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Old 02-09-2021, 11:45 PM
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I've been toying with it here and there when it's a touch warmer, now that we've got a couple heaters for the garage.

Been fighting the shifter. With the new detent plate it won't go into park or 1st, and the cable from inside the car looks good, so I'm just waiting for it to warm up enough for me to work on the car with the garage door open so I can jack it up.

But looking at the old one, it's no wonder why it sucked!
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'67 Chevelle 396/325/PG (now TH400) Gold/Gold (now Bolero Red/Black), 4.56, mild build
'68 Camaro SS (454/TH400, possible L78/M22) LeMans Blue, black deluxe interior, black vinyl top. 3.73- mostly old school 70s stuff
'87 Grand National- Rebuilt turbo and catback
'89 Mustang GT- Gears, subframe connectors, muffler delete, and a couple other minor mods.


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Old 03-27-2021, 11:45 PM
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I've managed to get some useless stuff done, but nothing of importance.

I'm pretty much certain it's got the wrong shifter cable. To distract myself from that disappointment, I decided to put the speakers I got for Christmas into it. Well, the old wires were just too brittle to trust, and I had a hard time getting the radio out, so.... RETROSOUND!

Of course, even that can't go smoothly. I had to order the plastic retainer for the dash bezel, which I'm waiting on. And I only ordered one speaker grille (the ones I got didn't come with 'em) so that too.

Trying to finish one project at a time, but I need some help.

I have to do the fuel pump, so that's the next project. I'm sure it's not, but I am hoping and praying that's where my engine noise is from, rather than a timing chain or god forbid dead cam lobe. It's always run just inconsistent enough to where none of them can be ruled out. I really don't know. I'm sure replacing the chain would be a good idea, but between the brakes (which still aren't done- and I need to find someone else who can do them, as the guy we wanted is retiring, and I sure as hell don't have the skill and brakes are one area I don't want to play around with) and whatnot, the money just isn't there right now.

It's a 454, 10.25:1, 291 heads, and a Comp 305H flat tappet. What's the right flow? 80 GPH? 110? I've never replaced one (and I've been warned of making sure I get the lever in the right spot)


Oh, and I was jamming to Beggars' Day when I took the picture, in case you wondered!
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My grandfather's cars:
'67 Chevelle 396/325/PG (now TH400) Gold/Gold (now Bolero Red/Black), 4.56, mild build
'68 Camaro SS (454/TH400, possible L78/M22) LeMans Blue, black deluxe interior, black vinyl top. 3.73- mostly old school 70s stuff
'87 Grand National- Rebuilt turbo and catback
'89 Mustang GT- Gears, subframe connectors, muffler delete, and a couple other minor mods.


Ain't no fun in viewing your car as an 'investment'. Get out there and beat on it!

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Old 03-28-2021, 12:23 AM
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Just get a standard AC pump. I have a rebuilt one in the classifieds.

What’s wrong with your brakes? Sounds like an easy one to knock out. How far are you from Grosse Pointe?
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Old 03-28-2021, 02:34 AM
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Just get a standard AC pump. I have a rebuilt one in the classifieds.

What’s wrong with your brakes? Sounds like an easy one to knock out. How far are you from Grosse Pointe?
They need to be converted to disc, that's the issue lol. I've never even so much as changed a master cylinder, and have done a caliper like once. I'm in Garden City, so about 35 minutes according to Google (not much of a traveler so I had to look it up)
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My grandfather's cars:
'67 Chevelle 396/325/PG (now TH400) Gold/Gold (now Bolero Red/Black), 4.56, mild build
'68 Camaro SS (454/TH400, possible L78/M22) LeMans Blue, black deluxe interior, black vinyl top. 3.73- mostly old school 70s stuff
'87 Grand National- Rebuilt turbo and catback
'89 Mustang GT- Gears, subframe connectors, muffler delete, and a couple other minor mods.


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Old 03-28-2021, 02:40 AM
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Beggars Day !!! Good Old Nazareth Hair of the Dog 8 track ,that brings back some memories of my V8 Vega Days
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