Speedpro

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  • Full Name Paul Tolonen

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  1. Speedpro added a post in a topic 1966 GTO   

    Hi Mike, The starter and filter was one of the first things I noticed about this engine. I was looking for a Pontiac engine. While the valve covers say Pontiac, the block looked like a chevy? If you look at the block you will see that the oil filter boss has already been removed as I was going to relocate it to the passenger side because I thought it should be over there being a Pontiac. Even looks like the bell housing is able to take the starter on ether side. But now the filter is going to stay on the drivers side like a chevy that it is.
  2. Speedpro added a post in a topic 1966 GTO   

    Here's how it sits......................
     

     

     
    Also worked on the oil pan for the engine. Had a hard time finding a pan to fit this engine. What I ended up using is the pan from a amt '62 chevy 409 kit. Fits the block perfect but required some modification to work in the gto frame. So far I got it to fit the car. The oil filter is going away for a separate filter mounted to the block.....................
     

     

     
     
    That's it for now. More to come and thanks for looking!
     
    Paul
  3. Speedpro added a post in a topic 1966 GTO   

    First off, Thanks Joseph, Jeff and Tom for the info on the engine. I remember the big chief from back in the day but just didn't remember it. Just looked up cid for the car. 
    Worked on the wheel backing plates. The tires are from some old monogram kits, so the backing plates used on the tires had to be adapted to the rear axle housing and the front spindles. The rear just took some drilling to make fit. For the front I had to replace the stubs the backing plate mounts to. The parts I used are from a monogram '37 ford kit. The stubs were cut off  both the straight axle and the gto front suspension. Then the new stubs were installed to adjust the ride height. The rear was pretty easy as all I did was remove the top of the wheel housing enough for the tire to pass through. The springs and shocks will have to be shortened. All said and done, it turned out about the way I wanted it to sit for a street car........................
     
     
     

     

     

     

     

     
     
  4. Speedpro added a post in a topic 1967 Chevelle Concours Wagon   

    Great progress so far. Looking forward to seeing more............
     
    Paul
  5. Speedpro added a post in a topic 1966 GTO   

    Also choose the tires I want to use. Just not sure about the wheels. Will be working on the stance to get it close to where its sitting in the pics.
     

     

     

     
    Thanks for looking.
    Paul
  6. Speedpro added a post in a topic 1966 GTO   

    So after thinking about what I could do to modify the kit engine, I came up with a better idea. Just change the engine. But it had to be a Pontiac. Found that in my parts stash I didn't have a whole lot of choices. That is until I pulled out a Charles carpenter '55 top sportsman kit. After some research about the engine in the car, I found it was a Pontiac and not a big block chevy (like it looked to be) and had a displacement of 638 cid. And it has rocker covers that say's Pontiac. The block is a bit longer an dtaller than the 389 but I think I can make work in the gto. But I don't want to put a lenco 4 speed trans in the car. So the transmissions were cut off both engines and I mounted the trans off the 389 on to the 638. The oil pan will have to be worked over to fit the new engine...................
     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

  7. Speedpro added a topic in On The Workbench   

    1966 GTO
    Hi all, Pulled out this revell gto this last weekend to start a build with. The plan is to build this thing out of the box but with a few changes to the drivetrain and a wheel and tire change. Most likely will have to play with the stance a bit too. So over the weekend I cut all the parts off the trees and cleaned them up. Everything has been washed and is ready for paint. The body has had the doors and trunk lid scribed out and molding seems removed but still needs a good sanding before any paint work. No color picked out yet. I'm just going to start building and see where it takes this goat. Thanks for looking.................. Paul
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  8. Speedpro added a topic in On The Workbench   

    1966 Nova
    This is one of those forgotten started builds that seem to find there way to the bottom shelf in the back. And that's exactly where I found this half done nova while looking through my stuff. Figured I would finish this one as its already half done. I'm not going to do anything more than build it out of the box. Paul
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  9. Speedpro added a post in a topic 1969 Charger 500 Pro Street   

    Thank you bob. I had did not know they were down. They were there in my photobucket album. Just reloaded them.
  10. Speedpro added a post in a topic 1967 GTX   

    Nice looking GTX! Looks very clean.


    Paul
  11. Speedpro added a post in a topic 1967 Chevelle SS 396 (Added More Pics 4-May-15)   

    very nice! Excellent choice of color and application. Really like the details, very well done. I like this!


    Just to help out, All 1967 chevelle Super sports had chrome trim around the wheel opening and on the rocker panel. Its the only way they came. If you were to order a Malibu in that year it did not have chrome trim around the wheel opening or on the rocker panel. It had a chrome strip low down the side of the car along the door line. Hope this helps.


    Paul
  12. Speedpro added a post in a topic 1969 Charger 500 Pro Street   

    Thank you all for the great comments! Just out of curiosity I went back and looked to see when I started this project......1-17-2009...........???......Are you kidding me!!. Man I'm slow.




    Harry, I did consider putting a small square hole in the filler panel to give the idea of a latch, but never did it. Just got lazy I guess! Thinking about it I should have done pins.


    Again, Thanks for the kind words!

    Paul
  13. Speedpro added a post in a topic 1969 Charger 500 Pro Street   

    It's under glass................
  14. Speedpro added a post in a topic 1969 Charger 500 Pro Street   

    Last couple pics................








    Thanks for looking

    Paul
  15. Speedpro added a post in a topic 1969 Charger 500 Pro Street   

    And a few more..................