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Crashtd420

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Well I wish I new this before I bought a 4spd for my 521.... I had a ZL71b transmission which thankfully I never ended up selling. Just scored this...

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Lseries bellhousing, plus a shifter...

Now I can make a nice short tail 71b transmission for my l16.. no drive shaft modification needed ....

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Little more progress... Kept working on my hinges, in between stripping the paint on my doors, fenders and hood....

Also got the fuel pressure regulator installed.... carb seems much happier...

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I have it set a out 3.5 psi.... seems to drop about 1 psi when I rev the engine but stays stable....

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Got one hinge done...

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I haven't permanently installed the pin yet still need to clean and paint...

Also found some little oiling holes... cleaned those

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That was the worse one out of the set.. came out good for my first try , not perfect but will function properly....

Maybe I should have started with an easier one....

Drivers lower hinge started a little better... I had to grind the head off and drill into the pin that took some pressure off the spline and I was able to drive out the pin..

 

Step one did good....

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Well i got lucky... my friends girlfriend traded he car in with her snow tires on... left me a nice set of 190/65-15 tires in my buddy's garage That they can't use...

 

Also ordered shocks, and a new master cylinder and all my brake components to finish doing my front end disk upgrade.. along with a bunch of small miscellaneous parts I needed.

Trying to be on the road by the end of july.... fingers crossed.....

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Ahh 2 steps forward 3 steps back....

Back on Jack stands... wheel off to do the brakes and shocks and new tires...

Also pulled the gas tank and the brackets I made to hold it....

Need to paint that stuff along with the body parts I am painting...

Also got my quarter windows disassembled and the back window taped up ...

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I hate body work and paint. But it has to be done.. Trying to keep myself motivated, I tend to jump around to different tasks depending on the day and if I have to pay attention and watch my son or not.. Some days I don't wanna work on what I was yesterday, so I try to get just one thing done no matter what it is... even a small thing puts me one step closer to driving her again.....

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Don't be shy.

 

I use forum threads as reference material for my own builds. I post as many pics as I think are important to the job, then if I need to go back later, I can see them in a timeline form. A side benefit is that the customer gets to join in and post or do as I do and use it as reference for later.

 

It's easier than understanding any file I can make on my PC.

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Well i got lucky... my friends girlfriend traded he car in with her snow tires on... left me a nice set of 190/65-15 tires in my buddy's garage That they can't use...

Also ordered shocks, and a new master cylinder and all my brake components to finish doing my front end disk upgrade.. along with a bunch of small miscellaneous parts I needed.

Trying to be on the road by the end of july.... fingers crossed.....

190? Do you mean 195?

 

 

I'm running 195/65r15s on 15x8 wheels on my 521.

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Thanks.. I have a goal of August 2nd to be able to take my wife out for our 10 year anniversary in it.... she was brave enough to get in it on our first date, in the middle of December to go snow boarding...

So i wanna take her back to where we went to for dinner...

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