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Forum: Baldwin-Motion Performance 10-02-2021, 02:35 AM
Replies: 139
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Posted By thomam
Bill I think the back is a little low and I...

Bill

I think the back is a little low and I replaced the springs. It is lower with the people in the back definitely. When it sits normally it looks correct but I think it should be about 2 inches...
Forum: Baldwin-Motion Performance 09-28-2021, 01:52 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 48,954
Posted By thomam
1972 Baldwin Motion - Original Owner Drive

What a Wonderful Day!

A Historical Classic Car was returned to the local roads in Hicksville yesterday. The car in this story “1972 Baldwin Motion Chevelle”, was ordered over 50 years ago and...
Forum: Baldwin-Motion Performance 09-22-2021, 02:42 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 48,954
Posted By thomam
1972 Motion Performance Chevelle Fiftieth Anniversary

On September 17, 1971 fifty years ago, Bob the former owner placed down 1700.00 as a deposit for this Chevelle. Next week he will be back in town and he will take if for a cruise.

I think it is...
Forum: Baldwin-Motion Performance 07-21-2021, 02:30 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 48,954
Posted By thomam
1972 Motion Chevelle - On the Road

To all,

I have provided some pictures of the car finally done and on the road. The Hone work perfectly allowing street and racing gears at a flip of a lever. I can save a little GAS now! Funny,...
Forum: Baldwin-Motion Performance 07-05-2021, 02:01 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 48,954
Posted By thomam
Today, I took the car out on the 4th of July and...

Today, I took the car out on the 4th of July and tested the Hone-O-Drive. The gear ratio went from 4:88 to 3:42 and I can tell you a big difference in the ratio. I can actually take the car for a...
Forum: Baldwin-Motion Performance 06-16-2021, 02:28 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 48,954
Posted By thomam
1972 Baldwin Motion - On the Road

Today, I had the pleasure to take the car for a ride and it is a beast and much more than I ever had in any automobile. It is very strong and I still need to test all the new parts and to ensure all...
Forum: Baldwin-Motion Performance 06-16-2021, 02:15 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 48,954
Posted By thomam
The car was originally midnight bronze and was...

The car was originally midnight bronze and was painted black as that was the color the owner wanted but it was not available in September 1971. It was unfortunate that black was unavailable at the...
Forum: Baldwin-Motion Performance 06-13-2021, 03:59 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 48,954
Posted By thomam
1972 Baldwin Motion Project Update (6-12-2021)

The mechanical work has been completed on the car and I want to personally thank the team of family and friends who have assisted in this car restoration. The work effort, and professional guidance...
Forum: Baldwin-Motion Performance 06-06-2021, 06:15 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 48,954
Posted By thomam
1972 Baldwin Motion Chevelle engine first start video

As requested, I added a youtube video of the first start of the 454 ZLX engine. I will add others as I just figured this out..

Enjoy, Mark

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uNKHohmB5Kg

Sound...
Forum: Baldwin-Motion Performance 06-06-2021, 05:31 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 48,954
Posted By thomam
I will try to upload a video,,, The upload...

I will try to upload a video,,, The upload feature did not support it.. More to come, Mark
Forum: Baldwin-Motion Performance 06-06-2021, 04:16 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 48,954
Posted By thomam
1972 Baldwin Motion Update Engine First Start

To all,

After fueling the Chevelle with 18 gallons of 110 octane racing gas and confirming a final check, it was time to start the car today. I want to thank my head mechanic Tom as well as Rick...
Forum: Baldwin-Motion Performance 05-30-2021, 01:18 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 48,954
Posted By thomam
1972 Baldwin Motion - Restoration Final Stage

To all,

The progress on the car has been going very well as it comes together. It has been a very hard restoration working out of a single garage without the use of a lift. I have been very...
Forum: Baldwin-Motion Performance 05-07-2021, 12:18 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 48,954
Posted By thomam
Thanks for the note! The support of the team...

Thanks for the note! The support of the team has assisted me with parts and recommendations... Great website and supporters..
Forum: Baldwin-Motion Performance 05-07-2021, 03:01 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 48,954
Posted By thomam
1972 Motion Performance Chevelle May Update

It has been a very successful week putting the car together. We received and installed the drivers side chrome header. I can tell you that everything fit as required and it took much effort to make...
Forum: Baldwin-Motion Performance 05-04-2021, 03:50 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 48,954
Posted By thomam
1972 Motion Performance Chevelle chromed headers

I have provided some pictures of one header that is currently chromed. The work to get to this point has been very difficult from fitting to chroming.

Anyway, please see some updated pictures as...
Forum: Baldwin-Motion Performance 04-27-2021, 01:48 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 48,954
Posted By thomam
Good news! I was able to put in place the...

Good news! I was able to put in place the drivers side headers and sidepipes... These are the biggest tighest headers in the world. I had to get the car up about 4-5 inches higher to support the...
Forum: Baldwin-Motion Performance 04-25-2021, 10:48 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 48,954
Posted By thomam
Doug, Thanks for the feedback as I hope it...

Doug,

Thanks for the feedback as I hope it is not as extreme.. More to come and wish me luck

mark
Forum: Baldwin-Motion Performance 04-24-2021, 03:10 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 48,954
Posted By thomam
1972 Motion Chevelle - HEaders/side pipes

I wanted to provide an update as all is not lost with the headers and side pipes that I purchased.

We were able to get the passengers side in with no problem tonight as it took 15 minutes to...
Forum: Baldwin-Motion Performance 04-20-2021, 07:11 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 48,954
Posted By thomam
To all, Well, we got the hone functional as...

To all,

Well, we got the hone functional as required... Sitting for 49 years caused the engagement shaft to be locked.

Just for the record, the hone shaft goes in/out and not side to side.. ...
Forum: Baldwin-Motion Performance 04-15-2021, 02:27 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 48,954
Posted By thomam
Kustom Headers Chevelle Big Block

Thanks to all for the positive feedback!

I will be looking to go to American Racing headers to discuss my options but it will be expensive. To make a set to replace the OK Kustom headers with...
Forum: Baldwin-Motion Performance 04-11-2021, 01:21 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 48,954
Posted By thomam
1972 Motion Performance Chevelle Project update

Today, was the day to put the engine in the car and to fit the Kustom Headers and side pipes. Well, it was a very long day as the headers did not fit as required. I may have to switch gears on the...
Forum: Baldwin-Motion Performance 03-27-2021, 03:17 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 48,954
Posted By thomam
1972 Motion Performance Chevelle Engine Build

To all,

Well, progress is being made as the short block build is underway. The pistons were attached to the connecting rods and the rings were cut to support maximum performance.

Work will...
Forum: Baldwin-Motion Performance 03-19-2021, 03:08 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 48,954
Posted By thomam
1972 Motion Chevelle - Engine Update

The engine for the car will now be assembled as required. The engine was painted and all screw holes were cleaned up with proper taps to ensure good threads. In the next two weeks, I expect the...
Forum: Baldwin-Motion Performance 03-06-2021, 07:43 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 48,954
Posted By thomam
1972 Motion Performance Chevelle Engine Update

I want to provide an update for the first week in March.

Today, I picked up the engine from the machine shop and everything was in great shape. The engine was honed, boiled, cam bearing...
Forum: Baldwin-Motion Performance 02-27-2021, 01:50 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 48,954
Posted By thomam
1972 Motion Performance Chevelle Update 2.26.2021

As an update, the engine will be returned next week having all the machine work performed. I will guess over the next 3 - 4 weeks, the engine should be completed and placed back in the car. I have...
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