Here we go again...73 Z28

Discussion in 'Project Progress' started by brooksman9, May 3, 2014.

  1. Scott51

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    Have only done the parcel tray in my 77 so far, but will see if I can find some from when I did my 51 chev.

    The PVC foamboard was bit of a game changer in that it's soooo easy to work with. From memory it was actually cheaper than hardboard too.

    It's often referred to by different trade names such as sunboard, palight, sintra, foamex etc and most plastics places will have it. Signwriters also use it a lot.
     
  2. brooksman9

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    Yes Virginia you can make your own headliner. Not finished yet but I used a template I got from Aaron (76_TypeLT, thanks Aaron) to make a cardboard cut out that I will cover and use for my headliner. It may not be perfect but it will look ok and will try and match my home made door panels.

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  3. brooksman9

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    Rebuilt my first carburetor (kind of). An old Holley 600 that was on my sons Chevelle at one time. It started leaking out the back and I just had to get him something new to go on it then. Got the renew kit. Did gaskets and the things for the floats. Really thats about it. Old Weber/Edelbrock that came on the motor bogged every time I'd punch it. Still need to do some tuning but it runs and doesn't leak.

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  4. RS1979

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    Holley's are the easiest to rebuild. Sometimes they can be a bear to get tuned but once you do they are great.
     
  5. Twisted72

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    older holley's has a power valve that love to go bad ..as far as setting turn you air fuel screws all the way in and back off 2 and a half turns is a great starting point .
     
  6. brooksman9

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    Started at one and a half. At two and a quarter now and response is pretty good. Need to see what my timing is at then I'll set for highest vacuum. Was hoping to get rid of the spacer but looks like it is not going to go. After doing what I did on the carb it seemed really simple. Not as much to it as I thought.
     
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    My "didn't cost me a dime" temporary headliner. Replaced the wiring harness to the dome light and new light even works. I was shocked. Not literally. :crazy:

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  8. Jas0n

    Jas0n Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    which material is made of (your temporary headliner)?
     
  9. brooksman9

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    A large piece of cardboard (I was going to use the one the rear quarters came in but it was too thick), Leftover speaker box felt from JoAnn's fabrics that I have had for years and some Loctight spray adhesive. I planned this long ago and bought a template from Aaron a few years ago as my car had no headline when I got it. .
     
  10. RS1979

    RS1979 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Looks good Pat
     
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