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  • #46
    finished(ish) up the Skylark, and got a bit done on the Corvette tonight
    here's the skylark leaving the shop.... who says muscle cars aren't good in mud?


    I bought a thumper cam for the car, and got affirmation about how wise of choice... the other cam is a solid lifter cam.... that would have annoyed me if I'd have put that in the car with a solid cam - especially since this is probably the car's original bottom end....



    more work to do - put this together



    fill this

    Doing it all wrong since 1966

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    • #47
      i have always liked the 80+ nose and rear facia on those cars





      witht eh notch back window think that would work pretty well

      is the rear window removable on your's? the 73 my college was restoring was a T-top car with a removable rear window
      Originally posted by Remy-Z;n1167534
      Congratulations, man. You've just inherited the "Patron Saint of Automotive Lost Causes" from me. No question.

      75Grand AM 455:Pissed off GrandMA, 68 Volkswagen Type1 "beetle":it will run some year

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      • #48
        I had a 75 with the 80 front/rear grafted onto it.... I think it was parted out after it sat in the next owner's field for 5 years.... too bad, I need the calipers for this project (and its 4 speed) - they were new, ss ones.

        I wasn't in love with the 80 front, I thought it made the front look heavy
        Doing it all wrong since 1966

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        • #49
          yeah it does maybe that's why i like it. makes it look a bit more agressive
          Originally posted by Remy-Z;n1167534
          Congratulations, man. You've just inherited the "Patron Saint of Automotive Lost Causes" from me. No question.

          75Grand AM 455:Pissed off GrandMA, 68 Volkswagen Type1 "beetle":it will run some year

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          • #50
            I'm more the chrome bumper fan - my fav is actually the 73 which has the chrome front bumper with the slanted back

            Who knows, this car may reside for the summer - with the removable rear window it's like having a convertible without the associated issues (mainly looking like a viagra swilling, 70s reject).

            I put the rallys back on the Buick, I need to remove the aluminum spacers so the car sits low again (I fixed the driveway ;)) and maybe fix the dents and paint the hood flat black... give it the mean look - it is going to the swap meet this year, just need to figure a "it sells the first day" price.
            Doing it all wrong since 1966

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            • #51
              newsflash, Centerline 10" wide wheels do not fit on a Corvette... dagnabit.... I still need to either find tires for the 8" rims I have, or another set of wheels for this little beastie.
              Doing it all wrong since 1966

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              • #52
                Originally posted by SuperBuickGuy View Post
                newsflash, Centerline 10" wide wheels do not fit on a Corvette WITHOUT AIR SHOCKS... dagnabit.... I still need to either find tires for the 8" rims I have, or another set of wheels for this little beastie, OR DO THE RIGHT RETRO THING AND LOCATE AIR SHOCKS FOR THE PERFECT 80'S STANCE.
                There, fixed it for ya.
                Of all the paths you take in life - make sure a few of them are dirt.

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                • #53
                  A neighbor is restoring a 74 he wants cragars to match the side pipes, but can't find any with just the right offset and doesn't want unilugs.... He's probably going to stick with Rallye's - they do look "right" on the maco shark era vettes.... of course slots look good on them too - but the offset thing gets tricky.

                  If you're really going to sell this car when you're done - then the best wheels are those that are cheap, fit properly and are less ugly than the horrendous piles of chrome plated vomit that were on the car when you got it.
                  There's always something new to learn.

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                  • #54
                    the interference issue is the emergency brake cable. If I were to completely remove the cable, the problem would be "solved".... which is probably how they did it in the day - heck, if I dressed in polyester, the last thing I'd need is an emergency brake cable
                    Doing it all wrong since 1966

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                    • #55
                      i have never owned a car with a working e-brake i say remove it and put the rims on
                      Originally posted by Remy-Z;n1167534
                      Congratulations, man. You've just inherited the "Patron Saint of Automotive Lost Causes" from me. No question.

                      75Grand AM 455:Pissed off GrandMA, 68 Volkswagen Type1 "beetle":it will run some year

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                      • #56
                        automatics dont need an e-brake, I do wish the one on my 5 speed car worked better.
                        http://www.bangshift.com/forum/forum...-consolidation

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                        • #57
                          I'm definitely glad the e-brake works like a champ on the Skylark (rear disc). I use the one on the truck when I park out on the street (decently steep hill). The Centurion's and Thunderbirds are rusted up or something, basically the pedals are very stiff, don't move far and things don't seem right, otherwise I'd use them on hills too.
                          Escaped on a technicality.

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                          • #58
                            am I the only one who's had to explain that the block of wood in my car is for parking purposes and not for riot purposes?
                            Doing it all wrong since 1966

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                            • #59
                              The brick in the car is for riot purposes.
                              Escaped on a technicality.

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                              • #60
                                i thought the tire iron was for riots. the brick is poor man cruise control and the wood is the parking brake lol
                                Originally posted by Remy-Z;n1167534
                                Congratulations, man. You've just inherited the "Patron Saint of Automotive Lost Causes" from me. No question.

                                75Grand AM 455:Pissed off GrandMA, 68 Volkswagen Type1 "beetle":it will run some year

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