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Re: Update on future build
« Reply #255 on: July 18 2023, 09:35:55 AM »

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Re: Update on future build
« Reply #256 on: July 18 2023, 10:13:53 AM »
couldn't help but notice you have one of those badly bent restrictive up-pipes. Time to change it. :rock:
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Re: Update on future build
« Reply #257 on: July 18 2023, 04:44:34 PM »
Never knew they restrictive. Thanks for the input!

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« Reply #258 on: July 18 2023, 11:25:17 PM »
That sounded pretty darned healthy!  Love that dash! A lot of little things to go but that has to put a grin on your face! :cheers:
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Re: Update on future build
« Reply #259 on: July 19 2023, 09:16:39 AM »
Hey thanks Steve!! Me and my cousin Charles(you remember him right? Lol) built that dash from scratch. I documented everything with the build of the dash as well as the engine. Yeah I have a bunch of little things left to do, but this is definitely a great start. The car sounds incredible. Next things to address:

My gas pedal is just laying on the floor. I'm assuming the cable came undone somewhere and I need to find where/how it connects to the pedal.
The lever for the column shift is no longer sitting in that bracket affixed to the frame, so I can't change gears with the column shifter or the floor shifter currently.
The TV cable for my transmission moves way too much. Not sure why, so I'll check into that as well. Long road, but fast speeds. I'm dedicated to getting this done and driving this season. Thanks for all of the suggestions, input, help, and opinions.  :atbeer:

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Re: Update on future build
« Reply #260 on: July 19 2023, 09:40:44 AM »
I think you should change the bushings in the arm that sticks out of the steering column under the hood.  This is where the rod connects that goes under the car to the shift linkage.  It makes sure the car goes into Reverse at the right time so the back up lights come on when they should.  The bushings are usually worn out or missing for several years now!  https://www.ebay.com/itm/284033672332

If I don't have my cars mixed up, there is just a ball on the end of the accelerator cable that slides into the slot on the end of the gas pedal.  I don't remember right now if there is a plastic piece that you pop in to keep it from walking out, or not.  I think I am thinking of old mopars with that piece.

Of course I remember Charles.  He's a friend of mine on face book so I cannot forget him LOL

I don't know if anyone has come up with a tv cable that works or not.  Gbody parts is where I would probably start if I cannot find one used or on ebay.  Obviously, someone has found a way to make one work.

How bout this one?  https://www.highwaystars.net/cable-transmission-throttle-valve-detent-replaces-gm-25532115/



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Re: Update on future build
« Reply #261 on: July 20 2023, 09:54:24 AM »
Of course you guys are FB friends! I don't know how I forgot that. Lol. Thank you so much for the info. I'm going to source every piece needed to get this car moving. I can't wait to get to the fun stuff. I'm gonna drive it down to Texas to your farm Steve! Lol

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« Reply #262 on: July 20 2023, 10:38:20 AM »
You are welcome anytime :cheers: so come on down!

Wait til all this 108-114 deg weather stops!
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Re: Update on future build
« Reply #263 on: August 07 2023, 04:03:58 PM »
That's a good point. My car would burn up before it makes it. :rofl:

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Re: Update on future build
« Reply #264 on: April 02 2024, 05:07:10 PM »
I refuse to start a new topic! Lol. Hey guys, it's been forever since I've posted and I just wanted to catch you all up on what's going on. The car is in the air now due to the tranny fluid drain and gasket/filter change. Next, new tranny lines to a remote cooler with a fan and thermostat. I have everything to do it, and it should be done by week's end. The car idles amazingly smooth. I can't wait to get the exhaust buttoned up so I can hear it idle through the new stainless steel exhaust. I hope everyone is living the dream and staying healthy as possible. I'll do a better job at keeping you updated on this project.

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« Reply #265 on: April 03 2024, 10:59:18 AM »
I e been waiting for ever to see it back on the road!  It's gonna run like a beast!
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« Reply #266 on: April 08 2024, 10:31:29 AM »
I have an oil leak on the rear driver's side valve cover that's driving me crazy. I'm running the good felpros everyone recommended but maybe I didnt torque the bolts properly? Idk. Anywho, my goal is to get the car driving under normal conditions before I get the tranny work done. I don't plan on running it hard anyway the first few oil changes so my rebuilt stock tranny will be ok for now. I have to put the hood back on as well. Once I find an ideal place to mount this remote cooler, I'll see about getting a video of the first drive. I have to so much to do it seems as the new exhaust I bought for it needs to get buttoned up. The list continues

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« Reply #267 on: April 09 2024, 11:31:35 AM »
Make sure it's actually coming from the valve cover and not the back corner of the intake manifold
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Re: Update on future build
« Reply #268 on: April 10 2024, 10:09:20 AM »
I'll look it over again and verify  :rock:

 

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