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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by rcnut223, Dec 11, 2011.

  1. Glad you got the fan sorted, that will work fine. I like the big air filter.
     
  2. rcnut223
    Joined: Oct 12, 2006
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    from wisconsin

    Thanks , appreciate the words of encouragement

    Hate wasting most of a weekend ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1439162632.721342.jpg

    Still pretty tight


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  3. Peanut 1959
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    Tight still fits...! :)
     
  4. rcnut223
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    Have to agree with ya

    Can't change what I have

    It is what it is


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  5. 3wLarry
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    your oval snorkel air cleaner was only made 1959-1961...I've been looking for one myself

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  6. rcnut223
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    Was not aware of the rarity of the air cleaner. Did not think it was anything special , picked it up off eBay

    Thanks for the info !




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  7. tmfcracing
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    Hey Cable Guy, this are the only two pictures Ive found on my Battery cable. Use your reading glasses ;)
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  8. rcnut223
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  9. draggin'GTO
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    That same air cleaner lid with the oval snorkel was used on several GM makes up through the mid-'60s.

    I have one that was OEM issue on all '64 GTO 4-barrel 389 engines, it still has the factory chrome plating. Also have one that looks identical to the chromed one (painted shiny factory black enamel) that came on a '67 LeMans 326 2-barrel, it looks the same as the one that came on my '64 326 LeMans.

    They're not a rare '59-'61 only piece, there's plenty of them still out there to be found. What's rare is finding one that doesn't have the end of the snorkel dinged all to hell.

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  10. rcnut223
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    Cool, thanks for the info.

    Mine needs a good soak in vinegar or molasses and some primer

    Thanks again

    Mike
     
  11. rcnut223
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    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1443397743.090311.jpg ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1443397773.530732.jpg

    Finally posting some progress again

    A big accomplishment for me, the chassis is completely finished , body painted underneath and inside and today the body was mounted !
     
  12. clem
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    That is looking great! Something you should be proud of .
     
  13. rcnut223
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  15. rcnut223
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    Thanks! Progress has been really at a snail pace this summer, hopefully it can be a driver soon !
     
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  17. draggin'GTO
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    Incredible progress, you've been down a very long road and it must feel great to reach this milestone.

    Congrats for job well done!
     
  18. rcnut223
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    It sure does !

    Been 5 years , went fast at first, then slowed as I made a job change , a move .
     
  19. a boner
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    Looking really good......but probably not going to see it at the "Iron Invasion" on October 3rd though.....Right?
     
  20. Standard32
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    @rcnut223 looks a lot better than when you picked it up from me a few years ago! nice job!
     
  21. Cusco
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    It is amazing. It came along really nicely. Fantastic work on it!
     
  22. rcnut223
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    Thanks Guys!

    Iron invasion , hmmm probably not

    Have to agree looks better , man that was a long trip!

    Long road getting to this point

    Had to go out to the garage and just look at it tonight
     
  23. Mike: Hopefully you've heard this from others but you have done an amazing!!!! job building the 5 window. Most people wouldn't believe it if they saw what you started with. Its good to see you so close to being able to drive it. Have fun, be careful and be sure to take some pics. Tim
     
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  24. tmfcracing
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    Way to go Mike,it looks great . Thats a huge step forward:)
    Don't worry about the long time it takes, if you get it done within 2 years from now you'll still be faster then me !!!!!
     
  25. Looking great! 5 years? That's the speed of light compared to me. I started my 64 Pontiac in 1984.....it's still not done.
     
  26. rcnut223
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    Thanks for the encouragement everyone

    Having the opportunity to make friends and share through this community has been as much fun as the build !
     
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  27. rcnut223
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    Haven't posted in quite awhile

    The car is a driver!

    Drove it for the first time a few weeks ago


    Working out the bugs... Primarily Exhaust clearance issues caused by a change in rear springs

    These pictures are from this afternoon




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  28. Bet your excited!!!
     
  29. rcnut223
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    Excited and nervous , no matter how much care you take in building one of these seems something isn't quite right in the first few excursions

    Have a Strange noise coming from the rearend this afternoon under acceleration ..
     
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  30. TomT
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    Great, great job - what a transformation! You have every reason to be proud .....
     

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