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Old 10-12-2019, 12:08 PM   #3151
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Got my pics outta hock, now I need a place to store them, like 50 pages
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Old 10-12-2019, 11:35 PM   #3152
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Glad you did Jim , not sure how it all works I use google store them in the cloud 🤷*♂️
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Thanks Jesse, I'll look into that

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Old 10-22-2019, 04:31 AM   #3155
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All tiged up ready for install,even added a rib to keep the hose and clamp on

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Nice work! I was just thinking about how I was going to address the radiator hoses with the new LS and after seeing your setup, I'm inspired to do something similar. I just need to get a tig welder and start practicing. Being able to weld and make your own parts is awesome
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Old 10-22-2019, 10:05 AM   #3156
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It does help to have a mandrel bent piece of Stainless Steel available from Vibrant, just cut to size

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Still not finished, seems the tensioner rod is in the way, so I have to add a couple of inches to the tube, and now waiting on NAPA to ship a new 6 groove belt from Indianapolis

This mid mount altenater from March is starting to be a PITA. At least the power steering side is going back together easy, the tank I had made just has to find a home in the engine bay some where. The hydra boost system is plumbed, and seems to play well with all....

Thanks for the compliments, but I'm afraid that I may have led you to believe, I welded that up, when in fact I just took it to a welding shop. Can't take credit for some one else's skills
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Old 10-22-2019, 10:19 AM   #3157
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seems to have worked out better then this, space was always a constraint, started by redoing radiator lower neck, to improve the angle for the lower hose, this helped alot, lower outlet was straight, by changing it, it had a much better angle away from the frame

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Old 10-22-2019, 11:21 AM   #3158
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On a side note, my son and I just bought a new welder, so I hope he has been using it as I plan to send all my welding up to him soon
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Old 10-22-2019, 11:36 AM   #3159
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Little side story...Going to the shore for my Mother-in-law's 95 th birthday. On the Atlantic city expressway, a Camaro passes me with a sweet sounding exhaust. I look at the wifey and "asked, do you want to catch him" she says why not" so I do . at some point around 100 she says to me "what in God's name was I thinking, when I said you could buy a Camaro with 426 HP" SS/RS

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Yeah OK, so I'm not that gray haired old guy who does do the speed limit, my road, my rules
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Old 10-22-2019, 11:54 AM   #3160
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Little side story...Going to the shore for my Mother-in-law's 95 th birthday. On the Atlantic city expressway, a Camaro passes me with a sweet sounding exhaust. I look at the wifey and "asked, do you want to catch him" she says why not" so I do . at some point around 100 she says to me "what in God's name was I thinking, when I said you could buy a Camaro with 426 HP" SS/RS

[url=https://flic.kr/p/z2PGcC]WIN_20151001_100116

Yeah OK, so I'm not that gray haired old guy who does do the speed limit, my road, my rules
Love it Jim ......gray haired old guy with lead foot...say happy Birthday God Bless Her @ 95 and many more
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Thanks Jesse, I'll pass your message along to her, she's the best mother in law a guy could get
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Old 10-29-2019, 05:35 PM   #3162
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Finished up my coolant hoses, they held 24 in. of vacuum, so that system is good. They wanted 5 gallons of gas to prime fuel system, so I guess he is getting ready to start it up... pics didnt work so youll have to take my word lol
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Old 10-29-2019, 06:24 PM   #3163
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Finished up my coolant hoses, they held 24 in. of vacuum, so that system is good. They wanted 5 gallons of gas to prime fuel system, so I guess he is getting ready to start it up... pics didnt work so youll have to take my word lol
Sounds good Jim, I know you will be glad to get that behind you and be able to button it up
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Sounds good Jim, I know you will be glad to get that behind you and be able to button it up
Yes it was, now on to PS can't find the woodruff key and nut to hold the pulley on, I know they are here some where, but where?

