Norma66-Brent
Norma66-Brent HalfDork
12/18/21 1:58 p.m.

In reply to ZOO (Forum Supporter) :

Thank you. Still got a ways to go to make it a reliable driver that I don't need to be sweating as I'm driving it.

NOHOME
NOHOME MegaDork
12/18/21 2:11 p.m.

In reply to Norma66-Brent :

I very valid point when speaking of project cars and "Done".  

Norma66-Brent
Norma66-Brent HalfDork
12/18/21 2:11 p.m.

Things that need done, starting from the back of the car.

-drop gas tank and redo pickup height for fuel pump

-get a bigger fuel filter

-redo wiring for fuel pump

-build parking brake system

-Neutral safety wiring

-reverse lights wiring

-seat belts

 -exhaust bolts sealent

-redo large -8 line fire power steering

-clearance exhaust to bellhousing

-Rebuild steering gear

-redo fuel line to allow air cleaner to sit down

-maybe vacuum Assist pump

Norma66-Brent
Norma66-Brent HalfDork
12/24/21 6:35 p.m.

did a little Christmas Eve shoot today on this 38 Buick. Customer didn't want a full resto so we didn't remove any of the trim. The roof on this one was crushed down about 18 inches from a building falling on it. Gonna be real cool. Gonna shoot the other half on Monday.

Norma66-Brent
Norma66-Brent HalfDork
12/30/21 10:26 p.m.

getting closer. Having to mix it in after normal collision is done for the day. Should put a big hurt on the rest of the work tomrorow.

Norma66-Brent
Norma66-Brent HalfDork
1/5/22 12:47 p.m.

all done. Ready to get some space back!

Norma66-Brent
Norma66-Brent HalfDork
1/12/22 1:30 p.m.

Just got confirmation. My dealer is getting one ford lighting. Just finished putting in my order and finalizing configuration. Should see it late July. 

Norma66-Brent
Norma66-Brent HalfDork
1/20/22 9:19 p.m.

Pulled the cover off Norma today. It was -22 here today. Spring can't come soon enough

Norma66-Brent
Norma66-Brent HalfDork
1/28/22 9:04 p.m.

Anyone have a good recommendation on sealant for water jacketed exhaust ports? Need something that is going to hold up to heat.

Norma66-Brent
Norma66-Brent HalfDork
1/31/22 9:10 p.m.

Bump

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
2/1/22 5:43 a.m.

Ive used the permatex white paste stuff on big block mopar before. 

Norma66-Brent
Norma66-Brent HalfDork
2/12/22 10:20 p.m.

it was zero degrees here today. Spring needs to hurry up

stuart in mn
stuart in mn MegaDork
2/12/22 11:30 p.m.

Looks like she's all ready to go.

Supposed to get down to -7F here tonight, but we are on the downhill side of winter.

Norma66-Brent
Norma66-Brent HalfDork
2/14/22 9:12 p.m.

Norma went to the exhaust shop today. Pumped to hear that big block with actual exhaust

tperkins
tperkins New Reader
2/18/22 12:35 p.m.

Very nice! I kind of sort of have a 4 door slant 6 Mercury Comet around the same year ish I hope to do something with sometime.





Kind-of-sort-of meaning its just parked at our place and landlord said I could have it lol.  You probably know more about it than me. 

TurnerX19
TurnerX19 UltraDork
2/18/22 1:34 p.m.

In reply to tperkins :

Please do not call that a slant six. It is bolt upright, and you will hurt its feeling with the Mopar reference.

Norma66-Brent
Norma66-Brent HalfDork
2/18/22 1:35 p.m.
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter)
AngryCorvair (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
2/18/22 2:58 p.m.

In reply to Norma66-Brent :

Nice!

Azryael
Azryael HalfDork
2/18/22 3:48 p.m.

As much as I'd like a 4-door for the convenience of having people get in and out, I'd be more than happy with a running 2-door that can make some long trips if needed (maybe that's asking for trouble, lol).

That thing sounds AMAZING.

tperkins
tperkins New Reader
2/18/22 4:10 p.m.
TurnerX19 said:

In reply to tperkins :

Please do not call that a slant six. It is bolt upright, and you will hurt its feeling with the Mopar reference.

Thought I might hurt some feelings lol

Pretty sure that car is the least desirable it could be.

Norma66-Brent
Norma66-Brent HalfDork
3/16/22 9:03 p.m.

just did a thing. I'm gonna be in trouble

10001110101
10001110101 New Reader
3/16/22 10:24 p.m.

Are you keeping the Galaxie, or replacing it with the Elky? Either way, great thread and I can't wait to see what you do with it. 

Norma66-Brent
Norma66-Brent HalfDork
3/17/22 8:00 p.m.

Galaxie is staying this is a fill project for the shop. See how it turns out. It's in Florida I'm in Iowa. Need to figure that out 

Norma66-Brent
Norma66-Brent HalfDork
3/19/22 4:05 p.m.

pulled the steering gear this morning. It's worn out. Seal rebuild kits incoming.

went to go address the water jacketed exhaust ports and ran into a HUGE problem. Went to retorque the heads and intake. Been through a few heat cycles at this point and it's time. First head bolt was at 20ft/lb when it started spinning crying. Stands and rockers need to come off at this point and potentially the heads. Berk, Berk, Berk

 

(supposed to be at 80ft/lb)

 

 

Norma66-Brent
Norma66-Brent HalfDork
3/23/22 9:38 p.m.

Had a buddy come out and confirmed we should pull the heads and inspect everything. While we are in there we will inspect lifters and make sure everything survived break in.

Our Preferred Partners
0MexZgAVKQCxp1JDWGorLME5poP9pWtw65ILLkd5P0XZrdoJ6DmiIROKYf0TSRyh