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what did you do in your garage / shop and or driveway today ?


Yes, I understand now........... proceed at your own risk........... or perhaps a postponment is in order!

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Looks great Pete How hard was it to remove your dash ? mine is padded and I'd like to remove it and clean it up ..

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563263FB-8383-4A66-A890-2B504985D320.jpegRemove side windshield trim and then remove 6 phillips head screws from the front edge of the pad.

Then the fun begins, remove the wiper arms and the remove 6 screws which hold the wiper cowl in place and remove the cowl.

You will find two 3/8 speed nuts close to the center of the windshield, remove them and them lift slightly on the edge off the pad and pull.

*note: if you car has ever had the dash pad off for electrical work ,  the two cowl nuts may not have been reinstalled. And you may not need to pull the cowl off. Give the pad a tug before removing cowl.

 



-- Edited by pontiax on Sunday 10th of March 2019 07:54:25 AM

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68 Grande wrote:

Yes, I understand now........... proceed at your own risk........... or perhaps a postponment is in order!





Took a couple of runs up and down the block even though the truck was still there...........I'm such a rebel..........

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And how did that drive go? Did she feel like a caged animal begging to be released?

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Nah, I drove it like it was a 194! I wasn't going to get into trouble, although we have an excellent relationship with our neighbours. I'd have to be pretty awful to get in trouble with them. (They're both LEO)

But that little drive sure felt fine. biggrin

I went out earlier when it was cooler. It warmed up today (finally) and the streets are a pigpen now.

I'm disappointed, I bumped up the cam a bit from stock but it's not enough to be real noticeable. However, I wanted to err on the tame side. I don't like when guys put monster cams in a car that it's not appropriate for. If I'd done an L72 clone it would have been sweet to put that cam in though.

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I'm disappointed, I bumped up the cam a bit from stock but it's not enough to be real noticeable. However, I wanted to err on the tame side. I don't like when guys put monster cams in a car that it's not appropriate for. If I'd done an L72 clone it would have been sweet to put that cam in though.


 Carl - I have a hotter cam than the usual L36 in our 66 Impala (can I say that here?) and believe me it is plenty

for the street......biggrin. Been in there now 23 years and 30,000 miles and I love it.

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How noticeable is it at say 1000 rpm?

Do you know the specs on it?

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The top one is the stock 390 horse.

The bottom one is what I put in.

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Thought I had the cam card in my file but quick check it's not there - will check elsewhere tomorrow.

We usually don't throw anything out - heck my wife has kept me 50+ years.



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Couldn't find the cam card but did find specs written down in my maintenance book.

TRW KC1015R (can't find listing online - cam was purchased thru jobber in 1996)

In dur @ .050: 214  Ex dur @ .050: 224

In lift: 501 Ex lift: 527 using stock rockers. Cam has a 112 lobe center

Very similar to your upgrade. Cam is good in all ranges and revs to 5500 - 5800 nicely.

Slight lump at 650 idle with a point ignition.



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Shoot, that sounds like the one I should have bought!

Stock valve springs? The .527 lift worries me a bit with a stock spring.

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Carl Stevenson wrote:
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After is much better!


 Yes, no barcode on belt #2.


 

Good eye!  But doesn't the "After" fan belt also have "GM" embossed where the Gates does not?   I can't see clealy when I enlarge but it looks like GM?

I can't wait to come on down and help you take it for a spin, lol!







 



Yes, the AFTER pic has the GM belt, no more jobber belt with the notches in it. That was the last GM belt in stock in Canada anywhere. A dealer 200 miles west of here still had one on the shelf. They were discontinued a number of years back. My crappy phone pic is not very clear.....

Our street is stripped fairly bare. I may take it out today and drive it up and down the street a few times. The car is all legal, except there's no hood on it yet (illegal to drive that way) so I have to wait and see if our neighbour goes away to work....

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Carl, we cleaned out Elmer' garage a while back with all kinds of belts and filters from his shop, might have thrown out some treasure.



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Ah shoot, oh well.

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Carl Stevenson wrote:

Shoot, that sounds like the one I should have bought!

Stock valve springs? The .527 lift worries me a bit with a stock spring.


 TRW stock springs and rockers....smile....got about 30,000 miles now and many hi speed trips

to Columbus, Ohio (GoodGuys) .....still runs and sounds great.....biggrin



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Hmmm. I don't feel like changing cams now. Maybe a winter project some time in the future. Sounds like just what I should have put in.

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Thank you Pete I will be taking the cowl off for paint and I will check that out !!

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Carl Stevenson wrote:
68 Grande wrote:

Yes, I understand now........... proceed at your own risk........... or perhaps a postponment is in order!



 



Took a couple of runs up and down the block even though the truck was still there...........I'm such a rebel..........


 What......no vid!!! We're all waiting!!!



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I was alone and never got past 50km/h and 2nd gear. Not much to see!

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Carl Stevenson wrote:

I was alone and never got past 50km/h and 2nd gear. Not much to see!


 ....not much to hear either......I'd rather hear that '427' than anything on the radio......biggrin



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You and me both.

If I can figure out a decent looking plug for the antenna hole in the front fender, the radio is coming out. I like the clean look of no radio. My 65 Acadian was built without one and I enjoyed that car without it for about 27 years.

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Carl Stevenson wrote:

You and me both.

If I can figure out a decent looking plug for the antenna hole in the front fender, the radio is coming out. I like the clean look of no radio. My 65 Acadian was built without one and I enjoyed that car without it for about 27 years.


Our 66 Impala has both AM/FM and both work but I seldom have it on except for a Jays' game.

It has a rear deck antenna (straight up) and looks cool and is sooooo mid 60's.



-- Edited by bjburnout on Monday 11th of March 2019 12:19:22 PM

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I seem to recall seeing an older car with a stainless steel antenna plug. Looked ok.

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I've been thinking of that. Nothing lost if I hate it and have to put the antenna back.

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Heads on, new Mahle bolts. Came with sealer on the threads, added a little more to the block threads. Torqued in two steps to 65 ft/lbs, ARP lube on the bolt shoulders. New Summit branded lifters, pushrods and rockers. They say it's a good idea to change it all when doing a new cam and springs. Preloaded lifters to 1/2 a turn each at zero lash on the base circle. Liberal Moly lube on the cam lobes and lifter bottoms. Assembly lube on everything else. We hope she'll break in no issue.

Fitted the damper using a new Moroso Damper installer. Threaded perfectly into the newly drilled and tapped crank snout. Worked slick. Added a little bit of Ultra Black sealer on the keyway since it's a oil leak pathway. Lubed the seal. Threaded in the new Moroso retainer bolt finger tight to test length. All good.

Installed the cleaned up PCV baffle. Red locktite on the bolt...

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