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Old 05-12-2011, 07:21 PM
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Hi everyone, 1st time poster, long time watcher. I have a 68 firebird with the hopes of a semi-pro tour build. I will try to make an attempt to do most of the work myself. I will maybe sub some stuff out, paint and body work. I want to do half of the Hot Rod Power Tour this year, since it's starting in my state, Florida. Here's to wanting! Here are some before, between and after shots. Looks like No! Power Tour this year. There in the wrong order, it's pic 2, 3, then 1.
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Old 12-09-2011, 01:11 AM
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Old 12-09-2011, 08:30 AM
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glad to see people still saving the birds
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Old 12-09-2011, 12:07 PM
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Thank you! Glad someone responded!
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Old 12-09-2011, 12:31 PM
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Not sure how I missed this one.

Great car and I really like those wheels on it. Any progress since the first post?

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Old 12-09-2011, 05:49 PM
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Family comes 1st so it's been slow on the car, but fast on the motor. Here is a before the blaster and then after.
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Old 12-09-2011, 06:20 PM
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I wasn't going to do anything with the motor, but then changed my mind. I just wanted someone to give it a once over to make sure it was good before I put in back in the car. Didn't won't to redo the car and find out the motor would die later. Here is what he found. More than a couple bad bearings, a deep groove in the crank and the block was a mess. The block was bored .032, the pistons size .030. 4 of the rods were short and the other 4 longer on the other side. The funny thing is the engine ran really strong, no smoke or funny noises.
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Old 12-09-2011, 07:27 PM
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wow missed this one, looking great any more updates? What is the bird on your icon? Same bird?
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Old 12-09-2011, 07:36 PM
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Yes, 68 I wanted to see how the rims fit under the fender.
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Old 12-09-2011, 07:41 PM
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The motor is almost done. The bottom is complete.
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