July 9th, 2012 03:27 PM
$30 for entry for the weekend (Fri night and Sat day show, Sat night cruise) includes cruise pass (can't get into the closed streets without a pass) and a dash plaque. I'd say my odds are about 50/50 right now.
Originally Posted by Russell
July 9th, 2012 06:38 PM
I would buy the ticket!
Originally Posted by Javelin
July 10th, 2012 10:44 AM
I think I'm going to buy the ticket! This will really put my butt in gear...
July 15th, 2012 01:17 PM
These are from Late June/Early July:
Rear drums completed
With the correct wheel cylinders in hand it was a snap to get the drums together. I also figured out that my axles are good, but the differential is an open one. But, no brake drag, no seized bearings, and everything seems to work well. Great!
New wheels fit well on the back
With the drums completed on both sides, I polished up the new Welds and mounted them up. They fit really nicely, albeit with small tires. The 215’s on here have many, many inches of clearance all the way around. When I burn these off I’ll likely replace them with a 235, or better yet, an appropriately large Drag Radial…
Mocking up the front disc conversion...
Time to start attacking the front brakes now. I cleaned, sanded, and painted the various brackets. Test fit looks good, so I went ahead and dropped of the discs to get turned…
New fuel pump is in!
Next up was the fuel system. I took the old fuel pump off. It had a good wear pattern on it, so I installed the new one in the same spot. It’s just a stock replacement, but for now it will do fine. Fuel lines were cleaned out, all new rubber fuel hoses installed, a new metal fuel filter installed, and then I topped it all off with brand new clamps. No more fuel can!
And new water pump, too!
I removed the original water pump while I was doing the fuel pump for better access, and because I was replacing it. This replacement is an aluminum one, saving me about 4-5 pounds right on the nose of the motor. No we’re making serious progress with the new parts!
July 15th, 2012 07:43 PM
And with this update this thread is now 100% up-to-date with the actual state of the car!
The used rotors I have were able to be turned and I got those back from the machine shop this week. I also had them remove the old bleeder screws in the calipers, bought new bleeders, and the neutral safety switch arrived.
Because I can, that's why
Yes, I painted my calipers bright red. It’s my car and I’ll do whatever cliche’s I want! I actually think it will look pretty good once the car is painted, because it’s supposed to be bright red, too. So this is more of a color-matching thing then a stand-out thing. Still, they turned out nice.
More work on the engine
I kept going on the engine today. The thermostat has been replaced, and I’m glad I did it because the one in the car was a very incorrect 195 degree one! The correct factory 180 degree one is in there now. I cleaned all the paint off of the aluminum housing, installed the new crossover hose with new clamps, and did some other cleaning and painting such as to the oil fill tube. I also added in my new wire looms and started fitting the lower radiator hose.
July 17th, 2012 02:24 PM
Picked up some new caliper slider bolts and a rear center brake hose today.
July 17th, 2012 02:55 PM
Looking good! did you get yor cruise ticket yet? Dont forget to take your camera!
July 19th, 2012 05:28 PM
Check out page 32 of the September 2012 Popular Hot Rodding!!!
July 19th, 2012 10:43 PM
already did - congrats man
A ninja editor
who's heavily into Buicks
July 20th, 2012 08:48 AM
Thanks! I figure I'll give it a few days and then post a scan of the article. I was really surprised that they picked my car as one of the 20!
Originally Posted by SuperBuickGuy
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