Wyatt convinced me to destroy my 71...

Member's Projects & Restorations

  1. MarPar

    MarPar Meat Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

    Messages:
    5,260
    Likes Received:
    5299
    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2015
    Location:
    Still in Dry Dock
    DAAAAAAMN.jpg
     
    • Like Like x 2
    • Thanks! Thanks! x 1
    • Agree Agree x 1
  2. sixpkrt

    sixpkrt Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

    Messages:
    1,021
    Likes Received:
    1430
    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2013
    The exhaust is from TTI. They have the C Body kit and it fits pretty good.
    If you've got HP exhaust manifolds you'd need to purchase different pipes that go from the manifolds to the rest of the set up.
    Also noticed you may want to invest in som band clamps cause the pipes are slightly short fir the C Body wit a 124" wheel base. Not sure, but I think the only C set sold by TTI is for the C Body cars with 122" wheel base, i.e. Polara's, Fury's etc.
    Other than that its a very nice set up, and the Dynomax mufflers sound great.
     
    • Like Like x 2
  3. cbarge

    cbarge Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

    Messages:
    2,063
    Likes Received:
    2637
    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2010
    Location:
    Kingston Ontario Eh?
    How deep are youse guys going?? Total resto?
    Regardless,the car is worth it.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  4. 71Polara383

    71Polara383 Kid with ballcap FCBO Gold Member

    Messages:
    2,050
    Likes Received:
    3126
    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2016
    Location:
    Rockford,IL
    Doing a complete clean up. Por15 the sub. Regasket and paint the 440. Maybe stab a bit hotter cam in it. Rebuild the 727. Etc. Not going much further as well all know...it gets easy to keep digging.
     
    • Agree Agree x 2
    • Like Like x 1
  5. saforwardlook

    saforwardlook Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

    Messages:
    5,378
    Likes Received:
    4358
    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2011
    Location:
    California
    Its all in fun Tim, as I already have 2 1971 New Yorker 2 doors as well that are going to get the same treatment and then some........................
    I agree with Matt, you have one of the most desirable cars on the board. My talking about you selling it to me is just my way of complimenting you on your purchase - but if you ever change your mind.............. just consider me the Servpro for 71 New Yorker 2 doors.....................:p
     
    Last edited: Nov 3, 2019
    • Like Like x 3
  6. detmatt

    detmatt Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

    Messages:
    23,370
    Likes Received:
    9370
    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2010
    Now wait a minute, I said one of my favorite fuselage cars on the board...this is coming from a slab guy.:lol:
     
    • Thanks! Thanks! x 2
  7. Mr C

    Mr C Senior Member

    Messages:
    3,410
    Likes Received:
    1485
    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2012
    Location:
    All over
    Is this a 71 NY with the 440 TNT? Am I seeing what I think I'm seeing?

    Damn rare car. Way more rare than a 300 Hurst, I bet.

    Well done, boys!
     
    • Agree Agree x 4
  8. 71Polara383

    71Polara383 Kid with ballcap FCBO Gold Member

    Messages:
    2,050
    Likes Received:
    3126
    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2016
    Location:
    Rockford,IL
    That it is!
     
  9. Mr C

    Mr C Senior Member

    Messages:
    3,410
    Likes Received:
    1485
    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2012
    Location:
    All over
    I've only seen 1 other and it was a 4 dr. I wanted that car soooo bad.
     
  10. saforwardlook

    saforwardlook Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

    Messages:
    5,378
    Likes Received:
    4358
    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2011
    Location:
    California
    Well, here is another one Mr. C. You will have to trust me that it has the HP 440 in it though. Plus some other stuff. When I first saw it, I thought to myself, I have never even seen a 71 lemon twist 300 even in a photo, so I thought I need this. I have to do what Tim is doing to his on it sometime soon. It has 38K miles on it. More on it some other time apart from this thread.............

    100_5509.jpg .........................................
     
    Last edited: Nov 3, 2019
    • Like Like x 9
  11. Mr C

    Mr C Senior Member

    Messages:
    3,410
    Likes Received:
    1485
    Joined:
    Nov 20, 2012
    Location:
    All over
    Okay so there were 3...but, like I said, I've never seen your car in the "flesh" before.

    There was a Lemon twist 71 NY 4 dr around the base early on in my career (black top and interior though)...that was another rare one that I lusted after.
     
