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Reply #120 - Mar 4th, 2011 at 4:53pm
Bart in Florida   Ex Member

 
Finished~ tried to get it to look factory fresh! Nothing replaced, except for the aluminum hose, just cleaned & painted! (except for some decals ~ awaiting a sales booklet to confirm location!)
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Reply #121 - Mar 5th, 2011 at 5:25am
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WOW, Bart. Shocked  You did an AMAZING AND FANTASTIC job on it.  Did you pull the engine to work on it?  If not, how did you manage to paint things like the valve covers, block, fan shroud, etc.?  You certianly made a top flight vette look even better. Wink Wink

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

Dale
 
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Reply #122 - Mar 5th, 2011 at 6:06am
Bart in Florida   Ex Member

 
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WOW, Bart. Shocked  You did an AMAZING AND FANTASTIC job on it.  Did you pull the engine to work on it?  If not, how did you manage to paint things like the valve covers, block, fan shroud, etc.?  You certianly made a top flight vette look even better. Wink Wink

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

Dale


Thanks Dale!  Didn't take the block out, just removed all hoses, air cleaner, etc, took off the valve covers and wet sanded them outside the car & painted there.  Taped everything off and did just one area at a time. once dried, retaped and did another area, wet sanded each section again, and then repeated the process!  Cool  I'm glad it turned out as well as it did!   Notice the change in the master cylinder & booster?  tape and paint with Eastwood's CAD system!
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Reply #123 - Dec 26th, 2014 at 10:24am

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Still original untouched factory look or this what is left after 39 years and I realy love that look.
 
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Reply #124 - Feb 16th, 2016 at 12:36am

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i realize this is a zombie thread, but....

1st one the 454 in the 78 vette.
2nd is the 327 in the wifes vega.
now, i'll give you ONE guess what
her favorite color is.
go on, guess... Grin

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Reply #125 - Feb 16th, 2016 at 5:45am

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I imagine you had to do some upgrades to handle the tq in that 78
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Reply #126 - Feb 17th, 2016 at 7:25pm

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68-73 wrote on Feb 16th, 2016 at 5:45am:
I imagine you had to do some upgrades to handle the tq in that 78
Alan Smiley




  something like that....
dropped in motor, blew trans in a month.
fixed trans, blew rearend 2 months later.
fixed rearend, destroyed rear lower trailing arm bushings....

lather rinse repeat... Grin
 

"if i cant eat it, ride it, drive it or f*ck it then i dont care"...
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Reply #127 - Feb 18th, 2016 at 4:50am

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Even the earlier C-3's can't handle a high TQ BB. My 68 twisted the left half shaft off in 2008 with Jack (yellowjacket) in the car getting on it in 2nd gear. Lucky to have half shaft loop protectors installed or it would have destroyed the car. I installed HD half shafts & splicer u joints should be good for 800 lbs of TQ now. Since then I've detuned the engine to around 450hp & 550lb of tq at the rear wheels  which makes for a fun driver Cool
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Reply #128 - Feb 21st, 2016 at 11:51pm

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68-73 wrote on Feb 18th, 2016 at 4:50am:
Even the earlier C-3's can't handle a high TQ BB. My 68 twisted the left half shaft off in 2008 with Jack (yellowjacket) in the car getting on it in 2nd gear. Lucky to have half shaft loop protectors installed or it would have destroyed the car. I installed HD half shafts & splicer u joints should be good for 800 lbs of TQ now. Since then I've detuned the engine to around 450hp & 550lb of tq at the rear wheels  which makes for a fun driver Cool
Alan Smiley



yikes. thats scary.

yes, the most fun drivers are C3's with a big block-
you go sideways just by LOOKING at the gas pedal.... Grin
 

"if i cant eat it, ride it, drive it or f*ck it then i dont care"...
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