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LS7 in a 1969 Corvette Convertible (Read 2767 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!

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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!

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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.

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Reply #96 - Nov 12th, 2018 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 - Nov 12th, 2018 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 - Nov 12th, 2018 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 - Nov 13th, 2018 at 7:14am

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68-73-77 wrote on Nov 12th, 2018 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 - Nov 13th, 2018 at 7:18am

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yellowjacket wrote on Nov 12th, 2018 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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Reply #101 - Nov 14th, 2018 at 7:10am

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Since my new starter wire plug arrived, last night I wired up the starter. My brother noted on Saturday I need to run a ground from my block to my frame. I had a ground wire purchased and now with my high pressure power steering hose, it to is missing. Dang it, I probably have a small box if stuff put somewhere because I'll need it later! Doh! Now it is later and I have no idea where these items are.

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Reply #102 - Nov 19th, 2018 at 7:11am

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Slow weekend on the car again. I ran the main power to the computer.
I hooked up two ground straps from the block to bolts on the frame.
Put 3 of 4 tires on. I left the one next to the power steering off for now. Hopefully my power steering hoses will arrive tomorrow so I can finish that project.

After the steering is hooked up, I'll put the last tire on, set her back on dollies. I can then move her away from the wall and get to the drivers side and install the gas pedal.


OH yeah, I dumped 4 quarts of tranny fluid in as well but until she is running I can not really check the level.


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Reply #103 - Nov 26th, 2018 at 7:10am

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Whew!!
What a great Thanksgiving!
We had family over for an early dinner and then my bride and I took off in the travel trailer for the rest of the weekend! We celebrated 27 years together! NICE!

We came home pretty early on Sunday. We buttoned up the trailer and I had a little time!

I previously attempted to install my power steering pump pulley but my tool was not correct for the LS. I guess the threads are different on a 69 pump! LOL!

SO I ran down to a buddies house and borrowed his! The pulley went on exactly as expected and without any issue. I installed the last of the tires.

At this time she is sitting on the car dollies and not on jack stands!
Now I can move her around so I can install the gas pedal! YEAH!


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Reply #104 - Nov 27th, 2018 at 6:56am

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Last night I re assembled the various parts I had to take off again. I'll need to tuck some wires once the new fuse block is mounted which occurs after the gas pedal is installed.

This weekend we’ll clean the garage floor, move the motorcycles and other vette,
spin my baby around so I can get to the drivers side. That will allow me to install the new electronic gas pedal.
once that is done, hook up ignition to the computer and I think I can crank her over!

even the fan belt is in! Oh so close!
Scott


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