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What gears are in the rear Carl?


3.07 from the factory with the 283/3 on the tree. I was surprised, I thought it would be a 3.31.

I have a complete 3.07 4 arm 12 bolt posi to put in.



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Great job Carl, looks factory, very tidy!


Thanks, my goal was to make it tidy, original but aged. I wasn't able to figure out how to "fade" the engine paint so it's gonna have to age on it's own unless I come up with something. There's a few ideas that have come up for me to try. 

Ultimately, I'd like it if that engine could have the appearance of being installed in there when the car was built. 



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Geez,  that does look good.  i like your semigloss finish on the aircleaner,  very nice!

Do all the b bodies have the master line come out of the front like that?  A-bodies and trucks its out the side,  maybe thats a replacement?



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Fine looking car!  Good work at the Morris factory!



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I LOVE it! 

It looks so ...... sleeper!

I mean that as a total compliment.

I found brass solder on battery cable clamps at a local swap meet.I think I have extras if your interested.

love the rims and tires!

love the whole car!



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Do all the b bodies have the master line come out of the front like that?  A-bodies and trucks its out the side,  maybe thats a replacement?


 I think that's been replaced Dave. I have to check my shelves. He gave me some boxes with old parts that had been replaced. Maybe I have the original. 

I am debating changing that line. I think it and my battery cables are two of the ugliest underhood items!



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Fine looking car!  Good work at the Morris factory!




 Time for a visit out here soon?



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I LOVE it! 

It looks so ...... sleeper!

I mean that as a total compliment.

I found brass solder on battery cable clamps at a local swap meet.I think I have extras if your interested.

love the rims and tires!

love the whole car!


 Thank you! Do you have a picture of those cable clamps? I'd like to see what they look like. 



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She looks like she belongs Carl...GREAT job!! As of the paint.....I know the slower it dries the duller it looks. Have never done it, but maybe respray and throw in the freezer then pull out then back in again. Might try this for myself..just to see. If it works...pull the whole engine and throw in the freezer! biggrin You sticking with the single master??



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Good stuff, very nice.

You need to get some dust & grime on that engine!wink



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Carl Stevenson wrote:
68 Grande wrote:

Fine looking car!  Good work at the Morris factory!




 Time for a visit out here soon?


 Yup, looking forward to the "factory" tour, lol!

 



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Carl Stevenson wrote:

Still need to paint my valve cover tabs and bolts orange. Also need to paint the oil filler cap black like it's supposed to be.

I have to find a solution for those ugly battery cable ends at the battery.


 Looks great Carl. Would the battery cable ends have been the spring type? 



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I'm not really sure. I was thinking about that and I thought those only came out around 69-70 but that's strictly what's in my head, I have no proof.

I guess I could check restoration sites to see what they say, but we sure know they don't always have their facts straight either. Often they sell incorrect stuff for a certain year, calling it authentic, simply because they don't know either.

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Carl Stevenson wrote:

I'm not really sure. I was thinking about that and I thought those only came out around 69-70 but that's strictly what's in my head, I have no proof.

I guess I could check restoration sites to see what they say, but we sure know they don't always have their facts straight either. Often they sell incorrect stuff for a certain year, calling it authentic, simply because they don't know either.


  Here's a picture of a 66 Impala and shows the spring type ends. The reproduction ones are nice. 

https://www.hotrod.com/articles/427-powered-1966-chevrolet-impala-ss/#003-halluska-1966-chevrolet-impala-ss-engine

 



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That is the way I love them. That car will guarantee a huge grin every time you drive it (except maybe when you fill it up.) Cant wait to get a ride!



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Very soon Carl!

once it comes out of storage I will get pics for you!



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68 Grande wrote:
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Fine looking car!  Good work at the Morris factory!




 Time for a visit out here soon?


 Yup, looking forward to the "factory" tour, lol!

 


 We just completed the "factory" tour here with a brief road test. The car is not all that fast, just a nice steady pull with 2 guys in the car. Sounds nice though, engine runs smooth and quiet as as stock 427 should. It pulls nice to 4500 RPM which is all I want to do for now on an engine with about 10 miles on it maybe!

$1.48 for a litre of premium for it.....



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Carl Stevenson wrote:

I'm not really sure. I was thinking about that and I thought those only came out around 69-70 but that's strictly what's in my head, I have no proof.

I guess I could check restoration sites to see what they say, but we sure know they don't always have their facts straight either. Often they sell incorrect stuff for a certain year, calling it authentic, simply because they don't know either.


  Here's a picture of a 66 Impala and shows the spring type ends. The reproduction ones are nice. 

https://www.hotrod.com/articles/427-powered-1966-chevrolet-impala-ss/#003-halluska-1966-chevrolet-impala-ss-engine

 


I'm surprised that the Impala also has the battery posts towards the radiator support.  Hmmm, I guess that's how they mounted the battery in 1966.

Also note the Impala has tower hose clamps on the rad hoses, as well as the engine end of the heater hoses.  The firewall end of the hoses utilizes spring clamps. 



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I am going to order AC Delco cables on Monday. I suspect they will look like any other jobber cable but maybe they'll at least say AC on them...

I am torn on doing tower hose clamps. I'd love to, but all the reviews I read on them is awful. Everyone says they suck as far as quality and ease of installation.

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68 Grande wrote:

Fine looking car!  Good work at the Morris factory!


 Time for a visit out here soon?


 Yup, looking forward to the "factory" tour, lol!


 We just completed the "factory" tour here with a brief road test. The car is not all that fast, just a nice steady pull with 2 guys in the car. Sounds nice though, engine runs smooth and quiet as as stock 427 should. It pulls nice to 4500 RPM which is all I want to do for now on an engine with about 10 miles on it maybe!

$1.48 for a litre of premium for it.....


 

Got a ride in a 66 427 Strato this afternoon!  I even got to sit in the drivers seat........on the driveway!   You have my stamp of approval Carl!

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Carl Stevenson wrote:

I am going to order AC Delco cables on Monday. I suspect they will look like any other jobber cable but maybe they'll at least say AC on them...

I am torn on doing tower hose clamps. I'd love to, but all the reviews I read on them is awful. Everyone says they suck as far as quality and ease of installation.


 I haven't had a problem with tower hose clamps.  I have them on both my big block cars, as well added them onto the 454 Laurentian and the green/gold 2+2 I sold to Hillar.



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Nice job Carl.



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Now that you have gotten this far there must be a pile of Honey Do jobs to keep you occupied. Cool summer cruise.

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Looks great. Very tastefully done conversion. Looks like it came from the factory that way. Congratulations. 



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Carl Stevenson wrote:

I am going to order AC Delco cables on Monday. I suspect they will look like any other jobber cable but maybe they'll at least say AC on them...

I am torn on doing tower hose clamps. I'd love to, but all the reviews I read on them is awful. Everyone says they suck as far as quality and ease of installation.


 I haven't had a problem with tower hose clamps.  I have them on both my big block cars, as well added them onto the 454 Laurentian and the green/gold 2+2 I sold to Hillar.


 Where did you buy your clamps Clint? The fussy Corvette guys say all the repros bend when you tighten them up.



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