View Full Version : A Few Items need attention in current make over

05-30-2011, 10:33 AM
with first post with views and after gathering info from all who have shown extremely great make overs,
I figured I better post current project under way and get this guy back in the water.

Epoxy Patch didn't hold, even though I told previous owner it would not work.
I'll repair it as done on other cracked blocks.
It runs great otherwise.
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Lifting Intake off.
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I've been looking at Edelbrock aluminum manifolds.
Not too badly priced.
Any tip on type might help, and possible carb upgrade.

Tranny Cooler - Didn't take a joke at 35 below.
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Exploring a replacement was a bit of Shock & Ahaaa.

Wiring in General, massive make over due.
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Connections like these will get Weatherhead plug-ins.
Luckily I have the tooling and various plugs on hand.

Carb, GR 4585B (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3450/5842183906_5c0286e0bc_b.jpg)
I searched all of Holley.com, but this model does not exist.
Oddly, from Holley's site, they suggest a spread bore copy of the old GM Quadrajet.

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Shifter Linkage is not quite Kosher in my book.
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I don't like the coolant hose layout, so all of it will get updated.
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Interior is history.
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Dash (http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5144/5768732617_de5f5a204e_b.jpg) needs some major help

Swim Platform has an issue -
I've seen some beautiful examples here lately of wooden ones, so I may make one.
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Prop - He's been beat up, repeatedly.
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The flooring is solid, & the windshield is not cracked.

The aluminum towing mast is done.
So we need one for sure, or I'll make one.

Thanks for all the help so far.
This is the vin number, Velvet Drive and engine tags (http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3205/5841618975_ba86099404_b.jpg) restored to view.