1964 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu 4 door
Good job man!! There's plenty of smiles per mile waiting on ya now!
Dave, Andrew's posts were how I found out about this product as well. I was disappointed after using the whole Holley/Blackheart kit components for a LS swap 64-67 A-Body to find that I still had around 5 degrees working angle on the front joint. I don't think the cars they used were as low as mine in the rear. I could have moved the tail shaft up some.... maybe 1/4" - 3/8" but that still wasn't enough to be able to use a standard joint plus I would have been very close to rubbing in the driveshaft tunnel. I think if I were building from scratch and had used a 9" Ford rear end rather than a 12 bolt it may have changed the front working angle enough to work. The pinion location on a 9" is much lower on the case vs. a 12 bolt.Well, I'm a wee bit envious. TC member andrewb70 has nothing but praise for their CV joint driveshafts. You've made a wise choice I think and there is one in my El Camino's future also!
I also bought a molded heater hose with a couple of 90 degree bends to get the upper heater hose out thru the kick panel without kinking. But I cheated, my friend had put vintage air in his 65 last summer and he had the part number of the hose!Great build! I put a Vintage Air in my '65 El Camino. To avoid two kinks in one of the heater hoses, I bent a coat hanger , went to O'Reilly's, and picked out a pre-formed heater hose that had a section in it that worked. Also had to cut a larger hole in the plastic kick panel to avoid a kink in one of the A/C hoses. (And don't forget the drain line thru the firewall. I nearly did.)
Thanks for posting the CV joint info. I struggled to get the pinion angle set and will have to check after I get some miles on the car. The Tremec ap on my iPhone shows 3.5 degrees (LS3 - TKO-600) after installing spacers on the cross-member.
And that part number/supplier would be . . . . . . . . . . Inquiring minds want to know!I also bought a molded heater hose with a couple of 90 degree bends to get the upper heater hose out thru the kick panel without kinking. But I cheated, my friend had put vintage air in his 65 last summer and he had the part number of the hose!
I still need to run the drain hose, thinking about going thru the kickpanel rather than thru the firewall. I believe there are drain holes in the outer cowl where the kickpanel vents plug into.
I go back and forth on these seats, some parts of them I like, some I don't.Some more pieces of the puzzle arrived yesterday.....
Also got rear seat cover with matching pleat pattern.
Headliner, visors and sail panels will be black to match the 2 tone exterior. Package tray, dash and tops of doors will be red. Should closely resemble the exterior when completed.
I already have newer door panels, plan to find a SEM dye color that closely matches the TMI Red vinyl and spray those.