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post #226 of 457 (permalink) Old Apr 22nd, 18, 11:03 AM
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Re: 1964 4 door Malibu - LQ4/T56 build

Idle sounds awesome! You have a talent that 90 percent of people Don't have. That is doing quality work in a short period of time. Are you retired so that you can devote a lot of time to the build? Or are you just that quick. Either way I am impressed. Can't wait to see it on the road going thru the gears.
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post #227 of 457 (permalink) Old Apr 23rd, 18, 9:17 AM Thread Starter
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Idle sounds awesome! You have a talent that 90 percent of people Don't have. That is doing quality work in a short period of time. Are you retired so that you can devote a lot of time to the build? Or are you just that quick. Either way I am impressed. Can't wait to see it on the road going thru the gears.
Lol, thank you. I really am stoked at how good it sounds, that's all I really need. I'll be the dude w/ the huge smile, arm out the window, and looking like a bobble head w/ that idle at stoplights. I've still got a decade or 2 before I can consider retirement, just have a pissed off 4 ft 10 in irish woman threatening my life on a daily basis so I've gotten really, really good with time management. She's been pretty understanding on this car though, I've never had a project that was this extensive, daily apologies have gotten me this far.

Bled the brakes and clutch, used the Motive power bleeder so I didn't have to involve any wemmens. The "early american universal" adapter was a royal PIA to get it to seal. The j-bolts were fine, but the crappy dog link chain that comes with it wasn't. Every time you'd go to tighten up the chain it would pull the j-bolts sideways so all the clamping load was on the absolute outside of the rim causing the cover to bow and unseal. I've got blisters on my fingers from tightening/loosening it trying to find a happy medium that would hold enough pressure in order for me to get all the brakes bled.



The clutch adapter was 0 drama, screwed it on, even came w/ a nice swivel bit. I've got clutch, it's pretty tight feeling, can't wait to test it out.



Had to help nephew w/ tune on his truck, parent's stopped by, and I started cleaning the garage. Won't have much time this week, but I'm hoping it'll see the street this weekend.

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post #228 of 457 (permalink) Old Apr 24th, 18, 12:02 AM Thread Starter
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Start of the resale red (or aneurysm red.. Or Volkswagen tornado red) application



Not too shabby for quick bondo and spray bomb, lol it'll be a different story when the paint levels out.



Done



And done. Was going to pull all the plastic off but there's trash behind the top masking tape. Hoping it stays somewhat decent looking for a bit.


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post #229 of 457 (permalink) Old Apr 24th, 18, 3:31 PM
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Jeff, I read through your thread over the past few days during downtime at work. Awesome work and thanks for taking the time to document everything Can't wait to see further updates!


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post #230 of 457 (permalink) Old Apr 25th, 18, 8:49 AM Thread Starter
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Jeff, I read through your thread over the past few days during downtime at work. Awesome work and thanks for taking the time to document everything Can't wait to see further updates!
Thank you for the reply! I'm trying to balance time / budget / capabilities on this one. I really wish I had the money and time to do everything right, but this first go round is going to be a rough cut. I'm letting myself down on some decisions, but keeping in the back of my gourd that they'll be time later to revisit things on the list.

I forgot how much the paint "tore" or broke? when I first removed the a-pillar covers.. And the paint over rust.. Might be sanding them down and hitting them w/ the rattle can too. Stuff like that is why I'm not too heartbroken on some decisions I've made.



Car has finally lost it's cocoon. Family stuff is kicking in, prob won't get garage time till Friday.



Called my windshield guy, hopefully he can make it out this week. Been a year since I've spoke with him. Should I be concerned that he started giggling when he remembered my car? Going to love his reaction when I fire it up.

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Called my windshield guy, hopefully he can make it out this week. Been a year since I've spoke with him. Should I be concerned that he started giggling when he remembered my car? Going to love his reaction when I fire it up.
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post #232 of 457 (permalink) Old Apr 26th, 18, 8:36 AM Thread Starter
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Got some garage time last night. Installed a blade type AMG fuse inline on the battery cable in the trunk. Starting out I'm trying a 300 amp fuse to see how it holds up. Just want this car to be as safe as I can make it.

Steering joints are torqued, cotter pinned, and greased. I was sure to swing the tie rod adjuster bolts to clear everything. Sway bar is installed, one bracket bolt pulled out of the frame (any advice on fixing or what bolt to replace would be greatly appreciated!). Exhaust is lined up better and sealed up (driver's side rotated down during all my test fires), then fixed my lights issue.

Turns out the headlight switch doesn't like distributing ground (it now operates relays in the silverado fuse box instead of direct to headlights), so I had to add a diode between the headlight and parking light pin to get the relays to turn on. I also screwed up the brake light wires. Had to swap them at the switch so brakes weren't on as soon as you plug them in. There wasn't a lot of room with a column in the way.

Was just getting ready to put the long blade on the sawzall to trim the back of the chevelle gauge bezel to start figuring out how to mount gauges when I realized what time it was. Hopefully more updates tonight.

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Sway bar is installed, one bracket bolt pulled out of the frame (any advice on fixing or what bolt to replace would be greatly appreciated!).
I went the next bolt size up that I had in my bolt box. Same thread count just a larger diameter. I ran the right tap drill through the old soft threads and taped it for the larger bolt. I had to do both the rears on my front sway bar mounts.

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I went the next bolt size up that I had in my bolt box. Same thread count just a larger diameter. I ran the right tap drill through the old soft threads and taped it for the larger bolt. I had to do both the rears on my front sway bar mounts.
Thank you sir, rear on the pass side came loose on mine. I was trying to find some self clearancing fender bolts last night, but not sure I have anything close to the same size.

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Sanded the a pillar covers, screwed up the feathering, rushed through paint, rushed through assembly. Done.



Set the car on the ground, installed the fenders, and remembered how much I hate red.



I'll have to deal with this at some point.


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I've never seen a hood notched for a alternator, this will be the first!!

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I've never seen a hood notched for a alternator, this will be the first!!

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I totally missed that in that picture!

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Lol, not sure it's going to happen, there's not enough room.

And the money shot. Been over a year in the making.

https://youtu.be/yffw_2Btj2k

It's hard to maintain throttle when your sitting on a Michelin and the car is pulling hard.

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Lol, not sure it's going to happen, there's not enough room.

And the money shot. Been over a year in the making.

https://youtu.be/yffw_2Btj2k

It's hard to maintain throttle when your sitting on a Michelin and the car is pulling hard.
AWESOME!

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AWESOME! <img src="https://www.chevelles.com/forums/images/smilies/thumbsup.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Thumbsup" class="inlineimg" />
Thanks, appreciate it!

Looks like I have a car again.



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