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  • back to interior work
    77 control on the right, 75 on the left

    not going to use either - but now I need to come up with a simple control to turn on the heat and turn on the fan (blow on the windshield and the floor)

    back to making it all fit together....


    I swear I should simply build a center stack, it'd make this process so much easier... with that said, you may see me welding aluminum again very soon.... the down side is I have all the gauges necessary except a fuel gauge - which is what's keeping me from just "doing" it.
    Doing it all wrong since 1966

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    • And, here all the makers of fancy, high voltage HEI's all say that you should gap your plugs around .060. Funny, I haven't found anyone who actually had good results doing it.
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      • Yeah, the next door neighbor thing wouldn't work out for me...your way to motivated! Lookin good.

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        • Originally posted by Scott Liggett View Post
          And, here all the makers of fancy, high voltage HEI's all say that you should gap your plugs around .060. Funny, I haven't found anyone who actually had good results doing it.
          .060!!! Noooo! Never worked for me.. Drivers get .045... Derby cars get .035..
          Should I go .040? In the derby cars? .. They sometimes get flooded..

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          • pictures of the suspension now



            the soon to be installed trailing arm side bracket


            or maybe this way

            as you can see, they're pretty stout

            so here's my other diff, you can see how much the 'arm' moves with these pictures (and the clip that holds it all together)



            I'll repeat this thread on my plastic thread - the point of this thread is to get input into the idea of simply removing the clip and installing an upper control rod
            Doing it all wrong since 1966

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            • good news/bad news

              Good news is the existing rear differential side yokes are better than the replacement... bad news is it's obviously the TA bushings - a PITA to get out

              2.73 (new) differential


              3.08 (old) differential


              starting removing the trailing arms... ug
              Doing it all wrong since 1966

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              • an enjoyable evening was spent fighting one bolt - and it's only half way off

                shims hold it in place

                First step is to remove the shims and cut the bolt

                half the shims are gone


                and that's all for tonight
                SuperBuickGuy
                No Life Outside BangShift.com
                Last edited by SuperBuickGuy; January 14, 2013, 10:02 PM.
                Doing it all wrong since 1966

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                • Without a word of a lie , I easily spent 6-8 hours removing a leaf spring bolt in my Cougar .

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                  • No one ever said this hobby didn't require patience.

                    Corvette = flame wrench NOT a good idea.
                    There's always something new to learn.

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                    • Originally posted by milner351 View Post
                      No one ever said this hobby didn't require patience.

                      Corvette = flame wrench NOT a good idea.
                      Plastic burns? who knew?
                      Doing it all wrong since 1966

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                      • Originally posted by SuperBuickGuy View Post
                        Plastic burns? who knew?
                        It ain't easy to put OUT!

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                        • It'd be easier if we all drove new cars with new bolts! But what fun would that be, and what would we do with all our spare time?
                          1946Austin
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                          Last edited by 1946Austin; January 16, 2013, 07:09 PM.

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                          • Originally posted by 1946Austin View Post
                            It'd be easier if we all drove new cars with new bolts! But what fun would that be, and what would we do with all our spare time?
                            vacations, time with family, hanging out with friends, doing good for the community - you know, frivolous things
                            Doing it all wrong since 1966

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                            • I like cars, they don't require lip reading, hidden induendos, or agendas ( sometimes they do.but that's neither here nor now)
                              Nor do they have funny signs I never seen before..
                              They don't talk back unless I push them too hard.. I've pushed plenty hard too..
                              I hate being all contorted in a car... Under a dash, under the car or something and somebody (usually wifey) kicks my foot to say something.. The car itself NEVER does that

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                              • I had a saying in HS when I was dating a gorgeous girl that turned out to be batsh!t crazy....

                                I always know where my car is on a friday night, and every time I crawl under it - it screws me!
                                There's always something new to learn.

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