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Old 01-02-2016, 08:30:09 AM   #946
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I can't believe it has been 17 months since I posted an update. I drove the car to
The Minnesota Street Machine Nationals this past year. My thermostat stuck closed and I blew a hose and covered my whole car in coolant. I patched it back together on the side of the road and spent the next three hours trying to get to the car show. It was still overheating but I was bound and determined to get to the show. Once the car cooled down I borrowed some tools and changed out the
Bad (new) t-stat. The car ran great after that fix.
This winter I will be installing new to me #62 big valve heads, aluminum intake, Holley carb with a working choke, full roller rockers and degree in the cam.
Glad you got the thermostat problem solved!!
Sounds like its gonna put you a lil deeper in the seat this summer
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Old 03-21-2016, 03:24:33 PM   #947
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About a month ago I got the motor all tore down to the block and the rotating assembly. The motor had a fresh rebuild a few thousand miles ago. Like most of us it was just not fast enough.
Here is what it looks like right now.

And the pile of parts.
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Old 03-21-2016, 03:30:17 PM   #948
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I started collecting a pile of parts a few years ago.
I have a set of #62 1969 GTO heads. These have been decked, new seals, valve job, valves, and springs. I have them all tore down and they are getting polished and ported. I also have a performer intake that has been gasket matched and opened up for better flow. I will be installing a Holley Avenger carb along with full roller rockers.
Over the last month I repainted all of the parts that needed Pontiac blue. Blasted and put fresh powder coating on a handful of parts. I also had the cam degreed in and checked for valve clearance with the new heads. I hope to have it running within two months.
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Old 03-21-2016, 03:54:39 PM   #949
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This was from November of 2015. Snow came late last year. It was great to get some extended drive time in Minnesota.
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Old 03-21-2016, 04:08:27 PM   #950
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This was from November of 2015. Snow came late last year. It was great to get some extended drive time in Minnesota.
that car is beautiful , my older brother had a '68 vert in the gold/green and a 67 vert blue w/ white int. and top. if i was old enough @ the time id have them both , you wouldnt want to trade for a Z would you lol
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Old 03-21-2016, 07:33:04 PM   #951
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that car is beautiful , my older brother had a '68 vert in the gold/green and a 67 vert blue w/ white int. and top. if i was old enough @ the time id have them both , you wouldnt want to trade for a Z would you lol

Thanks for the compliment. The original color was the gold/green with a black top. I like my color combo better. Lol
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Old 03-21-2016, 08:23:49 PM   #952
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Old 03-21-2016, 09:26:51 PM   #953
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That's a beauty, luv the fbirds with the factory hood, if you get that 400 right it'll tear your sox off, if you get bored of the TH400 you could try the TH200-4r, I've done a couple, one in an olds 442 and another in a GTO, another in a Buick Skyhawk (of all cars), makes for an interesting combo with the Pontiac 400, that engine can be a real brute, the only major change other than building the trans right is the drive shaft.
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Old 03-21-2016, 10:27:49 PM   #954
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I have a TH200-4R that I plan on installing next year. I'm a little concerned about getting the tv adjusted correctly.
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Old 03-21-2016, 10:34:56 PM   #955
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Let me know.
I still have a transmission pressure gauge to help get the TV valve/cable set up correctly.
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Old 04-08-2016, 11:08:36 PM   #956
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Let me know.
I still have a transmission pressure gauge to help get the TV valve/cable set up correctly.
I'll put you on the help list when the time comes. Thanks
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Old 08-20-2016, 08:22:42 AM   #957
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It's finally running again. Started up on first try.
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Old 08-20-2016, 10:21:44 AM   #958
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Summer's almost over... Glad it's running again!

Did you repaint the intake?
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Old 08-22-2016, 09:06:57 AM   #959
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WOW.... just beautiful. Fantastic job.
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Old 08-22-2016, 09:57:43 AM   #960
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It's finally running again. Started up on first try.
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Feels good, doesn't it?
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