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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    Originally posted by Captain View Post

    Glad you appreciate my Dark Humor !

    You know it's the Little Things that will mess you up.
    It's Not the Mountains that challenge a Journey..... it's the Sand in your Shoes that wears you down.
    I know you will be Race Ready. Your commitment to excellence is evident.
    it comes from getting dead tired of breaking

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  • Captain
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    Originally posted by SuperBuickGuy View Post
    *rant ON*
    watching Hot Rod Garage with Lucky and that chick (oh I'm going to get worse, just hold your hate). They have 3, count them, 3 days to complete a trans swap, front differential swap, and completely rewire the car with Holley Terminator X. This is Fast N Furious level BS.

    3 days. what is that, dog years?

    *rant OFF*

    and her name is Alex and I also think she is a great swap from whatever that guy was before her.

    but seriously. I've only seen that level of lie in Bill Clinton - apparently, HRG said 'here, hold my teleprompter'
    Glad you appreciate my Dark Humor !

    You know it's the Little Things that will mess you up.
    It's Not the Mountains that challenge a Journey..... it's the Sand in your Shoes that wears you down.
    I know you will be Race Ready. Your commitment to excellence is evident.

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  • 2020 mustang
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    Originally posted by SuperBuickGuy View Post

    how are the pictures coming of your projects?
    No updates , so no photo's. Some work Full time plus a part time gig, and sadly don't have the free time to play with their hobby.
    It is why I bought the New Mustang. It keeps the need for speed fix under control till I can get to the hobby vehicles.
    I made the mistake of offering to help a life long friend with his new business and it is turned into a 30 hour plus a week part time 2nd job.
    All, I get to do is order parts ATM and look at them, start them every few days.
    I just don't see why anyone gets bent out of shape over a tv show.
    No idea how you are able to get as much or more done than Dan, he is retired, Are you?
    Last edited by 2020 mustang; January 7, 2024, 12:09 AM.

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    Originally posted by 2020 mustang View Post

    You understand it is tv, you know entertainment, not real life, RIGHT?
    how are the pictures coming of your projects?

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  • 2020 mustang
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    Originally posted by SuperBuickGuy View Post
    *rant ON*
    watching Hot Rod Garage with Lucky and that chick (oh I'm going to get worse, just hold your hate). They have 3, count them, 3 days to complete a trans swap, front differential swap, and completely rewire the car with Holley Terminator X. This is Fast N Furious level BS.

    3 days. what is that, dog years?

    *rant OFF*

    and her name is Alex and I also think she is a great swap from whatever that guy was before her.

    but seriously. I've only seen that level of lie in Bill Clinton - apparently, HRG said 'here, hold my teleprompter'
    You understand it is tv, you know entertainment, not real life, RIGHT?

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    *rant ON*
    watching Hot Rod Garage with Lucky and that chick (oh I'm going to get worse, just hold your hate). They have 3, count them, 3 days to complete a trans swap, front differential swap, and completely rewire the car with Holley Terminator X. This is Fast N Furious level BS.

    3 days. what is that, dog years?

    *rant OFF*

    and her name is Alex and I also think she is a great swap from whatever that guy was before her.

    but seriously. I've only seen that level of lie in Bill Clinton - apparently, HRG said 'here, hold my teleprompter'

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  • Captain
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    Originally posted by SuperBuickGuy View Post
    I caved.... I'm signed up for Optima Challenge in Portland... if for no reason, it gives me a date to get this done by.... and there is a lot left.
    Motivation,
    Self induced DeadLines !!!

    "As our story Builds with Stress and Tension...
    But wait ... Super Buick Guy shows up to the Rescue...."

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    I caved.... I'm signed up for Optima Challenge in Portland... if for no reason, it gives me a date to get this done by.... and there is a lot left.

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    more radiator - tonight's episode, tetris

    started with the real radiator and was pleasantly surprised that it's a bit narrower... still won't go in through the top

    well, it will if you rotate the bottom of the core support

    then the right answer is 'void every warranty'

    taped the outlet to the radiator to test fit

    and finally, it worked.... I pity the fool who owns this next and tries to remove the radiator....

    it's so tight that you have to choose your radiator cap carefully

    but it all fits.

    why did I cut it? the outlet is at the very bottom of the radiator (which opens up another set of issues)

    beside the creative hosework that's coming, it also is over the transmission cooler.... to be honest, I don't know what the Chinese were thinking... the cooler takes up at least 2/3rds of the available space - which, on a car that already has cooling issues... isn't a good idea

    That leads me to what's next.
    but onto the next problem... notice how much further the motor outlet is compared to the radiator?

    I need to get a remote, pressurized reservoir. I'll probably just leave the cap in place. With that said, I need to get the tube out of the side tank. I also have to put a heater return line into the radiator. This is good because that's the line I'll tap for the reservoir.
    Ah the joys of hotrodding

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    and carrying on - laying out the top

    what was destined to be handrail is now a corvette part

    side view

    the part I made yesterday needs some air holes

    drill holes....

    this is where I stopped tonight - trying to picture what the top will look like. This piece is so chopped up and damaged that it's not going back on....

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    90% prep, 10% work.... tonight I got started by cutting down a knife die to use in my press. For those curious, I have FAR more money in dies then I do press....

    knife die is a die that will bend 135*... this is the bottom of the die I cut

    so here's a visual of why I'm doing this.... I now have 4" above the radiator to run the intake. The old piece is on

    what came out of the bending process - it'd be nice to have a CNC, hydraulic brake but for now I have a BFH

    after cutting and bending and pounding

    lots of fitting... here, I made a mistake, I should have flattened the knife brakes before I bent the 90* front bend.... now it won't go into the brake

    before I made the shroud fit

    test fit

    where I finished.... lots more to do such as blow holes to allow air into the bottom of the radiator


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  • 74NovaMan
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    Nice progress as always!

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    yes it now runs - which is pretty amazing...
    the problem.... the magnetic pickup doesn't have enough adjustment to get 60 degrees of BTDC advance - so I moved it to the other side and mounted it inside the power steering bracket.... worked really well other then being really fiddly trying to hold everything in place. It was nice having Rory here to help (the guy who owns the truck I posted a picture of yesterday)

    the next thing - cap the holes I made when I removed the cross bar

    cap 2

    with the success of getting it running, time to put a cooling system back in place....looks like I'll be doing some warranty voiding real soon

    to avoid confusion, I have 2 C3 Corvette radiators, this one got damaged in the move so it's become the test dummy

    as we all know, boxes are great radiator mounts

    cut the radiator support... was utterly full of rust.... so beside modification, there will be some repair. this will allow the intake air to come over the radiator

    before cutting

    also removed the bottom support so I can slide the radiator down an inch or so

    need to check the fans to make sure I have clearance for them

    back to test fitting

    with the top bar cut off, I can lower the radiator I may put holes in the bottom to help with airflow

    keep also in mind that the way the hood opens leaves precious little space from the stock location

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    It runs... that math for the cam sync? utter and complete BS. It DOES need to be set in advance of the crank signal - and Holley recommends at least 10 degrees - but that 195 degree stuff. nope.

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    Originally posted by Captain View Post
    Best Wishes, and I Mean It !!
    60 advanced has my Spydy-sences
    A little tingling......
    I know it is a reference point, but it sounds Extreme.
    the instruction is more then your maximum advance, less than 75 degrees. there is a slight problem, though, 42 degrees is about it for adjustment of the pickup

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