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LS7 in a 1969 Corvette Convertible (Read 2194 times)
Reply #90 - Nov 1st, 2018 at 9:05am

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Thanks Jack!
Yeah, I think back at all the things I have done to her!

Absolutely crazy what I have learned!

All in the same little garage! LOL!

Scott
 
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Reply #91 - Nov 1st, 2018 at 10:04am

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When you break it in put a couple of fans in front of the radiator & keep an eye on the temp & oil pressure. If they get out of range shut it down. It helps to have someone in the drivers seat watching the gauges.
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Reply #92 - Nov 1st, 2018 at 2:23pm

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Good thinking!
Thank you!

For now my gauges are going to be an IPAD!

Yep 69 corvette speaking to an ipad!
LOL!

Scott
 
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Reply #93 - Nov 5th, 2018 at 7:34am

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This weekend my new proportioning valve and brake line arrived!
I took a while to get all the lines off the old valve one and back on the new one but hey!
I did it! A neighbor came over and caught my wife and I bleeding the brakes. It would seem she left a candle lit on the edge of her bathtub and it eventually caught the tub on fire! It is not an old school tub but a plastic one. She had an extinguisher and put it out. Be careful out there!
Next step was to wire the starter. I ran the wires and put rings on the ends only to find out the keyed purple wire requires a plug at the starter! Dang it. Another week while I wait for one from the interwebs.
I did trace the fuel pump wires and am ready to hook those up tonight. I'll also install a nice ground wire for the electric fans.

With being so close I decided to add some fluids. Yesterday I put 2 gallons of Mobile1 5w30 in the oil tank. No leaks! Well, so far! Then I decided to add coolant. While pouring I could hear it hit the floor. Doh! Now what. It would seem my new radiator has a valve on the drain which was open! So I crawled under, spun the wing nut up and in, cleaned up the mess and tried again! Doh! More coolant on the floor! WTF? I crawled underneath, confirmed the valve was tight and could not find another source of leakage. So for giggles I ran the wing nut out ( anti clockwise ) and by golly it snugged up the other direction! It would seem spinning it in opened the valve all the way! Spinning it out closed the valve! SO I filled the radiator without further issues.

Still need to run hoses for power steering but I'm getting even closer to firing this beast!

Scott
 
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Reply #94 - Nov 5th, 2018 at 3:08pm

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Good for your neighbor!!! Had he not warned you, you may have lost your house...

I never, ever leave a room that has lighted candles as I've heard too many stories similar to yours.
 

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Reply #95 - Nov 6th, 2018 at 8:49am

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Last night was short and sweet.
I hooked up the fuel pump wiring including grounding to the block as well as the ground for the fans.

I think I am booked for tonight so I don't expect a change.

Scott
 
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Reply #96 - Yesterday at 7:02am

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Wow!
What a Saturday. I thought i was going to hook up my power steering. Nope. It would seem my wonderful bride cohorted with one of my brothers. You see, I was a tad depressed about my car. She’s never been down even close to this long. Over a year now. So, about 10 this morning we hear a motor. Omg! What is that . . . My brother came up with his 68 firebird! Yeah, I know. We all love vettes. All my life my bro has had a 68 Firebird. It was alway bada$$. High school to today. This beast is now 750+ hp. Mini tubs and streetable. I’ve never driven such a beast. You open the door, open the roll bar and climb in. He let me drive it but only with the promise I do not get on it. Done! You see, today’s cars have the hp but traction control and other electronics tame the ponies. I was good and did not get on it but i did play some . . . .

either way, I am back in the groove and want my baby rolling!
Today we visited. I asked my bro if he’d drill my hood for the 427 emblems! He said sure! Lol! I showed my template, showed my errors and the problem with the downloaded pattern. So, we spent a lot of today re- drilling my aluminum plate with holes as a template for the 427 on the hood. I must say, he is better than me measuring it out. The online pattern is great but the “4” is tilted . Not much but to much for me. Once the plate was drilled all we had to do Was transfer the pattern to my hood.
Phuck! What a stressful job! We dove in and just did it. Ok, he did it.
enough chat, here is a couple of photos.
Scott
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Reply #97 - Yesterday at 12:17pm

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I remember doing that to my BB those templates are a bitch
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Reply #98 - Yesterday at 5:07pm

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One NASTY looking hood! Only hood I like better this the '67 hood. I had that on yellowjacket.
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Reply #99 - Today at 7:14am

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68-73-77 wrote Yesterday at 12:17pm:
I remember doing that to my BB those templates are a bitch
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Yeah, well at least now I have a nice aluminum template should I ever have to do that again! LOL! It was pretty funny watching my brothers wife looking over his shoulder and "assisting" him! She is Quality Control at Boeing!

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Reply #100 - Today at 7:18am

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yellowjacket wrote Yesterday at 5:07pm:
One NASTY looking hood! Only hood I like better this the '67 hood. I had that on yellowjacket.
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I agree Jack, it is very hard to beat the stinger hood! My bride has made it abundantly clear that the small block hood is a no go on my car. I wanted to get it painted to match just to mess with folks. I guess that hood will stay in my garage! LOL! Everything does fit under it though!

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