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08/03/2018 · From CSMRay
Preppin’ for Paint When I started to restore the `57 I remember Tom Donahue saying “Remember back then we didn’t fix them like we do now”.
06/28/2018 · From CSMRay
I needed to install a PCV system on the SBC engine. The Edelbrock Pro Ram II manifold has the oil fill located in the center valley of the engine.
05/08/2018 · From CSMRay
I wanted a functioning modern Gauge cluster to fit in the stock `57 housing. The housing I started with was modified years ago with aftermarket gauges and the center section was filled by a mechanical Pro-Comp Auto Meter 160 MPH Speedometer.
04/15/2018 · From CSMRay
I had a polished chrome plate from another `57 that nicely covers the heater pipe access hole - Pic 1. The Raingear Electric wiper motor system kit had a cover plate for where the vacuum wiper motor was mounted which I painted glossy black.
01/27/2018 · From CSMRay
This Vietnam Veteran Tribute Truck has been campaigned in the northeast for the last two years. There are currently thousands of Vietnam Veteran signatures on the truck, but there is plenty of room for many more signatures from us Vietnam Veterans in the southeast.
01/27/2018 · From CSMRay
DRIVESHAFT We had a custom Driveshaft made at Central Florida Driveshaft, 307 S Combee Rd, Lakeland FL, 863-666-3874. Owner Dick Hudson had to Cut the end off our shaft to shorten it since It was originally made for another engine trans combo.
01/17/2018 · From CSMRay
Interior floor This is what it looked like in 1995 when we dragged it back from Bucks County Pennsylvania. Still had the `68 GTO bucket seats – In great shape too – Pic 1. It had the obligatory wood steering wheel that was so popular at the time
01/17/2018 · From CSMRay
Gas Pedal I left off with “I resolved how to manually return the throttle to a closed position using the stock `57 gas pedal.” That statement should have been edited out since I had solved the need to do that when I converted the original rod linkage to Lokar’s modern throttle cable system.
01/17/2018 · From CSMRay
Cooling System Well I guess we’ll have to start at the beginning. We used an AFCO Short Race Water Pump #10680090 to get the water flowing thru our Auto City Classic Aluminum Radiator part #SL264
01/17/2018 · From CSMRay
Hydraulic Flaring Kit As I mentioned before, I picked up a Mastercool Universal Hydraulic Flaring Kit #11535 from Eastwood to take care of all the fittings I needed throughout the build of “The Godfather”.
01/17/2018 · From CSMRay
I picked up a Mastercool Universal Hydraulic Flaring Kit #11535 from Eastwood to take care of all the fittings I needed throughout the brake line system. This tool set accurately fabricates line-flaring types in aluminum, steel and soft metals (but NOT stainless steel)
01/17/2018 · From CSMRay
Most areas still have a cruise night when some of the local hot rodders hang out and compare notes on how to shine paint, or maybe get a few more horses out of a small block. Some areas even have a history of cruising with the Woodward Avenue Dream Cruise being one of the longest running.
11/06/2017 · From CSMRay
Chrome parts have always been the finishing touch on Classic Cars and Trucks but all too often the quality level for the most critical eye has been a distant dream for many.
09/20/2017 · From CSMRay
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