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Beginnings 72 Coupe Resto
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(08-12-2018, 12:52 PM)Vinnie Wrote: wow and more wow. I take my hat off for the work you do! I was wondering how replacing the back window panel would pan out, any update on that? and also; did you do anything to the panel underneath the back panel?

what are the areas you cannot get to? like the inside of the rockers for example. I’d always be scared that rust will come up from an area that was overlooked or unreachable.

one day I really want to do all this with my coupe...

Thanks for the feedback
Still waiting on the window panel which is still in Sydney, my window panel and the panel below it are not rusted, just have a damaged panel and need to get the trunk gaps correct.
I was pretty lucky withe the rockers, doors and fenders being 99% rust free 
Nearly all panel work done except window panel and need to mount the fenders then check the aftermarket hood for alignment but will wait until engine installed
So far looks like the headers will clear the steering rack but had to modify the kickdown lever plus the dipstick tube
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Decided this weekend it was time to get the engine and transmission installed so I can pass another milestone
Tried to install it with trans and headers attached but ended up having to remove the right side header
Luckily was able to refit the header getting it in from underneath
Next problem was lining up the engine mounts as I used an aftermarket locally made mount and it looked like the solenoid on the mini starter was hitting the steering rack so wasn't looking forward to removing the header again just to remove the starter
Once I adjusted the engine mounts and got the bolts in it was starting to line up with just enough clearance between the steering rack to starter plus the oil pan is pretty close
Lastly had to lever the trans mount into place then slip the bolts in and looks all good for now
Put the Holley 770 carby on with a 1 inch spacer but seriously doubt it will clear the hood so might have to go without the spacer, oh well can't have it all my way
Anyway happy with the progress with some plumbing/wiring jobs ahead before I start the engine then back onto the panel work
   
   
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#43
Nice. Looks great.

73 Grandé H Code. Headman long tube headers, T-5 Transmission, 3.70 Traclok, Lowered 1" all around, Aussie 2v heads w/ 2.19 intake, 1.71 exhaust, screw in studs, full roller cam 608/612 lift 280/281 duration LSA 112, Quick Fuel 750 CFM double pumper, AirGap intake.

- Jason


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#44
So clean, so nice!
One day I'll be that far...

Keep up the excellent work!

73 modified Grandé 351C. Almost done. 
71 429CJ. In progress
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#45
Looking great. Engine bay looks sharp and crisp

Steve
1971 Grandé
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#46
Nice job! Congrats.

- Mike
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#47
Well it's my birthday today so decided it was time to start it up for the first time after many months
Surprisingly it fired up straight away although I had to prime the carby up properly by filling the fuel bowl
After getting fuel up I ran it until full temperature then shut it down to top up both transmission and power steering fluids
All up the C4 trans took about 3 1/2 gallons of fluid and the coolant a whopping 4 1/2 gallons or 17 liters due to a bloody big radiator
I don't have an exhaust system yet but to quieten it down some I whacked the Summit turbo mufflers straight on to the headers although it was still very loud
Anyway happy with how it went and having a birthday beer or two
Also a video below but not sure how it will work
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxC3E4kk...e=youtu.be
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#48
Nice, great job and happy birthday.

Tom
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#49
Very nice. Sounds great. Happy birthday.

73 Grandé H Code. Headman long tube headers, T-5 Transmission, 3.70 Traclok, Lowered 1" all around, Aussie 2v heads w/ 2.19 intake, 1.71 exhaust, screw in studs, full roller cam 608/612 lift 280/281 duration LSA 112, Quick Fuel 750 CFM double pumper, AirGap intake.

- Jason


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#50
I'm sorry, did you say 3 1/2 GALLONS to fill the c4?

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