View Full Version : Concourse guys-have at it.......please
02-01-2003, 11:28:00 AM
Just wanted opinions on what's NOT right, and suggestions on how to correct. Since those pics, I put the correct intake bolts and engine pull brackets. Not sure what else. I know things like the hood hinges/firewall aren't supposed to be glossy black. But what is correct? If you go to http://community.webshots.com/user/bud194 engine pics, you can enlarge the pics to get a better look.
02-01-2003, 01:59:00 PM
I am not a concourse guy, but looks very nice to me
02-01-2003, 03:52:00 PM
not really a concourse guy either[ kinda, but not overboard], but i would like to know how you got the fan shroud to look so 'new', i cleaned the daylights out of mine, and it doesn't look anywhere near as good as yours.
other than the afore mentioned gloss black [i like it, but i guess it is 'wrong' so to speak] and maybe some of the aluminum parts being to 'light' in color for dead on accuracy, i'd say it looks pretty 'original'.
i used my assembly manual to find out how to route a lot of stuff, too bad a lot of people don't appreciate properly dated and routed plug wires and clamp placement.
personally, i think it looks fantastic!
71 ss 350/4spd 69 nova 350/th350 www.americaniron.net (http://www.americaniron.net)
02-01-2003, 04:17:00 PM
I'm anything but an expert on this stuff, but I think the valve covers came in a satin finish and not polished. It looks damn good though.
02-01-2003, 05:31:00 PM
tbill, I guess I lucked out on the shroud. That's the way it was when I got the car. It's in excellent shape.
Psycho, I think you're right about the valve covers. Those I think I got from YearOne. The ones I took off were powder coated, and it was peeling off. I haven't tried to clean them up yet, but they look to have more of a "dull" or "satin" finish underneath the powder coat.
Anybody else have that annoying dent in the radiator where the top hose is attached? I've seen several other early 2nd gens with the same dent.
02-01-2003, 07:02:00 PM
I figure you want opinions to be of an "anal" nature reguarding originality. Howz about the hood hinges? Weren't they natural instead of painted black?
02-01-2003, 10:35:00 PM
Buddy, looks good to me too. might want to do something about that drivers side radiator tank(dented) that will catch a judge's eye right off the bat. keep up the good work guys. were going to give those first gen guys a run for thier money!
1970 Z-28,1970 ss 350 SURVIVOR ,1970 SS396 L78,1972 SS396
02-02-2003, 12:12:00 AM
Firewall is semi-gloss black as are the inner fenders. However, heater box is a bit glossier than semi-gloss black, but not full gloss. Hinges and latches are metal color. Cast metal finish works great.
02-02-2003, 02:10:00 AM
The hinges & striker plate should be grey phosphate, the master cylinder should have bleeders and the spark plug wires don't look like packard wires. I really don't know SB cars that well but it looks like your P/S return line is not routed correctly. All in all you did a very nice job.
1970 RS/SS 396
32,100 Original Miles
02-02-2003, 02:38:00 AM
My hood hinges were gray phosphate. I redid them by first painting them flat black and then areosol misted cast-iron colored paint over them from about 2 ft away. I misted the cast-coat very lightly and did several layers. It came out very nicely and didn't break the bank.
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02-02-2003, 12:18:00 PM
not sure but I cant find it anywhere in the assembly manual about that support for the heater hoses that attaches to the alt. bracket. and that radiator cap looks wrong too (looks like the replacement on with the ears on it). I'm not too sure but the clutch fan looks wrong too. all in all great resto job.
02-02-2003, 01:51:00 PM
Thanks for the replies guys. This is what I wanted and I'm taking notes. I don't know if I really want to go much further toward perfection, since I do drive it wherever it goes. I don't want it to sit around just looking "pretty" if I go overboard with the correctness. Don't have a trailer, and haven't really been able to justify the cost of getting one, no more than I would use it. I LIKE TO DRIVE MY CAR. I just keep running out of things to do to it, and want to get potential idea's.
[This message has been edited by Budz (edited February 02, 2003).]
02-06-2003, 06:40:00 PM
It looks great. Do you have the engine lift brakets on the intake manifold?
02-06-2003, 06:48:00 PM
I agree . . . change the hinges and strike plate to grey phosphate . . . it WILL look better. IMHO.
1968 RS SS
1973 RS LT Z28
1969 olds 442 convertible
1972 454 elcamino
1995 WWW LT1 Caprice B4U
1999 Pontiac Firebird T/A WS-6
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02-06-2003, 07:21:00 PM
<font face="Arial,Verdana" size="2">Originally posted by hmbldr:
It looks great. Do you have the engine lift brakets on the intake manifold?</font>
Yes, I've added those since the pics where taken.
02-06-2003, 11:18:00 PM
Damm!! I thought mine looked good.
70 z-28 4speed,71 camaro hugger orange/white stripes.78 Bandit Trans-Am driver and 75 Trans-Am parts car (former know it all)From the garden of good and evil(Savannah Ga.)
02-09-2003, 12:21:00 AM