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Old 03-05-2021, 07:17 PM
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Such an awesome car deserves the NOS Motion Phase III box!
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Old 03-06-2021, 07:43 PM
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Default 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 installed and freeze out plugs replaced. The crank, rods and pistons were are cleaned and checked against factory specifications. All clearances and specs were perfect with the block. The heads were machined to align to factory specifications with new springs, retainers and clips.

Over the next 2 weeks, the engine will be assembled to meet the Motion build requirements. It will be the same as what was delivered to (Bob) the original car owner in December 1971. I’m very excited to put this car back on the road to its former state as it was the only 1972 Chevelle built by Motion. More to come on this project over the next several weeks.

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Old 03-19-2021, 03:08 AM
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Default 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 engine to be completed and then I will move onto transmissions (M22 & Hone O Drive) for placement as well as fitting the Kustom Headers and Side Pipes.

My mechanic (Tom) and I have our work cutout to put this car back together. We all know if is easy to take apart but a real challenge to put back together keeping the original parts supporting the history.

I have provided some pictures and I will continue providing feedback until the car is back on the road and the original story posted in November 2009 will come to a close.

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Old 03-27-2021, 03:17 AM
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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 continue with the cam and timing chain next which will be degreed to support performance and then onto placing the heads on the short block.

I expect the engine to be completed in the next week...

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Old 04-11-2021, 01:21 AM
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Default 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 exhaust as Iím very disappointed the headers for the car is currently a big challenge. I need to evaluate my options to keep the same look and feel from 1972.

I will put on the original motion valve covers and the scatter shield, m22 transmission and hone o drive as my next activity. I hope all works as required as I do not wnat any setbacks.

I will have move updates in 2 weeks so enjoy the new pictures and overall status.

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Old 04-11-2021, 01:28 AM
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Sorry to hear that. What was the issue with the headers?
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Old 04-11-2021, 02:02 AM
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Old 04-11-2021, 02:08 AM
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Headers can be modified to move pipes to fit by a good fabricator and welder. Welds can be smooth sanded and headers coated.
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Old 04-14-2021, 01:15 PM
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Sorry to hear of your difficulties with your headers, but I have to say that this seems to be a common, common malady. These cars are around 50 years old or more, and that so many companies can't make a set of headers that fit cleanly escapes me. Why? I bought a set of Hedman headers because the ones I had previously bought didn't fit well at all and I had to dent one tube so much that I wasn't comfortable running it. But, even the new Hedman set had to be dented about 1/4" to 1/2" where the manual steering box sits; I can't image putting a set in with power steering and AC, etc.. Just seems so strange to me that they haven't gotten this down yet.
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