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Old 12-27-2014, 01:14 PM
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A 495? Really? Is that neccesary. lol
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Old 12-27-2014, 02:02 PM
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A 495? Really? Is that neccesary. lol
I bought the motor done
So I thought. Then we changed the
Block,cam,lifters -solid roller with .750 lift,
Shaft rockers and a new carb. Now I think it
will hold together

It is always nice to have a little power

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Old 12-27-2014, 04:00 PM
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How does the old sayin go? No replacement for displacement.
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Old 11-02-2016, 10:16 PM
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It's been along time, but I have updates to the car, but it'll be this weekend before I get the pics and info up.
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Well. Last time I updated this was when I was in Florida. Goodbye Florida. Hello Montana. Big adjustment to that. Anyways. Here's some updated photos. Would have more, but been fighting with the transmission all week. Broke one of the shift rail pin bolt heads in the case, so I had to completely disassemble to get it out. Bent one of the snap rings that holds one of the gears in place. Tail housing needed work. Waiting on that to get back from the machine shop. I do have interior pics, but need to redo the carpet and the passenger door panel. Dash bezel is getting sent off this week for restoration. I got the LS1 brakes installed all the way around. SSBC rotors and pads. Looking to get rims and tires after the new year. I'll post some interior pics later this week once it's cleaned up a little.
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Nice work. Car looks great. I'd rather be in Montana than Florida personally, and I've never been to Montana. Good luck!
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Old 01-24-2017, 09:53 PM
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Sorry for the long delay. Lot's going on here. So here goes.

Finally got the brakes done and while I was bleeding them I wasn't getting any pressure to the rear even though I was getting fluid. Took the master back off and set it level. Lot's of air in the back half of the cylinder. Once the air was gone. What a difference.

I rebuilt the trans. Ran into a bunch of problems with that. First it was during assembly that the two shift pins broke as I was putting them back in. That was fun getting the trans taken back apart to remove them for new. Went to put the tail housing on and remembered that I still needed to add the location for the speed sensor, so material was added and a the hole was machined. Then went to put the tail housing on again and notice the bearing was gone. Went to get another, but it was discontinued across the board. Found a bearing that does the job and machined it out to fit. Trans is finally back together. Won't go it until I get the clutch kit.


Had the dash bezel restored. Looks awesome! Nothing more that can be said about it.

Got my front seats finished up. Look and feel great! Can't wait to actually sit in it while driving instead of a temp gaming chair.


Everything is slow right now due to funds and snow on the ground here in Great Falls, Mt, but the next projects are what wheels, fuel system, cooling system, and diff. That'll be a little bit though.
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I forgot to add. I figured out why the nose is still high. The front springs are wrong,so I ordered the correct ones and they'll go in one the trans is back in.
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Hey Ben, good luck with your build.
Let me know if you make it down to Orlando
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Old 02-22-2017, 11:04 PM
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Thanks. I'm up in Montana now. Can't wait to get it going.
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