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Projects 51 buick special "the Shane Asylum"

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by hacknwhack, Mar 11, 2014.

  1. PraiseDLowrd
    Joined: Apr 11, 2014
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    Those turn signals are badass!
     
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  2. hacknwhack
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    thank you very much.
    I dig your build thread
     
  3. Angry Frenchman
    Joined: Feb 12, 2006
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    your Buick is amazing!!
     
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  4. gonzo
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    I hope we see this on the road this year
     
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  5. hacknwhack
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    Thanks guys.
    Im hoping to get this done soon. Looking forward to the good weather.
    A lot of boring little things to do.
    Overhauling the brakes, steering and suspension these days. Trying to get it safe for the road.
     
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  6. Bada$$ man!! You have some real talent!
     
  7. hacknwhack
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    Thanks
    I wish you bettet luck with yours.
    Mine is a good example of a good chop gone bad.
    Hell and back.
     

  8. Haha u nailed it tho man,much respect most people would have given up 9 or 10 times! The coolest ort is its a true custom not just a "chopped" car called custom! Love it!
     
  9. hacknwhack
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    its been a while.
    I have been busy working on mechanical stuff. Nothing exciting.
    The kind of things i do for a living. Boring for me. But the things im really good at.
    Brakes front end and drivability.
    Got alot done . Dont want to post a king pin job or a brake job its boring for every one . But its some of the most important systems on a safe car,no skimping here. yet bone stock.
    I want to drive the wheels off this thing over the summer. Gave up on the pretty details, for now.

    But now its gotta be perfect
    And reliable.

    I had some frustration getting the engine running right.
    It was always fine starting and lot driving in and out of the garage .
    Got new exhaust,fresh tune new stat, carb rebuild valve adjust and more. Seemed like the more i ran it the worse it got.
    Tweeking everything nothing gets better. Grumble.
    One carb bank wont lean drop the other is right at 1/2to 3/4
    So i break out the comp test
    125 on all but 8 gets 120
    Spec for 8 to 1 compression.
    Then on to the leak down test 20% on all. but on 1 and 8. Show 50%.blasting air back to the intake. Grumble
    Off comes the head.
    Out comes the valves..
    Yep, intakes ,they are pitted it ran good for years
    Until i blew out the carbon.
     

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  10. hacknwhack
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    Guess you know where this is going.
     

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  11. hacknwhack
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    Honey have you seen my checkbook?
     

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  12. jocktherock
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    OH NOOO,now you really scares me.... I have same not good running problems sometimes & i'm telling myself it is badquality petrolium! The BIG problem now seems to be that i have not a checkbook....... But i do have a wife! Soooooo maybe.....


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  13. gonzo
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    Damn that's no good, but I'm sure Cadillac Ronnie will be able to help you out with this. Give me a shout if I can help! In the meantime whats your address I'm sending you a box of latex gloves.

    [​IMG]
     
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  14. gatz
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    Those hands need...... LAVA !!

     
  15. hacknwhack
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    Its not that bad, just needs a valve job. Has good pressure and compression.
    Gonna have jimmy atlantic grind the seats. Then slap new valves in it. No worries

    I pulled it to clean and seal
    It.ill mic it and platsiguage it too. replace the pilot bearing ,mounts, lines, etc
    Also wanted to paint all those things in the bay.

    The point of my rant was to share the the usefullness of a compression check and more importantly a LEAKDOWN TEST to locate a problem. Not many folks do leakdowns . I cant talk about laptops and pressure transducers here. But there is a more modern way.

    If i ever get a nailhead ill send it to Cadillac. He did a bang up job on my 394 olds.
    Im not going all out here.
    This 263 isnt worthy of ronnie.

    As for gloves i use them at my spinawrench jobby job.
    But in the shed ... wouldnt be traditional. Haha

    The offer to help is welcome
    And back at you
    THANKS
     
  16. hacknwhack
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    HAHA I remember that campaign.
     
  17. LONG
    Joined: Aug 20, 2011
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    rebuilding my 263 right now.
     
  18. hacknwhack
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    Good luck with it.

    Watch out for china roc
    parts, seems like a lot out there. Im using nors American stuff.

    Keeping mine bone stock for reliability.
    Except for a 41 dual manifold. And a polished head.
    Just a quickie refresh.

    Learned my lessions building a million (OT) air cooled vw's back in the day. Mild to wild.
    I'm still open to advice and pointers.
     
  19. LONG
    Joined: Aug 20, 2011
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    I ordered from EGGE and CARS inc. I'm just doing rings, timing chain and gears, and all bearings. had cylinders honed, they were in good shape. I had bad bearings and broken rings. still ran like a champ though.
     
  20. hacknwhack
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    I've known of EGGE for a long time.
    As for cars inc, thanks for the tip.I forgot about them. Awsome buick supplier. A lot like what Fusick was for my Oldsmobile.
     
  21. hacknwhack
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    Took a little more than a month but finaly got the engine rebuilt.
    Lucked out on the bottom end. Last builder put everything i would in it.
    Cam pistons tchain rods mains etc

    Kind of a waste of time.
    But now i know what is there.
    Really just needed a valve job. But i went through it all any way. It will be nice not to have any leaks.
    Spent a lot of time stripping and painting parts.
    Went through the tranny while it was out too

    Never ran better. Idles at 450. And pulls nice and smooth up to 4k

    Almost put the dual exhaust and intake in but decided to wait. Left it stock and simple. Except for a shim head gasket and a little port polish.Some day ill hop it up.
    But for now im gonna enjoy it for what it is. With some respect for the guys that designed it.
     

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  22. Looks good Shane . Enjoy the summer with your Buick as much as you can .
     
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  23. IROC100
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    Shane, I love this car, If mine comes out half as nice I'll be happy. If you are looking for a nail head let me know. Again Slamming ride. Phil
     
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  24. hacknwhack
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    Wow.
    Thank you very much.
     
  25. Angry Frenchman
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    I love them straight 8 man!
     
  26. hacknwhack
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    Me too.
    Shooting for the reliability run with you guys.
    With a little luck
    I might actualy drive this thing this year.
    Still got a lot of loose ends and big uglys to work through.
     
  27. hacknwhack
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    from mass

    Lame update.

    Been cleaning and buffing out a horror show of overspray. From painting the engine, and chassis got carried away. Grumble

    Got some trick wipers and arms from Newport Engineering,pricey but worth it.
    8 inch blades and direct fit adjustable arms.
    running on the oe vacuum motor.
     

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  28. gonzo
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    Looking great Shane. Can't wait to see you terrorizing the streets in this car.
     
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  29. hacknwhack
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    Sometimes its the little things that keep me motivated.
    I had these caps for a while. I got them from a lost friend that was gonna use them on a 36 ford...never happened. They mean a lot to me. Those that know will understand...
     

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  30. chuckshomeservices
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    Hey Shane that looks great. Almost there!!!
     

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