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post #46 of 106 (permalink) Old Dec 17th, 15, 6:04 PM
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Very nice!!!

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post #47 of 106 (permalink) Old Feb 13th, 16, 4:43 PM Thread Starter
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What do you do in Colorado after a 60 degree day.........your annual oil change


5 qt 10/30 VR1 dino oil wix 51061

49356 current miles
47515 last change
1841 miles 1 year to the day

took a sample for Blackstone analysis.



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last year I changed my rear springs and shocks.
I went with BellTech Stock height and KYB GasAJust.

ride was terrible.

so I bought the UMI shocks and UMI stock height springs.

I have completed the rear and here a few pics.
I have only been around the hood but so far MUCH better.

I am planning the fronts for the next week or so.
will post pics when done.

two pics




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OIL ANALYSIS FROM BLACKSTONE:

DETAILS:
49356 current miles
47515 last change
1841 miles on this sample
5-30 castrol gtx Dino
Wix filter


TADA:


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post #50 of 106 (permalink) Old May 11th, 16, 12:01 PM Thread Starter
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I installed a rear sway bar.

In front I have the Hellwig 1 5/16 Hollow.
For the rear i went with their pro touring bar 55868 1 1/8 Hollow.

Install required moving steel brake lines a bit. I plan to add some additional rubber hose over the steel to protect any rubbing. Its adjustable. I started with the softest setting. I havent driven it much but it feels a bit more solid in the rear. will give more impressions as testing continues






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i completed the install of the new UMI front shocks and stock height springs.
also, proforged .5 inch taller upper ball joints in an attempt to get a bit more caster.


I KNOW THE SWAY LINKS ARE UPSIDE DOWN.

I HAVE SINCE FIXED THEM WITH BOLT GOING DOWN FROM TOP.


Springs are always a bit of a bitch and these were no different.

but they are done.

All 4 springs came from the same box but I am worried that the front sits a bit high....like 4x4 status LOL.

lots of space abopve front tire,,,,,not like/




but I have only driven around the block.

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and to keep my build copmplete here is the AGR steering box install............

i installed the AGR direct fit steering box. I bought it at summit.

AGR Performance Resto Steering Boxes 492117

I know about the JEEP mod but I bought two and both went to trash SO
I bought one.

I reused the rag joint as there was nothing wrong with it.
old hoses fit perfectly, no adapters needed.


Install was easy except I misunderstood the rag joint placement on the shaft.

but once that was right, it fell into place.

NOW DRIVING EXPERIENCE........


very tight on center.
for quite a bit past center on both sides.
no more one finger parking but going around a corner is so nice with a lot less turns of the wheel.

there is an adjustment thing on the top. i need to do some research on that.


a few pics

installed



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That upper ball joint does not look all the way seated, the taper should be all the way into the spindle. Could be holding the front end up an inch.

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That upper ball joint does not look all the way seated, the taper should be all the way into the spindle. Could be holding the front end up an inch.
thanks for looking out.

its a forged .5 inch longer ball joint.
what you see is the .5 of added length

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You've done a great job. Is there a chance we can PM as I live in Durango and am in need of some help. Have 66
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sure. send a pm

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July 30, 2016

just turned 50,000

documented original mileage :nanawrench:



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my latest alignment numbers.

better but no cigar......but I can say that the vehicle drives VERY WELL




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post #59 of 106 (permalink) Old Aug 22nd, 16, 1:14 PM Thread Starter
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the alignment maybe not optimal is way good.
I must have 6-700 miles since it was done and i drives really good.

I have done some updates and maintenance.


first up, since I bought this car the battery didnt fit the tray and the tray needed help.
car is too original to use a tamarz $10 battery tray. But I also didnt need a $275 LS6 titled in ebay version either. so I waited my time, took about a year and I bought an oem nos tray for a reasonable price of $75 plus the ride.

old tray


then i did a bit of research on battery sizes and a grp24 is the perfect fit.
i went with the exide AGM. then i hid it under the fake R59 cover.
the 24 size really dies fit the tray perfectly.




i also did an antifreeze flush twice using the prestone bottle of stuff.
i changed my thermostat to a Stant Super Stat 180į
i sealed up the housing using the permatex thermo housing specific gasket maker.
i installed a lower hose new clamps. others had been done last year.

no pics.

i needed a bit more than the 37 amp alternator could muster so I bought a refrurbished date coded 61 amp alternator from an ss on ebay and I also went with the Wells 715 regulator.



I have seen NUMEROUS POSTS about swapping the lids on the regulators.
may be possible but not in 5 minutes.

1. the old cover is RIVETED to the regulator.
2. the new cover is plastic welded to the base.

I dont want to ruin my original one, save with everything else.
so while Im sure its possible, it is NOT simple.



the one that was in there is dated 77 so its not the first one



ok lets see the results

battery at rest, car off.



and here it is running. i have seen 14:06 during cold start. this was hot.



while the alternator was out I took the opportunity to get the numbers.

I THINK ITS

T0425HB








and Jim Strieb these grounds will be dealt with real soon.


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post #60 of 106 (permalink) Old Aug 24th, 16, 2:55 PM
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hello, pretty awsome built you got going there!! looks sweet!! my name is rob as well im from california. i have a 69 el camino as well, which i have been going thru system by system like you too. really like the chin spoiler, not so much for looks but for air flow to motor. i have order 1 yesterday. i also ordered the coolant tank like yours as well, can you tell me what lb cap you are using?? does it top off radiator as well, or is it just a catch tank? would attach pics but dont see any attachment tab here....keep up the awsome work!! rob

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