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PostPosted: Sat, Jan 24 2015, 11:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I heated and reshaped the gooseneck stub of the orig. S-10 T5 shifter to move the stick forward and left in my `63 C-10. That, along with a homegrown short throw mod using a 3/4" thick piece of polypropylene puts it right to hand beside my knee.
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PostPosted: Tue, Mar 31 2015, 3:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fabricated a transmission mount with provision for the parking brake mechanism...


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PostPosted: Tue, Mar 31 2015, 5:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks good from here.
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PostPosted: Tue, Mar 31 2015, 9:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like neat and clean.
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PostPosted: Wed, Apr 01 2015, 2:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Popular front suspension swap for these Chevs in OZ is the Jaguar Series 1, Series11, Series 111 , XJ6 . The latter 2 models have decent ventilated discs with 4 spot calipers. The whole assembly looks like they were intended for Chevs . You can fit them with factory stock rubber mounts. Exactly how Jaguar fitted them .The Chev rails are spot on. Advantage is that the bolt pattern is also Chev and they have a power rack.
If you do rubber mount as per Jaguar. Make sure you use the Jag intermediate shaft with its universal that absorbs the front suspension movement without pushing the steering column. Some Mazda SUV s have a splined intermediate shaft that will do the job.
For shock absorbers. VW Beetle with fabricated upper brackets welded to the spring towers due to Stock Jag vehicle using the inner fender panel as an upper mount.

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PostPosted: Wed, Apr 01 2015, 9:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

38HAULR wrote:
Popular front suspension swap for these Chevs in OZ is the Jaguar Series 1, Series11, Series 111 , XJ6 . The latter 2 models have decent ventilated discs with 4 spot calipers. The whole assembly looks like they were intended for Chevs . You can fit them with factory stock rubber mounts. Exactly how Jaguar fitted them .The Chev rails are spot on. Advantage is that the bolt pattern is also Chev and they have a power rack.
If you do rubber mount as per Jaguar. Make sure you use the Jag intermediate shaft with its universal that absorbs the front suspension movement without pushing the steering column. Some Mazda SUV s have a splined intermediate shaft that will do the job.
For shock absorbers. VW Beetle with fabricated upper brackets welded to the spring towers due to Stock Jag vehicle using the inner fender panel as an upper mount.

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You could also get on an early Corvette site . I think the used left-over '49 to '54 Chevrolet parts in the "Vettes" til '62. GPster
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Well after a long hiatus, I'm back again. In May I came down with some viral arthritis that affected every joint in my body. eventually they all returned to "normal" except my wrists and hands which they say is rheumatoid. With the help of some good(?) drugs I have about 95% of my strength back in my hands and wrists. So the last few weeks I have been puttering again. Picked up a pair of Stromberg BXV 2 Carbs that all my old stock car friends tell me was THE carb for 6 bangers in the day, and went thru them- different looking anyway. This week I started taking the hood, grille and bumper off in preparation for the engine swap. More to come hopefully. Tom...


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PostPosted: Tue, Nov 03 2015, 7:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome back! Hope you keep getting better.
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PostPosted: Thu, Nov 19 2015, 2:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Back again. got the engine ready to pull, but first wanted to make up some lines for the Carburetors and also some lines from the exhaust manifolds to the intakes for carb heat while the new engine was on the stand and I could get to it easier. Used 5/16 copper nickel for the carb lines ans 3/8 soft copper for the heat. Took awhile to make the bends all come out right as I'm left handed and think backwards Rolling Eyes Anyhow they look pretty good to me- soft beds and no kinks. Tom...


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PostPosted: Fri, Aug 26 2016, 9:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow, time flies! Have been puttering on the Chevy as time and my arthritis allows. Got the engine changed and running and the next step was the exhaust. I don't care for the popping sound twin pipes and mufflers on a 6. I wanted something smoother. So I had the pipes coming out of the exhaust manifolds go into one---all the way back to a one in and 2 out muffler. almost sounds like a v8. Got the hood and front bumper back on and ready to drive it a little and work out any bugs. Tom...


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PostPosted: Fri, Aug 26 2016, 11:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sweet ride! Had a couple sixers myself and yes sir the exhaust has a lot to do with the enjoyment factor. Has to be just right, then its nice. Cool
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PostPosted: Tue, Dec 27 2016, 2:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got some chrome air cleaner tops from a buddy for Christmas...


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PostPosted: Tue, Dec 27 2016, 2:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

finished up the exhaust also...


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PostPosted: Tue, Dec 27 2016, 5:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's been a while. Are you driving the car?
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kb426 wrote:
It's been a while. Are you driving the car?

I drove it a little to work some bugs out . I came down with rheumatoid arthritis and it took a while for the doctors to get it somewhat under control so that put a cramp in my garage time Mad . Lately I have been straightening out some wiring and just got some new carpeting to replace the old stuff. Come spring, I' want to get the front end lined up and put some radials on it. Hopefully good to go after that...
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