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Offline sixinarow

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« on: October 20, 2009 1:24 AM »
Its been off and on progress, but it has been more since I have been renting space at Driven. After taking the engine halfway apart to get motor mounts swapped out I was worried about firing it up. Antibling (HUGE thanks by the way) and I final got a quick wiring set up and set out to giver the 235 life. It was damn exciting! Just need to get a cooling system lined up and I'll be set to do some fine tuning.

Here's a moving picture, if it works (Don't worry the blue fuel line will be replaced by solid lines):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xp0KmNmCqDs
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« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2009 1:27 AM »


Just figured that out, I feel fancy!
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« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2009 2:02 AM »
that is pretty fancy.  You'll have to show me how sometime.  It runs!  Now just get it running well..  ;)
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« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2009 6:33 AM »
ah, to hear that engine come alive after 4 long years. :)

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« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2009 11:05 PM »
That's a pretty sexy forearm in that video if I do say so myself.

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« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2009 11:37 PM »
These are the times I REALLY wish I could be in two places at the same time. Its hard missing this stuff.

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« Reply #6 on: November 02, 2009 5:54 PM »
One of the best experiences in life is when a project comes alive for the first time.  Sorry I missed it, but congratulations...

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« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2009 1:02 AM »
Meanwhile, on the other side of the shop...

CANCER AWARENESS!!!
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« Reply #8 on: November 21, 2009 4:16 AM »
thanks joel, here are some more. even an action shot, eat your heart out camargma!

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RE: 51 Chevy progress
« Reply #9 on: November 21, 2009 7:16 AM »
I love build season. Great progress. Keep it up.
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hours and hours
inch at a time...

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« Reply #10 on: November 21, 2009 11:37 PM »
Looks like a lotta fun going on out there...I just got home from hauling the exact same car as yours home from Walkers for a parts car. I found a ragtop this summer and have started to aquire all the missing pieces. I'm chomping on the bit to start on this but its gotta wait for other started projects to be completed. Whats all the plans for the tudor?

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RE: Chebby
« Reply #11 on: November 22, 2009 9:09 PM »
Stefan you smoothing all that off? What are your plans? Gas door, etc.

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RE: Chebby
« Reply #12 on: November 23, 2009 4:27 AM »
Stefan you gotta get a shot of the rear fender up.... surprise surprise!
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RE: Chebby
« Reply #13 on: November 23, 2009 3:22 PM »
Here are plans:
Shave the filler door, move the filler into the trunk. French the stock headlight rims. shave the taillights and install either 53 Olds or 56 Chevy lenses about an inch lower than the stock location. Ideally I would like to find Olds side trim that runs from behind the front wheel to the rear of the back quarter and a front upper grille bar from and Olds also. Scooped rear quarters with teeth. Just realized I like a lot of Olds stuff from the early 50s.
Parts car you say Weidrich? I might need a patch panel for my nasty upper rear quarter if you don't need it. I'll post pics of that eyesore later after work.
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« Reply #14 on: November 23, 2009 10:17 PM »
If you need the passenger quarter your outta luck cause thats the main thing I need off the donor. The drivers quarter I dont think I will need...I'll wait for the pictures.of your bad quarter...There is quite a few of these old chevies around this area though, so lemme know whatcha are gonna need...Weed