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Author Topic: W2kj's 1967 Chevelle  (Read 776 times)

'Albino'

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« Reply #15 on: April 03, 2009, 12:48:37 PM »

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               Nice build up. The car actually looks pretty tidy, you poked any of the door jams or sills with a screwdriver yet. I'd love a big chevy monster, I just can't afford anything like that, plus they're not exactly practical on some of the narrower UK roads.

I'm starting my own build up on a 1966 Triumph Vitesse convertible this summer though, fortunately the body is good and I've got a brand new rolling chassis.

That car that Hamond drove on Top Gear was a Opel Kadett model A, 1966 ish. Although it was a GM owned company, Vauxhall and Holden didn't produce a Kadett. The three companies stayed pretty much separate from each other, in terms of making the same cars, until the 1970's but all controlled by GM. They did share plans with each other though and the closest to the Kadett in the Uk was a Vauxhall Viva HA.
               
               

               
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'w2kj'

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« Reply #16 on: April 04, 2009, 10:22:27 PM »

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QUOTE(grim_d @ Apr 3 2009, 06:19 AM) View Post
it was an opel (vauxhall) kadett. smashing little motor.

botswana episode of top gear highly recommended to anyone who hasnt seen it, as is the winter special, infact just watch them all, that's an order.

Just read all your blurb in the first post, how is EverestX? we used to chat on aim but I don't have it anymore
i just got on aim to see what he's doing.  edit: he's working...about to get off at midnight.  get aim again.

those li'l kadetts were awesome! i had a bud 30 some years ago had one. good times...good times.
               
               

               


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'w2kj'

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« Reply #17 on: April 04, 2009, 10:46:30 PM »

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               ^ damn edit time was a little short or i real damn slow. laugh.gif

i'll be adding some content in the next couple o' days...had to change headers...damn things needed "some modification required"...my ass...i'll explain it in my next post.


               
               

               
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'w2kj'

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« Reply #18 on: May 07, 2009, 09:58:35 AM »

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               I haven't  made to much progress�but you know how that goes.

        Ok here we  go�.i had to change the headers; lemme tell you something �NEVER buy any parts  with the words "may require modification" in the ad.  You WILL be in for trouble.  Trust me.   Anyway; the shorty headers were going to require some major mods�so I  had to get a set that said "custom fit" in the ad.  Needless to say�I got that prob cured.

        I managed to  route my fuel lines�redneck tech, ya gotta love it�nice looking fittings,  eh?  I had to "create" my own adapter to  go from 5/16" to 3/8" from the cars fuel line (5/16") to fuel pump (3/8"  fittings); because it's easier and cheaper than changing the hard line, the  tank mounted sending unit/float. (I've already spent plenty o' money ya know.)  It took some more redneck tech to manage to get the proper base for the air  cleaner; it raised the filter housing high enough so the carb fitting fit under  it.  I also managed to mount the  alternator�it took several mock ups to get it right.

        So that's  where I'm at�.next put the radiator/elec fan and hoses and install the  starter�.

        �.it's getting  real close to firing it up.

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check out the pitman arm / ...i painted it gold...because when changing from power steering to manual...you have to change other parts to do it.  ie; the drag link was gonna need to be changed too...so i found a guy who has a machine shop in his garage who was able to modify (he used a taper boring tool to do it) the manual steering pitman arm so it would work with the power steering drag link.  anyway i kept tellin' the dude "man, that is gold!"  saved me even mo' money...so i painted it gold. smile.gif
man it's a brain teaser for me to accomplish alot of this stuff....i'll say it again redneck tech works. jester.gif
that's it for now. cool.gif

               
               

               


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'w2kj'

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« Reply #19 on: May 08, 2009, 09:17:54 AM »

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               just a li'l more today.....
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twistedsymphony

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« Reply #20 on: May 08, 2009, 09:19:20 AM »


nice work man... you're moving faster than I am

though I've been working on electrical stuff and suspension bushings while I wait for some more motor parts... who would have thought a tiny littl hunk of metal would hold me up 6 weeks  mad.gif




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w2kj

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« Reply #21 on: May 08, 2009, 09:22:21 AM »


6 weeks!  dammit boy.

brrrrpupupuuu! sad.gif
my wiring is gonna be a pain.





