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Norma66-Brent
Norma66-Brent HalfDork
12/18/21 1:58 p.m.

In reply to ZOO (Forum Supporter) :

Thank you. Still got a ways to go to make it a reliable driver that I don't need to be sweating as I'm driving it.

NOHOME
NOHOME MegaDork
12/18/21 2:11 p.m.

In reply to Norma66-Brent :

I very valid point when speaking of project cars and "Done".  

Norma66-Brent
Norma66-Brent HalfDork
12/18/21 2:11 p.m.

Things that need done, starting from the back of the car.

-drop gas tank and redo pickup height for fuel pump

-get a bigger fuel filter

-redo wiring for fuel pump

-build parking brake system

-Neutral safety wiring

-reverse lights wiring

-seat belts

 -exhaust bolts sealent

-redo large -8 line fire power steering

-clearance exhaust to bellhousing

-Rebuild steering gear

-redo fuel line to allow air cleaner to sit down

-maybe vacuum Assist pump

Norma66-Brent
Norma66-Brent HalfDork
12/24/21 6:35 p.m.

did a little Christmas Eve shoot today on this 38 Buick. Customer didn't want a full resto so we didn't remove any of the trim. The roof on this one was crushed down about 18 inches from a building falling on it. Gonna be real cool. Gonna shoot the other half on Monday.

Norma66-Brent
Norma66-Brent HalfDork
12/30/21 10:26 p.m.

getting closer. Having to mix it in after normal collision is done for the day. Should put a big hurt on the rest of the work tomrorow.

Norma66-Brent
Norma66-Brent HalfDork
1/5/22 12:47 p.m.

all done. Ready to get some space back!

Norma66-Brent
Norma66-Brent HalfDork
1/12/22 1:30 p.m.

Just got confirmation. My dealer is getting one ford lighting. Just finished putting in my order and finalizing configuration. Should see it late July. 

Norma66-Brent
Norma66-Brent HalfDork
1/20/22 9:19 p.m.

Pulled the cover off Norma today. It was -22 here today. Spring can't come soon enough

Norma66-Brent
Norma66-Brent HalfDork
1/28/22 9:04 p.m.

Anyone have a good recommendation on sealant for water jacketed exhaust ports? Need something that is going to hold up to heat.

Norma66-Brent
Norma66-Brent HalfDork
1/31/22 9:10 p.m.

Bump

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
2/1/22 5:43 a.m.

Ive used the permatex white paste stuff on big block mopar before. 

Norma66-Brent
Norma66-Brent HalfDork
2/12/22 10:20 p.m.

it was zero degrees here today. Spring needs to hurry up

stuart in mn
stuart in mn MegaDork
2/12/22 11:30 p.m.

Looks like she's all ready to go.

Supposed to get down to -7F here tonight, but we are on the downhill side of winter.

Norma66-Brent
Norma66-Brent HalfDork
2/14/22 9:12 p.m.

Norma went to the exhaust shop today. Pumped to hear that big block with actual exhaust

tperkins
tperkins New Reader
2/18/22 12:35 p.m.

Very nice! I kind of sort of have a 4 door slant 6 Mercury Comet around the same year ish I hope to do something with sometime.





Kind-of-sort-of meaning its just parked at our place and landlord said I could have it lol.  You probably know more about it than me. 

TurnerX19
TurnerX19 UltraDork
2/18/22 1:34 p.m.

In reply to tperkins :

Please do not call that a slant six. It is bolt upright, and you will hurt its feeling with the Mopar reference.

Norma66-Brent
Norma66-Brent HalfDork
2/18/22 1:35 p.m.
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter)
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand MegaDork
2/18/22 2:58 p.m.

In reply to Norma66-Brent :

Nice!

Azryael
Azryael HalfDork
2/18/22 3:48 p.m.

As much as I'd like a 4-door for the convenience of having people get in and out, I'd be more than happy with a running 2-door that can make some long trips if needed (maybe that's asking for trouble, lol).

That thing sounds AMAZING.

tperkins
tperkins New Reader
2/18/22 4:10 p.m.
TurnerX19 said:

In reply to tperkins :

Please do not call that a slant six. It is bolt upright, and you will hurt its feeling with the Mopar reference.

Thought I might hurt some feelings lol

Pretty sure that car is the least desirable it could be.

Norma66-Brent
Norma66-Brent HalfDork
3/16/22 9:03 p.m.

just did a thing. I'm gonna be in trouble

10001110101
10001110101 New Reader
3/16/22 10:24 p.m.

Are you keeping the Galaxie, or replacing it with the Elky? Either way, great thread and I can't wait to see what you do with it. 

Norma66-Brent
Norma66-Brent HalfDork
3/17/22 8:00 p.m.

Galaxie is staying this is a fill project for the shop. See how it turns out. It's in Florida I'm in Iowa. Need to figure that out 

Norma66-Brent
Norma66-Brent HalfDork
3/19/22 4:05 p.m.

pulled the steering gear this morning. It's worn out. Seal rebuild kits incoming.

went to go address the water jacketed exhaust ports and ran into a HUGE problem. Went to retorque the heads and intake. Been through a few heat cycles at this point and it's time. First head bolt was at 20ft/lb when it started spinning crying. Stands and rockers need to come off at this point and potentially the heads. Berk, Berk, Berk

 

(supposed to be at 80ft/lb)

 

 

Norma66-Brent
Norma66-Brent HalfDork
3/23/22 9:38 p.m.

Had a buddy come out and confirmed we should pull the heads and inspect everything. While we are in there we will inspect lifters and make sure everything survived break in.

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