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RE: August 2008 Feature Car


Quoting 73SC...
"His cars are so low the wheels rub on turns......nana.gif"


My car used to rub with the bigger tires. With the smaller ones it rides even lower. Burns more rubber then your car now...So there!! headbang.gif

I don't even like rice pudding so why would I want a ricer? At Woodward last year I saw Geo Metro with a small block chevy in a tube frame. That I'd like.

-- Edited by 65Camino at 11:19, 2008-08-06

-- Edited by 65Camino at 11:19, 2008-08-06

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Forget my ride height, just concentrate on figuring out my Temp gauge will you....confuse.gif

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Just called about it. Seems they used the same sender (WT203) for all of GM in those years. The difference could be in the dash itself.

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Not A Chevy Automobile is what NACA means.

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Just called about it. Seems they used the same sender (WT203) for all of GM in those years. The difference could be in the dash itself.



I found out from A Body site that 1973 circuit board is one year and one year only, typical for the 73 Lemans! BUT we are using the circuit board from California with a 1976 date stamp on the cluster, since it looked to be in better shape. Soooo, you might be right about the resistance being different in that circuit board.



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65Camino wrote:


Just called about it. Seems they used the same sender (WT203) for all of GM in those years. The difference could be in the dash itself.



Yes,now that I am home I dug out the 69 to 76 Lemans parts book and they are also 1513321 sender, so that idea is out.

 



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Ray, I saw a solid 73 LeMans Sport Coupe today in London. It was red and even had the NACA (NASA?) hood. Paint was dull but it looked like a work in progress. I was hoping to get beside the guy and tell him about the site but he got caught at a red light.

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I am going to start making a registry of sightings, Counting mine that makes 5 in Ontario in the past 5 years, one was a GTO. Also saw one Grand Am in same period. Of those six, four had scooped hoods !

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Nice change to a post card type picture.

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Congrats on making the car of the month.
Your car looks great.
I like that inline fuel filter.Where did you get it?My clear one looks like crap.

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I was thinking of the old Mickey Thompson 73-77 Lemans Funnycar today...I think it was a '73, maybe a GrandAm?.

I think it was called something like the Reveller after the Revell Model Co. sponsorship so was probably models of it available?.

Can't seem to find anything on it available online...anyone remember or know of this this car?.



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Yes, I remember the car. It was sponsored by the Marines. Stretched front end that was common at the time.

Look at this...

http://www.thompsonmichigan.travel/photo-gallery/#

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Check this out.
http://www.draglist.com/Pictures/POD%20Jan%202002/POD-011202.htm

It was their picture of the day!

Does anyone remember the Aurora/Afx Grand Am slot car that came out around the same time?

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That's it, thanks...the Revelleader!!!

Using that name there's sure more online!.

Click here and curser down, it lives!.
http://www.thompson-motorsports.com/rev05.html

And a model on eBoy..
http://cgi.ebay.com/1-16-Revelleader-Funny-Car-Sealed-Mint_W0QQitemZ170248369119QQihZ007QQcategoryZ2582QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Lots more!






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"...Does anyone remember the Aurora/Afx Grand Am slot car that came out around the same time?.."

Looks like it's of the same Revelleader car too?.

http://www.abodysite.com/funafxga.html


Lots of 'em on eBoy...like this one..
http://cgi.ebay.com.my/Aurora-AFX-1702-Grand-Am-Funny-Car-Yel-orn-MIB_W0QQitemZ160266893442QQihZ006QQcategoryZ2619QQcmdZViewItem


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Funny thing is I found one in my back room the other day. But a different colour.

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I like that inline fuel filter.Where did you get it?My clear one looks like crap.



I think there is still an inline AC Delco metal filter. Just let me know if you want me to check if it's still available.

 



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Carl, let me know if it is. My filter is a cheapie aftermarket one.

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Carl Stevenson wrote:

455gto wrote:


I like that inline fuel filter.Where did you get it?My clear one looks like crap.



I think there is still an inline AC Delco metal filter. Just let me know if you want me to check if it's still available.



Thanks for the offer.I went and got an Edelbrock one with steel lines.
Someone told me that with the rubber fuel line:that you can boil your fuel?Something about sitting next to the head and being a hot day.I thought he was pulling my leg.I see alot of guys running the rubber fuel lines.



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I would think that rubber is a better insulator than steel, but I'm open to learn on that one.

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Having helped Ray installed it I can tell you it's a K and N inline filter. Can't seem to locate a picture of it though.

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Carl Stevenson wrote:

I would think that rubber is a better insulator than steel, but I'm open to learn on that one.



I looked up the boiling point of gas on the web and it says;anywhere between 100 F and 400 F.I wonder if any of the other guys here have heard of this?
I was going to the steel braided line for the fittings.



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Carl, let me know if it is. My filter is a cheapie aftermarket one.



Todd, I will try to remember to check on it tomorrow.

I know when I put my 66 tri power setup on the 64 GTO engine I built I ordered one brand new. It looked beautiful, gold cad plated and the AC Delco logo in red with the part number on the housing.

 



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your pics brings back memories, my brother had a 74 leMans. Nice car, it's good to hear that not all cars have to be perfect, for mine isn't and certainly won't be - simply don't have that kind of time or money. ride

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Thanks speelman1958, isn't that a coincidence, I posted to you before my Grandpa had one similar to yours. I find lots of guys had these A body cars but there are very few around now.

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