame and made a shopping list, which I am now working on.
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Bought a 383 stroker short block, Comp 282 roller cam, 1.6 full roller rockers, dual quad tunnel ram, two 500 cfm Holleys, and a carburetor scoop. I've already got the RPM heads waiting for them.

Hopefully I'll get it all assembled in the next few weeks.
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Old 01-10-2015, 07:18 PM
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Did what I'm supposed to do: Drove it! AND, unbelievably, NOTHING WENT WRONG. GREAT DAY! Have a wonnerful weekend, Bill
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Old 01-10-2015, 07:37 PM
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I found out i have no cruise because a long speedo cable was used to replace the transducer... and that it has fallen out of my speedo housing so now i get to decide, fix it/replace it, or try and fix cruise control...

I fixed my sagging T tops so now each corner is flush

I fixed the passenger window alignment so now window sits inside the weather strip guide and should leak

I found out my power door locks dont work as passenger side grounds were cut, and there was no door lock actuators...

I fixed the driver headlight that were not raising, the high beam light had fallen from its mounts and was catching on the frame. I then realized the whole headlight support bracket was catching on the frame so bonnet off and it was re adjusted and work fine now. Along the way i see the filter and the 2 way valve are broken so they will be replaced.

My horn doesnt work and i found it was missing the 5 finger plastic retainer and the 3 piece pin that grounds the horn, they are on order...

Now the radio, air con, cruise, instrument lights need to be fixed
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Fixed a problem with the fuel seeping out of the duel inlet pipe on my double pumper, then took it for a drive to the auto parts store where it seems to get some attention. I'm waiting anxiously for my steeroids rack and pinion conversion to arrive!
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Old 01-10-2015, 09:28 PM
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Nothing, I won't see it again until April.
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Fixed the sun visor Vanity light
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Old 01-10-2015, 09:42 PM
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This morning I tried to start the engine with the new distributor I put in the other night. After trouble shooting I determined the distributor was DOA. Put the old one back in and fired it up. I just didn't have time to drive it today though, maybe tomorrow.
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