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jengel451



Joined: 11 Jun 2007
Posts: 232
Location: Greenacres, WA (yeah, like the show)

PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2008 9:53 pm    Post subject: Close.....very very close Reply with quote

Ok, the body is looking like a hood ride POS, but that's ok, as long as it's a runner, I'm cool with it.

I'm actually really glad I'm doing this all before any bodywork and paint is done, I would've totally jacked up any new paint by now.



Troy, here's that Berg system, now I need to figure out how to get the dang muffler on without screwing it up too bad!



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dssbk



Joined: 03 May 2007
Posts: 110
Location: Spokane Valley

PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2008 8:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks good, I like those headers with the heater boxes. Wish I got some of those for my bus.
So, I guess you'll be running in uhh.....week????
Don't forget to prime the oiling system before you start it!!!
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jengel451



Joined: 11 Jun 2007
Posts: 232
Location: Greenacres, WA (yeah, like the show)

PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2008 10:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm thinking March 8th right now. I might be ready this weekend, but you know how that always goes. I'll run into something tiny that'll stop the whole thing.

I just got some oil lines today. As far as priming, I think I'll build a charge canister out of PVC and put a fitting on the end to the oil lines, then in "theory" I can fill the canister with oil, then use compressed air in the canister to force it through the lines and into the galleys.

In Theory.
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jengel451



Joined: 11 Jun 2007
Posts: 232
Location: Greenacres, WA (yeah, like the show)

PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2008 9:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I ended up getting it running a month ago, but then I've been so damned busy at work and around the house I've slacked a bit.

Anyway, today I got the front end aligned a bit, tightened everything down, bled the brakes, hooked up a new tach and decided to take it around the block sans fenders, hood and Decklid.

I had to, the streets were bare and dry, who knows how long that'll last.

First impression, it's a different car, it looks like crap but feels brand new. Doodles along nice and quiet.

On my way back to the house I was rounding a corner in first and started to come up the hill. I decided to tap the throttle a bit...........it started to pull hard, next thing you know it breaks loose and spins.....I didn't go full throttle, not even close.............WHOLLY CRAP!!!!!!

Next on the list to purchase this week.
Seat Belts.....three point.
Traction Bar

BTW, posting pics as I remember to take them while I'm going through this.

http://jengel451.spaces.live.com/photos/
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jengel451



Joined: 11 Jun 2007
Posts: 232
Location: Greenacres, WA (yeah, like the show)

PostPosted: Sun Apr 20, 2008 6:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Took it out for a spin today, still need the muffler reworked to get it to fit and need an alignment, but here it is.







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Long-roofs



Joined: 23 Aug 2007
Posts: 710
Location: valley

PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2008 3:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice Jim. Can't wait to see it.
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grim reaper



Joined: 26 Mar 2007
Posts: 254
Location: Spokompton

PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2008 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

damn its come along way from this.great job!

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jengel451



Joined: 11 Jun 2007
Posts: 232
Location: Greenacres, WA (yeah, like the show)

PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2008 8:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks guys.

That's a good pic, I didn't take any when I picked her up. Here's a before and after, hope you don't mind me using your shot.

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grim reaper



Joined: 26 Mar 2007
Posts: 254
Location: Spokompton

PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2008 9:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dont mind at all thats what its there for.
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Spectre_USA



Joined: 21 Apr 2008
Posts: 105
Location: Up da hill.

PostPosted: Mon Apr 21, 2008 9:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That, sir, is one heckuva lot of work.

Not to mention a penny or three.

Mighty fine job...

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