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Post by driveit on Tue Apr 09, 2013 10:36 am

Licensed and insured the Chevelle yesterday!

23.00 License
40.00 Insurance / 1 month
30.00 1/2 tank of gas
50.00 new battery
19.00 4 qt. Tans fluid
4.00 Break Fluid

Total money after spending more than I needed to = 166 which is the total above.

I am so excited to drive it again and just hope I get my seat bolted the rest of the way in and get the seat belts put back in before I get pulled over for doin a nast burnout somewhere. GoFast
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Post by Wallyuph on Tue Apr 09, 2013 10:50 am

Sweet good for you. If the snow would ever melt and or stop coming down here it would be nice to drive mine also.
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Post by driveit on Tue Apr 09, 2013 10:57 am

Wallyuph wrote:Sweet good for you. If the snow would ever melt and or stop coming down here it would be nice to drive mine also.

I hope it does, I know I could not wait to drive mine again. It had been over 6 years!

Oh and is your avatar your car? Do you have any pics of it?
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Post by Wallyuph on Tue Apr 09, 2013 11:04 am

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Post by thatfnthing on Tue Apr 09, 2013 11:06 am

You can buy insurance by single months in KY? Here it's a year (unless you're in the "risk pool", in which case it's every 6 months).

Enjoy the ride!
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Post by 77mali on Tue Apr 09, 2013 11:45 am

Congrats!
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Post by driveit on Tue Apr 09, 2013 1:22 pm

Thanks. Yeah we pay per month but it has to be auto withdrawn.
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Post by driveit on Tue Apr 09, 2013 1:24 pm

Love the interior!!!
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Post by pila on Tue Apr 09, 2013 4:39 pm

Very nice car Wally ! Very Happy What red is that ? I'm a red guy too. Mine is Firethorn, and the Elco project will be the same.

Good to hear you are getting it on the road driveit !

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Post by Limey SE on Tue Apr 09, 2013 4:46 pm

thatfnthing wrote:You can buy insurance by single months in KY? Here it's a year (unless you're in the "risk pool", in which case it's every 6 months).

Enjoy the ride!

I AM MORE UPSET ABOUT Plates ours is 118 here WTF
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Post by Limey SE on Tue Apr 09, 2013 4:50 pm


OK Wally you have got to tell me about that Dash and wanna make a another one LOL
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Post by Wallyuph on Tue Apr 09, 2013 9:34 pm

pila wrote:Very nice car Wally ! Very Happy What red is that ? I'm a red guy too. Mine is Firethorn, and the Elco project will be the same.


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I don't want to take over this thread. So to answer your question. Its PPG's Candy Apple Red tri-coat
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Post by Wallyuph on Tue Apr 09, 2013 9:42 pm


OK Wally you have got to tell me about that Dash and wanna make a another one LOL[/quote]

Its just wood with fiberglass. And no I really don't want to make another one. It was a lot of work. If I was to do it again I would use round A/C vents and more mat in the fiber glass. It was in for a year and then on the second summer I whipped a doughnut and with the flex the top cracked. Thats why the carpet is now on the top. Also the glare was a bit much at certian times of the day heading into sun off a glass dash. I had to do the resign in the car with the dash bolted in as other wise it would warp from the heat generated. I also painted the bottom of the windshield so you can not see the edge of the dash. Next time I'll put weather strip foam up against the glass so it can flex more. I will be making my own dash for the 74 Laguna as I'm going with a vintage air set up so will build dash around it.
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Post by driveit on Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:06 am

Still driv'in it! Had a break that was sticking a bit at first, but that appears to have resolved itself for now. I do have a small break fluid leak and transmission fluid leak somewhere, but it seems to take a very long time to leak off.

Now I need to get my seats bolted the rest of the way down and get the seat belts back in.

Also I bought a 10$ piece of junk side mirror from Autozone which sits way to low on the door and I have to take it back.

It stinks not having a side mirror on either side! Well... Gotta keep going.
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Post by 77mali on Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:18 am

Don't "driveit" with a brake leak, get it sorted out.




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Post by driveit on Wed Apr 10, 2013 9:25 am

Working on it. I need to get new brake lines, but haven't been able to find any pre-bent and can't find anyone to bend them for me. I tried it myself, but broke every line I tried to bend with my hand held pipe bender.
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Post by thatfnthing on Wed Apr 10, 2013 10:12 am

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Post by Joe73 on Wed Apr 10, 2013 11:16 am

I have and use that same bender and it does work great!!! As for pre-bent lines, I'm pretty sure I've seen them on ebay and inlinetube.com. Dont know if they make the lines from the master cylinder to the proportioning valve though.
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Post by pila on Wed Apr 10, 2013 1:29 pm

Brake lines you need are available from inlinetube.com, which is near Detroit.
Lines are available in the usual steel, or in stainless steel. And they do have the lines from the master cylinder to the prop valve. Driveit's driv'in it!!! P1010940_zpsd97d39d5 these are stainless steel.

I spent a few bucks there Very Happy
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Post by 77mali on Wed Apr 10, 2013 2:17 pm

Money well spent, an never be too careful with brakes. Those look nice Bill.
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Post by driveit on Wed Apr 10, 2013 2:44 pm

thatfnthing wrote:These benders work great and are reasonably priced:

http://www.eastwood.com/triple-head-180-degree-tubing-bender-3-16-3-8-in.html

The one I had was like this one.

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Either that one sucks real bad or I just didn't know what I was doing!
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Post by thatfnthing on Wed Apr 10, 2013 4:25 pm

driveit wrote:The one I had was like this one.

Either that one sucks real bad or I just didn't know what I was doing!

I have one of those also --used it for -8 A/C hard lines. They're more effective with larger diameter tubing than brake lines.
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Post by Joe73 on Wed Apr 10, 2013 4:46 pm

Cool, master cylinder lines. Good info. I'm considering bending my own so I can hide my line-lock out of the way.
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Post by thatfnthing on Wed Apr 10, 2013 5:13 pm

Joe73 wrote:Cool, master cylinder lines. Good info. I'm considering bending my own so I can hide my line-lock out of the way.

It's not the bending that's a pain as it is the flaring. Next time I'm getting the hydraulic flaring tool immediately. I don't care that it's $300.00. It's so worth it.
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Post by 77mali on Wed Apr 10, 2013 5:18 pm

thatfnthing wrote:
Joe73 wrote:Cool, master cylinder lines. Good info. I'm considering bending my own so I can hide my line-lock out of the way.

It's not the bending that's a pain as it is the flaring. Next time I'm getting the hydraulic flaring tool immediately. I don't care that it's $300.00. It's so worth it.

Go to Autozone- I'm pretty sure they loan the flare tool- maybe the bender too.
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