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post #46 of 495 (permalink) Old Sep 18th, 15, 2:46 AM
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This is an excellent build.
Keep up the good work. It will pay off.
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Thanks Diabolical Mike- I don't have the fabrication skills that you have, or the shop space

But thank you. It is moving forward, so that is good.

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Yankee- You mean like this?

Although I know Aaron wouldn't approve of such a plain jane beer.



Totally unacceptable when working on Chevelles...they deserve much better

Love the project Dan, glad to help out. Let me know if you need anything else, I have a pile of spares.

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Rob- I haven't heard of anyone getting 335's on a 65. I have the 295s to start with and will see how much more I can fit.
Yes 335's would be a squeeze on the 65' even after narrowing the frame.

I went the other way on mine, leaving the stock frame and relieving the wheel well towards the outside and rebuilding the inner's to fit against the body going for maximum track width. Should barely have room for 335's by the measurements I have.

I was only cutting out rusted metal so no great loss there.

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Totally unacceptable when working on Chevelles...they deserve much better

Love the project Dan, glad to help out. Let me know if you need anything else, I have a pile of spares.
I knew it! I need to take my engine fund and buy beer with it.

Oh, unless you have a spare motor and trans you want to get rid of

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Yes 335's would be a squeeze on the 65' even after narrowing the frame.

I went the other way on mine, leaving the stock frame and relieving the wheel well towards the outside and rebuilding the inner's to fit against the body going for maximum track width. Should barely have room for 335's by the measurements I have.

I was only cutting out rusted metal so no great loss there.
Wow, didn't think you could gain that much on the outside. Well I feel good keeping the ABC economy running!

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Thanks Mike. I understand that it won't be exact, just a close ballpark is good.
Dan,

I apologize for the delay. I measured my lines just now.

Feed line from tank to regulator= 53"

Return line from regulator back to tank= 55"

Feed line from regulator to fuel rail= 12' 3"

I hope this helps some.

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Dan,

I apologize for the delay. I measured my lines just now.

Feed line from tank to regulator= 53"

Return line from regulator back to tank= 55"

Feed line from regulator to fuel rail= 12' 3"

I hope this helps some.

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Mike: No worries on the timing. I can't ever complain about free help.

From my masterful math I think that is more than 20' worth of lines.

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Worked on the passenger side narrowing all weekend. Had a wedding on saturday so didn't have too much time, but still made good progress. Almost have the passenger side complete.

As the saying goes "there are welders and grinders." Well I am a grinder! I will post some pics when I am done with it as to not embarrass myself with my pitiful welding ability.

But I love doing the work on it myself, so there is that sense of accomplishment.

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Hey Mike-

Fuel line question for you.

When looking at the BMRS site, they have convoluted or smooth bore. Which one did you go with and why did you choose that one?

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I went with their recommendation of the Polymer, hightemp/lightweight convoluted because of it's strength and flexability. They assured me it would meet all my performance needs and said it would outlast the car.


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One more thing that I would recommend is when you have them crimp your fittings on, pay the little bit extra for swivel ends so you can easily clock the fittings once they are in the car.

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Thanks Mike. Such a wealth of knowledge! I don't know how people built cars before forums.

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Have another issue for discussion:

Roller wheels once the new brakes are on. What are people using? I have heard CTS-V spares, GTO spares, 3/4" plywood, or doing your final wheels at this time.

I am not quite ready to do my final wheels but do need my frame/car to be a roller. The old 14" aren't going to quite fit

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Dan,

I'm going through this as we speak. Yes the Cadillac 18" donuts will fit over most big brake kits. The problem I have found is all of the scrap yards now know there is a demand for these spares and are treating them like a precious metal. The money they want for these things is ridiculous in my opinion.

For right now I took off the rotors and calipers and am using a set of 15" rallys to roll it around on. I am planning on buying wheels before January so I'm not going to spend 400-500 dollars on 4 Cadillac spares. If anyone knows of a cheaper source please let me know too.

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