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post #256 of 316 (permalink) Old Aug 11th, 19, 2:37 PM Thread Starter
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Re: Paulie's 69 El Camino build

I actually sat in the seat today, Iíve worked on it since 2006 to this point. Here I have the drivers door panel on. The panel is for a 72 in white. Because I had a 65 Bonneville with the white interior and loved the look of black and white. TWE is the manufacturer.
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Love that interior color.

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Thank you Philip My first car was my grandfathers burgundy 65 Pontiac Bonneville my dad stored in a garage. Man what a beautiful car! I drove it through high school, up until I got married. Once out of high school, I moved to Florida, being a motorhead, I built up the 389 etc. and cruised the beach at the height of Spring Break 81-84 in Ft Lauderdale. What a wild time.
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post #259 of 316 (permalink) Old Aug 18th, 19, 2:28 PM Thread Starter
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Now both seats and door panels and installed. I have the passenger visor to put in still. Honestly I was nervous cutting the headliner for the visor but it comes out just fine when the bracket is tight. Itís way easier with just the bracket then add the visor after. The picture has the kick panel fitted with a Rockford Fosgate 6.75Ē. I have Rockford 6x9ís to put in back. Iím gonna drive them with the Alpine 172BT head unit. The driver side kick panel needed a 1/4Ē relief behind to fit.
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Today was sanding the glove box door and drilling out the lock. i painted the inside and needed to remove the outside lock that was broke off. The YouTube video shows depressing a tumbler key from behind to remove the barrel. So I used the paperclip, then a screwdriver with the wife holding the flashlight, but my lock was froze and the front key turn was broke off so I pulled with a visegrip. Oh, you Are coming out! Off to the drill press... I used a channel lock jaw wedged into the front octagon nut to remove the latch assembly. Then I could cover the front in some vinyl carbon fiber I had.
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post #261 of 316 (permalink) Old Sep 8th, 19, 6:28 PM Thread Starter
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Well I tried to change the glove box lock but screwed it up. I didnít clock it correctly inserting the barrel and it jammed. I tried for several days to save it but no. Ordered another... hey last month for my birthday, my daughter bought me 5 cans of 134R and this vacuum gauge to set the carb. Now thatís way better than a tie or socks, right?
My daughter gets it, but my wife is clueless.
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post #262 of 316 (permalink) Old Sep 8th, 19, 6:49 PM Thread Starter
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I found this comp cams video clip. He talks about a 496; same set up as mine but the solid roller cam is nearly identical . I picked out this cam using desktop dyno in 05. It was so cool to know what it did in a similar 496. My cam box is pictured below, itís .014Ē less lift but really close. I have worked 781 heads but theirs are nice aluminum ones. https://youtu.be/h9H6gv2aiVk
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post #263 of 316 (permalink) Old Sep 14th, 19, 4:09 PM Thread Starter
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Today I tried to put in the dash but there just wasnít room without first dropping the steering column. I fished the oil and fuel lines up to the gauges, hooked up the air vent hoses and plugged in the connectors.
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I got one screw to catch on the dash and used an awl to get the rest of the screws started. Ainít pretty but itís functional. I have to tidy up hanging wires, etc. I need to plug in the Vintage Air harness and tap the radio into the fuse box, but yea, itís in. I screwed on the glove compartment door too. Iíll get a better pic when I can pull it outside.
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post #265 of 316 (permalink) Old Oct 26th, 19, 3:59 PM Thread Starter
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Guys Iím stuck. Is there anyone good at wiring down in S.Florida? Iíve reached out to American Autowire. Theyíre helping me check why nothings working, but I really need somebody to test my crap. I put in the wiring harness, but if it doesnít work, I donít know how to check stuff.

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post #266 of 316 (permalink) Old Oct 26th, 19, 6:10 PM
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Re: Paulie's 69 El Camino build

I rewired my 68 elco a few years ago and used a painless update harness. Added AC with electric fan, and a headlight relay kit, alarm system and electric locks, and it all worked the first time so maybe I can help. What parts are not working.

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Re: Paulie's 69 El Camino build

Start with one circuit at a time. Use a good multimeter to follow the electricity into the fuse box and then out.

You can only eat this elephant one bite at a time. Trace it out one circuot at a time and you will figure it out.

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post #268 of 316 (permalink) Old Nov 10th, 19, 10:02 PM Thread Starter
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Sorry, for delay. Well everything. But I traced it back to the column. I originally bought an aftermarket unit to replace the busted up column shift steering column. I received a restored tilt column Saturday from GMTILT.COM to change back to GM. So I spent yesterday replacing the column. I took out the DD u-joint and short shaft and ordered another stock intermediate shaft today to make it work as original. The aftermarket column had iffy moments electrically. The biggest flaw was the rod from the ignition switch down to the contacts at the main plug was external and thin and would bend and hang up. Nope no China. That was my own shot to the foot. So Iíll recheck the light switch tomorrow; if I jump the red and yellow terminals the lights should come on.
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Itís gonna be fine. I last mentioned the steering column. Thankfully the update is good. I had three problems at the same time and took digging to remedy.

First:bad Chinese column-electrical. Fix: go original GM, now the starter clicks over and headlights work.

Second: The steering column chisel mark at 12:00 didnít line up to steering gear input shaft flat at 12:00. I matched up my shortened intermediate shaft to the new rebuilt and it was 90 degrees off. So after some back and forth I shipped the intermediate shaft back to John/caminonut. This guy went out of his way to help me figure out from his own parts and taking pictures of his own car that my rag joint was assembled 180 degrees wrong from Taiwan. So the intermediate shaft is coming back down, what a guy. He doesnít know yet what I found out here on an old thread. My original intermediate shaft also the matching old steering column was made 90 degrees off at the factory (I chucked)as a set; at the assembly lines discretion.


Three: wooden steering wheel centered @ 4 oíclock and not at 12 oíclock
I worked the plastic horn contact enough to jump the steering wheel hub on the shaft to bolt up. I just need to drill another hole in the wheel to match the horn button contact.
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Here was the thread if anyone else falls in a hole about the steering shaft
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