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  • #9137
    Ken West
    Participant

    Ok everyone what have you done to get around the Photobucket debacle or to fix your threads?

    #9138
    V8 Staff
    Keymaster

    Yeah, that is a problem. All our images are hosted on our servers or on Google photos, so we weren’t affected. Sucks that they elected to hold everyone’s pics for ransom.

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    #9392
    Ken West
    Participant

    Moving along quickly to try and get the roller running before the end of the year and on a tighter budget than the past.

    Cold Case Radiator and Fans:

    Transmission cooling line routing was a trick as there was no room to run them like the factory did due to headers taking up a lot of real estate. So, around the spring pocket we go:

    Install Tanks, Inc Fuel Tank, Pump and Sender:

    Installed a Fuel Pressure Guage on the OEM Fuel Rail and a Mechanical Oil Pressure Guage:

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    Wiring Harness, ECM, TCM and intake are next…..

    #9396
    Ken West
    Participant

    Continuing on:

    aAfter receiving the Wiring Harness, Computers, Intake and some other goodies I got back on it:
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    Finished up some temporary wiring and made a Temp firewall/dash. Filled the Cooling system, Power Steering, Engine, Transmission and Rear End with the proper fluids and lite her off:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r39joDDSObs%5B/youtube%5D

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAg5oBm8leI%5B/youtube%5D

    #9397
    V8 Staff
    Keymaster

    Continuing on:

    aAfter receiving the Wiring Harness, Computers, Intake and some other goodies I got back on it:

    Finished up some temporary wiring and made a Temp firewall/dash. Filled the Cooling system, Power Steering, Engine, Transmission and Rear End with the proper fluids and lite her off:

    [video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r39joDDSObs[/youtube]

    [video]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAg5oBm8leI[/youtube]

    Looking and sounding great Ken! I like your control center! Might have to use a similar setup in our shop! Glad to see the progress!

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    #9463
    Ken West
    Participant

    Mama says to get this thing on the road ASAP!!! So, I have started on the body and this is not my thing. I will do the floor areas that are covered and unseen to save some time and $$ and have the body shop do the rest. As you can see I am not lying when I say this is not my thing.
    So no new complete floors just one patch panel and a bunch of JB Weld products. I know – it sucks!
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    Floor pan behind driver
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    The trunk floor is very pitty but it recieved the same treatment for now.
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    The top windshield channel and the 2 side channels of the backlight as well as the dutchman panel need to be replaced. These I will have skilled labor do along with paint work.
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    #9507
    Ken West
    Participant

    Well winter is over so time to dust the cobwebs off and get back at it on the underside of body.

    Heat cycled the engine

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mPpRBqL1MeQ%5B/youtube%5D

    Got most of the undercoating off the cabin area

    But still have the trunk area to do

    #9508
    Ben O’Donnell
    Participant

    Hi Ken,

    I enjoyed reading about your car and I like how you are sorting the rolling chassis out first and then the body, I should have done that on my project! Good to see it started so easily after the winter….gotta love modern engines 🙂

    #9509
    V8 Staff
    Keymaster

    So cool to hear it run! Thanks for sharing the update, it sounds gooood!

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    #9512
    Ken West
    Participant

    Ben-you are so right on the modern engines. This thing, even though not tuned and is super rich for safety will start and idle so so easy. 1 day, 1 week, 1 month or longer without running and it starts easy.

    #9513
    Ken West
    Participant

    Yes it does! Now if i can just get the body back on and a little body work done I might be able to enjoy it before i get to old.

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