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TrannyMike
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Mike this is a great thread. Have you presented administration concerning makig it it's own topic?
I think that would be a good idea. It's a thread that never gets old. And the ideas others can take from it are great. How do I do that? :beer:
 

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I'm sure one of the administratators has read some of these posts, when they see this one hopefully they'll pick up on it and let us know if it can be done.
 

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I think it looks great Good job post a picture when you get it in the car. :You_Rock:
After a gazillion attempts of getting my new smuggler's box curtain "just right", I finally have it done!
I had to end up using my trusty hot glue gun to attach it along the top rail because I can't find snaps to fit the originals. I attached it along the bottom and sides with velcro to keep it from flapping in the wind while driving with the windows down-should've used a heavier material.
All in all, I'm happy with it.

 

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Asked some friends on El Camino Central for advice on properly wiring my oil pressure gauge and also about putting original exhaust manifolds on to replace the loud, full-length headers that are rusting out and getting louder. I picked up the manifolds at a swap meet a couple years ago but they have just been gathering dust until now.
 

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You are tempting the "breakdown gods" when you make such smug comments ! Lol

'smart because i bought a mechanically sound car.' nothing lasts forever

the chances are some day when i am sitting around sipping on a cold brew watching nhra videos you will be fixing your ride !! .
Ha, chances are I'd be spending big bucks having it fixed by someone else because I don't have the slightest clue about cars. :???:



Many posters on this thread have mechanically sound cars, but enjoy modifying or improving on what they've got. Others enjoy restoring a car that may have seen better days in the past. Miller why don't you show us what you've got? :beer:
Just waiting on a few clips to put my trim on. I want to have her looking visibly complete.


In other news, I tried to put some anti-theft lock pins on it, but they were too short. does anyone know where I can get some straight door lock knobs that fit on the 5th gen's stock pin?
 

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Master Dipstick
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After a gazillion attempts of getting my new smuggler's box curtain "just right", I finally have it done!
I had to end up using my trusty hot glue gun to attach it along the top rail because I can't find snaps to fit the originals. I attached it along the bottom and sides with velcro to keep it from flapping in the wind while driving with the windows down-should've used a heavier material.
All in all, I'm happy with it.

Ok This workls better With the picture in the Quote Nice job Terry
 

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Installed the following

New power steering pump & hoses

New fuel pump

put my holly cab on

Chrome valve covers

next project is a new wiper motor & washer pump, finish sanding the firewall and painting it.
 

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TrannyMike
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Installed the following

New power steering pump & hoses

New fuel pump

put my holly cab on

Chrome valve covers

next project is a new wiper motor & washer pump, finish sanding the firewall and painting it.
Heck, you did a lot! That cab must have been one heck of a job. I thought Holley only made carburetors, LOL! :beer:
 

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Yesterday I made a very valuable discovery! After trying to save a few $$, I bought a cheapo set of brake pads for my '78 and had them put on my car. When the old pads were being taken off, my brake guy informed me that the rotors AND the brake pads still looked like new, and he felt they didn't even need to be replaced. Well, I had heard a minor "grumbling" sound a few times while braking that sounded like it was coming from the front left side. Long story made short...I have my guy go ahead and put the new pads on anyway-might as well, he had everything all apart by then. I take off with my new $10.00 Pep Boys cheapo brake pads installed, and all they did was squeal all the way home!! The more I braked, the louder the squealing got!! I had my son take the new pads off, put my "old" pads (that were still perfectly good.) back on and it's good as new again! I was informed that with the big 20's I have, that the cheap pads will eat themselves up in no time because they heat up too much too fast.
Lesson learned---DON'T BE A CHEAPSKATE WHEN IT COMES TO NEW BRAKE PADS!!! :beer:
 

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I took mine out today for a drive in the country and a fresh tank of high test gas. She purred like a kitten, nothing better than a Texas country road and a Big Block Chevy.

Great thread Mike, thanks for starting it.:beer:
 

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Taking the new headliner to the shop today to have it installed.
Put a couple of moldings on a few weeks ago.

Now---I need to get a radiator and get the car running again after 5 years.
 

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Thread moved

Some of you may notice that this Thread has been moved from the "BS" forum to the "Site Topics" forum, where I believe that it fits much better...............Ken :beer:
 

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TrannyMike
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Some of you may notice that this Thread has been moved from the "BS" forum to the "Site Topics" forum, where I believe that it fits much better...............Ken :beer:
I looked at that and noticed it's a sticky.... Wow, my 1st sticky. What a Glorious day at El Camino Central, LOL! Thanks Ken! :beer:
 

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I went to Tsunamigregg's house and picked up the fiberglass bed cover and hardware that I purchased from him at Belton. I plan to get all the hardware bolted in and test fit the cover before removing it again for paint, new weatherstripping, and some minor fiberglass repair on the corners. After that, I plan to have the bed Line-X'ed. Also, I bought a pair of 2" lowering springs for the rear from 1983SS454.
 

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took the gauges out of my 72, which means complete disassembly and removal of the dash
to see if i could get my clock to work and i got it working !!!!

thats $175 saved for my shift kit and new tranny pan :woott:
" UPDATE "

like stated before getting access to the gauges means removing the entire dash





while i was in there i got the clock fixed and decided to clean my gauges at the same time







and you can't forget a picture of the engine bay :D

 
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