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Old 05-03-2021, 12:42 PM   #151
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Re: “Castro” my new 72 build

A few shots taken during and after the engine swap.
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Castro- 72 SWB. Ochre and White. 496/400 turbo, GV OD ,Dakota Digital dash , tilt, Vintage Air, PS, hydro boost, factory buckets, console, QA-1 Coil over suspension, 20/20"Coys

72 SWB. Med blue. 454/400 turbo, tach, tilt, Stock AC, PS,PDB, factory buckets, console, ECE 4/6 drop w/ 2" blocks and C-notch, 20/20"Coys- Crashed and destroyed by drunk driver Sept 2019. New 72 build in the works.

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Old 05-03-2021, 12:47 PM   #152
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Re: “Castro” my new 72 build

The fuel system was giving me problems, the old tank had rust in it and I kept plugging the fuel filter. I couldn’t go anywhere without breaking down, so I bought a new tank. What a difference, I wish I had done this to begin with it would have saved me some heartache and embarrassment. I swapped the new tank in at the same time I did the engine.
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Castro- 72 SWB. Ochre and White. 496/400 turbo, GV OD ,Dakota Digital dash , tilt, Vintage Air, PS, hydro boost, factory buckets, console, QA-1 Coil over suspension, 20/20"Coys

72 SWB. Med blue. 454/400 turbo, tach, tilt, Stock AC, PS,PDB, factory buckets, console, ECE 4/6 drop w/ 2" blocks and C-notch, 20/20"Coys- Crashed and destroyed by drunk driver Sept 2019. New 72 build in the works.

My new build thread "Castro"
https://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/...d.php?t=820934

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Old 05-03-2021, 12:50 PM   #153
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Re: “Castro” my new 72 build

I had to add a little bling, I figured I needed a set of aluminum finned Holley valve covers in my life, I love these things. Finally, I have the truck reliable enough for road trips and have made a couple of shows. It road trips ok with the stall converter and the GV overdrive. Man, I love this thing now, the new engine and trans really made a difference.
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Castro- 72 SWB. Ochre and White. 496/400 turbo, GV OD ,Dakota Digital dash , tilt, Vintage Air, PS, hydro boost, factory buckets, console, QA-1 Coil over suspension, 20/20"Coys

72 SWB. Med blue. 454/400 turbo, tach, tilt, Stock AC, PS,PDB, factory buckets, console, ECE 4/6 drop w/ 2" blocks and C-notch, 20/20"Coys- Crashed and destroyed by drunk driver Sept 2019. New 72 build in the works.

My new build thread "Castro"
https://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/...d.php?t=820934

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Old 05-04-2021, 01:00 PM   #154
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Re: “Castro” my new 72 build

Vintage! Oh yeah!!
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Old 05-04-2021, 01:15 PM   #155
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Re: “Castro” my new 72 build

Not on here a bunch but just read through your build, great work. I love the methodical upgrades and the interior. Looks almost stock but many modern touches! Look forward to seeing more of this truck!
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Old 05-04-2021, 01:44 PM   #156
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awesome.
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Old 05-04-2021, 06:36 PM   #157
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Re: “Castro” my new 72 build

What a cool truck. Too bad about the blue one but at least you were able to re use some of it. Looks like a ton of fun!
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Old 05-05-2021, 11:29 AM   #158
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Vintage! Oh yeah!!
Thanks Steve, yeah love those vintage valve covers

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Not on here a bunch but just read through your build, great work. I love the methodical upgrades and the interior. Looks almost stock but many modern touches! Look forward to seeing more of this truck!
Many Thanks,that was exactly what I was trying to do. I need to get it outside and get some better photos

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What a cool truck. Too bad about the blue one but at least you were able to re use some of it. Looks like a ton of fun!
Kyle, many thanks. I have been following your adventures as well and it's looking great, yes this was a fun build because I didn't have to paint the whole truck and if it doesn't bother me that the paints not perfect. I was real picky on the blue truck and didn't want to go through that again.
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Castro- 72 SWB. Ochre and White. 496/400 turbo, GV OD ,Dakota Digital dash , tilt, Vintage Air, PS, hydro boost, factory buckets, console, QA-1 Coil over suspension, 20/20"Coys

72 SWB. Med blue. 454/400 turbo, tach, tilt, Stock AC, PS,PDB, factory buckets, console, ECE 4/6 drop w/ 2" blocks and C-notch, 20/20"Coys- Crashed and destroyed by drunk driver Sept 2019. New 72 build in the works.

My new build thread "Castro"
https://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/...d.php?t=820934

My old build thread, the blue truck
http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=271489

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Old 05-27-2021, 04:46 PM   #159
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Re: “Castro” my new 72 build

Finally home from overseas and took her out and got bugs on it!
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Castro- 72 SWB. Ochre and White. 496/400 turbo, GV OD ,Dakota Digital dash , tilt, Vintage Air, PS, hydro boost, factory buckets, console, QA-1 Coil over suspension, 20/20"Coys

72 SWB. Med blue. 454/400 turbo, tach, tilt, Stock AC, PS,PDB, factory buckets, console, ECE 4/6 drop w/ 2" blocks and C-notch, 20/20"Coys- Crashed and destroyed by drunk driver Sept 2019. New 72 build in the works.

