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Post by Chris55 on December 3rd 2013, 2:24 am

Reb Stew wrote:I like it. Only thing I'd ditch may be those late model side mirrors.
and drop the nose a little.
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Post by Reb Stew on December 3rd 2013, 2:29 am

Paint some flames on it. Very Happy 

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Post by John B on December 3rd 2013, 4:11 pm

As soon as we figure out where to relocate the door buttons (they are on the bottom of the mirrors) and find some suitable replacements those things are gone. As for dropping the front, thats in the plans to. A paint scheme is being discussed.
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Post by junkyardjeff on December 4th 2013, 12:42 am

Going to install a new master cylinder on the 37 tonight and take the battery out of the 55 for it too,going to install a 56 battery tray to get a slightly larger battery since the only battery that would fit the original 55 hold down is a battery for a Honda Civic and they are only around 450 CCAs.

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Post by junkyardjeff on December 4th 2013, 3:40 am

I thought I was going to finish the 37 tonight but ran into a issue with the battery,I thought I had the same battery in both the 55 and 37 but the 55 had a slightly larger battery and would not fit in the 37. There for a minute I thought I will need to buy two new batteries but the existing battery in the 55 will work with the 56 battery tray and hold down so I will use it until it goes bad then find a slightly larger battery,the existing battery in the 55 is the same width as the 56 hold down but a little shorter.

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Post by Nanook on December 6th 2013, 6:42 am

Sold the '84 'vette and bought an '88 'vette. So, the '88 is now in the garage and I have it airing out due to the smell of mice pee.Shocked  Gotta pull the old HEI out of the engine for the club gasser and then I have to start getting my wife's TA ready for the head/cam swap.Twisted Evil 

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Post by Chris55 on December 7th 2013, 12:15 am

Put the new starter switch in the 47, brought her up to the house and gave her a bath. Now trying to decide on which car show to go to this weekend.Very Happy 
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Post by Reb Stew on December 7th 2013, 12:56 am

You dog. You had to go there didn't ya. lol

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Post by Chris55 on December 7th 2013, 1:16 am

Reb Stew wrote:You dog. You had to go there didn't ya. lol
Come on down, plenty of room in the 47.
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Post by Nanook on December 7th 2013, 1:29 am

So, I got bored last night at 1am and decided to pull the old HEI and Weiand intake off of the 350 in the Corvette. Now, I'm not the best mechanic in the world but the amount of RTV was embarrassing to see. I would never do something like this. They did not even use a gasket...just slathered the RTV on. Unreal.

What's throwing me for a loop is the orange inside the block. It does not come off/rub off. Any thoughts?

BTW the intake is for sale...$40.

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Post by Chris55 on December 7th 2013, 2:20 am

A lot of people don't use the end gaskets on an intake, they usually leak if you use them. The lifter valley has been painted to speed oil return.
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Post by Nanook on December 7th 2013, 4:00 am

Chris55 wrote:A lot of people don't use the end gaskets on an intake, they usually leak if you use them. The lifter valley has been painted to speed oil return.
Ah, okay on the painting for quicker oil return. I can see that being useful but isn't the possibility of flaking paint causing an issue not worth the risk?

I've known about the end gaskets issue. However I always have had very good luck using a small amount of RTV on both sides of the gasket and then putting the intake on. This stuff was 1/4 thick and ALL over the backside. Shocked 

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Post by Reb Stew on December 7th 2013, 4:14 am

That's not normal paint in that valley I wouldn't think. It won't flake.

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Post by Nanook on December 7th 2013, 4:41 am

Reb Stew wrote:That's not normal paint in that valley I wouldn't think. It won't flake.
Glyptal...no worries on flaking now that we've ID'ed what it is. Cool 

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Post by junkyardjeff on December 8th 2013, 8:39 pm

Got the new battery in the 37 and the floor is installed,going to rebuild a Carter YF carb to install on it and then on to the 55.

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Post by Brownie on December 8th 2013, 10:34 pm

Chris55 wrote:A lot of people don't use the end gaskets on an intake, they usually leak if you use them. The lifter valley has been painted to speed oil return.
Another thing to do is dimple the back area with a punch. That will
Help the gasket grip the block and not blow out. I have done the RTV thing
You will never see it when it's together. That paint won't come off!
It's good stuff.
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Post by Brownie on December 8th 2013, 10:37 pm

I'm just waiting on a buddy to Aline the 39 hang the sheet metal
And I'm on the road!cheers
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