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Customs 57 Chevy Budget 4 door build

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  1. RaginPin3Appl3
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    I cut out the part where you see me smiling ;)
     
  2. AldeanFan
    Joined: Dec 12, 2014
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    Great job, congratulations!
    Keep at it, you’ll be driving before you know it


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  3. chevy57dude
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    You are hereby authorized to yell ''yee ha''!
    Good on ya.
     
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  4. Hearing a engine run for the first time is akin to hearing a newborn baby cry.
     
  5. chstitans42
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    CONGRATS!!! We cant wait for the first drive soon!!
     
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  6. 1964countrysedan
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    Way to stick with it, young man!
     
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  7. Clay Belt
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    Hope that first drive comes soon! Who knows, hopefully I'll be following you soon in the Tbird.
     
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  8. flatford39
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    Now that you got it moving on its own power it's time to make it safe so you don't kill yourself or some unknown bystander. There is a bit of personal responsibility associated with this hobby.

    Good job...I actually thought you wouldn't make it. Glad that you proved me wrong. Now the fun starts.
     
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  9. 56sedandelivery
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    Another hoodlum about to be let loose!!! Nothing like driving an OLD car, nothing compares, and you actually have to DRIVE them. I am Butch/56sedandelivery.
     
  10. razoo lew
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    Good on ya! You stayed through the crap and got to learn a bunch of stuff. Great to see that you stuck with it, and great to see the ongoing help that you got here. Lots of folks wanted to see you drive that Chevy!
     
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  11. RaginPin3Appl3
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    I’ve got spring break coming up so even if i don’t get the gas tank installed and brakes working tomorrow (doubtful) i’ll have a week to do that starting next weekend! The goal is to be able to drive it to the april 8th automotive swap i always go to!


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  12. Exactly!
     
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  13. I picked the part off of the floor that you cut out. Here it is,:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D:D.
     
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  14. RaginPin3Appl3
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    You’re exactly right :D


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  15. RaginPin3Appl3
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    I was going through the parts i had piled onto the front seat and found this, i did a quick search and found out the man who owned this store was once on stage at the grand ole opry.[​IMG] just thought it was kind of interesting, i’ve found several useful/neat things under the seat, can’t wait to get rid of the remains of the carpet to see what else is hiding under there
     
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  16. 56sedandelivery
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    Lots of coins, a few match books, some wrappers left behind after the back seat tango, a 22 Mag 2 shot derringer, the odd socket/wrench/screwdriver, and lastly, fasteners that seem to have no place for them to be reinstalled. Found ALL of those in my old cars. One of my 56's had a full set of Port-A-Walls, that I threw away (OOPS !!!). One Sedan Delivery, I resold to another HAMBER, had the glove box crammed full of ET time/run slips. My 51 Bus Coupe arrived from Texas with a gecko/lizard on board; he escaped and could't have lived in our weather. That car was so full of rat/mouse crap-nests-urine-skeletons-etc, that I thought the floorboards would be rusted through, but they were't. So, be careful taking things apart; keep the yardstick; maybe even place it somewhere back in the car when it's "done". Most of the "younger guys" that come to the HAMB, all energetic and pumped up, quickly give up and disappear; some have left very angry, and at least one got BANNED. You've got to be tough to tough it out; you've passed the test. We'll make a hot rodder of you yet; don't tell Mom. I am Butch/56sedandelivery.
     
  17. RMONTY
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    Well done young Pineapple. Now build and hone your skills and take lots of pictures so that in 30+ years you can look back and smile and share them with the new kid starting out in the hobby and tell him all your war stories. One thing for certain is you WILL be a greybeard one day and can look back on this day. It will surprise you how quickly it happens too! Good job!
     
  18. RaginPin3Appl3
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    [​IMG]about bypassing the heater, theres already a fitting blocking off the water pump hole and i’m not sure which way the water runs. Am i going to have to block the nipple in the intake?
     
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  19. Budget36
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    Yes. I forget the size, but will be NPT..anywhere from 1/2 to 3/4.
     
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  20. RMONTY
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    There should be two places where the heater hoses go. One is a supply and the other is a return from the heater core. Simply loop a piece of heater hose line from one to the other to by-pass the heater core.

    After looking again it looks like the square headed plug on the water pump is where one of the heater hoses should go so as Budget says....yes.
     
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  21. The water pump is an inlet and the intake is an outlet.
     
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  22. RaginPin3Appl3
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    Alright so hose from the intake to the water pump is needed, got it!


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  23. flatford39
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    Yeah...unscrew that one in the intake and put a plug in it just like the one in the pump. You can find them at your hardware store in the plumbing section if you don't have one laying around. Don't throw it away as you are going to need it if you want heat.
     
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  24. flatford39
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    No you just need to cap it. Those inlet outlets are just for your heater core.
     
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  25. Budget36
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    For now, just take the fitting out of the intake and plug it.

    Or, you need to get a fitting for the waterpump, like the one on your intake, and route a hose to each.

    Don't forget thread sealer.
     
  26. RMONTY
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    I believe I have seen a rubber cap to go over the nipple on the intake. You may have trouble trying to get it out if it has been in there a long time. Be care not to strip it. Best to use a line wrench if you access to one, but if the fitting is crusty rusted on the intake, it could be a challenge. Check the "HELP" section at you LAP. A cap and a screw clamp and you are golden.

    [​IMG]
     
  27. ring gap
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    I,m curious what do you think kept it from starting...congratulations:):):)
     
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  29. RaginPin3Appl3
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    Timing was of by a couple of teeth on the cam for sure.


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