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mike389
Big Trees

USA
603 Posts

Posted - 06 Apr 2019 :  2:04:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Liven the big Pontiac part up !! Any B-Body projects going on ??
My new projects prepping trunk for new grey splatter paint, install new aluminum Cold Case radiator, get seats & door panels & trunk upholstered ! then install my newly set up HEI (Thank you Bill) to replace the aging Mallory Unilite which to this point has been trouble free for 19 years & time for retirement !! LOL

PSP B body members what is happening with all your B body projects ?

Mike

Edited by - mike389 on 11 Apr 2019 2:04:51 PM

Merrik66
Cochise

USA
383 Posts

Posted - 16 Apr 2019 :  03:21:37 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hey Mike, have been too busy being dad o we last few years to do much on my rig but have torn down the original 389 and been cleaning parts lately. Putting together a bigger play motor as well. Which one gets done first who knows. Dont know if you remember but I e got a 63 gp that I?m going through and a 66 2+2 Cvt to do after that. But JEEZ! Time consooooooooming! Too much going on but haven?t given up yet.
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mike389
Big Trees

USA
603 Posts

Posted - 20 Apr 2019 :  7:01:42 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Adam
I am glad to hear about your engine projects how you get the play motor going in the GP ! I am right in the middle of the new radiator & things to do before install but sidelined due to my '94 pickup back fire problem. new egr & module & a leaking heater hose & what a piece of crap with the coupling at the intake man. got rid of that junk -went all hose to brass fitting & now reinstalling begins !!!
Mike
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KOJ
Two Feathers

39 Posts

Posted - 04 May 2019 :  3:16:50 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Next up for my 63 GP is headliner and seats,might wait until winter now that it's driving time..
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mike389
Big Trees

USA
603 Posts

Posted - 06 May 2019 :  4:31:48 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Koj hope the headliner went int good !!

My Cold Case radiator is installed after a lot of cus words, the so called direct fit is BS to start the lower hose is off by 1 1/2" so the shroud had to come backout to extend the cut out over so shroud sat down all the way to keep centered for fan blades, the trans line fitting access is not 1/4 pipe thread but 5/16 inverted flair fitting which i had to leave & buy thank God Ace had them !then the mount brackets will not work for the tanks are 1/4" thicker than stock had to bend bottom brackets out flat & use 1/6" rubber instead of the thick org. ones & the top rad. fan protector has 1/6" nw also. the rad. itself sits 3/4" taller !! top inlet is 1 1/2" so many thing not easy to cope with but after 2 days & a damn sore lower back it's in & looks great, lots of compliments at S&S yesterday !! installing the clutch fan was a bear, & never again will i do this !!
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Bill Boyle
Horse Feathers (Charter Member)

USA
5202 Posts

Posted - 06 May 2019 :  9:19:06 PM  Show Profile  Visit Bill Boyle's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Mike, it is truly amazing how companies market parts as "will fit your car" just to find they will fit it only after spending 30 hours of tweaking to get the damn part to work. I know your frustration. How many swear words can you now string in one sentence? Lots, I'm sure. I'm getting quite proficient at it myself. UGH!

"Dedicated to keeping the classic Pontiac engine alive."

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400 bored +.030, forged TRW pistons, ported 62 heads, Hedman headers, 2.5 SS dual exhaust X Pypes, Comp 276AH10 cam, Scorpion 1.65 RR, 850 Q-jet, stock intake & tuned HEI; original owner.
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mike389
Big Trees

USA
603 Posts

Posted - 07 May 2019 :  12:02:57 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bill i felt your pain for a couple of days but nothing compared to your's !!! Once i fixed the brackets & fan shroud things got easier, I will email you pics being i can't post them here !! looks great once it was completed !!
Mike
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