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Love the firewall markings...did anyone ever figure out what they are?

 



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Awesome.....the yellow wires turn black when it gets dark.

 Now change the cap.

 


Can I assume you ran the wires for the front 4 cylinders through the motor mounts? It's a bit of a pain to do, but worth the effort.



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You better believe I did, and used all the stock plug wire retainers that are still on the engine, including the ones along the oil pan rail.

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Must be the one from the brochure!!

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Yup, that's me but my new tires that are going on soon don't have whitewalls!

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Much better.  i cant believe how much orange overspray is still on the heat shields,  that is a low mile car!



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MY BEAUMONT HAS 4 STUDDED TIRES AND 2 BLOCKHEATERS......AND LOTS OF OIL UNDERNEATH



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Good job routing the plug wires, many mechanics cant be bothered running them correctly!!!

Personally I love whitewall's but I'm probably in the minority.

Firefox works better here but not everywhere, strange??

I need a computer friend.

Beautiful car!!

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Greaser wrote:

Love the firewall markings...did anyone ever figure out what they are?

 





Sadly, I haven't even taken the time to look at them and try to figure them out. I finally had a chance to drive it last night, put on about 60-70 miles. Fun!

And last night I received a replacement front fender emblem in the mail for it. Now to allot some time to change it...

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last night I received a replacement front fender emblem in the mail for it. Now to allot some time to change it...


Carl, get that car onto the TransCanada and head west to my place in Calgary.  I'm not working tomorrow, and I'll change the emblem for you - free of charge. 



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Very nice survivor ride Carl. You will enjoy this one for a long time!

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last night I received a replacement front fender emblem in the mail for it. Now to allot some time to change it...


Carl, get that car onto the TransCanada and head west to my place in Calgary.  I'm not working tomorrow, and I'll change the emblem for you - free of charge. 





Well, I looked at my chore list for this evening, did a couple of them, realized I'd never get them all done and said "shove it"!

So, I'm sorry Clint but I figured it would take less time to install it than to drive to Calgary...

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I want to give credit to CP member Norontcan for this emblem, it came from him. I will post details in the Feedback section here.



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Very nice......   I mentioned before, I had a friend who's dad was firechief   He had a 66 Biscayne 283 stick on column    Nice running car      Does your Chief pull nicely up though 1st and second?   3:08's in it ?  



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I'm amazed at how much power it has for a 283 with 3.08's. I've had 283 powerglide B bodies and never thought of them as being much fun to drive, but this feels completely different. My latest thought was, I wonder how it would be if I left the 283 as is and did the 4 speed conversion? That might be fun too. Decisions, decisions...

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But you still have those Raised White Letter BFG tires, eh? biggrinbiggrinbiggrin

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Carl Stevenson wrote:

I'm amazed at how much power it has for a 283 with 3.08's. I've had 283 powerglide B bodies and never thought of them as being much fun to drive, but this feels completely different. My latest thought was, I wonder how it would be if I left the 283 as is and did the 4 speed conversion? That might be fun too. Decisions, decisions...


         I think a survivor with correct 4 speed would be awesome  



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Carl Stevenson wrote:
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But you still have those Raised White Letter BFG tires, eh? biggrinbiggrinbiggrin

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It's all about time. The new tires are here, I just need a couple of hours free some evening to do it when I'm not too tired to get out of the computer chair! I can't wait to get rid of the white letters...

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I LOVE white letters..... Are they any good still? What size are they?

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Carl. When I owned my 66 Parisienne the firewall had some markings still on it.  The one near wiper motor said 283.  The one behind coil was the model number and by the heater box was a couple of letters maybe an inspecter's initials???  Bob.



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I LOVE white letters..... Are they any good still? What size are they?

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They are 215 70 14 BFG Radial T/A with 2000 miles Vince.

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I got rid of those white letters today, new tires are on, one size larger now too. Very happy with how it looks and drives, didn't even wash the car, the tires or the rims but at least it's done. I certainly prefer this look over the smaller tire with white letters.

Crappy picture but it's all I got.

Oh yeah, and 427Carl, the weights are only on the inside too
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Looking good Carl!

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Looking good Carl!





What??? You said something nice to me??? Are you not feeling ok? biggrin

I think it looks a lot better than the white letters did, they were just the wrong era totally.

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nice car good find now all you gotta do is cut the roof off and make it a convertible  just kidding



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Carl Stevenson wrote:

I got rid of those white letters today, new tires are on, one size larger now too. Very happy with how it looks and drives, didn't even wash the car, the tires or the rims but at least it's done. I certainly prefer this look over the smaller tire with white letters.

Crappy picture but it's all I got.

Oh yeah, and 427Carl, the weights are only on the inside too
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          GOOD JOB       Looks great !!  



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