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  • #91
    Thanks NightShifter and Randall! I appreciate the support!
    Chris - HRPT Long Haul 03, 04, 05, 13, 14, 15,16 & 18
    74 Nova Project
    66 Mustang GT Project

    92 Camaro RS Convertible Project
    79 Chevy Truck Project
    1956 Cadillac Project

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    • #92
      At the end of the day, the new springs are mounted and the new rear end is resting on them. I need to get the u-bolts off the original rear and mount the lower plates so that I can get the jack stands under the axle and off the body. My goal is to have it running by the end of April.

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      Chris - HRPT Long Haul 03, 04, 05, 13, 14, 15,16 & 18
      74 Nova Project
      66 Mustang GT Project

      92 Camaro RS Convertible Project
      79 Chevy Truck Project
      1956 Cadillac Project

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      • #93
        I use those on my car.... only header gaskets that I've ever reused
        http://www.bangshift.com/forum/attac...1&d=1366593415

        best story, though, I forgot to tighten a bolt on the back of the manifold.... no leak. try that with your paper or copper gaskets.... my only issue with them, though, you need longer header bolts - and those can be sometimes a bit hard to find
        Doing it all wrong since 1966

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        • #94
          Thanks Chris I think I have lost alot of my followers on that site with no progress on the Torino and rambling on about everything other than a Torino project. Good luck with yours and I am hopeing to get back on mine after the power tour.
          Greg & Mendy Dayton, Ohio 2007LH 2008LH 2010LH 2011LH 2012 1st 2 stops 2013LH 2015 1st 2 stops2016LH 2017 first and last stops . 2018 LH ("It's better to be dead and cool than alive and uncool!! Harley Davidson!")

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          • #95
            The car does not look a whole lot different after today's efforts. The exhaust is 85% in, the rear end is bolted in as is the drive shaft and the new air shocks (still need to run the lines). Spring finally arrived and I needed to take care of a few thing around the house and garage. One of the garage things is the "pink" wall. I have a 30' x 50' shop and I only have half of it insulated for heat. I also like to have it wide open when I can. So shortly after it was built I put up some stub walls and a soffit so that I could separate the two sections with 1.5" hard foam insulation which happend to be pink. Here are a couple of shots of the wall with a couple of sections removed:

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            Chris - HRPT Long Haul 03, 04, 05, 13, 14, 15,16 & 18
            74 Nova Project
            66 Mustang GT Project

            92 Camaro RS Convertible Project
            79 Chevy Truck Project
            1956 Cadillac Project

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            • #96
              The sections are about 10 feet tall and 4 feet wide. I build the sections about 8 years ago and they fit together with 3 dowels as pictured below. The top and sides are held in with 1x2 lumber and 3 inch screws. It is not very high tech but it is effective.

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              Chris - HRPT Long Haul 03, 04, 05, 13, 14, 15,16 & 18
              74 Nova Project
              66 Mustang GT Project

              92 Camaro RS Convertible Project
              79 Chevy Truck Project
              1956 Cadillac Project

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              • #97
                Here are a couple of shots of the new and improved wide open look:

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                Chris - HRPT Long Haul 03, 04, 05, 13, 14, 15,16 & 18
                74 Nova Project
                66 Mustang GT Project

                92 Camaro RS Convertible Project
                79 Chevy Truck Project
                1956 Cadillac Project

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                • #98
                  That's a pretty nice sized G-rage you have there Captain. Looks like you're going to make your deadline on the Nova too.

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                  • #99
                    Originally posted by NightShifter View Post
                    That's a pretty nice sized G-rage you have there Captain. Looks like you're going to make your deadline on the Nova too.
                    I like it an awful lot. It's nice to be able to take something apart and leave it until I can get back to it. I am really hoping to have the Nova running within the next week so I can get some miles on it before I drive it to Texas. Thanks for the vote of confidence.
                    Chris - HRPT Long Haul 03, 04, 05, 13, 14, 15,16 & 18
                    74 Nova Project
                    66 Mustang GT Project

                    92 Camaro RS Convertible Project
                    79 Chevy Truck Project
                    1956 Cadillac Project

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                    • Looks like progress is still happening in your garage keep it up and you will have no problem getting her ready.
                      Greg & Mendy Dayton, Ohio 2007LH 2008LH 2010LH 2011LH 2012 1st 2 stops 2013LH 2015 1st 2 stops2016LH 2017 first and last stops . 2018 LH ("It's better to be dead and cool than alive and uncool!! Harley Davidson!")

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                      • Slow and steady eh? As long as I don't have any major surprises I should be fine.
                        Chris - HRPT Long Haul 03, 04, 05, 13, 14, 15,16 & 18
                        74 Nova Project
                        66 Mustang GT Project

                        92 Camaro RS Convertible Project
                        79 Chevy Truck Project
                        1956 Cadillac Project

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                        • Enjoyed following along here. See you on the road!
                          Jim & Cathy North Mankato, MN Long Haulers '04,07,08,09,10,11,12,13,14 Short Haul '05,'15,'17,’19 WST '14,'15,'16,'17

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                          • Thanks Jim - I think I remember seeing your car in 04 or 05.
                            Chris - HRPT Long Haul 03, 04, 05, 13, 14, 15,16 & 18
                            74 Nova Project
                            66 Mustang GT Project

                            92 Camaro RS Convertible Project
                            79 Chevy Truck Project
                            1956 Cadillac Project

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                            • I'm getting ready to install my transmission cooler lines. I have a 700R4 and a side tank cooler (stock cooler in the radiator). Does anyone know if it matters which line goes to which fitting? I don't think it could matter much but I am planning on connecting the top fitting on the trans to the top fitting on the radiator.

                              Please let me know if you agree or if you think it should go the other way. Thanks,
                              Chris - HRPT Long Haul 03, 04, 05, 13, 14, 15,16 & 18
                              74 Nova Project
                              66 Mustang GT Project

                              92 Camaro RS Convertible Project
                              79 Chevy Truck Project
                              1956 Cadillac Project

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                              • I'd love to say "no it doesn't" but my only background for that statement is that I've never paid any attention to which line went were.

                                But with that caution above, I say no it doesn't
                                Doing it all wrong since 1966

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