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Old 05-04-2019, 09:46 AM   #76
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Best way around that different shades of Chevy orange is to use ford red. Chevy orange will look dull and slightly yellow after many heat cycles. Ford red fades to bright Chevy orange.
But you’ve already painted it. Likely won’t see a huge amount of heat cycles.
Are you gonna install a heat shield under that eddy carb? You’ll need it, so easier to work it in now. And don’t forget fuel pressure. A regulator or low pressure pump might be needed.
Tell your pops to look here for Saginaw rebuild stuff.
http://www.garagemotorsports.com/muncie.htm
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Old 05-07-2019, 09:27 AM   #77
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Just wondering if you gasket matched the intake manifold as you did for the heads.
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Old 05-07-2019, 02:58 PM   #78
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I did match the intake ports as well. Nothing crazy, just opened them up to match and about an inch of blending. Also related to that I had a hell of a time getting the appearance of the intake right. I finaly used raw aluminum mag cleaner and some scotchbright. I will have to do. I'll post a pic soon.
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Old 06-03-2019, 07:58 AM   #79
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Ok, a lot of time passed since my last post. Got so involed in the build i kinda forgot i was documenting it. So since my last post there has been a lot of progress. I finished up with the assembly of the motor on the stand, had a couple of snags that I can share. First the intake manifold... After finaly getting the aluminum to look like I wanted i installed the intake, but soon realized the oil fill tube hole was too tight. Some "mild" persuasion resulted in a small piece breaking on the lip of the hole. Off it came. Cleaned it up with the die grinder and back on again. Lesson 456 on test fitting everything. Here are a few pics of before and after.
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Old 06-03-2019, 08:13 AM   #80
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Next was exhaust manifolds... No problems with the manifolds themselves but related alternator bracket mounting was a big hang up. I went with sone rams horns, 2 1/2 inch outlet, no accessorie holes. Combined with my earlier choice of short water pump and my options for brackets was small. Basically i had purchased an alternator bracket some time before for a long pump and didnt realize it. I knew the difference but didnt catch it till install. That bracket wouldnt work. Then i tried a generator header mount bracket and that didnt work even after modification. Began to fab up my own and then found Alan Grove's stuff and that worked fine. In hind sight i would have used a long water pump if i had thought it through better, knowing electric fan was in the future. First 3 pics of bad bracket attempts, second 3 of Alan Grove bracket.
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Old 06-03-2019, 08:14 AM   #81
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Old 06-03-2019, 08:25 AM   #82
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In the mean time, Pops was digging in to the 4 speed. He found a great outfit in Oregon or Washington that sent him the rebuild kit and hears we needed replaced. Unfortunately I didnt think to take pics of his operation but i have this one of the case being primed. Post a pic of completed trans soon.
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