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Old 07-27-2016, 09:57 PM
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haha.. o-yea I like the Rootbeer too.. that's gona look goood..
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Looking good......real good!
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Old 07-28-2016, 06:14 PM
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Thanks, gents......can't wait to see it in the sun.
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I received a few more pictures from the engine room today. Engine is painted, FAST dizzy and TBI is bolted on......ready to set it between the frame rails.

Looking at the black finish on the engine, I'm wondering if the engine bay will be too dark with the Rootbeer paint next to it? I'm hoping there will be enough contrast.......I guess I'm not going to be running around with the hood open anyway.....no matter how bad*zz that would be!





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Black engines matter!
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Old 08-07-2016, 06:13 AM
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LOL
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Old 08-07-2016, 10:36 AM
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I concur.

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I guess I could always wire in some LED's to come on when the hood opens. I need to anyway because the under hood "service" light is gone.

Skip, it looks like you are using the same serpentine set up I'm going to get......I like the blacked out treatment on your accessories! I will most likely steal your idea...... Thank you sir.
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Old 08-07-2016, 06:19 PM
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I hate dirty chrome and hate to polishing chrome even more. Black suits me just fine. Steal away...I stole it myself. lol
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Old 08-23-2016, 09:23 PM
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Not much new to talk about......
I thought it was odd that the last picture of my engine had my old crank pulley on it. More pictures were posted on the Rod Shops website.....of my old accessory brackets...all clean and shiny. I called up and it seems that His guys had assumed we were using my old set up because it was a "serpentine"....when actually it is some "late model" hybrid system that has a serpentine drive alternator but A/C and PS are V belt (I was having a heck of a time keeping belts tight with it, especially after installation of headers). ANYWAY long story short, the shop owner Jim is a great guy....it's all straightened out now, we have a new GMPP Serpentine set up on order and a credit for the hours spent on cleanup and install of the old parts (and the manufactured Alternator and new water pump). It all added up to more than enough to buy the new kit....so it's a bonus for the Camino.

Some positive progress has been made...they have the A/C system reinstalled on the firewall in preparations for setting the motor in the frame rails after run in.
I wish I were there to do more of the work MYSELF! But gotta work to pay for the toys.....and house.
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Old 09-07-2016, 05:42 PM
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Some positive progress....no pictures.

Bell Housing for the TKO 600 is fitted up (to check clearances) along with the hi torque starter and Flywheel / clutch / pressure plate. Gas tank has been dropped in preparation for installation of the Aeromotive Phantom 340 retro fit pump kit. Car is completely jambed in with the new Rootbeer paint and ready for body work and exterior paint.
UNFORTUNATELY I had to "pump the brakes" a bit.....fixin' to be done with my project in TX around the middle of October, possibly going to SoCal to work after that. D*mn elections got all the construction running scared so I gotta make sure I have a job to go to before I can cut loose any more funds for the Camino build.....GRRR! I want it back on the road so bad I can TASTE IT!
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Old 09-07-2016, 07:50 PM
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I hear you Kyle. I can't wait. I couldn't get the tranny to shift right, so I took it to my mechanic yesterday to get it straighten out.

Just keep moving forward.
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Old 10-09-2016, 10:21 AM
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Hello all, I finally made it home from Texas for the first time since late July / early August..... and of course I dropped in to see the Camino. The folks at Jim's Rod Shop had actually gotten it further along than I thought they had, the A/C box on the firewall is completely reassembled, gas tank is dropped and cleaned for the EFI pump fitment, ALL of the jambs are painted all the engine bay is painted, and the engine is on the run stand.....waiting to be fed some more money to get it ran in. I think the Quality of the paint is outstanding...very smooth....I was excited to see it in person.

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On the run stand....dressed with a carb and HEI for the run in.

A close up of the painted heads and you can just see the plug wire routing.


Pics of random painted parts....in different lighting.








It appears as if you wont be able to tell that the car didn't come from the General this color .....even painting under the door hinges and behind the brake booster. I can't wait to get her back.
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Old 10-09-2016, 10:48 AM
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Looks great. I love that color. What is the name of that color?
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The paint job looks amazing Kyle.
Congratulations!
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