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Old 03/26/2006, 09:04 AM   #1
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Are Your Winter Projects Done

I am out in my garage cleaning up a bit and FIXING things the judges didn't like on my car last season. Today I'm spraying some undercoating in the front wheelwell section (I skipped it to get the car to some shows last year) and cleaning the car up a bit. There is a show at South of the Border next weekend I'd like to attend.

I also just received a new C-4 transmission for my coupe which will keep me busy for a couple nights.

WHAT HAS EVERYONE ELSE DONE OVER THE WINTER AND HOW ARE THE PROJECTS PROGRESSING?
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Old 03/26/2006, 09:20 AM   #2
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I got some of my projects done on my coupe...completed the interior A/C install, turned out very nice. Also installed new weather stripping, dash pieces and carpet. I had planned on installing power disk brakes but since my car is a daily driver, I could not find the down time to get them in. I guess I will have to wait until I take some vacation time to get to them. Overall, I was happy with my winter projects even if it was not on my CS but my coupe.

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Old 03/26/2006, 09:35 AM   #3
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Got my supercharged 302 installed

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HP numbers are good and all, but they're like asking someone how much they can bench. What difference does it make, if I can still kick your ass.
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Old 03/26/2006, 09:42 AM   #4
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Since it's still only in the 30's here haven't been able to do much. Finally got my block, crank and heads back from the machine shop. Other than that stuff is scattered all over the garage and the house. My girlfriend told me the other day all the stuff under the bed has to come out so she can clean (roller rockers, new oil pan, Intake Manifold, electronic ignition, carb etc.) you get the picture. It's a mess. Suppose to be in the low 50's next week. The fun should begin then.

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Old 03/26/2006, 10:00 AM   #5
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Except for a couple of weeks, I've been working 6 day weeks since Nov. so I didn't get much done. Spent most of the little free time repairing rust in my next project, but did get my air cond. compressor freed up and ready to charge and some parts sent in for rechroming. Altogether though, a disappointing winter as far is progress is concerned.
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Old 03/26/2006, 10:56 AM   #6
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I think most know my car has been away at the paint shop all winter getting a makeover. I FINALLY got the right rear belts for the kids and they'll be installed Monday, so she's comin' home for good next week!

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Old 03/26/2006, 12:30 PM   #7
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Interior is almost finished. New gas tank installed. Now it's time to fix the exhaust leaks, (those infamous donuts) add some power steering fluid and drive it around to see what needs to be fixed.
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Old 03/26/2006, 01:57 PM   #8
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Interior is almost finished. New gas tank installed. Now it's time to fix the exhaust leaks, (those infamous donuts) add some power steering fluid and drive it around to see what needs to be fixed.
cool another CS in Houston on the streets.

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Old 03/26/2006, 02:34 PM   #9
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Dialing in the rebuilt motor to get optimum performance, just about everything under the hood done except painting the power steering pump the correct color, looking for a 2 barrell manifold to have on hand and a carb. Received the bench seat in the mail last week and got it all stripped down and fixed the mechanics on both seats. Starting to ask a lot of questions pertaining to the interior as my marti says standard blue bench seat, have a parchment interior now, I am going to change next year. At that time I will have a entire parchment interior for sale, I will not have the back seat for sale just the front buckets which are in excellent condion, also a console and original overhead console. Anyway about done for this year and going to enjoy the car Chuck

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Old 03/26/2006, 03:43 PM   #10
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My girlfriend told me the other day all the stuff under the bed has to come out so she can clean (roller rockers, new oil pan, Intake Manifold, electronic ignition, carb etc.) you get the picture. It's a mess.
Don, you really keep an oil pan under your bed? Casey
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Old 03/26/2006, 04:58 PM   #11
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Don, you really keep an oil pan under your bed? Casey
Yep, and it's still in the original plastic. If your wondering it's not a used pan it's new. Before engine block and stuff went to the machine shop, I had a lot of the engine parts under the bed in the spare bedroom. I'm running out of room in the garage. Half of the garage is either spare parts or pieces that I've taken off the two cars but, kept since they are original pieces that go with the cars (exhaust manifolds, intake manifolds, heat shields, snorkels and air cleaners, extra heads, rear end pumpkins, extra valve covers, spare engine and parts). My girlfriend calls it my junk yard. While the CS is out of the garage getting the new engine in it, I plan on cleaning out a lot of stuff that is under both the work benches that needs to go. I may have a garage sale. Kids bikes, pitching machine, mountian bikes etc.

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Old 03/27/2006, 05:54 AM   #12
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Hey, Winter whats that ?

suffering long days of 100F plus lately, but I was in Elko Nevada and Wisconsin in late Jan so i get the winter garage thing. Needed my woollies for that quick trip.

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Old 03/27/2006, 08:14 AM   #13
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So far this winter, I have replaced a speedo. Then, to get ready for World of Wheels, car went up on lift for complete clean job underneath with touch up paint and minor repairs. We also changed out our valve covers, changed out our fuel filter, changed oil and checked fluid levels. For the outside, car got a buff job and touch up paint in a couple of places.

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Old 03/27/2006, 08:35 PM   #14
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Who said winter was over? Still snowing in SE Idaho. Heading out to Moab Utah for some wheeling to get away for a spring break of sorts somewhere that feels like spring...I hope.

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Old 03/27/2006, 09:07 PM   #15
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Since I got the car only in Feb, my winter was abbreviated. Bought some slotted wheels on Ebay and spent awhile grinding out the rust. Didn't have a sandblaster, so it was all elbow grease. Went Argent with 'em. Got repro beauty rings and GT caps. Going on this week. Should be a nice upgrade. Also, replacing little parts here and there. Man, I'll tell you, the wife already thinks it's a competition between her and the car. Hee hee hee.... Robb


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