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mrmike

Member Since 14 Nov 2009
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In Topic: 1967 Chevrolet Chevelle SS396

Yesterday, 10:42 AM

Thanks guys!

 

At this point the engine is pretty much complete, save for a few touchups.

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I've decided to add heater hoses so I drilled a couple of holes based on my research of a stock 396 engine.

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This picture shows the heater hoses from the firewall and the negative ground wire from the battery.  Where does the ground go to on a GM car?  To the frame or to the engine?

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In Topic: 1967 Chevrolet Chevelle SS396

04 July 2014 - 02:55 PM

 Your carburetor is mounted sideways. Give it a quarter turn and you'll be good.

Once again, I've been led astray by the kit instructions!  Since I decided to plumb the engine, I removed the carb and will re-install it running North-South instead of the East-West orientation that the instructions call for.  It's been raining most of the day, so I decided to stay in and work on the Chevelle.  I finished the interior early this afternoon.

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With the interior done, I went back to working on the engine by adding ignition wires and plumbing the engine.

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In Topic: 1967 Chevrolet Chevelle SS396

29 June 2014 - 02:58 PM

Thanks guys!

 

I got the coil and the distributor installed.  I ran into a problem with drilling out the distributor due to the way it was molded and I had to created a new base and shaft for it.  I just need to add my wires and run them to the heads.

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This is the master cylinder and I added a couple of brake lines.  I need to find something to use as a power brake booster.

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I sat here this morning looking at the mockup pictures and something seemed to be missing and I couldn't put my finger on it.  This afternoon it finally occurred to me what it was...white lettered tires!  I used some Shabo Tire Graphics and corrected the situation.

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In Topic: 1967 Chevrolet Chevelle SS396

28 June 2014 - 10:32 AM

Thanks for pointing this out to me Roger!  I went and corrected the error of my ways.

 

While I am a Mopar and Ford guy, some Chevys do appeal to me like the '67 Chevelle SS396, certain Corvettes, and maybe the odd Camaro or two.  I do have a '70 Roadrunner rebuild project coming up that should appeal to the Mopar lover and McNally fans alike.  Meanwhile, back to the '67 Chevelle...

I gave the body a good polishing and I think it looks great.  Foiling the trim will set this Chevelle apart.  I did a mockup to check the stance and see if I'll need to adjust it.  

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The stance looks good and I'll go ahead and glue the suspension in.

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Work continues on the engine.  I want to add the coolant bypass hose and the fuel line from the fuel pump to the carb.

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More to come...


In Topic: 1948 Ford Woody Street Rod

26 June 2014 - 09:33 AM

Thank you all for the nice comments!  

Charlie, I do plan on bringing the Woody to our show in October.  I hope you are able to attend.