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  • Cammin
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    Here's a pic of the front of the blower:

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    The Blower Shop. Guy who owns it is a solid guy.

    https://theblowershop.com/

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  • Cammin
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    Finally have an update worth sharing. Purchased a 6v-53 Detroit Diesel blower for $100. After a good bit of searching, I found that Joe Blow Speed Shop in Australia makes bearing plates for these blowers (https://joeblospeedshop.com). Now, I'm researching fuel options that include three deuces and electronic fuel injection. Will need adapter plates to marry the blower to the engine and whatever fuel system I land on. I expect that my crate engine will work, if the boost stays on the conservative side. Will update when more progress is made.

    The Stoner T series, on Hemmings' website, makes me want to hide the blower under the supercharger hat (image below). If not familiar with that build, I'd consider it a must read.





    https://www.hemmings.com/stories/201...people-part-18



    https://www.hemmings.com/stories/201...people-part-18


    Last edited by Cammin; April 8, 2021, 12:53 PM.

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  • Cammin
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    Good news. I picked up a low mileage 350 ci. GM crate engine from a local rebuilder for $800. Whenever I get time, I'll swap the short block out with this engine.

    The next big project will be to replace the front and rear floor pans. Any current recommendations on floor pan suppliers for these models?
    Last edited by Cammin; July 11, 2020, 05:06 PM.

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  • Cammin
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    After a few bumps in rhe road, this project is back on track. Up next, the engine is coming out. We'll see what happens next.


    I picked up the wheels and tires from a Craigslist seller, priced at $500. The wheels are 17x7 and 17x8, with 215/40 17 tires on the front and 255/40 17 tires on the rear. The tires show very little wear.
    Last edited by Cammin; July 11, 2020, 05:04 PM.

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  • Cammin
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    After years of sitting outside with no cover, it had amassed an impressive buildup of crud over the entire body. Now it feels smooth to the touch again and it has a slight shine on all panels.

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  • silver_bullet
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    Showing signs of improvement, but Comet and Scotch Brite?

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  • Cammin
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    Long time coming, but finally ready to pull the engine when time allows. Gave it a Comet and Scotch Brite bath yesterday. I'll update when the engine is out.

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  • Cammin
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    Quick update: I've pulled the driveshaft, which I plan to paint and replace the u-joints. I'll be pulling the engine this winter for the rebuild and I plan to have the Camino running by the start of Spring. I'll give updates as the winter progresses.

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  • Cammin
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    Much like life, this project has taken a few turns lately.

    The engine I was planning to use is in approximately the same condition as mine, so I'm planning to pull mine and perform a re-ring rebuild; new cam, lifters, springs, gear drive, thinner than stock head gasket to raise compression a bit, etc.

    I've been following along with Sloppy Mechanics (http://www.sloppymechanics.com/) since the turn of the year. Next, I found Project Joe Dirt (https://www.theturboforums.com/threa...-Megasquirt-II) and I really like this set up.

    So my plan is to rebuild the current short block and start acquiring parts for a 4.8L turbo build...

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  • Cammin
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    Originally posted by Shelty View Post
    shoot id call in a sick day for a free small block
    Unfortunately, I don't have vacation days or sick days available. The day for extraction is coming soon though.....

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  • Shelty
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    shoot id call in a sick day for a free small block

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  • DanStokes
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    Originally posted by Cammin View Post
    Quick update: I've been offered a free, running 350 (fully dressed) if I pull it. So, I'm planning to make the short drive to pick it up within the next month. Will update with photos at that time.
    Affordable!

    Dan

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  • Deaf Bob
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    I'd make it ASAP!

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  • Cammin
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    Quick update: I've been offered a free, running 350 (fully dressed) if I pull it. So, I'm planning to make the short drive to pick it up within the next month. Will update with photos at that time.

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