1973 Chevy Parts Hauler

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Wageslave

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#92
Doesn't everyone degrease, abrasive tumble, and paint their bolts? LOL
Us poor folks without a tumble polisher have to use a vinegar soak..
 
Wraith

Wraith

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Got out before it got hotter than the surface of the sun here in Texas and truck was still in the shade. Installed the headers(dropped right in as they should!) after cutting off a little bit of the down pipes for the stock manifolds, installed power steering pump/brackets after making a spacer to go with the headers, new soft fuel lines to the pump, installed thermostat/gasket/housing, and dropped in the distributor. I'm either lucky, good, or crafty as the balancer was at 8* BTDC and the distributor dropped in straight away. I'm buying lottery tickets later today.....
 
Wraith

Wraith

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Texas has been so hot but this morning was just a little cooler. Got out and cleaned up the plug wires with Goop hand cleaner, swapped out the blue wire holders for a set of black one I think I bought in 90', detailed the distributor cap, cleaned up the permanent cork gaskets off the valve covers, new filter/vac caps on carb, and installed it all on the engine.

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Also installed a new beer opener

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1evilregal

1evilregal

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#95
lookin pretty good!
 
old80cs

old80cs

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#96
Those spark plug wire looms are nice, clean and simple.
 
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Wraith

Wraith

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I just can't throw something in stock, it won't work. I have been cutting the factory harness and re-routing it to clean everything up. Also the neighbor has an Edelbrock Super Victor intake for fuel injection sitting around so this pig may go fuel injection with turbo......
 
1evilregal

1evilregal

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Wraith

Wraith

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It all looks the same in the bay, finished up wiring/vacuum last week, picked up new battery cables, and fired it this morning on starter fluid. I'd forgot how loud open headers were. The ignition switch is clicky/sticky as all get out so I pulled the top of the steering apart to fix and called it a day.
 
Wraith

Wraith

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Ordered a new passenger inner fender as the original was rusted in a horrible place to fix. So one brand new inner and one old, crusty, rusty, undercoated inner and a plan to paint both with new paint. A quick clean up and paint would work........

Nope. Heat gun and scrapers.

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Well, let's get out the sander

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And while I'm at it the sandblaster

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Now I can shoot some primer and paint both.
 
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