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


no race here pontiacanada going to be leaving the motor alone for awhile,the 283 runs great and after I paint the 64 and put together than the 69 can come home,and I can figure out what to do with that...so much to do

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After a thorough blow out of all the passages, I wiped it down with acetone, carefully masked and plugged then put some paint to intake. Switched paint. Now using DupliColor Chevrolet Orange. I like the tone much better than the VHT. 

It's a minor thing, but to me it's always so satisfying seeing even the smallest filthy engine parts cleaned and freshly painted....

 

While on the note of the intake, would anyone happen to have a spare 63-65 (I think) Thermostat housing they'd part with? The one that places the neck 45° to the right side of the filler tube?

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I wish I could help you Mark but I checked my box and it appears to be all 66 and newer stuff around here.

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Now using DupliColor Chevrolet Orange. I like the tone much better than the VHT. 


 That's the brand I use.



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cdnpont wrote:

While on the note of the intake, would anyone happen to have a spare 63-65 (I think) Thermostat housing they'd part with? The one that places the neck 45° to the right side of the filler tube?


 '64 283s have a straight one ... is it different on a 327?

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cdnpont wrote:

While on the note of the intake, would anyone happen to have a spare 63-65 (I think) Thermostat housing they'd part with? The one that places the neck 45° to the right side of the filler tube?




Mark, I'm with Darryl on this. I spent a bunch of time looking online at engine shots of 65's and they all seem to have the straight neck.

And I think I have one of those. Should I check, or do you want the right angled one only.


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I just checked a few of the past feature cars, and 3 B body 65's have the straight neck too.

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I got my plug wires today for my soon to be new engine. In the instructions it says to make sure the engine switch is OFF before changing the wires. Good thing they mentioned that........

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Plug those egr holes ! 1/4 npt pipe plugs !
cdnpont wrote:

After a thorough blow out of all the passages, I wiped it down with acetone, carefully masked and plugged then put some paint to intake. Switched paint. Now using DupliColor Chevrolet Orange. I like the tone much better than the VHT. 

It's a minor thing, but to me it's always so satisfying seeing even the smallest filthy engine parts cleaned and freshly painted....

 

While on the note of the intake, would anyone happen to have a spare 63-65 (I think) Thermostat housing they'd part with? The one that places the neck 45° to the right side of the filler tube?

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cndpont Did you get a new cam ? I am kinda worryed about the break in when it comes time,could you let us know what oil and or additive you use ect when you break in yours I got a priming tool so every thing should be oiled up good thanks

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"Plug those egr holes ! 1/4 npt pipe plugs !"


Roger, I'm debating on how I'll cover this issue. I might just 1/2 to 3/4 plug the main intake crossover ports, and maybe go with a phenolic spacer in the summer. Remove the spacer in the winter. Not sure yet. The car will be cold weather driven. Still researching this. Thanks.



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Bill, I know I'm not cdnpont but I use and have used AC Delco EOS, Engine Oil Supplement. I use it in the 383 stroker in the boat and added it to the oil when I had the 70 GTO and most recently in my 69 Parisienne that received a cam swap. Also will be using it in the 454 that is going into the 2+2. All are flat tappet cam engines.



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cndpont Did you get a new cam ? I am kinda worryed about the break in when it comes time,could you let us know what oil and or additive you use ect when you break in yours I got a priming tool so every thing should be oiled up good thanks


 Yes Bill, I'm doing a new hydraulic flat tappet cam, lifters and Comp 981-16 springs. The cam is a Summit budget piece, part number SUM 1103. I do plan to add a good ZDDP break in oil additive in to the regular 10-30 oil like Eric suggests. Going to do the break in on the stand, and will post a video of the fun at that time. I'll follow the generally recommended quick start, 25 minute run, 1500-3000 varied rpm to break in the lifters. Hopefully the comp springs at 273 lbs open won't be too much for the new cam. Should be alright as the stock spring upper limit is 280.



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Cousin did a little mild porting work on the 291 heads. Took some time, but I bead blasted both (not the guides or seats), masked then painted them. They came out pretty nice I think.

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looking good that will be a great motor my fav wroom

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cdnpont your heads look great!!! noticed thier camels I gave those alot of thought also..and decided for now with the L79 cam I would keep the small valve higher compression power packs on mine as its going to be more of a weekend main street driver,for me high end is 70 mph if I do any hi way driving so the car should have no probs with that..but nothing is for ever I'll see how it gos .

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Spent the last couple days removing and replacing the rusty bits out of the car, the largest piece was in the trunk at the support. The drivers floor had a few soft spots so I took out a 6x6 piece. The last seven pieces were less than 3x3 and smaller. The car is now rust free and I get to start on body work.

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Looks like 500 year old artifacts from an archaeological dig!



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ROSIES CAR wrote:

Spent the last couple days removing and replacing the rusty bits out of the car, the largest piece was in the trunk at the support. The drivers floor had a few soft spots so I took out a 6x6 piece. The last seven pieces were less than 3x3 and smaller. The car is now rust free and I get to start on body work.

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 if that's all the rust you had that is one solid Evening Orchid car. Mine will need full floor and trunk just to start



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Spent this evening removing body mount bolts. Wished they were as rust free, broke off three of the ten. Not looking forward to drilling them out. The two below the fire wall looked real clean and freash inside the body but just below the head it was rusted very thin. May still get lucky and there will be enough bolt to grab.

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Is this the car in your avatar? Aren't there 12 body mounts on a convertible.
Instead of playing around with the broken bolts dig out the whole nut/bolt piece and replace with a new cage nut.

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ROSIES CAR wrote:

Spent this evening removing body mount bolts. Wished they were as rust free, broke off three of the ten. Not looking forward to drilling them out. The two below the fire wall looked real clean and freash inside the body but just below the head it was rusted very thin. May still get lucky and there will be enough bolt to grab.


 Weld a nut on after frame is off, soak the cage nut with liquid wrench put air gun on low and let it hammer on nut for awhile 



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ROSIES CAR wrote:

Spent this evening removing body mount bolts. Wished they were as rust free, broke off three of the ten. Not looking forward to drilling them out. The two below the fire wall looked real clean and freash inside the body but just below the head it was rusted very thin. May still get lucky and there will be enough bolt to grab.


 Weld a nut on after frame is off, soak the cage nut with liquid wrench put air gun on low and let it hammer on nut for awhile 


 x2 also work it back and forth to help break it free.



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Went down to the shop...turned on furnace...no go.cry Thought it was the "eye" but checked out good. Looks like I need a new igniter!! Hard to paint at 2 deg. Maybe Dougie can come over with a brush and roller?confuse

 

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Be happy to seeing how you put a nice polish on my window trim.

Send me a plane ticket or you want to pay for the taxi?

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