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neat project... ill have to go looking for some old photos of my grandfathers old Pontiac... he had one same colours many years ago. i remember he had 64 ss hubcaps on his long before he ever had a 64ss (he always wanted one from the time he first saw one in 1963)

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She's coming along nicely! I like the wheels with the caps and trim rings. Goes to show you don't have to invest in an expensive set of aftermarket wheels to have "the look"

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been a while since i posted progress so i thought i'd do an update! Since i've posted last here's what i've managed to accomplish:

-turned the brake drums and replaced the flex lines and bled the system. Brakes now done

-cut and repaired a couple of spots on the frame in the usual places....dog legs at rear and behind the front wheel.

-repaired trunk floor, welded in new gas tank supports

-cleaned, stripped, and painted/coated the frame and underside of the car

-new ujoints/painted driveshaft

-serviced transmission and new tail seal as well

-installed some new interior stuff and cleaned up some more wiring

-removed the bumpers and most of the trim to get ready for body work

 

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ended up cutting out and replacing a part of the passenger floor pan since it was a bit "soft" when i pulled the interior out.........

rubber floor smelled bad and wasn't in the greatest of condition either, so i'm ordering a new carpet. Spent a couple of hours last night going over all of the new floor/trunk repairs with seam sealer as well cause why not?! lol

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hutch400 wrote:

 Spent a couple of hours last night going over all of the new floor/trunk repairs with seam sealer as well cause why not?! lol


 Might as well since she's apart and nice tidy wiring job!



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thanks hawkeye!

quick update:

-FINALLY have the fuel tank and new copper lined fuel line installed.
-Ran all the new wiring for the stereo/amps
-started rebuilding the q-jet
-started bodywork as well....fingers crossed there are no major surprises

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That coming along nicely. Should be roadworthy by June?



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hutch400 wrote:

thanks hawkeye!


quick update:


-FINALLY have the fuel tank and new copper lined fuel line installed.

-Ran all the new wiring for the stereo/amps

-started rebuilding the q-jet

-started bodywork as well....fingers crossed there are no major surprises





Is the line you used what I've seen called copper/steel line? Just making sure you didn't use a straight copper line.

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Yah, I'll jump in here too and remind everyone of the old "copper isn't for fuel and no fuel in the interior, regardless" rules. I know you said copper -LINED- which is likely just fine, I'm not sure what that is. Steel with a copper lining? But what's the lining for I wonder?

The big reason to avoid copper is that copper work-hardens from flexing. I don't even use it for oil pressure gauges, and neither does the factory - my GMC truck used a steel line.

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I think perhaps Mark is talking about Cunifer line. Copper nickel alloy

It's fantastic to work with, won't corrode, and if I ever replace any lines again, that is absolutely what I'd use.



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My memory is maybe not what it should be but I thought the factory line from the engine to the firewall connection on my Acadian oil pressure gauge had been copper. I may well be wrong though. I know there was a union at the firewall and the line that went inside the car was steel, but I though the underhood half was copper. I am likely wrong about that.

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I've certainly -seen- copper used there but in every "original" vehicle I've owned with a gauge the line was steel. The 69s are electric for oil pressure if you have the US gauge pack.

My GMC truck was an unrestored original I bought from the elderly original owner, and it was a time machine. It had a steel line as well. That's about all I know, nothing official. If I had a digital version of the US parts book I could look up what the police car oil pressure gauge used, but I bet it's electric anyway.

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Yeah, I don't know that I've seen a mechanical oil gauge on a US full sized. I put a 66 US cluster in my Grande Parisienne and it is electric as well.

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cdnpont wrote:

I think perhaps Mark is talking about Cunifer line. Copper nickel alloy

It's fantastic to work with, won't corrode, and if I ever replace any lines again, that is absolutely what I'd use.


 yessir that's the stuff

 

i'll snap a couple of pics tonight........absolutely easy to work with and looks great too....will outlast the car (and me lol)



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so she's alive and running and stopping under it's own power which is always pretty cool.

I'll snap a few good pics tonight to update, but mechanically speaking it's DONE. (other than the q-jet/intake, but the 2bbl works fine for now) a bit of wiring to the rear to clean up but that's it. I bent up the new exhaust system last night and installed it all and fired it up and let it run a while.

Went with old school glass packs and side exit exhaust........i know not everyone likes the sound and/or look but i've always been a huge fan of it. If i get tired of it i'll just bend up some more pipe and re-route it out the back.......

here's a quick vid of the exhaust:


https://www.facebook.com/hutchinsonmotorcycles/videos/10156240303738482/

 

tidying up wiring tonight and starting on body.......

 

 



-- Edited by hutch400 on Thursday 22nd of March 2018 08:47:56 AM

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