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I got something and I believe it's pretty rare................1969 2+2 427 TH400 and options


It looks like the valvestems are completely gone, just not broken... rodent pee must be pretty strong over time!

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Holy Cow, never seen that before.

Just curious, as it took davepl a while to find his engine casting date, and eventually found it on the passenger side of the block kind of above where the starter sits, where is your casting date? I see you've got the high distributor tower as well. Is it a 3963512 block?



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What a mess!

I had a box of bench vices and tools in a shed for one winter, and you should have seen the mess the mouse p*ss made of them. I can't comprehend how mice could make nests and cuddle-up to cold steel amongst their own p*ss all winter long!



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 Clint, it appears to be a 512 block  

 

 

 



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Eric - Regina, SK

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1935 Chev 3 Window Std Coupe

1957 Chev 2dr 

1967 Mustang Convertible

1969 Firebird 350HO Convertible

1969 Camaro X11-V8

1969 2+2 was a 396

1969 2+2 427

1978 Chev ShortBox StepSide 4x4

1980 Harley FXWG

1986 CJ7 Jeep

 



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53908999-B7FE-4D77-BDFF-7722B67E21E8.jpeg694C2808-E6EC-41E2-A7A6-C413673DABDC.jpegRotors turned, new bearings, hoses and calipers. Flushed and bled the system and pedal is firm.



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Eric - Regina, SK

The Projects:

1935 Chev 3 Window Std Coupe

1957 Chev 2dr 

1967 Mustang Convertible

1969 Firebird 350HO Convertible

1969 Camaro X11-V8

1969 2+2 was a 396

1969 2+2 427

1978 Chev ShortBox StepSide 4x4

1980 Harley FXWG

1986 CJ7 Jeep

 



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D105BF57-3584-4141-B248-B031B0179D17.jpegRemoved the dash. What a mess. The pad and removable brace are totally rotten. Good thing I have spare parts. At least the the metal structure is still solid. 



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Eric - Regina, SK

The Projects:

1935 Chev 3 Window Std Coupe

1957 Chev 2dr 

1967 Mustang Convertible

1969 Firebird 350HO Convertible

1969 Camaro X11-V8

1969 2+2 was a 396

1969 2+2 427

1978 Chev ShortBox StepSide 4x4

1980 Harley FXWG

1986 CJ7 Jeep

 



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I'll be tossing a black dash with a single crack, but it does have a big crack, and I'm in Seattle. My brother is visiting from Regina but I don't think it'd fit in his carry on!


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davepl wrote:

I'll be tossing a black dash with a single crack, but it does have a big crack, and I'm in Seattle. My brother is visiting from Regina but I don't think it'd fit in his carry on!


 Thanks for the offer but am lucky enough to have a really good dash pad in my parts stash. 



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Eric - Regina, SK

The Projects:

1935 Chev 3 Window Std Coupe

1957 Chev 2dr 

1967 Mustang Convertible

1969 Firebird 350HO Convertible

1969 Camaro X11-V8

1969 2+2 was a 396

1969 2+2 427

1978 Chev ShortBox StepSide 4x4

1980 Harley FXWG

1986 CJ7 Jeep

 



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Any small parts or fasteners that I can steal from a US car for you in the next day or two, let me know!


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Not overly busy on the car lately but did get the back up engine built.

 

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Eric - Regina, SK

The Projects:

1935 Chev 3 Window Std Coupe

1957 Chev 2dr 

1967 Mustang Convertible

1969 Firebird 350HO Convertible

1969 Camaro X11-V8

1969 2+2 was a 396

1969 2+2 427

1978 Chev ShortBox StepSide 4x4

1980 Harley FXWG

1986 CJ7 Jeep

 



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Hey, that intake looks familiar!!!

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Nice !



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I'm a collector...not a builder!!Located in sunny central Saskatchewan at the lakehead!


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I like the retro finned valve covers, but will they clear the brake booster on these cars?



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davepl wrote:

I like the retro finned valve covers, but will they clear the brake booster on these cars?



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 Fingers crossed. If I recall correctly the space between the steel valve cover and the booster was about an inch and I don't believe that the aluminum valve covers are that much taller.

Need to clean and detail the engine compartment a bit and then I'll find out.



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Eric - Regina, SK

The Projects:

1935 Chev 3 Window Std Coupe

1957 Chev 2dr 

1967 Mustang Convertible

1969 Firebird 350HO Convertible

1969 Camaro X11-V8

1969 2+2 was a 396

1969 2+2 427

1978 Chev ShortBox StepSide 4x4

1980 Harley FXWG

1986 CJ7 Jeep

 



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I took a brake from working on the car to start the body rebuild on my 78 Chev pick up. That lasted until is got cold outside and my darling wife wanted her car indoors. I did some moving around and got the 2+2 back into my work shop.

