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Old 11-20-2015, 04:21 PM
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A little history on this car.........The first Power Tour we went on was in 2005.....Started in Milwaukee and ended in Orlando.....There was a group of guy's that flew in from Australia to do the tour.....They flew into L.A. and bought this car and drove to Milwaukee....We got to meet them at a Party in Milwaukee before the Tour started.......LOL.....Wild group and a lot of fun........So......while in Milwaukee, the owner of the car met and got a girlfriend ......So.....After the Tour he drove the car back to the Milwaukee area to be with her..........He sold the car to a friend of mine in July of 05......Floyd had the car 10 years and kept it in a heated climate controlled environment........Labor Day weekend we were at a car show and noticed Floyd had the Car for Sale.......The rest is history......The car is a perfect California rust free piece that was gone thru in the early 2000's and built to what was normal back then.........LOL.....Just a couple weird things about the build back then......obviously the builder didn't want the A/C condenser in front of the polished radiator......so .....it was mounted parallel to the road behind the front bumper with an Electric fan blowing air thru it when required........except mounted in that position while driving down the highway it didn't work too good.....LOL........the other thing is with the Condenser mounted in that position ......there wasn't any room for the front sway bar........so......the car was a little wishy washy going down the road......all soon to be corrected along with a LSA drivetrain transplant..........So......Here we go again.........


Picture of when we picked up the car from Floyd





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Love me some Nomad! Great looking car and I like the interior. This will be fun.
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A little more info and Pic's..........The car has 4 wheel power Disc brakes and a 9" Ford rear axle assy with all new parts in it.......3:55 Posi......So....That part of the build is already completed.......Parts are starting to show up for the conversion.....new Nomad Gas tank to be modified for the GM ZL1 Fuel Pump.....Holley 302-1 Pan and gasket showed up.....also received a repro original looking Wonderbar Radio all set-up for Satelite etc........and I ordered a new LSA / 4l85E connect and cruise drivetrain from GM today.......That should arrive next week......Here are some pic's from under the car to show the rust free condition......


























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Nice Ken!!! Will be fun - as usual - to watch you work wonders with another great build.
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Very nice car Ken, I will be watching this one all the way thru also
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I forgot those "traction bars" were on there. Those have to go, all they are good for is binding up the suspension.

Don't forget, that steering box is new.
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Here's a picture of the front suspension.........Maybe adding some good shocks, but that's about all





Here's how the A/C condenser was mounted behind the front bumper....








Even though the trans fluid went thru the Radiator cooler....it was still run into this air cooler mounted behind the bumper with minimum air flow.......Gone......








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There is now room for a sway bar............








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Did some more dis-assembly ......getting ready for the new drivetrain that will be arriving next week.......and parts are starting to arrive (I like to plan in advance so when I start .....I can keep going).........as you can see, when it was built, it was built with all the good stuff !!!





















Holley #302-1 Oil Pan arrived








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Nice stuff Ken, who's heat exchanger did you go with ? When I got my C+C kit it took a month because they were waiting for the trans controller.
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Nice stuff Ken, who's heat exchanger did you go with ? When I got my C+C kit it took a month because they were waiting for the trans controller.


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