  12. sixpkrt

    sixpkrt Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

    Messages:
    1,021
    Likes Received:
    1430
    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2013
    I wish there were numbers on how many TNT 440's were built, but I guess legend has it that all the records were destroyed in some fire years ago.
    Like you, I haven't seen too many E86 C bodies, with the Hurst model being the only common exception. Never thinking I would be lucky enough to have one of those rare Hurst's, so when this NYer was found a year ago in Michigan I knew what it was and got a hold of the seller right away.
    Here's the thread from last October:
    My E86 New Yorker from Ecorse, MI

    I've already done the front and rear brakes, replaced the gas tank and added the TTI exhaust, along with some other things, but this latest project got a big jumpstart yesterday.
     
    • Like Like x 5
  13. sixpkrt

    sixpkrt Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

    Messages:
    1,021
    Likes Received:
    1430
    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2013
    Did a little disassembly on the rear bumper this morning removing the rear valance, tail lights and license plate bracket. After looking over the tail lights that came off my bumper, the pot metal on the metal trim affixed to the lights is not in the greatest of shape. Luck would have it though, thanks to the posting last month from @68PK21 440.6bbl I’ve got a nice set to go back in when it’s time to put everything back together. Those goofy bumper guards will be coming off after the rest of tail light housing is out, the front and rear bumpers will be going to the chrome shop where they’ll fill the bumper guard holes and straighten out any dings.

    One thing I noticed but didn’t expect to see after the tail lights were removed, is that there is a red insert between the brake lights and the reverse light. I imagine the 70 300 probably has the same separator, since the design of the tail lights between these two C bodies are similar. Going to have to make sure those parts don’t get lost.
    I hate using the Imperial as a shelf for the hood & fenders but I have no space now, and the green car will need to go somewhere else for a while, at least during this resto.
    B1a.jpg B1b.jpg B1c.jpg B1d.jpg B1e.jpg
     
    • Like Like x 10
  14. marty koirtyohann

    marty koirtyohann New Member

    Messages:
    48
    Likes Received:
    16
    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2017
    Location:
    washington,mo.
    looking good here is mine
     
  15. marty koirtyohann

    marty koirtyohann New Member

    Messages:
    48
    Likes Received:
    16
    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2017
    Location:
    washington,mo.
    GEDC0441.JPG jean & her trailer all ready bto go camping! (2).jpg jean in her towing garb (2).jpg jeans motor .jpg GEDC0441.JPG jean & her trailer all ready bto go camping! (2).jpg jean in her towing garb (2).jpg jeans motor .jpg GEDC0441.JPG jean & her trailer all ready bto go camping! (2).jpg jean in her towing garb (2).jpg jeans motor .jpg

    GEDC0440.JPG
     
    • Like Like x 4
  16. sixpkrt

    sixpkrt Senior Member FCBO Gold Member

    Messages:
    1,021
    Likes Received:
    1430
    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2013
    Another weekend, more accomplished on the 71.
    Pulled the engine from the stub frame, baged and tagged parts then used the power washer and blasted 90% of 48 year old grease & grime off while we had a pretty decent day to still do some of this outside.
    During the tear down Wyatt fiund another build sheet behind the passenger side bumper bracket.
    This morning the triple pickle 300 went to a storage locker and picked up the hoist and stand from by neighbor.
    This coming week will be more tear down and get the heads to the machine shop if everything goes as planned.
    Some pics..... 20191109_142908.jpg 20191109_172444.jpg 20191109_164444.jpg 20191109_172429.jpg 20191109_143010.jpg 20191109_134308.jpg 20191109_173322.jpg 20191109_123258.jpg 20191109_123230.jpg 20191109_174212.jpg
     
    • Like Like x 6
    • Thanks! Thanks! x 1
  17. 71Polara383

    71Polara383 Kid with ballcap FCBO Gold Member

    Messages:
    2,050
    Likes Received:
    3126
    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2016
    Location:
    Rockford,IL
    Some pics from my side.

    One is Tim trying fighting with the smart phone to upload pics. The other is this guy using a leaf blower to dry off the stub :rofl:

    20191109_173944.jpg

    20191109_175351.jpg

    20191109_172045.jpg
     
    • Like Like x 6
  18. 71Polara383

    71Polara383 Kid with ballcap FCBO Gold Member

    Messages:
    2,050
    Likes Received:
    3126
    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2016
    Location:
    Rockford,IL
    Now it's time to eat!

    20191109_185337.jpg
     
    • Like Like x 7
  19. detmatt

    detmatt Old Man with a Hat FCBO Gold Member

    Messages:
    23,370
    Likes Received:
    9370
    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2010
    Wow that pizza looks great!:wideyed:
     
    • Agree Agree x 3