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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    I know you hate videos... but

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    time to show the result.

    the metal band is over the DEI wrap

    right next to it is 215 degrees

    I had to adjust the front band to be sure it wasn't touching the bit that's 379 degrees - because heat does travel... that said, I may still paint "HOT" as a stencil ... stylistically I won't like it but I don't want to see someone get a nasty burn
    to be clear, the point of the wrap is to prevent me or a passenger from getting burned getting in or out


    then I worked on the power window motor... it's toast

    note the step where the brushes ride...


    hopefully the new motors will arrive soon - been patient because Zip was a lot cheaper... but time's up.

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    mirror, minus light


    how to wire the doors

    use picks to press in on the outside of the brass ferule

    pull out to get loose of housing

    note the silver mark - I mark the wire and its attendant hole so they don't get mixed up going back together

    remove the housing

    remove from the wire guard

    there is a hole that lines up with the hole in the door... feed into the door jamb

    feed the wire through the guard then into the door

    snap the wires back into the housing

    and then install the dust block



    then onto wrapping sidepipes...


    the stainless is growing on me


    I used DEI wrap, then used two exhaust pipe clamps to hold either end.... that ain't goin' nowhere lol


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  • 65RHDEER
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    I like that wheel

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    switches AND wiring installed

    and steering wheel

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    Onward
    a lot of tonight was change the oil and cut the filter.... it looks okay - no big chunks and about normal for a first-fire oil change
    then remove the other gauge stuff for the new gauges

    then install gauges in the bezels
    old


    new... and more breakage.

    new

    and the center stack

    new headlight switch

    pw switches


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  • silver_bullet
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    Originally posted by SuperBuickGuy View Post

    the postman and the UPS driver do... FedUp is special - this time it was an unmarked white van... I presume they do that so the people who live in my area don't immediately go postal on them.
    .

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    Originally posted by milner351 View Post
    I would think by now every driver of every delivery company would know exactly where your place is, what the dogs names are, and where you prefer your boxes set.... it's not like you only place orders once a year or something! Fedup - INDEED
    the postman and the UPS driver do... FedUp is special - this time it was an unmarked white van... I presume they do that so the people who live in my area don't immediately go postal on them.

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  • milner351
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    I would think by now every driver of every delivery company would know exactly where your place is, what the dogs names are, and where you prefer your boxes set.... it's not like you only place orders once a year or something! Fedup - INDEED

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    well, back to this.... got most of the parts in - still waiting on window motors, but outside of that.... I think I have everything

    I convinced myself this car was worth a Dakota Digital package... which almost didn't happen courtesy of that company we called FedUp



    in other news, I wonder at why I had all sorts of pressure when I built this and very low pressure now...

    well, if the distributor moves up....


    yep, God was watching over me
    and oil pressure

    locked in place.. forever.. just like before


    in other news, I have shaft rockers for this - and the rockers seem a bit loose

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  • fatguyzinc
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    the crank pulley is inline with the front tires center/wheel bearing.
    that makes a C3 vette 'almost' a mid engine design. with camaro
    rear, roll bar, giant rims etc you added even more weight to the aft end...

    my white vette wouldnt burn out unless you MADE it do it. (footbrake
    and mash gas, or any water on road.)

    i wonder if between torque of your motor (easily well over 500lbft+
    from 2500rpm all the way to redline would be my guess), leverage
    of giant wheels, weight etc you are just exceding the 'breaking torque'
    of the center. i know a superbrute is 450ftlb and thats considered about
    the strongest before a locker or a spool.

    of course i have been hit in the head alot, so...................

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    Originally posted by Dan Barlow View Post
    You got a camaro 6 cylinders rear open diff .
    you're not funny.... well, funny looking, but you no funny man.

    and I had the rear cover off... I trust no one.

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  • Dan Barlow
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    You got a camaro 6 cylinders rear open diff .
    Last edited by Dan Barlow; July 27, 2020, 05:18 AM.

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    what a useless day.... first
    I quite nearly took this out on the street but it wasn't running right then tonight when I went to put it away, the starter wouldn't turn the motor over... battery wasn't topped off, but at 70% with a 3 hp starter... it should have started.

    however

    the bad news is... why one wheel? maybe dirt was on the fringe and it does look kind of like it spun... anyway, that was just the start

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    the last time I put anything in this was 20 years ago... still not through it all

    though it is getting thinner


    why, you ask? because I needed 4 pop rivets


    yesterday, installed the spoiler


    and started on the rear access panel

    did I need to put a seam around the edge? absolutely, I needed to play with my bead roller....


    not exciting stuff, waiting on parts from pretty much everyone... of course, some was supposed to arrive today, but they sent it via FedUp... so nope.

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