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Old 05-16-2019, 08:21 PM
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That's much better with pics
Looks great
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Old 05-20-2019, 08:10 AM
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Started looking more seriously at the windshield frame and it looks like it will be an expensive piece.
I am still planning on removing the top of the frame but I found about a foot long section of the bottom curved part of the frame/ window channel that was rotted out. I drilled out the spot welds on the lip that hangs over the dash and decided that I can't patch the rust holes in the channel. Trying to find a replacement frame is proving difficult because most of them sell just the frame but not a drop in replacement. Some come with the hinge but I don't need that.
Next decent swap meet is still months away and I am not patient enough to wait that long. I did order a few more pieces of shiny stuff for it.
Hope to start working on getting the engine together this week.
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Old 06-11-2019, 07:40 AM
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I now have most of the parts I need to get the engine together. I got the intake manifold from hot heads yesterday. Waiting for a mechanic friend to come over and keep me from putting things together wrong.
I also ordered a new grill shell and insert. The fiberglass shell that I have is chopped so a standard insert won't fit and I have not been able to find one that has the same chop. I found a new steel shell and insert for less than any of the other inserts that I was looking at. I figured that I could drop the new shell down to get the right height.
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Old 01-01-2020, 10:31 PM
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Finally got started getting the motor together. Got the rods and mains torqued, got the timing chain installed, got the lifters and push rods in and the heads on.
I can't find the oil slinger so I couldn't put the timing cover on and subsequently the oil pan.
I always find it amazing that I set something down and it disappears into some other dimension.
I have been picking away at body work. I'm trying to get the doors to line up right.
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Old 01-02-2020, 09:38 AM
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Sooner or later it all has to get done... at least that's what I keep telling myself! It keeps me moving forward! Glad to see you're making progress!!!

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Old 01-10-2020, 02:58 PM
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I found the oil slinger stuck to the bottom of a box that we moved a hundred times trying to find parts.
Got the pushrods adjusted and modified the valley cover to take an oil filler tube and a pcv valve. Hopefully get the pan and intake done tonight as well as spark plug wires.
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