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Thanks.
It will be next season but long awaited.
I had to modify each brake line some to fit. And I had to order the brackets that mount between the firewall and the power booster.


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Although it’s not a post, I am in the process of block sanding and prep for a second round of primer and a little filler work in the trunk on this 66 convertible for a friend of mine.



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Here’s a few shots of a 59 Corvette I have been helping a buddy of mine with. It has a fresh 383 sbc, Muncie m 21, Holley efi. 4 wheel Willwood disc brakes and variable electric power steering. I went for 10 mile ride in it for it’s maden voyage yesterday. What a blast!

Here is a clip of it learning idle.

 

https://youtu.be/iQPFHr1NaPc



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I really like the early Corvettes. Nice!

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3C7FAC2E-C867-44CE-A49D-680DF9610D15.jpegI got a call the other day from my buddy Leigh and asked to do some welding and straightening out on a 66 Chevy wagon frame. The task was to fix the upper rear cross member. It was broken on the passenger side all the way through. The factory weld had broke and a crack had formed below it. On the drivers side the factory weld had cracked the whole length of the weld and a little bit below on the side. This is a really common problem on these B Body’s especially the Big Block stick shift cars. This one had a 396 4 speed combo from the factory. Judging by some of the speed parts taken off the car And the frame damage, it saw its fair share of abuse. I also welded up a few holes that had been put in the frame for air shock lines and fixed the lower body mount through holes that were tweaked a bit. Here’s a few shots of the repairs. That should hold it now lol.



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Nice welds Larry

I love that Wagon

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Nicely done. Sure makes it easier when the body is off the frame! 396 4 speed wagon is a pretty rare piece, certainly worth saving!

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Wow very nice. another craftsman at work.

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I'll say it again, you do beautiful work, Larry.

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I started this past weekend to tear my old Buick apart.  The transmission has a horrible leak and I decided to look after trying to seal it up myself, rather than send it out to somebody.  We'll see if I get in over my head.  I purchased a how-to video and How to Rebuild and Modify Muncie 4-Speed Transmissions by Paul Cangialosi and his gasket/seal kit.  I also bought some Eastwood Buick Red paint to clean up the engine.  Once I got headers off, I found the motor mounts need replaced.  I discovered today that BBB motor mounts are not available in Canada, so I had to order them from The Parts Place.  While I was at it, I also ordered the correct transmission floor hump, shifter boot, and retainer ring.  With any luck, they arrive here soon.  Another thing I found when I removed the passenger side header was something rattling around in one of the primary tubes.  When I dumped it out, I found a pink-orange stone!  A little concerning to say the least.  After removing the Z-bar and pivot ball, I was finally able to remove the driver's side header.  Guess what?  Three more pink-orange stones!  I can only assume that critters did it.

Tonight I got the transmission onto the floor.

Never mind the cluttered shop!  My shop at home doesn't have a hoist, so that's why I'm using my mom's shop. 

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Your Mom's shop has great Calendars, LOL.

FYI.....the Eastwood Red paint....is NOT the correct red. I would hate to see you go through all that work and not he happy with the color.

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Paul Cangialosi provides great Muncie information. I used his guidance and parts when I did mine. Be bold and fearless, you can do this with the proper documentation. Just be patient and keep everything clean.

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The calendar is actually my brother's. I call it my mom's shop because it's at her house. A lot of the clutter is from the three Clarke men (my late father, my brother and me) because we don't ever really throw anything out.
It's the belief that as soon as we throw something out, that's when we'll need it.

I'm actually pretty disappointed with the colour, Dan. There is a thread on V8Buick where the Eastwood paint was recommendted and I made my purchase based on that. It looks like I'll have to live with it.

Believe it or not, Pat, I'm actually looking forward to working on the transmission. With any luck, I'll have some measure of success with it.

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I'm actually pretty disappointed with the colour, Dan. There is a thread on V8Buick where the Eastwood paint was recommendted and I made my purchase based on that. It looks like I'll have to live with it.

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Thanks for the info and pictures Brad. I’m sure you’ll get that trans sealed up tight. Looking forward to seeing the finished project with all the detailing etc!


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I've heard nightmare stories about The Parts Place and it looks like I may be in one. I keep getting told that one of the parts I've ordered is on back-order, but not always the same part. They won't ship separately to Canada. The latest they are telling is that things will ship out on Wednesday. We'll see.

I have since cleaned and resealed the M-20 transmission. One of the front bearing retaining bolts was able to be rocked with my fingers, so there was a pretty big leak there. There were no front bearing retainer lock plates, which let the bolt walk out. I called Paul and got the plates as well as a few extra seals in case I mashed some up. I could see a visible drip from the shifter seals when the car was running, so I changed them out. It was a learning experience, but I had fun doing it. With any luck, it will shift when it's back in the car.

Here are a few pics of the process:  The first pic show it before I did any work on it.  My makeshift vertical transmission stand worked in a pinch!

M20 Crusty.jpgM20 Guts.jpgM20 Stripped.jpgM20 Together 1.jpgM20 Together 2.jpg



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Good on ya Clarkie! That book looks familiar. Hope you get the parts you need soon.

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Thanks, Pat. They finally shipped today.

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