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Old 02-05-2010, 12:35 PM   #21
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Looks like my first chevelle.. always a fun project doing ground ups.
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Old 02-05-2010, 04:45 PM   #22
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primer it and it would look like mine does now lol, i am always amazed how much room all the interior crap takes up once you take it all out of the car
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Old 02-05-2010, 07:03 PM   #23
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Yea then it would turn out looking like my 83. I'm good.................
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Old 02-05-2010, 09:53 PM   #24
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lol i meant grey primer
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Old 02-07-2010, 07:55 AM   #25
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Well I got a chance to play with my motor a little bit last night. Without knowing it my motor had broken one of the 2 bolts that hold the cam thrust plate on and busted one of the ears off the plate. It wasn't a surprise to me luckily because I had opened up the motor last year and found the issue.
I couldn't get the bolt extracted so I just had to drill out the bolt and tapped the whole for a bigger bolt. instead of the 1/4 20 thread it is now a 5/16 18 thread (at least I think it was a 18). Either way it went down smoothly and now I can button up the bottom half of my motor finally once I get the gaskets.
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Old 02-07-2010, 08:54 AM   #26
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so whats the motor for the DD gonna be?
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Same motor as before pretty much

Non roller 306
Mildly home ported GT40's
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.512 lift / 292 duration (230 at .050) / 110 LSA / 2000-6000rpm
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Rear Springs Installed 28" tall tire(remember there is no hatch assembly on the car)

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Tapping a new bolt for the thrust plate

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Old 02-07-2010, 02:29 PM   #29
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Looks like you are on your way. Where is your swaybar? Did you ever figure out what you were doing for the five lug conversion? Lots of work left.
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That huge thing is sitting under the motor in one of the pics. I removed it awhile back. I am going to probably stick with the SN stuff from the junk yard to help make the steering better. I'm still keeping your offer on the table just in case I can't find what I need. I haven't made a trip to the junk yard yet due to the weather.
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