Edited by w2kj, 08 May 2009 - 05:23 PM.


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w2kj

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« Reply #22 on: May 08, 2009, 04:32:29 PM »


...my day has gotten much better!  i got my chevelle 300 deluxe tail lite bezels!  they look sweet!

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man i love that look...this is the way a malibu should look!  such clean lines...






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twistedsymphony

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« Reply #23 on: May 09, 2009, 10:08:14 AM »


they rarely build cars with style and flare anymore... most of what's on the road are just shapeless blobs... you know wouldn't want to give the car a distinctive shape less someone might not like it and not buy it.

the 60s are my favorite era for chevy cars personally  happy.gif




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w2kj

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« Reply #24 on: May 09, 2009, 06:25:24 PM »




Man I gotta  tell ya�sometimes ya gotta make do with what you have on hand.  My radiator of course wasn't a factory  original, so like most after market stuff�they don't quite fit and in most  areas need "modification" (see my earlier post about my header faux pas.).  Well it was fitting right against the  radiator support, at the top tank�I damn sure didn't need to be wasting time�.I  came up with a pretty quick fix though�I had some 1" alum square stock cut the  pieces to fit and drilled some holes, had the right length  bolts�wal-lah�redneck tech comes in handy when you've got a tight budget for  your project.
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    Tomorrow I  gotta go around and finish putting the rest o' clamps on, install the electric fan, install the solid motor mounts, run the tranny lines, add a fuel petcock for security reasons wink.gif  and wire the ignition system.

        Oh  yeah�about trying to install the radiator upside down�I'd rather not talk about  it.  Let's just say I wasn't "on my game"  yesterday. sleep.gif

        The other  day I figured out my exhaust system�it is gonna look so trick and be so  custom; how you say, S I C K�..well I'll let the cat out of the bag when the time get's nearer.

thanx for y'alls support!  


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Edited by w2kj, 10 May 2009 - 02:29 AM.


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EverestX

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« Reply #25 on: May 09, 2009, 07:35:21 PM »


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w2kj

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« Reply #26 on: May 19, 2009, 03:34:33 PM »


when; i got a few more things done this past week....i got my electric fan in, i started with the electrical with the headlights and the wiring harness, i put my solid motor mounts in, i got the starter in, the vacuum fitting for the power brakes and the vacuum for the regulator on the tranny, and got the manual steering box in....phew!  oh yeah the tranny cooler lines in too.
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next is more wiring...not looking forward to it!  of course it means i get to put my sweet gauges in!  nice big 2 5/8" gauges.
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twistedsymphony

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« Reply #27 on: May 20, 2009, 08:45:01 AM »


dude... wiring an old car like that is tit

I help out a friend with an old 66 dart and the diagram for the ENTIRE CAR fit on an 8.5x11 sheet  laugh.gif

my engine swap on the other hand  blink.gif

I'm thinking I might send it out to have someone else do it for me  ph34r.gif




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w2kj

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« Reply #28 on: May 21, 2009, 01:13:44 PM »


dude....it was easier than i thought....

you gotta remember that i didn't take the car apart several years ago. also i've lost the pix that i took 17 years ago for reference to show me how to put it all back together....

i got the starter in and wired, and every thing fell into line once i found the fuse block and figured where the plugs belonged....i'm working on putting the ignition switch and the gauges in.

i got a wiring diagram that is 8.5 x 17 in. from classic wiring on ebay.  that is worth it's weight in gold.

yeah, your swap is a li'l bit complicated....i've been contemplating getting a friend for 30+ years to come up to my house and tie up some loose ends that i think can't get done without assistance.





Edited by w2kj, 21 May 2009 - 09:15 PM.


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twistedsymphony

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« Reply #29 on: May 21, 2009, 02:23:00 PM »


...yeah, your swap is a li'l bit complicated...

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'ya think?

that doesn't even include the transmission harness either  ph34r.gif
and the reason it doesn't include it is because I don't have one and have to make my own  ph34r.gif  ph34r.gif




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