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What a process to replace my oil pan. After pulling the 4 speed, bellhousing, clutch, etc. I had to remove the starter and the passenger side header to remove the passenger side motor mount bolt. Now in the process of sanding the passenger side header for repainting and then lift the engine to remove the driver side header for repainting, then finally change the pan while the engine is lifted...
 

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I painted the plastic brackets that go around the headrest with SEM light Oak. They were red. My wife made covers back in 2005 that were red. We are changing the covers on the headrests to match door panels and visors.
 

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tried cleaning/oiling the drivers side door latch/solenoid and any moving parts in the drivers door. i think the latch might be working a bit better but pretty sure i am going to have to pull it and give it a proper cleaning to fix the issue since it looks like the solenoid is working as it should when i am having issues. also cleaned out any tools, gassed it up and put it into storage for the winter. we will see if i feel like doing much more to it over the winter.
 

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I just finished resto-rodding my 59 a few days before the 60th anniversary get together in Arlington.
I installed a 2013 5.3L/6L80 driveline, 4wdb (hydoboost), 17inch American torq thrust, vintage air, interior, paint, gps/backup camera.
It was a three year project, frame off.
Pictures at 59elco.
 

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I painted the brackets that hold the center armrests for the 60/40 bench seat. My wife made the covers that are on it in 2005. We are recovering them to match the rest of interior.
 

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I just finished resto-rodding my 59 a few days before the 60th anniversary get together in Arlington.
I installed a 2013 5.3L/6L80 driveline, 4wdb (hydoboost), 17inch American torq thrust, vintage air, interior, paint, gps/backup camera.
It was a three year project, frame off.
Pictures at 59elco.
That is beautiful. Love your upholstery work.
 

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The 7" pulley will increase your boost and bring it in earlier when under load.
Depending on the diameter of your top pully on the snout of your Weiand 144, you may move from 5 to 6 pounds of boost.
This should also increase your "effective" compression ratio.
Consider that you will likely need to increase the octane rating for your fuel to avoid detonation and damage to your pistons, rods and crank.
 

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The 7" pulley will increase your boost and bring it in earlier when under load.
Depending on the diameter of your top pully on the snout of your Weiand 144, you may move from 5 to 6 pounds of boost.
This should also increase your "effective" compression ratio.
Consider that you will likely need to increase the octane rating for your fuel to avoid detonation and damage to your pistons, rods and crank.
That is my goal to get more boost, now getting only 5 psi. Will go to re85 for getting cooler intake temperatures and more octane to avoid detonation. Also the super damper because more boost.
 

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Below is a list of the major modifications that I have made to the car.
1. Complete frame off restoration of the chassis and body.
a. Hydro-boost 4 wheel disc brakes, CPP kit
b. Power steering, upgraded steering linkage, spindles and bearings.
c. Sway bars
d. All new ball joints and bushings.
e. New floor pans and left rear quarter panel.
2. PPG paint, 1959 Harbor Blue (base/clear coat) with gray interior.
3. Installation of a 2013 EFI LS 5.3L/6L980e drive line with manual shift capability.
4. Dakota Digital instruments.
5. Vintage Air Conditioning, using the original 1959 controls.
6. Upgraded headlights (halogen) and LED tail lights and turn signals. LED interior lights.
7. American Torq-trust wheels, 17 inch
8. Retro Sound radio with Bluetooth hands free phone and Sirius capable with pioneer amp and speakers.
9. Dynamat and AcoustiShield thermal insulation of the passenger compartment.
10. All new glass and weather stripping
11. Custom Interior with bucket seats and console, GPS and backup camera.
12. Stainless Steel gas tank with internal fuel pump.
13. Re-chromed original bumpers and polished Stainless Steel moldings.
Virtually every bolt, nut, bushing and screw are new. The interior has been upgraded to include lockable storage behind each seat for securing personal items.
 

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Cool Rick. How is it set up?
 
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