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Are you going 100% correct with this build then? She's looking very good since she landed in your hands.

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Yeah, I'm very strongly headed on that direction. Its tough for me not to with having all the documentation and it's numbers matching. I fully understand that it's not a 1970.LS6 and have no dissolutions regarding resale value. But then again I don't want to sell this one anyway.

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Doesn't need to be an LS6 SS to be desirable. These will BE the new attainable, desirable cars further down the road...And you will have a head start over everyone else!

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I rebuilt the Quadrajet today.  No more fuel leaks or stalling out once warm.  Runs tip top!  Also got one step closer to factory correct with adding the correct 1973 SS center caps.  I like those much better than whay I call the "pig snout" center caps that it had when I bought it.

 

 



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1964 Buick Special Deluxe SOLD

 1973 Chevelle SS L48 350

M20 4 -speed

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Sweet. Great job there Kevin!

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Nice

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My clutch is DONE. It started slipping 4th gear a few days ago, today started slipping 3rd and 4th gear, and later this afternoon I noticed even 1st while pulling it into the garage was a weak engagement. Not taking any chances, car is going in the air, and the disassembly will begin this week. Gonna do the whole clutch assembly, resurface the flywheel, and also rebuild the whole 4 speed transmission and try to improve the original ITM 4 speed shifter, it's got a lot of slack and play in it. Time to warm up the creeper for some quality time in the garage under the Chevelle. I knew the clutch was bad 1st time I moved the car under it's own power back in July, now the time has come to do the work.

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She'll love that new attention, Kev.
Then, you can do a few clutch drops and see what else is weak...biggrin



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Fun.....she'll be so much better.

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Good job Kevin. I like that you're bringing it back to life a little at a time, without breaking it down for a full restoration.
The paint does look pretty decent after a polish. Maybe have the rust areas attended to, but leave the rest original, but polished?

My boss at an auto parts store in the late 70's had a blue `73 SS like this, but was an automatic.

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I love doing it a little at a time. It's fun to tinker with and go thru all the mechanicals and still be able to drive and enjoy. In fact, the pressure was on to get that carb ironed-out because Monday I needed to use the Chevelle to take my son to school while my wife's car was getting serviced, she took my daily driver to work. Yeah, twist my arm and if we HAVE TO, I guess I'll have to drive the Chevelle....hehe, don't have to ask me twice :)

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Funny

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Kevin, how did you make that happen? When my wife needed her car in the shop, She drove my 67 chevelle(ss 396 w/427 4 speed 4.56)wtf.gif.she had the car seat in it before she asked for the keys!!



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Been working on my clutch replacement/trans rebuild / shifter rebuild. I was able to rebuild my original ITM shifter with some improvements. It would allow the shifter to pass from 2nd to neutral wile leaving the trans still in 2nd (not good). I found that adding a .060" washer between the 1-2 detent arm and the spacer between 1-2 detent arm and the reverse detent arm solves that. Also tightens up the feel while allowing full factory function. Also shimmed the "pull up for reverse" spring 0.25" with a spacer and that made it better too. Also replaced the original main pivot tube, as it looked pretty beat up. McMaster Carr has alloy steel tubing by the foot fortthis. Now I know Hurst has a superior product but I'm staying true to stock factory while improving it:)

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Fantastic job Kevin very exciting. Will be like new when your done and drive like a dream I'm sure!!

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You will notice a big improvement - well done.

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Nice. I think I have one of those ITM shifters in my shifter junk collection. They are sloppy compared to a Hurst but they can be improved by a little tweaking.One of the problem areas can be the rubbery plastic bushings for the rods on the shifter legs. The holes are too big to fit Hurst parts. Hopefully yours are still in good shape.

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I was under the same impression until I took them apart. Those rubber bushings are only there to isolate the side of the shifter detent arm from the side of the linkage attaching bracket. They do not play any role in transmitting the shift action. The pin in the linkage bracket goes right into the hole in the shifter detent arm with a close slip fit which is metal on metal by design. Interestingly enough, they chose to use vertical cutouts in the holes on the shifter detent arms to provide a means to capture the rubber bushing, which is molded with 2 arms that pilot into those cutouts. Over time, those "interrupted" holes in the shifter detent arms get their corners worn down Id imagine. Mine have no slop at that connection. But slop is incorrectly blamed on the side isolator rubber bushings.

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The one from my friend's car was very worn. He removed the isolator bushings and tried to use Hurst parts but they were too small. He was also using hurst rods so I think there was some size differences between the parts. He had his dad who was a machinist make bushings that would work in the shifter with the Hurst rods.

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