My new build thread "Castro"
https://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/...d.php?t=820934

My old build thread, the blue truck
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Old 05-27-2021, 09:12 PM   #160
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Re: “Castro” my new 72 build

Looking good, Mike. Nothing like getting out and driving these old trucks!
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Old 05-29-2021, 05:17 PM   #161
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Made a little road trip to Steven's (Smbrouss70) this morning to do a little tuning on his GTO and to check out progress on gringoloco's truck. Visited with Kevin (65streetcruiser) and Steven for awhile.
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Castro- 72 SWB. Ochre and White. 496/400 turbo, GV OD ,Dakota Digital dash , tilt, Vintage Air, PS, hydro boost, factory buckets, console, QA-1 Coil over suspension, 20/20"Coys

72 SWB. Med blue. 454/400 turbo, tach, tilt, Stock AC, PS,PDB, factory buckets, console, ECE 4/6 drop w/ 2" blocks and C-notch, 20/20"Coys- Crashed and destroyed by drunk driver Sept 2019. New 72 build in the works.

My new build thread "Castro"
https://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/...d.php?t=820934

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Old 05-29-2021, 06:06 PM   #162
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Re: “Castro” my new 72 build

Glad you are back Mike. Good to see Castro getting some work. Can't wait to see it in person, Hopefully soon.
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Old 05-29-2021, 06:26 PM   #163
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Glad you are back Mike. Good to see Castro getting some work. Can't wait to see it in person, Hopefully soon.
Me too Bill it's been too long since I've seen you, hate I missed you at the meet. I am gonna follow your lead and retire soon, missing too much truck stuff. Hey I don't worry about the bugs on this one like I did on the blue truck lol.
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Castro- 72 SWB. Ochre and White. 496/400 turbo, GV OD ,Dakota Digital dash , tilt, Vintage Air, PS, hydro boost, factory buckets, console, QA-1 Coil over suspension, 20/20"Coys

72 SWB. Med blue. 454/400 turbo, tach, tilt, Stock AC, PS,PDB, factory buckets, console, ECE 4/6 drop w/ 2" blocks and C-notch, 20/20"Coys- Crashed and destroyed by drunk driver Sept 2019. New 72 build in the works.

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https://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/...d.php?t=820934

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Old 06-06-2021, 06:51 PM   #164
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After running this thing awhile the AC is not doing so good. When you get it charged with the right amount of 134A the pressure falls to zero when the clutch engages after about 10 seconds. Acts like something is plugged. I called up vintage air and they gave me a couple of possibilities. The one thing they thought on top of the list was a plugged expansion valve from the "crumbs" made when you cut the hose. So i pulled it all apart and changed the expansion valve. We'll see what happens when I'm done.
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Castro- 72 SWB. Ochre and White. 496/400 turbo, GV OD ,Dakota Digital dash , tilt, Vintage Air, PS, hydro boost, factory buckets, console, QA-1 Coil over suspension, 20/20"Coys

72 SWB. Med blue. 454/400 turbo, tach, tilt, Stock AC, PS,PDB, factory buckets, console, ECE 4/6 drop w/ 2" blocks and C-notch, 20/20"Coys- Crashed and destroyed by drunk driver Sept 2019. New 72 build in the works.

My new build thread "Castro"
https://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/...d.php?t=820934

My old build thread, the blue truck
http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=271489

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Old 06-06-2021, 06:54 PM   #165
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Re: “Castro” my new 72 build

That's unfortunate. Hopefully that solves your problem and your back on the road asap.
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Old 06-13-2021, 07:38 AM   #166
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That's unfortunate. Hopefully that solves your problem and your back on the road asap.
Thanks Kyle. I still haven't got it cooling right. I am in Waxahachie Tx for the Classic truck nationals and Vintage air was there. They gave me a few more things to check and i will be speaking to their tech guys tomorrow on how to troubleshoot the controls. They are great folks to deal with. I also ran into our old buddy Mike Losh yesterday, he does the slosh tubz and I got to check out his reproduction buddy buckets in person. Man they are nice. If someone needs a set he is the man, he also has them for square bodies. I wish I would have taken photos but my phone was dead.
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Castro- 72 SWB. Ochre and White. 496/400 turbo, GV OD ,Dakota Digital dash , tilt, Vintage Air, PS, hydro boost, factory buckets, console, QA-1 Coil over suspension, 20/20"Coys

72 SWB. Med blue. 454/400 turbo, tach, tilt, Stock AC, PS,PDB, factory buckets, console, ECE 4/6 drop w/ 2" blocks and C-notch, 20/20"Coys- Crashed and destroyed by drunk driver Sept 2019. New 72 build in the works.

My new build thread "Castro"
https://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/...d.php?t=820934

My old build thread, the blue truck
http://67-72chevytrucks.com/vboard/s...d.php?t=271489

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