Let's try and get some good pictures to come up
Joey (the site owner) did a big update last week to the server and there may still be a few bugs around. He has a can of RAID in hand and is diligently taking them out one-by-one.
I'll have to grab some more pictures. It' finally sitting back on all four wheels. Got a new fuel tank and welded in a sump. New sending unit installed and blocked off the factory feed. Also undercoated the underside of trunk and frame rails before installing tank. Will be running -8an from tank to fuel pump. With a filter in between.
Also picked up aluminum radiator, shroud, and electric fan.
Still anxiously waiting on my engine.
Making progress, keep at it.
Project is still alive with no real updates. Just part acquisitions. Aluminum pulleys. Mity mounts. Aluminum alt bracket. Mini starter, new alt. Addtional set of rear wheels is back from powder. I'm told motor will be done this month. Car will be moved from my house to the shop soon to get undercoating finished up and fuel system plumbed in preparation for motor install. As soon as it' off the dyno I plan to order the converter and get the motor and trans mated and in the car. Hoping to be on the road by june at this point. I just want to drive this thing already.
Actually got some work done. And snapped a few pictures if they load. Got the subframe connectors in, fuel filter mounted and line ran to engine bay. Grille swapped to a undamaged one. Also finished undercoating. Seemed easier to recoat wear spots than strip it all.
Next steps. Fill and bleed brake system, install trans, route and hook up shifter cable. Install driveshaft and loop. Install headers on the mock up block to check fitment. Wire linelock, install and wire tach. Make radiator mount and wire fan. Still waiting on engine to be done.
Weekend wasn't as productive as I hoped. Started with finding a leak from the Master cylinder. Ordered a new one. I installed the mock up block and transmission. Got the driveshaft in and test fit the tti headers. They mention in instructions you may have to slot the motor mount hole. I did not need to. Routed shift cable and it is too short so ordered a 6'. Mounted up my go fast tires on matching 8" wide wheels. 255/60/15. Fits well and I can still slide my hand between sidewall and skirt. I still have a full set of street tires on the 7" wheels. Then I stuck a intake on and spacers to get the height of my combo the real engine will be and determined a scoop will be necessary. So I cut a hole in the donor hood and got a scoop ordered. Will have to cut hole bigger once I get the scoop. Sounds more productive than reality. But I spent saturday at the track watching a friend of mine.
I have a bad stub frame, and had to shim and reposition my engine to fit those headers, but there sure are nice!
Yes they are. I have stick heads on this mock up motor and they fit right on with the studs even. I did have to raise the passenger side of the motor a bit to slip them in but the lift made it easy
Well for anyone who did remember this project, its not dead. It will be nice to have a street car again. My engine builder took his time for sure. But now the engine is dynoed and back home and in the car. Now i have to plumb everything up and do all the finishing details. Thinking i need to rebuild the front suspension as well. Any suggestions on a complete front end rebuild?
I used the P-S-T kit, we get a 10% discount through FCBO! It went in easily enough and I haven't had any issues. Real Moog parts are hard to find, the stuff nowadays is made somewhere that has poor quality standards.
I used KYB shocks all around, I might use Bilsteins the next car I do.
I used caltrac shocks to go with the caltracs in the rear that we pulled off my father in laws car when he backhalfed. The front has something new nothing special. But the ball joints and tierod ends all have the boots cracked and since everything else is new the frontend needs adressed
Car is now running. Still some odds and ends to finish up but it runs and goes into all gears. Going to be a good summer. Cant wait to have a street car again. Now the battle will be go race the duster or cruise the new yorker.
I like your idea of a build. You rarely see hot 4-door or, for that matter, c-bodies. Looking forward to following this one.
Separate names with a comma.