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HHR SS lives again! After anti freeze started disappearing and ending up in the oil I learn these blocks are known to be pouris . Buddy of mine did some research and came up with this. 2 days of driving and anti freeze no longer disappears. Fingers crossed it last for 2 months while we wait for new car to arrive 

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pontiax wrote:

I finally found an upholstery shop that it committed to doing my car. Ive had people look at the car and never got back to me.

i dropped off the seats yesterday with the dash pad. Sending the car in next week for headliner, door panels and rear arm rests. 
(Im try to get it together for the World of Wheels Winnipeg at the end of March.)  WISH ME LUCK!AE77E656-C605-4541-A7F0-DBED3DE37E96.jpeg91D35D20-96B0-4AB5-B83F-BF10CD3442E7.jpeg 


 Excellent, git 'er done!



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Hey, that's my interior!

Lookin' good!



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Hey, that's my interior!

Lookin' good!


 it is the same color, but with a difference. I will have the Parisienne cloth inserts done to match the original interior.



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Picked up hhr at 8 this morning. Lasted till 1:30 pm

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Ouch. Wow. Everyone ok?

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Geez. That sucks. Sometimes things aren't meant to be eh?

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My grandson wanted a new set of wheels. He went to the dealer and signed a deal. A few days later it snowed and he clipped the rear of a car. His car was not seriously damaged but due to the age of his vehicle the insurance wrote the car off. The net result he got 3000.00 more than the original bill of sale trade in value. He now has his 6 speed Hyundai because the dealer had to find him a 6 speed.

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No one hurt and no thats not going to buff out



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I'm heading down to my shop after dinner, hoping to spend some quality time with the poncho.. going to start to work on pitment arm.

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Picked up hhr at 8 this morning. Lasted till 1:30 pm


 Too much. All it had to do is hang in there for a couple months.



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70 SS ACADIAN wrote:

Picked up hhr at 8 this morning. Lasted till 1:30 pm


 Too much. All it had to do is hang in there for a couple months.


 got the word the new one is being built the last week of this month and should arrive mid March



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Finished the re-assembly of the chassis for my 68 Impala SS427 convt project. Just waiting on a few brake parts before putting the wheels on. After some surface finishing on the frame, and installation of the fuel and brake lines, it should be re-united with the body in a couple of months. 

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Very nice!

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X2 !

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Whatgparis7 wrote:

Finished the re-assembly of the chassis for my 68 Impala SS427 convt project. Just waiting on a few brake parts before putting the wheels on. After some surface finishing on the frame, and installation of the fuel and brake lines, it should be re-united with the body in a couple of months. 

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 What colour will it be in and out?



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gparis7 wrote:

Finished the re-assembly of the chassis for my 68 Impala SS427 convt project. Just waiting on a few brake parts before putting the wheels on. After some surface finishing on the frame, and installation of the fuel and brake lines, it should be re-united with the body in a couple of months. 

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 That is a work of art!

And I love it that someone else has every wrench from his tool box out there when he works. I thought it was just me!



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 And I love it that someone else has every wrench from his tool box out there when he works. I thought it was just me!


 Me too. I bring the whole socket/wrench set with me as well as vice grips, hammers, screwdrivers, etc. etc. When I'm finished working, it usually takes me a half hour to find and round up all the tools.no



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Talked the shop into letting me in today to reinstall the motor in the 1969 Pontiac.

I only had a short time to get it done.

My brand new CARQUEST "1969 Impala" motor mounts were wrong.

After the swearing was done, I noticed that the old motor from the other project had mounts on it.

"Take them" he says, "I want to go play pool"

1966, 327 (not for sale)

Exact fit.

I took the new mounts back to CARQUEST London, ON, after I was done.

The CARQUEST computer says that's the one.

I said, look up "1968 Impala"

Different part and,

Exact match !

Go figure.



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I should have warned you about that. The jobber catalogues are a royal mess when it comes to engine mounts for our mid 60's to early 70's engines/bodies. And to top it off, the majority of the mounts, if they do fit, are cheap junk. For years there wasn't a good jobber mount available anywhere but now in the past few years some goods ones have come out again.

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I know a lot of stuff comes from overseas; even the major manufacturers in the US bring a lot of their parts in from China and other countries. I have to say that some of the Chinese parts are far better than they used to be. But speaking of motor mounts, I had to replace them on my 69 Parisienne 427 coupe about 10 years ago. I bought them at NAPA. When I tried to install them they did not fit; the holes didn't line up. They were made in India but carried a Napa brand. I brought them back and got another two under the same brand but these two had Made In USA on them.  And they did fit. Same brand, but different product in the box. So while some of the foreign made stuff is fine, and in many cases it is all you can get, you still have to be careful to check quality and fitment. 



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62 Catalina 2 dr post project

69 Parisienne 2 dr ht 427

66 Caprice 2 dr ht 396

68 Bel Air 2 dr sedan BB project

68 Caprice 2 dr ht 396

68 Impala SS427 convt

69 Kingswood Wagon 396

73 Biscayne Sedan 350 19K miles

73 Camaro 307 4 spd CA car

11 Mercedes Benz C63 AMG

 



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My experience around 2011 with a pair of India mounts was a nightmare. I fought for two evenings, shimming, finally grinding, filing the holes in the mounts. Could NOT make them fit. Bought a pair of NOS GM mounts off ebay and lowered the engine into place, installed both bolts with NO wiggling, twisting, NOTHING! Never again I have I bought a mount made in India.

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I spent some time this weekend dismantling parts in preparation for sending my 68 Impala bumpers for re-chroming and the brackets and other miscellaneous parts for blasting. 



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62 Catalina 2 dr post project

69 Parisienne 2 dr ht 427

66 Caprice 2 dr ht 396

68 Bel Air 2 dr sedan BB project

68 Caprice 2 dr ht 396

68 Impala SS427 convt

69 Kingswood Wagon 396

73 Biscayne Sedan 350 19K miles

73 Camaro 307 4 spd CA car

11 Mercedes Benz C63 AMG

 



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I spent some time this weekend dismantling parts in preparation for sending my 68 Impala bumpers for re-chroming and the brackets and other miscellaneous parts for blasting. 


 Let us know who does your chrome, the quality, and price, once you get them back. Lots of people looking for a good chrome shop. 



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gparis7 wrote:

I spent some time this weekend dismantling parts in preparation for sending my 68 Impala bumpers for re-chroming and the brackets and other miscellaneous parts for blasting. 


 Let us know who does your chrome, the quality, and price, once you get them back. Lots of people looking for a good chrome shop. 


 ... especially on the east coast.



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