First car reborn

Drkuhar

Drkuhar

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Sep 27, 2018
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So I hooked the rest of the wiring up and made my shifter base, got shifter in and adjusted, and test fired it up . I have a serious steering problem that I started a new thread on. My gearbox is messed up and turns the wheels to the left on there own. I don't have exhaust, throttle cable or vacuum line down to the modulator but it backed straight out the garage about 75 ft to the road and pulled back to the garage idleing. Here's a video of the steering wheel turning just by cranking it over. And a pic of my shifter mounts. My back up lights work off
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my shifter but the neutral safety is still tied to the column. I installed the sending units for my future rally gauge swap and mounted my summit oil/water gauges with two sided tape to the bottom of the ashtray.
 
Drkuhar

Drkuhar

Greasemonkey
Sep 27, 2018
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#62
So I got the new steering gearbox installed. I used the one from Napa for a Hurst olds. I replace the two lower bolts with new grade 8 from local hardware store. I flushed the pump and primed the gearbox and on my test fire I had working power steering. 2 1/2 turns lock to lock. I replaced my seized throttle cable and took it for it maiden voyage about a block down the road and back. I still don't have my vacuum modulator or kickdown hooked up but just moving under it's own power ,open headers, no hood was a awesome point for the day.
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DRIVEN

DRIVEN

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Apr 25, 2009
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#63
I'll see your Vibe and raise.:giggle::giggle:
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Good day for the Cutlass. Congrats!
 
Drkuhar

Drkuhar

Greasemonkey
Sep 27, 2018
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#64
I'll see your Vibe and raise.:giggle::giggle: View attachment 110558


Good day for the Cutlass. Congrats!
I drive 70 miles a day for work and the vibe is great on gas. I changed the intake gasket to the cold weather one and added cruise control ( so easy. Bolt the lever on and plug in) great work cars. Colors are close enoughto see great minds think alike
 
joesregalproject

joesregalproject

Comic Book Super Hero
Nov 4, 2012
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#65
Did Napa accept your old box as a core? I'm gonna be replacing mine soon.
 
Drkuhar

Drkuhar

Greasemonkey
Sep 27, 2018
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#67
So this weekend I hooked up the vacuum modulator, kickdown cable and made my dual exhaust out of part new parts(walker exhaust Monte Carlo tailpipes) and my original intermediate pipes and mufflers that I had new on it 18 years ago. The pipes and mufflers look bad from setting under the car all these years but we're like new on the inside. I had to get hangers and some adapters since my mufflers we're bigger than the tailpipes. 2 1/2 down to 2 1/4.
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