Replaced the soft foot drivers side rear well and part of the trans hump.

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The white stuff is seam sealer and extra insurance on plugging pin holes. The majority of the pan was butt welded and will be cleaned and painted from underneath



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Eric - Regina, SK

The Projects:

1935 Chev 3 Window Std Coupe

1957 Chev 2dr 

1967 Mustang Convertible

1969 Firebird 350HO Convertible

1969 Camaro X11-V8

1969 2+2 was a 396

1969 2+2 427

1978 Chev ShortBox StepSide 4x4

1980 Harley FXWG

1986 CJ7 Jeep

 



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Wow looking good Eric..still planning on popping by to see your car hopping soon all the posts on 69"s getting me excited hoping tmrw is pic day

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Nice job on the pan Eric. Is it difficult to butt weld them in?



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cdnpont wrote:

Nice job on the pan Eric. Is it difficult to butt weld them in?


 A real pain in the butt.

I don't track my time so can't say how long it took me, a couple weeks of evenings. I tack about every 3", then break down to 1" and then work my way around and around and around......till it's done.



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Eric - Regina, SK

The Projects:

1935 Chev 3 Window Std Coupe

1957 Chev 2dr 

1967 Mustang Convertible

1969 Firebird 350HO Convertible

1969 Camaro X11-V8

1969 2+2 was a 396

1969 2+2 427

1978 Chev ShortBox StepSide 4x4

1980 Harley FXWG

1986 CJ7 Jeep

 



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I guess it's the way to do it to prevent buckling. Little at a time, round and round until fully stitched.

What wire gauge did you use Eric, and did you use any clamping devices such as shown (Eastwood intergrip)?

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I'm not skilled enough to know for sure if you're doing a "good" job or not, but it sure looks like it... and a lot of work! Kudos on all the fresh metal!

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RARE YES INDEED, YOU GOT TO  LOVE IT WHEN THINGS COME TOGETHER.

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I made similar tools to clamp panels together and it works well on healthy 18ga. I felt that the floor pan was a little lean in a few spots so I opted to have fitted the patch to zero gap and about a 1/16 to 1/8 overlap in a few spots to keep the pan from falling through. The narrow overlap gets eaten up by the weld puddle. I will take a pic from underneath and post it.

My weapon of choice is a Hobart 120V mig welder that I use .032 flux core wire in. It spatters more than with solid wire and mig gas but I am used to it and move outside often where I found the shielding gas to blow away in the Saskatchewan breezes we get. Hence the flux core provides a better weld environment.

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Eric - Regina, SK

The Projects:

1935 Chev 3 Window Std Coupe

1957 Chev 2dr 

1967 Mustang Convertible

1969 Firebird 350HO Convertible

1969 Camaro X11-V8

1969 2+2 was a 396

1969 2+2 427

1978 Chev ShortBox StepSide 4x4

1980 Harley FXWG

1986 CJ7 Jeep

 



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With the floor done, I have moved to cleaning and detailing the engine compartment and installing the engine. Just waiting on a brake booster to change out and it all should be fine.

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Eric - Regina, SK

The Projects:

1935 Chev 3 Window Std Coupe

1957 Chev 2dr 

1967 Mustang Convertible

1969 Firebird 350HO Convertible

1969 Camaro X11-V8

1969 2+2 was a 396

1969 2+2 427

1978 Chev ShortBox StepSide 4x4

1980 Harley FXWG

1986 CJ7 Jeep

 



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The other project was dealing with the fuel tank and sending unit. I could not find a supplier of a dual line (supply and return) fuel sender for the full size car so I opted to get one for a Chevelle 396 application. I never realized that GM had different sizes of the head on the sender.

The Chevelle head is about 2" in diameter and the full size is 3 1/2". I made an adapter and bent the lines to suit the the B body tank and installation.

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I did clean and paint the tank and straps but was excited to get the tank installed, so no pics of that.



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Eric - Regina, SK

The Projects:

1935 Chev 3 Window Std Coupe

1957 Chev 2dr 

1967 Mustang Convertible

1969 Firebird 350HO Convertible

1969 Camaro X11-V8

1969 2+2 was a 396

1969 2+2 427

1978 Chev ShortBox StepSide 4x4

1980 Harley FXWG

1986 CJ7 Jeep

 



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Wow, I learned something new too, never knew that about those sending units. Nice work.

And the project is coming along nicely!

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