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Old 01-04-2020, 01:47 AM
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that's a really nice job on those.
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Old 01-06-2020, 04:47 AM
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beta version

supervision and complaints to Buick

remove all this stuff

install precision brackets and ram

and voila

Video of it opening fully
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Old 01-06-2020, 05:34 AM
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one of the videos I watched used carb cleaner to clean the pistons... as I'm not thrilled with the solvent method, here we go


then time to knock cam bearings in place... what a pita


then slid the cam in place

and set the crank in place....edited
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Old 01-08-2020, 02:39 PM
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Pistons are coming out nice from the carb cleaner



in other news, I got the parts from Aiden American so installed them
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Old 01-13-2020, 05:38 AM
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finish up the suspension

tighten it down and level it up



so I can go onto the next 'big' thing
this side is good enough, not perfect, just good enough

this side is terrible

no going back now

first test fit

second fit

much better


what they did wrong was not do the same wheel opening side to side, the left side had a hook at about 2 o'clock.... cut, slice, dice and move forward so it's a radius and it's 'fixed'edited next up a lot of epoxy

then onto this issue
the hood doesn't follow the shape of the fenders... it's like they all got together and decided to use the one Corvette that was no other


​​​​​​​ah well, I have epoxy, fabric and I know how to use it....edited
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I gotta say, I admire your patience and determination.
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Old 01-14-2020, 04:24 AM
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tonight's fun.... tighten crank bolts

check the rings.... .018 and .019 2nd.... need to file fit to .020 and .022

which stops that because my filer is broken....edited
how I keep the rings square


got stopped now waiting for parts that may or may not arrive on Thursday (we have a snow 'event' - which usually means nothing gets delivered)

The C3 didn't get any love because the epoxy I have is not cold weather stuff.... so waiting on parts there too
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very nice, I wonder what BG44k would do for cleaning pistons?
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Old 01-15-2020, 05:17 AM
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no idea what that is

so I didn't want to wait until it warms up so I bought colder glue


glue it, pin it, wait 40 minutes if 40 degrees


and it's there


next up fiberglass the inside of the fender (which I am NOT looking forward to), then fill the seam and start body work.... and raise the scoop... and do the rear fenders.... and do the rear floor....edited
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An idea I use - but, I bet you've started already:
  1. Layup a few pieces of cloth on a sheet of glass. Width, length, and number to gap-fill.
  2. Wet out and let kick.
  3. Remove from the glass
  4. Adhere to the inside. (Assuming adequate surface prep there too.)
  5. For added structural strength -- do several layers (follow-on ones wider of course.)
  6. Continue layup/smoothing of outside.
  7. Prep and paint.

The trick is to get just enough in that layup to remain flexible, but firm enough to support the outside, and tie the two together.

Less mess than welding overhead!

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