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Great progress.....I have to ask....why not not go with a manual trans......it's what I would do, especially since you're going this far.

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Well - I guess since my modus operandi is what it is - which is definitely me - I think I used the term somewhere " Historically Obnoxious" or "OEM and Then Some" ( Hey! I just created a new category name for hot rods! LOL) - I try to stay within a certain boundary most of the time - my red truck - I got it brand new- it evolved somewhat - nothing overt - all simple - if you drove past it - it's just a truck until you delve deeper - Port inj 406, Tremec 6 spd. My 48 coupe was already a real deal period hot rod loaded w vintage speed parts - I just "Finished" it in the way I figured the guy that owned it back in 1951 would have done it... I kept it historically accurate to the hot rod scene during its time. The Biscayne - well - as I've mentioned - I would've been happy with a box stock big block car - since I was fixated on a 67 (Because I also am a "67") - getting a real one was unjustifiable in price as far as I was concerned knowing my driving habits and how I can't leave well enuf alone... LOL.
I and probably "We" don't think of all the money and time we put into these cars - I found this really inexpensive 67 Biscayne that I've wanted for decades and the price I paid is kinda stuck with me regardless of what all else I've spent and done so far - when it's done I'll say "yup - paid 2000 dollars for that car" which is true but also very untrue after the fact. I love the look of steel wheels, no bling and bench seats - Since this car isn't a sought after version - I can make it one - to my specs - and not offend myself ( I would never think of defiling a big block 4spd factory car) That said - I love the pursuit of modification - the challenge to make it work within a set parameter. This car was a column shift - there's no column shift standard tranny that'll take what I'm gonna load the chamber with - but - an auto trans is column shift! or can be! ( how my mind works...) and - it'll withstand the crazy gobs of power spit out by the carbed engine ( car came with a carb - I'm going with a carb - it's my rationale - don't try to analyze it, you'll go crazy like me!) - mind you- all within the parameters set forth by Chevrolet 50 yrs ago in my car. I don't wish to butcher the car - I want to drive it like a bunch - daily if I wish - and - take it to the track Fridays a few times for fun. I guess it's all about style/preference variations - if everything was the same same - it'd get boring quick. I love lookin at the different things folks do... it's all the variations that make the hobby so fun for millions of people. and before you trap me for "Well, the car has 3 pedals - what about your parameters?" lol - you have to remember - since I made my rules - I get to break them! -I call it stretching parameters Ha!
Hopefully - the things I do to this car will be "wow" to those who are gearheads and go unnoticed by folks who see "just some old Grandpa car" - That's why I do things the non-prescribed way that I do because both those responses make me smile!
Long winded answer - sorry - I know! This is my only daily Adult Interaction so I just went for it!

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Tim,

We here on 2DP all support you in whatever you decide.....I only say, just as you knew we would say....the pedals are already there.....and if you should ever sell it....the resale is much better in a 4 speed or manual trans.

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My $0.02...
I have to say, I absolutely LOVE how you paraphrased everything. On FB, and many other chatrooms, punctuation seems to have taken a back burner to communication these days...a HUGE pet-peeve for me.
I may not be as much a wordsmith as others, but I love when time is taken to punctuate and tell the tale correctly.

Thanks, Tim.

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Tim,

We here on 2DP all support you in whatever you decide.....I only say, just as you knew we would say....the pedals are already there.....and if you should ever sell it....the resale is much better in a 4 speed or manual trans.

Dan


 Ha! Thanks Dan! I get a sense you are cringing somewhat at my plan LOL... Something funny about me - I don't "Flip" or resell cars...I'm kinda ( putting it mildly) sentimental. I just keep em' and enjoy em' .  The experience working on them and driving them is priceless to me, so by now, that Biscayne is already waaaaaay to expensive for anyone else to afford anyway.  I agree with your synopsis to an extent if I was a swapper/trader/Mecum Auction seller/big time car collector etc... but I'm just a big kid enamored with my car and it isn't going anywhere! and... when I'm done - If yer ever close by- I'll definitely let you take it for a spin  - seriously!

( but I'm gonna keep a close eye on you so you don't go whackin holes in my floor for a stickshift! LOL)

 

 



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BowtieGent wrote:

My $0.02...
I have to say, I absolutely LOVE how you paraphrased everything. On FB, and many other chatrooms, punctuation seems to have taken a back burner to communication these days...a HUGE pet-peeve for me.
I may not be as much a wordsmith as others, but I love when time is taken to punctuate and tell the tale correctly.

Thanks, Tim.


 Ha!  - part of me sensed sarcasm - and the Okie part of me had to go look up "Paraphrased".

I don't know if you're serious or not - and I don't know if my punctuation etc... is correct or not but what I  do know is that it's hard to pass one's self off as a "grammatically correct" individual when we've got greasy fingernails and always a bandaid or two somewhere visible...lol



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Tim, No sarcasm there at all. You put a lot into your posts, and really word it well, which makes them fun to read.

I sensed bandaids were worn, as I was reading, and could almost smell the grease under your nails...biggrin



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Tim,

I am glad you keep and enjoy your cars.....we have a lot in common.

Let me know when you have your Biscayne complete and I will make a trip to Arcadia, OK. and give your Biscayne a test drive, I would be honored to do so

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We've had a light workweek at the shop...all the planes are out flying... so to keep busy...we made some plates on the frame to repair the damage (cut out, made fillers, welded in, then covered with these "fish plates") went the extra mile and beefed up the torque box areas at the front and rear where the trailing arms attach. Made everything from 4130  .125 sheet. Will complete all full welds tomorrow  and dress it out and tear it down for the powdercoater.



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I saw that on FB, nicely done.

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tried to mimic the weld ons they have for the A bodies - ... and used a bunch of calculations and "Phone a friend" deals also...lol
will add another cross brace of 1 3/4 4130 tubing at the rear frame arches - over the diff... and will fab up a chassis stiffener/trans mount once I get it into the next room where the body is. Those framerails are tucked up tight inside the body and the rear footwells kinda hang down... I'm thinking a couple of bushed mounts as far apart on each side as I can go - then some flat-ish rectangular tube 1x4 or 5... connected to the trans mount/safety hoop ( 4130 sheet - 1/4 thk) and form as big an "X" under there and as tight as I can get it without hittin the body or interfering w 3" exh... it's gonna be an interesting shape with a few different heights and angles I'm sure!

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Sounds good 👌I for one am very interested in seeing this. Please show us pics of the progress and how it turns out. Thanks

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Making my own engine frame pads...trying to figure out where I want this exactly...hmmm



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frame pads for the LS - oil pan clearance about 1/2" above the cradle...just need some black on em!

 



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Looks good, Tim, nice welds.

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Won't be long now

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little bit of motor progress -Wegner Motorsports LS Accessory Drive kit - takes about 30 minutes to install once you spend the entire morning honing and heating, installing and removing, reinstalling ad nauseum the ATI balancer hub - those babies are snug!...

It seems the weather, holidays and other service providers don't share my sense of urgency on the other parts lol... here we sit... was it Carly Simon? "Anticipation"? Ha!



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Tim,

Looking good

Even nicer shop

Those pulleys remind me of Spyder Wheels

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Wow, that's impressive!

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Wet blasted yesterday...thats a workout!



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