Thanks for following all these years, lol

seems like I've gotten more done in the last few months, then I did last winter
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OK, today was fuel system, not uneventful, started to put 5 gallons in it, gas can leaked, fixed that and 1/2 gallon went on his floor. No clamps on fuel filler hose, fixed that and put 5 gallon in. Started up the fuel pump and 3 injectors leaked, I'll take the blame for that! pulled the fuel rail, to inspect all the O-rings, installed new o-rings where needed, with a super grease he uses, reinstalled fuel rail w/injectors and it leaked at the fuel gauge, took off my liquid filled gauge and just used shrader valve. adjusted fuel regulater to 50 psi, did some math on his phone, and calculated that I had the right injectors (22 lbs) NO LEAkS

now, just have to figure out why the gauge leaked

Had to wash all my clothes as soon as I got home
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OK, so today was exhaust passenger side, needed to be done to put o2 sensor bung in.

Used the factory style separate gaskets, no sealant. Thought I might have a match issues since I have Vortec heads, but using gaskets as a guide, they matched up perfect, forgot my torque wrench, so I'll do it tomorrow when I do the drivers side.

Did run into one issue, of course, the placement of the trans temp. fitting is close to the exhaust pipe, need to relocate, drop pan and find a better location

[url=https://flic.kr/p/2hDdTRq]20191031_141442

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found out why they put that bend in the frame fifty years ago... so I could use my march electric water pump mid alternater mount and swing it to get enough tension on the belt.lol
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did see this bracket on a camaro, that I want to make for my hood pins

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Old 11-02-2019, 07:24 AM   #3168
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So, yesterday was trans. cooling lines, didn't think they would fit since I changed the cross member. Cut them in half and offered them up, seems they might have fit after all, but for now, I'll just add a piece of rubber hose and clamps. I'll deal with a better fix when I get it in my shop. Seems like we could be close to making noise ( His term)

I may just plug up the trans pan and deal with it later, since it is stopping me from firing up the motor.

These guys have been great to work with, fun shop, with lots of banter back and forth. Dale is just a wealth of information, nice to have someone to bounce your ideas off of and keep me on topic (just focus on what needs to be done to get the engine to run)
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got to play with my trans. cooling lines today, didn't think they would fit, so I cut them in half, plan to use compression fittings in 5/16" size, my only problem was my splice was right above my crossmember, made it difficult to work on

start by finger tight, then put a wrench on it after your sure the threads are started correctly

getting ready to make some noise, working on trans. pan as first attempt was wrong. weldable bungs should be here tomorrow, then I can put in sender for the trans. temp unit, and drain plug
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second attempt, still wrong as it is in the way of the front drive shaft, now I'm looking at forward or rearward location, we'll see on monday how it works out

Dale told me to keep plugging away, and we should end up being finished at the same time, as I move forward on the brakes and drive shafts, he wants to drive it out of his shop
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paint later, drive shaft installed, what a PITA the 4 bolts to the CV joint, upside down and backwards. had to drop exhaust pipe for clearance to work
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seems the forward location was best for the trans. temp. sender, maybe use the bungs for cooling lines later, at least I have a drain plug or two

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trans. cooling lines done, fill her up with fluid. picked a rather difficult spot to make splices, right above crossmember

Now, to work on brake lines
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That home stretch always feels like a long one....
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That home stretch always feels like a long one....
thanks for stopping by AJ, its actually fun again, I think buying the Camaro was the best idea, having something fun to drive, while working on the truck.

Yours came out awesome, some miner set backs, but you worked through them
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thanks for stopping by AJ, its actually fun again, I think buying the Camaro was the best idea, having something fun to drive, while working on the truck.
This is exactly why I bought a '65 F100 to putt around in while the K5 was in the body shop.
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This is exactly why I bought a '65 F100 to putt around in while the K5 was in the body shop.
Yeah, it was like spending money, and getting no reward, at least now its fun
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