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post #1 of 68 (permalink) Old Jul 13th, 15, 01:58 PM Thread Starter
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My 68 weekend hobby project

Since I've followed and commented on some of your projects,
I thought I might aswell put some of my budget build pictures up.

This is low budget driver quality project I'm doing with my beer money, I've had to sacrifice and cut way back on cigars, guns, ammo and beer,going out....

My plan is to get it mechanically new and safe,drive it for awhile while I collect some sheet metal before I take it back apart for new quarters and mini tub, paint and whatever I want to do over, and who knows what's under that vinyl top...

I didn't document as well as most of you did with pictures,but I have a few.

This car was originally a powerglide car and was a 4spd conversion.
I started by selling the 327, clutch, M-20,10 bolt rear end, driveshaft, subframe with GM discs.

I fixed some floor and trunk rot, passenger side shock tower,cut and patch some areas on the rear inner fenders.
It's floors are now solid and rust free, I used the silver POR15,seam sealed and put the fat mat sound deadener down.
So far I've added
AAW update wire harness,
Retro sound model 2, two JL audio speakers in the stock dash location, and since the previous owner had already cut up the kicks for some nice Krako speakers, I got some nice infinity Kappas to fit without cutting any metal.

Powdercoated 9" rear with 3.50 gears, 3" narrower. with disc brakes.
Hotchkis TVS system and frame connectors, 3" drop all around.

Global west A arms with tall upper ball joint, global solid body mounts.

Front willwood 12.88" 6 piston discs, manual master w/ 7/8" bore

Rebuilt and powdercoated the subframe

GM tilt steering column from GM Tilt. Budnik wheel
Newer late model power steering unit "iroc"

New fuel tank
Stainless fuel and brake lines.

BB heater core.
lots of new nuts and bolts.

Working on the old school 421" engine build now, built on a Dart SHP block.
Scat forged rotator, H beam cleranced rods. Hyd roller.
Most likely going with a TKO 600 and sticking with mechanical heim joint linkage.





I doesn't take long to make a mess













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I did'nt cut back too much on the beer I guess.











Thats about it for now,

I'll have more when I get the engine assembled,I still need to figure out what heads to get.
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Dutchman 9" w/3.70 US Gear Lightning r&p
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post #2 of 68 (permalink) Old Jul 14th, 15, 07:50 PM
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Nicely done, great pics. Keep up the good work.

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Great work and that's one hell of o lot of beer money invested in some quality parts.

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What's a Budget?

Nice work......keep the pic's coming......

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Are you going to run a radio? Might get some "noise" through it with the MSD being that close by

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Are you going to run a radio? Might get some "noise" through it with the MSD being that close by
I definitely thought of that while installing the ignition stuff, the stereo is way down on the priority list as far as function,I'm sure It would rarely be used if at all, I did run all wiring as best I could to minimize any buzz or rpm whine.
Even though I have some nice audio gear laying around that I planned on installing,JL 12" W-6, ARC Audio amps... Using the glove box for electronics is more important to me, also have a tach adapter mounted in there.

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Dutchman 9" w/3.70 US Gear Lightning r&p
Speedtech torque arm,Ridetech HQ coilovers
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Budnik wheels

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Heres a day 1 photo of the car when it came home.

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Where did you get the box/bracket for the ignition stuff? I'm looking for something to mount my ecu in that area. Thanks

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Where did you get the box/bracket for the ignition stuff? I'm looking for something to mount my ecu in that area. Thanks
Found the guy here.

http://www.pro-touring.com/threads/6...SD-electronics

Then I had my buddy powdercoat it.

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TKO 600 RR
Dutchman 9" w/3.70 US Gear Lightning r&p
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Found the guy here.

http://www.pro-touring.com/threads/6...SD-electronics


Then I had my buddy powdercoat it.
Thanks, I PM'd him but no response. Apparently he hasn't been very active on there lately. Do you have any other contact info?

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Thanks, I PM'd him but no response. Apparently he hasn't been very active on there lately. Do you have any other contact info?
I pm'd you.

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Sweet digs either way

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Nice prodject! Your doing an awesome job! If you go TKO-600 your gonna love it! I put one in last winter mated to a 3.55:1 10 bolt posi rear. 70mph @ 1975 rpm! I also highly recommend Entropy Radiator's aluminum radiator cooling fan combo. Fit + finish + operation are beautiful!

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I've finally got the engine mostly finished.





I was originally going to get the street ported Profiler heads,but theres was no ETA on when I could get my hands on them,so went with the AFRs.




The Moroso pickup that is spec'd for this Moroso pan and pump,was right against the pan,so it needed to be cut down a bit.


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The Dart block was notched a bit to clear the 3.875 stroke/rods









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The Bellhousing bolted up at .003" right out of the box.










The 7qt.oil pan tucks up nice,but the bell looks like it will take a beating on a bad bump,That edge looks like it will catch really well.
might need to fab up a small sacrificial skid plate or something...?






Used the left side oil pan bung and a twist lock dipstick. It fit well with the hooker headers.

Still waiting on my serpintine setup to show this week. should have that all bolted up next week and ready for a test fit in the car. I'd like to see how the Hooker headers are going to work
They fit great on the heads,just concerned about the steering box and linkage.

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TKO 600 RR
Dutchman 9" w/3.70 US Gear Lightning r&p
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Global West arms
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Next, Saving $$ for the transmission kit.

Also,
I was going with a Holley 750DP that I have new in a box at home,
but now I'm considering EFI. Holley, FAST,or MSD. still researching.

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TKO 600 RR
Dutchman 9" w/3.70 US Gear Lightning r&p
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Global West arms
Budnik wheels

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