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Old 06-07-2005, 02:31 AM
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Originally Posted by 2000SilverBullet
What would you recommend for filling in the previous owners stupid mistake of cutting holes in the door panels for speakers.
Aside from a new factory replacement you could construct some sort of overlay to hide the holes? See Randman for inspiration
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Originally Posted by 2000SilverBullet
Heavy duty 24,000 lb trani cooler installed tonight.
Tomorrow is a Company dinner meeting and the next night will be working late during a machine shutdown, so progress will hold for a few days waiting for the bracket.
Just have to hook up the electric choke now.

The new rubber door seals work well to really tighten things up.

What would you recommend for filling in the previous owners stupid mistake of cutting holes in the door panels for speakers.

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Get some acrylic, and cut it to the proper size before you peel the protective film. Send it to me. I'll laser etch whatever logo you want, and you can backlight it with LED'*.
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I have a altenator bracket.... it will cost you... the firebird.....
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Old 06-10-2005, 02:36 AM
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I like Bill'* idea. I think I have finally found a location for those acrylic Bonne Meet plaques we got at last years meet.

The alternator bracket was completed today and I rushed home to install it tonight.

I'm just about ready to rumble.

This may be the weekend.
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Originally Posted by 2000SilverBullet
I like Bill'* idea. I think I have finally found a location for those acrylic Bonne Meet plaques we got at last years meet.

The alternator bracket was completed today and I rushed home to install it tonight.

I'm just about ready to rumble.

This may be the weekend.
Still no chance of me getting at least A Firebird?
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Old 06-10-2005, 11:29 PM
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Originally Posted by beckstyle
Originally Posted by 2000SilverBullet
I like Bill'* idea. I think I have finally found a location for those acrylic Bonne Meet plaques we got at last years meet.

The alternator bracket was completed today and I rushed home to install it tonight.

I'm just about ready to rumble.

This may be the weekend.
Still no chance of me getting at least A Firebird?
i think you better start checking the classifieds.
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Not much chance I'm going to part with these jewels for a while.

My son had to do a video project for school so I just had to do the obligatory burnout for the movie with the Formula. Left twin streaks all the way down the back lane........neighbours called the cops....they didn't come.....some people have no respect for burning rubber.

Finished the engine, filled it with coolant and lowered it to the ground off the blocks tonight.
All I have left to do is wire up the electric choke to a keyed power source....not sure where to connect....may have to run an interior powered switch if I can't find anything.
Then I will remove the distributor and prime the oil pump with a drill and socket.
What'* the best way to prime the fuel with a manual pump that'* driven off the timing chain eccentric. I suppose I will simply make sure the carb is full and dump some fuel into the carb bore to give it a kick.

Will run it at about 2000 rpm for about 15 minutes to break in the new cam and lifters.

Any other suggestions?
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Old 06-11-2005, 07:44 PM
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I know your far along in your project, but I wanted to let you know about this place in Arizona. If you need a part and can get it from here, I could pick it up and bring it to WCBF05 for you.

http://www.pontiacheaven.org/
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Thanks for the link Echo. I could have used it a few months ago.....and still may. I'll let you know.

I started it up today.
Ran it for 30 minutes between 1500 and 2000 rpm to break in the new cam.
It sounded grrrrrrrreat.

The blower fan does not work, so I still have some electrical work to do. Sure could use PDad'* help now. The wiring is a mess.







Time to rest now and celebrate.
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that is freakin awesome...

congratz on the work
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