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As far as any information goes that I've ever found, it should be black. It appears there was no underhood chrome on a 66 big block B body. 67 had the chrome valve covers but not 66. As near as I can tell, my engine detailing should be pretty much authentic other than my throttle return spring is wrong. I plan to buy a reproduction spring that looks correct. And of course my hose clamps are wrong.

Can you post a picture of your air cleaner?


 

GREAT JOB!!!

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 Thanks!

It was fun picking away at this job this winter. It was nice, no pressure, no real deadline. It gave me time to do the little details. My goal is to make it look very authentic. I still need to figure out how to get the gloss off those valve covers, they shine way to much for a 53 year old car. Someone suggested wiping them with a rag and gasoline, so I may try that in the summer outside on a nice day when the engine is cold.



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ill take a picture of the air cleaner when I get home. I was told it was a 1966 427.

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It just occurred to me that this post was kind of a coming out party for your 'new' 427.  I was too caught up in nitpicking your master cylinder to notice... biggrin

Congrats, Carl!  Looks great!  You've done some nice work there. 



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I should post a newer pic. Today I got the oil change decal moved over to the other inner fender like it should be on a big block, and also removed that copper line and mechanical oil gauge I had set up under the hood to view during the cam break in period.

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ill take a picture of the air cleaner when I get home. I was told it was a 1966 427.


 It should have the snorkel style like in my picture. 327 was a small round one, 396 a bigger round one and 427 an oval one.



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I'm curious to see the lid though.

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Carl Stevenson wrote:

I'm thinking of putting a pair of aftermarket gauges in for oil and temp but have to figure a way to do it without drilling holes.


          i was thinking the same way, no holes. But found it impossible. You may have the hole for the old 3 speed column rod open.

          I had to drill a 1 hole for the water temp sender. And a 1/4 hole for the oil line grommet. I went with a copper line for safety reasons. Best location was inline with the valve cover edge. I have spare grommets if you need. I think they may be for speedo cables.

 



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MC wrote:

 I was too caught up in nitpicking your master cylinder to notice... biggrin

 


 You're not alone here! I either get picked on for the single master, or for putting a 427 4 speed into a survivor car! No worries though, my skin is like leather....



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Hey Carl, welcome back, hope you had a great trip with your wife.

Wow, that engine looks amazing. You have done an incredible job transforming your car since you bought it, and keeping it looking stock.

I'd love to see a video with her purring some day.

Cheers!



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pontiax wrote:
Carl Stevenson wrote:

I'm thinking of putting a pair of aftermarket gauges in for oil and temp but have to figure a way to do it without drilling holes.


          i was thinking the same way, no holes. But found it impossible. You may have the hole for the old 3 speed column rod open.

          I had to drill a 1 hole for the water temp sender. And a 1/4 hole for the oil line grommet. I went with a copper line for safety reasons. Best location was inline with the valve cover edge. I have spare grommets if you need. I think they may be for speedo cables.

 


 Thanks for the offer Pete. I am thinking I may wait until I reroute my speedo cable the correct 4 speed route. That will leave a hole in the firewall and I could put a grommet in there for the temp and oil lines. We'll see.



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 Thanks!

It was fun picking away at this job this winter. It was nice, no pressure, no real deadline. It gave me time to do the little details. My goal is to make it look very authentic. I still need to figure out how to get the gloss off those valve covers, they shine way to much for a 53 year old car. Someone suggested wiping them with a rag and gasoline, so I may try that in the summer outside on a nice day when the engine is cold.


 Would one of those Mr. Clean magic erasers work to soften the gloss?



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Hmm, that is one thing I hadn't thought of trying. I like that idea. I'll have to see if I have one here.

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Carl for gauges, you're not considering one of the Pontiac ralley dashes for 66 like you sold to me? It would actually be sort of correct and look stock.



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Not on this car. I know it seems crazy, but other than the 427 4 speed, I'm trying to change absolutely nothing! I had to install the tach because all 4 speed cars had the tach, or I wouldn't have done it. I'm adding NO options. I'd love to have a trunk light, tilt, power seat and a number of other options but I am using all my willpower to keep it as close to original as possible. We only go around once, I'm over 60 and I have been wanting a 427 4 speed 66 Pontiac B body for a long long time so I made that exception. Otherwise the 427 would have been in the black car that Tom bought but I needed to reduce stress in my life at that time.  It was clear to me that selling that car to Tom was the right thing to do. And to this day I know it was the right move to sell him that car. He is the perfect caretaker for it. I would never have finished it at the rate I was going on it the last year or two I owned it.

I sure gave lots of thought to installing a cluster though. It's so clean.... I don't think I could bring myself to but the end off the harness to convert the cluster, although as you know it really does look original from the back when you see the wiring.

The 427 installation didn't require any modifications. At this point I have drilled no holes in this car except when I installed the 4 speed and tach. I really hope to keep it that way. 



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Carl Stevenson wrote:
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 I was too caught up in nitpicking your master cylinder to notice... biggrin

 


 You're not alone here! I either get picked on for the single master, or for putting a 427 4 speed into a survivor car! No worries though, my skin is like leather....


Oh yes, the survivor thing!  Ha!  You know we just like to pick on you because you're such a good sport!

I've said time and time again, it's your car, your money, your time... do what makes you happy, which this obviously does.

I wasn't actually trying to be picky about the master cylinder thing - it's a safety issue, but I know you're being proactive about it.  It's all good.

Enjoy your dream car!  smile



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 Do what I used to do. Gear down and hit the emergency brakes!



-- Edited by 66 Grande guy on Thursday 4th of April 2019 11:59:59 PM

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There certainly is an advantage with a manual trans!



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Hi here is the swap meet air cleaner I bought for a 427

 

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At first I thought that is a 427 air cleaner but now I'm looking and I'm thinking the snorkel is round like a 396.

Jim Osborn Reproductions lists that 6421213 decal as being for a 396. However, certainly not all the reproduction decal listings are accurate, that's long been proven such as the case of the 66 Canadian oil change decal for the inner fender.

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Good.., no Great job Carl!!

I remember way back in the 1900's driving some GM car on a bumpy road at night

Strange thing was seeing little "sparks" jumping out between the edge of the hood and fender.

The next day, while looking for "shorts" I saw strange marks on the edge of the hood.

Finally, I realized the unsecured battery was bouncing up and the positive was "shorting" on the hood!!

Thanks
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66 ponchoboy wrote:

ill take a picture of the air cleaner when I get home. I was told it was a 1966 427.


 Steven, in case I missed it, have you updated us on your car? Did you rebuild the original engine and put it back in?



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