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Post by Biomedtech on Fri Apr 27, 2012 9:11 pm

I bring her home tomorrow! I cant wait! Laughing cheers

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Post by BicknellWelding on Fri Apr 27, 2012 9:23 pm

wow ! that looks good. cant wait to see more. Did he at least take you for a rip in the GT?
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Post by Biomedtech on Fri Apr 27, 2012 9:24 pm

Hehe not yet but the offer is there!

Too geeked about the new car to go for a ride in a FURD! Very Happy
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Post by pila on Fri Apr 27, 2012 9:37 pm

That looks really nice! Very Happy I'm jealous as hell !

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Post by Biomedtech on Fri Apr 27, 2012 9:40 pm

Once I get it road worthy I'll have to drive it up and pay you a visit! I've been itchin to take a gander at your elco!
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Post by Limey SE on Sat Apr 28, 2012 12:13 am

wait wait ...Whats happening here what happened the Black and gold one ??
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Post by Jedediah on Sat Apr 28, 2012 3:46 am

Congrats, thats one nice lookn ride you snag there.
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Post by 77mali on Sat Apr 28, 2012 5:24 am

Cheese & Crackers, that's a nice looking Blue. Congrats.
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Post by 1973 454 MONTE on Sat Apr 28, 2012 1:53 pm

nice find dude.
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Post by knightfan26917 on Sat Apr 28, 2012 4:46 pm

WOW ... congratulations ... looks great!



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Post by 1973montec on Sat Apr 28, 2012 8:01 pm

congrats---looks like a nice start
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Post by Biomedtech on Sat Apr 28, 2012 10:03 pm

More Pics cheers


The wheels I picked for her... 15x10 Fenton Racing Turbines for the rear and 15x8.5 Western Cyclones for the front. Any Suggestions on tire sizes that will fit in the wheelhouses?



Got the grills in shortly after gettin her home.




I'm really digging the shade of blue on this car


I'm hoping this paint is still available, need at least a quart to paint the cowl hood, the rear fillers and one of the sport mirrors.


Not sure if that mileage is actual or if it has rolled over, few clues to it hasn't is the almost total lack of underbody rust, although it started life down in Oklahoma, and barely any wear on the brake pedal or accel pedal.


Next step besides gathering interior pieces is to give it a heart transplant, ripping out the old 350 and dropping in a vortec 350 with LT4 hotcam, Edelbrock RPM Air Gap intake and 750cfm Carb. According to Desktop DYNO software it should put out 413 HP @ 6000 rpm and 398 ft/lbs of torque
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Post by bigredlaguna on Sat Apr 28, 2012 10:34 pm

What is the backspacing of the 15x10 rims? I have 15x10 with 4" backspacing and 295/50's. They rub/cut the outside of the tire. If I had 5" or 5 1/2" backspace they wouldn't touch at all.

BTW- super jealous of the color combo. Mine was built exactly like yours with the exception of having a 400 instead of a 350. Congrats on the find.
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Post by Biomedtech on Sat Apr 28, 2012 10:37 pm

The guy sellin em said they had a 4.5 backspace and he reccomended 285/50r15's but there doesnt seem to be a lot of brands to choose from.
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Post by bigredlaguna on Sat Apr 28, 2012 10:46 pm

You could roll the lip to avoid cutting the sidewall, but you will still be close enough that I can't say it won't rub.
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Post by bigredlaguna on Sat Apr 28, 2012 10:54 pm

I've got a few pics in my gallery here that will give you an idea of what 295's look like on a 10" rim, and you can also see how far to the outside they are at 4" backspace. 1/2" would help the outside clearance some, but if your bushings have any slop at all (especially the upper) then you'll probably still have contact.

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Post by Limey SE on Sun Apr 29, 2012 12:58 am

Biomedtech wrote:The guy sellin em said they had a 4.5 backspace and he reccomended 285/50r15's but there doesnt seem to be a lot of brands to choose from.

First Pic is a 325/50/15 on a 5" BS
Second and Third pic is Same Tire on a 4.5" BS






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Post by Biomedtech on Mon Apr 30, 2012 12:12 am

Well. Imeasured the 15x10's today and they only have a 4" backspace Crying or Very sad

I'm gonna talk to the guy I bought them from and see if maybe has a set of 9 inchers, or perhaps I foresee air shocks in my near future!


Looks better with the trim and tailights in!
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Post by 77mali on Mon Apr 30, 2012 6:30 am

Can't you get a spacer made Bio? Are they off by just 3/4"? I tought the standard B/S on our cars was 4-3/4", is that wrong?
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Post by bigredlaguna on Mon Apr 30, 2012 9:20 am

A spacer with his backspacing would put the tire outside the body.
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Post by 74MonteCarlo on Mon Apr 30, 2012 10:58 am

I've always loved the 1976 Michigan license plates.

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Post by JB2wheeler on Mon Apr 30, 2012 5:09 pm

77mali wrote:Can't you get a spacer made Bio? Are they off by just 3/4"? I tought the standard B/S on our cars was 4-3/4", is that wrong?
Differant width wheels require differant amounts of backspace when tolerances are tight. JB
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Post by Biomedtech on Mon Apr 30, 2012 9:18 pm

74MonteCarlo wrote:I've always loved the 1976 Michigan license plates.
INDEED! Was going through my dads things after he passed and found them in a box, figured it's gonna be kind of a tribute to him!


Side note, I picked up a quart of paint for the hood and assorted trim pcs today. Glad it was still available! bounce
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Post by Limey SE on Mon Apr 30, 2012 10:55 pm

Biomedtech I know a guy that has some wheels for sale and you have been to his house and would look kik A$$ on that car and fit like a glove LMAO
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Post by Biomedtech on Mon Apr 30, 2012 10:56 pm

MMMMkay, next hurdle to overcome.... The vortec block has no hole drilled for a fuel pump pushrod, being born as a dedicated fuel injection motor and all. So I need to go with an electric fuel pump. Sooooo what to do?

A: stick a 92-96 impala gas tank in it and run a return line up front and two fuel regulators, one to bump it down to about 15 or so PSI and another right before the carb to bring it down to 6psi to keep the carb happy. ( ack am I going to need two returns since there are two regulators or can I tee them together? And can I use the old vapor return as the return line?

B: Get a sump welded on the old tank and install a pusher fuel pump in the rear somewhere.

C: I'm open to suggestions


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