Browse Articles By Category: - 1957 Chevy Restoration "The Godfather"
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
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 Owner Dick Hudson had to Cut the end off our shaft to shorten it since It was originally made for another engine trans combo.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
Fabcraft Metalworks now sells the long-awaited Trophy Track Special limited-slip differential for the `57-64 Olds/Pont rear end. This was the rear end of choice for all rodders and racers throughout the 1950’s, 60’s and 70’s.
09/20/2017 · From CSMRay
The last time we left off I was showing how I installed the battery in the trunk. I missed putting in the part of running the battery cables from the engine compartment back to the trunk.
09/20/2017 · From CSMRay
Jumping around again, this time to the trunk. NHRA Rulebook states that when battery is relocated in trunk in lieu of rear firewall, battery may be located in a sealed .024-inch-steel, .032-inch-aluminum, or NHRA-accepted poly box and must be vented outside of body.
09/20/2017 · From CSMRay
Surprise, – We’re back working and getting ahead on “The Godfather”!
09/20/2017 · From CSMRay
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