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Re: Grandpa Car

Postby DRIVEN » Sun Jul 07, 2013 4:55 pm

Forgot to post the "after" shots of the engine bay.
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Overall I'm really happy with the way the car runs and drives. The next couple things I address will probably be to replace the noisy AC compressor and convert to R134. I'd also like to upgrade the speakers. I need to run it through DEQ in December. After that I plan to upgrade to dual exhaust and a better muffler. Another winter project will be to try some SEM interior paint to renew some sun faded panels. Someday in the distant future I'd love to build an Olds 403 for it.
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Re: Grandpa Car

Postby 510freak » Sun Jul 07, 2013 7:11 pm

After pics look really sharp :thumbs:
Cleaned up nice
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Re: Grandpa Car

Postby datmo » Mon Jul 08, 2013 8:36 am

How much did you get the wire mags for?
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Re: Grandpa Car

Postby DRIVEN » Mon Jul 08, 2013 9:15 pm

It's been a while so I can't remember exactly. They guy wanted $150. Not sure if I got him down to $100 or $125.
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Re: Grandpa Car

Postby izzo » Mon Jul 08, 2013 9:28 pm

Either way, very clean. Do rikey. About to put my A14 on an engine stand and start cleaning it up for teh B.
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Re: Grandpa Car

Postby BLUE » Tue Jul 09, 2013 6:00 am

Wow nice DRIVEN.... I have some catching up to do , and looks like there are some good tips to remember !

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Re: Grandpa Car

Postby DRIVEN » Wed Jul 10, 2013 5:59 am

Thanks guys.
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Re: Grandpa Car

Postby MicroMachinery » Wed Jul 10, 2013 9:43 pm

So clean. Very impressive.
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Re: Grandpa Car

Postby Eagle_Adam » Wed Jul 31, 2013 2:03 pm

the cute fat chick :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:


looks good tho man!
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Re: Grandpa Car

Postby datto62073 » Fri Aug 23, 2013 10:19 pm

very nice! kinda makes me miss my 80 regal. i should put my caprice up here.
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Re: Grandpa Car

Postby DRIVEN » Sat Aug 24, 2013 6:58 am

datto62073 wrote:i should put my caprice up here.

Yes you should. There's plenty of room.
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Re: Grandpa Car

Postby DRIVEN » Sat Nov 23, 2013 12:56 pm

Went to take it though DEQ testing (failed BTW) and noticed what may be the verrry beginning of a light rod knock. Hopefully I'm just being paranoid. That got me thinking. Is it time to start looking for that 403 I've been wanting?
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Re: Grandpa Car

Postby izzo » Wed Nov 27, 2013 5:35 pm

I'd totally rock this car around as is.

I've driven one once, did like! Comfy. Hopefully its not a rod knock, but if it is. Total sleeper.
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Re: Grandpa Car

Postby 510freak » Thu Nov 28, 2013 7:28 am

DRIVEN wrote:Went to take it though DEQ testing (failed BTW) and noticed what may be the verrry beginning of a light rod knock. Hopefully I'm just being paranoid. That got me thinking. Is it time to start looking for that 403 I've been wanting?


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Re: Grandpa Car

Postby DRIVEN » Sat Dec 07, 2013 4:28 pm

Passed DEQ today and didn't hear the noise that I was thinking might be a rod knock. Might have a line on a good 403 just cuz.
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Re: Grandpa Car

Postby DRIVEN » Sun Sep 07, 2014 2:56 pm

Update-ish...
I've been trying to focus on another project over the last few months. Part of my strategy is to keep this parked so I don't get distracted with all the little things I want to do. It really doesn't need anything at this point. Since I was at the yard for 1/2-off sale last weekend I broke down and snagged a fuel door from a 3rd gen Camaro. It's a straight bolt-on replacement with the advantage of staying in the down position. Helps keep the pump monkeys from messing up my paint while they're trying to figure out how to hold the stock one down
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Re: Grandpa Car

Postby Laecaon » Sun Sep 07, 2014 4:46 pm

thats a wise upgrade. I like things like that which just make ordinary things on the car easier to operate, or in a more normal fashion.
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Re: Grandpa Car

Postby 510freak » Sun Sep 07, 2014 6:13 pm

Keep t hem pump jockeys away from the paint!

Nice bolt on mod
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Re: Grandpa Car

Postby DRIVEN » Sat Apr 18, 2015 4:01 am

I'm on the home stretch with the '35 chassis and looking ahead to the next project to focus on. Look for an update in the next few weeks.
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Re: Grandpa Car

Postby DRIVEN » Sun Apr 26, 2015 6:44 am

The mailman brought me some shiny stuff. G-Force crossmember and frame extension to replace the wonky modified original TH200 unit I've been running, a braced rear diff cover to help out my puny 7.5" rearend, and an actual torque converter lockup kit so I don't have to use the toggle switch anymore.
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