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so I finally got the old girl moved inside the shop so that I can start work! Going to be a long project but I think I have things well planned out.

-all new wiring under hood....it's scary. Someone upgraded the alternator to a 10si but did a real hackjob on the wiring. just going to run all new powers, grounds, relays, etc to everything and a ford solenoid as well.

-needs exhaust...going to go duals with H pipe and undecided on mufflers and tailpipes

-major tuneup....points, condenser, fluids, filters, new hoses under hood, etc blah blah all the usual maintenance items

-have a 4 barrel intake and quad i'm going to rebuild and use

-brakes were supposedly new but NOPE. someone did put new drums on old brakes so at least those are useable.

-wheel/tires. Found a nice set of dog dishes.

-helluva good cleanup and some detailing/bit of work on the interior

-paint....decided on a colour called "lava red"...will post a pic. also have a new set of skirts that are going back on

-new suspension.. car came with all new balljoints, bushings etc new in a box. have new shocks for it and am going to lower it some

-new gas tank.....came with that too

-stereo system.....going to install the deck in the glove box to keep the dash original. couple of amps and some subs all nice and tidy in the trunk

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Hood off! Sure makes life a lot easier

 

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a good "before" pic.......going to be doing some major cleanup and painting. Adding a bit of chrome, some braided lines (not the covers but actual lines), all new wiring, 12si alternator, etc

 

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Did a quick cleanup on the interior and it's actually quite good......needs some TLC but pretty good. Need to modify the seat brackets since they aren't the original seats and just don't fit quite "right."

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-- Edited by hutch400 on Tuesday 10th of October 2017 01:59:04 PM

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Lots of potential there.
I'm looking at that console and thinking how it fits right in and looks at home.

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That is a fine looking car. Looks like you scored a nice one. Is the 2 barrel no good? I wouldn't be scared to drive a 283 2 barrel.

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Nice looking start for a lot of fun cruising. Weird looking master cylinder setup. Post lots more pictures as you proceed with the build.

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Yes, a good start ... I'll be watching!



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yeah the master is kind of bizarre........not really sure where that came from but it looks quite new.

Carl, as for the 2 bbl I agree that there's nothing wrong, but I have a 4bbl intake and QJet sitting on the shelf begging to be used in SOMETHING so I figured this fits the bill! Should wake it up a bit I would think. Wouldn't be surprised if I get better mileage out of it either. I'll keep the factory 2bbl and intake though as well.

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It sure won't hurt the mileage but my experience with a Q-jet on a 283 was that it sure didn't make it much faster. Sounds better though!

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Carl Stevenson wrote:

It sure won't hurt the mileage but my experience with a Q-jet on a 283 was that it sure didn't make it much faster. Sounds better though!


 I did the same with my 283, took off the 2bl and added the Q-jet, did not like the result at all. Could not get it to run that well so went with an Edelbrook and love it. Gas mileage is not bad at all.

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spent most of the weekend working away on the car.......

sanded down the engine compartment and masked off a bunch of stuff and started painting.

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I had already flushed the cooling system out and it was pretty nasty, so i'm glad I did! Changed the heater hoses and both rad hoses/water neck/thermostat as well. replaced the vacuum hoses, cap/rotor/points/condenser and tidied up in general. Put a new 12si alternator on (108amps). also painted the ram horns with duplicolour exhaust paint with ceramic. ive used it in the past and it holds up quite well and looks sharp too. yes i know the motor should be orange not red but i had a bunch of this stuff left and I'm not a fan of orange......New chrome valve covers went on.....it was actually really clean looking under the old valve covers so that was good! looks like it was actually almost cared for. lol. Still need to change the plugs/plug wires. i'll worry about swapping out the intake and carb once its running properly first.

Time to start the wiring next........

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started polishing the stainless and chrome a little bit and its going to come out really nice.

 

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vacuum and wiped out all the interior and did some cleanup in general.......gonna be alright

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used rubberized bedliner in the trunk. figured it would seal things up well and it's also super durable. Going to do a nice stereo install back here and it will all be carpeted and you won't see it anyway but why not?!

 

 



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Nice job! Engine compartment looks great! Sure to be a nice cruiser this 65.

Console actually looks pretty good in there. What is it and the seats from? The seats kind of look like son of Strato buckets.



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Those seats and console look like 78-87 A and G body stuff. These were the first downsized but still rear drive boxy Grand Prix, LeMans, Grand Am etc before they switched to front drive.

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Ahh! Right! I had a 78 GP. Now I remember.



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