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Great work Pat. Looks so to be even correct hose clamps on there if I am not mistaken.

Is there anything better than a Big Block under the hood.

Beautiful car.

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Pat,

Since you'll be doing your hood hinges over the winter (in 75 degrees )
Good time to paint your fender aprons back to Blue

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Thanks Al, appreciate the comments.

And yes Dan, Fender Aprons and hinges are on my to-do list. But here in Northern California our winter temps run in the 40s & 50s so I have to watch for those 60 degree days to do any painting. Any suggestions on a good method of doing those aprons would be appreciated. My initial thought is to take anything around them loose, prep sand, then mask, primer, sand, re-mask then finish paint. Does that sound about right? I also have dust shields for it and will put those on.

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Pat,

Sounds good but with your stringent, yet excellent EPA laws are you going to paint yourself or take to a professional body shop? I may have a solution

I would remove the inner fenders....would be a perfect time to freshen them up too.

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I can do some painting on my own, but taking it to a body shop is not out of the question. Removing the inner fenders and freshening them too is a great idea.

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Pat,

PM is coming shortly.

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Thanks Dan, Appreciate your help, ideas and advice!



-- Edited by Pat Dilling on Saturday 1st of October 2016 05:51:55 PM

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Today I got my rear sway bar installed. I followed the assembly manual carefully measuring several times before drilling holes in the control arms. It does look to me like the bar ended up lower than I wanted it. But after a short test drive I can say that it works. Not sure what I can do about it at this point short of replacing the control arms, or welding up the holes, and drilling holes higher.

Refinished sway bar


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Special spacers that came with the hardware kit. Dan I did end up using the plated grade 8 bolts and then blackened the heads. Finding un-plated grade 8 bolts proved to be more challenging than I thought it would. I will watch for some and replace them when I can


And with it back on the ground

Now I guess I need to go out and drive it to get some road dirt on it, so it matches the underside of the car.



-- Edited by Pat Dilling on Saturday 17th of December 2016 09:33:48 PM

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Looks great to me Pat! Nice job, and you've felt the difference only on a short test drive, that is the ultimate satisfaction.

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Well done Pat

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Two thumbs up!! Looks like all the pics of the F-41 cars I have looked at. Nice job Pat!

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Nice job Pat, looks real good. That's something I am going to do on my Biscayne.

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Biscayne has been getting lots of attention this week-end.  With most of my changes I have tried to stay correct for the early 1970s period.  The exception I will make is for safety.  I do like to drive my classic cars and I want my passengers and me to be safe.  For that reason I have installed three point seat belts in the front and matching lap belts in the back.  After considerable research I chose belts from Morris Classic Concepts.  They bolt to anchor points already in the car and have color and weave that is very close to original GM offerings and also meet all federal standards.

Here you can see how it uses the factory anchor point

Buckled belt showing how the upper anchor strap positions the belt forward.

Closer picture of the anchor point

Automatic retractor and lap belt anchor point

I chose the GM emblem in the deluxe buckle.  Standard buckle would have been more likely in a Biscayne, but they are not offered.

There were no belts in the back seat.  There were bolts in the anchor holes, but they were rusted in there pretty good and I was only able to get two of them out on my own using an extended breaker bar.  Had to get my weight lifter former son-in-law to come over and get the other two out.  And he even had quite a work out.  Notice the nice floorboard.

Belts all installed and torqued according to the Fisher Body manual.

And the back seat back in place.

Mission accomplished.



-- Edited by Pat Dilling on Sunday 18th of December 2016 04:11:25 PM

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Well done Pat....if you ever wanted to change your Deluxe belts to a more correct Standard belt.....Snake Oyl can do them for you....just a suggestion

www.ssnake-oyl.com/

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