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Old 01-17-2013, 09:12 PM   #41 (permalink)
 
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Engine is almost done

But what part about "stop painting it because it's the wrong color" don't they understand? So frustrating!

I'll have my body guy paint it the correct Pontiac silvery blue.

Also found this tag on the transmission. I assume the "P X" is a code for the 400 TH? Also found it painted on the casing after it was cleaned and I'm going to have it restenciled back on.
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PX - 400CI 4V NON-Ram Air. I've got one at home under the bench out of a '69.
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What did they use to take the body to bare metal ?
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Just a DA and hand sanding. My guy does it out of his house, works on referrals only and loves getting old muscle back on the road. It's not an "Overhauling" 7 day turnaround, but he takes his time and does it right. It's coming up on 1 year, but it also allows me to work some more to save more money!

I did have the frame sandblasted though.
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Had mine soda blasted. 3 hours =900 bucks and bare metal car. When my shop f%&#@ up the primer I came in with 50 harbor freight 80 grit DA discs and 50 120 grit. Coupled with a bit of hand sanding 3 of us had it back in bare metal in 4-5 hours. Of course fresh primer comes of quicker than old paint...
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Had the radiator tested before it goes back in and it needed some repairs (along with the entire A/C system! Ouch!!!)
Since I didn't want to go repro, I had the radiator re-cored and it has the Harrison logo on the tanks along with the tag, but I noticed two of the numbers say "74" on it. Could this be a newer radiator from 1974 or does it mean something else?
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Carb pix...part 2!

I tried to reformat the carb pix from my iPhone so they look better. In person, the carb looks awesome! Thanks to Dennis Barker Gang Garage in Denver!
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Transmission is done too!

Looks brand new and too bad it's underneath the car so no one can see it! Just a mild shift kit to firm up the shifts, reattached the ID tag and the "PX" stencil repainted on it that we found after degreasing 44 years of grime off it.
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Old 03-17-2013, 07:38 PM   #49 (permalink)
 
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Gauges are back

They look great and I used Auto Instruments in Martinsville, VA. Great to work with, high quality work and I'd recommend them if anyone is looking for gauge service.

The service I had was to have them acid dipped, cleaned, recalibrated, needles repainted, lenses polished, speedo rebuilt, clock converted to quartz, casing blasted, new bulbs and odometer set back to "0" since this car will be pretty much brand new!

One step closer!
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Looking good! I'm gonna yank my gauges back out in a year or so to tweak backlighting and fix my dash tach.
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