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  • I am not sure of anything, I make no guarantees, but I am a betting man, I bet I was seeing double.
    http://www.bangshift.com/forum/forum...-consolidation

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    • *hint* read the bit about ninja editing

      Anyway, I drove this thing today - OMG I absolutely hate it when this happens, this car runs awesome. It's a stock bottom end with vortec heads, aluminum intake, thumpr cam, headers, flowmasters.... it can do burnouts for days, and does it at the slightest flicker of the throttle, in any gear, at any speed I was driving - which wasn't terribly fast because it was last registered in 2003 by someone else so getting stopped would require some explaining..... why do I hate this? because it runs too good and I'm now considering keeping it around for a bit.... dagnabit!!!!
      Doing it all wrong since 1966

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      • Originally posted by SuperBuickGuy View Post
        *hint* read the bit about ninja editing

        because it runs too good and I'm now considering keeping it around for a bit.... dagnabit!!!!
        you say that like its a bad thing....
        If you can leave two black stripes from the exit of one corner to the braking zone of the next, you have enough horsepower. - Mark Donohue

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        • Next up, double knit polyester lounge lizard leisure suits, chest hair implants, and gold chains!

          Most 'vettes have girls in the picture, but check this dog out:



          Did you ever find a set of 8" Rallys ?
          Beagle
          "Flounder"
          Last edited by Beagle; June 5, 2012, 07:10 AM.
          Flying south, with a flock of bird dogs.

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          • Beags - that picture is funny to me because on Sunday my wife was trying to get our bloodhound to get into the Corvette and she flat out refused (who said bloodhounds don't have taste?)

            nope on the 8" - the rallys from my Buick are on it now, but the tires are too big in the back, small in the front so I'm still searching. I'm honestly considering C4 wheels (either 1st or second types) - I think they'd actually look pretty good and would certainly keep with the low-buck theme of this car.
            Doing it all wrong since 1966

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            • You live right by Monroe, i'm sure they might have "track" days
              They have 2 asphalt tracks..or something. Looking from the stands, the right side might be the same for both ovals..
              Betcha can " open er up" there...

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              • I'm sure, however, once I get it licensed/insured/in my name, I'll be less reluctant about bowing a speed limit, and hooning a time or two.
                Doing it all wrong since 1966

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                • So a bit more work


                  twas a big hole in the dash

                  with the aid of 2 wiring diagrams, I wired it up


                  why 2, you may ask? well, I'm glad you asked... apparently someone, somewhere decided they'd rather have the wiper controls on the signal stalk not on the dashboard.... or, according to a Corvette affecionado, the 74-75 Vettes had wiring fire problems (that could be a problem in a plastic freaking car) and this was all that was available. So the dash is 75, the wiring is 77



                  So the gas gauge, oil pressure, and alt gauge work(ish) (gas gauge is tempermental) - need to run another wire and replace the water temp sender to a two prong sender... but it is progress, it runs, lights come on, light switch works - although there's something screwy - both lights on the driver's side come on on low, both lights on the passenger side come on on high beams... as I said, strange. I need the vacuum switch (emergency override) to see if the lights pop up - if they don't, an electric motor is going to be the fix.
                  Doing it all wrong since 1966

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                  • well, it's now insured and licensed... driven, even. It does have a ways to go, but now it's driveable so it'll happen faster - especially since the GTO isn't driveable.
                    According to my calculations, I need to lower it at least 3", if not 4"....

                    pictures

                    SuperBuickGuy
                    No Life Outside BangShift.com
                    Last edited by SuperBuickGuy; June 22, 2012, 06:44 PM.
                    Doing it all wrong since 1966

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                    • Looking good SBG, just a little over 3 months and its driving and on the road.

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                      • Originally posted by Old Dog View Post
                        Looking good SBG, just a little over 3 months and its driving and on the road.
                        Thanks, you have no idea how encouraging those words are.
                        Doing it all wrong since 1966

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                        • So, more work accomplished... well, half way accomplished

                          for seat belts, I need a roll bar
                          so, before I permanently install the carpet, it's time to build a roll bar

                          cut hole to frame




                          build stands to stay above the brake lines and fuel lines


                          lay out design


                          start bending tube


                          buy new jack


                          dammit

                          anyway, I'll carry on tomorrow
                          Doing it all wrong since 1966

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                          • The coolest part of any build is starting with chalk drawings on the floor.
                            BS'er formally known as Rebeldryver

                            Resident Instigator

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                            • Originally posted by Scott Liggett View Post
                              The coolest part of any build is starting with chalk drawings on the floor.
                              suckiest part is when you have to get more tools cause you broke one.... the problem is the jack didn't have a safety port at the top to prevent overjacking....

                              I swear I should simply write a book giving my experiences with some of these companies - the update today is Eastwood has a 1 year warranty, so it's out of warranty. However, the bad news continues - even if I had been within a year, they wouldn't cover it because I "abused" it..... meaning I need to have a tape measure on the jack to make sure I don't overjack....
                              Doing it all wrong since 1966

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                              • It's amazing how they can build stuff that is designed to break itself and then call it abuse when it happens. Before you write your book make sure you get your cars finished first, you're doing a great job and I enjoy watching the updates.

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