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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    back to where I was a week ago...


    don't see a leak (the pump with the hose on it)


    the only place it might have leaked is the bottom bolt... but even so....


    got a relay box in so I can start wiring stuff

    and new steering wheel arrive


    I did put DEI wrap around the hoses

    trust but verify


    Friday night picture, looks pretty much the same

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    He'd be in the Buick if it were available... I'm fairly certain that's what that look is

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  • DanStokes
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    That poor pup! Little Andy is the first guy we've had in some time who doesn't worry about kabooms. When ME and I got together she had an Aussie who would climb into the bath tub (a place she normally avoided at all costs) at the first crack of lightning, fireworks, etc. The Standard Poodles weren't that bad but would quake and hide if they could. Andy doesn't care as long as he has a lap - but he wants laps all the time anyway.

    Dan

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    so I had this thing called plans... started to execute them... DEI wrap for the power steering lines

    then this happened... well, before this, fireworks happened.... I was planning on drilling some holes, starting to run the battery cut off...
    but no

    how do you say no to that face?
    so quiet things... measuring the air cleaner hold-down length... yeah, big things

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  • fatguyzinc
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    i vote for pink glitter over the black for the wheels.............

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  • silver_bullet
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    mask the backside of the wheel so it stays matte black behind the spokes, go with your matte bronze, maybe clean all the paint off of the spoke face?
    Last edited by silver_bullet; July 2, 2020, 04:36 PM.

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    I don't like the black wheels... thinking a dark, flat bronze......

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    Have I ever mentioned I hate wiring... yeah. Hate.
    drill new hole in the bulkhead to run wires back

    start fitting lights (and mount license plate)

    I need to take them back off because I'm going to replace all the bulb holders (it's how the LED lights connect). I also need to change the wiring so all the lights work - the centered ones are for reverse lights... but no more,


    then spent quality time laying out the wiring - roll bar is back out so I can finish the area and it's a lot easier to wire when it's out

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    pulling the motor to resurface the block is far more difficult then replacing a power steering pump.... sure, I'd love for it to go perfectly - but that ain't gonna happen so I'll bask in the win

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  • 1946Austin
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    Just when things are going well, these builds begin to nickel and dime us. At least you caught it before it made a mess of the build!

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  • DanStokes
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    It's always something.......

    Dan

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    it was going too well.... ugh
    but first, good news, cooling system holds a vacuum so no leaks

    but something told me to look under the car... and there was a huge puddle - and nope, it wasn't the most common bolt

    wth? that bolt is blind... oh wait, just above the bolt... a leak. damn


    thankfully they're really cheap with a core.... and since this is well outside the warranty....

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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    onward
    I figured I'd lathe then 'hang' the pipes of the t-bolts.... in the end, no,


    sidepipe hangers


    headlight install

    the hardest part was getting the tape back off

    there we go


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  • SuperBuickGuy
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    Originally posted by 1946Austin View Post
    That engine bay is packed full of fun!
    the noise a 427 makes at full song

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  • 1946Austin
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    That engine bay is packed full of fun!

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